As Avicii's phenomenal "Wake Me Up" makes a sixth appearance as the German number one and Naughty Boy sings his "La La La" once again at #2, it's up to Sean Paul to stir things up. His latest single "Other Side of Love" enters at #3, showing once again the star's power in Germany. The song is the third single of Sean Paul to reach #3 in the country and comes after the #31 peak of "Touch the Sky" from 2012. It is also the fifth song of the singer as a lead artist to crack the German top 10.
Video - Avicii
Video - Naughty Boy
Video - Sean Paul
With the ever increasing support from their YouTube followers and three singles inside the top 50 so far, it was to be expected comedy trio Y-Titty to finally have a major hit. Thus, "Halt dein Maul" debuts this week at #5, improving on the #15 peak of "Der letzte Sommer".
Further down the top 10, John Newmann's "Love Me Again" advances one to peak at #6, while Ellie Goulding's UK number one "Burn" moves from #10 to #9.
Video - John Newman
Video - Ellie Goulding
This week also sees the return of two of the biggest female stars of the moment as Katy Perry and Lady Gaga are ready with a completely new material. A winner for now is Perry, whose "Roar" debuts at #12, turning into the tenth single of the US star to enter the top 20. As a pilot single from Katy's third album it should, however, advance towards the top ten or many would deem it a disappointment. The same is valid also for Lady Gaga's "Applause", which makes an early appearance at #18. The first single taken from Gaga's third LP becomes also her eleventh song inside the top 20. It, however, still has some way to go to at least be among the first ten positions of the countdown.
Lyric Video - Katy Perry
Video - Lady Gaga
It's definitely an over-achievement to release a fourth single from a multi-selling album, which was launched last year, and to enter at #13. This is, however, just the case with "Das ist der Moment" from Die Toten Hosen. Previous single "Draußen vor der Tür" entered at #20 before plummeting outside the top 100 in just a week or two - a path, which "Das ist der Moment" will most probably follow.
Due to various factors and most notably a dubious release policy, Olly Murs has had troubles to follow "My Heart Skips a Beat" (#1) and "Troublemaker" (#2) with another major hit in Germany. This, however, now changes as the great "Dear Darling" deservingly moves up five and occupies #15. It's only the third song of Olly to enter the top 20.
Belgian star Stromae has on his account the 2009 number one smash "Alors on danse" but so far has not registered another single in Germany's top 100. Now, however, his "Papaoutai" is flying high as it jumps to #23 from #41.
The next new entry comes from Swedish band NoNoNo and their "Pumpin’ Blood", which enters at #30 - a first single for the newcomers.
Boosted by the debut of his latest album at #1, comedian Helge Schneider's single "Sommer, Sonne, Kaktus!" rebounds this week and is up eighteen to #31.
Kings Of Leon have reached #33 with "Sex On Fire" and #9 with "Use Somebody" and have failed since then to make any considerable impact on the chart. Whether "Wait for Me" will be a new hit for the guys the next weeks will show but for now the song soars to #34 from #76.
Also on the rise is Pink's latest "True Love", which climbs four to #44. All three previous singles from Pink's current album reached the top ten, which is a target set too high for this collaboration with Lily Allen.
Based on the success of "Animals", the first single of Dutch Martin Garrix in his own country, it's maybe save to presume that the song is going to be a hit in Germany as well. For now it rises 12 and lands at #48.
"Radioactive" is undoubtedly one of the hits of 2013 and Imagine Dragons want to follow its success with "On Top of the World", which goes up from #67 to #49, becoming the third single of the band to enter the top 50.
And the other new entries this week:
55. DieLochis - Durchgehend online
57. Eko Fresh feat. Julian Williams - Guten Morgen
73. Chakuza - Dieser eine Song
82. Robin Thicke feat. Kendrick Lamar - Give It 2 U
The Album Chart
So Helge Schneider makes it for the very first time at the top of the LP chart with "Sommer, Sonne, Kaktus!", while Santiano's "Mit den Gezeiten" continues to sell massively and is up three to #2. Rock band Mono Inc. bring their third album called "Nimmermehr" for a career-best at #3. Anna Netrebko's latest Verdi compilation enters new at #6.