...we say farewell in the last edition of Soundscape 100 but to see us off, great music on the way from Jean-Michel Aweh, Michael Lane, Sido, Tim Bendzko and Patti Smith!
Well, as the saying goes, "all good things must come to an end..."
And that is especially true this week as we say a fond farewell to regular, weekly productions of Soundscape 100, a programme which has, in one form or another, been a feature of DW broadcasts for the last four decades.
But to quote another saying, "the show must go on" and in true showbiz style, that's exactly what we're going to do in the next half hour; present a carefully chosen selection of new German releases to hit the Top 100. After the charts were dominated last week with music from TV casting shows, it's nice to see a little bit more balance in this week's singles chart...but heavyweights such as RTL Supertalent and The Voice of Germany aren't completely absent as we've got new single releases from Jean-Michel Aweh and Michael Lane on the way.
It'll forever remain a mystery why German pop singer Oceana waited some seven months to release a follow up single to Endless Summer, the official anthem for the 2012 UEFA soccer championships. That track was heard all over Europe during last year's football season, seemingly a perfect promo opportunity for Oceana to build her reputation outside Germany's borders. Sadly, it wasn't to be; this week sees the appropriately titled Say Sorry limp onto the Top 100.
We've also got brand new music from Sido on the way from his all-new greatest hits album and a live track from Tim Bendzko who's featured in this month's edition of German Pop.
And to finish...well, could this be Gavin's favourite song of all time?
Playlist for this week's programme:
Raus aus dem Nebel with Jean-Michel Aweh
00316 RCA 0886919185928
Unendliches Leben with Frei.Wild
27253 Rookies & Kings 0886922620928
Angel with Michael Lane
27996 TVoG 0602537236688
Say Sorry with Oceana
24833 Embassy of Music 9705003370860
Gold, Djorkeff, Beatzarre:
Bilder im Kopf with Sido
18955 Aggro Berlin 0602537197828
Bendzko, Triebel, Brandis:
Nur noch kurz die Welt retten with Tim Bendzko
Live version recorded by DW at c/o pop, Cologne on 20.06.2012
Because the Night with Patti Smith Group
00162 Columbia 0887254510628
This edition of Soundscape 100 was produced and presented by Gavin Blackburn, edited by Rick Fulker and mixed by Ben Zemke.
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