Hot Spot 03-15-13

Still at Number 1 for a ninth consecutive week: & Britney Spears and her Scream & Shout. It’s only one week more to go for matching the result of Rihanna’s Diamonds which was the last song guarding the number 1 in a two figures amount of weeks.

British band HURTS returns to the list after a year long abstinence. Miracle is the teaser for the new album Exile. It is released digitally only so far and can enter number 25. The album follows next week and another further week also the CD version of the single will bereleased. These might be a good example for watching what effect physical sales still have in German charts.

The new single of Lana del Rey Dark Paradise also helps last summer’s hit single Summertime Sadness re-entering the list. The new one can be found at number 45, the old one at number 71.

Three weeks before it is officially released as a single I Need Your Love by Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding enters the German charts as an digital album cut. Some remixes are around already–most of them officially not released. Slowly two of the most successful British acts become what they are in their home town for long times in Germany also now–big stars.

A year ago nobody knew LAING. In September 2012 they were the real winner of the Bundesvision Song Contest. The succeeding months made their single Morgens immer müde a hit. This week their debut Album Paradise naiv enters the album list at number 13. As an effect the single also rises some 20 places in the singles list in its 20th chart week.

The new album release of master David Bowie causes a rush in the teasing single Where Are We Now? a week before the album officially appears in shelves. The single can re-enter at number 75 and probably will rise next week further places.

Mentors for the SPIEGEL school bands contest and two nominations for the ECHO–Silbermond had some breaking news the week 1st to 7th March. Probably that’sa reason for the re-entry of their single /Ja

DSDS effects
Saturday 2nd March next recall show was broadcasted. Favourites are obviously Rene, Bojan and Wincent. They performed Some Nights originally recorded by FUN. and the song re-enters the list at number 68. So far Wincent was one of the most adored candidates. This show he had to leave the pack.

Having two singles in the list Bruno Mars this current week reaches as much chart weeks in this decade as glorious Lady Gaga. 257 times both were listed inside the German survey for the last 3 years and 2 months. That’s only rank number 6 so far. Most successful artist still is David Guetta who alone collected 554 chart weeks between 1st of January 2010 and today.

Exactly four years after it appeared in the list for the first time the song Use Somebody by The Kings Of Leon returns to the charts. For a certain single week it jumps to number 73.

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