Commentary from the Office: SA Top 40 (30 October 2020)

This week, ‘John Vuli Gate’ (Mapara A Jazz, Ntosh Gazi, Colona) finally reaches the top of the South African Aggregate Chart-of-Charts. Their ascent to the top has been hampered by a relatively low ranking on YouTube Music, most probably due to a single video not being identified as the monitored track. Despite this, ‘John Vuli […]

Top 40: South Africa (30 October 2020)

This week sees ‘John Vuli Gate’ by new-kids-on-the-block Mapara A Jazz, Ntosh Gazi, and Calona oust ‘uThando’ from the #1 position; the continued success of the Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion track ‘WAP’; big gains for BTS and Kelly Khumalo; and the beginnings of the rise of the new Ariana Grande single, ‘positions’, in […]

About the Aggregated Chart-of-Charts: South Africa Top 40

The Firefinch team regularly monitors chart performance, particularly in the South African market. However, it is difficult to assess the performance of any given track given the diversity of platforms for music consumption (e.g., audio streaming, video streaming, downloading, radio and television, physical sales, and so on). One of the metrics compiled by Firefinch is […]