Back from Holidays: German tracks invading the charts

I guess you must be waiting for the news – one week I was offline. Instead of watching chart moves and other actions going on in music business I spend an awesome week in Rotterdam. Never was there and I’m deeply impressed … but let’s switch to what you’re waiting for.

It is Alexandra Stan’s fourth week at the Top. Her Mr. Saxobeat still outsells all other tracks. Still at number 2 – all together the third week – the all star collaboration Pitbull feat. NE-YO, Afrojack & Nayer that also is the worlds number 2.

Up to number 3 German Tim Bendzko is rising. His Nur noch kurz die Welt retten (Just Have To Save The World) peaks in its 7th week inside the Top 3 and is also the most popular German song of the moment. The sound is in fact completely opposite of all the other top hits of the day: minimal, almost acoustic, very romantic and down to earth. Plus – this young man does not know how to save the world like some other German acts. That alone makes him the most exciting new German act of 2011.




Like last week the highest new entry is a German production. Seven days ago it was the new single of DJ-Team MILK&SUGAR. After their greates commercial success Hey (Nah Neh Nah) left the list the new track featuring Miriam Makeba & Jungle Brothers was entering the list. Hi-A Ma Pata Pata is a remix of the 1968 song from Mama Africa and uses the exactly same formula like its predecessor. Still it works – the track started its career at number 39.
Strange thing besides: the track comes with two different videos. The one distributed in Germany is an animated one – simple minded and almost discriminating.



The one coming from the Netherlands is much more funny by using an original stage shooting of Mama Afrika herself. Unfortunatly this one is blocked in Germany (please don’t ask me why – stupid GEMA).




Highest new entry this recent week is a collaboration between two really different German stars. One of them caused last week the furious come back of French ZAZ who shot back 67–24 with her je veux after performing the song at the TV broadcasted show of Mario Barth. This German comedian right now fills stadiums like a rock star. In 2008 he set a Guiness Record by attracting 70.000 at Berlin Olympiastadion. One of Mario Barths regular guests is German rapper Sido. He already appeared in some spectacular collaborations like in companion with Adel Tawil or Stefan Remmler. Finally he recorded a track also with Mario Barth. Ick liebe dir (I Luv Ya) is a love song to Berlin, the home for both. Actually it praises a lot the restless party life of the city. Well – that’s true, probably Berlin is Europe’s party city number 1 of the moment.
The track starts at number 33 on downloads only.