Matt Simons managed only to spend a brief week atop the German singles charts with his "Catch & Release" but now has to retreat to #3 and to give way to EFF and "Stimme" to crown the countdown, an increase from #4. Behind EFF we can find German singer Mark Forster and local DJ and producer Felix Jaehn, who are well known by chart fans. Forster's biggest hit remains "Au Revoir" from 2014, which reached #2 and already has a double-platinum status, while Jaehn has two number one hits on his account from last year - "Ain't Nobody" and his remix of "Cheerleader" of Omi.
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"Stitches" of Shawn Mendes, which finally succeeded in replacing Justin Bieber at the top in the UK, moves up one to take the silver medal in Germany.
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Also on the rise is "Light It Up" of Major Lazer, up one to #4, making the same peak as Major Lazer's megahit "Lean On". It would be however tough to register the same amount of sales again.
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Marking new peaks inside the top ten we have Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself", up one to #6, and "7 Years" of Lukas Graham, up two to #10.
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Up six to #16 is "Sweet Lovin'", the second single of Sigala, while G-Eazy and Bebe Rexha's "Me, Myself & I" makes it inside the top 20 in its third week in the countdown. It rises from #38 to #17.
Dua Lipa's "Be The One" is also confidently joining the list of 2016's early anthems as it climbs from #32 to #21.
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In her fifth week in the chart Elle King improves on her #27 peak from last time and moves up two to #25 with "Ex's & Oh's". Entering the German top 30 for the first time in their career we can find X Ambassadors and "Renegades", which is up twelve to #27.
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Alan Walker is the next DJ coming from Scandinavia, who is posed to shake the European dance scene with his first hit "Faded". The song, which already topped the charts in Norway and Sweden, skyrockets 39 positions in Germany and is at #30 in its second week in the countdown. Expect it in the top five over the next few weeks.
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Flo Rida's "My House" is up 13 to #32, while the highest new entry of the week can be found as low as #41. It belongs to UK music producer Jonas Blue and his take on Tracy Chapman's classic "Fast Car". The song is already a huge hit in Australia and is destined for big things in Europe as well. The original actually was never a hit in Germany, spending just a week at #81.
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The other new entries:
68. The Chainsmokers feat. Rozes - Roses
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74. 5 Seconds Of Summer - Hey Everybody!
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86. Twenty One Pilots - Stressed Out
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89. Ali Bumaye - Mmm... #Na Klar
90. Yall feat. Gabriela Richardson - Hundred Miles
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93. Selena Gomez - Hands To Myself
95. Farid Bang - C R E E D
The Album Chart
Over to the Album Chart, German rapper Azad scores his first ever #1 album with "Leben II", fifteen years after his first "Leben" reached just #46. David Bowie's "Blackstar" slips to #2, while his Best Of compilation rises one to #4. Inbetween at #3 we can find "Lebenslänglich", the latest offering of legendary German band BAP (this time under the name Niedeckens BAP). Südtirol's rock band Unantastbar has its first ever top-ten album with "Hand aufs Herz" entering new at #5.