We reviewed the Spotify Hot Hits Turkey Top 5 list. What songs have the Turkish people listened to the most on the Spotif platform ? Who carried them to the top?
Mabel Matiz – Damn It -Kahrettim-
Mabel Matiz; Birth name Fatih Karaca. Born 1985 in Mersin. His first job was as a dentist. Matiz, who made his first compositions during his college years, published his first recordings of songs that he prepared at home on his MySpace page, the famous platform of the time. The artist who has released four albums and three singles is the winner of numerous awards.
Matiz’s single “damn it-Kahrettim-”, which entered the Spotify Hot Hits Turkey chart, where we are used to listening to Orientalist background in their songs, has an urban spirit unlike the others. The lyrics are by the artist himself and produced by Flytones. The cover of the Single is by Joan Manel Perez. The music video for the song was shot in Berlin and Istanbul under the direction of Mirza Odabaşı.
Kerimcan Durmaz – Follow Me -Peşimde-
Kerimcan Durmaz was born in Istanbul in 1994. His first job is as a makeup artist. In Turkey, Periscope and Snapchat shares became a social media phenomenon. Over time, he began DJing in famous places. Although he was sometimes criticized for his shows and pointed tongue, he appeared on screens as a jury in the daytime generation fashion competition. Durmaz, who decided to continue his career as a singer, attracted attention with the lyrics and video of the first single song “Fallow Me-Peşimde-”. In the final scene of his clip, he was asked to refer to the film “Basic Instinct” with the image of the drag queen. The director of the clip, which was filmed at a mansion in Beverly Hills, is young Turkish talent Ecem Lawton, who has signed on to the successful clips. The
choreographer is Marvin Brown, the choreographer of worldfamous stars.
Contra – Wet Sand -Islak Kum-
ontra; birth name Cagdas Terzi. Born 1989 in Istanbul. The Turkish rap singer has been likened to Eminem. He has released eleven albums and thirty-nine singles. The song “Wet SandIslak Kum-”, which is notable for its lyrics, is cited among successful examples of the rap genre that has emerged from underground to sunlight in recent years.
Edis – Seagulls -Martılar-
Edis was born in London in 1990. She has also had an acting career in the past; during her musical career, she has made one studio album and eleven singles songs. He has received numerous awards. The sound of the song” Seagulls-Martılar- ” appears to capture the universal sound. Edis peaked at Number 4 on YouTube Turkey trends with this song. It also rose to 34th place in world trends. It was ‘the most shared song’ on physio. The music video for the song, which blends rap and pop styles, was shot by Mali Ergin.
Tuğçe Kandemir – Oh, My Hands Were Broken -Ah Ellerim Kırılaydı-
Tuğçe Kandemir; born 1996 in Ankara. Her first profession was as a literature teacher and she is currently working as a lecturer at Mersin University. After graduating from college , when she was unemployed, when she was dumped by her boyfriend, she made her song “This Is My Story-Bu Benim Öyküm” and it was published on the internet. She was intrigued by the producers and a video was shot for the song. Tuğçe Kandemir has released twelve singles since 2018. She received four awards. She managed to address the Turkish audience once again with the song “Oh, My Hands Were Broken-Ah Ellerim Kırılaydı”, which she skillfully used the words and she managed to become number one of the Spotify Hot Hits Turkey Top 5 List.
by Ebru Cengiz Ergen