вторник, 28 януари 2014 г.

German Chart Comments - Issue Date 24.01

A completely unchanged top 5 in Germany this week with Pharrell Williams spending a second week at #1 with "Happy" followed by "Timber" of Pitbull and Kesha at #2 and "I See Fire" of Ed Sheeran at #3.

Video - Pharrell  
Video - Pitbull      

Video - Ed Sheeran

Further down the countdown, Bastille's "Of The Night" rises thirteen positions to #13 and improves on the #18 peak of the band's previous single "Things We Lost In The Fire". Their first single in Germany, "Pompeii", reached #6. 

At #14 "Ich lass für dich das Licht an", the beautiful ballad of German band Revolverheld, quite deservingly becomes their eight top 20 single by moving up from #38. It is the second offering of the guys' "Immer in Bewegung" LP, with the first one "Das kann uns keiner nehmen" reaching #10 last year.


The highest new entry belongs to local YouTube star ApeCrime and his second single called "Swing dein Ding". The song enters at #17, beating the #35 peak of "Ich trau mich nicht" from the autumn of 2013.


Superstar Shakira was last in the German chart as a leading artist with "Rabiosa" in 2011 but she is now back with her much hyped Rihanna duet "Can't Remember To Forget You". The song appears new at #20 and boosts the number of Shakira's top 20 singles in the country to 13.


At #28 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis score their fourth top 30 single as "White Walls" rises from #41 and will perhaps soon improve on the #25 peak of "Same Love" from several months ago.

Video - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

It's been seventeen years since "Mr. DJ" reached #70 and 22 years since "It's My Life", respectively the last charting and the most successful single of Swedish eurodance star Dr. Alban were in the German top 100. Now, as if from nowhere, a new version of "It's My Life" appears at #32 to remind us that the time of easy 90s covers is not over.

And last at #49, up from #70, Steve Aoki, together with Chris Lake & Tujamo, brings his second top 50 single after "A Light That Never Comes", a team-up with Linkin Park, reached #8. The new song is called "Boneless".


And the other new entries this week: 
85. Schandmaul - Euch zum Geleit 
86. Lorde - Team 


The Album Chart   
And finally we have some fresh wind blowing in the Album chart with the latest album of Bruce Springsteen called "High Hopes" removing Helene Fischer from the top spot. It thus becomes the eight LP of The Boss to crown the German charts. Also new at #4 is "Bunte Republik Deutschpunk" of Berlin-duo SDP (by far their most successful release), schlager veterans Amigos are new at #5 with "Unvergessene Schlager", while "Slum Dog Millionaer", the debut of rapper Kurdo, is new at #6. At #8 German metalcore band Eskimo Callboy also make a debut with "We Are The Mess".

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