A new week and a brand new number one in Germany as "The Hanging Tree", the unbelievably popular track from the soundtrack of the latest "Hunger Games" movies, rises two to claim the top spot. Needless to say it is the first foray of composer James Newton Howard and actress Jennifer Lawrence on top of the charts. As I mentioned last week, the sales of the single were boosted by a new trendy pop remix.
Thus Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding have to retreat one to #2, while former number one "Walk" of Kwabs moves down also one, to #3.
Video - Outside
Video - Kwabs
Slowly, but certainly going towards the #1 slot are Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars with their global smash "Uptown Funk". It is up three to #4.
Video - Mark Ronson
The highest new entry of the week can be found at #7 courtesy of Charli XCX. "Break The Rules" makes a surprisingly successful new entry perhaps thanks to its use as the soundtrack of a local reality show. Though being one of the global hits last year, "Boom Clap" of Charli XCX never reached higher than #36 in Germany.
Between #11 and #20 we have new peaks of "Flash mich" of Mark Forster at #11, up one; of "Firestone" of Kygo and Conrad, up four to #15; and of Omi's "Cheerleader", up eleven to #16.
Video - Mark Forster
Video - Omi
Audio - Kygo
The next new entry at #23 belongs to Berlin-based newcomer Philipp Dittberner and electronic music specialist Marv and their "Wolke 4". The song follows the currently well-established road in the genre by Robin Schulz, The Avener...
Meghan Trainor's "Lips are Moving" advances four to #25, while the third release from Rea Garvey's "Pride" LP follows the previous two by also making it inside the top 50. "It's A Good Life" debuts at #43.
Video - Meghan Trainor
Lyric Video - Rea Garvey
And finally, local YouTube sensation DieLochis score a third consecutive top 50 hit with "Mein letzter Tag", which arrives fresh at #46.
The remaining new entries in the Top 100:
60. Hardwell feat. Harrison - Sally
70. James Bay - Hold Back The River
80. The Weeknd - Earned It
88. Disclosure feat. Eliza Doolittle - You & Me
100. Kelly Clarkson - Heartbeat Song
The Album Chart
As last week's number one of Prinz Porno collapses to #20 as all albums of rappers in Germany tend to do, his colleague Vega enters at the top with his third LP "Kaos". A big fall can be expected next week. Marilyn Manson's new album called "The Pale Emperor" debuts at #4, while Norway's folk-rock band Katzenjammer are new at #5 with "Rockland".