GleeGoodbye

It is late I’m afraid and I need to cut things short, though I might do a mid-week tribute about Glee, which over the last six years (can you believe it?!) has had quite an impact in my charts. So it is no surprise that after the series finale ‘I Lived’ has stormed to Number two, almost taking  down ‘Hello Hi’ by Dolly Style!

Glee will always remain special to me, as it – in my opinion – always managed to make ‘old school songs’ popular again or at least get people talking about them. Best example obviously is ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ by Journey which surprisingly enough never did that well in my charts. Nonetheless other songs did and just this week shows the producers and writers did incredibly well, despite the show’s decline since season 3! Glee will definitely be missed and I will pay tribute at some point. So this is it #GleeGoodbye!

Week 12 – 16/03-22/03/2015

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

1

Dolly Style Hello Hi

2

2

NEW

Glee I Lived

1

3

NEW

Demi Lovato & Cher Lloyd Really Don’t Care

1

4

2

Jess Glynne Hold My Hand

4

5

6

Eric Saade Sting

2

6

3

Giusy Ferreri Ma Il Cielo è Sempre Più Blu

6

7

NEW

Caro Emerald Tell Me How Long

1

8

5

Caro Emerald No Charge

3

9

4

Sam Hunt House Party

12

10

NEW

Glee Popular

1

11

7

Pink The Truth About Love

2

12

9

Neon Genesis Evangelion Opening Theme

12

13

NEW

Glee Someday We’ll Be Together

1

14

8

Electro Velvet Still In Love With You

3

15

10

Olly Murs & Demi Levato Up

7

16

20

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud (Alex Adair Remix)

12

17

19

Glee All About That Bass

6

18

14

OMI Cheerleader

11

19

11

Avicii The Nights

2

20

15

Scotty McCreery Feelin’ It

12

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Progress

Welcome back and can you believe, that the first month of 2015 has already passed?! I actually can, looking at the progress I have made so far this year and especially looking at ehCharts being now in it’s fifth week!

Quite a few changes (yet again) especially with the new Number 1 by country newcomer Sam Hunt and his amazing ‘House Party’ song! I do hope he will release a few more songs soon matching the catchy style of this tune.

People who know me personally, and people who have been following ehCharts – to whom I am very grateful to – know that I always had a passion for the Glee Cast and the way they covered certain songs. It is therefore no surprise (to me at least) that ‘Hand In My Pocket / I Feel The Earth Move’ has made an overwhelming debut at Number 3 just behind last weeks number one ‘Feelin’ It’ by another country newcomer Scotty McCreery.

This is closely followed by ‘What Are You Waiting For’,  a summer pop anthem in fourth position by the infamous UK girl group The Saturdays who have first emerged onto the scene a couple of years ago with their cover version of ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’.

One more song I would like to introduce this week (scroll down for the video) is the one which is going to represent France at this years Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Austria’s capital Vienna. Not only has Lisa Angell managed to sneak in at a respectable 6th position, she also has kicked her competition from the Netherlands Trijntje Oosterhuis down to the minor ranks. ‘N’Oubliez Pas’ will do well I think!

I wish one of these songs would feature at tonights SuperBowl which is happening in Phoenix/Arizona right now! Maybe one day! Go SeaHawks (yes I am supporting Seattle)!!!

Week 5 – 26/01-01/02/2015

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

2

Sam Hunt House Party

5

2

1

Scotty McCreery Feelin’ It

5

3

NEW

Glee Hand In My Pocket / I Feel The Earth Move

1

4

NEW

The Saturdays What Are You Waiting For

1

5

3

OMI Cheerleader

4

6

NEW

Lisa Angell N’Oubliez Pas

1

7

4

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

4

8

6

G.R.L. Ugly Heart

5

9

NEW

Michael Franti & Spearhead Hey Hey Hey

1

10

7

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud (Alex Adair Remix)

5

11

5

Miami Horror Holidays

3

12

9

Neon Genesis Evangelion Opening Theme

5

13

15

Helene Fischer Atemlos Durch Die Nacht

5

14

13

Maldita Nerea Mira Dentro

5

15

8

Luke Bryan Your Mama Should’ve Named You Whiskey

2

16

19

Sheppard Geronimo

5

17

11

Emmelie De Forest Rainmaker

5

18

12

Trijntje Oosterhuis Walk Along

4

19

14

Sister Act Cast Hail Holy Queen

2

20

15

Jennifer Lopez & French Montana I Luh Ya Papi

4

 

 

Country

Welcome back to Week No. 2 @ehCharts and thanks for ‘tuning’ in!

‘Can You Feel It’ has become a question over the last couple of days in terms of if I can feel the Christmas Spirit of 2014! Honest answer obviously is a big fat NO, but I certainly can feel the charm of this awesome country themed song arranged by Scott McCreery, one of the newcomers in this genre who narrowly overran ‘Geronimo’ by Sheppard now stuck in second place! I know the video is in like karaoke style, but the song is pretty pretty cool – well I think so at least! And he’s the one to look out for, as ‘Feelin It’ is about to set during next week!

 

And the country theme continues with Sam Hunt’s ‘House Party’ climbing up to number 4. Next week could all be between Sam and Scott. Ya never know!

 

Well though I might do Simon Cowell’s ‘X-Factor’ a huge favour today, I still think Fleur East’s performance of ‘Uptown Funk’ was one of the best performances ever. And let’s face it! She was kind of the reason Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson had tu rush release their single topping the UK-Top 40 this week! Therefore she definitely deserves her 6th entry position!

 

Week 2 (08/12-14/12/14)

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

NEW

Scotty McCreery Can You Feel It

1

2

1

Sheppard Geronimo

2

3

2

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud

2

4

6

Sam Hunt House Party

2

5

3

Helene Fischer Atemlos

2

6

NEW

Fleur East Uptown Funk

1

7

14

Meghan Trainor All About That Bass

2

8

7

G.R.L. Ugly Heart

2

9

NEW

Mike Oldfield In Dulci Jubilo

1

10

9

Sam Hunt Raised On It

2

11

4

Cheryl I Don’t Care

2

12

10

Maldita Nerea Mira Dentro

2

13

8

Avicii The Days

2

14

15

This Silent War We Are Broken

2

15

NEW

Glee Christmas Wrapping

1

16

16

Sara Evans & Will Chase Put My Heart Down

2

17

NEW

Olly Murs & Travie McCoy Wrapped Up

1

18

5

Alex Goot & Against The Current Catch My Breath

2

19

NEW

Urban Cookie Collective The Key: The Secret

1

20

NEW

Ru Paul If I Dream

1

I do want to feature one of Enrico’s ALL TIME CLASSICS, as it made a re-appearance on Number 19 this week. It is one of those songs I feel, never got full credit and yet every time you hear it with friends, co-workers etc. literally everyone is singing to it! And on that note I shall you leave with Urban Cookie Collective’s amazing arrangement of ‘The Key: The Secret’!

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

 

Down Memory Lane

Another crazy week has gone by, not just music but also travel wise as you might notice below! Not only do I have a ‘new’ number one, I also travelled across Germany going down memory lane being in my hometown of Senftenberg/Brandenburg, where this whole chart concept began some 13.5 years ago!

This means, that this week I shall go into history based entries than this weeks ‘new’ ones, because it is much more fun I think! Though I would like to point out that it is very rare for a song to jump to the top sport after 8 weeks in the charts! Actually I think this never happened before! However Glee’s U2 cover version of ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’ kind of sums up my feelings I’ve experienced travelling  across the nation I grew up in, having visited cities such as Hanover, Hamburg, Berlin and Munich.

The 4th of May has not produced a great deal of new entries over Enrico’s Hitlist existence, which means I will focus more on a few of the first few titles back in the first week of my charts! And the biggest applause goes to Manchester Pop group Urban Cookie Collective with their most successful hit ‘The Key: The Secret’! With 135 weeks chart presence it is the second longest running hit in the Top 20 and All Time Number 7 having spent 2 weeks at the top spot. In my point of view it is definitely a classic these days and as soon as you’ll watch it you surely you will dance or at least sing to it!

 

Another classic of course is Australians sensation Vanessa Amorosis’ ‘Absolutely Everybody’, the first ever officially mentioned Number One in Enrico’s Hitlist! Simple Lyrics and Simple Melody is all what it takes sometimes to bring the Olympic movement together after one of the most amazing Games ever. Of course I am talking about Sydney 2000! Despite that, you can barely deny that it is an amazingly catchy song and has therefore rightfully spent an incredible 38 weeks in the Top 20 to be currently listed at All Time Number 88!

 

Loona shouldn’t be missed out that year either, especially since Luv became the first Number 1 Hit that year with ‘You’re The Greatest Lover’. Never mind! ‘Latino Lover’ which obviously was a cover version still was a proper summer hit despite being ‘released’ and mentioned in Enrico’s Hitlist on the 1st of January 2001! A respectable 119 points have been collected in its 9 weeks appearance and a pretty memorable song to which I’ll leave you with this memory weekend!

Week 18 (28/04/14 – 04/05/14)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1

18

Glee I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For 8
2

1

Zac Brown Band Day For The Dead 3
3

2

Frozen Cast Fixer Upper 4
4

NEW

Ina Maria Federowski Gegensätze Ziehn Sich An 1
5

4

Natalija Verboten Ma Kje Si Ti 11
6

8

This Silent War We Are Broken 15
7

5

Sugarland Stuck Like Glue 5
8

6

Glee Downtown 5
9

13

Idina Menzel Let It Go 4
10

7

Ruth Lorenzo Dancing In The Rain 11
11

12

Glee Hold On 9
12

10

Rita Ora I Will Never Let You Down 4
13

14

Randy Edelman Rain Ride 2
14

NEW

Alice Per Elisa 1
15

16

Sugarland Something More 5
16

11

Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing (Kygo Remix) 2
17

15

Glee Raise Your Glass 6
18

9

Coldplay Hurts Like Heaven 4
19

3

Chris Young I Can Take It From There 2
20

20

Glee America 8