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 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

 

Double Bill

We have a so called double bill this week, because I wasn’t able to give you an update last weekend, due to some unfortunate circumstances. Some of you might think being stranded in New York is fun, and sure enough there are worse places to be stuck at, but still it is very different than it would be as when it is a planned holiday! I will actually spare you the details of being diverted to Paris on my attempt to get back to London!

However on the more positive note, I got to see the city of (country) music and went to Nashville / Tennessee in the south of the USA and had an amazing weekend, which you might notice from the charts below  as that had quite an impact, more so in this current week’s Top 20!

First though I should start with a new number one which debuted in Enrico’s Hitlist on top last week. Pixie Lott managed to kick away Glee’s cover version of Wilson Phillips ‘Hold On’ after just one week on top and earned her first number one single with ‘Nasty’. She’s been seen previously in my charts with her smash hit ‘Kiss The Stars’ back in 2012.

 

And of course country music was bound to re-enter the charts having been to this fabulous city! Highest re-entry goes to Jo Dee Messina with her single ‘Heads Carolina, Tails California’ which actually finished in a decent 48th position in the 2013 year end charts. A fact which helped her being the highest re-entry is that it was played sung upon my request in the fantastic bar called ‘Honky Tonk Central’.

 

Another country related re-entry is Miranda Lambert’s ‘Baggage Claim’ which kind of fits with the ‘ordeal’ of having not been able to claim my luggage when I was stuck in New York City! Not sure who of you remembered a series called ‘Good Christian Bitches’ or short ‘GCB’ which aired on ABC a few years ago. It was featured in the beginning of the first episode showing some cool images of Dallas/Texas, which of course back in 2012 was reason enough for entering Enrico’s Hitlist!

Week 13 (24/03/14 – 30/03/14) + Week 14 (31/03/14 – 06/04/14)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 NEW Pixie Lott Nasty 1
2 1 Glee Hold On 4
3 2 Natalija Verboten Ma Kje Si Ti 6
4 3 The Common Linnets Calm After The Storm 2
5 5 Glee I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For 3
6 9 Ruth Lorenzo Dancing In The Rain 6
7 6 Glee More Than A Feeling 3
8 8 Glee America 3
9 11 Martin Solveig & Dragonette Hello 2
10 18 Aubrey Peeples Gonna Get Even 24
11 4 This Silent War We Are Broken 10
12 RE-ENTRY Jo Dee Messina Heads Carolina, Tails California 1
13 NEW Glee Raise Your Glass 1
14 RE-ENTRY Dolly Parton Baby I’m Burning 1
15 7 Tinkara Kovac Round And Round 3
16 10 Paula Seling & Ovi Miracle 5
17 17 Mika Emily 13
18 20 Mika Lola 12
19 RE-ENTRY Miranda Lambert Baggage Claim 1
20 12 Glee I Love LA 3

 

This weeks charts are definitely more heavily influenced by country pop music, because I finally managed to track down some songs I heard last week whilst in Nashville! And of course I have to show you the next number one in Enrico’s Hitlist. ‘Stuck Like Glue’ stuck in my head ever since I heard it and now having seen the video even more! A pretty easy listening to tune which deserves the top spot. The video kind of reminded me of last year’s smash hit by Canadian singer Hayden Panettiere who rose to fame with ‘Telescope’. Do you agree?!

 

‘Downtown’ performed by the Glee Cast was surely influenced by me actually venturing into Downtown New York, which was despite being stranded fun of course. Strolling around Times Square, Chelsea, The Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue, Macy’s and The Empire Building was amazing! However, due to not wanting to spoil anything I would like to present you the original song, which was a Number 1 Hit in my charts back in 2001! Petula Clark’s original song is one of those which is better than its various cover versions, but yet again Glee did a great job and rank 2 is obviously proof enough!

 

Last but not least for this week is Dolly Parton’s ‘Together You And I’! I actually went to the bridge in Nashville, where this video was filmed and it still kind of feels like a dream to actually have been there! I am sorry to be sentimental, but it was one of those things you had to tick of the bucket list and sure enough it re-entered the charts. It first was seen in summer of 2011 when the grand dame of country music promoted her album ‘Better Day’ and well what a day I had in Nashville!!!

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 NEW Sugarland Stuck Like Glue 1
2 NEW Glee Downtown 1
3 NEW Nathan Carter Wagon Wheel 1
4 2 Glee Hold On 5
5 1 Pixie Lott Nasty 2
6 3 Natalija Verboten Ma Kje Si Ti 7
7 NEW Sugarland Something More 1
8 11 This Silent War We Are Broken 11
9 6 Ruth Lorenzo Dancing In The Rain 7
10 NEW Aubrey Peeples Tell Me 1
11 10 Aubrey Peeples Gonna Get Even 25
12 5 Glee I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For 4
13 14 Dolly Parton Baby I’m Burning 2
14 13 Glee Raise Your Glass 2
15 12 Jo Dee Messina Heads Carolina, Tails California 2
16 8 Glee America 4
17 18 Mika Lola 13
18 RE-ENTRY Dolly Parton Together You And I 1
19 RE-ENTRY The Barden Bellas Pool Mash-Up 1
20 4 The Common Linnets Calm After The Storm 3

And here is me on the Shelby Street Bridge in Nashville/Tennessee – EVIDENCE I was there.

 

Week 12 / 2014

It has been 853 days since Wilson Phillips stormed to number 1 with ‘Hold On’. And now 2 years, 4 months and 2 days later Glee climbs up to the top spot to become the 303rd number one in Enrico’s Hitlist with their very own brilliantly done version of this classic. For some who want do do the calculations. 21/11/2011 was when Wilson Phillips entered the Top 20. Though I might risk of being a spoiler to some of you, I have decided selfishly to present the Glee version to you and make up your own mind about this amazing tune.

The highest entry this week though belongs to Eurovision. It has been a while since we last saw a Dutch entry in the Top 20. ‘Calm After The Storm’ sung by the Common Linnets will be representing the Netherlands in Copenhagen in roughly two months time and I believe this song will do great, well I hope so. Some of you might recognise the female singer and yes Ilse De Lange has had an appearance in my charts back in 2008 with ‘So Incredible’.

Just looking at the ‘So Incredible’ video I actually see similarities to the de-throned Natalija Verboten’s video of ‘Ma Kje Si Ti’ which sadly loses the top position after 4 weeks being number one. Don’t you think so as well? Not necessarily the melody, but the theme, country style, guitar etc. Maybe it is just my crazy imagination. Despite that though, it is a great song!

Week 12 (17/03/14 – 23/03/14)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 3 Glee Hold On 3
2 1 Natalija Verboten Ma Kje Si Ti 5
3 NEW The Common Linnets Calm After The Storm 1
4 15 This Silent War We Are Broken 9
5 2 Glee I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For 2
6 9 Glee More Than A Feeling 2
7 5 Tinkara Kovac Round And Round 2
8 7 Glee America 2
9 8 Ruth Lorenzo Dancing In The Rain 5
10 6 Paula Seling & Ovi Miracle 4
11 RE-ENTRY Martin Solveig & Dragonette Hello 1
12 4 Glee I Love LA 2
13 10 Tanja M Amazing 4
14 12 Glee Gloria 3
15 NEW The Tolmachevy Sisters Shine 1
16 11 Ellie Goulding Goodness Gracious 6
17 18 Mika Emily 12
18 16 Aubrey Peeples Gonna Get Even 23
19 13 Natalija Verboten Zapoj Slovenija 5
20 19 Mika Lola 11