Chart flash 11-18: The rapping week

Mr. Pitbull is the artist of the moment. Alongside with Jennifer Lopez he spends a fourth week right at the top of the German single chart. And the rapper enters the list with his new single Give Me Everything at number 11 as the highest new entry. The track seems to have a closer connections to the number 11 as it is the 11th track for Pitbull charting in Germany. And it is the 11th track for accompanying NE-Yo also. Latter has an uncredited appearance in the charts with 50 cent’s Baby By Me charted more than a year ago. NE-YO misses narrowly a next Top 10 hit but having now his biggest hit since his Closer rose to number 4 in 2008.

Most luckily of the pack officially credited might be perhaps Afrojack who reaches by now the broadest audience ever. First he appeared last summer alongside David Guetta having a medium hit with Louder Than Words. His very own release Take Over Control was a club hit but only made it two weeks in the official charts at the end of last year. – The last of the artists of the track is Nayer. I’ve never heard of him …

The most successful new German release is offered also by a rapper. Bushido is not only a rapper but the most releasing rapper of Germany right now. He is promoting his 14th album Jenseits von Gut un Böse (Beyond Bad And Evil) that is scheduled for 13th May. Three weeks before the single Vergiss mich (Forget Me) appeared in shops. It is a very minimal track about a lost love. To show a more soulful perspective Bushido asked German singer J-LUV to perform the chorus. Describing a heartache feeling is quite new for Bushido – so the start of the track is a little confusing. After a few seconds the world returns to theold coordinates of Bushido. As always the rapper performs as the strong man who never could be hurt. He aggressively and dismissively rants about his past especially the girl friend itself. Of course in his eyes she was lying and unfaithful so he had to force the breakup (of which he suffers right now). – Could be the begin of a complexe story but it is not. That would be a complete change of the usually simply thinking rapper which probably would confuse the fan crowd too much. In the end Bushido describes our reality simply like ever before. – The track starts at number 19 in the week of its release. That is a little weak in comparison to the leading singles of his predecessing albums. Too much romantic heartache feeling ?