As expected MR PROBZ goes No.1 with having his hit Waves released also physically on CD. It is the first European production occupying the Top in 2014. The last one doing so was Changes by French Faul & Wad Ad Vs. PNAU. Obviously there is a European sound called Deep House at this moment which represents the continental European mood perfectly.
With MR PROBZ being No.1 there is a Dutch act at the German top after 9 years. It was the casted children act Ch!pz that had the honour last. The fortune lasted two weeks back than. Let’s wait what power the new definition of Deep House can emerge.
No.1 pop sensation Clean Bandit from Britain also arrives in Germany. After Rather Be was used several times around the coverage to the Olympic Games in Sochi it takes a 22–12 leap and probably will arrive the Top 10 in next weeks time when the physical single is released fully also. The same record setting status as they got in their home country is in continental Europe far away.
Last week’s highest new entry the cover Shot Me Down by David Guetta feat Skylar Grey reaches #13 after a full sales week. It now ranks higher than the original from 1966 by Cher and it is the best performing track for David Guetta since September 2012.
German gangsta rap invasion
The highest new entry comes from a German gangster rapper. It’s not at all the one who hits the top spot in the album list. It is someone who I would call the next generation. He already grabed the No.1 of the album list together with Farid Bang a year ago. Now Kollegah announces his new album King with the single track Alpha. It lands at number 15 which remarks a new peak for him in the single’s survey and which is in fact his first solo entry in the charts.
Talking ’bout next generation: Kollegah also got a feature on master Bushido’s new album Sonny Black (that’s the one at No.1 for the long players). The highest standalone track from that album is Gangsta Rap Kings on which Kollegah is featured. The track swaps in at number 45. And I really got the feeling that a lot of fans loaded the song cause of Kollegah’s appearance. Master Bushido had his last Top10 entry in the single’s list three and a half year ago.
Anyway–Bushido’s new album brings some more tracks to chart honour. Six tracks are cherry picked–making the rapper the artist with most different tracks on charts in 2014 so far. Even summarized within the current decade he is the German act having most tracks entered the survey. The result of 20 tracks is more than Rihanna (19) has under her belt but one short of Flo Rida. On the all time list Bushido this week matches the result of The Beatles that had 41 different chart entries.
A third Gangsta rapper is very present on the list this week. Farid Bang announced a new album for April too. In advance he releases one track to another. This week the almost love rap Dein Weg enters the list at #86.
Up on the list ... it goes for Trumpets–the new offering by Jason Derulo. The track rises 71–49 in its third week.
Newcomer alert at number 85. Former Star Search finalist and child star Senta-Sofia now is of full age. So she took a new name and changed her musical style. As Oonagh she released her first album. As support act to Santiano’s tour she reaches a wider audience which gives her a first entry with her single Gäa.
So–if one had counted the many new entries this week: 14 plus 5 tracks re-entering the list. That is the biggest turnover of the yet young year 2014. The calm weeks definitely are over.