The craziness around Fifty Shades Of Grey was more than certain to have its mark on the music charts as well and this week we see the full impact of the movie/book phenomenon as the main track from the soundtrack "Love Me Like You Do" of Ellie Goulding debuts straight at number one. Of course it doesn't hurt that the song is actually rather good by itself and deserves to be at #1 regardless of the film it features in. Solo Ellie Goulding has come the closest to number one with the #4 peak of "Burn", but of course a month ago she spent a brief week at #1 by providing the vocals for Calvin (the Armani model) Harris and his "Outside".
The arrival of Ellie at #1 means that Omi has to retreat to #2 with "Cheerleader" after spending a week as Germany's most beloved song. Also down one, to #3, is "The Hanging Tree" of James Newton Howard feat. Jennifer Lawrence, rounding up quite a movie-themed top three.
Video - Omi
Audio - The Hanging Tree
Within the top 20 on their now regular ascent are "FourFiveSeconds" of Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney, up one to #5, "Firestone" of Kygo feat. Conrad, up two #6, and Meghan Trainor's "Lips Are Movin", up one to #16.
Video - Rihanna
Video - Meghan Trainor
Lyric Video - Kygo
Up nine to #21 and improving on its #24 position from a month ago is "Wolke 4" of Philipp Dittberner & Marv. The song is, if you ask me, now in an urgent need of a video.
The second highest new entry comes from US alternative rock newcomers SomeKindaWonderful, whose "Reverse" was first released in the summer of last year but finally arrives at #30 in the German countdown after spending a hefty number of weeks in the country's airplay charts.
James Bay continues with his steady climb with debut single "Hold Back The River" now at #33, up from #41. Also thanks to the inclusion of the song on the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack, The Weeknd's is having his first ever solo top 50 single with "Earned It" moving from #54 to #35.
Video - James Bay
Video - The Weeknd
After two number one hits, David Guetta is ready with his next track to conquer the upper reaches of the German chart. This time it is a collaboration with Emeli Sande and "What I Did For Love" comes inside the top 50 by rising from #58 to #37.
"Vandaag" (peak #4) was one of the dance anthems of 2014 and now Dutch producer Bakermat is ready with the follow-up in the face of "Teach Me". The song debuts at #42.
And finally "Elastic Heart", what is actually the second ever single of Sia in the German chart as a lead artist, makes it this week inside the top 50 by advancing nine positions to #47. Previous single "Chandelier" reached #10.
The remaining new entries in the Top 100:
52. Chris Brown & Tyga ft. Schoolboy Q - Bitches N Marijuana
54. Kontra K - Erfolg ist kein Glück
73. Kasalla - Alle Jlaeser huh
74. Brings - Polka, Polka, Polka
97. Madonna - Living For Love
The Album Chart
The influx of German rappers topping the LP chart goes on with Fler, this time under a new name - Frank White, making his first ever number one with "Keiner kommt klar mit mir". He is followed at #2 by Kontra K and his best performing album "Aus dem Schatten ins Licht". The soundtrack of Fifty Shades of Grey arrives this week new at #5.