Hawaii

Good evening or ‘Aloha’ as they say in Hawaii. I do realise that my last chart update has been about 4 weeks ago, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t happen! Therefore today you’ll get a full all in one overview.

You will notice that on the top position nothing has changed and Sweden’s Wiktoria remains unbeatable for a fifth consecutive week! Quite a stunning feat I might add, which also adds to Sweden’s success in Enrico’s Hitlist so far (more about this in a future post). Unfortunately this young talented lady has not progressed to the Eurovision Song Contest this year, despite being enormously popular with the public! The ‘professional’ jury must have been deaf and blind not to give her higher ratings which ultimately cost her to lose out on Robin Bengtsson’s ‘I Can’t Go On’. Funny enough the Swedish charts seem to reflect my taste on this occasion as Wiktoria is still ranked higher than Robin!

Having re-watched the Swedish selection process called Melodifestivalen again, has also given Ace Wilder’s ‘Wild Child’ a boost as she climbed up to the third position and remains there as solid as a rock only to be beaten by a group which was in my charts about two years ago called Te Vaka. Their upbeat song ‘Logo Te Pate’ debuted two weeks ago thanks to Disney’s magnificent animated movie ‘Moana’. Having watched that movie and also being on a little vacation to America’s paradise has also pushed a few other Hawaiian inspired songs into the Top 20 such as ‘Pakalolo’!

As previously predicted you also notice a german speaking song called ‘Guten Morgen Sonnenschein’ a very upbeat version of Nana Mouskouris’ original which remains in the Top 5 for a 4th week running and by the looks of it it’s going to be in the charts for a while!

06/03-12/03/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

1

Wiktoria As I Lay Me Down

2

2

NEW

Stereoact Guten Morgen Sonnenschein

1

3

4

Ace Wilder Wild Child

6

4

2

Saraha Kizunguzungu

10

5

3

Francesco Gabbani Occidentalis Karma

3

6

NEW

Andy Grammar Honey, I’m Good

1

7

5

Alma Requiem

5

8

NEW

Laura Alaina Road Less Traveled

1

9

6

Rune Rudberg Band Run Run Away

2

10

7

Mirela Contigo

5

11

12

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

10

12

8

Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill

9

13

14

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

10

14

15

One Direction I Would

6

15

11

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

8

16

9

The Gipsy Kings Baila Me

7

17

17

Little Mix Your Love

4

18

10

Krista Siegfrids Better On My Own

7

19

18

Charli XCX & Lil Yachty After The Afterparty

4

20

20

Luminate Heal This Home

4

 

 

13/03-19/03/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

1

Wiktoria As I Lay Me Down

3

2

2

Stereoact Guten Morgen Sonnenschein

2

3

3

Ace Wilder Wild Child

7

4

NEW

西野加奈 Have A Nice Day

1

5

NEW

AKB48 Koisuru Fortune Cookie

1

6

5

Francesco Gabbani Occidentalis Karma

4

7

4

Saraha Kizunguzungu

11

8

NEW

Makaha Sons Of NiIhau Pakalolo

1

9

6

Andy Grammar Honey, I’m Good

2

10

9

Rune Rudberg Band Run Run Away

3

11

7

Alma Requiem

6

12

11

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

11

13

13

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

11

14

10

Mirela Contigo

6

15

14

One Direction I Would

7

16

12

Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill

10

17

8

Laura Alaina Road Less Traveled

2

18

16

The Gipsy Kings Baila Me

8

19

NEW

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud

1

20

NEW

Stella Mwangi Haba Haba

1

 

 

 

20/03-26/03/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

1

Wiktoria As I Lay Me Down

4

2

NEW

Te Vaka Logo Te Pate

1

3

3

Ace Wilder Wild Child

8

4

5

AKB48 Koisuru Fortune Cookie

2

5

2

Stereoact Guten Morgen Sonnenschein

3

6

4

西野加奈 Have A Nice Day

2

7

NEW

Alessia Cara How Far I’ll Go

1

8

6

Francesco Gabbani Occidentalis Karma

5

9

7

Saraha Kizunguzungu

12

10

8

Makaha Sons Of NiIhau Pakalolo

2

11

9

Andy Grammar Honey, I’m Good

3

12

11

Alma Requiem

7

13

12

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

12

14

13

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

12

15

10

Rune Rudberg Band Run Run Away

4

16

16

Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill

11

17

14

Mirela Contigo

7

18

NEW

Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard Gladiator Main Theme

1

19

19

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud

2

20

15

One Direction I Would

8

 

 

27/03-02/04/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

1

Wiktoria As I Lay Me Down

5

2

2

Te Vaka Logo Te Pate

2

3

3

Ace Wilder Wild Child

9

4

NEW

Lady Gaga Million Reasons

1

5

5

Stereoact Guten Morgen Sonnenschein

4

6

10

Makaha Sons Of NiIhau Pakalolo

3

7

4

AKB48 Koisuru Fortune Cookie

3

8

8

Francesco Gabbani Occidentalis Karma

6

9

7

Alessia Cara How Far I’ll Go

2

10

9

Saraha Kizunguzungu

13

11

11

Andy Grammar Honey, I’m Good

4

12

6

西野加奈 Have A Nice Day

3

13

12

Alma Requiem

8

14

13

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

13

15

14

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

13

16

NEW

Dolly Parton Sweet Music Man

1

17

19

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud

3

18

NEW

Russian Choir Kalinka

1

19

17

Mirela Contigo

8

20

16

Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill

12

 

Admit

As predicted a week ago, this week sees Melodifestivalens participant Wiktoria storm to the top spot with her cheerful tune called ‘As I Lay Me Down’. She actually progressed to the Final round in Sweden which will take place on the 11th of March in Stockholm to chose their representative for this years Eurovision Song Contest. And not only I like it, Sweden does to, as Wiktoria entered the Swedish Top 20 this week as well! I must admit it has been a while since ESC songs were so predominant in the Top 20.

Not only did Wiktoria climbed to victory this week, but you can also see Italy’s Francesco Gabbani gain an astonishing 15 places to an impressive 3rd position with ‘Occidentalis Karma’ currently a big front runner to do well in Kiev!

We also have Norway’s country/folk group Rune Rudberg Band entering at a respectable 7th position with ‘Run Run Away’ being another potential candidate to represent their country in the Ukraine!

Next weeks chart update will be actually coming from Hawaii, as I embark on a little vacation to Oahu. Perhaps there will be some Polynesian inspired tunes? Who knows!

27/02-05/03/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

NEW

Wiktoria As I Lay Me Down

1

2

1

Saraha Kizunguzungu

9

3

18

Francesco Gabbani Occidentalis Karma

2

4

4

Ace Wilder Wild Child

5

5

2

Alma Requiem

4

6

NEW

Rune Rudberg Band Run Run Away

1

7

3

Mirela Spain

4

8

5

Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill

8

9

6

The Gipsy Kings Baila Me

6

10

7

Krista Siegfrids Better On My Own

6

11

8

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

7

12

11

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

9

13

9

Alan Walker Alone

2

14

14

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

9

15

13

One Direction I Would

5

16

NEW

BQL Heart Of Gold

1

17

10

Little Mix Your Love

3

18

17

Charli XCX & Lil Yachty After The Afterparty

3

19

19

Sigala & Digital Farm Animals Only One

3

20

20

Luminate Heal This Home

3

 

This song has big potential to enter next weeks charts, and brings me back to 2001 when a well known Nana Mouskouri stormed to success with the original ‘Guten Morgen Sonnenschein’! What a great remix though!

Resurgence

The past week has somehow seen and what I would like to describe as somewhat of a resurgence of a few tunes I thought were on their way down and out of the charts.

Most notably is Saraha’s ‘Kizunguzungu’ which already has been on Top this years. If it continues to be successful like it has been the past 8 weeks then it looks like it is going to be a runaway win for the year end top spot! But more often than not things have changed around last minute so the race is far from over!

Talking about racing: after a bad knee injury and a big cold earlier this year I finally managed to be back in the pool & gym for two weeks now and to also compete again for the first time in a long time. Of course I was pretty nervous about it, but what helped me calm down my nerves was my music and this is the reason why some songs made big gains such as the BBC News Countdown, to me still one of the best ever news singles made!

Last but not least I did start to like Italy’s Eurovision entry for this year performed by Francesco Gabbana who won the San Remo Music Festival and debuts in Enrico’s Hitlist at 18th position. I’m actually shocked the YouTube video already has over 34 million views, which is immense compared to France’s ‘Requiem’ by Alma which fares much better in my charts. Funny how taste differs isn’t it?!

20/02-26/02/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

3

Saraha Kizunguzungu

8

2

2

Alma Requiem

3

3

1

Mirela Spain

3

4

4

Ace Wilder Wild Child

4

5

8

Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill

7

6

5

The Gipsy Kings Baila Me

5

7

6

Krista Siegfrids Better On My Own

5

8

15

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

6

9

NEW

Alan Walker Alone

1

10

7

Little Mix Your Love

2

11

16

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

8

12

NEW

Ruth Lorenzo 1,2,3

1

13

11

One Direction I Would

4

14

19

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

8

15

9

Silver Convention Telegram

4

16

12

Juice Newton Angel Of The Morning

8

17

17

Charli XCX & Lil Yachty After The Afterparty

2

18

NEW

Francesco Gabbani Occidentalis Karma

1

19

20

Sigala & Digital Farm Animals Only One

2

20

14

Luminate Heal This Home

2

 

This song was discovered by myself too late for the current week’s Top 20, but by the looks of it Sweden is going to keep their streak of Number 1 hits thus far as ‘I Lay Me Down’ sung by Wiktoria @ Melodifestivalen is on fire! Such a catchy happy pop song you just can’t stop listening to!

 

 

 

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. 31

Enrico’s Hitlist Week 31 (29/07/2013-04/08/2013)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 NEW Misha B Do You Think Of Me 1
2 2 Mika & Ariana Grande Popular Song 2
3 NEW Mary J. Blige The Living Proof 1
4 1 One Republic Feel Again 10
5 3 Lucy Spraggan Lighthouse 2
6 5 Robin Thicke & T.I. & Pharrell Blurred Lines 11
7 4 Avicii Wake Me Up 4
8 6 Dina Garipova What If 12
9 8 Chris Malinchak So Good To Me 5
10 11 Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull Live It Up 8
11 9 Kodaline Love Like This 5
12 10 Icona Pop & Charli XCX I Love It 19
13 NEW One Direction Best Song Ever 1
14 16 Justin Bieber & Nicki Minaj Beauty And A Beat 3
15 7 Taylor Swift State Of Grace 3
16 NEW Christina Aguilera Let There Be Love 1
17 15 ESDM Contigo Hasta El Final 21
18 13 Olly Murs Dear Darlin’ 5
19 14 Roberto Bellarosa Love Kills 12
20 18 Natalia Kelly Shine 3

It happened! After being dominant for the past nine weeks on top of Enrico’s Hitlist One Republic slips down to rank number 4 with their summer song of the year so far ‘Feel Again’. It’s been replaced by Misha B who has been on the famous UK talent show called ‘The X-Factor’. She certainly has it and she delivered with this fabulous song, which I came across this week. ‘Do You Think Of Me’ is now the 13th number 1 of 2013 and the 291th since records began in 2001!

In second position ‘Popular Song’ remains its’ second place and almost made it onto the top spot. Only almost though! A surprise debut on rank 3 goes to Mary J. Blige and her song to the movie ‘The Help’ which I think is one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time! The novel – which this move is based on – is even better! Very emotional, very gripping, very surprising first entry for the American singer!

And even though last week I thought ‘Best Song Ever’ by One Direction wouldn’t make it into my charts. Well the song grew on me and enters on rank 13 which seems to be the number of the week!

Week No. 30

Enrico’s Hitlist Week 30 (22/07/2013-28/07/2013)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 1 One Republic Feel Again 9
2 NEW Mika & Ariana Grande Popular Song 1
3 NEW Lucy Spraggan Lighthouse 1
4 2 Avicii Wake Me Up 3
5 4 Robin Thicke & T.I. & Pharrell Blurred Lines 10
6 6 Dina Garipova What If 11
7 3 Taylor Swift State Of Grace 2
8 5 Chris Malinchak So Good To Me 4
9 7 Kodaline Love Like This 4
10 8 Icona Pop & Charli XCX I Love It 18
11 11 Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull Live It Up 7
12 RE-ENTRY Emeli Sande Next To Me 1
13 10 Olly Murs Dear Darlin’ 4
14 13 Roberto Bellarosa Love Kills 11
15 12 ESDM Contigo Hasta El Final 20
16 14 Justin Bieber & Nicki Minaj Beauty And A Beat 2
17 9 Andy Shauf You Remind Me 4
18 16 Natalia Kelly Shine 2
19 15 Glee Mamma Mia 5
20 20 Mocedades Eres Tu 4

And another two new songs fail to de-throne ‘Feel Again’ by One Republic who’s been the dominant force in Enrico’s Hitlist for an 9 consecutive weeks! This mens it’s already progressed to a tied 8th position with Kelly Rowland & David Guetta and their smash hit from 2009 ‘When Love Takes Over’ for occupying the number 1 spot!

Colour of the week looks more red (for downfall) rather then blue (for improving). And the ownly two blues this week are fantastic new entries. Highest new entry is Mika & Arianas Grande’s ‘Popular Song’ which was still not popular enough to become the next Number 1 Hit! A very catchy song even with a bit of summer feel to it!

Who doesn’t remember X-Factor and the incredibly talented – I know that’s debatable – Lucy Spraggan? To be honest I almost forgot about her until I came across this song this week. For most of the past seven days it looked like a solid second position but in a last minute entry surprise by the above mentioned ‘Popular Song’ she ‘only’ manages to sneak to Rank 3 with her debut single ‘Lighthouse’ yet another ‘light’ summer feel song!

Week No. 27

Enrico’s Hitlist Week 27 (01/07/2013-07/07/2013)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 1 One Republic Feel Again 6
2 NEW Andy Shauf You Remind Me 1
3 2 Dina Garipova What If 8
4 4 Robin Thicke & T.I. & Pharrell Blurred Lines 7
5 NEW Chris Malinchak So Good To Me 1
6 6 Icona Pop & Charli XCX I Love It 15
7 NEW Kari Kimmel Shooting Star 1
8 NEW Kodaline Love Like This 1
9 8 Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull Live It Up 4
10 NEW Olly Murs Dear Darlin’ 1
11 3 Bryan Adams Here I Am 2
12 5 Best Coast The Only Place 3
13 9 Lady Gaga The Edge Of Glory 7
14 10 Jo Dee Messina  I’m Alright 10
15 12 Mariah Carey & Miguel Beautiful 5
16 15 ESDM Contigo Hasta El Final 17
17 16 Roberto Bellarosa Love Kills 8
18 13 Zlata Ognevich Gravity 8
19 RE-ENTRY Mocedades Eres Tu 1
20 20 Glee Mamma Mia 2

What a week this has been and especially what a glorious weekend ultimately finishing with Andy Murray giving Great Britain an amazing win at Wimbledon! He was the first winner since Fred Perry back in 1936. An incredible tournament to which I got soaked into latest when German Sabine Lisicki stormed to victory over Serena Williams in her 4th round match! I’ve not been this tennis ‘fanatic’ since Steffi Graf won her grand slam match against Martina Hingis back in 1999 at the French Open in Paris!! An amazing final today with a well deserved win for Andy Murray over the Serbian player Novak Djokovic who was probably a bit exhausted from his incredible semi-final match against Argentinian Juan Del Potro!

It was also a glorious sunny and hot weekend over here and One Republic is holding on tight to the Number 1 spot for a sixth consecutive week with ‘Feel Again’ still giving me the ultimate summer feeling of 2013! Quite a few new entries as well in this dramatic week gone, including Andy Shauf and his ‘You Remind Me’ debuting at number 2 and sending Russian Dina Garipova’s ‘What If’ down a place to Number 3!

I would like to however share the second highest entry this week a song called ‘So Good To Me’ by Chris Malinchak. It is a perfect song to chill out, have a glass of wine on the balcony and let your mind just wander around beautiful memories you’ve collected over the past few days. Yep that’s exactly what I’m going to do now! Just listen to it and you will more likely agree with me!

 

Interesting fact about the group Kodaline is that they replaced another minor entry in Enrico’s Hitlist by a new song called ‘Love Like This’ which – at number 8 – is their highest placed position so far! Great song and cool video don’t you think?!