It has been expected for some time but finally Omi's "Cheerleader", remixed by Felix Jaehn, makes it to the number one in its sixth week on the chart by leaping seven positions. It thus replaces the soundtrack anthem of James Newton Howard and actress Jennifer Lawrence, "The Hanging Tree", which slips to #2 after staying two weeks at #1. This also means that Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars will have to be content with the #3 position, where their "Uptown Funk" smash stays for a second week in a row.
Video - Omi
Audio - The Hanging Tree
Video - Mark Ronson
At #6, up from #21 in its second week, is "Fourfiveseconds", the track belonging to Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney. The song now has the honour to be Rihanna's 18th top ten single in Germany as a lead artist (or the 22th one when her guest appearances are counted). As for the notorious Kanye, the song is his second to reach the top ten, beating the #8 peak of "Love Lockdown" from 2008. As for Paul we have to go back to 1993 to find evergreen "Hope of Deliverance" as his last single in the Germany's top ten.
Entering together with "Cheerleader" six weeks ago, "Firestone" of Kygo, another hit from northern Europe, makes it inside the first ten this time by flying five to #8.
Audio - Kygo
DSDS star Marcelo Araujo Alves, to the delight of Dieter Bohlen, enters the top 20 this week at #16, up from #28 where it debuted a week ago.
Also going inside the top 20 is "Lips Are Movin'", the second single of US newcomer Meghan Trainor. It is up six to #17.
Video - Meghan Trainor
This week sees also the entry of German singer Johannes Oerding in the top 30 as his fourth chart single "Alles brennt" fires up from #56 to #22. This is the first top 40 single of the Münster-born singer, who has had a small success with "Nichts geht mehr" peaking at #43 in 2013.
The highest new entry belongs to UK electronic duo Blonde and their first ever hit "I Loved You". The collaboration with Melissa Steel lands at #25.
In its third week on the countdown, Deichkind's "Denken Sie gross" rises from #53 to #36, coinciding with the release of the group's new album, which enters at #1 in the LP chart.
And at #41, James Bay moves up six with "Hold Back The River".
The remaining new entries in the Top 100:
70. Maroon 5 - Sugar
72. Die Orsons - Whats Goes
87. Vigiland - Ufo (Original Mix)
92. Fall Out Boy - Centuries
98. Kid Ink ft. R. Kelly - Dolo
The Album Chart
With only Helene Fischer and Unheilig (who else?) remaining in the top ten, we have eight new entries inside the top ten. They are all led by Deichkind's "Niveau Weshalb Warum" - the first ever number one of the hip hip/electro group after their previous one peaked at #2. Compilation 187 Strassenbande - Der Sampler 3 is new at #2, followed by Johannes Oerding's first top ten album - "Alles brennt" at #3, Blind Guardian's fifth consecutive top ten album - "Beyond The Red Mirror" at #4, Bob Dylan's "Shadows In The Night" at #6, rock group Kärbholz' "Karma" at #7, Diana Krall's "Wallflower" at #9 and Kid Ink's "Full Speed" at #10.