After a brief stay at #1 for just a week, "Changes" of Faul & Wad Ad & Pnau (I challenge you to remember the artists in two years) drops this time to #2, leaving the way for Pitbull to have his first number single in the country as a lead artist. The superstar provided in the past vocals to Jennifer Lopez' number one smash "On The Floor" but "Timber" becomes his first proper chart topper in Germany. Kudos also to Kesha, whose participation on the song means that the singer has her second number one in the country after 2009's "Tik Tok".
Video - Faul & Wad
Video - Pitbull
three is rounded up by "Lieder" of Adel Tawil, while the highest new
entry comes on behalf of this year's winner of The Voice of Germany.
Andreas Kuemmert is the man who unsurprisingly ranked first in the
casting show, with "Simple Man" being his winner song. And the single
arrives this week fresh at #4. The show had produced two winners before
Andreas - Ivy Quainoo, whose career started promisingly before no one
noticed that she had a new album out several months ago, and Nick Howard,
who I think no one remembers any more.
Video - Andreas
Inside the top 50 The Voice of
Germany is also responsible for #12 where runner-up Chris Schummert
has his "The Singer" entering the chart, while Judith Van Hel, which
ranked third, is new at #20 with "Fucking Beautiful". The two come from team
Samu of Sunrise Avenue fame.
Chris - Live
Judith - Live
Coinciding with the success of The
Hobbit 2 in cinemas, Ed Sheeran's "I See Fire", which is featured in the
movie's soundtrack, soars this week to #9 from #53. The song thus
reaches the same peak as Sheeran's only hit in Germany - "The A Team".
However, the latter enjoyed a relative longevity in the chart, which "I
See Fire" would probably not see.
By the looks of it, though
reaching a new peak at #22, "Unconditional" is going to be one of the
minor hits of Katy Perry. This week sees also the return of "Dark Horse"
in the chart at #32. The song, which appeared briefly before the
release of Perry's latest album, will be now officially promoted as a
third single taken out of it.
Video - Katy Perry
Audio - Dark Horse
After "Can’t Believe It" reached #4
earlier this year, Flo Rida starts slowly with his follow-up offering
called "How I Feel". The song enters this week at #24 to be Rida's 12th
top 30 single as a lead artist.
Pharrell Williams is definitely among
the stars of the year as he provided vocals to two of 2013 biggest
tracks "Get Lucky" of Daft Punk and "Blurred Lines" of Robin Thicke.
Now, it is time for the man to rekindle his own solo career, which
results in "Happy" entering at #30. Easily the song becomes his biggest
solo outing in the country, beating the #37 of 2005's
"Can I Have It Like That".
As his protege in The Voice of Germany won
the show, Max Herre is also enjoying a minor chart success with the MTV
Unplugged version of "A-N-N-A (Immer Wenn Es Regnet)" rising to #43
And last, we have a new single of Frei.Wild entering as it
is the tradition lately in the lower part of the top 50. "Stille Nacht"
is thus at #45.
And the other new entries this week:
57. Debbie Schippers - Skin And Bones
77. Peer Richter - Himmel
83. A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguillera - Say Something
92. Max Herre ft. Joy Denalane - Mit Dir
95. Rudimental ft. Emeli Sande - Free
100. Chris Schummert - Hey Brother
The Album Chart
In another slow week in the album chart Robbie Williams' "Swings Both Ways" is still at #1, cementing its status as one of the biggest releases this year. "Farbenspiel" of Helene Fischer is still at #2, while Max Herre brings his first MTV Unplugged at #3. The ex-Freundeskreis singer has scored two number one solo albums so far.