(There'll be no videos for the time being)
This week sees one of the most unexpected number ones this year as James
Blunt's comeback single tops easily the German charts. The great
"Bonfire Heart" comes as a pilot single of Blunt's "Moon Landing" LP and
beats the #2 peaks of "You're Beautiful" and "1973". So, though many
have considered him to be a one-hit wonder, the former soldier has once again
proved that he is far from that. "Bonfire Heart", written with the help
of One Republic's frontman and in the vein of the current indie-folk
hype, arrives in the German charts two years after "I’ll Be Your Man"
reached #40. It also becomes Blunt's fourth top ten single in Germany.
after spending three long weeks as #1, Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty"
slips to two, while the third position is once again held by "Dear
Darlin'" and Olly Murs.
At #5 Klingande's "Jubel" moves up a slot to
claim a new peak, while at #10 Avicii's "Hey Brother" shows that no one
cares whether a song is officially released or not as the album track
shoots itself from #22 and becomes the third song of the Swedish star to
enter the top ten. Hopefully, the amazing tune will get a video at some
"Kuss Kuss Kuss", the previous single of local hip
hop trio Fettes Brot, somewhat underperformed by reaching #35 earlier
this year. Now the boys are back with a better song and a better
placement as "Echo", which by the looks of it, will be the second single
from Fettes Brot new album, enters at #12. It's the seventh single of
Fettes Brot to reach the top 20, where they were last with "Bettina,
zieh dir bitte etwas an" (peak #3) in 2008.
At #13 Finnish band
Sunrise Avenue show once again their chart strength in Germany as their
new single "Lifesaver" enters the chart to turn into the boys' third top
20 single, next to the #3 hits "Fairytale Gone Bad" and "
Hollywood Hills". Last Sunrise Avenue were in the chart with "I Don’t Dance", which peaked at #33 in 2011.
position behind, Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" is slowly cementing its
status as her biggest hit to date, as the song moves up two to #14. At
#16 we have another curious single storming the countdown. "Stolen
Dance", the debut single of Kassel-born Clemens Rehbein, or as he is
known in the list Milky Chance, was released in August but now finds its
strength and flies from #64.
At #26 Bastille's "Things We Lost In The Fire" is starting to slow down
its upward movement by advancing by just one position from #27.
#32 we can found "Heartbreaker", the first single from Justin Bieber's
plans to flood the market with a new song every week (to what effect
this will influence the German charts, only time will tell). The song
arrives after the #53 peak of "All Around the World". And yes, he still
is lacking a top ten single.
At #36, up from #45, "Work Bitch", the
latest offering of Britney Spears manages to equal the peak position of
the star's least performing single in Germany ("If U Seek Amy"). The glory days now seem long gone.
"Berzerk" (this week at #17) reached #10 a couple of weeks ago, Eminem
brings even fresher material to the charts as "Survival" debuts this
week at #38.
At #39 New Zealand's sensation Lorde is finally enjoying
a top 50 presence as her US topper "Royals" moves up from #57. Several
weeks ago Lorde entered the chart with "Tennis Court", which stumbled at
Also on the rise is Drake's (best hit so far) "Hold On Were
Going Home", which advances from #60 to #41, to become Drake's first
ever single as a lead artist to enter the German top 50. Shamefully
never getting the promotion he deserves, the US star has had only one
song as a lead artist in the German charts so far - "Find Your Love",
with a one-week stay at #65.
Further down the list, Voxxclub's catchy
"Rock mi" moves two to #44, while the even catchier and phenomenal/awful
(delete as appropriate) "The Fox" of Ylvis is finally inside the top 50
as it rises from #61 to #45.
Coinciding with the release of her new
album, Helene Fischer's "Atemlos Durch Die Nacht" makes it inside the
top 50 at #46 as a cherry-pick track.
At #48 though more or less
Passenger is going to have a tough time not to be considered a one-hit
wonder, he follows his #1 hit "Let Her Go" with "Holes", which climbs
And finally, this week sees the return of one Cher with new
material. The legendary star has been absent from the chart since "Alive
Again" peaked at #27 in 2001 and now is back with "I Hope You Find It"
entering at #49 (fellow track "Woman’s World" is at #66). Cher's biggest hit in Germany is of course 1998's number one "Believe".
And the other new entries this week:
62. Marco Angelini - Wunder Gibt Es Immer Wieder
66. Cher - Woman's World
86. Pearl Jam - Sirens
90. Pitbull ft. Ke$ha - Timber
96. Sportfreunde Stiller - New York Rio Rosenheim
The Album Chart
with mega-sales, of which even Andrea Berg can be envy, Helene Fischer
crowns the album chart with her latest album "Farbenspiel", which
follows the 2011 #1 LP "Für einen Tag".
The schlager dominance continues with Andrea Berg at #2 as her
"Atlantis" rises one, while Casper's "Hinterland" is down two to three.
"Planet Der Lieder", the latest album of volksmusik veterans
Kastelruther Spatzen comes new at #4, matching the peak of their best
performing album so far "Und Singen ist Gold" from 2006. A new version
of "Fire It Up" sees the return of Joe Cocker's latest album at #5,
while Cher's "Closer To The Truth" debuts at #6. Cher's LP manages to
reach the peak of her 1991 "Love Hurts" but is still far from the #1 "Believe". Also new inside the top ten is the latest from Korn. "The
Paradigm Shift" enters at #7 - a considerable improvement from the #28
peak of their previous studio album. Interestingly, despite being home
of her biggest singles to date, "Bangerz", the new album of Miley Cyrus,
fails to reach the #4 peak of her previous one by entering at #9.