All you need to know about the latest French charts for the week ending October 5th, 2017.
French rapper Niska is again at the top of the combined singles chart for the 11th week in a row. His single Réseaux enjoys tremendous success on streaming, whether audio or video (127 million views on YouTube), but is definitely not the mainstream success you would expect it to be. That’s certainly because hip hop audience in France has heavily switched to streaming, in greater amounts than the mainstream audience, the latter furthermore never really having made it to downloads either. This has left an open highway for all hip hop hits to make it all the way to the top. And the combined singles chart, mixing downloads and streams, has literally and logically seen invasions of hip hop songs never crossing to the mainstream. One facts speaks for itself: Réseaux only managed a number 19 peak on the airplay chart.
The downloads chart witnesses the return of a 2015 song to the top position. Following its use on the tv ad for a Chanel perfume, Naughty Boy’s Runnin’ (Lose It All) featuring Beyoncé and Arrow William is the week’s best-seller. It originally peaked at 18 upon its first chart run.
On the airplay chart, P!nk ends the 10 week reign of Calvin Harris’ Feels.
What About Us is the week’s most played song.
Over to the albums chart, where Niska rules for the second week in a row.
New entries include latest releases from French singers Bernard Lavilliers (at 4) and Patrick Fiori (at 7), and French rapper Hornet La Frappe (at 5).
The highest new entry by a foreign act goes to David Gilmour’s Live At Pompeii, on Columbia. It stands at 15.
The French charts are compiled by GfK for Snep. They are based on downloads, streams and, for the albums chart, physical sales.
The airplay chart is compiled by Yacast.