Having two new entries inside the Top 10 overshadows all other movements a little. There are two climbers worth to notice. Dutch singer Caro Emerald rises two places to number 4 after her song A Night Like This was presented within the TV show Let’s Dance. The plot of the show is watching VIPs trying to do standard dances like rumba, cha cha cha, waltz et al. A Night Like This was used as the music for the Cha-cha-cha. For Caro Emerald number 4 is the highest place she ever managed to climb on. It took the song 11 weeks to get here.

The second climber is the all star crew around Pitbull. Give Me Everything in its second chart week can „break“ into the Top 10 giving leading Pitbull a follow up to his recent Number one On The Floor (alongsides main star JLO) and a fourth Top 10 hit as a credited artist. NE-YO after an almost three years break can return to the Top 10. Give Me Everything is no more than his second chart hit climbing that high. For the really first time Afrojack & Nayer can reach the upper 10 ranks.

A big jump up the list is done by Aloe Blacc. After Loving You Is Killing Me appeared as a background track at Germany’s Next Top Model the song climbed to number 16 two weeks ago. The interest in the song died soon – last week Loving You Is Killing Me tumbled down to number 30 again. Until it was performed in the semi final of DSDS by Ardian Bujupi – the looser of that almost last episode. Suddenly a huge fan base of the TV show recognised the song as worth of be buyed. Loving You Is Killing Me ranks now at number 12 – making it the best performing song of the show within the chart. And I really wonder why Ardian had to leave the show ...



Final winner Pietro Lombardi only can propell Wenn das Liebe ist (If it is love) by Glashaus (Glass House) to position 61.




A future hit is arriving within the Top 20 this recent week with Set Fire To The Rain by Adele is climbing four further places to number 20. Set Fire To The Rain is set to be the third single from her album 21. In Belgium, the Netherlands and in Italy the song already went to top hit status climbing into the Top 5. In Germany the interest for the song is grewing steadily finding ist way to the Top 20 as an digital album cut without any officially announced release date. That’s in fact a very unusual chart career. Most of the tracks listed are proper set and supported by commercials, TV adverts or similar presence in the media. Not so Set Fire To The Rain – probably another sign of possible democratization of the charts.


The German acts
Finally they did it! Jupiter Jones grab with their ballad Still the crown of being the most sold German production. It took the band 9 weeks and of course the four guys benefit from the lack of very strong German releases. In the official list by media control they slide 18 – 19 being the only German track within the Top 20.

Number 2 of the interne German tracks sales chart is Groove Coverage and their take on Angeline. I dropped a few words about it already last wednesday.

Leading the survey for six weeks the heydays of Strobo Pop are history right now. Die Atzen mit Nena drop 17 – 23 officially standing here as the third best sold German track.

The most successfull album by a German artist is still Schiffsverkehr (Ship Traffic) offered by Herbert Grönemeyer. New in the list is Cassandra Steen with her third album Mir so nah (So Close To Me) which lands at position 5 in the album chart. Supported by this success the leading single Gebt alles (Give All) is jumping back the singles list up to position 36.


These days Europe is looking at Dusseldorf. The Eurovision Song Contest takes place and the attention of the medias is huge. Since it was announced that Dusseldorf will host the contest some articles have been wrote why that boring city? Is it really the capital of pop music? – Probably it is not the German capital, but it aint at all a no go area for popular music. Probably most known the synth electro band Kraftwerk that had a few hits in the 70s and early 80s. These days a further band is bringing Dusseldorf back to the musical map of Germany. Broilers (meaning broiler / roast chicken but is used in Germany only regional; funny: the English plural S) are a fun punk band playing music for more than 15 years. 2011 they moved to a new label: JKP – and now finally entering their first chart hit. Harter Weg (Hard Way) starts its life at position 41. Probably real punk fans might say the new sound of Broilers is too fun, too commercial … well, real punk never made its way into German charts. It was always a funny or ironic version … or even worse, a mainstream adapted cleansed kind of punk. I am not here to judge about that – find your own opinion:



After start of the movie Kids Turbo the soundtrack of it also rises up the list. Though Scooter’s Friends Turbo can’t impress that much jumping only 59 – 43. It is so far the lowest charting track in their whole career.


Assuming that there is something like a continental connection and productions from Europe should have a stronger link to Germany than others I always have a special look at European releases. In the case of Romanian INNA the link to Switzerland, France or the UK seems much stronger than the one to Germany. At least what the official charts can tell. Sun Is Up is listed in the dance charts and in the iTunes charts for weeks . It never made the way into the official charts. After being used on TV in the Germany’s Next Top Model show the track can enter the list. Sun Is Up jumps to number 26 on downloads only. It is this the highest place INNA made in her two and a half year long chart career.



Norwegian duo MADCON released a third single from their album Contraband. For Outrun The Sun they took also Maad*Moiselle into the studio. The single starts right now at position 27 just in the moment when Freaky Like Me slides down 34 – 46 in its 24th chart week. Even last year’s Glow is still appearing in the charts tumbling down this week 49 – 65. Certainly the new track will not match the success of its two predecessors.