Let’s take a trip to Spain for the first time in this series. The Spanish charts are produced to a relatively laid-back schedule, as although their survey closes on a Thursday just like everyone else’s the new data isn’t released until Tuesday meaning to feature it here is all a bit retrospective. But no matter.
The Spanish are a bit like the Italians in that they love their local artists, meaning their weekly charts are slightly less globalised than some we take a look at. By way of an example, Ed Sheeran’s Bad Habits climbed no higher than No.26 in the Costas and the highest-charting English-language hit over there at the moment is Stay which still only reached as high as No.11.
So here is their No.1 single of the moment, a newly re-versioned collaboration between debuting singer Zzolio and Spanish pop sensation Aitana, who was first discovered on a TV talent show in 2017 and who has had a string of huge hit singles in Spain. And there is something oddly compelling about this one, you can see why it has been top of the charts for weeks.
It’s six in the morning and I don’t care
I’m going to go out on the street, I’m going to scream
I’m going to scream that I love you, that I really love you
With that smile on, it really doesn’t cost me
Thinking of you when I go to bed
But, Aitana, don’t imagine the rest
If not, this is not pretty