Hot Spot 04-12-13

Yes, it is the fourth week on Top for Passenger and his Let Her Go. German music buyers love romantic sound. The last time a British act had four weeks at the German top is back in autumn 2011 when Calvin Harris turned Rihanna’s We Found Love into a dance track. Of course–that was not a pure British production and the four weeks were collected over a six weeks span. Well, the real British number 1 track occupying the top spot at least four weeks had its run just before Calvin Harris stormed to number 1. The one I’m talking about is Marlon Roudette. His New Age held eight weeks at the top in September and October 2011. The sound of this huge hit is almost the same as Let Her Go. So probably we will have the new song for some more weeks sitting pretty at number 1.

The only new one inside the Top 10 is Taylor Swift whose I Knew You Were Trouble dips in for the first time at number 10. It is the very first top 10 entry for the artist at all. - With this again the 10 best sold songs are mainly coming from the US (7). There are only three tracks coming from the UK and one from Germany. The big variety of productions from very different areas of this world is definitely gone.

US Rapper Wax becomes more and more popular. His single Rosana this week reaches the Top 20. In Austria the song already is a Top 10 hit.

Love some DSDS stories? Well–looks like Ricardo Bielecki is the big favourit of the season. Last week he helped Impossible becoming a hit–this week Swedish House Mafia gots a late sales boost again. Don’t You Worry Child winds up 10 places after it was performed on March 30th. It is already 29 weeks inside the list.

Further impressive performances on the show: Susan Albers performed She Wolf (Falling To Pieces)–the original recording by David Guetta Feat. SIA re-enters at number 56. + Lisa Wohlgemuth staged with I Follow Rivers–it winds up the original by Lykke Li 15 places and helps the cover by Triggerfinger back to number 100.

Some more impressive moves:
Watching Justin Bieber alongside entering the charts as the second highest new entry at number 22 is much more worth mentioning as his upcoming single All Around The World also charts–a week before it is released as a digital single at all. It sits pretty at number 99 waiting for things to come next week.

After some weeks on air as the soundtrack for a commercial to Internet Explorer 10 Blake Lewis’ single Your Touch catches fire and rockets up 66–32.

Easter TV programme has left traces: Til Schweiger’s comedy Kokowääh was premiered on free TV–as an effect main title Snowflakes by White Apple Tree re-enters at number 36. It is the highest rank since it charted for the very first time two years ago.

A few days before their tour in Germany starts the Imagine Dragons got some heavy airplay and big promotion. Their album Night Visions rises 98–78, the single Radioactive goes 52–39.

Saturday 29th of April a national One Direction fan day were held. It boosts the single One Day Or Another back to the upper half of the German list.

The release of The Twilight Saga – Part 2 on DVD caused a new demand for one of the main tracks of the movie A Thousand Years (Part 2). The recording by Christina Perri reenters at number 87.

Some strange coinscidences: there were some news about Adam Levine–singer of Maroon 5. First of all: he was not a lady-killer when he was young. Well–very serious news. The other was about the decoration by CMI for his huge impact on pop culture. Maybe that award made some people looking for songs of the Band–Moves Like Jagger (featuring Christina Aguilera visits the charts again at number 98. The track was listed last time almost exactly a year ago.

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