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Friday, August 12, 2016

Tarkan's "Cuppa" Crawls the Charts

By Steffan Matrak posted from Moscow, Russia

Iconic pop star Tarkan's "Cuppa" has failed to hit the top slot in most official listings again this week, after another week of major airplay.

Entering the official Turkish airplay chart in its 30th week as the third highest entry, the track has been unable to reach a top three position for two weeks running.

The top position has been held by Derya Uluğ's "Okyanus" track for the past two weeks, with over 40 million in YouTube views and taking the major share of radio airplay.

In its 32nd week, the official airplay chart is composed exclusively of Turkish language singles in Turkey and was first issued by Nielsen Music Control. Now monitored by VY Media under the name of MusicTopTR, it tweets the top three tracks every Friday.

Tarkan's 2016 summer release brought with it a lot of social media shade, and the club-inspired pop song has struggled to find a top position in the Turkish charts since causing a stir on its digital drop.

Although it's viral capability meant that the track temporarily shot to number 1 in certain digital charts, it wasn't able to generate sufficient interest to dent the official airplay listing since its release.

"Cuppa" is rising up through the charts of some popular music stations, however. It is listed at number one on Istanbul radio station Radyo Viva's chart as most requested track.

UPDATES: Tarkan's "Cuppa" crawls slowly upwards >>
Radyo Viva manipulates airplay figures >>

Translation notes: What does "Cuppa" mean?

The artist went on to publish "Cuppa" on his official YouTube account on 21 July, a week after its digital release. Views have steadily increased attracting over 5 million views in three weeks - the last three million in this past week alone.

Chart Listings for "Cuppa" (August 2016)
Official Turkish Airplay Chart | Position --
TelifMetre Airplay Chart | Position 2
Local Radio Airplay Top 10 | Position 5 (Kral) -> 1 (TelifMetre)
Digital Sales Top 10 | Position 5 (Kral)
Kral Pop Liste | Position 6
Powerturk Pop 40 | Position 12
Turk Telekom Muzik (Stream) | Position 4
Turk Telekom Muzik (Download) | Position 6
Turk Telekom Muzik Top 100 | Position 3
fizy Top 100 | Position 4
iTunes Singles Chart | Position 7 -> 15 -> 26
Spotify Turkish Top 30 | Position --
YouTube Trending in Turkey Top 10 | Position --

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