There is a brand new no.1 in Germany this week. Released digital and as a CD Auf uns by German singer songwriter Andreas Bourani storms the top directly. It is the first song going straight to number 1 since October 2013 and the first in 2014. So we do have the situation that for a fourth year in a row May is the month when a longer period (at least 6 months) of growing number 1 hits is interrupted by a rocket hit.
For singer Andreas Bourani it is the first number 1 hit. He started his chart career three years ago as one of a bunch of new German singer songwriter. Tim Bendzko, Phillip Poisel, Mark Forster and the likes are a new generation of sensitive stars that seems very back to musical craftsmanship.
Right at number 3 there is the next German song worth mentioning. Although it is a well known and long running hit Atemlos durch die Nacht by German schlager queen Helene Fischer once again reaches its peak position. After 29 weeks and 15 weeks inside the Top 5 the song is going to become the most successful chart hit of 2014. In Austria the song reached the Top position for three weeks in February this current year.
New at number 6 British DJ Calvin Harris launches his second Top 10 hit in Germany with Summer. In his home country he is a superstar having six number 1 hits under his belt. In Germany he was number 1 once as a featured artist on Rihanna's We Found Love in late 2011. As a main artist he came close to the Top 10 a year ago accompanied by Ellie Goulding. Back than I Need Your Love stopped at number 13. Now he reaches the Top 10 by digital sales easily. Will this get him a star in Germany too?
Deep house still sells strongly. Next hit is One Day (Vandaag) by Dutch Bakermat. The track climbs 12–9 in its 7th chart week and is the third deep house saxophone track. Well–if the crowd is pleased...
With Waves (Mr Probz remmixed by Robin Schulz) at number 5 and Riptide (Vance Joy remixed by Flic Flac) we have three tracks of the same flavour inside the German Top 10. The fourth deep house track My Love by Route 94 feat. Jess Glynne at number 7 luckily defines the sound in a much different way.
Having Bakermat and Mr Probz simultanously in the Top 10 Dutch music has a real strong presence inside the German charts. On the opposite the highest US-American production sits as low as number 8 in the face of Pharrell Williams and his Happy. Both feats ain't seen for a long while.
With approaching the final the crazyness about contestants on The Voice Kids becomes a new quality. On April 29th finalists from team Nena were elected. The big favourite (but not at all the winner of the whole season) was Richard who performed All Of Me in the battle round. As an effect the original recording by John Legend jumps 61–19 in its 12th chart week which is of course much much better than its peak a few weeks ago.
The all eclipsing star of the moment doubtlessly is Pharrell Williams. Three number 1 singles in a row, the album G I R L peaking at number 2 (and topping the lists worldwide), a collaboration with adidas for a fashion line … On April 23rd the video for Marilyn Monroe–the opening track of his album–was released. The track so far is not released for a standalone release in Germany. Meanwhile it goes number 43 as an album cut.
The second single taken from the upcoming Coldplay album Ghost Stories (to be released on May 16th) is Midnight. It was released on vinyl on 19th of April, the digital release in Germany followed on May 2nd not affecting the current list. In fact a week before a remix by master Giorgio Moroder was available bringing the track to number 44. Some further remixes by Tiesto and Kygo are around also but not official releases at all.