Will.I.Am and Britney Spears clock up a fifth week as Germany's number one with "Scream and Shout", while the highest new entry takes the runner-up slot. Legendary British band Depeche Mode are back with a new material and as it is already tradition the pilot single of their albums always charts high in Germany. Most recently "Precious", "Martyr" and "Wrong" - all pilot singles from new LPs, debuted at #2, with now "Heaven", the first single from "Delta Machine" doing the same. Though with 26 top ten singles, Depeche Mode have only two number ones in Germany - "People are People" and "Dream On".
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The bronze medals are once again taken by The Script and "Hall Of Fame".
"Thrift Shop" of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, the current UK and US #1, is also advancing towards the top in Germany, this week up one to #7.
Also on the rise is "Stay" of Rihanna, which now with a video is destined to be her next top ten single in the country. The song is up two to #14. It's also a new peak position for Ellie Goulding and "Lights" at #18, up from #20.
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At #20 Imagine Dragons arrive in the top 20 in the ninth week of "It's Time", up from #29. The US band makes also a new entry at #23 with their second single "Radioactive", which comes to show that deservingly Germans have also appreciated the guys from Las Vegas.
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Dutch dance duo Bingo Players had a big success with "Get Up (Rattle)" in UK several weeks ago and now it's time for the song to enter at #22 in the German charts. Bingo Players have only one song which has charted in Germany so far and it is actually "Rattle", the original on which the new single is based and which did not reach higher than #79.
This week "Bella Vita", the proper new single of DJ Antoine, is also climbing as it advances 12 notches to #25.
A lot has been said on German media over the past few weeks about the latest album of schlager legend Heino, whose first album dates back from 1967. So the veteran has decided to make his versions of many contemporary German hits (which reportedly triggered the angry reaction of the "affected" bands) and that has brought him a great success as the album not only debuts at #1, being the first chart topper of his long career, but also smashes a lot of records on the way. Hate it or love it, Heino has also brought several songs in the singles chart with the most successful being "Junge", originally by Die Aerzte, which enters at #27.
"I Knew You Were Trouble", Taylor Swift's alleged hymn to Harry from 1D, is up one in its second week to #33, while Passenger's "Let Her Go" is up six to #34.
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And finally, I may be wrong with this one, but the 2011 version of Michelle's "Idiot", together with Matthias Reim is for the first time in the top 50, at #49, up from #69.
And the other new entries this week:
#65 Markus Becker - Wenn im Dorf die Bratkartoffeln bluehn
#79 Joe Cocker - I Come In Peace
#86 Depeche Mode - All That's Mine
#91 Heino - Sonne
#96 Heino - Haus am See
#98 Mike Candys ft. Jenson Vaughan - Bring Back The Love
The Album Chart
So, as it became clear, Heino's "Mit Freundlichen Grüßen" is number one in the album chart, while Selig's "Magma" is new at #4. It is the third album in a row for the German rock band in the top ten. Also new inside the top ten are the debut album of Imagine Dragons, called "Night Visions", at #6, and the latest from Blind Guardian, "A Traveler's Guide To Space And Time", at #8. Blind Guardian have now sixth consecutive LPs in the top 10.