It has taken some time but my German chart comments are finally back with Imany long not being #1 with that honour now belonging to British newcomer Rag'N'Bone Man and his enormously popular "Human". It spends its fourth week as Germany's most purchased and streamed single.
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Finding some inner strength and managing to climb three to #2 for the first time ever, US band Disturbed cement the status of their cover of Simon & Garfunkel's classic "The Sound of Silence" as one of the hits of 2016.
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Hot on the steps of her number one smash "Cheap Thrills", the Australian superstar Sia returns to the top three for the third time in her career with "The Greatest". It is up one to #3.
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David Guetta, the man who is responsible for not one but two of Sia's biggest hits, has done it again, having a big smash on his hands with "Would I Lie To You". The song samples Charles and Eddie's 1992 #1 hit of the same name, and comes with the support of Cedric Cervais and Chris Willis. By rising seven to #4, it duly becomes Guetta's twelfth single to enter the top five.
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Entering the top 20 for the first time are Lil' Kleine and Ronnie Flex, who may sound unfamiliar as names in the music business, but are more or less quite big on their Dutch home market. Here they have found success singing in German and "Stoff & Schnapps" rises eleven to #17.
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French producer Kungs is ready with the follow-up to his hugely successful "This Girl" (peak #1) as "Don't You Know" gatecrashes the top 30 by moving up from #36 to #23.
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It's up one for Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj and their "Side to Side" achieves a new peak at #26.
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Coinciding with the recent resurgence of interest in singles by German rappers (blame Bonez MC and RAF Camora), veteran Kool Savas (with the help of heavyweight names such as Sido, Azad and Adesse) returns to the top 100 after a two-year absence. "Triumph" becomes the highest new entry for the week and lands at #28.
Following a slow start, Tim Bendzko deservingly enters the top 30 with his comeback offering "Keine Maschine". The song inches up two to #29.
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"Say You Won't Let Go", the comeback single of James Arthur which managed to top the UK chart for four consecutive weeks, is turning big in Germany as well. It moves up ten to #31. James' debut "Impossible" reached #5 in the country some four years ago.
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At #39 Belgian producer and DJ Lost Frequencies climbs three with his latest single - What Is Love, a take on Haddaway's 90s classic that reached #2 in 1992.
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Not satisfied with the huge success of "Closer" and "Don't Let Me Down", The Chainsmokers are ready to do it again with "All We Know". The latter jumps 12 to #40.
The remaining new entries this week include the return of Maroon 5 and "Don't Wanna Know" (#65), taken from the soundtrack of a new game, A R I Z O N A's "I Was Wrong" (#86) and Alle Farben follows his top ten hit "Please Tell Rosie" with "Bad Ideas" (#89). UK's new #1 "Shout Out To My Ex" of Little Mix manages to impress (suprisingly) Germany as well. It is at #98. Another big hit in the UK - "Sexual" of Swedish produce Neiked is at #100.
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The Album Chart
We're currently in the time of the year when everyone is fighting to put their new albums on the market, just ahead of the lucrative Christmas sales, which translates into eight new titles in this week's top ten. They are led by local singer Clueso and his second consecutive number one LP called "Neuanfang". Kings of Leon's "Walls" is new at #2, three years after "Mechanical Bull" also reached #2. German supestars (why!) Santiano return with a new version of their last-year charttopper "Von Liebe, Tod und Freiheit" at #3. Rapper Kayef's sophomore LP "Chaos" finds its way to #4, while the Singles collection of Phil Collins is at #5. Maite Kelly, hands up if you remember fondly The Kelly Family, has turned to the dark side with her first schlager album "Sieben Leben fuer dich" at #8. The latest from Fritz Kalkbrenner "Grand Depart" arrives at #9, while Katie Melua's "In Winter" is at #10.