Klingande’s sixth week at the German Top makes Jubel the most successful French production since 1989 when Kaoma infected whole Europe with Lambada.
The follow up hit to Jubel already arrives inside the Top 10. Changes by French Faul & Wad Ad Vs. Pnau lands at number 10 with exactly the same mood and sound as we find at the Top.
Milky Chance celebrates with number 2 a new peak for its track Stolen Dance. It is the 18th chart week the track appears in.
The full power of music videos can be seen at number 4. The Pitbull/KE$HA single Timber gains four places after the video is on screens since November 24th. Additionally Pitbull performed the song at the American Music Award show–I guess that performance has less importance for the European market. On the other hand also Lady Gaga sees her single Do What U Want flying to number 14–which is a new peak.
Their performance on Stefan Raab’s TV Total Turmspringen brings the Family Of The Year a bunch of new fans. hero rises again 12–8 in its 14th chart week.
The weakness of British act still holds on and even progresses. Highest artist is still James Blunt whose former Nr.1 hit Bonfire Heart slides to number 12. Watching the whole Top 20 only four tracks coming from Britain sneak around there. A few weeks ago four British tracks invaded the Top 10 alone.
British-Irish teen band One Direction released its third studio album Midnight Memories which directly became number 5 within the albums charts. Most loved song of the collection obviously is Strong. The song is the highest new song inside the singles charts landing at number 24 without being a full single release. It also overtakes the official single The Story Of My Life which limps to number 29.
Other songs of the band invading the list: You & I at number 54, Don’t Forget Where You Belong at 66 and the title song Midnight Memories sneaks in at 91.
Tracks on the rise
Tsunami by DVBBS & Borgeous is the killer track of the moment. It goes 58–26 without full sales promotion by amazon et al. What will happen when the big sale platforms list the track correctly. Probably this is the track that will made us dance on new year’s eve.
Also London Grammar is on the way up. Their single Strong still rises continously this week stopping at number 35. stromae does same–his formidable moves 52–39. And how does Afrojack perform? Well–with some more mixes in shelves The Spark jumps 80–44. berlin by Ry X used in a TV commercial rises 57–46. A further dance track available since October slowly finds its fans: Yee by Deorro catches fire new at number 64.
Set as the fourth single Demons by Imagine Dragons can made it into the list as a pure album cut. It begins its career at number 86.
The Voice of Germany effect
Aired in the night of Thursday 21st of November the full benefit can be watched at the rise of Philipp Poisel’s Ich will nur. Peer Richter performed the song and according to the 98–49 rise of the original he really is a candidate for the semi final. Wolke 7 also gains some attention. Max Herre as one of the jury surely is happy about number 60.
Albulena Krasniqi made an impressive performance with Jessy J’s Nobody’s Perfect but it wasn’t enough for qualifying to the next round. The original instead re-enters at number 62.
Chris Schummert still on the race brings Fast Car by Tracy Chapman for the first time to chart life. Number 81 is a late start for the single released in April 1988 and Top 5 in the UK and the USA. It is only Tracy Chapman’s second chart entry after her single Crossroads from 1989. This return ends an almost 24 years long abstinence from the charts for the artist. Coincidently Fast Car right now also appears on the UK charts again.
Another show–another hit: Madeline Juno had a performance on Verstehen Sie Spaß?–a big Saturday night show. As an effect her single Error climbs more than 30 places to number 50. Additionally she has some support by the movie Fack ju Göthe for which Error completes the soundtrack. Star guest number 2 was Yvonne Catterfeld. Her single Pendel re-enters at 59.
Finally: It’s Christmas time! You already know what that means. Right–some very well known classics are back in the list. First of all there is Last Christmas by Wham! that re-enters at number 70 and makes the band now present in the German charts for almost 31 years. Number 70 is a mere low restart for that song–does it mean we whitness the end of a popular tune?
Melanie Thornton on the other hand returns with Woderful Dreams (Holidays Are Coming) at number 80 slightly better than the past three years same time. Also better than last year All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey enters at 88. With only 33 chart weeks this is one of the smaller classics (which exists for 19 years).