09-12: Baku Contest at Carnival Season

Seems that Brazilian Michel Teló starts writing chart history. A fifth week at the Top makes Nooosssaa! Ai Se Eu Te Pego! the third most successful Number 1 hit coming from an act of South America. Only 2010 football anthem Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) and 2001 Whenever, Wherever–both recorded by Columbian Shakira–sold a longer span most copies in Germany. Equalling the 5 weeks run at the Top of predecessor Somebody That I Used To Know the survey repeats a situation last watched in summer 2010 when We No Speak Americano by Yolanda Be Cool & Dcup was the most sold track for seven weeks after dethroning six weeks queen Shakira and her (again) Waka Waka.

Biggest impact of the week was the final of die national selection casting for the Eurovision Contest. The two finalists are swashing up the list. It is Our Star For Baku winner Roman Lob who naturally performs better. He enters at Number 3 with his winning song Standing Still. It is a powerfull rock ballad–probably well done for the western Europe market. Whether the eastern part will catch fire …?

Also the two other songs presented at the final show are in the list. Alone lands at Number 42 and Conflicted at 51. Runner’s up at the show Ornella de Santis brings her three songs into the survey too. Best–of course–her pre-chosen track Quietly at 24. Alone stops at 69, Standing Still at 77.

Another Top 20 story: entering at number 6 with his new single Wild Ones Flo Rida is right now the most successful chart act at all. He has three singles inside the Top 20. His closest combatant still is Taio Cruz holding two singles inside the Top 20.

German releases:
The one and only truly new release in German comes from a rapper: KAY ONE–known as one of the pupils of Bushido–announces a second album. On the first lifted single a big name as duetting partner appears: Mario Winans. Both together confess I Need a Girl–it is already part 3 of the story. Certainly the need is very deep. Why it is so hard to find the right girl is answered in the song itself. KAY ONE ultimately says: “Most of the girls just wanna have my money. I need a girl without LV bag or Cavalli top.” – All that is offered within a luxury setting of champaign and Versace interior. Hmmm – KAY ONE needs luxury but his girl should abstain from all that blingbling? Wish him good luck for his search.

KAY ONE’s Austrian colleague RAF 3.0 tries a very similar way. His new album is out now–leading track Wie kannst du nur (How could you) reaches the single’s list by itself. It is a classic frustration speech of a macho who ditched his girlfriend for whatever reason. Of course there is no doubt left that the girl was the bad one. With number 91 Wie kannst du nur performes five places better than it’s first track Fallen four weeks ago.

This recent issue of the charts reflects sales between February 17th and 23rd–so it includes the peak time of carnival season. Due to that fact the German hit of the season Schatz, schenk mir ein Foto by Mickie Krause reaches a new peak with number 27. It is again 12 places higher than the week before . By the way the track reaches it in its 37th chart week which is the fourth longest run in chart history (counted by chart weeks).

A new hit arrives finally at number 56. Kasalla is a Cologne band founded by Florian Peil. Their Pirate (Pirates in Cologne dialect) is the first track from the debut album Et jitt Kasalla! (literally: It got trouble / more common: You’ll Be In Trouble)–as I found out the track wasn’t planned asa full single release. Probably that will change next season. Founder Florian Peil and band member Sevastian Wagner had two chart hits before with their band Peilomat. Their biggest success so far was Allemann (All Together) that climbed to number 26 in early summer 2008.

Cologne band BRINGS launches its 12th chart hit with latest single Dat is geil (It’s wicked). It is the title track of their last album released in 2011. 2010 hit halleluja also re-appears for a week at number 87.

Of course a carnival classics is back in the list too. Viva Colonia entered the list for the first time nine years ago. It reached its peak at number 20 in 2007. Now it is listed at number 96 again.

Finally I am kind of proud to tell you that the Grammys also have a (kind of tiny) influence on German music market too. Decorated with three awards L.A. based DJ and producer Skrillex enters number 100 with his tune Weekends!!!. Yeah, there is a small crowd enjoying dubstep sound in Germany. But I guess it will take a long long march till he is as popular as in the States. In Austria Skrillex yet has a first hit under his belt with Bangarang reaching number 25.

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