понеделник, 24 март 2014 г.

German Chart Comments - Issue Date 21.03

Although Dutch singer Mr. Probz had to retreat from the number one slot two weeks ago, his "Waves" (and especially the Robin Schulz remix) returns there this time and spends a second non-consecutive week as Germany's most beloved single. Thus, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" is down to #2 after being #1 for a total of eight weeks. Up one to #3, and entering the top three for the first time, is Clean Bandit's "Rather Be".
Video - Mr Probz 
Video - Pharrell  

Video - Clean Bandit 

Also registering a rise of one place to new peaks we have Avicii's "Addicted To You" at #7 and Cris Cab's "Liar Liar" at #9.

The highest new entry this week can be found at #10 coming from Der Graf and his group Unheilig with their Eurovision offering "Als wär’s das erste Mal". Unfortunately, or not, the song placed second in the ranking for Germany's choice for the music contest in Denmark but the single at least has the honour to be the fifth top ten track of Unheilig. Last Der Graf was in the chart in 2012 with "Stark 2012", which reached #23.


At #11, up from #15, Sam Smith's "Money On My Mind" is heading towards the first ten, while at #15, up from #25, Coldplay's "Magic" becomes the sixth top 20 single of the British band in its second week in the countdown. 

Audio - Coldplay
Video - Sam Smith

Australian singer Vance Joy and his amazing "Riptide" had already succeeded in being a relatively big hit in the UK and the time to conquer Germany has finally come as the single debuts at #23.

Following the release of a video, Sido's "Liebe" has returned on the upward path as the single moves up eight and is this week at #24.


A couple of new entries arrive at #31 and #32 coming from Kylie Minogue and Linkin Park, respectively. "Into The Blue", which heralds the release of Kylie's 12th studio album, comes two years after "Timebomb" flopped massively at #56. Linkin Park are also ready with a new album with "Guilty All The Same" being the first release from it. 
Video - Kylie Minogue 
Lyric Video - Linkin Park 

James Blunt's "Heart To Heart" scores a new peak this week at #37, up from #41, while newcomer George Ezra and his great "Budapest" enters the top 50 at #39, an increase from #57.
Video - James Blunt
Video - George Ezra
Speaking of Eurovision earlier, I should now mention that the song which actually beat Unheilig to represent Germany arrives at #41. "Is It Right" marks the debut of girl trio Elaiza in the chart and we should expect it to be higher in the weeks to come. 

And finally, a quick mentioning to Der Tourist Feat. Friedrich Liechtenstein, whose curious "Supergeil" moves up nine to #50, coming on the wave of the song use in a local supermarkt chain advertising. 

And the other new entries this week:  

59. Jan Delay - Liebe 
69. The Chainsmokers - Selfie  
71. Unheilig - Wir Sind Alle Wie Eins  
75. MarieMarie - Cotton Candy Hurricane 
78. Gorgon City ft. Mnek - Ready For Your Love 
79. Christina Perri - Human  

83. Milky Chance - Down By The River  
89. Enrique Iglesias ft. Pitbull - I'm A Freak  
96. Madeline Juno - Like Lovers Do
98. Indila - Derniere Danse  

The Album Chart

It may have come in the autumn of last year, but "Farbenspiel" of Helene Fischer spends yet another week as Germany's most bought album. It is followed by "G I R L" of Pharrell, which sticks to #2 where it entered seven days ago. New at #3 is the latest offering of Mike Oldfield. "Man on the Rocks" becomes the first appearance of the veteran artist inside the top three after three of his eighties albums reached #1. At #4 "Alles was du willst" turns into the most successful LP of local band Luxuslärm, while rapper Olexesh is new at #7 with "Nu eta da". The top ten is closed with the "Best Of" collection of every granny's favourite Argentinian - the one Semino Rossi.

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