So, finally, after an impressive nine-week stay on top Britney and Will.I.Am retreat to #2, leading the way to Passenger's "Let Her Go" to claim the summit. Thus, Germany joins the group of countries, which includes the Netherlands, Belgium and Ireland, where the British singer has taken the #1 position with his first single. He is still to debut in his native country though. The bronze medals belong this week to "Thrift Shop" of Macklemore, down a position from #2.
"Feel This Moment", which finally has a video, of Pitbull and Christina Aguilera rises this week two to #9, while "Das kleine Kueken piept" of Pulcino Pio finds its way to the top ten, up from #15 to #10.
Inside the top 20, Taylor Swift is looking for troubles with "I Knew You Were Trouble" at #15, up from #17. And to say once again, this is clearly the best performing single of Taylor in Germany. A position behind, Macklemore's "Can't Hold Us" enters the top 20 for the first time to bring the US musician two simultaneous hits in the upper reaches of the chart.
At #22 The Lumineers' "Ho Hey" continues its rise and is this week up from #26. Hurts' "Miracles" inches up a notch to #24 in its second week, while Bosse's "Schoenste Zeit" climbs 13 places to #27. Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man" enters the top 30 at #29, up from #32, becoming his seventh (out of seven) singles to enter the first thirty positions.
Theophilus London's "Wine and Chocolate" is this week at #33, up from #46, while Calvin Harris' latest single "I Need Your Love", in collaboration with Ellie Goulding, enters the top 50 at #42, an increase from #58. It is Calvin's fourth single in the top 50, including Rihanna's big smash "We Found Love".
This leaves us to the highest and only new entry in the top 50, Schiller's latest single "Lichtermeer" at #47. This is Schiller's 13th top 50 single and comes after the #12 peak of "Sonne" with Unheilig from last year.
And the other new entries this week:
58. Blake Lewis - Your Touch
72. Die Cappuccinos - Wie geil ist das denn
80. Oleta Adams - Get Here
93. Nelly - Hey Porsche
94. Zedd ft. Foxes - Clarity
The Album Chart
There is a lot of going on in this week's album chart as all the first five positions are taken by new albums. David Bowie's comeback LP however rules them all as "The Next Day" becomes his first ever album to reach the top slot. So far, "Let's Dance" has been Bowie's best performing LP, reaching #2. The newest album of Bon Jovi, "What About Now", comes new at #2, and thus misses for the first time since 2002's "Bounce" the top slot. The band has the amazing six #1 LPs in Germany. At #3 enters Hurts sophomore album "Exile". Their debut one "Happiness" reached #2. Deservingly, local musician Bosse has his best performing and first top 10 album with "Kraniche", new at #4, while rapper Chakuza is new at #5 with "Magnolia". This is Chakuza's fourth top ten album. And finally, fellow rapper Megaloh is also new in the top as his debut "Endlich unendlich:" arrives at #9.