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

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.