25-12: Soccer Fever II

There is almost only one event that impacts music consuming in Germany right now. It starts with the number 1 song. Die Toten Hosen are back on the Top after a two weeks break. It is the third week for Tage wie diese (Days like this) and the song falls only one week short of the result of their only Nr.1 hit before Zehn kleine Jägermeister from 1996. Tage wie diese first was published as the anniversary single for the band. Later it became a hymn for the Bundesliga winning Borrusia team from Dortmund. Now the song is used by public channel ARD foradvertising its broadcasting of matches. So the hiatus might take one or two weeks longer.

Also the official anthem of the EM rises eight places to number five. Finally German Oceana can launch her first Top 10 hit in her home country. Number 5 might not be the end of the fame of Endless Summer.

New soccer songs are entering the list. KAY ONE is the German rapper who really is connected with football. Two years ago he offered Fackeln im Wind and reached Top 10 status. This year it is Finale wir kommen (Final, we’re approaching). It enters the list a week before the official release on CD at number 54. So we will find it much higher in one week’s time for sure.

Matze Knop offers the next (and last for this week) soccer related fun song called Die Besten in Europa (The Best In Europe). The lyrics are about the hope of winning the championship. To ensure a little more seriousness the comedian asked sport reporter Waldi Hartmann for dueting with him. And the journalist agreed. Don’t know why. But the song stands for how reporting on the matches is going on in German media.

Other soccer related songs rise up the list.Ukrainian Los Colorados find some more friends and jumps 94–60 with I Like To Move It. Four years ago Mickie Krause had a hit called Orange trägt nur die Müllabfuhr (Only The Garbage Boys are wearing Orange). It is of course a spottlied on the Dutch soccer team that wears this colour. This year the track re-appears at number 77. Another song by Mickie Krause is in the list again too. Schatzi, schenk mir ein Foto (Honey, Give Me A Photo) is not really a soccer anthem but it is played at so called fan miles and public viewing places as well. So let’s add the upcoming summer hits to this section too. Tacatà rises slowly to number 8. So TACABRO is a Top 10 act in Germany now also. And also Gusttavo Lima rises with Balada (Tchê tcherere tchê tchê. The song reaches number 34 in its second chart week still on downlaod sales only.

Some not football related songs also can rise or start inside the list. After full release on CD Payphone by Maroon 5 Feat. Wiz Khalifa jumps into the Top 10. The song reaches number 4 in its second week in the list giving Maroon 5 there second consecutive Top 5 hit following last years number 2 song Moves Like Jagger. Wiz Khalifa with the collaboration harvests his biggest hit at all so far in Germany.

With start of the new commercial campaign for the MAGNUM Infinity Icecream on 4th of June in theatres (and on TV) the track used for it Infinity 2012 by Guru Josh (and remixed by DJ Antoine takes a 20 places leap landing inside the Top 20 for the third time in 22 years.

gossip and her singer Beth Ditto are really stars in Germany. For the final of Heidi Klum’sGermany’s Next Top Modell on July 7th the band was invited for opening the show. Of course they performed their recent hit Perfect World which rises nine places due to digital sales on thursday evening alone. Probably the song will rise much further next week when CD sales of Friday are taekn into account.

Even more impressive is the leap taken by Justin Bieber after his performance on tha final show. His song Boyfriend jumps 50–16 on downloads of a few hours. The song reaches a new peak in Germany giving him a fourth Top 20 hit.

Ivy Quainoo comes with a new single. You Got Me is the succeeder to Do You Like What You See which was the winning song for the casting show The Voice of Germany. The new song is a soulful one with a lot of power starting its chart life at number 31.

Italian band Frei•Wild is a current example of German nationalism. Most of its recordings sound simple or naive no matter if they talk about love or the relation to the home. The band also recorded an own version of the German anthem. In all its lyrics Frei•Wild celebrates the link to the country, to the German land. It is a very tricky field where the band is moving. Recent project is a charity single for a childrens village in Brixen. For recording the song 1000 Meilen, 1000 Worte (1000 miles, 1000 words) the band invited artists from all over Germany. From very different styles. Böhse Onkelz and Eisbrecher were in the studio as well as Kastelruther Spatzen and Mr. President. All together they want to collect money and help the children. The song itself anyway sounds a little scary to me.

It is a long and sad story about dubstep in German speaking countries. It really took the labels more than 5 years for react on the new sound. Kids already are addicted to it. You can here it everywhere on mp3 players, playlists, at independent radio stations. But it really needed the major use of Alex Clare’s Too Close for making the sound also a commercial phenomenon. Almost a year after its release and after topping the charts in UK the NERO single Promises can enter the lists in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Somehow this feat happened by an incident. There is no information given on a re-release or a new promotion. Probabaly it is kind of an viral effect … well, hopefully this is the start of a serial of NERO hits. Number 67 for Promises is something which can only get better.

On tour in Germany Jay Z & Kanye West finally can reach the charts with their duet Niggas In Paris. Probably the visit will be a short one. Number 90 after their staging in Frankfurt looks like.

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