This week's German top three remains unchanged with "Love Me Like You Do" of Ellie Goulding spending its fifth week atop the countdown. Omi's "Cheerleader" comes second, while Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney are once again at #3 with "Fourfiveseconds".
Video - Ellie Goulding
Video - Omi
Video - Rihanna
Belgian act Lost Frequencies and "Are You With Me" joins the top ten by rising ten to #5, while "Wolke 4" of Philipp Dittberner & Marv advances two to a new peak at #7.
Audio - Wolke 4
Video - Lost Frequencies
Benefiting from the support of one Ed Sheeran, US rapper Hoodie Allen registers his first chart entry and his first hit in Germany in the shape of "All About It". The catchy track debuts at #9.
Over the last few weeks Germany's music scene was shaken by the decision of Andreas Kümmert, the former winner of The Voice of Germany, to decline to represent the country at the Eurovision contest this May in Vienna despite participating in the competition for Germany's entry at the music show and winning the vote of Germans with a clear majority. Kümmert, who, let's face it, would have fallen into oblivion if he hadn't appeared in the contest, decided that he could not stand on the stage in Austria and thus cleared the way for runner-up Ann Sophie to go instead. Germans, however, seem still to like his winning song as "Heart of Stone" soars from #84 to #12 in its second week in the countdown. "Simple Man", Kümmert's finale song from The Voice of Germany, peaked at #2.
British newcomer James Bay makes it inside the top twenty this week with his "Hold Back The River" going up eight to #14. "Heartbreak Song" of Kelly Clarkson advances two to #16, while David Guetta scores his 22 top 20 single in Germany with "What I Did For Love". The song, which features the vocals of Emeli Sande, climbs two to #19. It is thus the second appearance of Emeli inside the top 20.
Video - James Bay
Video - Kelly Clarkson
Video - David Guetta
German hip hop band Die Orsons have had two singles inside the German top 100 so far, with the bigger of them being the #34 peak of "Horst & Monika" from 2012. Now they are definitely on a better form with "Schwung In Die Kiste" entering at #23 just a couple of weeks after "What's Goes?" made a brief chart appearance at the lower end of the countdown.
Swiss singer Stefanie Heinzmann was last in the German chart in 2012 with "Diggin’ in the Dirt", which peaked at #12. She is now back with new material as "In The End" debuts this week at #25 to be her sixth top 30 hit in the country.
I've mentioned Ann Sophie earlier due to her unexpected triumph at the selection of Germany's song for this year's Eurovision. The track in question, called "Black Smoke", arrives this week at #29. Hopefully it will gain in recognition as the contest approaches.
Pitbull and Ne-Yo's "Time Of Our Lives" advances further, this week to #32 from #43, while "Elastic Heart" of Sia continues its slow ascent by two notches to #35. "Up" of Olly Murs and Demi Lovato gains eleven, justifying its title, and is at #39 in its third week on the chart.
Video - Pitbull and Ne-Yo
Video - Sia
Video - Olly Murs and Demi Lovato
Also new inside the top 50 we can find "Lean On" at #42, the latest of Major Lazer with the help of DJ Snake and MO. So far Major Lazer has been in the top 40 with "Watch Out for This (Bumaye)", peak #27, in 2013.
At #45, up twelve, Maroon 5 improved on their #49 peak two weeks ago with "Sugar".
And finally, this week sees the comeback of Carly Rae Jepsen to the charts as her new single "I Really Like You" debuts at #50. Carly has had two hits on her account - the modern evergreen "Call Me Maybe" (peak #3) and the duet with Owl City "Good Time" (peak #11).
The remaining new entries in the Top 100:
51. Andreas Kuemmert - Home Is In My Hands
65. Mark Forster - Bauch Und Kopf
67. Conchita Wurst - You Are Unstoppable
70. Liont - Montag
85. Mumford & Sons - Believe
89. Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth - See You Again
92. Sam Smith - Like I Can
99. Victoria Conrady & Mark Forster - Maniac
The Album Chart
Though her single career nowadays is more miss than hit, Madonna has managed with ease to top the German charts with her 13th studio album "Rebel Heart". It thus raises the number of number one LPs of Madonna in Germany to 12. This all comes to the expense of Howard Carpendale, with the veteran schlager singer failing once again to score its first number one album in Germany with "Das ist unsere Zeit" debuting at #2. Also new in the top ten we have rapper Sudden and "Superkraefte" at #4.