CHART REFLECTION. Don Omar finally ascends to the top as ‘Danza Kuduro’ knocks Chris Medina’s ‘What Are Words’ off the top in Sweden. As previously reported, the single was originally released last August. Definitely one of this summer’s greatest dancefloor smashes, WelcheMusic is not at all surprised to see it at the top of the chart!
2010 CHART REWIND. Don’t be surprised if Shakira will celebrate her one year anniversary on the Swedish singles tally with “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).” Featuring the South African afro-fusion band Freshlyground, the single initially charted on May.21st last year at No.18. Facing an initially struggle, the track finally cracked the top ten in June. As WelcheMusic dutifully reported, “Waka Waka” finally ascended to the top last August. It finally dropped out of the top ten in December after a half year (!).
The track falls 42-41 this week and should be able to add another five weeks. The Colombian singer managed to succeed this chart success with “Loca,” which made No.20 last year. “Waka Waka” is by far Shakira’s biggest success in Sweden, beating the No.1 hit “Whenever Wherever” which spent 30 weeks on the tally in 2002. Surprisingly, her global hit “Hips Don’t Lie” only made it to No.45.
Two additional singles have been lifted off Shakira’s latest set Sale el Sol – the title track as well as “Rabiosa.”
In an earlier blog post, WelcheMusic highlighted that Shakira managed to top the singles chart last week with a hit that entered the tally in May. The feat is repeated this week as Swedish singer Oskar Linnros finally makes it to the top with “Från och med du.” Interesting to note, the track debuted on the same week as “Waka Waka,” which means that both tracks spends their 23rd week on the chart.
As part of the duo Snook, Linnros reached No.2 in 2004 with the Swedish rap hit “Mister Cool.” And as we’ve reported earlier, his rap partner Daniel Adams Ray recently made his breakthrough as a solo artist. Adams Ray’s “Gubben i lådan” falls 2-5 this week, and is thus surpassed by his former partner.
“Från och med du” initially peaked at No.2 last month and his debut set Vilja bli peaked at No.2 upon its debut in June. The first single to be lifted off the set was “Ack, Sundbyberg” which peaked at No.52 this summer. In 2008, Oskar Linnros co-wrote Veronica Maggio’s second studio set Och vinnaren är…. The set spawned the three hit singles “Måndagsbarn,” “Stopp” and “17 år.”
Critically acclaimed, Oskar Linnros swept the Rockbjörnen Awards Ceremony this fall earning two awards – Breakthrough act and Song of the Year (“Från och med du”).
Robyn reverse a drop on the chart as “Hang with Me” bests its peak position to No.2. Shakira drops to No.3, while former chart-topper Hans Edler falls 3-4 with “Black Fender.” Swedish House Mafia & Tinie Tempah breaks into the top ten with “Miami 2 Ibiza.” The highest new entry comes from P!nk as “Raise Your Glass” bows at No.15. On the album chart, Håkan Hellström vaults into No.1 with 2 steg från paradiset. Robbie Williams greatest hits set bows at No.4.
- View Oskar Linnros videos on his YouTube channel here
In times when Shakira, Rihanna and Robyn rule the charts it’s quite a surprise that the Swedish pop musician, record company manager and concert promoter Hans Edler manages to spend a second week atop the singles chart with a Ricky Nelson tribute. “Black Fender” was initially performed in December 2006 during his “Hans Edler Meets Ricky Nelson” tour. Due to public demand, the track was finally released as a single following the overwhelming response as a crowd pleaser.
Hans Edler made his breakthrough in the 1960s, but has been denied mainstream commercial success. Only two of his albums have made it to the charts, Jukebox Graffiti 2 spent one week at No.46 back in 1978 while Remember the Sixties made it all the way to No.8 in June 2009. This fall, Edler presents a rock gala tribute to Elvis Presley with old-time Swedish ‘60s artists such as Little Gerhard, Rock-Ragge and The Adventures.
Shakira remains at No.2 with “Waka Waka,” followed by Eminem/Rihanna and Robyn. Oskar Linnros rebounds 7-5 with “Från och med du,” while UK/US chart topper Bruno Mars finally cracks the top ten with “Just the Way You Are.” Cee Lo Green’s “F**k You!” is also new to the top ten, moving 12-10. The singer made his breakthrough as one half of the pop group Gnarls Barkley. Upon its release, their debut hit “Crazy.” Cee Lo Green is expected to top the UK singles chart this Sunday, based on mid-week sales and the track receives most airplay on UK radio.
Cloth brand Lindex use of Marina & The Diamonds’ “I Am Not a Robot” has propelled the track from 53-28-13-11. The Welsh singer-songwriter received her breakthrough on the BBC Sound of 2010, where promising new acts are highlighted. The track only made it to No.26 in her native UK, but has cracked the top ten in Norway.