What a race! The midweek charts saw Ed Sheeran and his Shape Of You dropping to #3. A few days later it still shines as the #1 song of the week in its 14th consecutive week. It is now the longest running #1 by an British artist at all. Leaving the epic run of Sarah Brightman (+ Andrea Bocelli) with Time To Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro) in 1996/97 one week behind as it beats the run of Tom Jones' Delilah that ruled the list from 1st of May to 31st of July 1968 which are 92 days or 13 weeks and one day.
Additionally the song is listed as the 10th longest running #1 hit of all times. It shares the honor with Dragostea Din Tea by O-Zone which in fact was the last #1 hit spending 14 weeks at the top spot–13 years ago.
The challenger of Ed Sheeran was and is the new single of Die Toten Hosen. Unter den Wolken was presented at the award ceremony for the ECHOs on 6th of April and immediately stormed the list. At the end of the week sales decreased dramatically–the iTunes list for Monday 17th sees the song ranking only at #40.
Anyway it is the 4th single of the band reaching the top 3–three of them did so in this current decade. Another nine songs reached top10 status and Unter den Wolken stands as the 43rd chart hit of the band at all. Their first song entering the list was Hier kommt Alex back in November 1988.
The "anti ECHO son" Menschen Leben Tanzen Welt by Jim Pandzko Feat. Jan Böhmermann leaps 84–10. It is the second top 10 entry for the comedian.