A Sporty Week

Most exciting story of the week probably is the rise of David Guetta featuring Taio Cruz Ludacris into the Top 5. Last week the new single from electro DJ of the moment Little Bad Girl made its debut at number 12. Now – still as a digital release only – the track attracts much more music lovers. It is the fourth track on which David Guetta appears as an artist and that managed at least once a Top 10 position this year. It is only Rihanna the other act doing so.
With the proper release still some weeks ahead David Guetta seems having all chances to be the next number 1 hit.

Watching the Top 10 closely I now can report Pitbull overtaking Bruno Mars as the artist having most appearances inside the Top 10 in 2011. The result so far: 25 weeks – for comparison: last years best performer Rihanna collected 32 weeks over the whole year.

German tracks
There are some small changes going according the preferences of German productions. Most loved song at the moment is Nur noch kurz die Welt retten (Just have to save the world) by Tim Bendzko. The very authentic song now dethrones the commercially clean and shallow I Miss You by Sarah Engels & Pietro Lombardi (+ Dieter Bohlen of course). Track number 3 favoured by the audience is Still by Jupiter Jones. The ballad yoyos back 16 – 14.

Interest is raising on Wovon sollen wir träumen (What we might dream of) by Frida Gold. The track is used by German public TV ZDF for backgrounding all reports and broadcasts of the FIFA womens world championship. Due to that heavy rotation it climbs 25 – 19 reaching a new peak in its 14th chart week. Seeing the German team fail in the quarter final 7 days ago the track might loose in attractivity. The band at least has reached Top 20 status für the very first time.

There are a lot of remixes of the track around right now. One of the most mass appealing is the one by Michael Mind. Check it out and decide for yourself which one is the best.

Having four tracks inside the Top 20 Germany is the most successful home country of the German chart right now. Third one is France. This recent week we count three tracks, last week there were even four tracks. Of course that’s an effect of above mentioned success of David Guetta. But also a second DJ named Lucenzo performs strong these days. His Danza Kuduro featuring Puertorican Don Omar is jumping 19 – 11.

A few days ago I dropped some words ’bout the lazy German music industry. No really new releases meaning no exciting new entries in the charts. Due to that fact the highest new track is an old one. The Red Hot Chili Peppers were back in the mind of music fans by there announcement of a new album at the end of August called I’m With You plus a new tour end of the year through Europe. Unfortunatly tickets are very expensive – at least that’s what a lot of fans wrote at the official fan page of the Peppers.

Why they are back in the charts after a four years break is due to a TV spectacle at 2nd of July. That was the date of the final boxing fight for world champion title of IBF, WBO and IBO. The fight took place at the Imtech Arena in Hamburg featuring Wladimir Klitschko vs. David Haye. It was an highly advertised event broadcasted live by private TV channel RTL. There are reports that the transmission of the fight had the highest rates a Klitschko fight ever had. Believe it or not – the song of Klitschko’s ring entrance re-enters the list after the fight. It is Can’t Stop – the 2003 single of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Although that track is one of the signature songs of the band it never went higher than number 58 in its original chart run 8 years ago. Now the track enters at number 48 and marks the highest peak ever for that track.

Watch the ring entrance plus Klitschko introduction from the TV airing:

TV appearances causing re-entries within the charts is a quite common thing. Much more seldom a re-entry (or re-rise) is caused by a tour or single stage appearance. It happened just now to Norwegian Madcon. They were part of the warm up show for German comedian Mario Barth who had a stadion show in Leipzig at 2nd July. 42.000 guests were celebrating meanwhile rainy weather. It had to be a crazy performance – Outrun The Sun is re-entering the list at 58 after a three weeks pause, Glow is rising again 86–76 in its 57th week and Freaky Like Me re-enters at 99. The upcoming Madcon-Tour Contraband will probably benefit from such hysteria also.

Summer time means exciting party time. We witness stupid Mallorca tracks entering and rising the list as well as a few electro tracks. One of these tracks appearing every few years in a new remix is the meanwhile classic Cafe Del Mar by early 90ies trance project Energy 52. Last seen as a minor hit three years ago it had a renaissance this year in May when digital label Flying Circus released remixes by German DJ Ricardo Villalobos. They are much more minimal as all remixes before – the main title only appears as an echo. After almost two months on sale the track catches fire at dancefloors and starts the sell copies again. It enters the German charts at number 86 counting its 15th chart week all remixes together.

That’s it – isn’t it funny how many stories one vould find within a chart almost completely static? Well ... see ya next week

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