Hot Spot 03-22-13

We do have a new Number 1. British Passenger brings his Let Her Go to number 1 in Germany also after it has peaked there already in Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Sweden, Ireland, Austria and Australia. In his home country no sign of life of his hit single is been seen.
It took the singer 8 weeks to get to the top. Last time a song rose that slowly was back in spring last year when Tage wie dieser by Die Toten Hosen took also eight weeks for entering the top.
Passenger is the first British act since Adele (Skyfall who topped the charts–a five months long break now ends.

New inside the Top 10:
Pitbull Featuring Christina Aguilera who break the glass ceiling with Feel This Moment in their 8th chart week. It is Pitbull’s 8th and Christina’s 12th Top 10 hit in Germany.
Also new Das kleine Küken piept – kindergarden music by Pulcino Pio–I thought the carnival season is over.

Arriving inside the Top 20 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis now officially have got a second hit with Can’t Hold Us. The album The Heist hangs on number 16 in the album list.

Still two weeks ahead of its official international release I Need Your Love by Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding climbs 16 places and reaches number 42.

German SCHILLER is an act that has a list of chart hits but never reached the Top 10. His current single Lichtermeer also misses that goal. It is the 16th attempt of the artist–the commercial peak of his career in the singles list was last October when the collaboration with UNHEILIG shot to number 12. On the album list Schiller is much more succesfull. He already has three number 1 albums under his belt–the latest one released in October 2012 also.

Slowly an US american rap artist becomes popular for the very first time. WAX and his single Rosana rise inside the German charts to number 58. And this is the first chart entry of that artist worldwide.

Folk and country stars Mumford & Sons were on tour in Germany. In Munich there were 6.000 fans celebrating the band. As an effect I Will Wait goes up again to number 68 in its 24th chart week.

At the very low end of the survey again comes a minimal DSDS effect. After the song Get Here was performed by Simone Mangiapane the original recording by Oleta Adams from 1990 can enter the German charts for the very first time.

The heydays of rapper NELLY are gone. The anouncement of his next album M.O. only reaches a few hardcore insiders. Also teasing single Hey Porsche did not overwhelm the audience. After three weeks in shelves the track makes a first dip inside the list at number 93. It is the first appearance of the former superstar for about two years. Since there are some dance remixes around at least the dance charts see the track climbing a few places higher.

All in all there are only 12 new or re-entering tracks inside the survey–it is the lowest turnover of hits this year so far.