вторник, 9 април 2013 г.

German Chart Comments - Issue Date 5.04

Passenger's "Let her go" does not seem to be letting go the first position as it stands there for a third consecutive week, followed by Will.I.Am's "Scream and Shout" and Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors".

The highest new entry can be found at #5, with the honour going to Pink's latest single "Just Give Me a Reason". I've written before that Pink is huge in Germany and it is not strange that the third single from Pink's latest album "The Truth About Love" becomes her 18th top 10 song in the country. Previous singles "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" and "Try" reached #10 and #2, respectively. As long as her collaborator Nate Ruess is concerned, the Fun. frontman has been in the top 10 before with "We Are Young" (peak #4).

A place behind Pink, OneRepublic return to the top ten with "If I Lose Myself", an increase from #11, while Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' "Can't Hold Us" is up a notch to #7.

Perhaps the performance of top favourite Ricardo Bielecki at the latest edition of DSDS of "Impossible" has triggered the great interest towards James Arthur's own version of the song, which shoots itself to #8 from #72. This is the first appearance of the song in the top 40 and the first time when a UK X Factor winner becomes so huge in Germany with his finale and debut song. Traditionally, the record companies wait for a more "proper" material to promote the winners outside the UK. The original version of the song, performed by Shontelle, never charted in Germany.

Veteran East German band Silly make it this week inside the top 20 as their single "Deine Stärken" moves eight and peaks at #19.

A position behind, Die Toten Hosen bring their third single taken from multi-selling "Ballast Der Republik". "Draußen vor der Tür" follows #1 smash "Tage wie diese" and the #3 peak of "Altes Fieber".

Wax' "Rosanna" is just outside the top 20, this week climbing ten places to peak at #22. It is followed by Hurts' "Miracle", up from #34 to #23 in its fourth week on the hitparade.

Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding's "I Need Your Love" advances two and is this week at #26, while further down the chart the latest celebrity couple Sarah Engels and Pietro Lombardi manage to crack the top 50 with "Dream Team", an increase from #63 to #41. Whether the DSDS finalists from 2011 (he won, she was #2) will manage to have a hit in 2013 is doubtful but we'll see in the next few weeks. This is Sarah and Pietro's second collaboration as "I Miss You" (does someone remember this?) reached #2 in 2011.

It's not so often that Michael Bublé has singles entering the chart but "It's A Beautiful Day"
(this week new at #42), the pilot single from his newest album "To Be Loved", is his seventh top 100 song. Bublé's best performing song is "Let It Snow", peak #35.

Also new in the top 50 is VoXXclub's debut single "Rock mi" at #45, while at #46 Nelly's "Hey Porsche" becomes the 16th top 50 single of the US rapper as a lead artist (up from #62). Previous Nelly offering "Just a Dream" reached #17 way back in 2010.


And the other new entries this week:

#63 Lina Larissa Strahl - Freakin' Out
#70 Seeed - Deine Zeit
#79  Max Herre - Nicht vorbei (bis es vorbei ist)
#85 Roland Kaiser - Egoist
#86  Peter Plate - Wir beide sind Musik
#90 Santiano - Es gibt nur Wasser
#92 Frank Ocean - Lost
#93 Emeli Sande - Clown


The Album Chart

Expectedly, in the album chart Depeche Mode score their ninth! number one record in Germany as "Delta Machine" debuts directly at top. It is followed by Silly's latest album "Kopf an Kopf" at #2, while OneRepublic's "Native" enters at #4. Interesting, it's the best performing album of OneRepublic so far. Also new at #5 is "Old Sock" of Eric Clapton, while "An Acoustic Evening At The Vienna Opera House" of Joe Bonamassa comes in at #10.

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