More successful than the Beatles: With "Memento Mori" Depeche Mode achieved their twelfth number one success in the German album charts. The British band had "finally reached the Olympus of the charts," announced GfK Entertainment on Friday. "No international band, not even the Beatles, have ever achieved that."
"Memento Mori" is the synth-pop band's first studio record since the death of co-founder Andrew Fletcher almost a year ago. According to GfK Entertainment, the remaining band members Dave Gahan and Martin Gore also achieved the strongest sales start of an international act since Abba ("Voyage") around a year and a half ago.
Herbert Grönemeyer ("That's going on") has to make do with second place. US singer Lana Del Rey ("Did You Know That There's A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd") entered third place. The Pink Floyd classic The Dark Side of the Moon, re-released to mark its 50th anniversary, climbs from 42nd to 4th. The top five are completed by the German band Subway To Sally with "Himmelfahrt".
"Komet" by Udo Lindenberg and Apache 207 is at the top of the single charts for the ninth time. Miley Cyrus' "Flowers" took second place. Rapper reezy comes in third with "Shoot".