Passenger holds firm at the Top a third week with Let Her Go. Following the 9 weeks run of Scream & Shout we have a similar situation at the top like last summer when Reckoning Song / One Day by Asaf Avidan / Wankelmut followed with a 6 weeks run at the Top to Lykke Li’s I Follow Rivers that spent five weeks at number 1.
P!NK launches her sixth consecutive Top 10 single in Germany with Just Give Me A Reason. The one who managed that last was French DJ David Guetta in 2011/12.
Propelled by the release of the album Native the current OneRepublic single If I Lose Myself returns to the Top 10. It lands at number 6 reaching a new peak while the album stops at number 4 which is a new peak of the whole album career of the band.
Also with freshly released album band Silly founded 1978 sees its single Deine Stärken enter the Top 20. It is the first time that a song of the band can reach that region. Additionally they performed the song at the ECHO award ceremony on March 21st.
The ceremony aired on TV turned out to be a big sales promoter. Big winner became unsurprisingly a band that celebrated its 30th anniversary last year. Die Toten Hosen got four awards including the one as best band national, for best hit and best album. At the show they performed with Hannes Wader. As an effect new single Draussen Vor Der Tür enters at number 20 and their known hitsAltes Fieber and even Tage wie diese return to the Top 50.
Other effects can be witnessed as following: SEEEd reaches the list with Deine Zeit at number 70 after their performance. The song is released as full single also. New single release of Peter Plate–singer of Rosenstolz–named Wir beide sind Musik (We two are music) got support by the performance at the show. It is the second comeback of the singer after taking a break for health reasons but the first time he appears as a solo artist. / Santiano performed its song Es gibt nur Wasser (There is only water)–the track not released as a proper single enters the charts as an album cut. / Finally rapper CRO's first hit Easy dips into the list again at number 97.
Another big TV event is seasonal issue of Deutschland sucht den Superstar (DSDS). It now approaches the more intense phase. In the second live show participant Ricardo Bielecki turned out to be the most impressive singer. His version of Impossible (originally recorded by Shontelle) caused a run on the latest version by British X Factor winner James Arthur which made that recording shoot to number 8 in Germany. He is only the third European act inside the Top 10–a situation not witnessed for a several years.
The big show act of the DSDS issue on March 23rd was the winner pair of 2011Sarah & Pietro. In comparison to the upcoming stars the old ones failed completely. Their new single Dream Team only can rise to number 41.For both the worst appearance of a single released by them ever.
Further performances causing a boost in sales of older singles: the youngest of the candidates Erwin Kintop performed Won’t Let You Go–the original by James Morrison returns to number 51. In January the song already had a two weeks run after Tim David performed the song in the same show.
Beatrice Egli sang ich will immer wieder … dieses fieber spür’n which brings the original by Helene Fischer after three and a half year back to the list. By peaking at number 30 it is Helene Fischer’s most successful hit.
The release of some new remixes of Play Hard by Albert Neve, Maurizio Gubellini & Spencer & Hill brings David Guetta feat. NE-YO & Akon back to the list. They re-enter number 35–the highest position since the track first appeared in the survey in past September.
The third week inside the list Nelly’s Hey Porsche enters the Top 50. How far will it finally go?
After 18 years of absence from the charts Roland Kaiser returns with the title track to a Tatort aired on March 24th. Egoist is the 24th chart track of the artist. His career now spawns about more than 36 years.
After it is released on the new BRAVO black hits compilation Lost by Frank Ocean can enter the list for the very first time. It is the very first chart entry for the US rapper in Germany.
In Britain Clown is the latest official single from Emeli Sandé’s album Our Version Of Events–it is the sixth official single. Now also in Germany the demand on this track starts. It enters the list as an album cut at number 93. Additionaly Emeli Sandé could be soon become the artist with most appearances in the charts in 2013–she by now collected 35 chart entries in 2013 alone. Only German rapper CRO has four entries more.