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

 

Changes

I might change my actual release day of ehCharts to Mondays, but I’m not 100% sure about that. What I’m sure about though is that the past week has had some big changes in the Top 20! I also can’t believe the first month of 2017 is already over!

As Eurovision is starting to get going – with various countries having picked already their song – you will also see some of those entries most likely in Enrico’s Hitlist such as Belarus’ ‘Historyja Majho Zyccia’ storming to an unexpected third position. It’s Belarus second highest entry ever in ehCharts. The record is still held by Alexandra & Konstantin and their catchy pop-folk tune ‘Galileo’.

Also related to Eurovision is the new Number 1 called ‘Better On My Own’ by Krista Siegfrids. Some of you might recall her entry for Finland ‘Marry Me’ which I thought was a great song (despite not doing great in the actual contest). This year she will try to seek success in Swedens infamous Melodifestivalen, but with another song which I’m looking forward to hear. In the meantime she surely appreciates her top spot!

One rarity occurred this week in form of The Gipsy Kings who managed to sneak in at Number 4 with ‘Baila Me’ and in doing so kicking out their very own ‘Medley’ which did well the first three weeks of the year. What a week!

23/01-29/01/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

NEW

Krista Siegfrids Better On My Own

1

2

1

Saraha Kizunguzungu

4

3

NEW

Naviband Historyja Majho Zyccia

1

4

NEW

The Gipsy Kings Baila Me

1

5

4

Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill

3

6

2

Jana Kramer Said No One Ever

2

7

3

Juice Newton Angel Of The Morning

4

8

NEW

Nano Perfect Melody

1

9

NEW

Die Schlümpfe Klipp Klapp (Shut Up)

1

10

6

Shakira Try Everything

4

11

NEW

Girls Aloud The Show

1

12

7

Bardo One Step Further

4

13

9

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

4

14

12

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

4

15

5

Taylor Swift Welcome To New York

2

16

13

Gladys Knight & The Pips Midnight Train To Georgia

4

17

10

Britt Kersten Küsse Im Winterwald

4

18

14

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

2

19

11

Kurumi Kobato Atakku No. 1

4

20

18

Rodney Atkins If You’re Going Through Hell

2

 

 

 

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

 

 

Reset

I have made a decision after the past few weeks me thinking about ehCharts (and not posting again!) and decided -> drumroll please

The main reason for this step is that I have been lacking so much with continuity this year and it has gone so far that by now it doesn’t make sense to just start at the end of October again, since this year chart wise will be a write off year!

This means over the next couple of weeks/months I still be showing you regular updates of Enrico’s Hitlist, but it will not account for much in terms of figures for future statistics as it will not have an impact whatsoever and if it does it will be very minimal.

Thanks to X-Factor ehCharts has a new number one (though no one really knows besides myself who has been occupying the top spot over recent weeks) in form of Little Mix’ latest single ‘Shout Out To My Ex’. It was performed on last weeks live result show and has not just climbed to the top in my charts! It has also gained the top spot in the UK Top 40, which is just more evidence that sometimes (!) I’m up to current trends contrary to popular belief.

Another song I want to highlight is currently ranked on eight position but has been a big Top 3 hit over the summer months, especially since June when I discovered this song on my travel around the world. Produce 101’s smash hit single ‘Pick Me’ is a perfect example of K-Pop which has now infiltrated ehCharts!

‘Love On Me’ by Gallants & Hook N Sling is a very new entry and by the looks of it the fourth place will not be the end for this uplifting dance song which will probably help me with my gym work outs over the weeks to come! And with this uplifting note I shall say good night until next time! Thanks for ‘tuning’ in! Continue reading “Reset”

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

 

 

Strong

Dolly Style still looking strong with ‘Hello Hi’ clinging onto the top spot for the third consecutive week, fighting off a strong ‘Really Don’t Care’ by Demi Lovato & Cher Lloyd, having to settle for silver.

This all happened in a week which saw One Direction losing one of its members, an awful plane crash in the French Alps and me doing 9 workouts in a week, which I call an achievement, as I haven’t worked out this hard since 2012!!

I also feel a bit proud having correctly predicted that ‘Hold My Hand’ by Jess Glynne would be a future hit, as it debuted at Number 1 in the UK charts, though it only is good enough for the 4th place in my charts this week. Sorry Jess! Glee does demonstrate its strengths having two songs in the Top 5, with ‘I Lived’ & ‘Popular’ being ranked 3 and 5 respectively.

World known Country star Garth Brooks is the only new entrant this week with ‘The River’ sneaking in at number 6, which compared to most of the songs at the moment is a rather quiet but yet beautiful composed country-pop ballad.

Week 13 – 23/03-29/03/2015

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

1

Dolly Style Hello Hi

3

2

3

Demi Lovato & Cher Lloyd Really Don’t Care

2

3

2

Glee I Lived

2

4

4

Jess Glynne Hold My Hand

5

5

10

Glee Popular

2

6

NEW

Garth Brooks The River

1

7

11

Pink The Truth About Love

3

8

6

Giusy Ferreri Ma Il Cielo è Sempre Più Blu

7

9

5

Eric Saade Sting

3

10

14

Electro Velvet Still In Love With You

4

11

8

Caro Emerald No Charge

4

12

7

Caro Emerald Tell Me How Long

2

13

9

Sam Hunt House Party

13

14

12

Neon Genesis Evangelion Opening Theme

13

15

15

Olly Murs & Demi Levato Up

8

16

17

Glee All About That Bass

7

17

19

Avicii The Nights

3

18

18

OMI Cheerleader

12

19

16

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud (Alex Adair Remix)

13

20

13

Glee Someday We’ll Be Together

2

 

 

 

This will highly likely be featured in next weeks charts, so stay tuned !

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