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The hits of the month

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What is "The hit song of the month"?

Schlager des Monats is a TV show that has been broadcast on Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) since April 28, 2018. The program is currently managed by

Christin Stark

is the presenter.

The concept of "The hit song of the month"?

The hits of the month are usually broadcast on MDR on the first Friday of each following month at 8:15 pm. In 2018, they were always broadcast on the last Friday of every month, with one exception. The only exception was the September 2018 edition, which was postponed by one week due to the live broadcast of the Goldene Henne 2018. Bernhard Brink hosted at the beginning.

Simon Allert and Christian Bömkes wrote the title song ‘100 Million Volts’, which was produced by Henning Verlage and interpreted by Brink. The annual charts for the past year were presented for the first time in the special edition of ‘Die Schlagercharts’ on January 17, 2020. Christin Stark will replace Brink as presenter from February 2023. In the July 2023 issue, Stark was replaced by Peter Heller as she fell ill at short notice.

The Schlager Top 50 are presented in several quick runs. Individual music videos of placed artists are shown. In addition to the official Schlager charts, the program includes other sections as a top 50 hit parade. These sections also take a look at the world of pop music beyond the music charts. Since 2020, the annual charts have also been presented in January of each year under the title ‘Die Schlagercharts’. In the years 2018 to 2022, the monthly pop album charts were determined by GfK Entertainment. From 2023, the concept changed and the monthly Conservative Pop airplay charts were published by MusicTrace.

Overview of episodes, dates and studio guests

2018

Sequence: 1
Date: April 27, 2018
Front runner: Fantasy – The best of Fantasy
Studio guests: Beatrice Egli

Sequence: 2
Date: May 25, 2018
Front runner: Helene Fischer – Helene Fischer
Studio guests: Yannick Bovy and Uwe Busse

Sequence: 3
Date: June 29, 2018
Front runner: Helene Fischer – Helene Fischer
Studio guests: Michelle

Sequence: 4
Date: July 27, 2018
Front runner: Eloy de Jong – head off – heart on
Studio guests: The Amigos

Sequence: 5
Date: August 31, 2018
Top performer: Vanessa Mai – Schlager
Studio guests: Kerstin Ott

Sequence: 6
Date: October 5, 2018
Front runner: Kerstin Ott – Courage to face catastrophe
Studio guests: Anita & Alexandra Hofmann and Christin Stark

Sequence: 7
Date: October 26, 2018
Front runner: Maite Kelly – Love wins anyway
Studio guests: Inka Bause and Sotiria

Sequence: 8
Date: November 30, 2018
Front runner: Maite Kelly – Love wins anyway
Studio guests: Feuerherz and Dominique Lacasa

2019

Sequence: 9
Date: January 4, 2019
Front runner: Wolfgang Petry – Right now!
Studio guests: Olaf Berger and DJ Ötzi

Sequence: 10
Date: February 8, 2019
Front runner: DJ Ötzi – 20 years of DJ Ötzi – Party without end
Studio guests: Eloy de Jong and Francine Jordi

Sequence: 11
Date: March 1, 2019
Front runner: Kerstin Ott – Courage to face catastrophe
Studio guests: Daniela Alfinito and Ross Antony

Sequence: 12
Date: April 5, 2019
Top seller: Roland Kaiser – Alles oder dich
Studio guests: Marina Marx and Ireen Sheer

Sequence: 13
Date: May 3, 2019
Front runner: Andrea Berg – Mosaik
Studio guests: Veronika Fischer, Vincent Gross and Stereoact

Sequence: 14
Date: June 7, 2019
Front runner: Andrea Berg – Mosaik
Studio guests: Maximilian Arland and Ben Zucker

Sequence: 15
Date: July 5, 2019
Front runner: Ben Zucker – Who said that?!
Studio guests: Beatrice Egli and Semino Rossi

Sequence: 16
Date: August 2, 2019
Top seller: Semino Rossi – That’s life
Studio guests:

Sonia Liebing

and Patrick Lindner

Sequence: 17
Date: August 30, 2019
Top seller: Helene Fischer – Helene Fischer Live – The Stadium Tour
Studio guests: The Amigos and Oonagh

Sequence: 18
Date: October 4, 2019
Front runner: Fantasy – Casanova
Studio guests: Fantasy and

Marie Wegener (Marie Lane)

Sequence: 19
Date: November 1, 2019
Front runner: Matthias Reim – MR20
Studio guests: Nicole and Giovanni Zarrella

Sequence: 20
Date: December 6, 2019
Frontrunner: Kerstin Ott – I have something to tell you
Studio guests: Kerstin Ott and Matthias Reim

2020

Sequence: 21
Date: January 3, 2020
Frontrunner: Kerstin Ott – I have something to tell you
Studio guests: Daniela Alfinito and Katharina Herz

Sequence: 22
Date: January 31, 2020
Front runner: Daniela Alfinito – Love tattoo
Studio guests: Ross Antony and Christian Lais

Sequence: 23
Date: March 6, 2020
Front runner: Giovanni Zarrella – La vita è bella
Studio guests: Ute Freudenberg and Julia Lindholm

Sequence: 24
Date: April 3, 2020
Top seller: Marianne Rosenberg – In the name of love
Studio guests: Ben Zucker

Sequence: 25
Date: May 1, 2020
Front runner: Ramon Roselly – A matter of the heart
Studio guests: Ramon Roselly and Marianne Rosenberg

Sequence: 26
Date: June 5, 2020
Front runner: Ramon Roselly – A matter of the heart
Studio guests: Anni Perka and Die Schlagerpiloten

Sequence: 27
Date: July 3, 2020
Top seller: Thomas Anders & Florian Silbereisen – The album
Studio guests: Die Amigos and Christin Stark

Sequence: 28
Date: August 7, 2020
Front runner: Fantasy – 10,000 colorful balloons
Studio guests: Fantasy and Marina Marx

Sequence: 29
Date: September 4, 2020
Front runner: Olaf the pinball machine – Fiesta
Studio guests: Anita & Alexandra Hofmann, Eloy de Jong and Kerstin Ott

Sequence: 30
Date: October 9, 2020
Frontrunner: Kerstin Ott – I have something to tell you
Studio guests: Annemarie Eilfeld and Sonia Liebing

Sequence: 31
Date: November 6, 2020
Top seller: Thomas Anders & Florian Silbereisen – The album
Studio guests: Inka Bause and Michelle

Sequence: 32
Date: December 4, 2020
Top seller: Thomas Anders & Florian Silbereisen – The album
Studio guests: Ross Antony, Ute Freudenberg and Anna-Maria Zimmermann

2021

Sequence: 33
Date: January 8, 2021
Top seller: Helene Fischer – The Helene Fischer Show – My most beautiful moments (Vol. 1)
Studio guests: Daniela Alfinito and Uta Bresan

Sequence: 34
Date: February 5, 2021
Frontrunner: Daniela Alfinito – Splinters of happiness
Studio guests: Vincent Gross, Julia Lindholm and René Ulbrich

Sequence: 35
Date: March 5, 2021
Top seller: Andrea Berg – In Liebe
Studio guests: Marina Marx, Stereoact and Karsten Walter

Sequence: 36
Date: April 9, 2021
Front runner: Maite Kelly – Hello!
Studio guests: Nino de Angelo and Maite Kelly

Sequence: 37
Date: May 7, 2021
Front runner: Giovanni Zarrella – Ciao!
Studio guests: Tanja Lasch, Vanessa Katharina and Giovanni Zarrella

Sequence: 38
Date: June 4, 2021
Front runner: Giovanni Zarrella – Ciao!
Studio guests: Laura & Mark, Ramon Roselly and Laura Wilde

Sequence: 39
Date: July 9, 2021
Front runner: Calimeros – Bahama Sunshine
Studio guests: Olaf Berger , Nik P. and Anja Wendzel

Sequence: 40
Date: August 6, 2021
Front runner: Ramon Roselly – Favorite moments
Studio guests: Die Amigos, Francine Jordi and Timo

Sequence: 41
Date: September 3, 2021
Front runner: Die Schlagerpiloten – Blue Hawaii
Studio guests: Ross Antony, Kevin Brain Smith and Anna-Carina Woitschack

Sequence: 42
Date: October 8, 2021
Front runner: Beatrice Egli – Everything you need
Studio guests: Kerstin Ott, Eric Philippi and Zwei wie eins

Sequence: 43
Date: November 5, 2021
Top seller: Helene Fischer – Rausch
Studio guests: Gina Brese

Sequence: 44
Date: December 3, 2021
Top seller: Helene Fischer – Rausch
Studio guests: Howard Carpendale, Frank Cordes and Tom Niklas

2022

Sequence: 45
Date: January 7, 2022
Top seller: Helene Fischer – Rausch
Studio guests: Alex Engel & Bianca, Romy Kirsch and Ireen Sheer

Sequence: 46
Date: February 4, 2022
Front runner: Daniela Alfinito – Löwenmut
Studio guests: Jenice, Stereoact and Anna-Carina Woitschack

Sequence: 47
Date: March 11, 2022
Top seller: Fantasy – Songs of our lives
Studio guests: Fantasy, Matthias Reim and Anthony Weihs

Sequence: 48
Date: April 1, 2022
Top seller: Semino Rossi – Today I have time for you
Studio guests: Mariella Milana, Vincent Gross and Semino Rossi

Sequence: 49
Date: April 29, 2022
Frontrunner: Bianca – Paths of faith
Studio guests: Charlien, Julian Reim and Ramon Roselly

Sequence: 50
Date: June 3, 2022
Front runner: Calimeros – Sommersterne
Studio guests: Michelle and René Ulbrich

Sequence: 51
Date: July 1, 2022
Top seller: Bianca – The Roses of the Madonna
Studio guests: Julian David, Linda Hesse and Damiano Maiolini

Sequence: 52
Date: August 5, 2022
Front runner: Andrea Berg – I would do it again
Studio guests: Sina Anastasia, Tim Peters and Zweii

Sequence: 53
Date: September 2, 2022
Front runner: Andrea Berg – I would do it again
Studio guests: Lucas Cordalis, Patrick Himmel and Tanja Lasch

Sequence: 54
Date: September 30, 2022
Front runner: Roland Kaiser – Perspectives
Studio guests: Eloy de Jong, Marie Reim and Sophia Venus

Sequence: 55
Date: November 4, 2022
Top seller: Helene Fischer – Rausch
Studio guests: Olaf Berger, Caro Conrad and Ben Zucker

Sequence: 56
Date: December 9, 2022
Top seller: Helene Fischer – Rausch
Studio guests: Romy Mayer

2023

Sequence: 57
Date: January 6, 2023
Top seller: Udo Jürgens – Da capo, Udo Jürgens – Stations of a world career
Studio guests: Barbara Burnett, Fantasy and Vincent Gross

Sequence: 58
Date: February 3, 2023
Front runner: Thomas Anders & Florian Silbereisen – Everything will be fine
Studio guests: Senta-Sofia Delliponti, Kevin Neon and Ramon Roselly

Sequence: 59
Date: March 3, 2023
Top seller: Maite Kelly – I need a man
Studio guests: Michael Corda & Silvano Giganti, Mark Keller and Sonia Liebing

Sequence: 60
Date: April 14, 2023
Front runner: Wolkenfrei (Vanessa Mai) – The world belongs to us
Studio guests: Saskia Lepin, Celina Mars and Semino Rossi

Sequence: 61
Date: May 5, 2023
Front runner: Beatrice Egli – New beginning
Studio guests: Laura Angela, Ute Freudenberg and Anna-Carina Woitschack

Sequence: 62
Date: June 2, 2023
Front runner: Howard Carpendale – You are the last …
Studio guests: Julezz, Patrick Lindner and Marina Marx

Sequence: 63
Date: June 30, 2023
Front runner: Wolkenfrei (Vanessa Mai) – Selfie from tonight
Studio guests: Ross Antony, Engel 07 and Claudia Jung

Sequence: 64
Date: August 4, 2023
Front runner: Beatrice Egli – Balance
Studio guests: Vincent Gross, Christian Lais and Mandy Mettbach

Sequence: 65
Date: September 1, 2023
Front runner: Beatrice Egli – Balance
Studio guests: Madlen Rausch, Julian Reim and Laura Wilde

Sequence: 66
Date: October 6, 2023
Front runner: Eloy de Jong – Immer wieder wir
Studio guests: Die Schlagerpiloten, WIRsindWIR and Sarah Zucker

Sequence: 67
Date: November 3, 2023
Top seller: Howard Carpendale – Why are you dancing so alone
Studio guests: Alexandra Hofmann, Sonia Liebing and Florian Stölzel

Sequence: 68
Date: December 1, 2023
Front runner: Maite Kelly – Nobody does that voluntarily
Studio guests: Eloy de Jong, Tanja Lasch and Nicci Schubert

2024

Sequence: 69
Date: January 5, 2024
Front runner: Maite Kelly – Nobody does that voluntarily
Studio guests: Daniela Alfinito, Olaf Berger and Luna Klee

Sequence: 70
Date: February 2, 2024
Front runner: Christin Stark – Say when
Studio guests:

Annemarie Eilfeld

and Jordan Hanson

Sequence: 71
Date: March 8, 2024
Front runner: Beatrice Egli – You, you, you
Studio guests: Fantasy, Nina Monschein and Marie Reim