Still Happy occupies the number 1 slot. It is the 6th week for the song making it as successful as both nr.1 hits of Pharrell Williams together.
Gainer of the week and still one week ahead of a full CD release is Mr Probz. His Waves remixed by Robin Schulz goes 27–2 and the question is: will it strike number 1 next week? So far it is the best performing Dutch act since–erm– Ch!pz in 2005. With Martin Garrix still hanging on at number 17 we have the very rare situation of two Dutch acts simultaneously in the Top 20.
After 10 weeks inside the charts Katy Perry’s Dark Horse manages to break the Top 10. Still the video clip is not available in full and the CD single release two weeks ahead.
Also AVICII sees his upcoming single Addicted To You rising as an album cut which so far misses full promotion. Although the song stops at number 14 this week and is now the highest ranking track of the Swedish DJ.
The act with the strongest chart presence in this current decade is on the go to his next step. Shot You Down is the actual release offered by French DJ David Guetta. Released on 10th February digitally the track only had three sale days counting for that current list. It is enough to throw the track to number 24 which is the highest new entry for this week and the 600th appearance in the list since beginning of 2010. Vocals on the track come from Skylar Grey who had a well recognized start in 2011–but later was a little silent. Now she is back and probably can give her career just the missing kick for being a well received star.
Originally the song was recorded by Cher in 1965 giving her a number 17 entry at the charts that days. The much more famous version in 2014 comes from Nancy Sinatra who recorded her take in 1966. It became popular by the use in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill in 2004 for the first time. A remixed version by Audio Bullys went #3 in Great Britain a year later.
Thomas Gottschalk still can launch hits
For two weeks Heart To Heart was bouncing around the lower end of the list. Now the song starts getting some more attention after James Blunt was performing it on the new show of Thomas Gottschalk. The song leaps 88–40–predecessor Bonfire Heart still performs better at #34.
Also Irish Boyzone benefits from staging at the show. Their album BZ20 released in November past year was featuring the single Love Will Save The Day. In Germany nobody cared about that song until Friday, 7th February. Now Boyzone does have its first single chart entry since 2008.
On the way up
Carlprit enables his biggest hit since his chart debut two years ago. Remember To Forget uses a well calculated sound formula and brings the producer a second time to the upper half–#46 is the result for this week.
Released midweek Invisible by U2 entered the list at number 97 last week. Now with full weeks sales the song jumps to number 48 giving the veterans a second Top50 entry this months after a four years abstinence from the charts.
DSDS juror Kay One sees his ballad Ich hass es dich zu lieben from the album Rich Kidz rising. It is not scheduled for a proper release. Number 52 is a respectable result.
Jason Derulo offers a next single: Trumpets goes 94–71.
Another TV influencend entry
There was a time when criminal serial Tatort hit the streets and launched big hits of its soundtrack. These days are gone long time. A small shade of that fame is blinking right now in the charts. On 9th of February 2014 the last episode with the duo Ritter & Stark was aired. It was a Goodbye after 36 episodes shot since 2001. The significant soundtrack of the episode came from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. The title track of their last album Push The Sky Away was used heavily within the 90 min. As an effect the track can enter the singles list at number 77. It is only the third single chart hit for the Australian band. The last Tatort connected hit entered the chart almost exactly a year ago in the face of SCHMIDT who peaked with her song Heart Shaped Gun at #37.