Video - Will.I.Am
Video - The Script
Video - Thrift Shop
At #5, an increase from #14, Rihanna's "Stay" becomes the 19th single of the global star to enter the top 10 in Germany, which cements her status as one of the biggest stars ever.
Video - Rihanna
Between places #11 to #20, Pitbull's "Feel The Moment" is up one to #11, while "Lights" of Ellie Goulding climbs five to #13. At #15 DJ Antoine scores his fourth top 20 song with "Bella Vita", which rises from #25.
Video - Ellie Goulding
Video - DJ Antoine
Also on the rise are Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble" at #22, up from #33 - perhaps she would finally have a proper hit in Germany?; Passenger's "Let Her Go" at #26, up from #34 - it would be massive soon; and Leslie Clio's sophomore single "I Couldn't Care Less" at #31, up from #51, beating the #41 peak of her debut "Told You So".
Video - Taylor Swift
Video - Passenger
Video - Leslie Clio
Simultaneously with the carnival fever in Cologne, the interest in schlager music has increased with the best performing new track being the latest single of DJ Ötzi. "Wie ein Komet", an ordinary Ötzi stuff, debuts at #33 and is the 22nd top 50 single of the Austrian superstar.
At #34 Fritz Kalkbrenner's "Little By Little" returns to the chart after a short appearance at #96 at the start of the year.
Like it or not, Germans have elected Cascada's new track "Glorious" to represent the country at this year's Eurovision in Sweden. So the song enters this week at #36 and is expected to go higher in the weeks to come.
"Crystallize" is the first single of US violinist
Video - Lindsey
Video - Cat Ballou
And the other new entries this week:
68. Fler - Barack Osama
73. Brings - Funkemarieche
74. Labrassbanda - Nackert
82. Bruno Mars - When I Was Your Man
97. Theophilus London - Wine And Chocolates
100. Maroon 5 - Daylight
The Album Chart
Following several singles in the top 100, rapper duo Kollegah & Farid Bang bring their second album "Jung, brutal, gutaussehend 2" directly at #1. First time around they reached only #30. Lindsey Stirling's self-titled debut album is new at #4, while Bullet For My Valentine's fourth album debuts at #5. The band's two previous offerings both reached #3.