сряда, 13 април 2016 г.

German Chart Comments - Issue Date 8.04.2016

Despite that Alan Walker's (now massive) "Faded" spends its ninth week atop the German singles countdown and that Stereoact's "Die immer lacht" is still at #2, we finally have new blood in the top three in the face of Sia's "Cheap Thrills". The song moves up one to #3, to match the peak position of "She Wolf", the hit of David Guetta to which Sia provided vocals way back in 2012 and which has so far been her most successful chart credit in Germany.

Further down the top ten, Mike Posner's "I Took A Pill In Ibiza" inches up one to #5, while Fifth Harmony score their first top ten in the country as "Work From Home" advances three to #8. It has been awhile since we had a female band inside the top ten in Germany.

It has also been several weeks since we witnessed a new entry in the upper reaches of the chart and now we can thank to local star Mark Forster for bringing a fresh track directly into the top 20. The (great) song in question is called "Wir sind Groß" and arrives at #13, to be Mark's four top 20 hit as a lead artist. It is also the first single offering from the singer's third album and comes on the heels of his biggest hits "Au revoir" (#2), "Flash mich" (#11) and "Bauch und Kopf" (#15). We should also not overlook Mark Forster's vocal participation to the EFF project and its huge hit "Stimme", which was #1 at the start of the year.  

No one can say "No" to Meghan Trainor as the single enters the top 20 at #14, an increase from #27, while The Chainsmokers have their most successful single in the country (in terms of chart placement at least) with "Don't Let Me Down". The song, which features the vocals of US singer Daya, soars fourteen to #16.

As expected last week "Bonbon" of Era Istrefi and "Cake By The Ocean" of DNCE are slowly turning into one of the hits of the spring season, with the former rising sixteen to #21 and the latter five to #24.

And finally, let's spare a thought for "Get Ugly" of Jason Derulo, which registers a new peak position by moving up seventeen to #38. 

The other new entries:

67. Desiigner - Panda
69. Kygo - Raging (feat. Kodaline)
89. Jay Sean - Make My Love Go (feat. Sean Paul) 
93. Shawn Mendes - I Know What You Did Last Summer

The album chart:

Contrary to all the controversy which surrounded Xavier Naidoo and his now notorious attempt to present the country at the Eurovision, Germans continue to love one of their best singers as his latest album "Nicht von dieser Welt 2" debuts at #1. Thus, Xavier has an unharmed series of seven #1 albums which can be traced way back to 1998 and the first "Nicht von dieser Welt". And if we add his participation to the Söhne Mannheims project or to the extremely successful TV show "Sing meinen Song", the influence of Xavier on the German music scene is really more than enormous. Legendary duo Pet Shop Boys celebrate their 30th career anniversary with a new album called "Super" arriving at #3. Apart from their debut in 1986, all of their albums have now found a position inside the top ten of the German LP chart.

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