The second “tropical” hit is new in the Top 10. It is Sean Paul who starts with his new single at runner’s up position. It is the fifth regular Top 10 hit (the sixth if you count the collaboration with Blu Cantrell in 2003) and the highest position ever for the Jamaican boy. And it is the highest entering track so far of the still young 2012. In Switzerland Sean Paul now sees his second number 1 hit in a row–seems that the new style of the star is attracting continental Europe much more than North America.
The biggest new start of a German production is provided by Silbermond (Silver Moon). Himmel auf (Heaven Open) is the leading single of upcoming same titled album. The video includes many statements of people what luck is meaning to them. A project reflecting the state of (East) German society. It gives the band a number 5 startwhich is the fourth time in an eight years long career that they can reach the Top 5.
Funny trivia at the upper end for the last of only three new entries in a week: Madonna sets her 60th chart hit with Give Me All Your Luvin’ landing at number 8. It is her 26th hit that can reach the Top 10 which equals the result of The Beatles. Only
We only have three new entries but there are 12 songs re-entering the charts. A whole bunch is caused by the release of Xavier Naidoo’s best of album Danke fürs Zuhören (Thank You For Listening). It starts right at number 1 on the album’s list and simultanously his biggest hits swap back into the list. Best selling and most loved single track is ich kenne nichts (das so schön ist wie du) (I Don’t Know Anything That is Beautiful As You Are)–the former number 1 collaboration with rapper RZA from 2003 which a month ago attracted a new audience after the singer presented it at the TVoG show. Ich kenne nichts actually jumps back up the list 90–36 in its 41st chart week. The longest running hit of Xavier Dieser Weg (This Path) re-appears as the second most loved track at number 69 collecting an 80th chart week. His last Top 10 hit Alles kann besser werden (All Can Get Better) from 2009 is also back at 85 and his very first big hit Sie sieht mich nicht (She Doesn’t See Me) from 1999 can manage a re-appearance at number 96. At the very end of the list lands Was wir alleine nicht schaffen (What We Can’t Make Alone) finally.
As usual some casting show related hits are back in the list. This recent week it is the new season of Deutschland sucht den Superstar (DSDS) (Germany’s version of Idols) that grabs the crown of being the most influental to the list. On recall number 2 Luca Hänni, Jesse Ritch, Robin Lau and Thomas Pegram had performed Lighters–last year’s hit for Bad Meets Evil. As the DSDS marketing is slightly different than the one of TVoG the performed versions are not available as download tracks. Fans have to buy the original recording. And they do. Lighters re-appears in th elist at number 46.
A further DSDS hit was promoted by Jana Skolina. She propels A Night Like This by Caro Emerald back to number 52. It is already chart week number 49.
The semi final of The Voice of Germany on February 3rd only can launch two direct hits. Nena’s Liebe ist (Love Is) re-appears after she performed it in the show and the biggest hit of British The Verve–Bitter Sweet Symphony–appears back at number 95 after Max Giesinger and Mic Donet (both favourites at that time) duetted the song on the show. Of course one have to count Rolling In The Deep too. It was performed by Michael Schulte and Jasmin Graf and can make a little rise 43–35 afterwards. Also the signature song Heroes/Helden by the complete coaching team is back at number 76
Finally thecasting show for Eurovision Song Contest Unser Star für Baku (Our Star For Baku) launches a hit. At the fourth show final winner Roman Lob staged with Drops Of Jupiter originally recorded by USAmerican train. After that performance the song can climb back into the list at number 83.
And there is carnieval season knocking at the door visibly through the rise of typcal Schlager hits. Austrian Andreas Gaballier reaching number 30 with i sing a liad für di and the version by DJ Ötzi also climbs back up the list taking a break now at number 41. I guess these both tracks will rise much further the next days. Classic party tracks such as Alexandra Stan’s Mr. Saxobeat also benefit from the so called fifth season rising 88–73 again.