Now more and more people are hearing Balerman’s song
Layla’s controversy makes numbers explode
A look at the charts in German shows: Ballermann’s song “Layla” by DJ Robin & Schürze has been pretty steep since the sexism controversy!
“I have a brothel, and my mother’s name is Layla, she’s prettier, younger and more horny,” German duo DJ Robin & Schürze says this summer.
Because of the song lines, the sexual controversy surrounding Ballermann’s song “Layla” has been raging for weeks. The title has already been banned at Oktoberfest. Swiss organizers, such as Zurich party king Reto Hanselmann (40), followed suit.
“I’ll make sure you don’t hear this song at Oktoberfest,” he says. “We have a lot of women in the audience. You should treat these women as such and not as sexual objects.”
The internet just started
The sexism controversy brought so much attention to the party song – that the song has been on top in Germany for five weeks now.
Comparison: In the week of July 8-15, the song was listened to nearly six million times on Spotify, the largest music streaming platform. The following week there were 8.2 million streams.
Soon also at the top with us?
There was also tremendous support for “Layla” in Switzerland. Two weeks ago the song was No. 5 on the hit show, and a week later it’s No. 2 already. It’s hard to assume the song will be #1 this week. In Switzerland, the charts are updated every Monday.
In Austria it is already No. 1. If Leila should kick Harry Styles out with his song “As It Was” tomorrow, the much-discussed pop song would soon welcome the German-speaking world off the top. (fmu)
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