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


Week No. 42

Enrico’s Hitlist Week 42 (14/10/2013-20/10/2013)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 NEW Aubrey Peeples Gonna Get Even 1
2 20 The Vamps Can We Dance 2
3 1 Glee Seasons Of Love 2
4 2 Luminate Let My Love Open The Door 3
5 3 Robin Thicke The Good Life 5
6 4 Glee Let It Be 3
7 NEW The Trio Feels Like Home 1
8 5 Glee Get Back 3
9 6 Tegan & Sara Closer 5
10 RE-ENTRY Gabrielle Ring Meg 1
11 NEW Cher I Hope You Find It 1
12 8 Misha B Do You Think Of Me 12
13 10 Demi Lovato Skyscraper 3
14 9 Jessie J It’s My Party 9
15 11 Glee I’ll Stand By You 2
16 17 Robin Thicke & T.I. & Pharrell Blurred Lines 22
17 12 Katy Perry Roar 8
18 15 One Republic I Lived 11
19 16 One Republic Feel Again 21
20 7 Hayden Panettiere Love Like Mine 2

It has been six whole weeks since my last official release! I had to take a ‘little’ break from publishing Enrico’s Hitlist! But the wait is over and it’s back!! Yes I am skipping to the current Week 42, but do not fret, the recent weeks will be published over the next days to catch up on events you missed out, such as the return of music from Glee, Nashville & other songs related to TV-Shows. At this point I would like to give a massive thank you to my loyal fans who without this website would not be possible.

Moving on to this week’s Top 20, which is seeing a brand New Number 1 in the top spot! Aubrey Peeples appeared on Nashville with this very catchy pop tune a few weeks ago and by the way it’s currently going it could be a song dominating Enrico’s Hitlist until the end of the year! ‘Gonna Get Even’ is a perfect example for one of the major Genre’s in this years charts, called Country-Pop! Enjoy the song!

Barely making it into the charts in the previous week ‘Can We Dance’ was suddenly all around this week and it is no wonder that it climbed 18 positions up to Number 2 just behind Aubrey! I am not even sure where this group suddenly appeared from and how I heard about it, but it sure had an impact in Enrico’s Hitlist like it had in the UK Top 40!

After two years ‘Ring Meg’ is re-emerging into Enrico’s Top 20. Gabrielle, who was first seen in the charts back in August 2011 manages to occupy rank 10 just in front of an X-Factor related comeback by Cher with ‘I Hope You Find It’ on the 11th spot respectively. Top comment for this one on youTube:  ‘Actually, Call Me Maybe is the American version of Ring Meg’. I guess judge for yourself and let me know your thoughts!

Top 40/2013 – So Far

Rank Points Artist Title Weeks 2012
40 75 Ke$ha C’mon 6
39 75 Carly Rae Jepsen Tonight I’m Getting Over You 4
38 76 Honey Rider Marley’s Chains 11 Pl. 58 (79)
37 78 One Republic I Lived 3
36 80 The Young Romans New Beginnig 4
35 85 Kodaline Love Like This 7
34 88 Jo Dee Messina Heads Carolina, Tails California 8
33 88 Bonnie Tyler Believe In Me 4
32 90 Lucy Spraggan Lighthouse 5
31 92 Paloma Faith Never Tear Us Apart 6
30 95 Neon Genesis Evangelion Opening Theme 7 Pl. 104 (24)
29 105 Roberto Bellarosa Love Kills 12
28 105 One Direction I Would 8 Pl. 19 (171)
27 105 Nicole Scherzinger Boomerang 6
26 110 Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull Live It Up 10
25 119 Nashville Cast Ho Hey 7
24 122 Krista Siegfrids Marry Me 6
23 124 Hayden Panettiere Hypnotizing 7
22 127 Chris Malinchak So Good To Me 8
21 130 Avicii Wake Me Up 7
20 133 Lady Gaga The Edge Of Glory 15 Pl. 1 (1037)
19 136 Misha B Do You Think Of Me 4
18 143 Jo Dee Messina I’m Alright 12
17 143 Emeli Sande Next To Me 8
16 148 Bastille Pompeii 9
15 152 Mika & Ariana Grande Popular Song 5
14 160 Glee Some Nights 5 Pl. 25 (150)
13 170 Carlos Baute Loquitos De Amor 7
12 173 Karmin Brokenhearted 11 Pl. 6 (432)
11 175 Labrinth & Emeli Sande Beneath Your Beautiful 8
10 178 Eva Santa Maria Hombres 12
9 192 Glee Mamma Mia 13
8 209 Hayden Panettiere Telescope 9
7 210 Lindi Ortega The Day You Die 10
6 211 Glee Anything Could happen 11
5 332 ESDM Contigo Hasta El Final 22
4 334 Robin Thicke & T.I. & Pharrell Blurred Lines 14
3 346 Dina Garipova What If 14
2 415 One Republic Feel Again 13
1 427 Icona Pop & Charli XCX I Love It 21

Well there is obviously not much to explain about this Bank Holiday Special! It is showing you the Top 40 of 2013 so far. For those who aren’t up to speed yet – so far means – after 34 weeks! That’s right! It includes the week just gone.

Judging by the numbers – it looks like a tight tussle for Number 1 between Icona Pop and One Republic. I guess we have to wait and see what the next few weeks will have in store. I may also point out that the Glee Cast is having their worst year since introduction in 2010, even though they’re currently occupying 2 spots in the Top 10!

Country music – besides mainstream Pop and Eurovision – is still one of this years favourite music genres with Lindi Ortega & Hayden Panettiere on a pretty strong 7th and 8th position respectively. The last time country had such a big presence was in 2007 & 2008 thanks to the amazing Dolly Parton.

Below will by the Top 3 music videos relating to the above mentioned ranking of Enrico’s Top 40 so far. Enjoy!

Week No. 21

Enrico’s Hitlist Week 21 (20/05/2013-26/05/2013)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 1 Dina Garipova What If 2
2 NEW Clare Bowen Looking For A Place To Shine 1
3 NEW Robin Thicke & T.I. & Pharrell Blurred Lines 1
4 2 Hayden Panettiere Hypnotizing 3
5 4 Roberto Bellarosa Love Kills 2
6 6 Icona Pop & Charli XCX I Love It 9
7 NEW Beyonce Schoolin Life 1
8 3 ESDM Contigo Hasta El Final 11
9 7 Jo Dee Messina  I’m Alright 4
10 5 Moje 3 Ljubav Je Svuda 2
11 RE-ENTRY One Direction What Makes You Beautiful 1
12 12 Zlata Ognevich Gravity 2
13 14 Gianluca Bezzina Tomorrow 2
14 RE-ENTRY Nashville Cast Ho Hey 1
15 RE-ENTRY Lady Gaga The Edge Of Glory 1
16 10 Paramore Still Into You 4
17 17 Martin Solveig & Dragonette Hello 4
18 8 Carlos Baute Loquitos De Amor 7
19 11 Carly Rae Jepsen Tonight I’m Getting Over You 4
20 13 Eva Santa Maria Hombres 12

Hey there! I know I’m a day late (more or less) but what can I say? I am still on holiday indulging the US west coast – currently in San Francisco enjoying some wine and an amazing city! However I am taking this brief moment to present you the latest top 20 of Enrico’s Hitlist!

As you can see, Russian Eurovision Entry Dina Garipova remains solid on Number 1 for a second week in a row, and Eurovision is still dominant in this weeks charts. However Rank 2 and 3 sees two new entries maybe fighting for the top position next week?! Who knows! Robin Thicke with ‘Blurred Lines’ was actually a very last minute entry so his chances are good. That’s all I’m saying right now!


And after a day trip to Napa Valley yesterday with a group of 12, the following re-entry by UK boy group sensation One Direction made a re-entry on rank 11 this week! I just realised that this video has been watched on YouTube over 380 million times! Incredible and it sure was a memorable day out as well!!! It is a quite catchy song to sing along to! See you next week. It might be a day late again, as it all depends on my travelling schedule back to London from this wonderful vacation I’m thoroughly enjoying! Pictures to follow!

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. 19

Enrico’s Hitlist Week 19 (06/05/2013-12/05/2013)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 NEW Hayden Panettiere Hypnotizing 1
2 2 Jo Dee Messina I’m Alright 2
3 1 Carly Rae Jepsen Tonight I’m Getting Over You 2
4 3 Icona Pop & Charli XCX I Love It 7
5 4 Carlos Baute Loquitos De Amor 5
6 9 ESDM Contigo Hasta El Final 9
7 NEW James Morrison I Won’t Let You Go 1
8 6 Nashville Cast Ho Hey 5
9 13 Paramore Still Into You 2
10 10 Robin Stjernberg You 4
11 14 Eva Santa Maria Hombres 10
12 RE-ENTRY Sophie B. Hawkins As I Lay Me Down 1
13 17 Martin Solveig & Dragonette Hello 2
14 5 Bonnie Tyler Believe In Me 4
15 15 Dolly Parton Straight Talk 7
16 RE-ENTRY Lady Gaga The Edge Of Glory 1
17 8 Glee Mamma Mia 8
18 RE-ENTRY Fun. Out On The Town 1
19 12 Bastille Pompeii 9
20 7 Shakespear’s Sister Was It Something I Said 2

Well, what can I say?! Yes I know it’s late (again) but hey ho (or should I say ‘Ho Hey’?!) there is a new Number 1 in the house! And it’s the second number 1 Hit for Nashville Star Hayden Panettiere with her latest single ‘Hypnotizing’ which is featured in the amazing US TV show ‘Nashville’! A very captivating tune which caught my attention a while ago and finally it is out there!! I’ve tried to just insert a media file so you could listen to the song, however my technical abilities are limited this late at night so I gave up (for now!) and you have to stare at the gorgeous Hayden Panettiere whilst hopefully enjoying the latest Number 1 in Enrico’s Hitlist, as it is kind of hypnotizing!

Another noteworthy new appearance happens to be from James Morrison with ‘I Won’t Let You Go’ which makes a debut at Number 7! I don’t know how I missed this song when it was released like two years ago. Ah well, better late then never right?! OK I admit it, I came across this beautiful song last night watching ‘The Voice’ and of course I had to get the original version!! You see, Enrico’s Hitlist is always up for surprises and like on this weeks charts open for very late entries!!!

Another video I’d like to share this week is referring to a re-entry on position 12 this week. 4 years ago ‘As I Lay Me Down’ by Sophie B. Hawkins was last seen in Enrico’s Hitlist! This song helped me this week staying calm and going through my studies (which I’m sweating over right now, because my first exam is less than a month away). It is possibly my going to sleep song this evening! Very fitting lyrics eh?!

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!