Edward Maya returns to the No.1 spot on the Swedish singles chart with “Stereo Love,” while last week’s chart-topper – Rebound’s “Hurricane” – falls 1-8. Lady Gaga and Beyoncé rebound 5-2 with “Telephone,” with the help of Gaga’s Stockholm visit last week. Her “Alejandro” takes a 39-27 climb in its third week.
The highest new-comer comes from Eminem, whose “Not Afraid” immediately reached the top spot on the Hot 100 this week. This is a rare feet in the US, where only 15 other acts managed this through history.
The only other new-comers this week come from Joshua Rain’s “I’d Rather Be with You” and Robyn’s “Dancehall Queen.” Stromae’s “Alors on danse,” previously mentioned on this blog cracks the top twenty, moving 45-19.
Timoteij’s Längtan was knocked off the top spot after a sole week as AC/DC is the biggest seller this week with Iron Man 2. Lady Gaga’s The Fame Monster moves 8-3. Anna von Hauswolff’s Singing from the Grave is the highest new-comer at No.5, besting Adam Lambert’s For Your Entertainment at No.8. Lambert earns the No.8 position on the singles chart as well with “Whataya Want from Me.”
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Talk show host Fredrik Skavlan has repeated his effect on the charts. Following the breakthrough of Melody Gardot and Donkeyboy, Cheryl Cole got a healthy push after her performance on the show. Cheryl Cole’s status in Sweden is quite far from the “national treasure icon” in the UK. The former UK No.1 hit “Fight for This Love” charted at No.54 back in February this year. Before appearing on the Skavlan show, the track were stuck in the lower reaches of the singles chart. Despite getting heavy radio airplay, the song only made it to No.23.
That was then, this is now. “Fight for This Love” made a healthy jump to No.5 two weeks ago and is the runner-up to Edward Maya’s “Stereo Love” on the latest chart (from last week). We will soon learn to know if Cole’s able to unseat Maya’s seductive disco piece. If so, it will keep the tradition going as Cole’s hit has been around for a long while. It was originally issued in the UK back in October last year and has so far topped the charts in her home country, Hungary, Denmark and Norway.
Edward Maya’s collaboration with Vika Jigulina adds a second week on top of the Swedish singles chart. In times where hits break through simultaneously around the world, it’s interesting to note that the song was originally released back in October 2009. Maya is hopeful to add “This Is My Life,” to his successful discography. The track was issued earlier this year and has so far charted in Holland, France and Romania.
We’ve already covered the worldwide success of “Stereo Love,” and according to the track’s Wikipedia entry it will become available in the UK in May. Not surprisingly, Maya’s A listed on the BBC Radio 1 playlist alongside Timbaland/Katy Perry, Kelis, Scouting for Girls amongst others.
The first two countries to embrace Edward Maya’s “Stereo Love” were Holland and France back in November last year. Today, it tops the charts in Slovakia and Sweden.
24-year old producer and performer Edward Maya made his breakthrough in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 when his song “Tornero” went to fourth place. The song was performed by Mihai Traistariu . Maya returned to the charts last summer with “Stereo Love,” a track that has spread through Europe at a very slow pace. The song initially made it to No.2 in native Romania, adding No.1 positions in France, Estonia and Holland. It also peaked at No.2 in Russia and Belgium.
The track borrows heavily from Azerbaijani composer Eldar Mansurov’s 1989 composition “Bayatilar.” Apparently, Maya had failed to make contact with Mansurov in order to clear the sample. This has now been rectified and Mansurov received writer’s credits.
“Stereo Love” has cracked the top ten in Sweden on the singles chart published last Thursday. A sure bet is that the track will best the No.7 position.
The track features Vika Jigulina on vocals.
- Listen to the single via Spotify here, including six different mixes.