Week Ending 17th June 2012

We have a new number one this week !!! So, is it Birdy who was number 2 last week ? No. Is it Tacabro who has been in the top 3 for the last two weeks ? No. In fact, the new number one is Carly Rae Jepsen, from last week’s number four with “Call Me Maybe”. Yet her sales have not improved that much (9224, only 51 more sales from last week !) and they represent the second lowest sales for a number one for the last 36 weeks ! Only Gotye and Kimbra in their last week at the top had smaller sales in their last week at the top 3 weeks ago (8553).

So, Gusttavo Lima only spent 2 weeks at number one and is now at 2 with “Balada”. It’s the second week in a row that his sales decreased (8632, -22%), so we can think that his days at the top are over, but who knows ? Indeed, it was difficult to predict that Gotye featuring Kimbra would climb the chart this week ! They are up 2 places to three with “Somebody That I Used To Know” even if their sales are down (7564, -9%).

We can see it’s a low sales-week, indeed Tacabro, for example, is only down a place at 4 with “Tacatà” but his sales have decreased by 23% (7483) ! It’s worse for Birdy who is down three places at 5 with “Skinny Love” (7053, -33%).

Pitbull is still climbing the chart, up one place this week with “Back In Time” at 6 (6976 sales). Flo Rida has a very good week too, as he’s up from 9 to 7 with “Whistle” (6077 sales). Matt Houston is not as lucky as them because his “Positif” (featuring P-Square) is down 2 at number eight (5948 sales).

Bad news for Sexion D’Assaut, their song “Ma Direction” is down one place at 9 (5575 sales), but I have better news for them, as they put a third song in the top 10 in 2012 : “Wati House” is up three places to 10 (4907 sales).

Thanks to its use by the French TV Channel TF1 for the football matches at the Euro 2012, M83 climb the chart, they are up a massive 69-places, from 81 to 12, with “Midnight City” (4616 sales). Other interesting climbs of the week : “Princess Of China” is up 11 places to number 24 for Coldplay featuring Rihanna, and Usher is up from 39 to 29 with “Scream”.

Have a great week !!!