April 28th 17: First No.1 In Spanish Since Six Years

After 15 weeks there is a new #1 in Germany. It is Puerto Rican duo Luis Fonsi Ft. Daddy Yankee that climbs one further place to get the honor of being the song with biggest sales. It ends not only the longest #1 run of a song within two decades but also a 47 weeks long presence of Europeans at the top and additionally a 30 weeks long domination of British acts at the top–the longest one in whole chart history.

Despacito is the first song in Spanish reaching the German #1 since Danza Kuduro in August 2008–incidently sung by Puerto Rican Don Omar (alongside main act Lucenzo). Despacito reaches #1 in its 13th chart week–it is a long rise but far and away a feat hardly seen. Last song taking 13 weeks to #1 was Catch And Release by Matt Simons in January 2015.
While Luis Fonsi achieving #1 with his first chart hit in Germany ever Daddy Yankee had an almost 12 years long time span to cover. Not mentioned on the official survey although his appearance on the remix definitely is the spark to fire Despacito to #1 Justin Bieber celebrates his second #1 hit in Germany.

After three weeks at #6 Jason Derulo Feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign gain two more places. Swalla is Derulo's fourth top 5 hit, Nicki Minaj appears there for a second time meanwhile Ty Dolla $ign gets his highest chart appearance ever.

New inside the top 10 British/Canadian Alice Merton goes. Roots is her first chart hit ever.

With Nummer 1 sliding one place to #11 this is again a week without any German production inside the top 10. It is already the eighth week in 2017 doing so–means only nine weeks had at least one German production performing at #10 or higher. Seems this year is quite international oriented.

Highest new entry comes in at #15. There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back is Shawn Mendes' fifth chart hit and the fourth entering the top 20. All that within one and a half year.
Two further new songs inside the top 20 can be found at #16 as Good Life by G-Eazy climbs nine places and Nicht jetzt by KC Rebell & Summer Cem enters the charts at #20 for the very first time.

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