No change at the Top: Pharrell Williams still holds firm with Happy and equals the result of the predecessor with three consecutive weeks at number 1. It’s again a calm January.
Heavy action goes on at number 2 with Lily Allen landing there her current single Hard Out Here. It is her biggest hit to date and her first release as a solo artist in four years. The huge success is a result of the track’s use on the so called Dschungel-Camp TV Show. Every January the show generates a (flashlight) hit as the first musical input of every new year. Last year it was Troublemaker by Olly Murs feat. Flo Rida which also peaked at number 2 and had a real hit career afterwards. Will Lily Allen match that success?
Another winner of being connected to the Dschungel Camp is (Michael) Wendler who moved in but very early left the show. Probably that made some fans kind of disappointed. His new single Unser Zelt auf Westerland starts at a mere number 55–the worst result for a Wendler track so far.
Further growing hits climb up the list: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis do have a third Top 20 entry with White Walls stopping at number 17. Katy Perry’s Dark Horse already peaked at number 32 in December right after her performance on The Voice Of Germany. Than the song tumbled down the list–but since two weeks again starts catching fire and landing now at number 33. A video for the track is announced so we can assume it will rise some further. So far the commercial success of the song isn’t that impressive.
Still climbing is Stay The Night by ZEDD Feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore. Landing at number 45 it gives the producer and DJ his biggest hit so far.
LORDE has yet some way to go for having a next big hit. Royals still looks good at number 18. Succeeder Team goes 86–65.
OneRepublic seems launching a next hit: Something I Need goes 99–74.
At the end of January the Aprés-Ski and carnival season leaves clear traces in the list. A still strong performing Helene Fischer (number 5 with Atemlos durch die Nacht and number 50 with Ich will immer wieder ... dieses Fieber spür'n) Wendler's new single at number 55 and the VoXXclub song Rock mi bouncing back to 67 are more or less a sign for that. More significant is the re-entry of BRINGS' lates single Kölsche Jung at number 82 and the comeback to the singles charts after 10 years of Wolfgang Petry at number 90. And also the hit of the past two seasons I sing a liad für di by Austrian Andreas Gabalier re-enters–so far at number 94. It is already the track with the most chart runs in this decade and it collected 69 chart weeks.