I am so achy this evening, so I have to keep it short! I did a double workout today which means a 1.5 hour gym session was followed by 1.5 hours in the swimming pool! This means everything hurts right now and I should try to get a decent sleep so my muscles can recover for more action in the pool tomorrow evening! I know I am a bit addicted to the water! I think swimming was much more painful, probably because I didn’t stretch properly after lifting a few (heavy) weights! But you know what they say: no pain no gain!
It was also extremely warm today (both in the gym and in the leisure centre my club is training at) which makes exercising even harder! I do find it strange how some people in the gym work out without sweating at all, whilst I start to be dripping wet just minutes after my warm up on the rowing machine and listening to Lady Gaga’s smash-hit ‘The Edge Of Glory’! I think it’s going to be a myth to me, like how guys also just go to the gym to do a kind of fashion show (and not everyone who’s walking by, shaking their ass is not that good looking). It does however keep me entertained like the songs I’m listening to whilst pumping the iron!
So my flash back this week starts with a song which entered Enrico’s Hitlist back on the 23rd of April in 2001. Yes (!), a staggering 12 years ago! It definitely isn’t a song I’d have on whilst working out, but back then I couldn’t care less! Irish singer Enya managed to stay 15 weeks in total in the Top 20, whilst scoring 218 points, which gives her all time rank 174 at this stage. It is her second most successful single in my charts only a few points behind her Number 1 Single – originally released in 1988 – ‘Orinoco Flow’, which also made its debut in 2001. ‘Anywhere Is’ followed in 1995 and became a minor international hit for this grammy-award winning singer and instrumentalist. Apparently (according to Wikipedia) her record sales are making her one of the world’s most-selling artists of all time!
Exactly Six years after Enya’s first appearance a British alternative rock group called Transvision Vamp debuted at Number 1 for one week in Enrico’s Hitlist! I woud like to point out, that ‘I Want Your Love’ did not just became a hit in my charts, as it also went onto the top spot in the Norwegian Singles Charts! Despite the initial high ranking though the song only lasted nine weeks before it dropped out again, which leaves them with a total score of 152 points or rank 304 in the all time rankings! The song was initially released in 1988 and was the bands first UK Top 40 hit. I do think that to a slight degree Karmin’s video to ‘Brokenhearted’ is the modern version of this one!
One song which I have to admit I was listening to earlier on whilst working hard in the gym was the Glee version of ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’. Since Whitney Houston’s original from 1987 is the most successful one though, I would like to share her video instead of the short one from the US TV-Hit show, which by the way got extended last Friday for another two seasons! Glee entered the charts on the 23rd of April in 2012, fiive years later than Transvision Vamps ‘I Want Your Love’ with nine weeks in the Top 20 as well, but only 103 points and position 473 out of currently 1915 songs listed in total! Whitney’s version easily surpasses this, having spent 36 weeks since her first appearance back in March 2001! She’s occupying all-time rank 111 with her 294 points and therefore narrowly missing out on the Top 100! Surprisingly both versions never reached the Top Spot, but no matter what anyone is thinking right now, this tune is a winner for the dance floor!!! And my bed is a winner now as well! See you Sunday for the next release of Enrico’s Top 20!!