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

 

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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!

First

Sorry for being a day later than usual, but I literally just got back from my first trip abroad of 2017! I had good intentions yesterday when I was preparing to post ‘live’ from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, but I decided not to in the end (maybe I had too much wine!).

Anyway week Number 3 has passed and so has another week of Enrico’s Hitlist or better now known as ehcharts and we have a new number one! Saraha from Sweden who was denied to represent the country at last year’s Eurovision Song Contest pushed her way to the top spot with ‘Kizunguzungu’ leaving the highest new entry ‘Said No One Ever’ by Jana Kramer in her wake. Not sure how many of you remember my pre-robbery time but Saraha’s song does remind me a tiny bit of Norway’s entry from 2011 called ‘Haba Haba’.

Thanks to my recent long-haul flights to the US I was able to pick up a few new songs who featured in movies I was able to watch, such as ‘The Secret Life Of Pets’! Although I wasn’t travelling to New York (I went to St Louis/Missouri) the song somehow stuck with me mainly because of its catchiness.

02/01-08/01/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

2

Saraha Kizunguzungu

3

2

NEW

Jana Kramer Said No One Ever

1

3

1

Juice Newton Angel Of The Morning

3

4

7

Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill

2

5

NEW

Taylor Swift Welcome To New York

1

6

4

Shakira Try Everything

3

7

5

Bardo One Step Further

3

8

17

The Gipsy Kings Medley

3

9

3

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

3

10

8

Britt Kersten Küsse Im Winterwald

3

11

6

Kurumi Kobato Atakku No. 1

3

12

9

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

3

13

12

Gladys Knight & The Pips Midnight Train To Georgia

3

14

NEW

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

1

15

11

Little Mix Black Magic

3

16

10

Produce 101 Pick Me

3

17

14

Eric Church How ‘Bout You

2

18

NEW

Rodney Atkins If You’re Going Through Hell

1

19

13

Little Mix Shout Out To My Ex

3

20

NEW

The Trio Feels Like Home

1

 

 

Can’t Stop

I kind of have to start this weeks article with yet another apology, because it has been such a long time since my last post (again I know!)

BUT a lot has happened since last year to say the least. I won’t bore you with those details today, because a) I need to keep some stories for the future to come and b) it is already pretty late and I do need my ‘beauty’ sleep #joking!

A few things though! This week marks another new beginning of ehCharts – 3rd time lucky  I hope, as I haven’t been consistent enough over the past few months to keep it up I spontaneously decided to re-start again, as much as it hurts!

This weeks headline also coincidently refers to the ‘first’ Number 1 ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ by Justin Timberlake who performed this fine tune at the Eurovision Song Contest final this year in Sweden’s capital Stockholm. Even though I only kept my top 20 sporadically over the past couple of months this song would have been number one quite a few times so it definitely deserves the top position this week. However Shakira’s ‘Try Everything’ from Zootopia is closely followed especially after having discovered an amazing remix to this song. And I actually think this is a close candidate for number one next week, but who knows! We all know anything is possible these days, especially when its comes to my music taste so stay tuned for more to come, because I am definitely back for good!!!

Week 1 2016 > 5SEP-11SEP2016

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

NEW

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

1

2

NEW

Shakira Try Everything

1

3

NEW

Produce 101 Pick Me

1

4

NEW

Little Mix Black Magic

1

5

NEW

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

1

6

NEW

Saraha Kizunguzungu

1

7

NEW

Capital Cities One Minute More

1

8

NEW

Cheryl I Don’t Care

1

9

NEW

The Shires Beats To Your Rhythm

1

10

NEW

Natalija Verboten Ma Kje Si Ti

1

11

NEW

Chvrches & Hayley Williams

Bury It

1

12

NEW

Justin Bieber Love Yourself

1

13

NEW

Deorro & Elvis Crespo Bailar

1

14

NEW

Christine And The Queens Tilted

1

15

NEW

Kungs This Girl

1

16

NEW

The Saturdays Just Can’t Get Enough

1

17

NEW

Bastille Good Grief

1

18

NEW

G.R.L. Ugly Heart

1

19

NEW

Neon Genesis Evangelion Opening Theme

1

20

NEW

Fleetwood Mac Everywhere

1

 

 

Surely

‘Crazy Youngsters’ by the Pitch Perfect 2 cast manages to hold tight onto Number 1 for a second week in a row. The Troublemakers also keep their second position from last week to fight off an attempt from Sweden’s newcomer duo Samir & Viktor and their smash hit ‘Success’

Neil Diamond’s ‘Cherry, Cherry’ definitely deserves the award for most surprising entry in this weeks Top 20 with entering at number 6 making it the highest new entry, though it seems almost like it opened a floodgate for ‘new’ songs in the charts such as ‘Word Of Mouth’ by Mike & The Mechanics on number 7 or the the 90’s hit ‘Sweat (Ah La La Long)’ by Inner Circle at number 19.

It surely is a week with a variety of styles and ‘Ain’t Nobody’ by Felix Jaehn & Jasmine Thompson is just another example for the broad taste of mine, though reading the comments on the video there are quite a few pro’s and con’s which I didn’t expect, but I guess everybody can judge for themselves. I also wonder if ‘Jump’ by the Pointer sisters is featured on a few athletes iPod’s after their week at the IAAF athletic world championships in Beijing. Who knows!

Week 35 – 24/08-30/08/2015

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

1

Pitch Perfect 2 Crazy Youngsters

3

2

2

Treblemakers Lollipop

2

3

6

Samir & Viktor Success

10

4

5

Monika Lynké & Vaidas Baumila This Time

15

5

7

Little Mix Black Magic

11

6

NEW

Neil Diamond Cherry, Cherry

1

7

NEW

Mike & The Mechanics Word Of Mouth

1

8

3

Walk The Moon Shut Up And Dance

6

9

13

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

3

10

4

Eric Hutchinson Tell The World

5

11

11

Ella Henderson Pieces

6

12

NEW

Lady Gaga Fashion Of His Love

1

13

8

Jakob Karlberg Fa Van Bra

3

14

17

Dolly Style Hello Hi

25

15

NEW

Felix Jaehn & Jasmine Thompson Ain’t Nobody

1

16

14

Dolly Parton Baby I’m Burnin’

2

17

10

Pitch Perfect 2 We Belong

3

18

NEW

The Pointer Sisters Jump

1

19

NEW

Inner Circle Sweat (Ah La La Long)

1

20

9

Morgan Sulele Bare Min

3

 

 

 

 

 

Laziness

A lot has happened since my last entry 132 days ago. Yes my dear readers from all over the world it is that long ago!

To be honest I am not even sure why I haven’t posted my weekly top 20. I guess I could blame my own pure laziness which over the past couple of months has overtaken my life in all sorts of aspects such as swim training, consumption of alcohol, gym and obviously not in a good way.

The only part where I haven’t been lazy is actually work which finally got rewarded 1.5 weeks ago with me being recognised within the firm with an award for outstanding customer service! Oh and I have travelled a bit as well and explored new destinations such as Miami, Las Vegas, Philadelphia the states of Tennessee and Kentucky. There will be more inside info to come over the next couple of weeks, with special mention of Dollywood (another childhood dream come true) of course!

But a key event happened two weeks ago which kind of opened my eyes and has changed my perception/view on certain things in life! So I do think I’m back on track and getting back to my old self which FINALLY has resulted in getting my lazy ass in front of the computer and show you the latest chart movements and from now on hopefully with some continuity again!

Before I give you the run down of the latest Top 20 I shall reveal the current standing after 34 weeks so far in 2014.

 

No. 5

Little Mix has entered ehCharts on the 15th of June and ‘Black Magic’ went straight to the top spot where it remained for 5 consecutive weeks. It was one of those Sunday’s were the song was played on TV and it just got stuck in my mind. A catchy perfect pop song which should have been released earlier to be even more successful than it has been.

 

 

No. 4

Do you remember a couple of months ago when I thought that ‘House Party’ by Sam Hunt could potentially become song of the year? Well things change fast in the world of music and even on ehCharts.com as the current 4th position just shows. Let’s see if in the remainder of the year the country newcomer can change this somehow!

 

 

No. 3

Lithuania’s Eurovision Entry suddenly developed to one of the biggest surprise hits of the year! Not only is has it stayed 3 weeks at Number one, but it also has stayed in the Top 20 since the Grand Final back in May and is a hot contender for the song of 2015, because the top 3 currently are very close together point wise and Monika + Vaidas certainly know how to entertain. A shame they didn’t get more recognition on the actual final in Vienna!

 

 

No. 2

A group name with Dolly in it is kind of automatically bound for success! 7 Weeks Number 1 (the longest so far) which would have also been a great Eurovision Entry for Sweden this year (but failed narrowly by literally a couple of votes in their pre-selection to advance further) is granted to ‘Hello Hi’ by Dolly Style. It is fighting for the overall top spot which is still up for grabs and by the looks of it ‘cheesy’ pop music is currently on the rise again. Nonetheless a great catchy pop song!

 

 

No. 1

A song first ‘discovered’ by me way before it became popular in Europe is currently leading ehCharts 2015. It recently has dropped out of the Top 20 but it’s 31 weeks in the charts and two of them being number 1 is giving OMI and ‘Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix) a well deserved lead and as the current Top 20 proves RE-ENTRIES are possible at anytime for any song and artist!

 

Week 34 – 17/08-23/08/2015

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

13

Pitch Perfect 2 Crazy Youngsters

2

2

NEW

Treblemakers Lollipop

1

3

2

Walk The Moon Shut Up And Dance

5

4

1

Eric Hutchinson Tell The World

4

5

3

Monika Lynké & Vaidas Baumila This Time

14

6

6

Samir & Viktor Success

9

7

4

Little Mix Black Magic

10

8

5

Jakob Karlberg Fa Van Bra

2

9

11

Morgan Sulele Bare Min

2

10

14

Pitch Perfect 2 We Belong

2

11

7

Ella Henderson Pieces

5

12

9

Dolly Parton & Queen Latifah Not Enough

3

13

19

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

2

14

RE-ENTRY

Dolly Parton Baby I’m Burnin’

1

15

16

The Young Romans Circles

2

16

10

Emmelie De Forest Rainmaker

13

17

12

Dolly Style Hello Hi

24

18

20

Alvaro Soler El Mismo Sol

2

19

8

HomeTown Where I Belong

2

20

17

Alabama Can’t Keep A Good Man Down

13

 

Pitch Perfect 2 has definitely had a big impact over the past two weeks culminating by climbing to this weeks Number 1 position with the incredible good feel song ‘Crazy Youngsters’ fighting off the Troublemakers (also featured in Pitch Perfect 2) with Lollipop which – a couple of years back – had been a huge success for pop sensation Mika.

 

Sweden is having a blast this year. Special mention goes to Samir & Victor (who also tried to represent their country at this years Eurovision Song Contest)! Their smash hit ‘Success’ remains steady in the charts and is just outside this years Top 10 after currently 9 weeks. A fun tune which will get everyone moving – hands down, not just because they’re good looking – well one of them. And on that note thanks for stopping by!

Including

Of course I need to open this week with the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) including Australia into this years Eurovision Song Contest! A very big move which I thought would stir up a bit more uproar however even the news channels of the world have been playing it down slightly. Nonetheless I am excited about it and hope SBS will select a great entry! If it would have been in 2007 I am sure they would have won with ‘Lights Surrounding You’ by Evermore (You can find this amazing pop ballad further down and do enjoy!).

You will see, that this week has seen quite an ‘international’ development in the Top 20! Foremost a new number one, coming fresh from Italy (and no it is not their entry for Vienna!). Giusy Ferreri’s ‘Ma Il Cielo è Sempre Più Blu’ has literally stormed to Number 1 and easily made Olly Murs & Demi Levatos success from last week with ‘Up’ very short lived indeed as they have to be satisfied with the second place. I might be crazy but I do think Giusy’s song does have a few similarities with Kate Nash’s ‘Do-Wah-Doo’!

I also would like to point to some new discoveries coming from Denmark in form of Cisilia’s ‘Vi To Datid Nu’ and ‘Às Vezes’ by D.A.M.A from Portugal debuting at number 4 and 5 respectively. Other than that it is quite interesting to see Helene Fischer still climbing and actually reaching the Top 10 again! And last but not least Glee is on a cover mission again and ‘All About That Bass’ – a massive hit by Meghan Trainor – sneaks in at Number 19. Now I wonder what next week has to offer!

Before I forget, I would like to thank the new viewers from Yemen, Peru, Croatia, Thailand and India for visiting!

Week 7 – 09/02-15/02/2015

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

NEW

Giusy Ferreri Ma Il Cielo è Sempre Più Blu

1

2

1

Olly Murs & Demi Levato Up

2

3

3

Sam Hunt House Party

7

4

NEW

Cisilia Vi To Datid Nu

1

5

NEW

D.A.M.A Às Vezes

1

6

3

Scotty McCreery Feelin’ It

7

7

6

OMI Cheerleader

6

8

2

Anti Social Media The Way You Are

2

9

9

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

6

10

12

Helene Fischer Atemlos Durch Die Nacht

7

11

15

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud (Alex Adair Remix)

7

12

7

Glee Hand In My Pocket / I Feel The Earth Move

3

13

11

G.R.L. Ugly Heart

7

14

NEW

Aubrey Peeples Gonna Get Even

1

15

16

Neon Genesis Evangelion Opening Theme

7

16

10

The Saturdays What Are You Waiting For

3

17

13

Ellie Goulding Love Me Like You Do

2

18

19

Sheppard Geronimo

7

19

NEW

Glee All About That Bass

1

20

8

Lisa Angell N’Oubliez Pas

3