Hot Spot 04-26-13

A slight change at the German top. After Just Give Me A Reason is out on CD the track climbs the last little step reaching number 1 for the first time. It replaces Let Her Go after five weeks which slides to number 2. Just Give Me A Reason is the third number 1 hit for P!NK. It follows the Lady Marmalade anthem from 2001 and the single So What that throned at the top for three weeks in 2008. Statistical trivia at the side: P!NK already is the second artist achieving a third number 1 hit in 2013. Back in January it was Britney Spears doing so by throwing Scream & Shout onto the top. As you remember also that song was a duet.

Current duetting partner Nate Ruess stands for the very first time in his career at number 1.

There are three new entries inside the Top 10:

will.i.am Ft. Justin Bieber rise 4 places into the Top 10 with #ThatPower. Next week also physical CD release will have an effect on the list. So be prepared watching the track rising some places higher. So far will.i.am launches his third Top 10 hit in a row and Mr. Justin Bieber reaches a new peak position at all at number 7.

Also the Imagine Dragons still climb higher and higher. Radioactive holds at number 9 in its 11th chart week. And at number 10 the Vodafon song Save And Sound by Capital Cities stops.

This all gives us nine US productions inside the German Top 10. Oops–something seems completely strange right now in German music business.

Highest German production still is Bilder im Kopf by Sido which slides three places to number 17. Last time the best sold German production ranked as low was in May two years ago, when slowly starting Still by Jupiter Jones reached only number 19.


weekly DSDS effects
Show number five was aired on April 13th. One of the winners is the song performed by Lisa Wohlgemuth: Lights originally recorded by Ellie Goulding returns to Top 20 status after the show. Also I Need Your Love profits of the show and enters the Top 20 at number 20.

DJane HouseKat should thank the show as well. Her second chart hit All The Time just crept at number 52 in February. After it was performed on DSDS by Tim David Weller & Susan Albers it rebounds back to list and lands at a new peak: number 44.


GNTM soundtrack
Finally Spectrum (Say My Name) by Florence + the Machine catches fire. After it was used on Germany’s Next Top Model and released on the compilation of the show as well it motors up the list as a single track too. This current week it lands at a new peak at number 32.

In Contrast Sam And The Womp! are completely new to the German list. Their track Bom Bom was a number 1 hit in Britain past September. Here the proper release of the single is scheduled for May 3rd–two weeks before it can enter the charts as a download track. Watching the forums about the show one should recognize that this track is one of the most wanted of the show at all. Similarities to Jungle Drum–which made Emiliana Torrini a star four years ago–ain’t probably a coincidence.

Further down the list Lindsey Stirling re-enters with Crystallize and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs once again sneak in with Heads Will Roll–a four years old track that became a hit thanks to the model casting on TV.

And also The voice Kids generates demand for some songs again. This time Va Va Voom by Nicki Minaj is the lucky one that re-enters the highest at number 41. Juryman Tim Bendzko also profits from the presence on TV. His Wenn Worte meine Sprache wären re-enters the list and ends a seven months long abstinence from the charts.

Almost at the end of the list also Katy Perry dips in for a single week after her Firework was performed by a young talent on the show.


New albums
Michael Bublé celebrates his new album To Be Loved at number 2 in the album list–the single It’s A Beautiful Day also takes a big jump from 90 to 28. It is the highest place a song of Michael Bublé ever reached.

The title track of Prinz Pi’s album Kompass ohne Norden reaches the list while the full album shots to number 1.


Scheduled for a release in June Blurred Lines enters the list already now. It gives Robin Thicke a second chart entry after 10 years.