The latest DSDS winner, Thomas Godoj, has been at no.1 with "Love Is You". He has quite a rocky edge to his voice, which is a nice change for a winner of this type of show, and this is quite a decent song too. It's quite a credible rock ballad, which is change from the usual winner's song formula.
If I thought the Swedish chart had been taken over by football songs, then that was nothing compared to Germany. "Helden 2008" by Revolverheld is at no.3 and will probably climb higher as the Germans progress towards the final of Euro 2008...
Another footie song "Bringt Ihn Heim" by Oliver Pocher is also a top 10 hit. My favourite is "Supa Deutschland" by Mickie Krause, a good old fashioned footie singalong medley which includes the Eurovision theme!
Not to be outdone, the Austrian world cup song "Fieber" by Christina Stürmer is also doing very well in the German charts.
There are about 10 other football songs further down in the lower reaches of the chart, including World Cup 2006 songs from Sportfreunde Stiller and Herbert Grönemeyer.
Monrose are back with "Strike The Match", the chorus of which reminds me of that "Pop The Music" song that was out in France a couple of years ago.
Lastly, one of this blog's big favourites Vincent is at no.42 with "Miss Blue". What only no.42? He should be no.1! Maybe he should have recorded a football song....