4th of April 2014: ECHO and first DSDS effects

Week number four at the German top for MR PROBZ and his Waves. Now Bailando by Loona in late summer 1998 is the last Dutch production that was sitting at number 1 that long for last.

More or less the Top 10 looks very static. More movement might be seen at number 14. Scheduled for CD release on April 18th Budapest by George Ezra climbs to real hit status. He signed a few weeks ago a contract with Sony Music–now the broad marketing machine works and brings him to more publicity in all media. That’s how the business still works.

A very similar sound and atmosphere lands at number 19 in the face of James Blunt. With Heart To Heart released on CD as well the track jumps 14 places. Seems that the fans of the singer are a little conservative in the way they consume music. Underlining that the track got a sales boost on Thursday night (March 27th). Then the ECHO award ceremony took place and one of the highlights was the duet by James Blunt and Helene Fischer who sang Heart To Heart.

More ECHO effect on the list:
Decorated with an award Swedish producer and DJ AVICII also shows new strength in the list. Wake Me Up! goes 59–42, Hey Brother 44-41 and his current hit Addicted To You climbs one place to number 7 again.

Also Shakira staged on the show to promote the release of her new self titled album. It starts at number 5 on the album’s list. Additionally her song Dare (La La La) enters the song charts at number 45. The song was chosen to be the official soccer WM song 2014. Of course her appearance in the new Danone commercial campaign also boosts her media presence.

After his performance on the ECHO show also veteran Peter Maffay sees his new single Gelobtes Land fly to number 48. It is his 49th chart entry at all and the highest entry since his charity project Children Of The World in 2007 which reached number 30. The singer started his chart career exactly 44 years ago. On April 1st 1970 his single Du entered the list for the very first time. In June the song was number 1.

Other TV events propel hits up the charts too. Well known DSDS (Deutschland sucht den Superstar) still has the power and influence to force music sales. Such it is the fact on following act: She was one of the Top female voices in 2012. Coming from nowhere Emeli Sandé had have five hits back in that year. In 2013 it was a little more dumbed around her. The well known songs clang on a little but new material didn’t catch really fire. So exactly one year ago also Clown had a very short chart appearance only sneaking in the list for a single week at number 93. This week the song returns with power thanks to the new season of DSDS. It was Vanessa Valera Rojas who performed the song and got her ticket for the live shows. The original re-enters the list at number 36 on sales.

It is a surprise that TV serial Tatort can launch a second hit within four months. In January it was Nick Cave who reached number 77 after his song Push The Sky Away was used in the movie. This week it is Ben Howard. The song Depth Over Distance was used in Der Fall Reinhardt a little confusing story with a highly decorated cast. Ben Becker and Susanne Wolff played the main characters. The song goes number 55.


Upcoming dancefloor tracks:
There are several tracks for the floor around with growing interest in it. First of all there is the next big thing called My Love by Route 94 Feat. Jess Glynne which still is digitally available only. The track jumps 53–20 in its second chart week which gives an impression of what might happen to the track in two weeks time when the full CD release is in shelves. It is the second Top 20 hit for singer Jess Glynne within six weeks.
Already a week before its official release the new remix (the official festival mix) of Show Me Love by the Michael Mind Project enters the list. In 2008 the first version of the cover reached number 38–now it starts chart life at number 62. The original recording by Robin S. made it to number 11 in 1993. Still a long way to go for the remake. – The take on the signal theme by Kid Ink still sneaks through the end of the list. This week it collects its 28th chart week at number 90.
On the way up Gorgon City Ft. Mnek arrives inside the Top 75. Ready For Your Love is number 70 in its third chart week.
Also W&W enter the list a week ahead of the official release of Bigfoot. Last week they already reached the Austrian charts. Now number 74 is the first result for the Dutch duo in Germany. It is the second list they can enter worldwide.
With new remixes available finally Kids by Style Of Eye Ft. Soso finds a bigger audience. The track enters the list at number 76. The man behind Style of Eye has some chart experience as the writer of Icona Pop's I Love It which invaded the charts last year and stopped at nr.3.



The highest new entry comes in at number 35 which is the second lowest result of the year 2014. Only on January the 10th the highest new entry was weaker due to the lack of real new releases. This week it is Australian rock band 5 Seconds of Summer that see it single She Looks So Perfect stall close to the middle of the charts. Probably it aint the high time for rock issues right now. Or is it more a kind of tiredness for boy bands?



After Gäa became a hit for Oonagh on its own the proper release as CD single follows and throws the song back to the list. It enters number 67 which marks a new peak for that song.

Released midweek Loyal by Chris Brown Lil Wayne Tyga start half power at number 81. The reduced r’n’b production might have some more fire in it but will it give Chris Brown the hit he so urgently need? His last Top 10 appearance is three years ago. Even the Top 20 saw him last two years ago. His last single as main artist stalled at number 48 last summer. Ehm–there is something work to do for the star.