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German Chart Comments - Issue Date 4.03.2016

No changes in the top three this week in what is more or less a stable countdown as a whole. Thus, Alan Walker makes a full month as Germany's #1 with "Faded", followed by "Die immer lacht" of Stereoact and the vocals of Kerstin Ott. US duo Twenty One Pilots are once again at #3 with "Stressed Out".

Rihanna and Drake are working their way towards the top, by moving up one to #5 with "Work", while Jamie-Lee Kriewitz, the winner of The Voice of Germany from the end of 2015, soars to #12 from #65 with "Ghost". As this has been the winning song of the pop contest, it first reached #11 a week or so after the show, before fading quickly away. Its current resurrection is related to the decision of Germans to select the single as their presentation at this year's Eurovision in Sweden. I may be the only one but for me the track resembles last year's German entry of (the long forgotten) Ann Sophie, which let's face it, did not fare that well (it ranked last).

"My House" of Flo Rida rises five to #16, to become his 12th top 20 single as a lead artist in Germany.

Topic ft. Nico Santos make a new peak at #19 with "Home", while we can find the highest new entry of the week at #26. "Durch die schweren Zeiten" marks the return of legendary German musician Udo Lindenberg to the chart, as the veteran rocker is ready with his next studio album "Stärker als die Zeit" and this is the first offering from it. Udo's previous singles to rank that high were those taken out of his MTV Unplugged album from 2011. 

I've written it before but Australian singer Sia's solo singles have never been a huge thing in Germany (excluding "Chandelier" (peak #10)) as she has brought only four of them inside the top 100. The fourth in question is called "Cheap Thrills" and manages to rise this week by 18 positions to #28. It eclipses the #29 peak of "Elastic Heart" from 2013.

Further down the top 40, there are new peaks registered by Coldplay's "Hymn For The Weekend", up two to #29, The Chainsmokers' "Roses", up one to #31, Mike Posner's "I Took A Pill In Ibiza", up three to #34, and The BossHoss' "Jolene", up three to #35.

The other new entries:

47. Smith & Burrows - Wonderful Life
64. Xavier Naidoo - Frei
96. Gestört aber GeiL - Geh nicht weg
100. Nico & Vinz feat. Kid Ink & Bebe Rexha - That's How You Know

The album chart

A shocking number of 27 new titles enter the German album chart this week, led by Schiller and his latest LP called "Future". It is the fifth number one of the music producer. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis return with their sophomore album "This Unruly Mess I've Made", new at #4. Trash metal group Anthrax make a career best with "For All Kings" arriving at #5.

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