While the charts of the UK at this very moment changing faster and faster–it is the 9th week in a row that Britain celebrates a complete new number 1–in Germany the turn of number 1 songs slows down further. Last weeks Top single is the top selling song this current week also. Rather Be by Clean Bandit Featuring Jess Glynne holds firm for a second week and is the fourth consecutive chart topper that spends at least two weeks there. In other words: since late December chart toppers managed to hold their position at least for two weeks.
What sounds quite noteworthy is not at all that spectacular for winter and early spring time. From NOvember 2012 to May 2013 we had five consecutive chart toppers spending more than one week at the Top. From December 2011 to May 2012 there were also five. So there is some way to go still before we proclaim a new record in calmness.
A static top ain't a static list at all. But this current week it is so. The whole Top 5 remains unchanged–a situation found on January 24th also. So decide yourself whether the charts are thrilling these days or not.
New inside the Top 10:
Australian Vance Joy slides up two further places landing now at number 9 with Riptide. In comparison with Route 94's My Love at number 8 it is the third deep house track inside the German Top 10.
The highest new entry starts lowly at number 32 which is the third lowest hot new entry this year. The honour goes to German rappers KC Rebell Feat. Farid Bang. Their Kanax in Moskau is a sequel to Kanax in Paris released in March last year and stopped at number 60.
Farid Bang with this current entry collects 13 chart entries no one peaking higher than number 28. He is hard on the way of becoming one of the artists with most charting tracks but never entering the top 20. On the actual summary of this list he stands at number 6. So German gangster rap is highly productive but still a product for a very small scenery.
One rapper with some more attention is Kollegah. His youtube channel Bosshaft-TV has half a million of regular viewers. Every week he releases at least five new videos and some days ago he was nominated five times for the German web video award which will be given late May. All that presence may help his single Alpha back to the list. It lands at number 35 again in its 7th chart week. For a gangster track this is a hilarious result. With a freshly released video also AKs im Wandschrank is back on the list. It now stands on number 36–9 places higher than three weeks ago when it first appeared on the survey.
Dernière Danse by Indila was number 1 i France already. Some independent seller in Germany offered the track plus album since end of February. The official and proper release followed on April 11th. A week before the demand seems huge. The track enters the list at number 53 after it had a short appearance in early march at number 98.
Aloe Blacc's new single The Man shot to number 1 in the UK last week. In Germany there is no official release date distributed. Anyway the track climbs up the charts right now. This week it lands at number 56.
Already released as a single in 2012 Parov Stelar's All Night this week enters the charts for the very first time. The founder of electro swing makes his German chart debut at number 57.
Emeli Sandé benefits from the performance by Yasemin. Free re-enters at number 70.
In the German wikipedia their is a long during beef about how important a remixer is and whether producer are worth mentioning on the encyclopedia if they "only" release remixes. This week there is an evidence that a remix can do a lot to a song. The band American Authors is signed to a moajor company since 2012. It released Best Day Of My Life back than–the hiatus of success came early this year. A Europe wide release followed. In Germany the single was available since March. Now the track enters at number 81 and probably will rise higher cause of the new announced remixes by likes such as Such A Gent who brought the indie rock song into a trap/deep house style. The German wikipedia does not know the remixer, neither does the English one.
Another trap artist debuts at the German charts due to an appearance on the latest issue of The Dome compilation. Turn Down for What by DJ Snake and Lil Jon already was released in December 2013. In March 2014 the track was chosen to complete the 69th edition of the successfull compilation serial and finally makes its way into the list as an standalone track also. Number 93 is the rank it gets this week. For Lil Jon it is the first new material inside the German list since 2006.
On the very end of the list the release of the DVD/BluRay version of Frozen brings signature song Let It Go by Demi Lovato back to the list. Number 83 is 8 ranks better than its original performance back in February.