December 11th 15: Christmas Mood in the German Charts

It is still Adele who leads the list with Hello. And she writes chart history. At least Hello now is the best performing female solo song in 2015–overttaking the result of Ellie Goulding's Love Me Like You Do by a week. To become the best performing single in 2015 at all Hello should at least hold firm for a single week. In this case Adele would also eclipse the 48 years old result of Sandie Shaw's Puppet On A String which actually is the closest song by a British female solo singer that had similar success.

Already now Hello sets historical marks. It is this the 32nd consecutive week of having the #1 coming from Europe. A feat not seen since 1990.

At #2 the Deepend-remix of Matt Simons Catch & Release goes selling out the long running #2 Geiles Leben by German Glas-Perlen-Spiel. It is the first week since May 1st that there is no appaerance of a German act at #1 or #2.

Astronaut by Andreas Bourani & Sido spends an 18th week inside the top 10 at #7 and is now the third song in 2015 doing so. In next weeks time it could become the longest running top 10 hit of the year.

The one and only new song inside the top 10 makes its entry due to the release of an album. Coldplay misses the top spot on the album's list with A Head Full Of Dreams clearly as there hold firm Helene Fischer and Adele. So it is the first time in 13 years that a Coldplay album misses the top–so far one has to add. At least the teasing single Adventure Of A Lifetime gets a sales boost rising 14–9 in the single's survey and giving the band its fourth top 10 appearance.


Three places down Major Lazer stops with follow up hit to Lean On. The new single calls Light It Up and features Jamaican Nyla plus British Fuse ODG. In between the Major Lazer/Ellie Goulding collaboration Powerful sneaked into the survey for a single week in September. Past hit Lean On spends a 40th chart week right now at a pretty #45.
Project member Diplo also sees his own production Be Right There (feat. Sleepy Tom) rising to #69.

Past week the Felix Jaehn/Mark Forster project EFF started chart life with Stimme at #24. This week the track rises to #15 giving the DJ his fourth and the singer his fifth top 20 hit.

Danish band Lukas Graham can set its first top 20 hit with 7 Years rising to #19.


The main story starts at #31. There one can find the best selling Christmas pop song so far. It is Last Christmas recorded 31 years ago by Wham!. The song already spends a 116th week inside the list which is the second most of all time.
Christmas hit number two comes from Mariah Carey. Her All I Want For Christmas Is You recorded in 1994 slowly gets same popularity as Last Christmas. This week it goes 45–32.
The third classic tune is Wonderful Dream (Holidays Are Coming) by Melanie Thornton. This song goes 89–61 in its 96th chart week. Its first chart appearance was only 14 years ago.
Further down there are other Christmas tunes returning to the list:
at #79 Driving Home For Christmas by Chris Rea
and at #97 the most popular tune of last season Do They Know It's Christmas by Band Aid


The highest new entry lands at #66 only. It is an old tune released independently in summer 2013. Now Frankfurt based DJ Katch added some vocals by New Yorkian Greg Nice and DJ Kool from Washington. Two weeks after its release Horns enter the charts for the first time.

Three months after its first appearance Policeman by Eva Simons can gain a new peak. The song lands at #67 in its 11th chart week.