петък, 17 януари 2014 г.

German Chart Comments - Issue Date 17.01

Following a three-week stay as #1, Pitbull and Kesha retreat this week to #2, leading the way to (man of the moment) Pharrell Williams and his "Happy" to crown the German charts by moving up eight positions. Of course Pharrell was at #1 before but as a guest appearance on Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and Daft Punk's "Get Lucky". 
Video - Pharrell  
Video - Pitbull    

Though I expected "I See Fire", the "Hobbit" song of Ed Sheeran, to go away quickly, I am proved wrong this week as the title advances seven notches and enters the top three at #3. It thus beats by a mile the #9 peak of Ed's biggest hit so far - "The A-Team". And it is always good to see soundtrack hits so high in the charts as it was customary in the past. 

Within the top 20 we have new peak positions achieved by club anthem "Tsunami" of DVBBS & Borgeous at #14, up from #16, and by Imagine Dragons and their "Demons" at #19, up from #15. 
Video - DVBBS
Video - Imagine Dragons  

At #22 and #24 can be found two singles, which have rebounded their chart development and manage to score new peak positions. The songs in question are "Story Of My Life" by One Direction, which rises from #31 to #22, and Calvin Harris' "Under Control", up from #36 to #24.
Video - One Direction 
Video - Calvin Harris 

Also moving in the right direction and on the way to score a third hit in Germany are Bastille, whose "Of The Night" climbs 26 places to #26. Bastille's "Pompeii" reached #6 last year, while "Things We Lost in the Fire" peaked at #18. Their latest single is based on 1990s hits "The Rhythm of the Night" by Corona (peak #8) and Snap's number one smash "Rhythm is a Dancer". 


The highest new entry this week comes in at #32 from local rapper Farid Bang. "Bitte Spitte Toi Lab" is the first single taken from Farid's latest album "Killa" and its position is by four places lower than the musician's biggest hit so far - "Dynamit" from 2012.


"Show Me", the hit of Kid Ink and Chris Brown, has also changed its chart prospects this week as it moves up from #48 to #36.


After a slow start, "Ich Lass Für Dich Das Licht An", the second single from Revolverheld's "Immer in Bewegung" LP soars in its third week from #90 to #38. Whether it will reach the heights of previous hit "Das kann uns keiner nehmen" (peak #10) is doubtful but at least it's gonna have a respectable peak position.


Rebecca Ferguson has had three briefly charting singles in Germany so far, with none of them reaching the top 50. However, the situation now changes as "Light On", the first track from Rebecca's "Freedom" album to be released in Germany, enters at #40. The song's popularity is also due to the fact that it is used as part of the campaign marking the 30-year anniversary of TV channel RTL.


Also on the rise this week we have Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' fourth official release in the country called "White Walls", which is at #41, up from its debut at #78 seven days ago. In addition, Sido's "Liebe" can be found at #43, a rise from #86.

Video - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Audio - Sido 
And the other new entries this week: 

83. Beyoncé - XO
84. Jason Derülo - Marry Me

99. Kid Ink ft. Chris Brown - Main Chick

The Album Chart 

The entire top three in the album chart remains unchanged with Helene Fischer's "Farbenspiel" continuing to sell well in the new year, followed by the Max Herre's "MTV Unplugged" and Robbie Williams' "Swings Both Ways". The only new entry inside the top ten belongs to US heavy metal band Iced Earth at #5. Thus "Plagues Of Babylon" becomes the group's most successful release in Germany.

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