Summer Hit Named Officially

Now it is officially the summer hit of 2011. The chart compiling institut media control announced on Monday that Mr. Saxobeat by Alexandra Stan has the honour of being THE tune of this year’s holiday season. media control refers to the five weeks run at the top of the charts but gives no other indications of why the song now is „officially“ the hit. Well – nobody doubts it seriously, but having a look at the „official“ summer hits of past years one could wonder why Katy Perry’s I Kissed A Girl ranks as the SUMMER hit of 2008 although it were released in Germany not before mid August. Instead Kid Rock invaded the number 1 position for 8 weeks in June to August with All Summer Long. Sometimes media control’s analysises are really strange.

Well – as I mentioned before Alexandra Stan spends a fifth week at the top of the German sales charts. If she will stay there for a sixth week we might count her as the artist spending most weeks at the top this recent year so far. Of course she has to share that crown with JLO (+ Pitbull) and Bruno Mars.

Surprise of the summer is for sure German singer Tim Bendzko. His debut Nur noch kurz die Welt retten (Just have to save the world) rises another rank to number 2. Summer hit number 2 might be Danza Kuduro by Lucenzo feat Don Omar that is jumping 7–3 and certainly will spend some further weeks somewhere around.

Highest new entry lands at position 17. It is Enrique Iglesias with USHER feat Lil Wayne and their next dancefloor stomper Dirty Dancer. It is the third single coming from the Spanish superstar’s album Euphoria.

Best new German track is Wie weit wir gehen (How far we go) presented by former punk band Broilers. It is their second single entering the German charts and number 28 their highest position so far. Knowing that the CD and 7"single are absolutely limited and the Broilers always benefit of an core fan crowd it is easily predictable that Wie weit wir gehen will tumble in next week's list.