Hot Spot 01-25-13

This is how chart news will look like in the future

Second Nr. 1 week for will.i.am feat. Britney Spears

Three Swedish acts are gainer to the top end:
Icona Pop enters the Top 10 after Coca Cola launched the TV campaign on January 14th.
The Swedish House Mafia becomes a Top 10 act with their last single Don’t You Worry Child and full 17 weeks in the list. (It is the second Top 10 hit for member Steve Angello whose production of Taio Cruz’s Troublemaker was Nr.6 in 2011.)
Otto Knows enters the Top 20 with Million voices.
All in all there are three Swedish acts inside the Top 20.

Sido is getting a fourth Top 10 hit after releasing In meinem Kopf as CD single.

And it is the week in which Flo Rida sums up more weeks inside the German Top 10 (68 weeks) than Robbie Williams


Upcoming singles rising
Linkin Park enter the Top 20 with Castle Of Glass still three weeks before the track is released on CD single. It is the 12th single that can reach German Top 20 and the biggest hit since Burn It Down hit number 2 in May past year.

Still not on CD Rihanna's next single Stay rises and reaches the upper half of the list.

Rita Ora's single How We Do (Party) is scheduled for 25th January to be released on CD. Since late December the track sneaks through the list now reaching its highest position so far at number 57.

New in the list also: One Direction with Kiss You scheduled for release on CD for 8th February 2013.



Niggas in Paris by JAY-Z & Kanye West finally becomes a hit in Germany as well. In its 18th chart week and more than half a year since the song was first listed inside the charts it rises to number 40. The reason for this late success still is not known.

Kollegah & Farid Bang launch their third chart inside within 6 weeks. The new one is Du kennst den Westen.

Danish Lukas Graham is on tour in Germany – the single Drunk In The Morning rises again.



DSDS the next season
In the second show on 9th January Tim David performed I Won't Let You Go by James Morrison. The original song reaches the Top 50.
The show on 12th January presented Wincent Weiß – obviously a hot candidate for the win. He performed Halt dich an mir fest which brings the original by Revolverheld back in the charts. It is already the 48th week for the track which makes it the most successful single of the German band.


January 12th German schlager star Andrea Berg celebrated her 20th show anniversary on TV. More than 6 million people watched the show. Most succesfull guest of the show: Andreas Gabalier. His I sing a Liad für di bounces back up the charts to number 49 in it's 47th chart week.
She herself sees her hit Du hast mich tausendmal belogen entering the list for the very first time. It is only her third single gaining a place in the survey.

Third winner of British X-Factor enters the list in Germany: James Arthur.

Four years after its release Heads Will Roll by Yeah Yeah Yeahs can enter the list in Germany. It is the very first track of the band inside the German charts.


Dschungelcamp Effect
Having Silva Gonzalez in the Dschungelcamp is the (probably last) chance for his project Hot Banditoz of having a last hit. Get Down On The Floor enters at number 76. It is the first charting track since September 2007. Their biggest success was back in 2003 the single Veo Veo, climbing to number 3.

More successfully the title track Troublemaker by Olly Murs feat. Flo Rida climbs to number 3. And at the very lower end Sex On Fire again clings on in the list as it is used as a main theme for candidate Olivia Jones. By the way Sex On Fire now charts for the 14th time – it is one of the most loved songs in casting shows and always can make it into the charts after a performance. I would call it a classic tune.



Another act absent from the charts for a long time but very successful with concerts and tours is Max Raabe. Due to the release of his album Für Frauen ist das kein Problem the title track finally can enter the list at the lower quarter. It is nothing more than his second chart hit on the singles list. The predecessor charted back in 2006.

Back after a 19 years absence Scottish band The Proclaimers see its I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) re-entering the list. The song was used in TV serials as How I Met Your Mother and in the movie The Angels' Share which made it very popular the last months again.


Johannes Oerding from Hamburg released his album Für immer ab jetzt on 11th January. The track Nichts geht mehr is the favourite of the cherry picking audience and enters number 82 after a performance at girlfriend Nina Müller's show. – His second single Einfach nur weg from last November also appears for a single week in the charts again.


Funny statistics at the end: German CRO after a year inside the charts reaches the Top 20 of most charted artists in this decade. He now has 138 weeks under his belt. – The number one since 1.1.2000 is David Guetta with 546 weeks (+ a few more where he acted as silent producer in the background). Best German act so far is culcha candela collecting 241 weeks – which is rank number 9.