June 17th 16: King Soccer Is Back

From one week to the other everything has changed. We do have a new #1 flying there from #19 thanks to an event started just a week ago. This One's For You serves as the official song for the UEFA Euro 2016 and it was promoted on the opening ceremony as well as on every single match broadcasted almost worldwide. So it was a certain thing having this song as a hit. Although Germany is only the second country where it tops the charts–that might change in some days time.

So far This One's For You sets some visible marks. The leap from #19 qualifies the song as one of the five biggest jumps to #1 of all time. By replaceing a French production it repeats the feat done by The Avener in October 2014.

David Guetta tops the charts with This One's For You for the fourth time–alone in this current decade he already had three #1 hits so he joins the likes of CRO, Rihanna, Adele and Pharrell Williams.
Singer Zara Larsson cashes in her first #1 appearance. She is the first Swedish act topping the German list since AVICII did so with Hey Brother in November 2013. Of course the DJ had another appaerance at the top a year later as a producer. But Lovers On The Sun was credited only to David Guetta Feat. Sam Martin.
As we talk bout Swedish acts it is worth mentioning the amount of productions involving Swedish people–it is indeed ten. Impressive! And still far away from the 35 productions involving US Americans.

Also #2 is a gainer due to the UEFA EM2016. 80 Millionen already had peaked at #21 so far–chosen by fans the song was kind of a secret anthem for soccer parties and singer Max Giesinger launched a slightly changed version which lyrics fit better to the sportive event. This week the song even jumps 23 ranks in its 12th chart week and gives the 4th of 2012's The Voice of Germany casting his first top hit at all.

The official song of EM broadcasting chosen by ZDF is Wir sind groß recorded by Mark Forster. The song also had a successful chart life before peaking at #9 so far. This week it rises even further and stops at #5. It is Mark Forster's fourth top 5 appearance within less than three years.

The arrival of these two songs inside the top 10 increases the number of German productions up to three which is as much as there were the whole January and the highest amount in 2016 so far. In contradiction the presence of German productions in the complete top 100 is as low as at least one year ago. Only 18 productions involving Germans are count currently. In January 2015 that amount was slightly overdone by a production which was offered by an uncredited German. It was Waves originally recorded by Mr Probz but successfully remixed by Robin Schulz.

To finish the list of soccer related gainers: the Further down also jeder für jeden by Felix Jaehn & Herbert Grönemeyer jumps 44 places to #27.


There are other gainers in the list as well although most of them have a relation to France–the host of the UEFA EM. Jumping 18 places Don't Be So Shy by Imany lands at #13. As the song is mostly sold as remix by Russian DJ duo Filatov & Karas it is also one of the rare Russian hits in Germany. The last real hit (meaning charting more than one single week) from Russia was Welcome To St. Tropez by Timati in 2011.

At #41 Willy William lands. The French singer hit already #1 in Israel with Ego, in Europe he gained Top5 in Belgium and the Netherlands. And at #70 the new single by Martin Solveig Do It Right stands in its third chart week.


Also Adele's new single rises. Send My Love (To Your New Lover) stops at #45 after jumoing 23 places.

After four years of silence culcha candela is back. The Berlin based group offers Wann dann as its come back single which enters the list indeed as highest new entry–at a very low #71. It is the second lowest "Best new entry" of 2016 so far. Only the issue February 19th had a "highest new" lower than this with Es rappelt im Karton by Pixie Paris starting chart life at #83.