Flash 11-13: King Bruno Mars is back

Back at the top he is! After his performance live at TV show Wetten dass…? (Wanna bet that…?) on Saturday 20th March Bruno Mars sees grenade flying back to No. 1 disqualifying Lady Gaga’s Born This Way to the runner’s up position. The popular Saturday night show is still one of the most successful marketing tools in Germany. More than 9 millions were watching the recent issue – or 27,6 %. Just for comparison: DSDS the big casting event tumbled down last episodes to 18,7 %.

Another star of the show right now tops the album charts. As media control informs Herbert Grönemeyer lands his recent release Schiffsverkehr at No.1 in ist first chart week. Since 1984 all his album with original and new material topped the list – Schiffsverkehr is the ninth. Also Bruno Mars gets a album sale boost landing at No.2 with Doo-Wops & Hooligans.


The performance in the show

Bruno Mars is spending a fifth week at the top. He is by now the artist with most weeks at the top spot. Las track staying five weeks or longer was Over The Rainbow by Israel „IZ“ Kamakawiwo’ole which collected 12 weeks at the top at the back end of 2010. It was also the last track who managed to rebound to the top after falling down first. The last track taking a break of leading the list for more than one week was Satellite by Lena in spring last year.


Belgian singer MILOW is back with a new release. You And Me (In My Pocket) enters the German chart at No.3 and is the best new CD release of the week. It’s the artist’s second big hit here after his very acoustic ballade version of Ayo Technology went No.2 two years ago. You And Me (In My Pocket) continues in sound and success. The track combines the well known voice and guitar play with a midtempo rhythm making the record kind of a sing-a-long song. German Telekom realized that quality at first and uses the song for its marketing campaign Million Moments aired right now in German TV. Lucky MILOW – Germany is indeed the region where the new track reaches a top position …

The full video


The TV spot of Telekom

Other successful CD releases:
S & M by Rihanna No.5 and
E. T. by Katy Perry ft. Kanye West