GleeGoodbye

It is late I’m afraid and I need to cut things short, though I might do a mid-week tribute about Glee, which over the last six years (can you believe it?!) has had quite an impact in my charts. So it is no surprise that after the series finale ‘I Lived’ has stormed to Number two, almost taking  down ‘Hello Hi’ by Dolly Style!

Glee will always remain special to me, as it – in my opinion – always managed to make ‘old school songs’ popular again or at least get people talking about them. Best example obviously is ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ by Journey which surprisingly enough never did that well in my charts. Nonetheless other songs did and just this week shows the producers and writers did incredibly well, despite the show’s decline since season 3! Glee will definitely be missed and I will pay tribute at some point. So this is it #GleeGoodbye!

Week 12 – 16/03-22/03/2015

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

1

Dolly Style Hello Hi

2

2

NEW

Glee I Lived

1

3

NEW

Demi Lovato & Cher Lloyd Really Don’t Care

1

4

2

Jess Glynne Hold My Hand

4

5

6

Eric Saade Sting

2

6

3

Giusy Ferreri Ma Il Cielo è Sempre Più Blu

6

7

NEW

Caro Emerald Tell Me How Long

1

8

5

Caro Emerald No Charge

3

9

4

Sam Hunt House Party

12

10

NEW

Glee Popular

1

11

7

Pink The Truth About Love

2

12

9

Neon Genesis Evangelion Opening Theme

12

13

NEW

Glee Someday We’ll Be Together

1

14

8

Electro Velvet Still In Love With You

3

15

10

Olly Murs & Demi Levato Up

7

16

20

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud (Alex Adair Remix)

12

17

19

Glee All About That Bass

6

18

14

OMI Cheerleader

11

19

11

Avicii The Nights

2

20

15

Scotty McCreery Feelin’ It

12

 

 

 

 

Dolly

Sweden always has been good with their song choice for Eurovision, and I only got into it this week, as Melodifestivalen was down to select the entrant for Vienna 2015 and as we all know ABBA – back then – was one of those groups becoming one of the biggest acts in the pop/music industry … However it was not the winner gaining my attention! Instead it was Dolly Style and their incredibly well performed ‘Hello Hi’ which stormed to Number One this week. It is a very endearing catchy pop song, which I think will do well this year at ehCharts.com!

This brings me to the second highest entry this week – and no surprise – another participant to become Sweden’s representative at the Eurovision Song Contest this year Eric Saade. ‘Sting’ makes its debut at Number 6 and after listening to it for quite some time I do think the beginning sounds way to close to ‘Call Me Maybe’, a major hit by Carly Rae Jepson a few years ago, don’t you agree?!

It has been a while since Pink was seen in my charts, but for some reason ‘The Truth About Love’ has hit a nerve this week and a respectable seventh position is the ultimate result.

C.J.Lewis with ‘Sweets For My Sweet’ is probably another surprise entry this week which out of the blue caught my attention and given it is from 1994 rank number 16 is a pretty good place to be!

Week 11 – 09/03-15/03/2015

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

NEW

Dolly Style Hello Hi

1

2

1

Jess Glynne Hold My Hand

3

3

3

Giusy Ferreri Ma Il Cielo è Sempre Più Blu

5

4

4

Sam Hunt House Party

11

5

2

Caro Emerald No Charge

2

6

NEW

Eric Saade Sting

1

7

NEW

Pink The Truth About Love

1

8

6

Electro Velvet Still In Love With You

2

9

8

Neon Genesis Evangelion Opening Theme

11

10

7

Olly Murs & Demi Levato Up

6

11

NEW

Avicii The Nights

1

12

5

Glee I Can’t Go For That / You Make My Dreams

2

13

19

Aubrey Peeples Gonna Get Even

5

14

11

OMI Cheerleader

10

15

12

Scotty McCreery Feelin’ It

11

16

NEW

C.J.Lewis Sweets For My Sweet

1

17

13

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

10

18

10

Cisilia Vi To Datid Nu

5

19

16

Glee All About That Bass

5

20

18

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud (Alex Adair Remix)

11

 

 

 

 

Jazz

ehCharts did see an influx in Jazz music this week it seems, though Jess Glynne manages to successfully defend her Number 1 position for a second week in a row with ‘Hold My Hand’.

Dutch Pop & Jazz Queen Caro Emerald, more notably known for her smash hit ‘Stuck’ debuts at a respectable Number 2 with ‘No Charge’ and in her wake she lets another Jazz-like song sweep in at rank 6 which happens to represent the United Kingdom in this years Eurovision Song Contest! I guess ‘Still In Love With You’ will widely divide peoples opinions though I think it has pretty good chances in the grand Finale taking place in Vienna on the 23rd of May!

Not sure why, but for some reason ‘I Can’t Go For That/You Make My Dreams’ performed by the Glee Cast caught my attention again this week and sneaks in at Number 5! It is extremely catchy though and the video funny to watch plus it features Idina Menzel, famously known for ‘Let It Go’.

Last but not least I do have to mention one of the most famous Japanese Anime’s. NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, an incredibly well done series 26 episodes long from the 90’s. Their Opening Theme (actually called ‘Zankoku Na Tenshi No These’) sung by Yoko Takahashi is this weeks greatest gainer climbing up 5 positions into the Top 10 in it’s tenth week success!

I know I was bragging on about my six times a week working out last week, but I actually manage to do it seven times this week which I’m very proud about and even more happy to actually already see some results! More to follow!!

Week 10 – 02/03-08/03/2015

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

1

Jess Glynne Hold My Hand

2

2

NEW

Caro Emerald No Charge

1

3

2

Giusy Ferreri Ma Il Cielo è Sempre Più Blu

4

4

3

Sam Hunt House Party

10

5

NEW

Glee Cast I Can’t Go For That / You Make My Dreams

1

6

NEW

Electro Velvet Still In Love With You

1

7

6

Olly Murs & Demi Levato Up

5

8

13

Neon Genesis Evangelion Opening Theme

10

9

5

Monika Lynké & Vaidas Baumila This Time

3

10

8

Cisilia Vi To Datid Nu

4

11

10

OMI Cheerleader

9

12

11

Scotty McCreery Feelin’ It

10

13

17

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

9

14

18

Helene Fischer Atemlos Durch Die Nacht

10

15

15

Anti Social Media The Way You Are

5

16

16

Glee All About That Bass

4

17

NEW

Maraaya Here For You

1

18

20

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud (Alex Adair Remix)

10

19

19

Aubrey Peeples Gonna Get Even

4

20

9

D.A.M.A. Às Vezes

4

 

 

 

 

Future

First day of March and what can I say, besides me (probably foolishly) thinking that I might have discovered a future hit! Out of nowhere did Jess Glynne appear with her catchy pop song ‘Hold My Hand’ and stormed to the Top spot to become the 7th Number One in 2015 so far! This left Italy’s Giusy Ferreri reeling to a disappointing (for her) second position with ‘Ma Il Cielo è Sempre Più Blu’.

Various countries across Europe have chosen their songs for this years Eurovision Song Contest, however only one country managed to convince me with their choice. ‘The Winner’ goes to Hungary’s Boggie with ‘Wars For Nothing’ – a very calm pop ballad which almost reminded me of Russia’s ‘What If’ by Dina Garipova back in 2013! Though a higher ranking than the 12th place could not be justified due to the late entry.

Slovenia did chose their song as well, but instead of the winner, I was happy to discover a kind of folk/country yet very catchy song which debuted at number 4 this week. Gadi’s ‘Daj Mi Daj Mi Daj’ relativised the whopping results of Nina Pušlar who has to settle for 7th and 14th place this week.

Not music related but yet worthy to announce is that I managed for the first time in a very long time to hit the gym and do 5 workouts this past week (including swim training) which makes me very happy (and achy right now) as I haven’t done this in a very long time due to various injuries. Stay tuned for more updates on this, but in the meantime enjoy the music!!!

Week 9 – 23/02-01/03/2015

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

NEW

Jess Glyne Hold My Hand

1

2

1

Giusy Ferreri Ma Il Cielo è Sempre Più Blu

3

3

5

Sam Hunt House Party

9

4

NEW

Gadi Daj Mi Daj Mi Daj

1

5

2

Monika Lynké & Vaidas Baumila This Time

2

6

4

Olly Murs & Demi Levato Up

4

7

7

Nina Pušlar Poljub Na Klopci

2

8

8

Cisilia Vi To Datid Nu

3

9

6

D.A.M.A. Às Vezes

3

10

9

OMI Cheerleader

8

11

10

Scotty McCreery Feelin’ It

9

12

NEW

Boggie Wars For Nothing

1

13

13

Neon Genesis Evangelion Opening Theme

9

14

3

Nina Pušlar Kdo Misliš, Da Si

2

15

11

Anti Social Media The Way You Are

4

16

17

Glee All About That Bass

3

17

12

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

8

18

14

Helene Fischer Atemlos Durch Die Nacht

9

19

15

Aubrey Peeples Gonna Get Even

3

20

16

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud (Alex Adair Remix)

9

 

 

Amazed

I am actually quite amazed with myself about the continuation so far of this website, besides it’s flaws last year! I do have to say this, because usually once I start projects I never seem to be able to follow them through, though my very own take on Music has somehow enabled me to keep going and I raise a glass (a la Pink!) on my 100th update on ehcharts.com.

Giusy Ferreri – who I was told this week has been a former X-Factor contestant in Italy – surely will be happy to retain her top spot for a second week in a row with ‘Ma Il Cielo è Sempre Più Blu’ fighting off yet another Eurovision contestant! Lithuania will be represented in Vienna by Monika Lynké & Vaidas Baumila and their incredibly catchy song ‘This Time’. Not to put any criticism out there, but it does show similarities to Malta’s entry from 2014 called ‘Coming Home’ by Firelight, putting some country twist into it! Regardless I like it and the 2nd position is well deserved!

Almost connected to the Eurovision Contest is Slovenia’s hot new entry at number three this week. Almost because she only came second in the EMA 2010, which acts as Slovenia’s festival to select their entry for the ESC. Nonetheless not only does Nina Pušlar claim a bronze medal with ‘Kdo Misliš, Da Si’, she also sneaks in on the 7th position with ‘Poljub Na Klopci’.

As we know Glee is in it’s final season and though recently I praised the show with the way they cover songs, I do now think the impact they had with their music has weakened and no serious effort is being put into the songs anymore. It is therefore no big surprise that ‘All Out Of Love’ – despite being a fabulous song – only enters at a disappointing 19th position!

Week 8 – 16/02-22/02/2015

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

1

Giusy Ferreri Ma Il Cielo è Sempre Più Blu

2

2

NEW

Monika Lynké & Vaidas Baumila This Time

1

3

NEW

Nina Pušlar Kdo Misliš, Da Si

1

4

2

Olly Murs & Demi Levato Up

3

5

3

Sam Hunt House Party

8

6

5

D.A.M.A. Às Vezes

2

7

NEW

Nina Pušlar Poljub Na Klopci

1

8

4

Cisilia Vi To Datid Nu

2

9

7

OMI Cheerleader

7

10

6

Scotty McCreery Feelin’ It

8

11

8

Anti Social Media The Way You Are

3

12

9

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

7

13

15

Neon Genesis Evangelion Opening Theme

8

14

10

Helene Fischer Atemlos Durch Die Nacht

8

15

14

Aubrey Peeples Gonna Get Even

2

16

11

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud (Alex Adair Remix)

8

17

19

Glee All About That Bass

2

18

13

G.R.L. Ugly Heart

8

19

NEW

Glee All Out Of Love

1

20

18

Sheppard Geronimo

8

 

 

 

Including

Of course I need to open this week with the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) including Australia into this years Eurovision Song Contest! A very big move which I thought would stir up a bit more uproar however even the news channels of the world have been playing it down slightly. Nonetheless I am excited about it and hope SBS will select a great entry! If it would have been in 2007 I am sure they would have won with ‘Lights Surrounding You’ by Evermore (You can find this amazing pop ballad further down and do enjoy!).

You will see, that this week has seen quite an ‘international’ development in the Top 20! Foremost a new number one, coming fresh from Italy (and no it is not their entry for Vienna!). Giusy Ferreri’s ‘Ma Il Cielo è Sempre Più Blu’ has literally stormed to Number 1 and easily made Olly Murs & Demi Levatos success from last week with ‘Up’ very short lived indeed as they have to be satisfied with the second place. I might be crazy but I do think Giusy’s song does have a few similarities with Kate Nash’s ‘Do-Wah-Doo’!

I also would like to point to some new discoveries coming from Denmark in form of Cisilia’s ‘Vi To Datid Nu’ and ‘Às Vezes’ by D.A.M.A from Portugal debuting at number 4 and 5 respectively. Other than that it is quite interesting to see Helene Fischer still climbing and actually reaching the Top 10 again! And last but not least Glee is on a cover mission again and ‘All About That Bass’ – a massive hit by Meghan Trainor – sneaks in at Number 19. Now I wonder what next week has to offer!

Before I forget, I would like to thank the new viewers from Yemen, Peru, Croatia, Thailand and India for visiting!

Week 7 – 09/02-15/02/2015

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

NEW

Giusy Ferreri Ma Il Cielo è Sempre Più Blu

1

2

1

Olly Murs & Demi Levato Up

2

3

3

Sam Hunt House Party

7

4

NEW

Cisilia Vi To Datid Nu

1

5

NEW

D.A.M.A Às Vezes

1

6

3

Scotty McCreery Feelin’ It

7

7

6

OMI Cheerleader

6

8

2

Anti Social Media The Way You Are

2

9

9

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

6

10

12

Helene Fischer Atemlos Durch Die Nacht

7

11

15

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud (Alex Adair Remix)

7

12

7

Glee Hand In My Pocket / I Feel The Earth Move

3

13

11

G.R.L. Ugly Heart

7

14

NEW

Aubrey Peeples Gonna Get Even

1

15

16

Neon Genesis Evangelion Opening Theme

7

16

10

The Saturdays What Are You Waiting For

3

17

13

Ellie Goulding Love Me Like You Do

2

18

19

Sheppard Geronimo

7

19

NEW

Glee All About That Bass

1

20

8

Lisa Angell N’Oubliez Pas

3

 

 

 

Progress

Welcome back and can you believe, that the first month of 2015 has already passed?! I actually can, looking at the progress I have made so far this year and especially looking at ehCharts being now in it’s fifth week!

Quite a few changes (yet again) especially with the new Number 1 by country newcomer Sam Hunt and his amazing ‘House Party’ song! I do hope he will release a few more songs soon matching the catchy style of this tune.

People who know me personally, and people who have been following ehCharts – to whom I am very grateful to – know that I always had a passion for the Glee Cast and the way they covered certain songs. It is therefore no surprise (to me at least) that ‘Hand In My Pocket / I Feel The Earth Move’ has made an overwhelming debut at Number 3 just behind last weeks number one ‘Feelin’ It’ by another country newcomer Scotty McCreery.

This is closely followed by ‘What Are You Waiting For’,  a summer pop anthem in fourth position by the infamous UK girl group The Saturdays who have first emerged onto the scene a couple of years ago with their cover version of ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’.

One more song I would like to introduce this week (scroll down for the video) is the one which is going to represent France at this years Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Austria’s capital Vienna. Not only has Lisa Angell managed to sneak in at a respectable 6th position, she also has kicked her competition from the Netherlands Trijntje Oosterhuis down to the minor ranks. ‘N’Oubliez Pas’ will do well I think!

I wish one of these songs would feature at tonights SuperBowl which is happening in Phoenix/Arizona right now! Maybe one day! Go SeaHawks (yes I am supporting Seattle)!!!

Week 5 – 26/01-01/02/2015

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

2

Sam Hunt House Party

5

2

1

Scotty McCreery Feelin’ It

5

3

NEW

Glee Hand In My Pocket / I Feel The Earth Move

1

4

NEW

The Saturdays What Are You Waiting For

1

5

3

OMI Cheerleader

4

6

NEW

Lisa Angell N’Oubliez Pas

1

7

4

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

4

8

6

G.R.L. Ugly Heart

5

9

NEW

Michael Franti & Spearhead Hey Hey Hey

1

10

7

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud (Alex Adair Remix)

5

11

5

Miami Horror Holidays

3

12

9

Neon Genesis Evangelion Opening Theme

5

13

15

Helene Fischer Atemlos Durch Die Nacht

5

14

13

Maldita Nerea Mira Dentro

5

15

8

Luke Bryan Your Mama Should’ve Named You Whiskey

2

16

19

Sheppard Geronimo

5

17

11

Emmelie De Forest Rainmaker

5

18

12

Trijntje Oosterhuis Walk Along

4

19

14

Sister Act Cast Hail Holy Queen

2

20

15

Jennifer Lopez & French Montana I Luh Ya Papi

4