Hot Spot 04-19-13

Week number five at the top for Passenger and Let Her Go.

Just Give Me A Reason–the latest single release by P!NK Featuring Nate Ruess climbs three places to number 2 giving her an 8th Top 3 hit in Germany. Also Macklemore X Ryan Lewis are still on the way up. Their Can’t Hold Us rises to number 3.

Climbing to number 7 US rapper WAX now enters the second Top 10 worldwide. Seems that Rosana is a hit only in German speaking countries as Switzerland reports position 19.

With The Lumineers entering the Top 10 Germany has three songs in there that can be counted as folkrock: it is the Nr.1 by Passenger, it is the number 9 coming from Taylor Swift and it is Ho Hey by The Lumineers at number 10. The big demand for Ho Hey probably is supported by the start of Hart of Dixie on TV–a romantic province comedy celebrating the "easy" life. The Lumineers almost two years ago had their breakthrough in the US after being the background sound for that serial.

Have I told you last week that there is a big boredom according to the origin of Top 10 songs? Well-this week it is even worse. Eight of the songs are produced in the US–two in Britain. Highest German production sits at number 14 with Sido and Bilder im Kopf. It is the worst result since November 2011 when Glasperlenspiel was the best sold German act on exactly same place.



Still two weeks ahead of his album release will.i.am’s new single #ThatPower (featuring Justin Bieber) rises 11 places. It is the third track featuring will.i.am as an artist inside the current Top 20.

The Imagine Dragons do an impressive move: Radioactivegoes 39–12 without having an official CD single in shelves neither a good promotion of the track on platforms as amazon and so on. I would call this an independent seller.

Powered by mobile company Vodafone Capital Cities launch their first chart hit with Save And Sound.

The release of the soundtrack for current season of Germany’s Next Top Model causes some single hits too. The return of Marina + The Diamonds with British nr.1 hit Spectrum (Say My Name) is the one most significant. It lands at number 53 which is indeed a new peak for the song after more than eight months since it first appeared in the list. - Second hit is a real newcomer. CHVRCHES debuts with Recover at number 55.


The Voice Kids started on April 5th with impressive rates. Some of the songs performed at the show real profit from the new exposure. Girl On Fire by Alicia Keys as an example rises 22 places.

German luca vasta debuts in the charts after she produced a song for a commercial campaign for Active O2. The TV spot is on air since easter weekend–the single Cut My Hair enters at number 72.

Danish Volbeat for the very first time releases a number 1 album. Simultanously the single Cape Of Our Hero rises 23 places to number 74 in the singles chart.