събота, 5 октомври 2013 г.

German Chart Comments - Issue Date 4.10

Hate it or love it, it's a second week for Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty" at the top of the German singles chart. He is followed by Olly Murs' "Dear Darlin", which recoups two positions and sits comfortably at #2. Thus the song now needs only a little push to become Olly's second number one, next to "My Heart Skips A Beat". It at least matches the #2 peak of "Troublemaker". The top three is rounded by Avicii's "Wake Me Up", which is down one from #2. 
Video - Jason Derulo
Video - Avicii
Video - Olly Murs  

Further down the top ten, "Papaoutai" of Stromae advances this week to #6, proving that Germany unlike UK welcomes foreign and non-English music on its shores. 

Video - Stromae  

Showing once again what a chart force they are, Linkin Park bring "A Light That Never Comes", their collaboration with Steve Aoki, this week to #8 from #27 where they entered seven days ago. It's the sixth top ten single of the US rockers in Germany. 

Lyric Video - Linkin Park 

A couple of weeks ago I expected Eminem's comeback single "Berzerk" to be his next top ten single, but as the song slipped to #28 last week, I thought I was definitely wrong. Still, boosted perhaps by physical sales (do they matter any more?) "Berzerk" moves up eighteen and can be found at #10. The song does becomes Eminem's 13th top ten single - a feat which only a handful of male artists can be proud of.


At #11 Family Of The Year's "Hero" continues its rise, up from #19, while French project Klingande and "Jubel" is also on the right path, as it moves in its second week from #30 to #12.

Video - Family of the Year
Video - Klingande 

The schlager music can be the definitive ruler of the album charts at the moment, but as I've written before, there have been only a few singles matching this success (and curiously most of them come from male musicians). The things are, however, starting to slowly change as this week we see "Fehlerfrei" of schlager princess Helene Fischer entering at #20. It heralds the release of Fischer's new album (which will most certainly hit the #1 slot soon) and becomes the first ever top 20 single of the star. Her best performing song so far chart-wise has been "Ich will immer wieder … dieses Fieber spürn", which peaked at #30.


Five positions behind Helene, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis register their third top thirty single with "Same Love", which climbs seven to #25.

Video - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

After entering the top 50 last week, Bastille continue their climb with "Things We Lost In The Fire", which somewhat surprisingly shoots itself to #31 from #50.

Britney Spears' latest "Work Bitch" is also on the rise, as the song moves up four positions to #37 in its second week in the countdown. Now with a released video, it may even go higher.


We also have a re-entry of Cologne-based band Voxxclub with "Rock mi" at #45, while Passenger is following his global smash hit "Let Her Go" with "Holes" at #50. The song is up from #57.

Video - Voxxclub
Video - Passenger 

And the other new entries this week:

53. Max Herre ft. Sophie Hunger - Fremde 
57. Miss Li - Plastic Faces 

71. Justin Timberlake - Tko 

77. Gentleman - Heart Of Rub-A-Dub

81. Maxim - Rueckspiegel 

88. Lorde - Royals 

89. Xavier Naidoo - Der Letzte Blick 

91. Jason Derulo ft. Pitbull - Fire 

97. Naughty Boy - Lifted 


The Album Chart  

After giving up the throne in the albums chart to Die Aerzte (they are now down to #5), schlager queen Andrea Berg expectedly returns to #1 with "Atlantis". "Mechanical Bull", the latest album of Kings Of Leon debuts at #2, missing the #1 peak of their previous LP. Sting's "The Last Ship" is new at #3 becoming a yet another top ten album of the veteran star. Dream Theater's self-titled LP arrives new at #4. Two years ago the rock band peaked at #3 with "A Dramatic Turn of Events". Katie Melua's sixth studio album misses the top three unlike her four previous recordings. "Ketevan" can still be found at #6, two places above the soundtrack to "Metallica: Through The Never". "Immer In Bewegung", the fourth album of local band Revolverheld, comes in at #9 and for now becomes their worst performing one in terms of peak positions. 

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