Top 40/2013 – So Far

Rank Points Artist Title Weeks 2012
40 75 Ke$ha C’mon 6
39 75 Carly Rae Jepsen Tonight I’m Getting Over You 4
38 76 Honey Rider Marley’s Chains 11 Pl. 58 (79)
37 78 One Republic I Lived 3
36 80 The Young Romans New Beginnig 4
35 85 Kodaline Love Like This 7
34 88 Jo Dee Messina Heads Carolina, Tails California 8
33 88 Bonnie Tyler Believe In Me 4
32 90 Lucy Spraggan Lighthouse 5
31 92 Paloma Faith Never Tear Us Apart 6
30 95 Neon Genesis Evangelion Opening Theme 7 Pl. 104 (24)
29 105 Roberto Bellarosa Love Kills 12
28 105 One Direction I Would 8 Pl. 19 (171)
27 105 Nicole Scherzinger Boomerang 6
26 110 Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull Live It Up 10
25 119 Nashville Cast Ho Hey 7
24 122 Krista Siegfrids Marry Me 6
23 124 Hayden Panettiere Hypnotizing 7
22 127 Chris Malinchak So Good To Me 8
21 130 Avicii Wake Me Up 7
20 133 Lady Gaga The Edge Of Glory 15 Pl. 1 (1037)
19 136 Misha B Do You Think Of Me 4
18 143 Jo Dee Messina I’m Alright 12
17 143 Emeli Sande Next To Me 8
16 148 Bastille Pompeii 9
15 152 Mika & Ariana Grande Popular Song 5
14 160 Glee Some Nights 5 Pl. 25 (150)
13 170 Carlos Baute Loquitos De Amor 7
12 173 Karmin Brokenhearted 11 Pl. 6 (432)
11 175 Labrinth & Emeli Sande Beneath Your Beautiful 8
10 178 Eva Santa Maria Hombres 12
9 192 Glee Mamma Mia 13
8 209 Hayden Panettiere Telescope 9
7 210 Lindi Ortega The Day You Die 10
6 211 Glee Anything Could happen 11
5 332 ESDM Contigo Hasta El Final 22
4 334 Robin Thicke & T.I. & Pharrell Blurred Lines 14
3 346 Dina Garipova What If 14
2 415 One Republic Feel Again 13
1 427 Icona Pop & Charli XCX I Love It 21

Well there is obviously not much to explain about this Bank Holiday Special! It is showing you the Top 40 of 2013 so far. For those who aren’t up to speed yet – so far means – after 34 weeks! That’s right! It includes the week just gone.

Judging by the numbers – it looks like a tight tussle for Number 1 between Icona Pop and One Republic. I guess we have to wait and see what the next few weeks will have in store. I may also point out that the Glee Cast is having their worst year since introduction in 2010, even though they’re currently occupying 2 spots in the Top 10!

Country music – besides mainstream Pop and Eurovision – is still one of this years favourite music genres with Lindi Ortega & Hayden Panettiere on a pretty strong 7th and 8th position respectively. The last time country had such a big presence was in 2007 & 2008 thanks to the amazing Dolly Parton.

Below will by the Top 3 music videos relating to the above mentioned ranking of Enrico’s Top 40 so far. Enjoy!

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Week No. 15

Enrico’s Hitlist Week 15 (08/04/2013-14/04/2013)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 RE-ENTRY Carlos Baute Loquitos De Amor 1
2 1 Icona Pop & Charli XCX I Love It 3
3 3 ESDM Contigo Hasta El Final 5
4 5 Bastille Pompeii 5
5 4 Eva Santa Maria Hombres 6
6 2 Glee Mamma Mia 4
7 NEW Nashville Cast Ho Hey 1
8 9 Lindi Ortega The Day You Die 8
9 10 Pink & Nate Ruess Just Give Me A Reason 4
10 RE-ENTRY Tina Arena The Flame 1
11 8 Neon Genesis Evangelion Opening Theme 2
12 7 Glee Anything Could Happen 9
13 NEW Dixie Chicks I Can Love You Better 1
14 11 Dolly Parton Straight Talk 3
15 RE-ENTRY Glee Hell To The No 1
16 NEW One Direction They Don’t Know About Us 1
17 12 Jo Dee Messina Heads Carolina, Tail California 8
18 13 Glee Old Time Rock & Roll / Danger Zone 6
19 16 Honey Rider Marley’s Chains 11
20 17 Alison Krauss In The Palm Of Your Hand 2

Even I am still surprised at this week’s new Number 1. It never happened before that a song which has previously been in Enrico’s Hitlist, made a come-back and re-entered at the top position! Venezuelan Carlos Baute enjoyed a week of ‘success’ with ‘Loquitos De Amor’ in October 2011, however only scored 5 points back then! He will certainly make a big jump from current position 1693 in the All Time ranks by ousting Icona Pop & Charli XCX’s single ‘I Love It’ which has fallen to Number 2! It was one of those songs I just couldn’t get out of my head this week! Will be interesting to see how this latin pop tune will do next week!!

Surely you remember me talking about my Olympic Games knowledge a few days ago in my article ‘Different’?! As most of you might have noticed Tina Arena made a surprise comeback – like Carlos Baute did – with her song ‘The Flame’ which was featured at the Sydney Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in 2000! Funny enough as much as liked the song in 2000, it only managed to make an appearance for four weeks back in November 2003. I like how the stadium speakers announce her and could listen to it over and over again!

Other than that ‘Dreams’ – the comeback in last weeks Top 20 – by the Cranberries already dropped out again, as did Emeli Sande’s ‘Next To Me’ whilst other songs such as ‘In The Palm Of Your Hand’ by Alison Krauss & ‘Marley’s Chain’s’ by Honey Rider managed to hang on for another week.

The third comeback of the week I’d like to share with you is from the Glee Cast. ‘Hell To The Know’ enters again at position 15 whilst ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Anything Could Happen’ & ‘Old Time Rock & Roll / Danger Zone’ only knew one direction this week: down which leads me to a new entry by British teen sensation band One Direction who are celebrating a new entry with ‘They Don’t Know About Us’ at Number 16. ‘Hell To The No’ is a so called original song and was not – like most of the songs in this hit US TV-show – a cover. It went on to become their 3rd best single after being a massive hit in the Top 20 in 2011!  Six weeks Number 1, 29 weeks in Enrico’s Hitlist and 619 total points just shows you how much I enjoy this awesome pop tune!! And I’m pretty certain, that once you have listened to the song you all gonna sing along and say hell to the no – hands down!

Week No. 14

Enrico’s Hitlist Week 14 (01/04/2013-07/04/2013)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 1 Icona Pop & Charli XCX I Love It 2
2 2 Glee Mamma Mia 3
3 3 ESDM Contigo Hasta El Final 4
4 5 Eva Santa Maria Hombres 5
5 4 Bastille Pompeii 4
6 RE-ENTRY The Cranberries Dreams 1
7 7 Glee Anything Could Happen 8
8 RE-ENTRY Neon Genesis Evangelion Opening Theme 1
9 6 Lindi Ortega The Day You Die 7
10 11 Pink & Nate Ruess Just Give Me A Reason 3
11 12 Dolly Parton Straight Talk 2
12 8 Jo Dee Messina Heads Carolina, Tail California 7
13 14 Glee Old Time Rock & Roll / Danger Zone 5
14 9 Emeli Sande Next To Me 7
15 10 Dolly Parton John Daniel 3
16 18 Honey Rider Marley’s Chains 10
17 RE-ENTRY Alison Krauss In The Palm Of Your Hand 1
18 RE-ENTRY Twenty 4 Seven Slave To The Music 1
19 15 Celine Dion Prière Paienne 6
20 17 Lady Gaga Fashion Of His Love 6

I am terribly sorry about todays late release of this weeks Top 20! Anyway better late than never though right?! I will try to keep it short this evening and focus more on the various re-apperances in the middle of the field and surely you have already noticed the unchanged top 3 positions which means Icona Pop & Charli XCX successfully defended their Number 1 spot for a second week in a row!

However – the biggest re-entry this week goes to Irish Rock Band The Cranberries and their hit single ‘Dreams’ which originally was released back in 1992. They first appeared in Enrico’s Hitlist back in March 2007, stayed in the Top 20 for 19 weeks in total and collected 189 points, which currently ranks them on All Time Spot 217! Such a wonderful song to listen to!

Another re-introduction into my Top 20 comes from the Japanese Anime hit series Neon Genesis Evangelion with the ‘Opening Theme’! This is just another example of how international Enrico’s Hitlist really is! Not to sound silly, but this is actually a song I could listen to all the time. No wonder that it is ranked as All Time Top 20 and needless to say that it has spent 62 weeks in the charts since it was first seen in March 12 years ago! For those who are interested: this kind of rock tune song has accumulated 723 points so far, obviously the highest for an anime based TV series.

And I do have to post this song, because it gets me into such a good mood and don’t worry, I won’t dwell on about it too much! Last seen in 2005 Dutch Eurodance Band Twenty 4 Seven made a comeback on Position 17 with their smash hit ‘Slave To The Music’ which originally was released in 1993! The song so far has enjoyed 12 weeks of success in Enrico’s Hitlist since it first showed up back in April 2002. At this stage the song is listed at All Time position 241 with 138 points and I will let you go to bed with the question: Aren’t we all slaves to the music?!

Week No. 13

Enrico’s Hitlist Week 13 (25/03/2013-31/03/2013)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 NEW Icona Pop & Charli XCX I Love It 1
2 2 Glee Mamma Mia 2
3 1 ESDM Contigo Hasta El Final 3
4 3 Bastille Pompeii 3
5 4 Eva Santa Maria Hombres 4
6 5 Lindi Ortega The Day You Die 6
7 6 Glee Anything Could Happen 7
8 7 Jo Dee Messina Heads Carolina, Tail California 6
9 8 Emeli Sande Next To Me 6
10 10 Dolly Parton John Daniel 2
11 17 Pink & Nate Ruess Just Give Me A Reason 2
12 RE-ENTRY Dolly Parton Straight Talk 1
13 NEW Jess Penner Paradise 1
14 13 Glee Old Time Rock & Roll / Danger Zone 4
15 16 Celine Dion Prière Paienne 5
16 9 Hayden Panettiere Telescope 9
17 15 Lady Gaga Fashion Of His Love 5
18 18 Honey Rider Marley’s Chains 9
19 11 Ryan Dolan Only Love Survives 4
20 19 Tara Holloway The Bottom 2

Even I did not see that one coming! For most of the week it looked like the Glee Cast can celebrate their 13th Number 1 in Enrico’s Hitlist with the how I find amazing ‘Mamma Mia’ cover! But in a last minute introduction – thanks to one of my friends from New York – Icona Pop & Charli XCX stormed to fame by becoming my 285th smash hit with their single ‘I Love It’! And obviously I do love it a lot, as I’ve been singing along to this almost trance kind of tune all day long and it kind of kept me going during a very tough swim session tonight too. What a nice Easter surprise! Another Easter surprise this week, were views from three new countries. And at this stage I’d like to take the opportunity to welcome Brazil, the Ukraine and Fiji! I hope everyone is enjoying Enrico’s latest Number 1!!

This years current Number 1 ‘Telescope’ by Nashville star Hayden Panettiere is slowly losing steam and after nine weeks has left the Top 10 by falling 7 ranks down to a disappointing 16th position. Jess Penner however makes a re-appearance with a new entry trying to bring me into ‘Paradise’. Not to whinge again, but this bloody cold weather is clearly driving me nuts! Knocking on the doorstep towards the Top 10 is now ‘Just Give Me A Reason’ performed by Pink & Nate Ruess and climbing six positions up from last weeks 17th spot.

And of course, I do need to mention the queen of country Dolly Parton again. Thats not just because she managed to hold onto her 10th position with last weeks new entry ‘John Daniel’ (I am still having difficulties not to say Jack Daniels!!). She also makes a remarkable re-entry with her ‘Straight Talk’ single from the movie she starred in with the very same title. It was a major hit in the 2007 charts and she was last seen back in 2011. Being one of my favourite movies of all time I kind of forced my flatmate to watch it with me this Easter. Unfortunately he didn’t like it very much. Nevertheless the music made even him getting into a dancing mood … And on that note enjoy the video and Happy Easter!!!

Week No. 12

Enrico’s Hitlist Week 12 (18/03/2013-24/03/2013)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 1 ESDM Contigo Hasta El Final 2
2 NEW Glee Mamma Mia 1
3 12 Bastille Pompeii 2
4 4 Eva Santa Maria Hombres 3
5 2 Lindi Ortega The Day You Die 5
6 3 Glee Anything Could Happen 6
7 7 Jo Dee Messina Heads Carolina, Tail California 5
8 8 Emeli Sande Next To Me 5
9 6 Hayden Panettiere Telescope 8
10 NEW Dolly Parton John Daniel 1
11 5 Ryan Dolan Only Love Survives 3
12 9 Dallas Dallas Opening Theme 2
13 11 Glee Old Time Rock & Roll / Danger Zone 3
14 10 ByeAlex Kedvesem 3
15 16 Lady Gaga Fashion Of His Love 4
16 13 Celine Dion Prière Paienne 4
17 NEW Pink & Nate Ruess Just Give Me A Reason 1
18 16 Honey Rider Marley’s Chains 8
19 NEW Tara Holloway The Bottom 1
20 18 Paloma Faith Never Tear Us Apart 6

Good evening to the official release of Enrico’s Hitlist! 12 weeks into 2013 already – can you believe it? And Easter is just around the corner as well!

ESDM can hold onto the top spot for a second week in a row with their Eurovision song for Spain ‘Contigo Hasta El Final’. Otherwise quite a few other new developments this week and I guess I should start with the highest New Entry on Number 2. I do find it extremely hard to resist a song which has been covered reasonably well. A lot of people quite possibly disagree when it comes to the Glee covers, but who are they? That won’t affect my taste of music, and it shouldn’t anyway, right?! The Glee Cast version of ‘Mamma Mia’ certainly had a marvellous impact on the ABBA video which I would like to share with you tonight. Just have a look at the comments on this YouTube link. It still amazes me, how unique the sound still is. It surely is a timeless tune, given it’s original release back in 1975! The fashion in this video still makes me giggle and I am confident that most of you who are watching the video will definitely be singing along!!

You probably have another of those ‘OMG’ moments right now, like you did last week having spotted the Re-Entry of the ‘Dallas Opening Theme’. And yes, the grand dame of country music is back in the charts! Dolly Parton enters on Number 10 with her calm song about a guy called ‘John Daniel’. Initially I kept singing along with another familiar name: Jack Daniels (like the Whiskey). Ah well even I am not flawless. And to be fair it is very easy to sing along not using the right name! Most of my friends do know that I am a huge fan of Dolly – I even went to see her live in concert two years ago at the NEC Arena in Birmingham – and there shall be a few (interesting!) facts coming up later on this year – so stay tuned!

Notable drop outs this week are ‘Marry Me’ by Finland’s ESC representative Krista Sigfrieds and longterm chartsitter (30 consecutive weeks!) ‘Brokenhearted’ by Karmin!

The biggest gain however this week goes to ‘Pompeii’ by London based band Bastille. 9 positions up in its second week after debuting on rank 12 seven days ago. A very interesting sound and what I think is a pretty cool video, which has been filmed in Los Angeles/California. As previously announced there will be an extra update tomorrow evening with the biggest Top 10 hits of 2013 so far after the first three months and I hope you are as excited as I am to see it! Until then I hope you have a lovely evening and a great start into the new week!

Week No. 11

Enrico’s Hitlist Week 11 (11/03/2013-17/03/2013)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 NEW ESDM Contigo Hasta El Final 1
2 1 Lindi Ortega The Day You Die 4
3 2 Glee Anything Could Happen 5
4 13 Eva Santa Maria Hombres 2
5 8 Ryan Dolan Only Love Survives 2
6 3 Hayden Panettiere Telescope 7
7 5 Jo Dee Messina Heads Carolina, Tail California 4
8 4 Emeli Sande Next To Me 4
9 RE-ENTRY Dallas Dallas Opening Theme 1
10 9 ByeAlex Kedvesem 2
11 11 Glee Old Time Rock & Roll / Danger Zone 2
12 NEW Bastille Pompeii 1
13 15 Celine Dion Prière Paienne 3
14 12 Krista Siegfrids Marry Me 6
15 16 Honey Rider Marley’s Chains 7
16 18 Lady Gaga Fashion Of His Love 3
17 17 Karmin Brokenhearted 30
18 6 Paloma Faith Never Tear Us Apart 5
19 10 Nicole Scherzinger Boomerang 6
20 RE-ENTRY Kate Yanai Summer Dreamin’ 1

Week 11 and oh my god, where to start?! I guess with a new Number 1. It is a first for a Eurovision Song coming from Spain. ESDM is going to represent this southern European country with ‘Contigo Hasta El Final’. I am wondering how well this song is going to perform in Malmo on the 18th of May, as Spain is one of the big 5 countries which will definitely be in the Final, and obviously – being this weeks highest entry – I do think it will do very well. I wasn’t convinced in the beginning as it sounded pretty much folklore, kind of Irish really, but as the song is progressing it is just impossible to stop listening. I’d say give it a go!

Isn’t it ironic, coincidental even, that last week Irelands representative Ryan Dolan entered Enrico’s Hitlist with his song ‘Only Love Surives’, given that it is St. Patricks Day today?! I guess to all my Irish friends out there Happy St. Patricks Day and well done on the song from jumping 3 positions up from the 8th rank to number 5 this week!

And I know what everybody is thinking right now: What the hell is the ‘Dallas Opening Theme’ doing in my Top 20 re-entering this week at Number 9?! Well to be honest I am surprised it hasn’t entered any earlier, since the remake of Dallas in 2012 by Warner Bros subsidiary TV channel TNT. Last time seen in 2008 – so far – the iconic theme song created by Jerrold Immel has scored 196 points whilst making its first appearance on the 12th of May 2003. All my friends know that I am a pretty devoted fan of one of the most successful shows in television history. And I do think since Larry Hagmans death I will always be connected somehow to it. Reason being: the actor who created famous villain J.R.Ewing died on the 23rd of November last year which is my Birthday. And to honour his incredible achievements (though I much preferred Bobby Ewing) his funeral took place on TV this week. I would like to share this special opening theme with you, not just because it’s such a memorable song, also because it shows beautiful shots of the city which made Texas more famous than oil: DALLAS. Don’t worry it’s only a minute long. Oh and my header picture shows me in front of South Fork ranch, which I was lucky enough to visit last year in September, making a childhood dream come true.

Before I give out some stats about the re-entry on the 20th place today, last week I totally forgot to mention that ‘Footloose’ by Glee was the 1900th song to enter Enrico’s Hitlist. I also would like to point out – in case you’re making fun of ‘old’ songs entering my charts, that Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Everywhere’ was seen in the UK Top 40 on position Number 15 last week (29th this week in case you’re interested). And that song goes back to 1987!! Just saying.

So my search for summer looks like it is set to continue as the winter weather will just not go away at the moment. Kate Yanai’s ‘Summer Dreamin” is the perfect song to relax, to shut your eyes and it makes you feel like you are in paradise from the very beginning. Funny enough – since the 3rd of September 2001 – it has scored the same amount of points as the ‘Dallas Opening Theme’. However it is ranked on position number 200 as it took ‘slightly’ longer (23 weeks compared to 14 weeks to be precise) to equal the score of 196 points! I guess last time I was cold and needed a nice summer tune was in 2010 as this was when the commercial tune to Barcadi was last seen in my charts. Phew and after all this excitement in this weeks Top 20 I better chill to this song with a nice glass of wine, ice cream and strawberries. Bliss!

Week No. 10

Enrico’s Hitlist Week 10 (04/03/2013-10/03/2013)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 1 Lindi Ortega The Day You Die 3
2 2 Glee Anything Could Happen 4
3 4 Hayden Panettiere Telescope 6
4 3 Emeli Sande Next To Me 3
5 19 Jo Dee Messina Heads Carolina, Tail California 3
6 6 Paloma Faith Never Tear Us Apart 4
7 10 Wang Chung Dance Hall Days 2
8 NEW Ryan Dolan Only Love Survives 1
9 NEW ByeAlex Kedvesem 1
10 5 Nicole Scherzinger Boomerang 5
11 NEW Glee Old Time Rock & Roll / Danger Zone 1
12 7 Krista Siegfrids Marry Me 5
13 NEW Eva Santa Maria Hombres 1
14 NEW Glee Footloose 1
15 11 Celine Dion Prière Paienne 2
16 9 Honey Rider Marley’s Chains 6
17 12 Karmin Brokenhearted 29
18 15 Lady Gaga Fashion Of His Love 2
19 8 Sam Gray This Girl 5
20 17 Ke$ha C’mon 6

Whilst you are all staring at the latest Top 20 of Enrico’s Hitlist I am currently listening to a very cool remix of Boney M’s ‘Rivers Of Babylon’ which was only a minor hit being currently ranked 405th in the All Time charts with 106 points since its first entry back in May 2001. Not sure why I am even telling you this, but I kind of felt like sharing this piece of information.

Back to this weeks charts. You might notice a few new entries. And yes the highest ones are relating to this years Eurovision Song Contest. Ryan Dolan is going to represent the Republic of Ireland with ‘Only Love Survives’ and is this weeks highest debut at position Number 8. I still can’t believe that I am highly likely to miss this years final (to be staged on the 18th of May in Malmo) since I will be New York bound that day. Pretty good song with decent potential to at least reach the final & it is a pretty cool video (which kind of is a bit like David Guetta style).

My charts have also been known for being very ‘international’ and I am pretty much open to all sorts of languages. You might remember an Icelandic song being in the Top 20 a couple of weeks ago?! However, this weeks ‘foreign language price’ goes to Hungary’s Eurovision Entry which entered at Number 9. ‘Kedvesem’ performed by ByeAlex might be as successful as Kati Wolf’s ‘What About My Dreams’ back in 2011 and reach this years final! We shall know more in May.

Other than that you probably have noticed some major movements, like Sam Gray being the biggest free faller with ‘This Girl’ down 11 ranks from 8 to Number 19 or Jo Dee Messina’s massive climb of 14 ranks from 19 up to the 5th position with her country tune ‘Heads Carolina, Tail California’. I am afraid country pop seems to be the leading theme so far this year! But do not fret we’ve only reached March and a lot of things – I am sure about that – will change until Week 52. Feel free to comment about this week’s highest entries or any other songs you like.