Besides

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

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Sometimes ‘Spring’ clean outs can be very beneficial and in this case almost be a bit of a miracle! I came across two old laptops of mine, which I totally had forgotten about and believe it or not they do contain some old chart stuff! They contain stats and lists I thought I had lost forever! Okay it is not the entire list from 2001-2014 but a good 8.5 years worth of music memories!!!

This means I will be able to do a bit of a ‘flashback’ today to what was Number 1 Ten(!) years ago! And in a surprise look back it was ‘Same Jeans’ by The View which actually dethroned the almighty Dolly Parton and her smash hit ‘Baby I’m Burning’ that week.

Fast Forward to 2017 and you’ll also find last week’s Number One dethroned. Spain’s Mirela keeps it with the Eurovision family though and I still think ‘Contigo’ should be going to Kiev instead of Manuel Navarro’s ‘Do It For Your Lover’.

This week also see’s the return of Little Mix being the highest entry with ‘Your Love’ since their very successful pop songs ‘Black Magic’ & ‘Shout Out To My Ex’.

It is also interesting to see that only 5 ‘original’ songs from the first week remain in the Top 20! What a week this has been! So happy!

13/02-19/02/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

5

Mirela Spain

2

2

1

Alma Requiem

2

3

4

Saraha Kizunguzungu

7

4

2

Ace Wilder Wild Child

3

5

6

The Gipsy Kings Baila Me

4

6

3

Krista Siegfrids Better On My Own

4

7

NEW

Little Mix Your Love

1

8

8

Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill

6

9

7

Silver Convention Telegram

3

10

9

Elina In Or Out

2

11

12

One Direction I Would

3

12

11

Juice Newton Angel Of The Morning

7

13

14

Jana Kramer Said No One Ever

5

14

NEW

Luminate Heal This Home

1

15

19

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

5

16

15

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

7

17

NEW

Charli XCX & Lil Yachty After The Afterparty

1

18

17

Gladys Knight & The Pips Midnight Train To Georgia

7

19

18

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

7

20

NEW

Sigala & Digital Farm Animals Only One

1

 

No. 1 Ten Years Ago!

Icing

Eurovision is ‘fast’ approaching, which is clearly reflected in this weeks top 20, including a new number 1. So far I would say brace yourself for France, because the song selected is just brilliant. ‘Requiem’ sung by Alma is a very fresh new style and something somehow completely different to other entries I’ve heard and well the french language is the icing on the cake!

This weeks second highest entry belongs to a song which sadly wasn’t selected to represent Spain in Kiev for some unknown reason! Apparently there has been some scandal surrounding this which I need to investigate further, but Mirela’s ‘Contigo’ fell short to be put through! However, to me it has great potential to become a great summer song for 2017, as it instantly makes me feel I am on a beach in Barcelona having fun! Very catchy indeed!

Honestly, the first time I saw the title for a potential Estonian entry I kind of thought ‘Oh of course someone would make a reference to BREXIT’ and ‘In Or Out’ did sound a bit suspicious, wouldn’t you agree?! Though it is another catchy song and another one with a bit of a different approach towards the biggest music show on the planet. And according to some online poll it has a good chance to become indeed Estonia’s choice. Soon we’ll know for sure.

Fun fact about this latest Top 20 is that despite 4 new entries we only see one gainer (can you spot it?) and the rest all lost ground compared to their placing last week!

06/02-12/02/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

NEW

Alma Requiem

1

2

1

Ace Wilder Wild Child

2

3

2

Krista Siegfrids Better On My Own

3

4

3

Saraha Kizunguzungu

6

5

NEW

Mirela Spain

1

6

4

The Gipsy Kings Baila Me

3

7

6

Silver Convention Telegram

2

8

7

Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill

5

9

NEW

Elina In Or Out

1

10

5

Naviband Historyja Majho Zyccia

3

11

9

Juice Newton Angel Of The Morning

6

12

10

One Direction I Would

2

13

NEW

Etzia Up

1

14

8

Jana Kramer Said No One Ever

4

15

12

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

6

16

19

Ruth Lorenzo Renuncio

3

17

13

Gladys Knight & The Pips Midnight Train To Georgia

6

18

14

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

6

19

16

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

4

20

17

Bardo One Step Further

6

 

 

 

Wild

I just had a scary moment with a few of my songs as they were suddenly gone out of my iTunes and nowhere to be seen/found! Luckily I had been recording the last few weeks of my charts so I knew exactly what five songs I had to recover!

If I wouldn’t have found them I probably would have become a ‘Wild Child’, which coincidently has stormed to the top position. It was performed by Ace Wilder at the first round of the Melodifestivalen, which is the Swedish Preselection process to find their Eurovision Entry. Ace Wilder is not unknown and already had hits with ‘Do It’ and ‘Don’t Worry’, but this time she hit the jackpot climbing to Number One!

Another new entry can be seen at Number six and also relates to Eurovision, though this one is dating back to 1977, the year Germany was represented by a group called Silver Convention and guess what: ‘Telegram’ was performed in English and is very very catchy, though perhaps today’s lyrics probably would be replaced by Instagram!

Not really new to Enrico’s Hitlist, but new to this year reset is of course One Direction and their smash hit (well in my point of view) ‘I Would’. It is one of the songs where I’m confident that it would have been very popular if it had been released as a single. I would have 😉

30/01-05/02/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

NEW

Ace Wilder Wild Child

1

2

1

Krista Siegfrids Better On My Own

2

3

2

Saraha Kizunguzungu

5

4

4

The Gipsy Kings Baila Me

2

5

3

Naviband Historyja Majho Zyccia

2

6

NEW

Silver Convention Telegram

1

7

5

Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill

4

8

6

Jana Kramer Said No One Ever

3

9

7

Juice Newton Angel Of The Morning

5

10

NEW

One Direction I Would

1

11

8

Nano Perfect Melody

2

12

14

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

5

13

16

Gladys Knight & The Pips Midnight Train To Georgia

5

14

13

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

5

15

10

Shakira Try Everything

5

16

18

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

3

17

12

Bardo One Step Further

5

18

19

Kurumi Kobato Atakku No. 1

5

19

RE-ENTRY

Ruth Lorenzo Renuncio

2

20

17

Britt Kersten Küsse Im Winterwald

5

 

 

 

For some reason the video to ‘Wild Child’ by Ace Wilder is currently unavailable. As soon as it is up and running I’ll bring it up!

Amazed

I am actually quite amazed with myself about the continuation so far of this website, besides it’s flaws last year! I do have to say this, because usually once I start projects I never seem to be able to follow them through, though my very own take on Music has somehow enabled me to keep going and I raise a glass (a la Pink!) on my 100th update on ehcharts.com.

Giusy Ferreri – who I was told this week has been a former X-Factor contestant in Italy – surely will be happy to retain her top spot for a second week in a row with ‘Ma Il Cielo è Sempre Più Blu’ fighting off yet another Eurovision contestant! Lithuania will be represented in Vienna by Monika Lynké & Vaidas Baumila and their incredibly catchy song ‘This Time’. Not to put any criticism out there, but it does show similarities to Malta’s entry from 2014 called ‘Coming Home’ by Firelight, putting some country twist into it! Regardless I like it and the 2nd position is well deserved!

Almost connected to the Eurovision Contest is Slovenia’s hot new entry at number three this week. Almost because she only came second in the EMA 2010, which acts as Slovenia’s festival to select their entry for the ESC. Nonetheless not only does Nina Pušlar claim a bronze medal with ‘Kdo Misliš, Da Si’, she also sneaks in on the 7th position with ‘Poljub Na Klopci’.

As we know Glee is in it’s final season and though recently I praised the show with the way they cover songs, I do now think the impact they had with their music has weakened and no serious effort is being put into the songs anymore. It is therefore no big surprise that ‘All Out Of Love’ – despite being a fabulous song – only enters at a disappointing 19th position!

Week 8 – 16/02-22/02/2015

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

1

Giusy Ferreri Ma Il Cielo è Sempre Più Blu

2

2

NEW

Monika Lynké & Vaidas Baumila This Time

1

3

NEW

Nina Pušlar Kdo Misliš, Da Si

1

4

2

Olly Murs & Demi Levato Up

3

5

3

Sam Hunt House Party

8

6

5

D.A.M.A. Às Vezes

2

7

NEW

Nina Pušlar Poljub Na Klopci

1

8

4

Cisilia Vi To Datid Nu

2

9

7

OMI Cheerleader

7

10

6

Scotty McCreery Feelin’ It

8

11

8

Anti Social Media The Way You Are

3

12

9

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

7

13

15

Neon Genesis Evangelion Opening Theme

8

14

10

Helene Fischer Atemlos Durch Die Nacht

8

15

14

Aubrey Peeples Gonna Get Even

2

16

11

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud (Alex Adair Remix)

8

17

19

Glee All About That Bass

2

18

13

G.R.L. Ugly Heart

8

19

NEW

Glee All Out Of Love

1

20

18

Sheppard Geronimo

8

 

 

 

The Newsroom

I finally caught up on a US TV-Show called ‘The Newsroom’ and this week I managed to watch a series finale. The reason I am mentioning it is that this weeks highest new entry is ‘That’s How I Got To Memphis’ storming up to the 4th position, which is pretty respectable given it’s ‘old’ nature and being a rather quiet country song. Though it did get a major push because of the HBO Entertainment show mentioned above, which featured a brilliantly Emily Mortimer alongside with Jeff Daniels.

Just realised I got a bit carried away here! As you will also see last weeks new entry ‘Cheerleader’ by OMI stormed to the top spot making it already the 3rd Number One of 2015. This is closely followed by another big gain going to The BBC and their Regions Intro. Looks like this year a lot of songs seem to attract more favouritism once they have been remixed. The Felix Jaehn Remix of Cheerleader is obviously one example which actually sits currently also at Number One in Australia’s Single Charts!

Miami Horror manages to sneak into this weeks Top 10 with ‘Holidays’! Maybe that is a sign for myself to look into booking some days of vacation for 2015 and a hint to go to Florida?!

Week 3 – 12/01-18/01/2015

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

14

OMI Cheerleader

2

2

17

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

2

3

1

Scotty McCreery Feelin’ It

3

4

NEW

Bobby Bare That’s How I Got To Memphis

1

5

2

Trijntje Oosterhuis Walk Along

2

6

4

Sam Hunt House Party

3

7

6

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud (Alex Adair Remix)

3

8

5

G.R.L. Ugly Heart

3

9

NEW

Miami Horror Holidays

1

10

12

Emmelie De Forest Rainmaker

3

11

10

Maldita Nerea Mira Dentro

3

12

3

Ruth Lorenzo Gigantes

2

13

8

Meghan Trainor All About That Bass

3

14

16

Neon Genesis Evangelion Opening Theme

3

15

15

Jennifer Lopez & French Montana I Luh Ya Papi

2

16

NEW

James Bay Hold Back The River

1

17

9

Helene Fischer Atemlos Durch Die Nacht

3

18

11

Sheppard Geronimo

3

19

7

Union J Tonight (We Live Forever)

3

20

19

Scotty McCreery Blue Jean Baby

2

I think it is a pretty brilliant performance by the Newsroom Cast and yet another great tv-moment created by Aaron Sorkin.

 

 

 

2001 / 2002

As promised, I am continuing my flashback today of the previous 308 number 1s of Enrico’s Hitlist.

First one up is a song most people are probably surprised with given my favouritism towards 90’s pop, Eurovision and Country music! Nevertheless it did eventually reach number one back in an eventful Summer 2001.

 

 

Next one up probably as controversial as the first tune above. However no charts would be complete with the incredible Nana Mouskouri. ‘Guten Morgen Sonnenschein’ rose to success during a swimming training camp to wake up the entire team early in the morning. I also guess not many people know that she has sold over 300 million (!) records and is  currently the 2nd most successful female artist of all time

 

 

September 2001 is stuck in most peoples mind due to tragic events taking place in the United States Of America. ‘Only Time’ by Enya has become a signature song on various news channels and it was only a matter of time that it reached the top spot in Enrico’s Hitlist where it remained for two weeks.

 

 

‘Suavemente’ stood for summer, sunshine and party and that was exactly the lifestyle I was living during my 4 months on the sunny island of Fuerteventura (Canary Island/Spain). The first song to keep everyone at bay for 6 continuous weeks despite a shitty video!

 

 

I remember this fabulous song debuted at number one on the 26th of November 2001 and I’m not sure how and Petula Clark’s ‘Downtown’ will remain a classic sing along song forever, well in my charts at least!

 

 

And we are back in the 90’s with a very controversial song that despite it’s simple lyrics reached the charts top spot in the country of pop itself, the UK, well and Enrico’s Hitlist, though only a few years later.

 

 

We have now reached 2002 and after the amazing success of Luv’s ‘You’re The Greatest Lover’ in 2001 their success would continue with another five further number one songs! ‘U.O.Me’ was the only good video I could found. Song of the year eventually would become the groups ‘If You Love Me’.

 

 

The next song brings me back to my time in Cologne/Germany whilst at the army, but not that I was thinking about escaping the city! It was just because I wanted to head back to sunny Spain where I had so much fun.  This song gained popularity in Enrico’s Hitlist as it was constantly played on train journeys homewards bound where I grew up.

 

 

Who knew that this one would climb up to the top spot and cling onto it for an amazing 4 weeks?! I also remember it accumulated 425 points in total. Madonna might have had the original, but the Dutch Eurodance group surely did justice to it with an incredible pop cover version.

 

 

You can always rely on English Pop music and it was no real surprise that Atomic Kitten’s ‘I Want Your Love’ rose to number one and became their most successful hit in Enrico’s Hitlist. The violin elements in the latter part of the song are just fantastic.

 

 

2002 went down as the year of pop themed cover songs as previously Mad’house’s ‘Like A Prayer’ demonstrated and the genius revival of Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Time After Time’ was not only popular in Germany where this group comes from, but also in Enrico’s Hitlist.

 

 

And I’m finishing off tonights flashback with another pop song which lasted six weeks on the top spot and scored over 600 points during it’s appearance in Enrico’s Top 20! And yes it is another very well done cover song of ‘A Little Less Conversation’ by Elvis vs. JXL. I do remember how much I liked and danced along to this video.

 

And here are the songs which didn’t make the cut tonight. Hope you enjoyed this flashback

Name Artist
Joseph Megamix Joseph
Das Finale Tanz Der Vampire
P.A.S.S.I.O.N. Passion Fruit
The Chase (Extended Edit) Rednex
La Nina Los Del Rio
Don Juanita De Carnaval Luv
If You Love Me Luv
I.M.U.R. Luv
Mony, Mony Tommy James & The Shondells
Zahma Zahma Iberostar Ole
A’ama Beachmix 2 Hawaii
Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride Lilo & Stitch