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Analyzing the Swiss song charts (part II)

22. April 2019

(This is a follow up of part I: Analyzing the Swiss song charts)

After playing with some scoring systems for finding the most popular (Swiss) songs ever, I had a look at some other criteria for popularity, as most weeks on top position or in the top 100 in general, or even to find the most succesful artists.

Most weeks on #1

Some other category which is also considered one of the key indicators is how long that a certain song stays on top of the charts. The following table shows the songs which stayed on top the longest (not necessarily in a row):

  1. Lo & Leduc – 079 (21 weeks)
  2. Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee – Despacito (20 weeks)
  3. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (20 weeks)
  4. Shakira – Whenever Wherever (17 weeks)
  5. Lilly Wood & The Prick and Robin Schulz – Prayer In C (Robin Schulz Remix) (17 weeks)
  6. Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You (16 weeks)
  7. Céline Dion – My Heart Will Go On (15 weeks)
  8. Snap! – Rhythm Is A Dancer (14 weeks)
  9. O-Zone – Dragostea din teï (14 weeks)
  10. Kaoma – Lambada (14 weeks)
  11. Jean-Claude Borelly – Dolannes Melodie (14 weeks)
  12. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (14 weeks)
  13. Boney M. – Rivers Of Babylon (14 weeks)
  14. 4 Non Blondes – What’s Up? (14 weeks)
  15. Robert Miles – Children (13 weeks)
  16. Rednex – Cotton Eye Joe (13 weeks)
  17. Pharrell Williams – Happy (13 weeks)
  18. Matthias Reim – Verdammt – ich lieb’ dich (13 weeks)
  19. Avicii – Wake Me Up! (13 weeks)
  20. Adele – Hello (13 weeks)

Most weeks in #100

Some songs don’t make it to the top, or even if they make it, they don’t stay there for long – but they stay for ages in the top 100 in general, and that also can be seen as a sign of popularity. Here are the top “long-living” songs:

  1. DJ Ötzi & Nik P. – Ein Stern (… der deinen Namen trägt) (118 weeks)
  2. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (117 weeks)
  3. Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars (106 weeks)
  4. Baschi – Bring en hei (100 weeks)
  5. Madonna – Hung Up (99 weeks)
  6. DJ Antoine feat. The Beat Shakers – “Ma chérie” (99 weeks)
  7. John Legend – All Of Me (97 weeks)
  8. James Blunt – You’re Beautiful (97 weeks)
  9. Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee – Despacito (96 weeks)
  10. Adele – Someone Like You (95 weeks)
  11. Amy Macdonald – This Is The Life (94 weeks)
  12. Adele – Rolling In The Deep (93 weeks)
  13. Mash – Ewigi Liäbi (91 weeks)
  14. Timbaland Presents OneRepublic – Apologize (89 weeks)
  15. Yves Larock – Rise Up (88 weeks)
  16. Passenger – Let Her Go (88 weeks)
  17. Amy Winehouse – Rehab (88 weeks)
  18. The Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling (87 weeks)
  19. Klangkarussell – Sonnentanz (87 weeks)
  20. Shakira feat. Freshlyground – Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) (86 weeks)

Most succesful artists

By summing up the scores of each song from each individual artist, it’s also possible to get an overview over the most successful artists since 1968. From a total of 5598 artists, these are the top 50:

  1. Madonna (34375 points)
  2. Michael Jackson (23304 points)
  3. ABBA (23262 points)
  4. Rihanna (21899 points)
  5. Ed Sheeran (20360 points)
  6. P!nk (19061 points)
  7. DJ BoBo (18271 points)
  8. The Black Eyed Peas (17733 points)
  9. Britney Spears (16394 points)
  10. Backstreet Boys (15093 points)
  11. Roxette (14483 points)
  12. Boney M. (14168 points)
  13. Lady Gaga (13999 points)
  14. Bee Gees (13983 points)
  15. Eminem (13304 points)
  16. Adele (12830 points)
  17. Bon Jovi (12647 points)
  18. Elton John (12440 points)
  19. Pet Shop Boys (12196 points)
  20. Depeche Mode (11926 points)
  21. Imagine Dragons (11662 points)
  22. Whitney Houston (11615 points)
  23. Coldplay (11542 points)
  24. Robbie Williams (11276 points)
  25. Céline Dion (11217 points)
  26. The Sweet (11157 points)
  27. Nelly Furtado (10954 points)
  28. Phil Collins (10806 points)
  29. Avicii (10800 points)
  30. Jennifer Lopez (10550 points)
  31. Mariah Carey (10448 points)
  32. Eros Ramazzotti (10317 points)
  33. The Rolling Stones (10103 points)
  34. Kylie Minogue (10056 points)
  35. George Michael (9843 points)
  36. Katy Perry (9608 points)
  37. Bryan Adams (9399 points)
  38. Queen (9344 points)
  39. Kim Wilde (9175 points)
  40. Shakira (9100 points)
  41. Tina Turner (8755 points)
  42. Rod Stewart (8551 points)
  43. Snap! (8466 points)
  44. Anastacia (8326 points)
  45. James Blunt (8321 points)
  46. Rednex (8290 points)
  47. The Beatles (8242 points)
  48. Bruno Mars (8113 points)
  49. Christina Aguilera (8079 points)
  50. Status Quo (7989 points)

Charts per year

Because the charts span such a big time, it may be also of interest to see which were the top songs for a certain year. Do you know the songs from your birth year? :-)

Year 1968

  1. Tom Jones – Delilah
  2. The Beatles – Hey Jude
  3. Engelbert – A Man Without Love

Year 1969

  1. Die Minstrels – Grüezi wohl, Frau Stirnimaa!
  2. Shocking Blue – Venus
  3. Sir Douglas Quintet – Mendocino

Year 1970

  1. Miguel Rios – A Song Of Joy
  2. Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime
  3. Simon & Garfunkel – El condor pasa

Year 1971

  1. Middle Of The Road – Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
  2. Pop Tops – Mamy Blue
  3. Middle Of The Road – Soley Soley

Year 1972

  1. Hot Butter – Popcorn
  2. Middle Of The Road – Sacramento
  3. The Les Humphries Singers – Mexico

Year 1973

  1. Demis Roussos – Goodbye, My Love, Goodbye
  2. Lobo – I’d Love You To Want Me
  3. The Rolling Stones – Angie

Year 1974

  1. Terry Jacks – Seasons In The Sun
  2. The Rubettes – Sugar Baby Love
  3. Donny & Marie Osmond – I’m Leaving It (All) Up To You

Year 1975

  1. Jean-Claude Borelly – Dolannes Melodie
  2. Alain Barrière – Tu t’en vas
  3. George Baker Selection – Paloma Blanca

Year 1976

  1. ABBA – Dancing Queen
  2. Peter Alexander – Die kleine Kneipe
  3. ABBA – Fernando

Year 1977

  1. Umberto Tozzi – Ti amo
  2. Smokie – Living Next Door To Alice
  3. Richard Clayderman – Ballade pour Adeline

Year 1978

  1. Boney M. – Rivers Of Babylon
  2. John Travolta / Olivia Newton-John – You’re The One That I Want
  3. Umberto Tozzi – Tu

Year 1979

  1. Cliff Richard – We Don’t Talk Anymore
  2. Art Garfunkel – Bright Eyes
  3. Alan Sorrenti – Tu sei l’unica donna per me

Year 1980

  1. Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)
  2. Lipps, Inc. – Funkytown
  3. Barbra Streisand – Woman In Love

Year 1981

  1. Stars On 45 – Stars On 45
  2. Electric Light Orchestra – Hold On Tight
  3. Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes

Year 1982

  1. F-R David – Words
  2. Richard Sanderson – Reality
  3. Jon And Vangelis – I’ll Find My Way Home

Year 1983

  1. Irene Cara – Flashdance …What A Feeling
  2. Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
  3. Gazebo – I Like Chopin

Year 1984

  1. Stevie Wonder – I Just Called To Say I Love You
  2. Laura Branigan – Self Control
  3. Alphaville – Big In Japan

Year 1985

  1. Wham! – Last Christmas
  2. USA For Africa – We Are The World
  3. Opus – Live Is Life

Year 1986

  1. Europe – The Final Countdown
  2. Eros Ramazzotti – Adesso tu
  3. Samantha Fox – Touch Me (I Want Your Body)

Year 1987

  1. Los Lobos – La Bamba
  2. Desireless – Voyage voyage
  3. Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung – Küss’ die Hand, schöne Frau

Year 1988

  1. Phil Collins – A Groovy Kind Of Love
  2. Robin Beck – First Time
  3. Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Year 1989

  1. Kaoma – Lambada
  2. David Hasselhoff – Looking For Freedom
  3. Roxette – The Look

Year 1990

  1. Edoardo Bennato & Gianna Nannini – Un’estate italiana
  2. Roxette – It Must Have Been Love
  3. Sinéad O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U

Year 1991

  1. Scorpions – Wind Of Change
  2. Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
  3. George Michael / Elton John – Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me

Year 1992

  1. Dr. Alban – It’s My Life
  2. Snap! – Rhythm Is A Dancer
  3. Mr. Big – To Be With You

Year 1993

  1. DJ BoBo – Somebody Dance With Me
  2. 4 Non Blondes – What’s Up?
  3. Haddaway – What Is Love

Year 1994

  1. Rednex – Cotton Eye Joe
  2. Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry – 7 Seconds
  3. Mariah Carey – Without You

Year 1995

  1. Bryan Adams – Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?
  2. Vangelis – Conquest Of Paradise
  3. Coolio feat. L.V. – Gangsta’s Paradise

Year 1996

  1. Faithless – Insomnia
  2. Los del Rio – Macarena
  3. Robert Miles – Children

Year 1997

  1. Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli – Time To Say Goodbye (Con te partirò)
  2. Puff Daddy & Faith Evans feat. 112 – I’ll Be Missing You
  3. Elton John – Something About The Way You Look Tonight / Candle In The Wind 1997

Year 1998

  1. Céline Dion – My Heart Will Go On
  2. Cher – Believe
  3. Aerosmith – I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing

Year 1999

  1. Lou Bega – Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)
  2. Eiffel 65 – Blue (Da Ba Dee)
  3. Whitney Houston – My Love Is Your Love

Year 2000

  1. Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)
  2. Bomfunk MCs – Freestyler
  3. Anastacia – I’m Outta Love

Year 2001

  1. Tiziano Ferro – Xdono
  2. Safri Duo – Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)
  3. Alicia Keys – Fallin’

Year 2002

  1. Las Ketchup – The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)
  2. Shakira – Whenever Wherever
  3. Eminem – Lose Yourself

Year 2003

  1. DJ BoBo – Chihuahua
  2. Aventura – Obsesión
  3. The Black Eyed Peas – Shut Up

Year 2004

  1. K-Maro – Femme Like U (Donne-moi ton corps)
  2. O-Zone – Dragostea din teï
  3. Eamon – F**k It (I Don’t Want You Back)

Year 2005

  1. Bob Sinclar presents Goleo VI feat. Gary “Nesta” Pine – Love Generation
  2. Juanes – La camisa negra
  3. James Blunt – You’re Beautiful

Year 2006

  1. Baschi – Bring en hei
  2. Nelly Furtado – All Good Things (Come To An End)
  3. Gnarls Barkley – Crazy

Year 2007

  1. DJ Ötzi & Nik P. – Ein Stern (… der deinen Namen trägt)
  2. Timbaland Presents OneRepublic – Apologize
  3. Mika – Relax (Take It Easy)

Year 2008

  1. Amy Macdonald – This Is The Life
  2. Guru Josh Project – Infinity 2008
  3. Duffy – Mercy

Year 2009

  1. The Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
  2. Lady Gaga – Poker Face
  3. Gossip – Heavy Cross

Year 2010

  1. Shakira feat. Freshlyground – Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)
  2. DJ Antoine feat. The Beat Shakers – “Ma chérie”
  3. Stromae – Alors on danse

Year 2011

  1. Adele – Rolling In The Deep
  2. Adele – Someone Like You
  3. Lucenzo feat. Don Omar – Danza kuduro

Year 2012

  1. Klangkarussell – Sonnentanz
  2. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
  3. Asaf Avidan – One Day / Reckoning Song (Wankelmut Rmx)

Year 2013

  1. Pharrell Williams – Happy
  2. Avicii – Wake Me Up!
  3. Helene Fischer – Atemlos durch die Nacht

Year 2014

  1. John Legend – All Of Me
  2. Lilly Wood & The Prick and Robin Schulz – Prayer In C (Robin Schulz Remix)
  3. Hozier – Take Me To Church

Year 2015

  1. Major Lazer & DJ Snake feat. MØ – Lean On
  2. Sia – Cheap Thrills
  3. Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias – El perdón

Year 2016

  1. Alan Walker – Faded
  2. Rag’n‘Bone Man – Human
  3. Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla – One Dance

Year 2017

  1. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You
  2. Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee – Despacito
  3. Ed Sheeran – Perfect

Year 2018

  1. Lo & Leduc – 079
  2. Dynoro & Gigi D’Agostino – In My Mind
  3. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow

Year 2019 (until April 8th)

  1. Pedro Capó – Calma
  2. Ariana Grande – 7 Rings
  3. Calvin Harris & Rag’n‘bone Man – Giant

Thanks for reading!

adrianus

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