Feb 10th 17: Ed Sheeran Under Pressure

First Ed Sheeran gains the crown a fifth week with Shape Of You. So far the list seems stable and quiet. As long as we don't look at #2. There the signature song of the second Fifty Shades Of Grey movie jumps. I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) is the highest peaking release of both artists involved so far. ZAYN had his highest appearance a year ago with his solo debut Pillowtalk peaking at #5 (and immediately dropping out of the top10 the next week)–well as part of the Band Aid 30 cast he had a disguised #2 visit in the end of 2014 already. Taylor Swift herself really never touched the top 3 before. Her best selling single Shake It Off peaked at #5 for three weeks in autumn 2014. With her ninth chart entry she finally can come close to real chart honours.
The growing interest for the song comes exactly a week before the movie is in cinemas. Just today it is released–so there might some trouble take place at the very top of the charts.

At #9 a new entry inside the top 10 arrives with a 21 places jump. It is Steady 1234 and it brings Jasmine Thompson a third time to top 10 status. Again she appears as featured artist alongside the US-American producer VICE. She already has a #1 hit under her belt with 2015 massive hit Ain't Nobody (Loves You Better). Her solo releases did not catch any fire–the best selling Adore only managed to reach a #91 in 2014.

Again it is a week without any German production inside the top 10. The highest German still ist Mark Forster sliding down with Chöre two ranks to #13. It is this the lowest presence of German songs since October 2013 when Willst du by Alligatoah was the highest performing song at #14.

Jumping 19 places in its third chart week Loin by Maitre Gims enters the top 20 at #18 and surprisingly performs better in Germany as in all French speaking countries including Switzerland.
A further new top 20 hit comes in two places deeper. And it also is an ethno inspired song as Chantaje by Shakira Feat. Maluma presents a pure raggaton beat. It is Shakira's first top20 performance after more or less three years. Back in 2014 she had two hits: Can't Remember To Forget You (featuring Rihanna #8) and Dare (La La La) (#12).

The highest new entry this week comes in at #29. It is the leading single from upcoming album Spirit by Depeche Mode–the 14th album. For Depeche Mode the anouncement of a new album always caused some rush. Where's The Revolution in contrast completely fails. It is the first time since 1983 (album Construction Time Again) that a pre-release of an Depeche Mode album misses the top 20. Maybe it will change in next weeks time when the full effect of the video release drops some more demand in the song. So far it is the 52nd chart entry for the band–a feat done by only a few acts in chart history.

The gainers of the week are:
Despacito by Luis Fonsi Ft. Daddy Yankee going up 46 places (second biggest jump this year so far) to #47
Weak by AJR leaping 26 places to #52 in its second week
Dancing On My Own in the version of Calum Scott rising 16 places to a new peak at #64 in its sixth chart week

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