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Mercury Distinguished 50

October 13, 2017 | 50 songs

* Lower-than-average volume week results in Ships in the Night's newest entry "Elegy" handily taking #1 to mark only the second #1 debut since Wolfsheim's "The Sparrows and the Nightingales" dominance back at the start of the year. "Elegy" is now Ships in the Night's fifth Top 5 entry and third #1 hit after "Deathless" and "Dark Places."

* September's three biggest songs, meanwhile, diverged a bit in performance. Alice in Videoland's "Something New" sneaked back up to #2 after last week's setback and Feathers's "Land of the Innocent" rebounded three places to #4, but Blue Hawaii's "Lilac" slid three positions to #5. Despite this drop, however, "Lilac" is now marking its fifteenth consecutive week in the Top 10, matching the run of Austra's "Lose It" over the summer.

* Rounding out the Top 3 is the 41-chart-old "Spellwork" from Austra, up six positions to its highest position since late April. In addition, "Spellwork" is currently the highest positioned entry out of all of Austra's song on this chart, making this the first time "Spellwork" has led Austra's songs since late February.

* Austra's "The Future" sits right outside the Top 5 at #6, falling not-too-subtly from the top spot. Curiously, this five place drop is the biggest decline from the #1 position since "The Future" originally peaked at #1 back in late June.

* The rest of the Top 10 is little changed from last week. TR/ST's "Sulk" finally moves somewhere else besides #5, unfortunately to the downside by two; and Club Veg scores their first top ten entry with "Yuppie Rap" rising seven to #8.

* Big week for new entries with eight of them, led by "Elegy." This is the greatest number of new entries in any chart since early July, and the greatest number of new entries in the Top 50 since early May. In addition, it was also a big week for unchanged entries; five songs remained where they were last week with vivienxo's "TTYN" being the highest placed. This is the greatest number of unchanged entries in any chart since early August, and the greatest number of unchanged entries in the Top 50 since late May.

* A couple highlights in the Top 20. Neuropa's "Fashion War" is threatening to invade the Top 10, up seven to a new high at #11 this week. Every single chart entry of Neuropa's has managed to crack the Top 10 thus far. Austra's "Home" and the North Korean anthem "Where Are You, Dear General?," on the other hand, unceremoniously drop twelve places each out of the Top 10; the only two songs to leave the Top 10 this week.

* Ministry's "(Every Day Is Halloween)" has jumped eleven positions to take the initiative at #21 this week, its highest placement in the charts since early April and first time leading Ministry's songs since February. Marsheaux's "August Day," meanwhile, has taken charge with an eighteen place surge to #23, claiming its highest position since early August and leading Marsheaux's songs for the first time since July.

* Among this week's artists with new entries, Die Perlen and Still Corners are faring relatively well with "Großstadtangst" and "I Wrote in Blood." First, with its #27 debut, "Großstadtangst" has trounced Die Perlen's previous entries "Farben" and "Kein Interesse," which both stalled in the low 30s. Meanwhile, "I Wrote in Blood" is in solid position to become Still Corners's biggest hit so far, only needing to rise five from its #32 launching pad to claim that title.

* Finally, there are a few milestone anniversaries being celebrated this week. Amongst these enduring songs: Austra's "The Future" has turned 20, "Lose It" has turned 25, Ministry's "(Every Day Is) Halloween has turned 20, and Marsheaux's "Secret Place" has turned 40.

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72Down this week
TR/ST - "Sulk" single cover artwork
10Same position as last week
vivienxo - "TTYN" single cover artwork
121Down this week
Kokoko! - "Tokoliana" single cover artwork
1612Down this week
Austra - "Home" single cover artwork
20Same position as last week
Ships in the Night - "Deathless" single cover artwork
22Same position as last week
Horst Wessel - "Horst-Wessel-Lied" single cover artwork
2318Up this week
Marsheaux - "August Day" single cover artwork
284Down this week
Marsheaux - "Secret Place" single cover artwork
291Down this week
Keluar - Vitreum (EP) album cover artwork
30-30New this week
REIN - Rein EP album cover artwork
35Same position as last week
3611Up this week
Poeme Electronique - "Voice" single cover artwork
3724Down this week
Coska - "Nightdrive" single cover artwork
393Down this week
40Same position as last week
Ministry - "I Wanted to Tell Her" single cover artwork
417Down this week
Austra - "Painful Like" single cover artwork
4215Down this week
43-43New this week
4615Down this week
Feels - "Gates" single cover artwork
4810Down this week
Chromatics - Kill for Love album cover artwork
497Down this week
Phantogram - Nightlife album cover artwork
5024Down this week
Trans-X - "Living On Video" single cover artwork
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Biggest Gainers:

1) Marsheaux: "August Day" (+18)

2) Ministry: "(Every Day Is) Halloween" (+11)

--) Electrogenic: "Skills" (+11)

--) Poeme Electronique: "Voice" (+11)


Biggest Decliners:

1) Coska: "Nightdrive" (-24)

--) Trans-X: "Living on Video" (-24)

3) Ships in the Night: "World Turned Cold" (-21)


New Entries:

1) Ships in the Night: "Elegy" (#1)

2) Even More: "Rythomiser" (#26)

3) Die Perlen: "Großstadtangst" (#27)

4) REIN: "Rebel Girls" (#30)

5) Still Corners: "I Wrote in Blood" (#32)

6) Dark Orange: "Traumwandler" (#33)

7) Blank: "Persistence" (#43)

8) Parralox: "Electric Nights" (#45)






1) Nine Year Sister: "Starlight Season" (previously peaked at #21)

2) Postiljonen: "Atlantis" (previously peaked at #5)

3) Ministry: "Golden Dawn" (previously peaked at #16)

4) Goodluck: "The Storm" (previously peaked at #25)

5) Marsheaux: "Get the Balance Right" (previously peaked at #12)

6) Tareq feat. Marsheaux: "Playboy" (previously peaked at #4)

7) Essaie Pas: "Danse Sociale" (previously peaked at #29)

8) Die Perlen: "Farben" (previously peaked at #36)


New Highs:

1) Club Veg: "Yuppie Rap" (#8)

2) Neuropa: "Fashion War" (#11)

3) Krystal System: "Automatic Ideology" (#35, also previously held the #35 position for one week)

4) Poeme Electronique: "Voice" (#36)

5) Electrogenic: "Skills" (#38)


New Lows:

1) Keluar: "Vitreum" (#29)

2) Nordic Resistance Movement: "Håll Fanan Högt" (#34)

3) Coska: "Nightdrive" (#37)

4) Marsheaux: "To the End" (#39)

5) Ships in the Night: "World Turned Cold" (#44)

6) Feels: "Gates" (#46)

7) Chromatics: "Lady" (#48, previously also held the #48 position for one week)

8) Phantogram: "16 Years" (#49)

9) Trans-X: "Living on Video" (#50)