Week Ending 24th June 2012

How can a Number 4 song go to the top of the French singles chart the week after when its download sales have decreased for the third week in a row ? It’s possible when that song got a physical release the week before. So, Tacabro is the new Number One with “Tacatà” with 9877 sales (+32%) thanks to the physical ones (2643). It’s interesting to notice that the release of a CD single can still have an impact on the French singles in 2012…Otherwise the song would have stayed at 4 with 7234 download sales (-3%).

The unlucky one this week is Carly Rae Jepsen who is down one place at 2 even if the sales of her song “Call Me Maybe” have increased for the fourth week in a row (9539 sales, +3%). But we can think she could be back at the top very soon.

In its 8th week in the top 10, the former Number One “Balada” is also down a place at 3 for Gusttavo Lima (8120 sales, -6%). Flo Rida gets his fourth Top 5 in France (after “Right Round” featuring Ke$ha number 2 in 2009, “Where Them Girls At”  with David Guetta and Nicki Minaj number 4 in 2011, and “Good Feeling” number 3 in 2011) as “Whistle” is up three places to number 4 (7052, +16%). Pitbull is also in the right direction because his “Back In Time” climbs one place to 5 with 6986 sales (from 6976 last week).

Sales of “Skinny Love” by Birdy are down for a second week (6371, -10%) as it’s down one place at 6. After three “difficult” weeks (5-7-8-9), Sexion D’Assaut are back climbing the chart, “Ma Direction” is up from 9 to 7. In their 18th week in the top 10, Gotye and Kimbra are down 5 places from 3 to 8 with “Somebody That I Used To Know” (5960 sales, -21%). The rest of the top 10 : at 9, it’s down a place for Matt Houston featuring P-Square with “Positif”, and “Rayos De Sol” is new in the top 10, up one place for Jose De Rico featuring Henry Mendez.

It’s a bad week for international hits as “Princess Of China” is down a place at 25 for Coldplay featuring Rihanna, “We Are Young” is down from 25 to 30 for fun. featuring Janelle Monáe, Usher is down 6 places at 35 with “Scream”, and Justin Bieber is down 8 places at 36 with “Boyfriend”.

Have a very good week !