James Newton Howard and Jennifer Lawrence spend a comfortable second week as Germany's number one with "The Hanging Tree", while Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding's "Outside" is still at #2. Rising up one, and entering the top three for the first time is "Uptown Funk" of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. The single thus manages to achieve the same peak as Ronson's modern classic "Valerie", while it is also the third top three single of Mr. Mars. Still, I have the feeling that the song is slowly losing momentum and it would be hard for it to top the German charts as it did elsewhere.
Audio - The Hanging Tree
Video - Outside
Video - Mark Ronson
In its second week on the chart, Charli XCX's "Break The Rules" moves up three to peak at #4.
The highest new entry comes from
local rock group Frei.Wild who score their best charting hit with
"Unvergessen, unvergänglich, lebenslänglich" at #6. It is the second
single from the still to be released "Opposition" LP, with the first one
debuting at #8 some time ago. However, as the former offering of the
boys remained in the top 100 for just a week, expect them next week to break their
own record for the biggest fall from the top ten.
Just behind Frei.Wild we can find probably the biggest hit of this year's ski season for Germans - Tobee's "Jetzt ist der Teufel los". The schlager anthem is the first ever top 50 entry of the singer.
was to be expected Omi's "Cheerleader" and especially its remix by
German DJ Felix Jaehn enters this week the top ten by going up eight to
Video - Omi
Kygo and Conrad are also up with "Firestone", this time at #13,
up from #15. Also up two to #19 is "The Nights" by Avicii. It becomes
the sixth top 20 single of the dance superstar.
Audio - Kygo
Video - Avicii
The next new entry comes from the awesome combination between Rihanna, Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney. The much hyped "FourFiveSeconds"
arrives at #21. The last song in which Rihanna was credited as a lead
singer in Germany was "What Now", which peaked at #49 in 2013. Three
weeks ago Kanye West and Paul McCartney brought "The Only One" at #32 but the song disappeared from the Top 100 in just a week.
"Lips Are Moving" continues its ascent as the Meghan Trainor track advances two to #23.
Video - Meghan Trainor
a curious (to be polite) performance in the casting stage for the new
season of Deutschland sucht den Superstar (DSDS), "Verliebt in der falsches Mädchen" a song penned and sung by Marcelo Araujo Alves was allowed for downloads and thus enters the chart at #28.
The next YouTube star from Germany arrives at #33 in the face of Liont and "Doppelkinn", while Ariana Grande and The Weeknd enter the top 40 at #35, up nine, with "Love Me Harder".
Video - Liont
Video - Ariana Grande
And finally, after entering the countdown at #70 last week, James Bay, one of the most promising newcomers for 2015, brings his first single "Hold Back The River" at #47.
The remaining new entries in the Top 100:
65. Lost Frequencies - Are You With Me
67. Fritz Kalkbrenner - Void
77. Kid Ink ft. Dej Loaf - Be Real
The Album Chart
As previous week's chart topper Vega plummets to #45 (it must be a new record), we have another rapper replacing him at the summit of the German album countdown. This time his name is Favorite as his third LP "Neues von Gott" arrives straight at #1 to become his first album to reach #1. Local rock band Eisbrecher also have a career best with "Schock" at #2, while rapper Kurdo is new with "Almaz" at #3. Also debuting inside the top ten is "F.E.A.R.", the latest offering of Papa Roach at #6.