сряда, 23 октомври 2013 г.

German Chart Comments - Issue Date 18.10

(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. 

Thus, 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 point. 

"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.

A 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. 

At #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. 

After "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 #83.

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 four.

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

Coming 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.

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