събота, 20 април 2013 г.

German Chart Comments - Issue Date 19.04

Passenger's "Let Her Go" stays for a fifth week on top of the German singles chart as Pink's "Just Give Me A Reason" moves up three to #2 to match the peak of previous single "Try". The superstar thus has seven top 3 singles in Germany. Also climbing three and outpacing for the first time previous hit "Thrift Shop", Macklemore's "Can't Hold Us" is at #3.

This week the top ten is entered for the very first time by Wax' "Rosanna" (at #7, up from #15) and by The Lumineer's "Hey Ho" (at #10, up from #23). These are the first hits of the US acts.

Rising a notch at #9 Taylor Swift makes a new career best with "I Knew You Were Trouble".

After debuting at #22 last week, will.i.am and Justin Bieber's "#thatPower" shoots eleven positions to #11.

The heavy use of Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" in advertising over the last weeks has made the song soar to #12 from #39 in its tenth week in the countdown. It thus beats the #20 peak of "It's Time" several months ago.

German musician Maxim may have three albums already but "Meine Soldaten" is his first ever single to enter the German charts and that quite successfully as it is the highest new entry at #18. Thus Maxim joins the list of well-performing male stars from Germany lately, including Max Herre, Gentleman, Bosse, Cro..

At #22 Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding are advancing towards the top 20 with "I Need Your Love" (up from #27). And now with a fresh new video, the song is destined to be huge. Also on the climb is Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man" (an increase from #26 to #23). 

The power of the latest Vodafone commercial has made "Safe and Sound" of US duo Capital Cities debut this week at #24. It's a first chart entry for the indie-pop act.

There are also new peaks for Theophilus London's "Wine & Chocolates" at #31, up from #33, and Nelly's "Hey Porsche" at #32, up from #35. 

Though "Play Hard" of David Guetta, Ne-Yo and Akon already peaked at #8 as an album cut, now the full promotion of it as a single is to be blamed for the #44-#35 rise of the song.

Before everyone forgets who he is, last year's DSDS runner-up Daniele Negroni makes a debut at #40 with "Hold On My Heart", his fourth top 50 single. For a pilot single from a new album this however is far from a good placing.

For five years The Saturdays have stormed the UK charts but have never charted in Germany. This however changes this week with "What About Us" which enters at #44. The fact that the girls are supported by Sean Paul has also helped. However, why they got zero promotion from Viva is beyond anyone's guess. 

I've personally never thought that Alexander Klaws - he's the first winner of DSDS back in 2003, will have a chart career nowadays. But he proves me wrong as "Himmel und Hoelle" enters at #48. With eight top 20 hits, it is only Mark Medlock who can claim to have a more successful post DSDS-career. Alexander was last in the top 100 in 2008.

And the other new entries this week:

55. CHVRCHES - Recover

72. Luca Vasta - Cut My Hair  
The Album Chart

Danish metal band Volbeat put an end to the Depeche Mode reign with their fifth album "Outlaw Gentleman & Shady Ladies", which is also the fourth LP of the group to reach #1. Stone Sour have their second album in their career to peak at #3 with "House Of Gold & Bones Part 2". The first part reached #7. Paramore have a second top ten album with the self-titled "Paramore" at #8, while legendary 80s band OMD are back with "English Electric" at #10. "History of Modern" from 2010 was the last album of OMD in the chart.

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