Wednesday, August 31, 2016

German Sweep: August 31, 2016...


Here's the top ten hits in Germany this week, according to their official singles chart, as French singer Imany holds tight for an eighth week at #1...

1. "Don't Be So Shy" - Imany (1)
2. "Cold Water" - Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber & MØ (2)
3. "Bonfire" - Felix Jaehn featuring Alma (3)
4. "Let Me Love You" - DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber (4)
5. "This Girl" - KUNGS vs. Cookin' On 3 Burners (5)
6. "Treat You Better" - Shawn Mendes (6)
7. "The Ocean" - Mike Perry featuring Shy Martin (7)
8. "Sucker For Pain" - Lil' Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, & Imagine Dragons featuring Logic, Ty Dolla $ign & X Ambassadors (DEBUT)
9. "Perfect Strangers" - Jonas Blue featuring JP Cooper (9)
10. "The Sound Of Silence" - Disturbed (DEBUT)

With an unusual crediting on a pop record, four rappers and two alternative rock bands come together at #8 with a track from the Suicide Squad soundtrack, as Lil' Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Logic, and Ty Dolla $ign provide the rhymes and Imagine Dragons and X Ambassadors sing the verses in "Sucker For Pain"...


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Neo-metal band Disturbed slip into the top ten with their first singles chart hit, a cover of Simon and Garfunkel's classic "The Sound Of Silence". The single made it to #42 on the American Hot 100...



Further down the chart, rapper Bonez MC (from Hamburg) and Swiss-born producer/musician RAF Camora (who now calls Berlin his home) enter the top 100 at #26 with "Mörder" ("Killer"). It comes in one notch higher than their last single, "Palmen Aus Plastik", which stands at #27...


Punching in at #32 is British blues-rock singer Rag'N'Bone Man, aka Rory Graham, with his single "Human"...


Dutch DJ/producer Martin Garrix lands his fourth top-40 hit in Germany with "In The Name Of Love" featuring Albanian-American singer Bebe Rexha...


Comic hip-hop group 257ers, who made it to #18 with "Holland", follow up at #35 with "Holz" ("Wood")...


 Meanwhile, on the albums sales chart in Germany, YouTube twin brother stars Die Lochis claim the #1 spot with #Zwilling ("Twin")..


On the other side of the musical coin, Swedish heavy metal band Sabaton marches in at #2 with The Last Stand, whose tracks are all inspired by different crucial military battles in history. It's their fourth top ten album in this country, and highest rank yet...


Medieval folk rock (yes, it's a thing) band Faun score their third consecutive top ten album with Midgard at #3...


At #4 is American classical-crossover violinist Lindsey Stirling with her third full-length album Brave Enough. All three of her records so far have peaked at #4...


Lebanese/German rapper Baba Saad teams up with Punch Arogunz (from the town of Meschede in North Rhine-Westphalia) under the moniker HB13 at #6 with Bang Bang...


 Feuerschwanz (translated to, erm, "Fire Cock"), a medieval rock outfit from the Bavarian city of Erlangen, drop in at #7 with Sex Is Muss ("Sex Is A Must")...



Daniela Alfinito, who is part of the schlager group Die Amigos, comes in at #8 with Das Beste...


Schlager-rock trio Dorfrocker sail in at #9 with Heimat. Land. Liebe. ("Home. Land. Love"). It becomes their second top-10 album...





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