30th of May: Calm After The Storm

The new no.1 is the old one. CRO manages it to hold firm for a second week with his single Traum. It is the first time that the German pop-rapper can stand longer than a single week at number 1. Seems he now is arrived as a completely mainstream star which is a feat German acts miss often. The last number 1 produced by a German that a had a longer run at the top was DJ Wankelmut with his take on Asaf Avidan's Reckoning Song / One Day back in late summer 2012.
The real German no.1 holding some weeks at the top were a few weeks before with Die Toten Hosen having their Tage wie diese five times as the most sold single.

At number 3 Calvin Harris' single Summer gets a new peak. After it was released as a physical CD last week the track steadily rises now bringing the artist into the Top 3 after two and a half year again.


Also Bakermat arrives at a new peak with One Day (Vandaag). The track jumps 16–4 in its 10th chart week and now makes the DJ the most successful Dutch artist after country band The Common Linnets last week and Mr. Probz the weeks before.


As we had the situation already last week also this current issue of the charts the Top 10 is completely crowded with European production which is much more a little sensation as the Eurovision invasion completely fades away.
The highest non-European hit is Riptide by Australian Vance Joy sitting at number 13 this week.


The best sold album comes this week from British band Coldplay. Ghost Stories starts chart life directly at number 1 and is the fifth no.1 album for the band. It also gives the single A Sky Full Of Stars an extra 21–11 leap.

Releases fully on CD Kiesza bounces back into the Top20 with Hideaway. Number 16 matches exactly the result from two weeks ago when the track appeared for the first time.


A few weeks before the FIFA World Cup starts in Brazil the official anthem gets more attention. We Are One (Ole Ola) by Pitbull Feat. Jennifer Lopez & Cláudia Leitte goes 38–18. It is so far the highest position the track reached but one ain't to be a visionary to predict the song will rise much further.


A month before its release on CD Wiggle by Jason Derulo Featuring Snoop Dogg enters the list as the highest new song. Landing at number 22 it is the highest entry for Jason Derulo since he topped the charts with Talk Dirty in September last year. Snoop Dogg even longer missed the Top 20–he was last watched here in January 2012.

A week before their album is released the American Authors are on tour through Germany. Their concerts support the sale of the single Best day Of My Life which returns to the Top 50 at number 35.
Also on the way up the latest single by Enrique Iglesias is. Bailando goes 71–44 giving the Spanish singer his first Top50 hit since three years. In fact Bailando is the most successful Spanish production since August 2012.

10 years ago she was the most successful German star. With four number 1 hits Sarah Connor still is the best performing female act of Germany of all times matching the result of Modern Talking. The last three and a half year she was completely absent from the business. Then the TV show Sing meinen Song was aired where she was one out of seven stars who covered each others songs. Now the CD accompanying the show is released and lands at number 2 on the album's list. Sarah Connor's take on Zuckerpuppen originally recorded by Andreas Gaballier can also enter the singles list at number 63. Her version performs better than the original although it is quiet certain that this success comes due to the crazyness about the Austrian star. His signature song I sing a Liad für di meanwhile spends a 74th week inside the list and with this enters the Top20 of the most charted songs of all times.
A similar story can be told bout Gregor Meyle. The singer had a short chart career five years ago after he became runner's up in a casting. Two medium hits were the result. Now he is back with a cover of the Guano Apes song Sunday Lover. His version lands at number 83.


After the record setting invasion of new entries last week 22 of them leave the list this week again. So there are 7 new tracks and 17 already known chart hits entering the list again which still is an impressive performance not seen that often within the last four years. Of course in 2008/09 the German chart had a very active phase in which more than 25 songs leaving the list for new or returning hits were kind of usual.