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

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

Week No. 20

Enrico’s Hitlist Week 20 (13/05/2013-19/05/2013)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 NEW Dina Garipova What If 1
2 1 Hayden Panettiere Hypnotizing 2
3 6 ESDM Contigo Hasta El Final 10
4 NEW Roberto Bellarosa Love Kills 1
5 NEW Moje 3 Ljubav Je Svuda 1
6 4 Icona Pop & Charli XCX I Love It 8
7 2 Jo Dee Messina  I’m Alright 3
8 5 Carlos Baute Loquitos De Amor 6
9 7 James Morrison I Won’t Let You Go 2
10 9 Paramore Still Into You 3
11 3 Carly Rae Jepsen Tonight I’m Getting Over You 3
12 NEW Zlata Ognevich Gravity 1
13 11 Eva Santa Maria Hombres 11
14 RE-ENTRY Gianluca Bezzina Tomorrow 1
15 10 Robin Stjernberg You 5
16 RE-ENTRY Alyona Lanskaya Solayoh 1
17 13 Martin Solveig & Dragonette Hello 3
18 NEW Birgit Õigemeel Et Uus Saaks Alguse 1
19 RE-ENTRY Emmelie De Forest Only Teardrops 1
20 RE-ENTRY Ryan Dolan Only Love Survives 1

A very warm welcome from New York! Yes you’re reading correctly! My 40th blog entry is coming live from the United States of America! As most of you will notice Eurovision took over this week and even though me being in the big Apple did not stop me from following this massive event! I even found a great pub in Hell’s Kitchen were the final from Malmo in Sweden was broadcasted live! This was actually the second time I watched the Final outside of Europe – the first time being back in 2006 when I was living in Sydney/Australia. It certainly was the most memorable one for me as well.

The only time I experienced so many different nationalities peacefully together celebrating, singing along, clapping etc was last year at the London Olympics! I was totally mesmerised having spoken about the different entries to ladies from Lithuania, Estonia, Belgium, Ireland, Spain, Iceland, Germany, Russia, the Ukraine, the Netherlands etc. Anyway! I better continue my travel and leave you with my favourite Eurovision songs from the past weekend! It is Russia’s first Eurovision Number 1 in case anyone is interested to know! Hopefully I’ll be able to give you an update midweek from my next travel destination – Chicago!

 

 

 

Week No. 18

Enrico’s Hitlist Week 18 (29/04/2013-05/05/2013)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 NEW Carly Rae Jepsen Tonight I’m Getting Over You 1
2 NEW Jo Dee Messina I’m Alright 1
3 3 Icona Pop & Charli XCX I Love It 6
4 1 Carlos Baute Loquitos De Amor 4
5 2 Bonnie Tyler Believe In Me 3
6 4 Nashville Cast Ho Hey 4
7 NEW Shakespear’s Sister Was It Something I Said 1
8 5 Glee Mamma Mia 7
9 6 ESDM Contigo Hasta El Final 8
10 7 Robin Stjernberg You 3
11 9 Nelly Hey Porsche 3
12 10 Bastille Pompeii 8
13 NEW Paramore Still Into You 1
14 11 Eva Santa Maria Hombres 9
15 12 Dolly Parton Straight Talk 6
16 13 Alyona Lanskaya Solayoh 2
17 RE-ENTRY Martin Solveig & Dragonette Hello 1
18 8 Meat Loaf I’d Do Anything For Love 3
19 14 One Direction C’mon C’mon 3
20 20 Glee Hell To The No 4

Having a first look at this week’s Top 20, it seems that the trend is downwards (simply by the seeing so much red!). I do like to point out though that the reign of Carlos Baute over the past three weeks is now over as he is falling down three ranks to Number 4 with this single ‘Loquitos De Amor’. So yes this means there is a new Number 1 in Enrico’s Hitlist.

Canadian pop sensation Carly Rae Jepson who is more known for her smash hit ‘Call Me Maybe’ has done it again and is debuting on top of the charts with her latest single ‘Tonight I’m Getting Over You’. Friends from the US capital Washington D.C. who were in town last week mentioned this fab tune to me and it instantly stuck inside my head. Feel free to judge for yourself!

Another new entry which obviously narrowly missed out on becoming Number 1 is from country-pop singer Jo Dee Messina, who’s biggest success so far this year has been ‘Heads Carolina, Tails California’! Her ‘latest’ entry ‘I’m Alright’ is a very easy song to listen to and funny enough it was first released on the 11th of May in 1988 almost exactly 25 years ago which I find very cool!

A second song which includes the Canadian electronic music band from Toronto/Ottawa Dragonette sneaks in as a re-entry on Number 17. This collaboration with Martin Solveig and their hugely successful single ‘Hello’ was recently featured in an ad to promote the UK Television channel TLC and like with Carly Rae Jepsen I got hooked onto this amazing tune again, like I did in 2011, when it first made an impact in my charts. I find this video – which I haven’t seen before – hugely entertaining!

Week No. 17

Enrico’s Hitlist Week 17 (22/04/2013-28/04/2013)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 1 Carlos Baute Loquitos De Amor 3
2 3 Bonnie Tyler Believe In Me 2
3 4 Icona Pop & Charli XCX I Love It 5
4 2 Nashville Cast Ho Hey 3
5 5 Glee Mamma Mia 6
6 6 ESDM Contigo Hasta El Final 7
7 10 Robin Stjernberg You 2
8 16 Meat Loaf I’d Do Anything For Love 2
9 9 Nelly Hey Porsche 2
10 7 Bastille Pompeii 7
11 8 Eva Santa Maria Hombres 8
12 11 Dolly Parton Straight Talk 5
13 NEW Alyona Lanskaya Solayoh 1
14 13 One Direction C’mon C’mon 2
15 15 Dolly Parton Light Of A Clear Blue Morning 2
16 17 Glee Anything Could Happen 11
17 RE-ENTRY Glee I Wanna Dance With Somebody 1
18 14 Neon Genesis Evangelion Opening Theme 4
19 18 Lindi Ortega The Day You Die 10
20 19 Glee Hell To The No 3

Sorry for the late and short release but better late then never!  The two videos I’m sharing tonight are for the songs which had kind of the most impact this week as they had the biggest gains compared to last week! However I do have to point out that Carlos Baute is still managing to cling onto his number one position for a third week in a row which makes him this years longest so far! I promise there will be more next time!!