неделя, 7 декември 2014 г.

German Chart Comments - Issue Date 5.12

Following a several-week hiatus the comments are back with an extremely interesting countdown this week. After David Guetta spent two weeks as number one with "Dangerous", as expected the biggest arrival of the week belongs to Band Aid 30. However, for a change this time we have a German version of the famous song, sung by a bunch of the hottest stars of German music currently. It is thus only the second version of " Do They Know It's Christmas" to reach number one in Germany, next to the original back in 1984. The 1989 version flopped at #74, while the 2004 one peaked at #7. Curiously the so-called local TV Allstars project brought a version of the hit to #3 in 2003, while last week the official line-up of Band Aid 30 debuted at #2 with the current English version of the single. The latter is this week down to #3.
Video - Band Aid 30 (English)
Video - Band Aid 30 (German)
Video - David Guetta

It's extremely rare to see an actor appearing in the charts, let alone in the upper reaches, with a song performed during a movie, but the impact of Jennifer Lawrence singing "The Hanging Tree" in the latest Hunger Games installment was so huge that thanks also to the effect of Internet where now everything can be downloaded, the soundtrack item (written by famous film composer James Newton Howard) debuts at #7. We should not be surprised as after all the song was a stand-up moment of an overall unspectacular film. 


The domination of Swedish artist Aron Michael Ekberg, or AronChupa, over the German chart continues as dance anthem "I'm An Albatraoz" grows two to #8. The vocals are actually provided by Aron's sister.

Further down the top 20, "Wrapped Up", the first single of Olly Murs' newest album, moves up one to #12 in its third week on the chart. It's the fourth top 20 single of the UK star. 


Thanks to a great winter track, excellent performance by lead vocalist Samu and last but definitely not least because of the singer's star status in Germany (due to his coach duties in The Voice Of Germany), Sunrise Avenue had their fourth top 20 single in the country with "Nothing Is Over" arriving at #16. It is the second new song taken from Sunrise Avenue's "Best Of" collection, while first one "You Can Never Be Ready" finds inner strength this week and shoots itself to a brand new peak position at #30, up from #57. 
Nothing is Over - Live
Video - Sunrise Avenue 

The quest of Josef Salvat to conquer the global charts continues as his take on "Diamonds" rises from #42 to enter the top 20 at #18. Also new inside the first 20 after a long climb is "Habits (Stay High)", the break-up anthem of Tove Love, which moves up four to #20.
Josef Salvat - Live 
Video - Tove Lo  

Up one, and slowly turning into another hit of Ed Sheeran in Germany, is his third "X" single "Thinking Out Loud". It is at #24.

Nothing stands on the way of David Guetta as the release of his new album "Listen" has triggered the interest in several of the non-single tracks in it. The biggest of them is "Hey Mama", a team-up with Nicki Minaj and Afrojack, which enters new at #28.

Although we can expect a quick downfall, Farin Urlaub and his Racing Team bring another top 40 singe with "AWG" debuting at #32. It is the second single from the "Faszination Weltraum" album, with first one "Herz? Verloren" reaching #12, and also the tenth "solo" top 40 single of Urlaub.

The arrival of Jennifer Lawrence's "Hanging Tree" hasn't prevented the official "Hunger Games" track of Lorde to enter the countdown as it can be found at #40. "Yellow Flicker Beat" is thus the third top 40 single of the New Zealand singer.

The success of AC/DC in their singles era continues as the second official release from the band's new album enters at #49. "Rock or Bust" comes after "Play Ball" reached #39.

The other new entries: 

58. Sasha - Good Days
75. David Guetta ft. Emeli Sandé - What I Did For Love
78. Adel Tawil - Kartenhaus
81. Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk!
85. David Guetta ft. John Legend - Listen
93. David Guetta ft. The Script - Goodbye Friend
94. David Guetta & Showtek ft. Elliphant & Ms. Dynamite - No Money No Love

96. David Guetta ft. Jaymes Young & Birdy - I'll Keep Loving You

The Album Chart 

When it comes to the biggest stars in Germany's albums market, no one can claim the dominant position of one Herbert Groenemeyer as his string of number one albums continues unharmed since his release of "4630 Bochum" in 1984. "Dauernd Jetzt" is the tenth consecutive studio album of the German star to reach the summit and comes three years after "Schiffsverkehr". Only three studio albums of David Guetta have entered the German chart, with the latest "Listen" entering at #3. His previous one "Nothing but the Beat" peaked at #1.

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