Hot Spot 02-15-13

Scream & Shout still is number 1 – it’s the fifth week for will.i.am & Britney Spears. Question is: will Britney match next week their best result so far from 1999?

The 48th chart single of Depeche Mode is crowned as the highest new entry at number 2. Heaven is the first Top 10 hit for the band in this recent decade –the 4th consecutive. It is already the 11th single that can reach number 2 or 1.
The second track on the single All That’s Mine enters the charts as a standalone purchase at number 86.

Finally CD version of Castle Of Glass recorded by Linkin Park is in stores now. It propells the track back to number 10 matching the peak two weeks ago.

British productions are gaining strenghth again. There are four tracks with at list a guest role of a British act inside the Top 10 and two more between number 11 and 20. A presence not seen since February last year. To compare that figures: from the US there are 5 tracks inside the Top 10 and four more under the following 10 places.

Imagine Dragons can reach with their debut album Night Visions number 6 of the album list. The release also propells official single It’s Time into the Top 20. And the opening track of the album Radioactive also finds a lot of purchasers. So it begins chart life at number 23. The song is mostly known from its use in the game Assassin’s Creed III.

The big success of the album list this week comes from veteran HEINO. His cover album Mit freundlichen Grüßen broke the record of being the fastest selling digital album of all times. By the way it is Heino’s very first number one album
The balance of his single hits is not that much impressive at all. Anyhow three tracks of his album are entering the list. The best performance can be seen by digital single Junge (a cover of a hit by Die Ärzte) which lands pretty at number 27 – in the week of it’s official release it completely failed in entering the list. At the end of the survey one can find also Sonne (originally recorded by Rammstein #91) and Haus am See (originally by Peter Fox, #96).
Probably much more impressive than the ranks achieved is the fact that Heino is back in the singles list after a23 years long break. His whole career as a hit singles artist now spans completely 45 years. That’s not bad.

The recent list covers the week 1st to 7th February. Still 10 days to go for carnival days. Nonetheless the sound of carnival starts to invade the German list. Still the most loved party track is I sing a Liad für Di by Austrian Andreas Gaballier. The track flies 71–44 in its 52nd chart week and reaches the highest rank since his peak weeks back in August 2011.
After its re-appearance due to a performance on DSDS Idiot by Michelle & Matthias Reim is recognized as a party hit too. It climbs 20 places to number 49 and reaches the upper half of the list for the first time since its original release 10 years ago. Doing so it overtakes also his current hit single Einsamer Stern.
Further down the list there is also a new song by Markus Becker and some other well known party animals like Mickie Krause, Höhner or Stefan Raab in the list.

Very low down the list there is the next hit for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis growing. Can’t Hold Us now reaches the Top 75 and it’s an assured thing we will see them much higher in a few weeks.

On February the 1st next season of Die ultimative Chartshow started. The first episode was about the most successful singles of the nineties. Landing on number 13 was Gangsta’s Paradise by Coolio featuring L.V.. The song still got power and rises 96–83 in its 33rd chart week.

And the last TV impact of this week comes from the first recall show of DSDS 13 on February 2nd. The trio Maurice, Kevin and Sergen performed Halt dich an mir fest and the original by Revolverheld feat. Marta Jandová can enter the survey once again at number 97.