Hot Spot 03-29-13
A second week for British Passenger at bthe Top with his Let Her Go. He is the first British act since a year that can hold two consecutive weeks at the German top. Back in May last year it was Alex Clare with his Too Close who was Nr.1 for three weeks.
Folk and country (in its more pop oriented version) is highly beloved right now in Germany. Besides the Nr.1 Taylor Swift climbs to number 12 with I Knew You Were Trouble and The Lumineers reach the Top 20 with Ho Hey.
This week the sensation of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis becomes perfect as their Can’t Hold Us reaches the Top 10. It is only the third act this year having two Top 10 hits–and they are the second this year doing it simultaneously.
WAX this week becomes a Top 50 act. His Rosana jumps 57–32. In Austria the single goes straight to number 21. Seems that this track could become one of the spring tunes this year.
Last week I announced Nelly a dead superstar. This week his single Hey Porsche rises to number 62. Still not the big hit some were hoping.
After a 25 years long abstinence one of the voices of ABBA returns to the charts. Agnetha Fältskog’s single The One Who Loves You Now lands at number 71 making her the second artist with German Heino who celebrates a comeback after more than 20 years. Latter one just that current week left the list. Of course Agnetha Fältskog had chart appearances in between as a memeber of ABBA–last seen at new years week with their annual single Happy New Year.
Another act waiting for more than 15 years before re entering is Stevie B. Exactly this current week he re-enters the list after he was last seen in spring 1998. It is a remix of his Spring Love featuring Pitbull which gives him a fourth chart hit.