Expectedly, the worldwide smash hit of LMFAO "Party Rock Anthem" has taken the crown in Germany after a steady climb for several weeks. Blame it on the weather, but we have another dance hit on the top just five weeks after Jennifer Lopez's "Lambada" rendition stood there.
Last week's number one "Call My Name" of superstar Pietro Lombardi plummets to #7 but expect him to return in the upper positions of the countdown with his duet with Sarah Engels, which is already getting a solid airplay.
The retreat of the DSDS winner leaves a way to a completely dance top five, with Pitbull taking the second and the third positions with "Give Me Everything" and his participation on the "On The Floor" anthem of Jennifer Lopez. At #4 Romanian newcomer Alexandra Stan shoots herself with "Mr. Saxobeat", up from #14 last week. Have I mentioned that fellow country star Inna has never had a top 20 hit in Germany?
The summer vibe is also completed with the #5 position of Snoop Dogg and David Guetta's "Sweat".
Further down the top 10, Adele's "Set Fire To The Rain" has finally been hit (expectedly) and falls for the first time since its entry in the top 100 and this week occupies the #8 position. At the same Jupiter Jones' "Still" finally makes it to the top 10, bringing a German-language song there for the first time in ages.
Dance music continues its dominance at #13 where the highest new entry of the week can be found. Dancefloor project Cascada enters the chart with the brand new single "San Francisco", which is one of their most lacklustre ones but that's just my opinion ... Cascada has three top ten hits on its account - "Everytime We Touch" (peak #5), "What Hurts the Most" (#9) and "Evacuate the Dancefloor" (#5).
The second highest new entry comes in at #26, belonging to Shakira. "Rabiosa" is the third single taken from Shakira's current album and follows the #1 football anthem "Waka Waka" and the #6 peak of "Loca".
In the top 30 three new peak positions worth mentioning this week by Frida Gold's "Wovon sollen wir träumen" at #21, Natasha Bedingfield's "Pocketful of Sunshine" at #28 and DJ Antoine's "Welcome To St. Tropez" at #29. Did I say that it's summer?
Video - Frida Gold
Video - DJ Antoine
The non-summer new entries this week come in the lower end of the top 50. At #40 Avril Lavigne continues with its so-so performance as "Smile", the second single taken from her newest album, also fails to set the charts on fire. It comes after the #21 peak of "What the Hell".
Two new entries also at #44 and #45 in the face of Bushido's "Wärst du immer noch hier?" and Natalia Kills' "Wonderland". The two singles follow the top 20 success of Bushido's "Vergiss mich" and the top ten entry of Natalia Kills' "Mirrors".
Between #51 and #100, the honour for the only new entry goes to Simple Plan and their collaboration with Natasha Bedingfield as "Jet Lag" arrives at #65.
The Album Chart
Despite giving up the number one in the singles, Pietro Lombardi sticks for a second week on top of the LP chart with "Jackpot", which has already been granted a gold status for just seven days in the shops. The highest new entry comes from Paul Kalkbrenner at #2. The German DJ has been in the lower parts of the singles chart with "Sky and Sand" for more than a year.
Proving once again their chart longevity in Germany, Depeche Mode's latest compilation under the name "Remixes 2: 81 – 11" enters new at #3. In comparison "Remixes 81...04" reached #2.
The latest LP of German hip hop group K.I.Z. enters this week at #4, while all grannies in Germany brought Semino Rossi's newest "Augenblicke" in at #6. At the same time UK finest, Arctic Monkeys, arrive at #10 with their latest CD.