7th of February 2014: Marteria and Grammy Awards

It is the fourth week at the Top for Pharrell Williams. Happy now matches the result of the first Pharrel No.1 appearance Get Lucky back 9 months ago. Still that track bounces through the list. This week it goes 75–43 in its 41st week after it was awarded as "Best song of the year" at the 56th Grammy award ceremony.

One week ahead of the album release MARTERIA is the one who gets the crowd crazy. Kids (2 Finger an den Kopf reaches a new peak at number 6. Two places down the next track arrives in the face of OMG!. Finally at number 49 Bengalische Tiger as the third pr-released track of the album re-enters the list. All three are produced by The Krauts–probably Germany’s most skillful producer team of the moment.

British Bastille launches a second Top 10 hit with Of The Night stopping at number 10. The mashup cover track brings both tunes Rhythm Is A Dancer and The Rhythm Of The Night for a second time to Top 10 status.


Yes–Katy Perry is still in the shape of making hits. Dark Horse arrives at number 20 and eclipses the peak of predecessor Unconditionally that stopped at 22. The reason why the track now becomes so popular certainly is a video by actor Vin Diesel who is happily dancing to the song.

Additionally Katy Perry performed the song live at the Grammy Award cerenomy on 26th January in Los Angeles. Frankly I wouldn't count that event as one of the big hit maker for Germany–this year shows me completely wrong. I did mention the sudden jumps of Get Lucky and Dark Horse. I have to add the 79–39 jump of Radioactive by Imagine Dragons which was awarded as Best Rock Performance and performed live also. And of course Same Love by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Mary Lambert returns to number 88 after the big same sex marriage performance at the ceremony.


On the way up:
A next Dutch DJ shows up on the German market. DJ Probz sees his Waves rising 69–41. In his home country the track peaked at number 6 a few months ago.

Lorde sits pretty at number 18 with her hit Royals. The succeeder comes in the face of Team which goes 65–42.

British Rudimental launches a new all time peak by getting Free (Ft. Emeli Sandé) to number 44. Also Fettes Brot announced a new single. Für immer immer already goes 80–48 as a digital album cut three weeks before the CD version is available.

And also James Blunt comes with a new song. Heart To Heart is announced to be released on February 3rd. A week before the track enters the German list at number 65.


Further stories
Will Ordinary Love become a regular hit? End of December the song from U2 entered the list as part of the Nelson Mandela Tribute album. Now the song is back reaching a new peak at number 52 in its fourth chart week. It is the first chart hit for the Irish band since 2009.

A real sleeper hit arrives at number 58. Released three years ago, remixed one year ago Sail by Awolnation now catches fire in Europe. The song peaked within the British list at number 17 a few weeks ago. Now the audience in Germany seems to discover the songs quality too.

Peter Maffay is on top of the album list with Wenn das so ist. The most loved song from that album is Hallelujah which goes 98–67. It is the highest rank featuring Peter Maffay as the main artist since 2007. The curious thing about that song is that it ain't announced as an official single so far.

Talkin' bout BEYONCÉ: So far the singer is mentioned very often as the commercial sensation of late 2013 and early 2014. Maybe that's right for the USA and the British market. In Germany her album at number 11 and both leading tracks XO and Drunk In Love only make it to number 68 respectively number 70 this current week. Is this what a sensation looks like?