Feb 17th 17: Ed Sheeran Beats Fifty Shades Darker

It wasn't as sure that the start of Fifty Shades Darker had no further impact on the leading song from the soundtrack I Don't Wanna Live Forever. Indeed Zayn & Taylor Swift still rank at #2 while Ed Sheeran's Shape Of You spends a sixth week at #1 in Germany.
It is this the 21st consecutive week with a British production at #1. Never before in history of weekly German charts (since 1971) British productions ruled that long this country. So far it was the 20 weeks long period from October 1987 to February 1988 when Rick Astley (twice), The Bee Gees and the Pet Shop Boys appeared hand in hand at the German top.

The Chainsmokers rise one single place to #3 with Paris. It is the second top3 success after Closer back in early autumn past year.

Two songs are new inside the top 10. There are at #9 the first chart entry for French Maitre Gims Loin–the song jumps nine places in its fourth chart week.
In its third chart week Scared To Be Lonely rises seven ranks to #10. It is for both Martin Garrix & Dua Lia the second top 10 entry. For Dua Lipa it comes back to back to her appearance on the Sean Paul single No Lies which peaked at #10 in January and this week sits pretty at #16 while Martin Garrix had his Animals peaking at #4 back in autumn 2013.

The follow up to Human this week lands at #13. It is the third chart week for Rag'n'Bone Man's Skin. Simultaneously the album Human lands at #2 in its first week on sale. #1 comes from Majoe whos Auge des Tigers is the second hip hop album at the German top in 2017. From this album also three solo tracks can enter the singles list at the lower end (#82 resp. #83) both with a long row of featured artists which causes a new negative record: KC Rebell now appeared on 23 chart singles without reaching the top 10. The highest rank he achieved was #15. So he performed less successful as Westernhagen who also had 23 hits charted but peaked at #11. Third on this overview is Farid Bang now having 21 chart entries under his belt the highest peaking as low as #28.

At #3 on the album list the soundtrack to Fifty Shades Darker lands. Fromt his compilation not only #2 comes but also #30 Helium by SIA and #87 The Scientist in the version of Corinne Bailey Rae who after 10 years and nine months can launch her second chart entry. Her first Put Your Records On peaked at #75 in May 2006.
The third track from the movie album comes in at #88 with Nick Jonas & Nicki Minaj and their Bom Bidi Bom.

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