Top Ten Songs that Topped the German, Austrian or Swiss Charts in 2017

This list ranks the songs that peaked at number one on the German Media Control charts, the Austrian Ö3 charts or the Swiss Schweizer Hitparade charts. Overall, 15 different songs topped the charts in at least one of these countries, several pf the tracks hit the number one spot in more than one of them. There were 8 chart topping songs in Germany, 12 in Austria and 6 in Switzerland. In all three countries, “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee was the year’s most successful song, lasting 17 weeks on top of the German charts, 16 weeks in Austria and 20 weeks in Switzerland (becoming the longest staying number one hit on the Swiss charts).

The Top Ten

1 Sturmmaske auf (Intro) - Kollegah & Farid Bang

Despite each rapper having had chart topping albums before (including one collaboration albun with the other), it was their first number one song in their entire career. Furthermore, all 17 songs of the album entered the Top 50 in Germany.

It was a really great year for German hip hop, and Kollegah and Farid Bang delivered a menacing, hard hitting and aggressive album with an epically built up lead single / intro that prepares the scene for the attack that is about to come. - Martin_Canine

Germany: 1 (October 6th to 12th)
Austria: 6
Switzerland: 15 - Martin_Canine

2 More Than You Know - Axwell Λ Ingrosso

This is one of the year's most addictive and catchiest pop songs, with a sound immediately recognizable and fun to listen to. It's one of those songs that are everywhere, but you are very fine with this being one of the year's most played jams. - Martin_Canine

Germany: 1 (August 25th to September 14th)
Austria: 1 (August 18th to September 21st)
Switzerland: 2 - Martin_Canine

3 What About Us - P!nk

P! nk is back. And she got one hell of a hit single for us.
Really, she completely stands out of the masses of pop singer-songwriters, being closer to indie or even rock music in regards of writing and atmosphere, but having chosen pop as the genre to musically express herself. - Martin_Canine

Germany: 3
Austria: 3
Switzerland: 1 (September 10th to October 7th) - Martin_Canine

4 Dusk Till Dawn - ZAYN & Sia

Sia has something that makes even normal pop music sound more sophisticated and artful, although I have no idea what that could possibly. On here, she's also backed up by some really majestic beat. - Martin_Canine

Germany: 3
Austria: 1 (October 13th to 19th)
Switzerland: 1 (October 8th to 28th) - Martin_Canine

5 Rockstar - Post Malone & 21 Savage

A pop song with a trap beat. Yup, that's lit. It's catchy, and I love trap drum kits. My only critique would be that the vibrato sounds extremely artificial and unnatural, but in this context, it's not as annoying and can be perfectly ignored. - Martin_Canine

Germany: 2
Austria: 1 (October 27th to November 2nd)
Switzerland: 2 - Martin_Canine

6 Perfect - Ed Sheeran

How comes that every song I heard by Ed Sheeran sounds entirely good to me - perfectly sung, with wonderful melodies, nice lyrics - but I still feel no desire to buy his music? I don't get it. every time one of his songs pops up on the radio, it's pleasant, but still after it's over, it's just over. - Martin_Canine

Germany: 1 (From December 8th, still on top of the charts as of January 17th, 2018)
Austria: 1 (November 3rd to 9th, then again November 24th to 30th)
Switzerland: 1 (From October 29th, still on top of the charts) - Martin_Canine

7 Columbo - Wanda

The song by the Austrian indie rock band focuses around a couple whose only common thing in their depressed relationship is them staying at home watching "Columbo". Since "Columbo" is the greatest crime show ever aired, that's actually quite the good way to spend your time. It's a cool song, it feels so casual, yet a bit desperate. - Martin_Canine

Germany: none
Austria: 1 (October 20th to 26th)
Switzerland: none - Martin_Canine

8 Was Du Liebe Nennst - Bausa

Germany: 1 (October 13th to December 7th)
Austria: 1 (November 10th to 23rd, then again December 1st to 28th)
Switzerland: 4 - Martin_Canine

9 Hallelujah - Pentatonix

"Hallelujah" is a beautifully and incredibly strongly composed song, so naturally, almost every rendition of it sounds great. This acapella version also has something unique about it. Neat. - Martin_Canine

Germany: 4
Austria: 1 (January 6th to 12th)
Switzerland: 7 - Martin_Canine

10 Shape of You - Ed Sheeran

This song has the problem that a newcomer rock band called Eat Your Heart Out covered it. Ed Sheeran wrote a perfectly catchy and instantly memorable indie pop ballad, but when you know the cover with its slamming guitars and punkish vocals... the original just sounds a bit underwhelming on its own. - Martin_Canine

Germany: 1 (January 13th to April 27th)
Austria: 1 (January 20th to April 13th, then again April 21st to 27th)
Switzerland: 1 (January 15th to April 22nd) - Martin_Canine

The Contenders

11 Rockabye - Clean Bandit, Sean Paul & Anne-Marie

The definition of an earworm pop song. It's not any outstanding in its premise or composition, but the chorus is just so damn catchy. - Martin_Canine

Germany: 1 (December 30th 2016 to January 12th 2017)
Austria: 1 (only in 2016)
Switzerland: 1 (December 4th 2016 to January 14th 2017) - Martin_Canine

12 Despacito - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee

Germany: 1 (April 28th to August 24th)
Austria: 1 (April 28th to August 17th)
Switzerland: 1 (April 23rd to September 9th) - Martin_Canine

13 Señorita - Kay One & Pietro Lombardi

Germany: 1 (September 15th to October 5th)
Austria: 1 (September 22nd to October 12th)
Switzerland: 7 - Martin_Canine

14 Hey Bro - Marco Wagner & Dave Brown

Germany: none
Austria: 1 (April 14th to 20th)
Switzerland: none - Martin_Canine

15 Alone - Alan Walker

Germany: 4
Austria: 1 (January 13th to 19th)
Switzerland: 2 - Martin_Canine

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