2001 / 2002

As promised, I am continuing my flashback today of the previous 308 number 1s of Enrico’s Hitlist.

First one up is a song most people are probably surprised with given my favouritism towards 90’s pop, Eurovision and Country music! Nevertheless it did eventually reach number one back in an eventful Summer 2001.

 

 

Next one up probably as controversial as the first tune above. However no charts would be complete with the incredible Nana Mouskouri. ‘Guten Morgen Sonnenschein’ rose to success during a swimming training camp to wake up the entire team early in the morning. I also guess not many people know that she has sold over 300 million (!) records and is  currently the 2nd most successful female artist of all time

 

 

September 2001 is stuck in most peoples mind due to tragic events taking place in the United States Of America. ‘Only Time’ by Enya has become a signature song on various news channels and it was only a matter of time that it reached the top spot in Enrico’s Hitlist where it remained for two weeks.

 

 

‘Suavemente’ stood for summer, sunshine and party and that was exactly the lifestyle I was living during my 4 months on the sunny island of Fuerteventura (Canary Island/Spain). The first song to keep everyone at bay for 6 continuous weeks despite a shitty video!

 

 

I remember this fabulous song debuted at number one on the 26th of November 2001 and I’m not sure how and Petula Clark’s ‘Downtown’ will remain a classic sing along song forever, well in my charts at least!

 

 

And we are back in the 90’s with a very controversial song that despite it’s simple lyrics reached the charts top spot in the country of pop itself, the UK, well and Enrico’s Hitlist, though only a few years later.

 

 

We have now reached 2002 and after the amazing success of Luv’s ‘You’re The Greatest Lover’ in 2001 their success would continue with another five further number one songs! ‘U.O.Me’ was the only good video I could found. Song of the year eventually would become the groups ‘If You Love Me’.

 

 

The next song brings me back to my time in Cologne/Germany whilst at the army, but not that I was thinking about escaping the city! It was just because I wanted to head back to sunny Spain where I had so much fun.  This song gained popularity in Enrico’s Hitlist as it was constantly played on train journeys homewards bound where I grew up.

 

 

Who knew that this one would climb up to the top spot and cling onto it for an amazing 4 weeks?! I also remember it accumulated 425 points in total. Madonna might have had the original, but the Dutch Eurodance group surely did justice to it with an incredible pop cover version.

 

 

You can always rely on English Pop music and it was no real surprise that Atomic Kitten’s ‘I Want Your Love’ rose to number one and became their most successful hit in Enrico’s Hitlist. The violin elements in the latter part of the song are just fantastic.

 

 

2002 went down as the year of pop themed cover songs as previously Mad’house’s ‘Like A Prayer’ demonstrated and the genius revival of Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Time After Time’ was not only popular in Germany where this group comes from, but also in Enrico’s Hitlist.

 

 

And I’m finishing off tonights flashback with another pop song which lasted six weeks on the top spot and scored over 600 points during it’s appearance in Enrico’s Top 20! And yes it is another very well done cover song of ‘A Little Less Conversation’ by Elvis vs. JXL. I do remember how much I liked and danced along to this video.

 

And here are the songs which didn’t make the cut tonight. Hope you enjoyed this flashback

Name Artist
Joseph Megamix Joseph
Das Finale Tanz Der Vampire
P.A.S.S.I.O.N. Passion Fruit
The Chase (Extended Edit) Rednex
La Nina Los Del Rio
Don Juanita De Carnaval Luv
If You Love Me Luv
I.M.U.R. Luv
Mony, Mony Tommy James & The Shondells
Zahma Zahma Iberostar Ole
A’ama Beachmix 2 Hawaii
Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride Lilo & Stitch

Decision

Hello everybody and thanks for keep checking my website!

It has now almost been three months since I last posted an update on here. Back then I thought worse things couldn’t happen anymore, but how I was proven completely wrong during the months of June & July! I won’t go into any detail, as it is very private and would just spoil the mood again, which is not what I am aiming for plus totally not the purpose here!

Anyway, it just hit me recently, as I did have a lot of time to think about certain things such as my music charts and I have made a decision, which you will hopefully like + enjoy!

Enrico’s Hitlist as we currently know is going to start a new chapter (well kind of forced as you all know) come 1st of September 2014 and all previous records and listings shall be erased, though what I’ve got left I might keep for future reference.

After what happened in Dublin, I obviously tried to get as much music back as possible and lucky enough I did get some sort of lists/files off my iPhone and iPod (thank you Apple and myself for syncing at some point in the beginning of this year). This way I managed to miracously  recover some 4500 songs and also a complete list of all the previous Number 1’s !

Exciting news for you is that over the next two weeks until I release my first official new Top 20 I will try to do a flash back of the past 308(!) top chart sitters. It does sound crazy, as it is about 23 songs per day, which might be too overwhelming for you, so I will limit it down to probably 10 amazing tunes which rose to stardom in my charts.

Again, I would like to thank all the followers who were keep coming back looking for updates. And now enjoy the first Number 1’s of Enrico’s Hitlist’s very own special Flashback and welcome to ehCharts from the 1st of September!

 

Vanessa Amorosi’s ‘Absolutely Everybody’ will always be special to me, as being the first official Number 1 in Enrico’s Hitlist.

 

 

A true 90’s classic, which followed and has also been part of the first official Top 20 (as far as I can remember) . I can also remember that it was one of the longest chart sitters with over 100 weeks spent in the Top 20

 

 

Well, what can I say! Dolly Parton was there from the beginning back in 2001 and 20 years after she received her Oscar nomination for this fabulous song, she also made it to the Number 1 spot in my charts! Well done Dolly!

 

 

And another 90’s tune was reaching the top spot in the early day’s and did you know that this song reached the top position in Australia as well and lasted surprisingly 4 weeks?!

 

 

One of Enya’s most successful songs in Enrico’s Hitlist and a song which I was able to feature on a local radio station which clearly had an impact on its success in the Top 20! A song originally released in 1988.

 

 

I clearly have a good memory when it comes to my charts, or I am just very passionate about them, BUT I do remember that this song came 2nd in the year end charts of 2001 and was the first one to last longer than just one week at the top position!  It was also another song featured during an announcement on a local radio station and I should totally try and find that recording!

 

 

It won’t be her only number one song in Enrico’s Hitlist over the years to come, but the first one is always a memorable one and it remains a classic. Amazing combination of classical elements and pop does make Annie Lennox a true legend!

 

 

Now that you know Paul Young’s ‘Love Of The Common People’ was the first song to last 2 weeks at Number 1, you will be pleased to know that this song was the first one to last 3 weeks. Refreshing German Pop.

 

 

This pop ballad would eventually become her biggest hit in Enrico’s Hitlist and let’s face it, no international charts these days can be without the amazing Celine Dion.

 

 

ehCharts was and always will be very international, as this phenomenal Japanese Opening Theme demonstrates. The incredible full version is about 4 min long but I couldn’t find it. Sorry, but I hope you get the feel why it became so popular

 

 

Oh and I remember this one VERY WELL. It entered Enrico’s Hitlist on the 9th of April 2001 and I seriously have no clue why this is stuck in my head). However it was bound to become the longest chart sitter over the next 13.5 years of Enrico’s Hitlist existance and the first one to top the year end charts with well over 1.000 points. It ended up being All Time Number 4 as of May 2014.

 

 

This song will go down in history as it topped the charts to interrupt Luv just the week after having gained the top spot with the infamous ‘You’re The Greatest Lover’. Luv quickly gained success again and claimed back the top spot for weeks to come, though this would become Alberts Hammonds greatest success in Enrico’s Hitlist.

 

 

Tonight shall conclude the way it started, with Vanessa Amorosi and her amazing performance at the Sydney Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. ‘Heroes Live Forever’ is a very insperatonal song for me and who knew that that year (I am still talking about 2001) I would crack the magic minute over 100m Freestyle and meet Michael Klim at the ARENA World Cup in Berlin.

 

Ohh and the songs – which I decided – that didn’t make the ‘cut’ tonight are. Thanks for ‘tuning’ in and see you tomorrow!

Name Artist
The Hampsterdance Song (Radio Edit) Hampton The Hampster
Dreams Are Ten A Penny John Kincade
Australia Magic Voices
You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet Bachmann Turner-Overdrive
Don’t Give Me Your Life (Classic Alex Party Mix) Alex Party
Super Gigi D’Agostino & Albertino
El Venao (Mallorca 1998) El Venao
Life Is For Living Barclay James Harvest
Boom, Boom Millane Fernandez
We’re Going To Ibiza (Hitclub Extended Rmx) Vengaboys
Iko Iko Captain Jack

Broken

Hi y’all!

I just wanted to give you a quick update and let you know that basically my life has been erased last weekend whilst on a little mini-weekend in Dublin/Ireland! Yes, you are reading correctly. Some of you might think I’m exaggerating, however I had my passport, macBook and various other very important things stolen which contained my life such as pictures, music files, swimming stats etc. Most importantly the past 14 years of ehcharts has also gone by the looks of it and therefore it will be difficult for me to post regularly right now, as I might need a fresh start which will be very hard for me! I will continue but at this stage please accept my apologies for this and any slow updates.

Enrico

Eurovision Fever Has Hit – AGAIN

Well, what can I say, besides the obvious: Eurovision has taken over (yet again) Enrico’s Hitlist and it is a second year in a row that Spain manages to succesfully climb up to Number 1 despite only coming tenth overall in this amazing contest which was viewed by almost 200 million people world wide. It took Ruth Lorenzo 11 weeks and last nights magnificent performance to sneak up to the Top Spot in what it’s now its twelve week, being one of the longest chart sitters so far. I am also still mezmerised with the incredible stage and the way it was featured. Well done Copenhagen. Well done Denmark!

 

A surprise entry comes from last years winner, Denmark’s very own Emmelie De Forest. She performed a mix of ‘Only Teardrops’ & ‘Rainmaker’ which finished in an amazing finale where all ESC participants joined in and the whole arena went mental singing along. This actually was a very emotional moment to me, as I just find it incredibly fascinating how so many different countries, cultures, races etc. celebrate which makes the Eurovision Song Contest to me kind of like the Olympic Games of Music, a peaceful movement which tries to overcome tensions such as between the Ukraine and Russia and even the boo’s came less and less. The Power of Music.

 

Hungary did make it to the Eurovision Final this year, however another song connected to this country entering at number 6 this week. ‘Budapest’ by George Ezra outshines a song called ‘Running’ which actually ranked very high last night in Copenhagen.

 

What a surprise result for The Common Linnets and ‘Calm After The Storm’ representing the Netherlands last night. They already featured in this years charts and after an incredible performance deserve a re-entry at Number 16 this week. Other Eurovision related re-entries to be seen this week are from Malta, Slovenia, Romania & Finland! What a week and what a night last night and thanks for tuning in!

 

Week 19 (05/05/14 – 11/05/14)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1

10

Ruth Lorenzo Dancing In The Rain 12
2

NEW

Emmelie De Forest Rainmaker 1
3

1

Glee I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For 9
4

4

Ina Maria Federowski Gegensätze Ziehn Sich An 2
5

NEW

Glee I Melt With You 1
6

NEW

George Ezra Budapest 1
7

9

Idina Menzel Let It Go 5
8

2

Zac Brown Band Day For The Dead 4
9

6

This Silent War We Are Broken 16
10

NEW

Pollaponk No Prejudice 1
11

NEW

Basim Cliche Love Song 1
12

3

Frozen Cast Fixer Upper 5
13

5

Natalija Verboten Ma Kje Si Ti 12
14

8

Glee Downtown 6
15

RE-ENTRY

Firelight Coming Home 1
16

RE-ENTRY

The Common Linnets Calm After The Storm 1
17

RE-ENTRY

Tinkara Kovac Round And Round 1
18

RE-ENTRY

Paula Seling & Ovi Miracle 1
19

RE-ENTRY

Softengine Something Better 1
20

7

Sugarland Stuck Like Glue 6

 

Down Memory Lane

Another crazy week has gone by, not just music but also travel wise as you might notice below! Not only do I have a ‘new’ number one, I also travelled across Germany going down memory lane being in my hometown of Senftenberg/Brandenburg, where this whole chart concept began some 13.5 years ago!

This means, that this week I shall go into history based entries than this weeks ‘new’ ones, because it is much more fun I think! Though I would like to point out that it is very rare for a song to jump to the top sport after 8 weeks in the charts! Actually I think this never happened before! However Glee’s U2 cover version of ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’ kind of sums up my feelings I’ve experienced travelling  across the nation I grew up in, having visited cities such as Hanover, Hamburg, Berlin and Munich.

The 4th of May has not produced a great deal of new entries over Enrico’s Hitlist existence, which means I will focus more on a few of the first few titles back in the first week of my charts! And the biggest applause goes to Manchester Pop group Urban Cookie Collective with their most successful hit ‘The Key: The Secret’! With 135 weeks chart presence it is the second longest running hit in the Top 20 and All Time Number 7 having spent 2 weeks at the top spot. In my point of view it is definitely a classic these days and as soon as you’ll watch it you surely you will dance or at least sing to it!

 

Another classic of course is Australians sensation Vanessa Amorosis’ ‘Absolutely Everybody’, the first ever officially mentioned Number One in Enrico’s Hitlist! Simple Lyrics and Simple Melody is all what it takes sometimes to bring the Olympic movement together after one of the most amazing Games ever. Of course I am talking about Sydney 2000! Despite that, you can barely deny that it is an amazingly catchy song and has therefore rightfully spent an incredible 38 weeks in the Top 20 to be currently listed at All Time Number 88!

 

Loona shouldn’t be missed out that year either, especially since Luv became the first Number 1 Hit that year with ‘You’re The Greatest Lover’. Never mind! ‘Latino Lover’ which obviously was a cover version still was a proper summer hit despite being ‘released’ and mentioned in Enrico’s Hitlist on the 1st of January 2001! A respectable 119 points have been collected in its 9 weeks appearance and a pretty memorable song to which I’ll leave you with this memory weekend!

Week 18 (28/04/14 – 04/05/14)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1

18

Glee I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For 8
2

1

Zac Brown Band Day For The Dead 3
3

2

Frozen Cast Fixer Upper 4
4

NEW

Ina Maria Federowski Gegensätze Ziehn Sich An 1
5

4

Natalija Verboten Ma Kje Si Ti 11
6

8

This Silent War We Are Broken 15
7

5

Sugarland Stuck Like Glue 5
8

6

Glee Downtown 5
9

13

Idina Menzel Let It Go 4
10

7

Ruth Lorenzo Dancing In The Rain 11
11

12

Glee Hold On 9
12

10

Rita Ora I Will Never Let You Down 4
13

14

Randy Edelman Rain Ride 2
14

NEW

Alice Per Elisa 1
15

16

Sugarland Something More 5
16

11

Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing (Kygo Remix) 2
17

15

Glee Raise Your Glass 6
18

9

Coldplay Hurts Like Heaven 4
19

3

Chris Young I Can Take It From There 2
20

20

Glee America 8

 

ANOTHER DOUBLE BILL or this Time I Blame Dallas/Texas Y’All

Here we are again, with another ‘Double Bill’. This time I have to blame Dallas/Texas instead of New York for the delay, but maybe you like the wait to see what has happened over the past two weeks in Enrico’s Hitlist?! I hope so! And thanks for checking!!!

Firstly, we do have a new Number One, another country-pop song which rose straight to the top spot having been ‘discovered’ on my flight from London’s Heathrow airport to Chicago’s O’Hare. ‘Day For The Dead’ might sound awful, but once you hear it I am confident it will be stuck in your heads like it did in mine. Thanks to Shazam I was able to track it down the moment I touched down in the US state of Illinois. It’s the right balance of country, pop and rock as well which totally got my attention and still does as it remained at the top spot for a second week in a row! I think, their live performance is good but doesn’t do the song justice! Judge yourself. And they kind of remind me of Led Zepellin a bit!

 

Since I’ve already blamed Dallas for this delayed update of Enrico’s Hitlist I feel cheeky enough – though it hasn’t recently re-entered my charts – to present you the current opening of the TV-Show. I will also still stick to my statement which I made some time ago, that I do think the current show is a very good continuation of the original tv-show which captured the attention of millions!! DALLAS Fans, ENJOY!

Week 16 (14/04/14 – 20/04/14)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1

NEW

Zac Brown Band Day For The Dead 1
2

3

Frozen Cast Fixer Upper 2
3

1

Sugarland Stuck Like Glue 3
4

5

Natalija Verboten Ma Kje Si Ti 9
5

4

Glee Downtown 3
6

2

Rita Ora I Will Never Let You Down 2
7

6

Ruth Lorenzo Dancing In The Rain 9
8

7

Glee Hold On 7
9

13

Coldplay Hurts Like Heaven 2
10

9

This Silent War We Are Broken 13
11

11

Glee Raise Your Glass 4
12

10

Idina Menzel Let It Go 2
13

8

Pixie Lott Nasty 4
14

14

Glee America 6
15

12

Sugarland Something More 3
16

15

Nathan Carter Wagon Wheel 3
17

16

Aubrey Peeples Tell Me 3
18

RE-ENTRY

Aubrey Peeples Gonna Get Even 1
19

18

Jo Dee Messina Heads Carolina, Tails California 4
20

20

Glee I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For 6

 

This week saw another country-pop song debuting fairly high in Enrico’s Hitlist! Chris Young manages to enter at Number 3 with ‘I Can Take It From There’ a song which this time I discovered on my flight from Chicago to the infamous city of Dallas! That’s right, I went to Texas again and had an absolute blast! Perhaps too much alcohol but like one of my friends is keep saying to me YOLO! And like Chris is keep singing, I can also take it from there!

http://youtu.be/FVP0u985X0Q

Another one of this weeks new entries is Marvin Gaye’s ‘Sexual Healing’. But this song only manages to re-enter because of this very chilled Kygo Remix which I heard first on a car ride from the airport to downtown Dallas. Just imagine being in a car, the sun is shining and you’re in one of the most famous cities on this planet, well according to my own rating! You get the feel. Close your eyes and let it take you wherever you want to be. Kygo did a very good job remixing this classic and no wonder this youTube video has over 3 million views.

http://youtu.be/NDH1bGnNMjw

Week 17 (21/04/14 – 27/04/14)

 

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1

1

Zac Brown Band Day For The Dead 2
2

2

Frozen Cast Fixer Upper 3
3

NEW

Chris Young I Can Take It From There 1
4

4

Natalija Verboten Ma Kje Si Ti 10
5

3

Sugarland Stuck Like Glue 4
6

5

Glee Downtown 4
7

7

Ruth Lorenzo Dancing In The Rain 10
8

10

This Silent War We Are Broken 14
9

9

Coldplay Hurts Like Heaven 3
10

10

Rita Ora I Will Never Let You Down 3
11

NEW

Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing (Kygo Remix) 1
12

8

Glee Hold On 8
13

12

Idina Menzel Let It Go 3
14

RE-ENTRY

Randy Edelman Rain Ride 1
15

11

Glee Raise Your Glass 5
16

15

Sugarland Something More 4
17

RE-ENTRY

The Young Divas Gloria 1
18

20

Glee I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For 7
19

13

Pixie Lott Nasty 5
20

14

Glee America 7

I finish off this weeks’ epic post with a blast from the past, and I’m going back to the 27th of April 2009 when Annie Lennox entered Enrico’s Top 20 at Number One with ‘Shining Light’, an amazing song which currently ranks 164 out of 2095 (!) having scored 229 points during its twelve week appearance – three of them at the top spot! This women is a genius!

2014 – the 15th

Last weeks ‘surprise’ country-pop number one ‘Stuck Like Glue’ by Sugarland successfully defends the top position and fighting off two new entries at number two and three respectively!

Rita Ora who knows how to party according to last years single ‘How We Do (Party)’ managed to debut in Enrico’s Top 20 with her latest tune called ‘I Will Never Let You Down’. A very catchy pop song which I think will do very well – not just in my charts, but all over the world.

 

Disney has done it again. Do you remember a while ago when Tangled was high up in the ranks? This time it is music from the Oscar winning movie Frozen which I recently got to see on my flights to Nashville/Tennessee! But it’s not ‘Let It Go’ by Idina Menzel which entered at number 10 this week. Surprisingly enough it is the funny song called ‘Fixer Upper’ which is  performed by the Frozen Cast and a song I just can’t get out of my head. It almost ended up being number one this week, but due to it’s late entry it has to be satisfied with rank number three. My flatmate actually came to the conclusion that it has similarity to the Muppet’s ‘Fraggle Rock’ and I can certainly agree. Let me know if you can agree as well!

 

So after two years I finally decided to enter a swimming competition and went for the first time to Blackpool which lies on the coast Lancashire. During the lunch break they played some nice songs and one of them was Coldplay’s ‘Hurts Like Heaven’ which I never heard before. Immediately humming towards it in my head and feeling relaxed it had to enter this weeks Top 20 and surely did well enough at Number 13. An interesting video, I must say, which for some reason won’t display so I give you the youtube and soundcloud link. It is the groups first appearance since they were last seen in 2011 in Enrico’s Hitlist. Well done!

http://youtu.be/C8KV0mzqTXY

https://soundcloud.com/abdulardian/coldplay-hurts-like-heaven

I haven’t done one of the blast of the past moments in a while and decided to do one today! The way the song works actually fits the Slovenian entry ‘Ma Kje Si Ti’ by Natalija Verboten which combines traditional country folk with modern pop music in a very catchy way and you immediately get drawn into it! Steve Mac entered Enrico’s Hitlist on the 13th of April 2009 with ‘Paddy’s Revenge’. It currently is ranked 859 out of 2090 songs having spent 3 weeks in the charts whilst scoring a total of 55 points.

http://youtu.be/IlNT3dtZ9mE

Week 15 (07/04/14 – 13/04/14)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1

1

Sugarland Stuck Like Glue 2
2

NEW

Rita Ora I Will Never Let You Down 1
3

NEW

Frozen Cast Fixer Upper 1
4

2

Glee Downtown 2
5

6

Natalija Verboten Ma Kje Si Ti 8
6

9

Ruth Lorenzo Dancing In The Rain 8
7

4

Glee Hold On 6
8

5

Pixie Lott Nasty 3
9

8

This Silent War We Are Broken 12
10

NEW

Idina Menzel Let It Go 1
11

14

Glee Raise Your Glass 3
12

7

Sugarland Something More 2
13

NEW

Coldplay Hurts Like Heaven 1
14

16

Glee America 5
15

3

Nathan Carter Wagon Wheel 2
16

10

Aubrey Peeples Tell Me 2
17

17

Mika Lola 14
18

15

Jo Dee Messina Heads Carolina, Tails California 3
19

RE-ENTRY

Katy Perry Roar 1
20

12

Glee I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For 5