Besides

Besides the worst hangover I have experienced in a long time I think 2018 has gone off to a fairly good start.

I say fairly good because work has surprisingly been crazy busy which has never been the case like this being the first week of the year and only a four day one as well. Additionally some building issues at the usual training pool has also forced me to do some altercations to my well planned out training programme for the coming months!

Nonetheless I still managed to keep going with my charts last year despite being well absent for the past 7 months or so, which means my present to you today is going to be my Top 10 of 2017 before I proceed to the first Top 20 of 2018 next week!

10: Ofenbach & Nick Waterhouse ‘Katchi’ 297 points

 

 

9: Miley Cyrus ‘Malibu’ 351 points

 

 

8: Ilinca & Alex Florea ‘Yodel It’ 363 points

 

 

7: Djorkaeff & Beatzarre & Nico Santos: ‘It’s Gonna Be Alright’ 380 points

 

 

6: Mirela ‘Contigo’ 402 points

 

 

5: SaRaha ‘Kizunguzungu’ 472 points

 

 

4: Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘Cut To The Feeling’ 484 points

 

 

3: Alma – ‘Requiem’ 772 points

 

 

2: Ace Wilder ‘Wild Child’ 847 points

 

 

1: Wiktoria ‘As I Lay Me Down’ 1226 points

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Second

At the moment I am actually quite impressed with myself, that I’m posting this week, which shows my determination to get the ball rolling again even though it’s only the second week in a row but it is at the end the little steps/things/actions right? So without further fluffing around here are this weeks charts!

Fittingly enough for my post title this week, two new entries probably have caught your attention. First one up on sixth position is Ruth Lorenzo, who a few might re-call from taking part at the Eurovision Song Contest or being a UK X-Factor contestant! Renuncio is a perfect catchy Spanish pop tune and rightfully deserves to be in the Top 10 already!

The first time I heard the artist’ name Just Kiddin I was like are they for real and then the song ‘Fall For You’ came up on my Shazam and it instantly was a ‘hit’ so it is no wonder that it strongly defends it’s seventh position in week number 2!

Another tune defending it’s position from the previous week has grown on me during my recent gym workouts and having listened to it quite a few times now! I am talking about ‘Bury It’ from Churches & Hayley Williams on rank number 9 this week. Quite a cool video too to finish off for today!

24/10-30/10/16

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

1

1

Little Mix Shout Out To My Ex

2

3

Shakira Try Everything

3

4

Galantis & Hook N Sling Love On Me

4

6

Shania Twain Up

5

5

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

6

NEW

Ruth Lorenzo Renuncio

7

7

Just Kiddin Fall For You

8

2

Connie Smith Ride, Ride, Ride

9

9

Churches & Hayley Williams

Bury It

10

8

Produce 101 Pick Me

11

10

Katie Herzig Best Day Of Your Life

12

12

Maiko Hashimoto Say Yes

13

11

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

14

13

Saraha Kizunguzungu

15

17

Little Mix Black Magic

16

NEW

Aretha Franklin You Are All I Need To Get By

17

16

Maroon 5 & Kendrick Lamar Don’t Wanna Know

18

15

Ward Thomas Boomerang

19

19

Fleetwood Mac Everywhere

20

18

Natalija Verboten Ma Kje Si Ti

 

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

 

 

 

 

Eurovision Fever Has Hit – AGAIN

Well, what can I say, besides the obvious: Eurovision has taken over (yet again) Enrico’s Hitlist and it is a second year in a row that Spain manages to succesfully climb up to Number 1 despite only coming tenth overall in this amazing contest which was viewed by almost 200 million people world wide. It took Ruth Lorenzo 11 weeks and last nights magnificent performance to sneak up to the Top Spot in what it’s now its twelve week, being one of the longest chart sitters so far. I am also still mezmerised with the incredible stage and the way it was featured. Well done Copenhagen. Well done Denmark!

 

A surprise entry comes from last years winner, Denmark’s very own Emmelie De Forest. She performed a mix of ‘Only Teardrops’ & ‘Rainmaker’ which finished in an amazing finale where all ESC participants joined in and the whole arena went mental singing along. This actually was a very emotional moment to me, as I just find it incredibly fascinating how so many different countries, cultures, races etc. celebrate which makes the Eurovision Song Contest to me kind of like the Olympic Games of Music, a peaceful movement which tries to overcome tensions such as between the Ukraine and Russia and even the boo’s came less and less. The Power of Music.

 

Hungary did make it to the Eurovision Final this year, however another song connected to this country entering at number 6 this week. ‘Budapest’ by George Ezra outshines a song called ‘Running’ which actually ranked very high last night in Copenhagen.

 

What a surprise result for The Common Linnets and ‘Calm After The Storm’ representing the Netherlands last night. They already featured in this years charts and after an incredible performance deserve a re-entry at Number 16 this week. Other Eurovision related re-entries to be seen this week are from Malta, Slovenia, Romania & Finland! What a week and what a night last night and thanks for tuning in!

 

Week 19 (05/05/14 – 11/05/14)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1

10

Ruth Lorenzo Dancing In The Rain 12
2

NEW

Emmelie De Forest Rainmaker 1
3

1

Glee I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For 9
4

4

Ina Maria Federowski Gegensätze Ziehn Sich An 2
5

NEW

Glee I Melt With You 1
6

NEW

George Ezra Budapest 1
7

9

Idina Menzel Let It Go 5
8

2

Zac Brown Band Day For The Dead 4
9

6

This Silent War We Are Broken 16
10

NEW

Pollaponk No Prejudice 1
11

NEW

Basim Cliche Love Song 1
12

3

Frozen Cast Fixer Upper 5
13

5

Natalija Verboten Ma Kje Si Ti 12
14

8

Glee Downtown 6
15

RE-ENTRY

Firelight Coming Home 1
16

RE-ENTRY

The Common Linnets Calm After The Storm 1
17

RE-ENTRY

Tinkara Kovac Round And Round 1
18

RE-ENTRY

Paula Seling & Ovi Miracle 1
19

RE-ENTRY

Softengine Something Better 1
20

7

Sugarland Stuck Like Glue 6

 

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.

 

Week 12 / 2014

It has been 853 days since Wilson Phillips stormed to number 1 with ‘Hold On’. And now 2 years, 4 months and 2 days later Glee climbs up to the top spot to become the 303rd number one in Enrico’s Hitlist with their very own brilliantly done version of this classic. For some who want do do the calculations. 21/11/2011 was when Wilson Phillips entered the Top 20. Though I might risk of being a spoiler to some of you, I have decided selfishly to present the Glee version to you and make up your own mind about this amazing tune.

The highest entry this week though belongs to Eurovision. It has been a while since we last saw a Dutch entry in the Top 20. ‘Calm After The Storm’ sung by the Common Linnets will be representing the Netherlands in Copenhagen in roughly two months time and I believe this song will do great, well I hope so. Some of you might recognise the female singer and yes Ilse De Lange has had an appearance in my charts back in 2008 with ‘So Incredible’.

Just looking at the ‘So Incredible’ video I actually see similarities to the de-throned Natalija Verboten’s video of ‘Ma Kje Si Ti’ which sadly loses the top position after 4 weeks being number one. Don’t you think so as well? Not necessarily the melody, but the theme, country style, guitar etc. Maybe it is just my crazy imagination. Despite that though, it is a great song!

Week 12 (17/03/14 – 23/03/14)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 3 Glee Hold On 3
2 1 Natalija Verboten Ma Kje Si Ti 5
3 NEW The Common Linnets Calm After The Storm 1
4 15 This Silent War We Are Broken 9
5 2 Glee I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For 2
6 9 Glee More Than A Feeling 2
7 5 Tinkara Kovac Round And Round 2
8 7 Glee America 2
9 8 Ruth Lorenzo Dancing In The Rain 5
10 6 Paula Seling & Ovi Miracle 4
11 RE-ENTRY Martin Solveig & Dragonette Hello 1
12 4 Glee I Love LA 2
13 10 Tanja M Amazing 4
14 12 Glee Gloria 3
15 NEW The Tolmachevy Sisters Shine 1
16 11 Ellie Goulding Goodness Gracious 6
17 18 Mika Emily 12
18 16 Aubrey Peeples Gonna Get Even 23
19 13 Natalija Verboten Zapoj Slovenija 5
20 19 Mika Lola 11

2014 – The 4th

What an odd week this one was! Not so much in my personal life but more chart wise, as you may see below. The only two colours are blue and red. Blue in this week’s top 20 doesn’t even stand for any climbs, it purely indicates that there are 8(!) new entries, including a new Number One!

As special as last week’s 300th number one was, it already lost some appeal and made room for  ‘We Are Broken’ by a group called  This Silent War! A contributing factor might have been this song being featured in the ABC Family drama series ‘The Fosters’! It’s a beautiful peace of music.

This Silent War – We Are Broken

Coinciding with Australia Day, the second highest entry this week goes to Taylor Henderson and a smash hit from Oz called ‘Borrow My Heart’

Initially I thought ‘Stand By Me’ by Ben E. King would have had some chart presence over the past 14 years of Enrico’s Hitlist’s existence. However it turns out it never made it into the official Top 20, albeit being very popular in general over the past few decades. Did you know that the song has been recorded/covered over 400 times according to Wikipedia?!

And a quick look back –  some people might call it ‘throwback Sunday’ – to this week eleven years ago! That’s right folks, Grease managed to sneak into the Top 20 on the 20th of January 2003 with ‘You’re The One That I Want’. Not only did this song entered the charts, it also debuted at Number 1! Enjoy this fabulous song and this weeks charts!

Week 4 (20/01/14-26/01/14)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 NEW This Silent War We Are Broken 1
2 1 Paul Evans Hello, This Is Joanie 2
3 NEW Taylor Henderson Borrow My Heart 1
4 2 Animalympics Z.O.O. 3
5 3 Mika Emily 4
6 NEW The Beautiful South Old Red Eyes Is Back 1
7 NEW Connie Britton & Will Chase Ball & Chain 1
8 5 Aubrey Peeples Gonna Get Even 15
9 4 Mika Lola 3
10 8 Sam Bailey How Will I Know 9
11 NEW American Authors Best Day Of My Life 1
12 7 Leona Lewis One More Sleep 9
13 9 Sam Bailey Skyscraper 6
14 NEW Tegan & Sara How Come You Don’t Want Me 1
15 10 Little Mix Move 9
16 11 Sam Palladio & Jonathan Jackson Be My Girl 6
17 13 Elyar Fox Do It All Over Again 2
18 17 One Direction I Would 3
19 NEW Ben E. King Stand By Me 1
20 NEW One Republic Something I Need 1