Nov 18th 16: Leonard Cohen + Omnipresent German Rapstars

It is week no. eight for Human by Rag'n'Bone Man at the top of the German list. The song now matches the result of New Age by Marlon Roudette which also had an eight weeks run at #1 in autumn 2011. Both singers now are best performing British male solo performers of this century so far. 25 years back it was Phil Collins with Another Day In Paradise who performed better.

Whether Rory Graham will match or even break this record really depends on how strong Clean Bandit will perform next days. So far Rockabye climbs one place to runner's up position and finally brings British music back to full performance. The first time since January 2015 the first two places are occupied by British artists. Funny fact besides: The act at #2 back than also was Clean Bandit well performing with its last hit single Real Love.
With four tracks of the top 10 involving British acts the country really have a strong presence in music business right now.

Climbing seven places to #6 Mark Forster once again becomes the best performing German act and brings back to top 10 status a song in German. Chöre is part of the official movie score to Willkommen bei den Hartmanns which leads the German movie charts for a second week. It is Mark Forster's fourth top 10 hit under his own name and the second this year. As part of EFF he does have a third top 10 hit under his belt and so follows as second best performaing act of the year behind Justin Bieber.

Talking 'bout Justin Bieber: As Let Me Love You this weeks leaves the top 10 the longest running top 10 song now is Sound Of Silence in the version of USAmerican Disturbed. It sits pretty at #7 in its 13th top 10 week–spending 24 weeks at all inside the German charts.

The current #1 in the US is the biggest gainer inside the German charts. It is the first chart entry for Rae Sremmurd Black Beatles that jumps 56 places to #25. It is very likely that we will see the track rising further next weeks.


After the death of Canadian Leonard Cohen his most famous songs find a way into the list as there is at first Hallelujah first recorded in 1984. The song charts at #27 for the very first time–at least in the version of Leonard Cohen himself. It charted before by Jeff Buckley in 2012 (18 years after it was recorded) Xavier Naidoo in 2014 and by the Pentatonix a week ago. The best performance so far had the version of Xavier Naidoo peaking at #27 too.
Leonard Cohen himself only had one chart hit before. It was his single Lover Lover Lover that peaked at #9 in early 1975. After 42 and a half year the singer is back in the list. It is the longest absence from the list since weekly charts are released. If one considers the monthly lists as well Leonard Cohen is beaten by Paul Kuhn who had an absence of 43 years and 153 days, Scott McKenzy who re-entered the list after 44 years and 197 days and Evy Jacob who reappeared in 2011 as member of the Dschungel Allstars after 45 years and 241 days. In June 1965 she charted as member of the Jacob Sisters.
With a span of almost 43 years Leonard Cohen has the third longest presence on the weekly lists after José Felícíano and Paul McCartney.
Leonard Cohen has two more tracks invading the charts. At #61 his very first single Suzanne from 1967 charts for the very first time. In France the song shot to #3 this current week. At #81 the title track of his latest album You Want It Darker appears. The album meanwhile occupies #2.


A few places below the next teaser track for KC Rebell's new album Abstand arrives. The track calls TelVision and features his mate PA Sports as well as Kianush and Kollegah. Latter one now collects his 50th chart entry at all. This result falls short behind the one of Depeche Mode and Scooter but only needed four years to achieve such an amount.
The same week Sido can launch a 45th chart hit with Masafaka landing at #65. He now overtook Michael Jackson (44 hits) and falls short of The Rolling Stones (46 hits).
All this sounds impressive but is only cute by watching the result of master Bushido. He appears this current week as featured artist on a 62nd chart entry mentioning his name. (Statements by Shindy at #67) It is as much as Madonna collected in her whole career. But the rapper additionally has three more hits undercover as a member of Berlins Most Wanted and 23. He officially can be called the second most active artist of all time. Leader of the list still is Peter Alexander with 82 different entries.


Rising tracks to watch:
Sexual by Neiked Feat. Dyo going 62–46 in its fifth week
Bad Ideas by alle farben rising slightly 57–47 in its fifth week