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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Tarkan's "Cuppa" Chart Watch

By Steffan Matrak posted from Moscow, Russia

Last week iconic pop star Tarkan's "Cuppa" failed to hit the top slot in most official listings again, after another week of major airplay - but the track is rising slowly in some charts.

The music artist's fans are waiting for the official Turkish airplay chart, composed exclusively of Turkish language singles in Turkey and first issued by Nielsen Music Control, to tweet its top three this Friday.

UPDATE: Tarkan fails to reach top three >>

Now monitored by VY Media under the name of MusicTopTR, it tweets the top three tracks every Friday and it is unknown whether Tarkan will make an appearance in the official chart's 32st week, having failed to do so far.

The singer'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 as yet.

Fans are hopeful that the song will enter official playlists this week as "Cuppa" is rising up through the charts of some popular music stations and viewing figures on YouTube are steadily increasing.

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. A trend fail domestically, views have steadily increased however, 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
Digital Sales Top 10 | Position 5
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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