Ellie Goulding clocks up a full month on top of the German singles chart with "Love Me Like You Do", followed for yet another time by "Cheerleader" of Omi. "FourFiveSeconds" moves up two to #3 this week to become the first ever top-three single of Kanye West in Germany. As for Rihanna the song is her 13th appearance in the top three, while the hit manages to register the same peak as Sir Paul McCartney's previous top-three single "Hope of Deliverance" from the early 90s.
Video - Ellie Goulding
Video - Omi
Video - Rihanna
In its third week on the chart, Philip George returns to the top ten with his club anthem "Wish You Were Mine" rising six to #6 to beat its #7 debut three weeks ago.
Entering the top ten this week we have Philipp Dittberner & Marv and their "Wolke 4", which advances seven positions to #9, while "Are You With Me" - another huge dance hit of the moment joins the top 20 at #15, up 12. The latter belongs to Belgian Felix De Laet, performing under the name of Lost Frequencies, who has already topped the charts in his home country.
Audio - Wolke 4
Video - Lost Frequencies
Kelly Clarkson scores her eight top-20 single in the country as her latest "Heartbeat Song" rises five to match the #18 peak of Kelly's last top-20 success "Mr. Know It All".
James Bay is slowly but steadily moving towards the top 20 with "Hold Back The River", this time at #22, up from #33. Up one, to a new peak at #37 is Sia and her "Elastic Heart".
Video - James Bay
Video - Sia
Though she undoubtedly is a music force everyone should acknowledge and despite the fact that her forthcoming tour will be more than successful, the feeling that Madonna has once again failed to score a big chart hit remains. Her new offering "Living For Love" may be soaring 41 places to #40 but the chances that it is going to be forgotten in a week or two are more than great. Madonna was last in the chart with "Give Me All Your Luvin’" which peaked at #8. Unfortunately her previous LP produced no other charting singles in Germany.
Veteran German musician Herbert Grönemeyer is back with the second single from his "Dauernd jetzt" album. "Fang mich an" arrives in at #41, while the pilot track from the LP called "Morgen" debuted at #5.
The latest collaboration between Pitbull and Ne-Yo called "Time Of Our Lives" enters the top 50 in its second week in the chart, by going up to #43 from #72. Pitbull's previous single "Fireball" reached #22, while Ne-Yo was last in the top 100 with "Forever Now", peak #64. The two singers have collaborated before on "Give me Everything", which was a number-two smash in 2011.
It has taken some time until "Up", the second single from the current album of Olly Murs to be released in Germany. Now the duet with Demi Lovato moves up eighteen in its second week inside the top 100 and ranks at #50. "Wrapped Up", the previous single of Olly, peaked at #11. Demi's best performing single in Germany is "Wouldn’t Change a Thing", peaking at #28 in 2010.
The remaining new entries in the Top 100:
53. Oliver Heldens ft. Kstewart - Last All Night (Koala)
65. Kanye West - All Day
81. Dotan - Home
84. Andreas Kuemmert - Heart Of Stone
87. Alexa Feser - Glueck
88. Galantis - Runaway (U And I)
96. Ariana Grande - One Last Time
The Album Chart
In the LP chart "Brandneu", the brand new album of German veteran star Wolfgang Petry, becomes his third studio recording to top the charts. Steven Wilson returns to the album charts with "Hand.Cannot.Erase" - his second album to peak at #3 next to his 2013 offering "The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)". Nena, another veteran on the German music scene, comes back with "Oldschool" at #4. Her last studio album "Du bist gut" peaked at #2. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds registers this week their first ever top ten album in Germany as "Chasing Yesterday" debuts at #5. And yes, Helene Fischer returns in the top ten...