21st of March: National selection for Eurovision

MR PROBZ returns to the top with Waves replacing for a second time Pharrel WilliamsHappy. Two songs that twisted twice the top position we had last seen at the very end of 2009. Back than it was Keri Hilson who shot to Nr. 1 with I Like overtaking Aura Dione’s I Will Love You Monday (256 Days) but had to leave the top spot a week later again just to return again after a fortnight.

With a second week at number 1 MR PROBZ now matches the success of last Dutch number 1 song Cowboy by Casting project CH!PZ.

A medium sensation took place on Thursday 13th of March when the Eurovision Pre-Selection was aired on TV. The competition was full crammed with big names. Amongst The Baseballs , Madeline Juno and Oceana also Santiano and UNHEILIG performed for being the German entry in Copenhagen. Latter one surely was the big favorit. Four years ago the project already won the Bundesvision Song Contest–back than the competition wasn’t that strong. Anyway it was the year when UNHEILIG was the best selling German act.

In 2014 times are different. And so is the liking of the music audience. UNHEILIG only became second this year behind no name project Elaiza. Like Söhne Mannheims in 2013 a very big act failed already within the preselection.

Of course the sales market knows different rules. Here Als wär’s das erste Mal is the highest new entry of the singles list. It lands at number 10 giving UNHEILIG its fifth top 10 hit which makes the act the most successful German one in this current decade. Although Lena performs a little better by comparing the peak positions of their hits UNHEILIG has much more chart weeks for its songs collected. With 244 it eclipses the result of Culcha Candela which only had two top 10 hits since the beginning of 2010. Additionally the second song presented on TV Wir sind alle wie eins enters the list at number 71.

Winner act Elaiza will go to Copenhagen in May-in sales its song Is It Right needs some more support. It only enters at number 41. Not the best sign for a Eurovision participation. The last time a contesting song did not reach the German Top 20 was back in 2003 when Lou went to Riga with Let's Get Happy. She back than did not chart anyway but was number 12 within the European contest.

Nr.3 of the precontest Cotton Candy Hurricane by harp player and singer MarieMarie lands at number 75 on sale. And also Madeline Juno can bring her Like Lovers Do to number 96–probably cause it is used by TV station VOX for promoting the monthly programme highlights. Later this year the song will appear also on the soundtrack of the movie Pompeii.

The difference of a release that only had a few days of sales and a full week available song can be watched at number 15. The first full week on sale gives Magic by Coldplay the missing support for becoming a proper Top 20 hit. It is the best position a Coldplay song achieves since autumn 2011 when Paradise was the actual release at number 12.

This week there are 15 new entries and 5 re-entering songs invading the survey. That's the biggest turnover for 2014 in all. The last time there were 15 new songs inside the list was back in September 2013. Most spectacular new entries come in at 31 and 32.There two people enter the list side by side that had started their chart career almost exactly 26 years ago. At number 31 KYLIE returns with her new single Into The Blue. Right behind her rapper Rakim appears on Linkin Park’s single Guilty All The Same. In 1988 he got his first fame in Germany as part of the duo Eric B. & Rakim which had two chart hits here. In 2002 he returned alongside rapper Truth Hurts and finally reached the Top 10. Since than it kept silent around him. Now Rakim is back for a fourth time.

German radio stations start discovering newcomer Georg Ezra. After the BBC called him on of five acts for the sound of 2014 the interest in the singer songwriter raises continously. This week Budapest goes 57–39. Additionally the song is part of the Keep Calm And Relax compilation on which it is the most cherry picked song. Number 2 on that compilation is Tom Odell's Another Love that also rises up the list again 65–49. It is already the 47th week for the song that charted more than a year ago for the first time.

A big media hype fails in the list: Supergeil by Der Tourist feat. Friedrich Liechtenstein only climbs to number 50 in its third chart week. Considering that the singer releases every day another Supergeil video this result is ... annoying.

The longest running chart hit Sky And Sand is back in the list due to TV Show Die Ultimative Chart-Show. As number 1 of the issue "The most successfull long standing hits" it was performed by a no name project called Attraction Black Light Theatre within the show. The original recording by Paul & Fritz Kalkbrenner re-enters the list at number 51–its first appearance since December 2012. The song so far collected 129 chart weeks. The runners up Last Christmas by Wham! does have "only" 109 weeks under his belt.

Number 7 within the survey of the Chartshow but number 5 in real numbers is Run. On TV the song was staged by Andrea Renzullo. The famous (not original) recording by Leona Lewis finds its way back to the sales charts at number 87. It is exactly the 100th time this version appears in the list.

At the very low end songs appear for the first time that might become a hit soon. Available for a month Ready For Your Love by Gorgon City Ft. Mnek finally catches fire even outside the dancefloor and enters the sales list at number 78. New at number 83 Milky Chance's next hit Down By The River starts chart life. Enrique Iglesias' new single I'm A Freak is out since mid of January. Very slowly the artist can gain some attention for it. Probably the new yellow press stories 'bout whether he should get married or not gave the track some relevance. It is new at number 89. Also French Indila arrives slowly in Germany. Her hit Dernière Danse is available since four weeks–now it comes in at number 98. Finally Canadian Bedouin Soundclash got its first entry in the German list. Brutal Hearts lands at number 99 after three weeks on sale.

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