16th of May 2014: Superstar No. 11

After half a year of slow rising no.1 hits and finally a four months period of lasting no.1s the picture now changes completely. Last week the number 1 was a straight new entry–this week it is a straight new entry too. A situation last seen in February 2007 when Lied 1 - Stück vom Himmel by Herbert Grönemeyer replaced in its first chart week Übers Ende der Welt by Tokio Hotel that shot to number 1 a week before.

The act in question now is the winner of latest DSDS season Aneta Sablik. Her winning title The One is a eurodance track topping the charts in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. It is the first number 1 hit recorded by an artist with Polish origin.

Still on the rise George Ezra enters the Top3 for the first time with his song Budapest. The artist is the sixth newcomer this year that manages that feat. (Aneta Sablik was the fifth.) The song already collected its 11th chart week.

Two weeks ahead the release of the Coldplay album Ghost Stories a third single called A Sky Full Of Stars is available. The song directly enters the list at number 6 and is only the third Top 10 hit for the British band. The last single entering the Top 10 was Viva La Vida stopping at number 5 in 2008. The big success of the song certainly comes due to the collaboration with Tim Bergling aka AVICII who acts as producer here.

The official charts ain't the detector of the moment. Published with at least one week delay they reflect the hype from two weeks ago. This week one might see it with the nr.1. Actually the star of the moment is Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst. But the contest taken place on 10th of May will only count in two weeks issue of the charts. What one can see now is the hope of the German public for a good result of the German entry Elaiza. Is It Right changes the direction of move and re-enters the Top 10 at number 10. – As we already know the trio failed Europe wide by landing at a disappointing 18th place.

All in all the Top 10 are dominated by European productions. Nine out of ten songs are European which is a result last seen exactly two years ago. In between we also had seen very weak times for European music. In April 2013 there were only one European song invading the Top 10. The song in question back than was Let Her Go by Passenger.

The official superstar was voted on Saturday 3rd of May. The non official superstar had its show on Tuesday 6th of May. Than the third episode of new music show Sing meinen Song was aired featuring cover version of songs of Austrian Andreas Gaballier. The winning cover Amoi seg' ma uns wieder by Xavier Naidoo enters the charts directly at number 12. It is the 35th solo hit for the singer and the 58th chart hit with his appearance.
The original also can enter the list and lands at number 18 in its first week. The huge demand propelled the company's decision to publish the song as a single CD too. The release is scheduled for end of May. So far it is the highest rank the Austrian singer ever achieved and it is the highest Austrian track since Klangkarussell's Sonnentanz hit the Top10 a last time in October 2013.
Andreas Gabalier's signature hit lands additionally on number 50 this week–the highest rank since more than a year. Further down at number 70 also one can find So liab hob i di and Zuckerpuppen at number 82.

With She Moves - Far Away available as a full CD single Alle Farben takes a final leap to number 13. If this is the final peak one could resume the deep house wave as slowly fading out.
A week before its release as an album Kollegah's title track King bounces back to number 19 accompanied by the first single Alpha which lands at number 20 and AKs im Wandschrank at number 21. All three were resting the week before at number 41, 59 respectively number 63. Be prepared having a real invasion of Kollegah tracks next week.

With DSDS having its final The Voice Kids plays only the second pipe in this week's commercial result. Anyway once again a song performed within the show makes a big leap afterwards. This time it is Say Something by A Great Big World And Christina Aguilera that lands at a new peak on number 36. It is the 13th chart week for that song.

Lindsey Stirling's album Shatter Me goes number 4 on the album list. The title track also can make it into the song list landing at a proper number 59. It is only the second track of the crossover artist that can chart as a standalone track.

Criminal serial Tatort can launch a third chart hit this year. On 4th of May episode Am Ende des Flurs was aired using Dreaming My Dreams With You by country singer Waylon Jennings from 1974. The song can chart in Germany in Austria giving the singer his first and only chart hit in these countries at all.

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