Hot Spot 06-14-13

Well–it’s done. Robin Thicke feat. T.I. + Pharrell climbs at Nr.1 after their highly infecting Blurred Lines is out on CD too. That was the last push to overturn Get Lucky which sits pretty at number 2 this week. With Blurred Lines occupying the top spot newly we have a kind of a premiere in chart history. Pharrell Williams is the first artist (since the charts are issued weekly) who has two back to back number 1 hits. So far we only had Max Martin as a composer in autumn 2008 and Dieter Bohlen as a producer in June 1986 who handed out the chart crown to themselves. A performing artist who did so until now could be found only once in chart history: In October 1963 Gitte (duetting with Rex Gildo) topped the charts with Vom Stadtpark die Laternen and so dethroned herself.

Further statistics: Blurred Lines climbs to number 1 in its 8th chart week. It is as slowly as spring number 1 Let Her Go by Passenger. Last time a track took more time to peak at the Top was back in April 2012 when Olly Murs Feat Rizzle Kicks needed 10 weeks for their Heart Skips A Beat getting crowned.

The highest new entry comes from Prince Kay One Feat. The Product G&B. By entering at number 4 V.I.P. gives the German rapper a new peak position in his career and makes the USAmerican duo come back after 13 years of chart abstinence.

The newly released Xavier Naidoo Album Bei meiner Seele enters the album list at the top and propells tht title song to Top 10 status again. So we finally do have three songs again inside the Top 10 that are produced with German acts. In past autumn we had the last invasion of very successfull commercial songs coming from Germany. Best result was a Top 10 with 5 hits from Germany. Meanwhile the euphoria for national productions had a short time break–will it turn back for a new season with strong German releases?

PSY profits a second week from his performance at the final of Germanys Next Top Model. Gentleman jumps 25–12 eclipsing its peak from 7 weeks before. Gangnam Style gets a boost again landing at number 47.
Also Bruno Mars can watch a big effect of his performance at the show. Treasure goes 91–25 almost eclipsing the result of predecessor When I Was Your Man but still is two weeks ahead of its official release as a single cut.

Beyond TV made hits there is a soundtrack visible with two tracks in the upper half of the list. The Great Gatsby can send A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) by Fergie • Q Tip • GoonRock and Young And Beautiful by Lana del Rey into the list. Both still rising in its third chart week.

Back in the list Carlprit is on the way launching his first solo hit. Fiesta now stands at number 53. A little renaissance for I Follow Rivers brings Lykke Li back to some success too. Number 57 in its 53rd chart week is very impressive.

Kid Ink is completely new to the German market. From his freshly released album Almost Home the track Money And The Power is especially beloved and enters the singles charts at number 70.

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