16-12: German Spring Tiredness

Another quiet week. Seven days ago there were only six new singles and two known chart hits entering the list–the fewest turn around in 2012 so far. This week there is only one new song more entering the charts. Shall we call it spring lazyness? In 2011 and 2010 we had similar pictures. Issues seeing only eight, nine or ten songs entering the charts newly or as a re-entry are common in April.

As lazy as the full survey is the Top although there is a change. Heart Skips A beat by Olly Murs feat. Rizzle Kicks returns there for a second week. It stalled one week at runners up position–now it is back in its whole glory. We already know that situation of two number one hits kicking each other off the top spot. Last time Aura Dione and Keri Hilson battled for having the most sold track at the back end of 2009. I Will Love You Monday (365) and I Like twisted around for four complete weeks.

Most obvious hart action once again is caused by ongoing casting show DSDS. Most supported song this week is Breathing. The song was performed by Jesse Ritch on the show 5th April. Jason Derulo profits from that performance seeing the song climbing to a new height at number 7. It now matches the peak of his first single Watcha Say back in January 2010. By the way: also DJ Frank E celebrates the highest peak of a song produced by him with the new climb of Breathing.

Also the second song performed by Jesse Ritch can find a way into the list. It is eight years old Breathe Easy by British boy group BLUE that now finds some new buyers and lands at number 84. Fabienne Rothe pushes Someone Like You originally recorded by Adele and Daniele Negroni gives Cello a boost which makes Udo Lindenberg feat. Clueso climbing 17 places back in the upper half of the list.

European acts
Music coming from Iceland is always kind of special. Most popular singer of the small island in the north is of course Björk. But there are several acts invading the continent over the past years with much more commercial success. Now Of Monsters And Men starts becoming popular. Their song Little Talks was heavily featured in the US and now approaches Europe too. The easy pop song is the first Icelandic hit since Emílíana Torrini stormed to Number 1 with her Jungle Drum in July 2009.

Focus German songs
Most successfull single start offered by a German act comes in at number 56. It is a strange feeling seeing LUXUSLÄRM Featuring Culcha Candela. The band from Iserlohn so far released powerful rock songs. Mehr Gewicht (More Weight) is a complete different sound: very pop oriented with sing-a-long refrain. Indeed it is the highest charting song for the band so far although no single ever managed to climb to the upper half of the survey. The song is against the crazy desire of being thin like a super model. Added rap part provided by Berlin culcha candela is strange as they always praise the perfect body of a girl. Here they explicitly call more shaped bodies sexy. Too me it stands kind of in contrast to other lyrics. Well, maybe the guys changed their mind–the sound didn’t change at all and I find the rap part more than needless. Hopefully LUXUSLÄRM will continue its career on their own. Or at least with collaborations much more matching their sound and attitude.

A book caused a sales boost for Adele’s songs. Or is it just a strange coincidence? – March 1st the first German biography of the British singer and million selling artist was published. The same week Rolling In The Deep can rise eight places, Set Fire To The Rain climbs a full 25 places and–much more impressive–Rumour Has It enters the survey. The song was the official last single but never released in Germany. Nevertheless now it is a hit on ist own landing at number 68 in Germany.

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