The First Summer List

It is summer time and it is time for Alexandra Stan. Her Mr. Saxobeat now tops the official media control sales charts. Doing so it stands in a row with a lot of other lists: the iTunes Charts saw the track at the top already weeks ago, in the Euro top 100 and the international DJ charts the track appears at number 1, Austria and Switzerland report number 1 also. So Mr. Saxobeat is definitely the European summer hit.

It took the lady eight weeks to enter the top spot. Although it is one of the longer ways to number one it is in 2011 the second fastest rise to number 1 by a new act. The chart run so far looks like the classical way of growing massive summer smashes. First Mr. Saxobeat appeared at number 27 followed by 33 – 20 – 14 – 4 – 2 – 3. Gaining number 1 makes Alexandra Stan the very first Romanian act at the German top. If you count Romanian born musicians as well, than she now joins the club with Peter Maffay and Michael Cretu (Enigma) – but I guess the honour of being the one and only Romanian born act who still lives and works in Romania belongs to her.

The two most active artists this year so far found themselves in the list with new singles. Rihanna launches with California King Bed a seventh track – entering the list as the best sold new single and giving her a fourth Top 10 hit in 2011. David Guetta already has his eighth charting track this year with Little Bad Girl. The song is entering the list at 12 as a download only track. The proper single is scheduled for 22nd July – so probably than the track will become Top 10 soon.

Best new German act is DSDS contestant Sebastian Wurth. In the show he left as the fifth – now he has released a first single Hard To Love You. Happy guitarsurf sound in the maner of James Blunt or Amy Macdonald. It is a singalong hit with potential but as some very fast market watcher report the song is tumbling down in sales right now. Seems that only a core fan crowd of the TV show noticed the single. Really bad luck for the artist who had much more talent than the winner.