Chart flash 11-16: European Power with David Guetta and Caro Emerald

JLO feat. Pitbull are still Number 1. Good. The American invasion still works … but there are some challengers on the way.

The story of the week is the climber to Number2: Snoop Dogg vs. David Guetta and their collaboration Sweat. The French DJ right now helps the US rapper having his biggest hit in Germany to date. Never before in his almost 20 year long chart career Snoop Dogg was higher noted than No.3. Now he sets up two Top3 hits in a row. – 19 years after it went first No.2 in Germany the hookline of Felix’ Don’t You Want Me again reaches that position. The man itself who does support these moves – David Guetta – gets his third hit which climbs No.2 or higher. Last time he hit number 1 was way back in late August 2009 with Sexy Bitch. Since than he had seen three times the Top 10. He is still one of the big names in the music business of now spending this recent week a 50th week within the Top 10. That’s what acts like Timbaland and Beyoncé did in their career so far.

The press release of media control on Tuesday lacks of new entries. Probably we see again a quiet week with an music industry acting like stupid children. Instead the DSDS show again feeds the news with headlines. This actual week it is Caro Emerald from the Netherlands who benefits from a performance at the show. Candidate Zazou Mall performed A Night Like This … and had to go at the end of the show. Seeing the original track rising nonetheless is a clear vote on the great song and the very weak performance of Zazou.

Caro Emerald finally hits also in Germany the upper region of the chart. In her home country The Netherlands she went to number 2 in early 2010. In Austria the single right now climbs to Number 1. Even in Romania and Poland Caro Emerald is a top act. Will she have the power of attracting people in Germany even without a TV show performance? By now A Night Like This is a slow burner spending 8 weeks in the charts continously rising and getting the last kick by the show. The recent iTunes charts list the song even 10 days after in the Top 10. Only the radio airplay chart does not list it.

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