26th of Dec. 2014: Last chart list of the year

Dangerous holds firm at the Top for a fourth week (a second in a row) and finally makes David Guetta feat. Sam Martin the act with most number 1 weeks in 2014. Having two proper number 1 singles the duo is far and away the best performing number 1 act. But in 2014 there were some other acts that come close to this feat. First of all newcomer Robin Schulz has to be counted as the closest combatant by serving as one main act on Prayer in C and remixing Waves by Mr Probz which later was officially credited to him also.

Significant moves:
Hozier lands at number 2 with Take Me To Church after he performed the song on the final show of The Voice of Germany together with Charley Ann Schmutzler on 19th December 2014. The later winner of the show herself can climb 26 places to number 3 with Blue Heart. Winner 2013 Andreas Kümmert was able to reach number 2 at the back end of 2013.
Also Ed Sheeran profits from his performance on the show. Thinking Out Loud goes 12–6 and now is his third Top10 hit in 2014. So Ed Sheeran now eclipses the result of Swedish AVICII who so far was the artist with most different songs inside the German Top 10.

Highest new entry comes from Italian Frei.Wild. Wir brechen Eure Seelen (weil Ihr gerne Kriege führt) is the first official single where the band dissociates from neo nazi movement. The song lands at number 8.

On number 18 the first serious German singer-songwriter started on the internet can launch his first hit. Joel Brandenstein is very different to comedian projects like Die Lochis, Y-Titty or Apecrime. His Diese Liebe serves as his first commercial release and brings him a straight Top20 hit.

Additionally Nico Suave Feat. Xavier Naidoo enter the list with Danke at number 20. So the three highest new entries are in German which sets the number of songs in German inside the Top20 at seven–a feat not seen since April 2012. The number of German productions inside the Top20 is 8–the best result for whole 2014 and doubling the result of the last charts issue of 2013.

At number 34 a classic tune gets a new peak. Hallelujah originally written and performed by Canadian Leonard Cohen in the 80s became famous the past 20 years but first charted in December 2012 in the version of Jeff Buckley. It got its peak a few weeks later at number 38. On December 16th Xavier Naidoo performed the song on Sing meinen Song - Das Weihnachtskonzert. Now his version rises 61 places which is the best move of the week and eclipses the old peak.

And another benchmark is set in this last issue of the year 2014. German schlager singer HEINO is back with a collection of hard rock versions of his former hits. It misses the Top10 of the album list by entering at number 11. Anyway the lead song Schwarz blüht der Enzian a re-recording of his biggest hit released in 1972 can enter the singles list at number 84. Covering a span of over 42 years it is the eldest composition that appears in 2014 inside the list. So far it was We Are The Champions by Queen that made it into the charts again in late July after the German team won the FIFA world championship. The first appearance of that song dates back to 1977.
Back to Heino again: Appearing inside the current list his chart career now spans an impressive 47 years. Of course in 2014 he was the artist with the longest history beating the 44 years that Peter Maffay collects right now. 47 years–that's also the 7th longest chart career of all times. Heino now has only six more years to go to beat the record set by Paul Kuhn in August 2008. But well–a look into the future tells you: Next week we will embrace the back catalogue of Udo Jürgens for sure which pushes the record of the longest chart career even further to 57 years.