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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.

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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

 

 

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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

2000 (Week No. 44)

Enrico’s Hitlist Week 44 (28/10/2013-03/11/2013)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 1 Aubrey Peeples Gonna Get Even 3
2 NEW Hayden Panettiere Trouble Is 1
3 NEW Sleeping Beauty Magical House Cleaning Blue Or Pink 1
4 NEW James Blunt Bones 1
5 13 Misha B Do You Think Of Me 14
6 2 James Blunt Bonfire Heart 2
7 RE-ENTRY Dolly Parton Light Of A Clear Blue Morning 1
8 RE-ENTRY Maiko Hashimoto Say Yes 1
9 4 Luminate Let My Love Open The Door 5
10 3 The Vamps Can We Dance 4
11 6 Robin Thicke The Good Life 7
12 8 Cher I Hope You Find It 3
13 10 Tegan & Sara Closer 7
14 NEW Union J Beautiful Life 1
15 5 Gabrielle Ring Meg 3
16 NEW Tegan & Sara I Couldn’t Be Your Friend 1
17 7 Dolly Parton Shine Like The Sun 2
18 15 Robin Thicke & T.I. & Pharrell Blurred Lines 24
19 18 Jessie J It’s My Party 11
20 12 The Trio Feels Like Home 3

Although Hayden Panettiere hasn’t managed to grab the Number 1 position this week with her new song, she will go down in  History when it comes to Enrico’s Hitlist! ‘Trouble Is’ has entered the charts as the 2000th single since the 1st of January 2001! What an achievement! It also proves that the US TV Hit ‘Nashville’ is certainly going to end 2013 as the show which scored the most Number 1 hits this year, unless Glee can produce something magical within the last remaining weeks. Aubrey Peeples is definitely the tune to listen to at this point since she’s holding on to the top spot for a third week in a row!! Impressive stuff. However I shall present you Hayden’s fabulous new single!

 

By just looking at the next new entry on number 3 surely most of you will think what the hell is that all about, but as previously mentioned Enrico’s Hitlist can be very unpredictable and it sure has always a surprise looming around the corner! This weeks surprise entry goes to a song from the 1959 Disney animated movie Sleeping Beauty! For some odd reason I got drawn into it this past week and I forgot about the whole cleaning scene! It is so funny and the music is just very fitting. A clever classical theme which deserves an entry in Enrico’s Hitlist! What colour would you go for?!

 

The theme song to the Bubblegum Crisis Anime caught my ear again this week, despite being it over six minutes long! There is just something about the Japanese Anime’s and their catchy pop songs. Mind you, this one is definitely more on the rock than the pop side. But listen to it and judge for yourself. Maybe you like it as much as I do! On a last note for this week’s charts you might have noticed that One Republic’s ‘Feel Again’ sadly left the Top 20 after 22 weeks in the charts with 9 of them being ranked at the top!

 

Week No. 43

Enrico’s Hitlist Week 43 (21/10/2013-27/10/2013)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 1 Aubrey Peeples Gonna Get Even 2
2 NEW James Blunt Bonfire Heart 1
3 2 The Vamps Can We Dance 3
4 4 Luminate Let My Love Open The Door 4
5 10 Gabrielle Ring Meg 2
6 5 Robin Thicke The Good Life 6
7 RE-ENTRY Dolly Parton Shine Like The Sun 1
8 11 Cher I Hope You Find It 2
9 3 Glee Seasons Of Love 3
10 9 Tegan & Sara Closer 6
11 6 Glee Let It Be 4
12 7 The Trio Feels Like Home 2
13 12 Misha B Do You Think Of Me 13
14 NEW Dixie Chicks The Long Way Around 1
15 16 Robin Thicke & T.I. & Pharrell Blurred Lines 23
16 RE-ENTRY Kurt Calleja This Is The Night 1
17 19 One Republic Feel Again 22
18 14 Jessie J It’s My Party 10
19 8 Glee Get Back 4
20 18 One Republic I Lived 12

Week 43 of this year has it all by the looks of it! Quite a colourful week, just judging from the ups and downs and re-appearances. Thumbs up of course to Nashville hit ‘Gonna Get Even’ by Aubrey Peeples as she manages to retain the top spot for a second week. She can hold off an attack from James Blunt who is shooting up to Number 2 this week with his debut single in Enrico’s Hitlist: ‘Bonfire Heart’. The song has a bit of similarity feel to Shane Filans ‘Everything To Me’ which was just recently in the Top 20, don’t you think?!

Well I don’t think it’s no longer a secret that I’m a massive Dolly Parton fan. And this week it has transpired that the queen of country music is touring the UK again next year. Fingers crossed my sources are correct. Anyway: ‘Shine Like the Sun’ had the honour of being constantly played on my iPod this past week and Dolly rightfully earned her way back in Enrico’s Top 20 at Number 7. There is just something about Dolly, her gift to write songs and translating most of it into something uplifting which always has the affect to motivate you!

Last but not least a blast from the past! Well not really, because the Dixie Chicks did appear with this song for the first time last year. By just looking at the youTube results and the lack of videos to this song it seems it is a much older song, than it actually is. ‘The Long Way Around’ was only recorded back in 2006, and apparently it was selected the 20th best song of that year by the Rolling Stone Magazine, which does make me wonder why there is no proper video to it. Nevertheless this is about music anyway and not so much about videos!! What a week eh?!

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!