Wednesday, February 01, 2017

German Sweep: February 1, 2017...


Here's the top ten hits in Germany this week, according to their official singles chart, as Ed Sheeran spends a third week on top...

1. "Shape Of You" - Ed Sheeran (1)
2. "Rockabye" - Clean Bandit featuring Anne-Marie & Sean Paul (2)
3. "Castle On The Hill" - Ed Sheeran (3)
4. "Alone" - Alan Walker (4)
5. "Paris" - The Chainsmokers (DEBUT)
6. "Now and Later" - Sage The Gemini (DEBUT)
7. "Call On Me" - Starley (9)
8. "Chöre" - Mark Forster (5)
9. "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" - Zayn & Taylor Swift (6)
10. "No Lie" - Sean Paul featuring Dua Lipa (DEBUT)

American electronica duo The Chainsmokers fly into the top 10 at #5 with "Paris". It's their third consecutive top-10 hit in Germany; their last, "Closer", went to #2...


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Sage The Gemini, a rapper from California, scores his second top-10 hit at #6 with "Now and Later", his first as a lead artist. He was a featured performer on Flo Rida's "G.D.F.R.", which went to #7 in 2014...


While reggaeton artist Sean Paul is guesting on Clean Bandit's "Rockabye" at #2, he enters the top-10 at #10 with "No Lie" featuring British singer Dua Lipa. It's Sean's eleventh trip to this level; besides "Rockabye", he topped the chart as a featured artist on Sia's "Cheap Thrills" last year...


Further down the chart, Swedish DJ Nevada jumps into the top 40 at #33 with his tropical house re-invention of the 90's classic "Return of The Mack", renamed "The Mack", which features vocals from Morrison along with rapper Fetty Wap...


Meanwhile, on the albums chart in this country, rap group Antilopen Gang debut at #1 with their third album Anarchie und Alltag ("Anarchy and Everyday Life"). Their second, Aversion, missed the top-40 at #41 in 2014...


British progressive rock veteran Mike Oldfield ("Tubular Bells" - the theme from The Exorcist), chimes in at #3 with Return To Ommadawn. It's now his tenth album to reach the top-10; three have gone to #1, most recently with Earth Moving in 1989...


Rapper Estikay from the city of Hamburg arrives at #6 with Auf Entspannt ("relaxed")...


The soundtrack to the Oscar-nominated La La Land, featuring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, dances in at #8...





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