Top Ten Songs by Xavier Naidoo That Entered the Top Ten in the German Media Control Charts

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Xavier Naidoo is a German soul singer and songwriter. Since the late 90s, he released many chart topping albums and received numerous gold and platinum certifications, causing him to become a well known figure in German pop culture.

Especially his 2000s albums received very positive reviews, and he was repeatedly called the leading artist in German soul, as well as one of the greatest popular music artists of his generation. His albums “Zwischenspiel / Alles für den Herrn” and “Telegramm für X” received acclaim in Germany, and while his triple album “Alles kann besser werden” ranks among his most polarizing works to date, it received rave reviews abroad. The reception of his 2010s works was however very mixed. His public image, especially in later stages of his career, has also been topic of much debate, especially his support of conspiracy theories and his very harsh wordings against politicians. In contrast to that, Naidoo is also a popular participant in well liked, family friendly German music shows, having been a judge on “The Voice of Germany” and hosting the show “Sing meinen Song”, in which popular musicians sing each other’s biggest hits.

Naidoo’s songs are foremost in the neo-soul genre; foreign reviews predominantly described them as RnB. On his more experimental songs, he also interpolated a variety of other styles such as big band, hip hop, breakbeat and opera, among others. Lyrically, his music is often characterized by poetic and inspirational songwriting about hope, faith, love, fighting for your beliefs, and searching for your own identity. On his earlier records, he was also noted for his strong use of Christian themes and values, which gave him the reputation of a singing preacher. Especially in later years however, his non-singles also sometimes had a political touch, although they were often very controversial for their interpolation of conspiracy theories and their radical phrasing. These songs only make a small percentage of his catalogue and usually went unnoticed by the mainstream crowd. Almost all of Naidoo’s songs are in German, with very few individual tracks in English. Four years before his 1998 breakthrough, he already released an English language album in the USA, which is now rare and out of print, and usually not included in his official discography.

The Top Ten

1 Dieser Weg

Peak position: 2
Year: 2005 - Martin_Canine

2 Alles kann besser werden

Peak position: 6
Year: 2009 - Martin_Canine

3 Bei meiner Seele

Peak position: 2
Year: 2013 - Martin_Canine

4 Sie sieht mich nicht

Peak position: 2

Year: 1999 - Martin_Canine

5 Ich kenne nichts (das so schön ist wie du)

Peak position: 1
Year: 2003 - Martin_Canine

6 Danke

Peak position: 1
Year: 2006 - Martin_Canine

7 Bevor du gehst

Peak position: 5
Year: 2002 - Martin_Canine

8 Was wir alleine nicht schaffen

Peak position: 2
Year: 2006 - Martin_Canine

9 Wo willst du hin?

Peak position: 3
Year: 2002 - Martin_Canine

10 Abschied nehmen

Peak position: 5
Year: 2002 - Martin_Canine

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