Hot Spot 05-31-13

Here they are: Daft Punk (Featuring Pharrell Williams) climb to number 1 with Get Lucky after their album Random Access Memory was released and shot to number 1 on the album list also. It took the French men five weeks to land their worldwide smash at the top in Germany also. And it took them a whole 16 years to gain Nr.1 for the first time. So far they reached only once the Top 10 with One More Time in 2000.
The last Nr.1 coming from a French artist was back in summer 2011 when Lucenzo infected the country with his take on Danza Kuduro.


This week the survey counts 24 new entries–it is far and away the most amount of new songs in a single week for years. This result comes due to a big event taking place in Malmö on 18th of May. Most successive act ain't a Eurovision contestant but a band performing in Hamburg after the screening of the event. Frida Gold presented their new single Liebe ist meine Rebellion live. The party was broadcasted nationwide–so the track lands now at number 4. It is the first Top 10 hit for the band starting its career two and a half year ago.

Right behind Frida Gold the winner song Only Teardrops by Danish Emmelie de Forest lands. It is right now commercially more successful than the last winner song coming from Denmark Fly On The Wings Of Love in 2000. Additionally Only Teardrops is the best performing song coming from Denmark since March 2012 when Aura Dione released her single Friends.

The third new entry inside the Top 10 again is a song presented at the after show party in Hamburg. Madcon had their biggest success in 2010 when they delivered the soundtrack for the Eurovision flash mob dance. In 2013 the song One Life is more down to earth–the connection to the Contest seems be kept.

All in all there are 12 songs from the contest entering the list this current week. Never before the contest had that much impact on the sales charts. Except places 2 and 3 the whole Top 10 of the contest finds its way into the media control survey. The German entry Glorious by cascada completely failed in Malmö. It ended up at a low 21st place–the worst result since five years. Even the German audience was not really convincend. When the song was chosen it landed at number 6–not that bad. Now after it was performend in Malmö it can only reach number 33 in its second chart run. A sad result.

The song voted most in Germany on the night of the show was Kedvesem performed by Hungarian ByeAlex. A real surprise. On sales the song comes in as the third at number 39.


What else goes on in the list? A week before The Fast & Furious 6 started at theatres the first track from the soundtrack enters the list. It is We Own It by 2 Chainz feat. Wiz Khalifa. The track starts at an impressive number 28.

In theatres on May 16th The Great Gatsby sends two cuts of his soundtrack onto the list. Most loved song is A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got performed by Fergie • Q Tip • Goonrock. The track goes straight to number 41. At nubmber 74 lands Lana del Rey with Young And Beautiful.

After My City was re-released as a CD on the new label Epic Germany Follow Your Instinct see their track re-entering the list. The track starts its second chart run at number 42. The first one back in March propelled the track to number 24.

Finally the announced upcoming single Counting Stars by OneRepublic rises up the list and lands at number 51 in its second chart week. The official release date so far is not scheduled properly.