After returning to the top spot last week, "Dangerous" of David Guetta and Sam Martin stays there for a fourth non-consecutive time. Its sales were boosted by the appearance of Guetta on the finale of The Voice of Germany two weeks ago. As a whole, this week's countdown is influenced by the show as at #2, up from #23, Germans have finally found out about "Take Me To Church" of Hozier despite the song being around for ages. As Hozier sang it during the finale together with winner Charley Ann Schmutzler, the song easily improves on the #20 peak achieved before. Speaking of the winner and her finale song "Blue Heart", it rises from #29 to #3. Still don't expect anyone to remember Charley Ann in two months.
Video - David Guetta
Video - Hozier
Video - Charley Ann
Ed Sheeran scores his third top ten hit in Germany also thanks to The Voice of Germany where he performed "Thinking Out Loud", which now rises six to #6.
Video - Ed Sheeran
German rock band Frei.wild has had chart appearances since 2010 but they have never charted higher than #19, an injustice now undone as their newest single "Wir brechen eure Seelen" debuts straight at #9.
"Au Revoir" of Mark Forster is definitely one of the hits of the year in Germany and it's great to see the singer's next single also performing well as "Flash mich" rises 16 to #14.
The next new entries belong to two relative newcomers on the German music scene. At #18 Joel Brandenstein has managed to bring his debut single "Diese Liebe" inside the top 20 after a successful Internet campaign started by himself. At #20 Nico Suave, helped by one Xavier Naidoo, scores his first ever hit, after two minor chart entries at the lower end of the Top 100, with "Danke".
Video - Joel Brandenstein
Video - Nico Suave
At #22 Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" moves up from #38, while soaring from #95 to #34 is the version of "Hallelujah" of the aforementioned Xavier Naidoo. It was performed at the Christmas show of local music competition "Sing meinen Song".
Video - Taylor Swift
"Uptown Funk", the collaboration of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, is slowly conquering the world as in Germany it goes up two to #43. At the same time Avicii's follow-up to top-ten hit "The Days" called "The Nights" enters the top 50 at #47, an increase from #59.
Video - Mark Ronson
Video - Avicii
The other new entries:
65. Imagine Dragons - I Bet My Life
75. Ellie Goulding - Your Song
84. Heino - Schwarz Blueht Der Enzian
93. Sandra Nasic - Last Christmas
95. Billy Boyd - The Last Goodbye
The Album Chart
In the album chart, as expected Unheilig's farewell album "Gipfelstürmer" becomes the band's third consecutive studio recording to top the countdown as it goes straight at #1. "Nichts ist für die Ewigkeit", the Live album of Böhse Onkelz sees the veteran rockers returning to the chart at #2, while AC/DC's multi-selling LP "Rock Or Bust" is down one to #3.