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!

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

 

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

Olympic Games / Eurovision Feel – 2014 – The 6th

This week has been influenced by the 22nd Olympic Winter Games currently taking place in the russian city of Sochi. I am saying that, because after an incredible abstinence of thirteen years, Peter Tchaikowsky manages to re-enter The Top 20 with his ‘Russian Dance’ famously known through the Nutcracker Suite. It is a fabulous piece of music and it was wonderfully used during the Opening Ceremony when an amazing display of fireworks took place after the flame was lid by Russian legends Irina Rodnina and Vladislav Tretiak. This just shows you how diverse Enrico’s Hitlist can be. Regardless of the ‘shortage’ of this song it most certainly deserves a place in this weeks charts.

Back to the 21st century and a more current track, despite the great usage of violin melodies which kind of gives it a classical touch at the very beginning! Having spent another week on top of the UK charts I only got hold of it this week and it has been growing on me, hence why the highest debut this week to Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne with ‘Rather Be’!

Biggest move this week goes to a Netflix related song called ‘Stars’ by Youngblood Hawke, which gained a massive ten places and moves up into the Top 10. A very laid back song which just brings you down to earth somehow if you just close your eyes and listen to it!

Week 6 (03/02/14 – 09/02/14)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 1 This Silent War We Are Broken 3
2 7 Emeli Sande Imagine 2
3 2 Greta Mjöll Samúelsdóttir Eftir Eitt Lag 2
4 6 Aubrey Peeples Gonna Get Even 17
5 3 Paul Evans Hello, This Is Joanie 4
6 9 Mika Emily 6
7 17 Youngblood Hawke Stars 2
8 RE-ENTRY Peter Tchaikowksy Russian Dance 1
9 5 Animalympics Z.O.O. 5
10 11 The Beautiful South Old Red Eyes Is Back 3
11 10 Mika Lola 5
12 NEW Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne Rather Be 1
13 NEW The Hep Stars Sunny Girl 1
14 4 Softengine Something Better 2
15 15 Sam Bailey How Will I Know 11
16 8 Taylor Henderson Borrow My Heart 3
17 RE-ENTRY Firelight Coming Home 1
18 20 Imagine Dragons On Top Of The World 2
19 19 One Direction I Would 5
20 12 The Trio Feels Like Home 2

For once I have been right with a song choice for Eurovision! Not sure if you remember, but a few weeks ago I already had Firelight with ‘Coming Home’ in my charts. Not only did the group re-enter the charts again this week, they were also chosen to represent Malta in Copenhagen later on this year! Not to brag, but I do feel very happy about this little prediction and me being kind of a trend setter!!! I like that it has this country feel to it!

Looking back in in time Enrico’s Hitlist I would like to mention ‘Human’ by the Killers which has been in the Top 20 fifteen weeks in total since it’s first appearance on the 9th of February 2009. It has scored 144 points so far which places them on the all time rank 349, which – out of 2061 songs to date – is a pretty good achievement.

2014 – The 5th

I can’t believe it’s already February! Time sure flies and it is another week in Enrico’s Hitlist with a lot of newcomers – well newcomers to me at least I should say. However it is another successful week for This Silent War with their calm and soothing song ‘We Are Broken’.

The Telephone Answering Machine Song or better known as ‘Hello, This Is Joanie’ has to give away another position and has moved into 3rd place this week to make room for the highest debut. ‘Eftir Eitt Lag’ by Greta Mjöll Samúelsdóttir is a potential entry for Iceland at this years Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen. If this get’s through the 12 points from the host nation Denmark are almost certain! I think it’s a very clever arrangement. Let me know your thoughts on this one.

Seems like Eurovision Fever has hit again early this year. Scandinavian nation Finland has chosen their song and ‘Something Better’ by Softengine has at least a good chance to make it to the Final! Albeit being a good song, it didn’t have the effect ‘Marry Me’ had last year when it became Finland’s first song to reach the Number One spot in Enrico’s Hitlist. Well you never know though!

I feel I never give enough credit to the bottom of the charts so I’ve decided to feature the 20th position – also a new entry – in this weeks video presentation! Looks like a lot of groups & artists becoming very creative with their names. Imagine Dragons doesn’t sound very inviting, unlike their song ‘On Top Of The World’ which finally managed to scrape into Enrico’s Hitlist!

Scottish born Emeli Sande had a pretty successful year in 2013 with her hits ‘Next To Me’ and ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’. 2014 goes off with a cracking start and a cover of the legendary song ‘Imagine’ which was used in a BBC documentary about the 2012 London Olympic Games. Rank seven for this beautiful tune which had previously success in Enrico’s Hitlist being covered by the Glee Cast! Simply enjoy

Week 5 (27/01/14-02/02/14)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 1 This Silent War We Are Broken 2
2 NEW Greta Mjöll Samúelsdóttir Eftir Eitt Lag 1
3 2 Paul Evans Hello, This Is Joanie 3
4 NEW Softengine Something Better 1
5 4 Animalympics Z.O.O. 4
6 8 Aubrey Peeples Gonna Get Even 16
7 NEW Emeli Sande Imagine 1
8 3 Taylor Henderson Borrow My Heart 2
9 5 Mika Emily 5
10 9 Mika Lola 4
11 6 The Beautiful South Old Red Eyes Is Back 2
12 RE-ENTRY The Trio Feels Like Home 1
13 7 Connie Britton & Will Chase Ball & Chain 2
14 NEW Emma Marrone La Mia Città 1
15 10 Sam Bailey How Will I Know 10
16 11 American Authors Best Day Of My Life 2
17 NEW Youngblood Hawke Stars 1
18 17 Elyar Fox Do It All Over Again 3
19 18 One Direction I Would 4
20 NEW Imagine Dragons On Top Of The World 1

Week No. 16

Enrico’s Hitlist Week 16 (15/04/2013-21/04/2013)

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

As you can see, the only non-mover this week appears to be able to retain his number 1 position for a second week in a row. Carlos Baute manages – with his comeback single ‘Loquitos De Amor’ – to fight off ‘Hey Ho’ from the Nashville Cast who moved up five positions from last week’s seventh rank.

It is however another week dominated by some Eurovision Song Contest entries such as the highest one being the representative for the United Kingdom in Malmo this year Bonnie Tyler, who’s biggest success in Enrico’s Hitlist so far has been ‘Bitter Blue’. I would rate her Eurovision single ‘Believe In Me’ as a typical Bonnie Tyler song, given the melody, voice, arrangements etc and it grew on me this week which means, the 3rd place is more than justified. Check it out and let me know what you think.

 

Other new Eurovision entries this week are from the host nation Sweden itself in form of Robin Stjernbergs ‘You’ (which has been dominating the Swedish Top 60) and Denmarks Emelie De Forest with ‘Only Teardrops’. Robin wins the fight over Denmark at the moment as he is debuting on position 10 compared to Emelie’s 20th place!

You might also notice that American Grammy-Award singer Nelly made his first appearance in Enrico’s Hitlist with his latest single ‘Hey Porsche’ which is yet another example of the huge diversity in my charts, especially this week. Notable drop outs have been Tina Arena’s ‘The Flame’ which – like Carlos Baute – made a surprise comeback seven days ago and the Dixie Chicks’s country themed single ‘I Can Love You Better’! Funny is that UK X-Factor boy group One Direction manages to replace themselves by entering with ‘C’mon C’mon’ on Position 13 and kicking out their very own ‘They Don’t Know About Us’.

 

I would also like to welcome back Dolly Parton’s second most successful single in Enrico’s Charts: ‘Light Of A Clear Blue Morning’. I had a few friends over last night for dinner and I think I managed to impress them with my cooking skills. Anyway, I made them watch the 1992 comedy movie ‘Straight Talk’ (this helped her single with the very same name climbing up again to number 11 from last weeks 14th position) with Dolly herself! This movie also features ‘Desperate Housewives’ star Teri Hatcher! Long story short: this song is one of the most inspiring songs ever written (FACT!) and it is the tune I’d be listening to before every swim race. If my swim training goes well like it is at the moment, I shall be competing again come July  and you can bet that this tune will be ringing through my headphones! I’ll probably humming to this tomorrow morning on my way to work too!