In its 8th chart week Human by Rag'n'Bone Man goes #1. The singer is the 9th act in 2016 that can enter #1 with its first chart entry at all. In 2015 only eight acts did so. It is also the fifth consecutive #1 song involving European acts. And it is the first British production since early January this current year–which is indeed a long absence from the top.
53 years after its first release The Sound Of Silence becomes a top 5 hit in Germany. The version of USAmerican band Disturbed rises two places to #4 this chart issue. In the USA, Japan, Australia and Austria the original recording from the 60s already went Top 5, even topping the list in the USA.
SIA already had a #1 hit this year with Cheap Thrills in April. Five months later succeeder The Greatest enters the top 10. Featured artist on this recording is Kendrick Lamar who reaches a personal career peak by landing at #7.
The highest new entry lands at #13 in the likes of The Weeknd Ft. Daft Punk. Starboy is their first collaboration and the first chart appearance for the French electronic duo since its #1 hit Get Lucky back in 2013.
There are only three songs new inside the list and two songs re-entering. It is already the second time in 2016 that there are only three new entries (but we do had already two weeks with only two new entries) and the fifth tine having five songs inside the list that were not the week before.