Klingande, Faul & Wad Ad, Lilly Wood & The Prick... the list of French artists topping the German chart with ease with their more or less similar debut production is enhanced this week by The Avener and his "Fade Out Lines". The song, which samples the track of the same name of Phoebe Killdeer and the Short Straws, goes straight to number one to replace fellow countryman David Guetta and his "Lovers on the Sun". The latter moves to #3 after spending two months on the top.
Video - The Avener
Video - David Guetta
Inbetween at #2, up seven, current US and future UK chart topper "All About that Bass" of Meghan Trainor is trying to conquer Germany as well.
As I predicted last week, the effect of the Bundesvision song contest will have its full blow this week as winning song "Lass uns gehen" of Revolverheld moves up to #4 from #28 to become the band's fifth top ten single. The guys' "Helden 2008" reached #2 in 2008.
Video - Revolverheld
Thanks to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, US musician Fences has his first ever hit in Germany with "Arrows" debuting at #8. It doesn't hurt that the song is actually quite good.
Up four to #9, and turning into only the second single of Taylor Swift ("I Knew You Were Trouble" peaked at #9) to reach the top ten, "Shake It Off" is already one of the autumn hits of the year.
"Herz Verloren" is the pilot single of the newest album of Farin Urlaub Racing Team, the group of the Die Aerzte musician, and enters at #12 to beat the #14 peak of "Zehn (live)" - so far the best performing single of FURT.
"The Chamber" of Lenny Kravitz continues its climb and this week is up five to #21.
Video - Lenny Kravitz
Also on the back of the Bundesvision and after the phenomenal success of number one hit "Auf uns", Andreas Bourani scores his third top 40 single as "Auf anderen Wegen" enters the countdown at #32.
Robin Schulz debuts this week in the LP chart with his first album "Prayer" at #7 and brings yet another dance track inside the top 40. "Sun Goes Down", which can be found at #37, is a collaboration with British singer Jasmine Thompson.
At #38, up two, is Hozier with "Take Me To Church", while Sunrise Avenue are back with a new track called "You Can Never Be Ready" at #41. The guys' previous single "Little Bit Love" flopped at #80, though the new material is Sunrise Avenue's ninth top 50 single in Germany.
Video - Hozier
Video - Sunrise Avenue
And finally, this week sees also Fritz Kalkbrenner making it inside the top 50 with his "Back Home", which moves up two to #49.
The other new entries:
53. Maxim - Alles versucht (2.0)
59. Summer Cem ft. Farid Bang - Mafia Musik
70. Jupiter Jones - Ploetzlich Haelt Die Welt An
73. Tonbandgeraet - Alles Geht
78. Nico Suave ft. Flo Mega - Gedicht
84. Imagine Dragons - Warriors
100. Kayef - Relikte Letzter Nacht
The Album Chart
After his previous two albums peaked at #3 and #2, respectively, local singer Clueso finally has a number one LP to his account with "Stadtrandlichter". The album leads a parade of 12 new albums inside the top 20, and is followed by the latest offerings of Lenny Kravitz at #2, Joe Bonamassa at #3 and Leonard Cohen at #4.