Hot Spot 05-24-13

It is the first number 1 starting its chart life straight at the Top since october past year. It is the first number 1 track coming from a swiss act since Luca Hänni won the DSDS casting in 2012. And it is the this season’s winner of the show. Beatrice Egli was voted for being the superstar 2013 on May 11th after she performed Mein Herz which right now is the most sold track of the week in Germany. It is the first time that a Schlager is released as the winner song of the casting show. Probably decreasing rates let producers search for a way to attract an older audience. By reaching number 1 Mein Herz is the most succesful Schlager release since DJ Ötzi & Nik P. stormed the charts in 2007 with Ein Stern (der deinen Namen trägt). Last statistical fact: Beatrice Egli is only the second female who won the DSDS final.Nine years ago Elli Erl was the first female superstar failing completely as a commercial act afterwards.

The final of DSDS caused some further hits and rises. Impossible by James Arthur reaches a new peak at number 3 after Ricardo Bielecki (the third of the contest) performed the song. He also was the one who made a broader audience aware of the song in March. – The runner up of the contest Lisa Wohlgemuth lands at number 8 with Heartbreaker.

The anti DSDS song Superstar by youtube comedian Freshtorge lands at number 14. It fails to eclipse the success of Beatrice Egli but still it is an impressive move watching the track shooting from nowhere into the Top 20.

Also the other casting show The Voice Kids had its final the week reflected by current survey. It was aired on Friday, May 10th. Biggest gainer is I Couldn’t Care Less originally performed by Leslie Clio. In the show participant Stéphanie did not have that much luck. After her performance she was voted off.


Back to real pop artists: Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams reach number 3 with Get Lucky. Both acts never got higher in Germany.

The 50th track of Depeche Mode enters the German list this week. It is Soothe My Soul the new single that lands at number 22. The band now overtakes the Pet Shop Boys that “only” had 49 different tracks inside the list but it falls one track short of Scooter and Howard Carpendale. The artist had having the most different songs in the survey of all times is Austrian Peter Alexander who has 81 chart hits under his belt.

JLO starts her new single a fortnight before its official German release. Live It Up enters the list at number 43 and will rise further the next weeks certainly. Collaborating partner again is Pitbull.

With new album Recto Verso released French singer ZAZ also has her single On Ira jumping 91-47. The album performs much better by landing at number 2 in its first week on sale. Supported by this release also her first hit je veux can enter the list again at number 65-the highest position since one and a half year.


Schlager at the Top of the charts–more Schlager in the downer half of the survey. After public TV aired the documentary Allein im Licht about Helene Fischer the star returns in both album and single charts. Her 2011 album Für einen Tag, the live version of this album and the Best of-collection from 2010-–all three are Top 10 in the album list. Single hits are: 2009 ich will immer wieder … dieses fieber spür’n at number 51 (in its 12th week), 2011 Phänomen at number 58 (9th week) and Die Hölle morgen früh at number 68. The latter one also reaches a new peak a year after it was first released. Finally at number 83 a completely new song enters the list. The talk is about Und morgen früh küss ich dich wach which was released first in 2007 on her album Von hier bis unendlich. After gaining some popularity it was re-released as the second song on the single Lass mich in dein Leben in 2008. Still the song is one of the most loved and now is officially her 7th chart song.

With four songs listed simultanously Helene Fischer is only the third act this year doing so. The two other ones are CRO and will.i.am.

Do you know who are the artists with most chart hits this current year so far? Well–Helene Fischer also here makes a good picture. But Rihanna and David Guetta also grab that crown by entering again with their collaboration Right now. It is the 5th charting track in 2013 for both. But all three have to share the throne with Flo Rida and CRO. All three males also the past year were listed as the acts with most charting tracks.

With 23 songs entering or re-entering the list this week it is the most changing issue this recent year. On March and February 1st we had the same situation. Of course in history we had have a period that was much more vital. In 2009 and 2010 it was almost common having up to 30 new or re-entering singles every week.


And a last story: a week before the contest is going on the German entry Glorious by cascada comes back to chart life. It enters the list at number 78–we all know that the interest will burn only a short time.