Avicii's "Wake Me Up" clocks up an eight week on top of the German singles countdown, with Naughty Boy's "La La La" at #2 for a fourth time in a row. The all static top three this week is rounded by "Roar" of Katy Perry.
Video - Avicii
Video - Naughty Boy
Video - Katy Perry
The combination Flo Rida and Pitbull was always destined to be big in Germany and therefore it's not strange that the two global stars have entered new at #4 with "Can't Believe It". The single, taken from the forthcoming "Perfect 10" album, is thus the eight track of Flo Rida as a lead artist to come into the German top 10 and arrives after the #24 peak of "Let It Roll".
Who would have thought that cult band Placebo would have their biggest hit chartwise in 2013 but the trio proves that it still has enough power left to finally crack the top 20 with "Too Many Friends". The song can be found at #14, beating by far the #32 peak of their best performing single so far "For What It’s Worth". Actually, the latter was taken from Placebo's previous album released in 2009, which just means that the band has slowly and unnoticed been gaining in attention over the years. In Germany, at least.
This week's chart also marks the return of Eminem, whose "Berzerk" comes in new at #15. The single, which heralds the release of part 2 of his "The Marshall Mathers LP", appears in the top 100 after "Lighters", which I actually don't remember at all, reached #26 in 2011. It's the seventeenth top 20 single of the superstar in the country.
Towards the end of 2012 Swedish pop duo Icona Pop emerged as if from nowhere and brought "I Love It" to #3 in the German charts. Eventually, the song became a global phenomenal, being high on the charts in USA and UK, and now the girls are back with the follow-up. And as a positive surprise "Girlfriend" makes a rather respectable debut at #17.
Further down the top 50 we have on the rise with new peak positions Imagine Dragons' "On Top Of The World", up to #29 from #30, Martin Garrix' "Animals", up to #31 from #41 and Alligatoah's "Willst Du" at #35, up from #43.
Audio - Imagine Dragons
Video - Martin Garrix
Video - Alligatoah
The last new entry in the top 50 comes from US indie pop band Family Of The Year and their "Hero" at #36, which is the first ever song of the newcomers to enter the German singles chart.
And the other new entries this week:
55. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Same Love
57. Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball
83. Drake - Hold On Were Going Home
91. Capital Cities - Kangaroo Court
The Album Chart
German rappers continue to top the album chart in their first week of sales, with the latest countdown being no exception. Thus Eko Fresh has his first ever number one LP with "Eksodus". Before falling quickly down the list over the next weeks, the album beats easily the #2 peak of Eko Fresh's last year release "Ek to the Roots". Also new at #2 is the new edition of Bob Dylan's Bootleg Series - "Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) - The Bootleg Series Vol. 10". Comedy online sensation Y-Titty bring their debut album "Stricksocken Swagger" straight at #3. Also new this week are the latest offerings of Franz Ferdinand "Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action" at #4 and of Avenged Sevenfold "Hail To The King" at #5. Packed with new songs, "Halcyon", the latest album of Ellie Goulding, makes a reappearance at #8.