петък, 9 май 2014 г.

German Chart Comments - Issue Date 9.05

The sight of a number one sang in German is so rare this days, that it is very welcoming to see Andreas Bourani topping directly the chart with the entry of his latest single called "Auf uns". Being a million years away from his earlier output (Bourani's debut single "Nur in meinem Kopf", peak #16, has so far been his best performer), the amazing "Auf uns" reminds, at least for me, of a younger Herbert Groenemeyer, and has the honour to be the first German number one since Cro's "Whatever" from July last year. 

Thus after a four-week stay at #1, Clean Bandit's "Rather Be" is down to #2, while Helene Fischer's "Atemlos durch die Nacht" moves up one to #3, showing that it does not intend to go away any time soon.

Video - Clean Bandit  
Video - Helene  

At #4, it is also up one for "Budapest" and George Ezra, while the second new entry can be found at #6. "Summer" is the latest offering of dance superstar Calvin Harris, who however has had no other top ten single in Germany so far (the Rihanna collaboration not included). The song improves on the #13 peak of "I Need Your Love" as well as on the #24 position reached by Harris' previous single "Under Control". 

Video - George Izra
Video - Calvin Harris 

After persistent climbing, "One Day (Vandaag)" of Bakermat has finally made it into the top ten in its seventh week as the dance track rises three to #9.


The next new entry is courtesy of Mateo and his debut solo single called "Isso", which arrives at #12. Those who know their German acts will of course be familiar with Mateo as a member of local group Culcha Candela. 

Video - Mateo

For a period of 11 chart weeks, John Legend's worldwide smash "All Of Me" couldn't go higher than the #55 position and for a moment I thought that it is destined to be one of those hits which will fade away totally unnoticed in Germany. This however changes as the great ballad soars to #19 from #61 to become Legend's first ever top 50 single in the country.

Video - John Legend

Also improving on its #23 peak from two weeks ago, "I Got U" of Duke Dumont moves up two to #22.

Video - Duke Dumont

Apart from Calvin Harris, another established star in the face of Rita Ora also brings her best performing single in Germany with "I Will Never Let You Down". The song debuts at #32, beating the #36 peak of "R.I.P.".
Video - Rita Ora

Further down the chart American Authors continue their climb with "Best Day Of My Life", up 12 to #34. 

Video - American Authors

As this is one of the rare weeks where all new entries are directly inside the top 50, let's deal with the rest of the bunch quickly: At #39 we have another track of rapper Kollegah, this time called "Wat Is' Denn Los Mit Dir"; Pharrell Williams follows his number one smash "Happy" with "Marilyn Monroe" at #43; Coldplay's promotional track "Midnight" arrives at #44, while Ariana Grande has her first ever chart single with "Problem", a collaboration with Iggy Azalea, at #45.
Video - Kollegah
Video - Pharrell Williams 
Video - Coldplay
Live - Ariana Grande 

The Album Chart 

For a change, it is not Helene Fischer who has the best selling album this week (she is down to #2) but German veteran Westernhagen bringing his latest LP "Alphatier" directly to the summit. It is the seventh number one in the long career of the local legend. At #6 Toto bring their "35th Anniversary Tour-Live In Poland", while Blur's singer Damon Albarn is new at #7 with "Everyday Robots" (a solo career best). Another German veteran, Joachim Witt, is not so successful as Westernhagen as his new album called "Neumond" debuts at #8, while Pixies' "Indie Cindy" arrives at #10.

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