Though the English version of the 2014 take of "Do They Know It's Christmas" leaves the top ten by plunging nine to #12, the German one (which at least tries to be different) sticks to number one for a second week in a row. Up five to #2 is the Jennifer Lawrence-sung track "The Hanging Tree" from the soundtrack of Mockingjay: Part One - a spectacular and rather unexpected success. The top three is completed by David Guetta and his racing anthem "Dangerous".
Video - Band Aid 30 (German)
Audio - Jennifer Lawrence
Video - David Guetta
AronChupa's "I'm an
Albatraoz" advances one to #7, while the highest new entry belongs to
Jessie J and her "Masterpiece" at #10. The song is the second single
taken from Jessie's "Sweet Talker" album and arrives after "Bang Bang"
peaked at #13 recently. Jessie sang "Masterpiece" together with
contestants from the Voice Of Germany at the end of November, which can
explain why the song has become the singer's second top ten single in
the country, next to "Price Tag" (peak #3).
Video - AronChupa
Video - Jessie J
"Diamonds" of Josef
Salvat moves up seven to #11, while "Thinking Out Loud" of Ed Sheeran
rises eleven to #13 and turns into the singer's fifth top 20 single in
Germany. It even manages to improve on the #17 peak of previous release
Josef Salvat - Live
Video - Ed Sheeran
Up four to #16 is "Habits (Stay High)" of Tove Love, while
Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding manage to reverse the downward trend of
their last collaboration "Outside" as the song rises eleven to #22.
Video - Tove Lo
Video - Outside
Further down the top 50, George Ezra moves up to #27 from #42 with
"Blame It On Me".
As every year, the influx of Christmas hits come holiday time is led by Wham!'s evergreen "Last Christmas", which shoots itself to #31 from #72, while Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is close behind, at #36, up from #79.
Video - Wham!
Video - Mariah Carey
"Au Revior" is one of the definite hits of 2014 and Mark Forster is now ready with the follow-up "Flash mich", which enters the top 50 by moving up 21 to #34.
It's up two to #38 for Lorde's "Yellow Flicker Beat" in its second week on the chart. "Blank Space", the second single taken out of Taylor Swift's "1989" album, is gaining momentum as the song advance 20 to #40 being the sixth single of the star in the chart. First offering "Shake It Off" peaked at #5 and is still sticking around.
Video - Lorde
Video - Taylor Swift
There is also a new peak for Sam Smith's "I'm Not The Only On", which rises four to #44.
Video - Sam Smith
At #48 we can find a new entry of local rapper Haftbefehl with his fourth single in the countdown "Ich Rolle Mit Meim Besten".
The other new entries:
95. Watermät - Bullit
97. Avicii - The Nights
100. Beyoncé - 7/11
The Album Chart
In the album chart AC/DC score their fourth number one studio album in Germany with "Rock Or Bust", while also new in the top ten is Haftbefehl with his fourth album and the second to reach #4 in a row - "Russisch Roulette".