For once, new winds are blowing in the setg1 top five, as there are two debuts. This is the first time in three weeks that a new song appears in the top five, and the first week since June with more than one new entry – made all the more impressive by the fact that they conquer the two highest positions.
While songs discovered late in the week rarely enter high, there are naturally exceptions. Portugal. The Man, the new number one with "Feel It Still" is an example of this – while I had heard and somewhat liked the song before, I really started loving it on Monday, before which it didn't even look like entering the top five. The number two song is unexpected, or at least it would have been a few months ago.
It's from a My Little Pony: Equestria Girls short (!) and is best described as very silly but catchy pop rock. Due to these changes, Hurts drop to #3 after just one week at the top, with everyone else also falling down.
Two new entries obviously equals two drop-outs. Bastille's "Basket Case" leaves after four weeks. Having peaked at #2 and scored 14 points, it is the most successful song in the history of the setg1 top five to not have reached number one (though other non-number ones have charted longer, one of them for seven weeks, none have ever scored as many points). And having mentioned My Little Pony, the other song to drop out is Tridashie's "Pony Girl". Completely unexpectedly, the cute Aqua parody managed to spend 13 weeks in the top five, including two at #1 and four at #2!
1. (-) Portugal. The Man: Feel It Still (1 week at #1)
2. (-) Shannon Chan-Kent: Coinky-Dink World
3. (1.) Hurts: Ready to Go
4. (2.) Foo Fighters: The Sky Is a Neighborhood
5. (4.) Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug: Havana