July 29th 16: Duo of the Week – Major Lazer + Justin Bieber

It is week no.4 for French Imany at the very top of the German list. As Don't Be So Shy sits pretty at #1 Imany becomes the most successful French female solo singer since 1988. Back than France Gall had have a four weeks run at the top of the German charts with Ella elle l'a.
Of course there where some other (male ore mixed) acts in between occupying the top for longer. Still this week is something not seen for very long. With David Guetta and KUnGS predecessing at #1 this is the eighth week with a French act on top. We had that situation for last in autumn 1989 with Kaoma's Lambada ruling the list for ten weeks.

It's not only the current #1 worth talking of. Also #2 is a pretty item for statistical interpretation as it is not only the highest new entry but also a collaboration between the superstars of now. As we have a look on the list ranking the most present acts of 2016 so far there is DJ and producer DIPLO leading the survey as part of Major Lazer, Jack Ü and even under his own name with 88 appearances/weeks–Major Lazer as proper main act so far collected 70 weeks with three hits. In between them Canadian Justin Bieber ranks with four hits collecting all together 72 weeks. That massive power all combined now shots to #2 with Cold Water giving all involved their biggest chart entry to date. Justin Bieber collected two #3 hits in past year 2015, Major Lazer did have two #4 hits same year.
The Bieber-Diplo combination ain't as new as one might think. In 2015 both had a meeting under the Jack Ü project with Where are Ü now which spent complete 46 weeks in the list peaking at #33 in May 2015. In 2016 few changes where made probably supporting the huge success. One of these changes is the appearance of Danish . She became known with her performance on Major Lazer's Lean On. Meanwhile she has an own chart entry with Final Song entering the top 50 this current week. She was invited to join the recent super crew too. Well–super crew ... still peaking at #2. Maybe it is just a regular crew of mainstream stars.

Two further songs are entering the top 10. At #9 the new Shawn Mendes single Treat You Better lands after a 4 places rise in its eighth chart week. He right now is the third Canadian act this current week appearing inside the top 10.
At #10 Sing Me To Sleep by Alan Walker stops. With this entry he also launches his second top10 hit.

#13 is the stop for the second biggest gainer of the week. Bonfire by Felix Jaehn Feat. ALMA is a sure hit for late summer. It jumps 19 places in its second chart week and makes singer ALMA the best performing Finnish act since Sunrise Ave reached the top 10 in November 2013 with Lifesaver.
Also new inside the top 20 Mike Perry is. His track The Ocean goes 21–15 in its seventh chart week. Besides Galantis and Zara Larsson he is the thrid Swedish act inside the Top 20.

Biggest gainer of the week takes 22 places stopping at #24. It is the second hit single by jonas blue. Although Perfect Strangers took some time to catch fire. It is already the eighth chart week for the song.


Watching the whole list again one might notice the very low presence of British acts. Only twelve songs on the survey feature British people. Compared to the heights of almost 29 in 2015 this current year seems to be a very hard for the UK.