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Sometimes ‘Spring’ clean outs can be very beneficial and in this case almost be a bit of a miracle! I came across two old laptops of mine, which I totally had forgotten about and believe it or not they do contain some old chart stuff! They contain stats and lists I thought I had lost forever! Okay it is not the entire list from 2001-2014 but a good 8.5 years worth of music memories!!!

This means I will be able to do a bit of a ‘flashback’ today to what was Number 1 Ten(!) years ago! And in a surprise look back it was ‘Same Jeans’ by The View which actually dethroned the almighty Dolly Parton and her smash hit ‘Baby I’m Burning’ that week.

Fast Forward to 2017 and you’ll also find last week’s Number One dethroned. Spain’s Mirela keeps it with the Eurovision family though and I still think ‘Contigo’ should be going to Kiev instead of Manuel Navarro’s ‘Do It For Your Lover’.

This week also see’s the return of Little Mix being the highest entry with ‘Your Love’ since their very successful pop songs ‘Black Magic’ & ‘Shout Out To My Ex’.

It is also interesting to see that only 5 ‘original’ songs from the first week remain in the Top 20! What a week this has been! So happy!

13/02-19/02/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

5

Mirela Spain

2

2

1

Alma Requiem

2

3

4

Saraha Kizunguzungu

7

4

2

Ace Wilder Wild Child

3

5

6

The Gipsy Kings Baila Me

4

6

3

Krista Siegfrids Better On My Own

4

7

NEW

Little Mix Your Love

1

8

8

Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill

6

9

7

Silver Convention Telegram

3

10

9

Elina In Or Out

2

11

12

One Direction I Would

3

12

11

Juice Newton Angel Of The Morning

7

13

14

Jana Kramer Said No One Ever

5

14

NEW

Luminate Heal This Home

1

15

19

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

5

16

15

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

7

17

NEW

Charli XCX & Lil Yachty After The Afterparty

1

18

17

Gladys Knight & The Pips Midnight Train To Georgia

7

19

18

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

7

20

NEW

Sigala & Digital Farm Animals Only One

1

 

No. 1 Ten Years Ago!

Icing

Eurovision is ‘fast’ approaching, which is clearly reflected in this weeks top 20, including a new number 1. So far I would say brace yourself for France, because the song selected is just brilliant. ‘Requiem’ sung by Alma is a very fresh new style and something somehow completely different to other entries I’ve heard and well the french language is the icing on the cake!

This weeks second highest entry belongs to a song which sadly wasn’t selected to represent Spain in Kiev for some unknown reason! Apparently there has been some scandal surrounding this which I need to investigate further, but Mirela’s ‘Contigo’ fell short to be put through! However, to me it has great potential to become a great summer song for 2017, as it instantly makes me feel I am on a beach in Barcelona having fun! Very catchy indeed!

Honestly, the first time I saw the title for a potential Estonian entry I kind of thought ‘Oh of course someone would make a reference to BREXIT’ and ‘In Or Out’ did sound a bit suspicious, wouldn’t you agree?! Though it is another catchy song and another one with a bit of a different approach towards the biggest music show on the planet. And according to some online poll it has a good chance to become indeed Estonia’s choice. Soon we’ll know for sure.

Fun fact about this latest Top 20 is that despite 4 new entries we only see one gainer (can you spot it?) and the rest all lost ground compared to their placing last week!

06/02-12/02/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

NEW

Alma Requiem

1

2

1

Ace Wilder Wild Child

2

3

2

Krista Siegfrids Better On My Own

3

4

3

Saraha Kizunguzungu

6

5

NEW

Mirela Spain

1

6

4

The Gipsy Kings Baila Me

3

7

6

Silver Convention Telegram

2

8

7

Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill

5

9

NEW

Elina In Or Out

1

10

5

Naviband Historyja Majho Zyccia

3

11

9

Juice Newton Angel Of The Morning

6

12

10

One Direction I Would

2

13

NEW

Etzia Up

1

14

8

Jana Kramer Said No One Ever

4

15

12

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

6

16

19

Ruth Lorenzo Renuncio

3

17

13

Gladys Knight & The Pips Midnight Train To Georgia

6

18

14

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

6

19

16

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

4

20

17

Bardo One Step Further

6

 

 

 

Wild

I just had a scary moment with a few of my songs as they were suddenly gone out of my iTunes and nowhere to be seen/found! Luckily I had been recording the last few weeks of my charts so I knew exactly what five songs I had to recover!

If I wouldn’t have found them I probably would have become a ‘Wild Child’, which coincidently has stormed to the top position. It was performed by Ace Wilder at the first round of the Melodifestivalen, which is the Swedish Preselection process to find their Eurovision Entry. Ace Wilder is not unknown and already had hits with ‘Do It’ and ‘Don’t Worry’, but this time she hit the jackpot climbing to Number One!

Another new entry can be seen at Number six and also relates to Eurovision, though this one is dating back to 1977, the year Germany was represented by a group called Silver Convention and guess what: ‘Telegram’ was performed in English and is very very catchy, though perhaps today’s lyrics probably would be replaced by Instagram!

Not really new to Enrico’s Hitlist, but new to this year reset is of course One Direction and their smash hit (well in my point of view) ‘I Would’. It is one of the songs where I’m confident that it would have been very popular if it had been released as a single. I would have 😉

30/01-05/02/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

NEW

Ace Wilder Wild Child

1

2

1

Krista Siegfrids Better On My Own

2

3

2

Saraha Kizunguzungu

5

4

4

The Gipsy Kings Baila Me

2

5

3

Naviband Historyja Majho Zyccia

2

6

NEW

Silver Convention Telegram

1

7

5

Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill

4

8

6

Jana Kramer Said No One Ever

3

9

7

Juice Newton Angel Of The Morning

5

10

NEW

One Direction I Would

1

11

8

Nano Perfect Melody

2

12

14

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

5

13

16

Gladys Knight & The Pips Midnight Train To Georgia

5

14

13

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

5

15

10

Shakira Try Everything

5

16

18

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

3

17

12

Bardo One Step Further

5

18

19

Kurumi Kobato Atakku No. 1

5

19

RE-ENTRY

Ruth Lorenzo Renuncio

2

20

17

Britt Kersten Küsse Im Winterwald

5

 

 

 

For some reason the video to ‘Wild Child’ by Ace Wilder is currently unavailable. As soon as it is up and running I’ll bring it up!

Changes

I might change my actual release day of ehCharts to Mondays, but I’m not 100% sure about that. What I’m sure about though is that the past week has had some big changes in the Top 20! I also can’t believe the first month of 2017 is already over!

As Eurovision is starting to get going – with various countries having picked already their song – you will also see some of those entries most likely in Enrico’s Hitlist such as Belarus’ ‘Historyja Majho Zyccia’ storming to an unexpected third position. It’s Belarus second highest entry ever in ehCharts. The record is still held by Alexandra & Konstantin and their catchy pop-folk tune ‘Galileo’.

Also related to Eurovision is the new Number 1 called ‘Better On My Own’ by Krista Siegfrids. Some of you might recall her entry for Finland ‘Marry Me’ which I thought was a great song (despite not doing great in the actual contest). This year she will try to seek success in Swedens infamous Melodifestivalen, but with another song which I’m looking forward to hear. In the meantime she surely appreciates her top spot!

One rarity occurred this week in form of The Gipsy Kings who managed to sneak in at Number 4 with ‘Baila Me’ and in doing so kicking out their very own ‘Medley’ which did well the first three weeks of the year. What a week!

23/01-29/01/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

NEW

Krista Siegfrids Better On My Own

1

2

1

Saraha Kizunguzungu

4

3

NEW

Naviband Historyja Majho Zyccia

1

4

NEW

The Gipsy Kings Baila Me

1

5

4

Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill

3

6

2

Jana Kramer Said No One Ever

2

7

3

Juice Newton Angel Of The Morning

4

8

NEW

Nano Perfect Melody

1

9

NEW

Die Schlümpfe Klipp Klapp (Shut Up)

1

10

6

Shakira Try Everything

4

11

NEW

Girls Aloud The Show

1

12

7

Bardo One Step Further

4

13

9

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

4

14

12

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

4

15

5

Taylor Swift Welcome To New York

2

16

13

Gladys Knight & The Pips Midnight Train To Georgia

4

17

10

Britt Kersten Küsse Im Winterwald

4

18

14

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

2

19

11

Kurumi Kobato Atakku No. 1

4

20

18

Rodney Atkins If You’re Going Through Hell

2

 

 

 

First

Sorry for being a day later than usual, but I literally just got back from my first trip abroad of 2017! I had good intentions yesterday when I was preparing to post ‘live’ from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, but I decided not to in the end (maybe I had too much wine!).

Anyway week Number 3 has passed and so has another week of Enrico’s Hitlist or better now known as ehcharts and we have a new number one! Saraha from Sweden who was denied to represent the country at last year’s Eurovision Song Contest pushed her way to the top spot with ‘Kizunguzungu’ leaving the highest new entry ‘Said No One Ever’ by Jana Kramer in her wake. Not sure how many of you remember my pre-robbery time but Saraha’s song does remind me a tiny bit of Norway’s entry from 2011 called ‘Haba Haba’.

Thanks to my recent long-haul flights to the US I was able to pick up a few new songs who featured in movies I was able to watch, such as ‘The Secret Life Of Pets’! Although I wasn’t travelling to New York (I went to St Louis/Missouri) the song somehow stuck with me mainly because of its catchiness.

02/01-08/01/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

2

Saraha Kizunguzungu

3

2

NEW

Jana Kramer Said No One Ever

1

3

1

Juice Newton Angel Of The Morning

3

4

7

Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill

2

5

NEW

Taylor Swift Welcome To New York

1

6

4

Shakira Try Everything

3

7

5

Bardo One Step Further

3

8

17

The Gipsy Kings Medley

3

9

3

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

3

10

8

Britt Kersten Küsse Im Winterwald

3

11

6

Kurumi Kobato Atakku No. 1

3

12

9

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

3

13

12

Gladys Knight & The Pips Midnight Train To Georgia

3

14

NEW

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

1

15

11

Little Mix Black Magic

3

16

10

Produce 101 Pick Me

3

17

14

Eric Church How ‘Bout You

2

18

NEW

Rodney Atkins If You’re Going Through Hell

1

19

13

Little Mix Shout Out To My Ex

3

20

NEW

The Trio Feels Like Home

1

 

 

Already

And the second week of 2017 already gone by! Isn’t it crazy how time just flies? I hope everyone made the most of it like me! Well I probably tried a bit too hard, as it ultimately resulted in me spending the day in bed today, being completely run down with this damn cold! Fingers crossed that I am on the mend and back in full action next week!

Nonetheless I did take time to give you this weeks charts! Hopefully you all have noticed that a few changes took place, most notably with Ed Sheeran being the highest entry with ‘Castle On The Hill’ climbing onto the 7th spot.

There’s also someone in the Top 20 this week who has climbed up to All Time Number 1 in the pre-disaster ehCharts time. For the new joiners I will shed a tiny bit of light on it for you. I’m talking of course about Dolly Parton’s ‘Baby’ I’m Burnin” who just surprised me this week (once again) and rightfully deserves her 15th place. I could elaborate more but as mentioned above I’m still not 100% and will save my energy for next week – promise!

02/01-08/01/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

1

Juice Newton Angel Of The Morning

2

2

2

Saraha Kizunguzungu

2

3

5

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

2

4

4

Shakira Try Everything

2

5

9

Bardo One Step Further

2

6

3

Kurumi Kobato Atakku No. 1

2

7

NEW

Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill

1

8

6

Britt Kersten Küsse Im Winterwald

2

9

8

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

2

10

7

Produce 101 Pick Me

2

11

11

Little Mix Black Magic

2

12

12

Gladys Knight & The Pips Midnight Train To Georgia

2

13

13

Little Mix Shout Out To My Ex

2

14

NEW

Eric Church How ‘Bout You

1

15

NEW

Dolly Parton Baby I’m Burnin’

1

16

14

G.R.L. Ugly Heart

2

17

16

The Gipsy Kings Medley

2

18

15

The Blah Blah Blahs Oh, It’s Love

2

19

NEW

Shakespear’s Sister Was It Something That I Said

1

20

17

Ruth Lorenzo Renuncio

2

 

 

 

Music

One of my favourite announcements on TV is when the guy on X-Factor says ‘It’s Time To Face The Music’. And that’s exactly what I am going to do. As previously announced 2017 is going to be the proper revival of ehCharts!

And yes to start from scratch again is going to look a bit dull in the first week, though I’m afraid I do have to start somewhere like I did with this first time around an incredible 16(!) years ago.

I can still remember my first ever number 1 back in 2001. It sometimes feels like it was just yesterday, when the 2000 Sydney Olympics finished and Vanessa Amorosi’s ‘Absolutely Everybody’ went to the top and became one of the best songs of 2001.

But that was 2001 – time to fast forward to now, 2017 and my first number one was actually featured in the opening sequence of a movie I recently watched. ‘Angel Of The Morning’ by Juice Newton might have been already around in 2006 though this was the first time round I heard this song. It instantly stuck in my head and fought off the competition with ease. So thank you ‘Deadpool’ (that’s the name of the film) for introducing me to this one!

My recent visit to Germany over Christmas has also given me the chance to buy a DVD set of my favourite Anime series called ‘Mila Superstar’ which I have been binge watching over the past two weeks. It is not really known in the English world (unless you are a hardcore Anime/Manga fan) but I kind of grew up with this show and it brought back brilliant memories of my childhood. It also is still surprisingly motivating and has already helped me through some tough swim/gym sessions this week! Anyway it is therefore no surprise that the main song ‘Atakku No. 1’ performed by Kurumi Kobato sneaks in at No. 3!

This week did not just see Sweden’s Saraha occupying a Top 10 position with the Eurovision pre-entry song ‘Kizunguzungu’ (on 2). It also has Bardo who represented the United Kingdom in 1982 with their entry called ‘One Step Further’, a song I just recently started listening too and is actually quite catchy!

And even I sometimes can’t escape the current trends in the music industry as Entry Number 19 is clear evidence for this. ‘Sexual’ by Neiked & Dyo is a prime example of a potentially bad tune though you’re getting used to it as it is played over and over again on the radio. But I’ll let you be the judge of that and leave you on that note until next week.

02/01-08/01/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

NEW

Juice Newton Angel Of The Morning

1

2

NEW

Saraha Kizunguzungu

1

3

NEW

Kurumi Kobato Atakku No. 1

1

4

NEW

Shakira Try Everything

1

5

NEW

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

1

6

NEW

Britt Kersten Küsse im Winterwald

1

7

NEW

Produce 101 Pick Me

1

8

NEW

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

1

9

NEW

Bardo One Step Further

1

10

NEW

Maiko Hashimoto Say Yes

1

11

NEW

Little Mix Black Magic

1

12

NEW

Gladys Knight & The Pips Midnight Train To Georgia

1

13

NEW

Little Mix Shout Out To My Ex

1

14

NEW

G.R.L. Ugly Heart

1

15

NEW

The Blah Blah Blahs Oh, It’s Love

1

16

NEW

The Gipsy Kings Medley

1

17

NEW

Ruth Lorenzo Renuncio

1

18

NEW

Aretha Franklin You Are All I Need To Get By

1

19

NEW

Neiked & Dyo Sexual

1

20

NEW

Kungs & Cookin’ On 3 Burners This Girl

1