Surely

‘Crazy Youngsters’ by the Pitch Perfect 2 cast manages to hold tight onto Number 1 for a second week in a row. The Troublemakers also keep their second position from last week to fight off an attempt from Sweden’s newcomer duo Samir & Viktor and their smash hit ‘Success’

Neil Diamond’s ‘Cherry, Cherry’ definitely deserves the award for most surprising entry in this weeks Top 20 with entering at number 6 making it the highest new entry, though it seems almost like it opened a floodgate for ‘new’ songs in the charts such as ‘Word Of Mouth’ by Mike & The Mechanics on number 7 or the the 90’s hit ‘Sweat (Ah La La Long)’ by Inner Circle at number 19.

It surely is a week with a variety of styles and ‘Ain’t Nobody’ by Felix Jaehn & Jasmine Thompson is just another example for the broad taste of mine, though reading the comments on the video there are quite a few pro’s and con’s which I didn’t expect, but I guess everybody can judge for themselves. I also wonder if ‘Jump’ by the Pointer sisters is featured on a few athletes iPod’s after their week at the IAAF athletic world championships in Beijing. Who knows!

Week 35 – 24/08-30/08/2015

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

1

Pitch Perfect 2 Crazy Youngsters

3

2

2

Treblemakers Lollipop

2

3

6

Samir & Viktor Success

10

4

5

Monika Lynké & Vaidas Baumila This Time

15

5

7

Little Mix Black Magic

11

6

NEW

Neil Diamond Cherry, Cherry

1

7

NEW

Mike & The Mechanics Word Of Mouth

1

8

3

Walk The Moon Shut Up And Dance

6

9

13

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

3

10

4

Eric Hutchinson Tell The World

5

11

11

Ella Henderson Pieces

6

12

NEW

Lady Gaga Fashion Of His Love

1

13

8

Jakob Karlberg Fa Van Bra

3

14

17

Dolly Style Hello Hi

25

15

NEW

Felix Jaehn & Jasmine Thompson Ain’t Nobody

1

16

14

Dolly Parton Baby I’m Burnin’

2

17

10

Pitch Perfect 2 We Belong

3

18

NEW

The Pointer Sisters Jump

1

19

NEW

Inner Circle Sweat (Ah La La Long)

1

20

9

Morgan Sulele Bare Min

3

 

 

 

 

 

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Laziness

A lot has happened since my last entry 132 days ago. Yes my dear readers from all over the world it is that long ago!

To be honest I am not even sure why I haven’t posted my weekly top 20. I guess I could blame my own pure laziness which over the past couple of months has overtaken my life in all sorts of aspects such as swim training, consumption of alcohol, gym and obviously not in a good way.

The only part where I haven’t been lazy is actually work which finally got rewarded 1.5 weeks ago with me being recognised within the firm with an award for outstanding customer service! Oh and I have travelled a bit as well and explored new destinations such as Miami, Las Vegas, Philadelphia the states of Tennessee and Kentucky. There will be more inside info to come over the next couple of weeks, with special mention of Dollywood (another childhood dream come true) of course!

But a key event happened two weeks ago which kind of opened my eyes and has changed my perception/view on certain things in life! So I do think I’m back on track and getting back to my old self which FINALLY has resulted in getting my lazy ass in front of the computer and show you the latest chart movements and from now on hopefully with some continuity again!

Before I give you the run down of the latest Top 20 I shall reveal the current standing after 34 weeks so far in 2014.

 

No. 5

Little Mix has entered ehCharts on the 15th of June and ‘Black Magic’ went straight to the top spot where it remained for 5 consecutive weeks. It was one of those Sunday’s were the song was played on TV and it just got stuck in my mind. A catchy perfect pop song which should have been released earlier to be even more successful than it has been.

 

 

No. 4

Do you remember a couple of months ago when I thought that ‘House Party’ by Sam Hunt could potentially become song of the year? Well things change fast in the world of music and even on ehCharts.com as the current 4th position just shows. Let’s see if in the remainder of the year the country newcomer can change this somehow!

 

 

No. 3

Lithuania’s Eurovision Entry suddenly developed to one of the biggest surprise hits of the year! Not only is has it stayed 3 weeks at Number one, but it also has stayed in the Top 20 since the Grand Final back in May and is a hot contender for the song of 2015, because the top 3 currently are very close together point wise and Monika + Vaidas certainly know how to entertain. A shame they didn’t get more recognition on the actual final in Vienna!

 

 

No. 2

A group name with Dolly in it is kind of automatically bound for success! 7 Weeks Number 1 (the longest so far) which would have also been a great Eurovision Entry for Sweden this year (but failed narrowly by literally a couple of votes in their pre-selection to advance further) is granted to ‘Hello Hi’ by Dolly Style. It is fighting for the overall top spot which is still up for grabs and by the looks of it ‘cheesy’ pop music is currently on the rise again. Nonetheless a great catchy pop song!

 

 

No. 1

A song first ‘discovered’ by me way before it became popular in Europe is currently leading ehCharts 2015. It recently has dropped out of the Top 20 but it’s 31 weeks in the charts and two of them being number 1 is giving OMI and ‘Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix) a well deserved lead and as the current Top 20 proves RE-ENTRIES are possible at anytime for any song and artist!

 

Week 34 – 17/08-23/08/2015

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

13

Pitch Perfect 2 Crazy Youngsters

2

2

NEW

Treblemakers Lollipop

1

3

2

Walk The Moon Shut Up And Dance

5

4

1

Eric Hutchinson Tell The World

4

5

3

Monika Lynké & Vaidas Baumila This Time

14

6

6

Samir & Viktor Success

9

7

4

Little Mix Black Magic

10

8

5

Jakob Karlberg Fa Van Bra

2

9

11

Morgan Sulele Bare Min

2

10

14

Pitch Perfect 2 We Belong

2

11

7

Ella Henderson Pieces

5

12

9

Dolly Parton & Queen Latifah Not Enough

3

13

19

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

2

14

RE-ENTRY

Dolly Parton Baby I’m Burnin’

1

15

16

The Young Romans Circles

2

16

10

Emmelie De Forest Rainmaker

13

17

12

Dolly Style Hello Hi

24

18

20

Alvaro Soler El Mismo Sol

2

19

8

HomeTown Where I Belong

2

20

17

Alabama Can’t Keep A Good Man Down

13

 

Pitch Perfect 2 has definitely had a big impact over the past two weeks culminating by climbing to this weeks Number 1 position with the incredible good feel song ‘Crazy Youngsters’ fighting off the Troublemakers (also featured in Pitch Perfect 2) with Lollipop which – a couple of years back – had been a huge success for pop sensation Mika.

 

Sweden is having a blast this year. Special mention goes to Samir & Victor (who also tried to represent their country at this years Eurovision Song Contest)! Their smash hit ‘Success’ remains steady in the charts and is just outside this years Top 10 after currently 9 weeks. A fun tune which will get everyone moving – hands down, not just because they’re good looking – well one of them. And on that note thanks for stopping by!

Jazz

ehCharts did see an influx in Jazz music this week it seems, though Jess Glynne manages to successfully defend her Number 1 position for a second week in a row with ‘Hold My Hand’.

Dutch Pop & Jazz Queen Caro Emerald, more notably known for her smash hit ‘Stuck’ debuts at a respectable Number 2 with ‘No Charge’ and in her wake she lets another Jazz-like song sweep in at rank 6 which happens to represent the United Kingdom in this years Eurovision Song Contest! I guess ‘Still In Love With You’ will widely divide peoples opinions though I think it has pretty good chances in the grand Finale taking place in Vienna on the 23rd of May!

Not sure why, but for some reason ‘I Can’t Go For That/You Make My Dreams’ performed by the Glee Cast caught my attention again this week and sneaks in at Number 5! It is extremely catchy though and the video funny to watch plus it features Idina Menzel, famously known for ‘Let It Go’.

Last but not least I do have to mention one of the most famous Japanese Anime’s. NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, an incredibly well done series 26 episodes long from the 90’s. Their Opening Theme (actually called ‘Zankoku Na Tenshi No These’) sung by Yoko Takahashi is this weeks greatest gainer climbing up 5 positions into the Top 10 in it’s tenth week success!

I know I was bragging on about my six times a week working out last week, but I actually manage to do it seven times this week which I’m very proud about and even more happy to actually already see some results! More to follow!!

Week 10 – 02/03-08/03/2015

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

1

Jess Glynne Hold My Hand

2

2

NEW

Caro Emerald No Charge

1

3

2

Giusy Ferreri Ma Il Cielo è Sempre Più Blu

4

4

3

Sam Hunt House Party

10

5

NEW

Glee Cast I Can’t Go For That / You Make My Dreams

1

6

NEW

Electro Velvet Still In Love With You

1

7

6

Olly Murs & Demi Levato Up

5

8

13

Neon Genesis Evangelion Opening Theme

10

9

5

Monika Lynké & Vaidas Baumila This Time

3

10

8

Cisilia Vi To Datid Nu

4

11

10

OMI Cheerleader

9

12

11

Scotty McCreery Feelin’ It

10

13

17

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

9

14

18

Helene Fischer Atemlos Durch Die Nacht

10

15

15

Anti Social Media The Way You Are

5

16

16

Glee All About That Bass

4

17

NEW

Maraaya Here For You

1

18

20

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud (Alex Adair Remix)

10

19

19

Aubrey Peeples Gonna Get Even

4

20

9

D.A.M.A. Às Vezes

4

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Week No. 20

Enrico’s Hitlist Week 20 (13/05/2013-19/05/2013)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 NEW Dina Garipova What If 1
2 1 Hayden Panettiere Hypnotizing 2
3 6 ESDM Contigo Hasta El Final 10
4 NEW Roberto Bellarosa Love Kills 1
5 NEW Moje 3 Ljubav Je Svuda 1
6 4 Icona Pop & Charli XCX I Love It 8
7 2 Jo Dee Messina  I’m Alright 3
8 5 Carlos Baute Loquitos De Amor 6
9 7 James Morrison I Won’t Let You Go 2
10 9 Paramore Still Into You 3
11 3 Carly Rae Jepsen Tonight I’m Getting Over You 3
12 NEW Zlata Ognevich Gravity 1
13 11 Eva Santa Maria Hombres 11
14 RE-ENTRY Gianluca Bezzina Tomorrow 1
15 10 Robin Stjernberg You 5
16 RE-ENTRY Alyona Lanskaya Solayoh 1
17 13 Martin Solveig & Dragonette Hello 3
18 NEW Birgit Õigemeel Et Uus Saaks Alguse 1
19 RE-ENTRY Emmelie De Forest Only Teardrops 1
20 RE-ENTRY Ryan Dolan Only Love Survives 1

A very warm welcome from New York! Yes you’re reading correctly! My 40th blog entry is coming live from the United States of America! As most of you will notice Eurovision took over this week and even though me being in the big Apple did not stop me from following this massive event! I even found a great pub in Hell’s Kitchen were the final from Malmo in Sweden was broadcasted live! This was actually the second time I watched the Final outside of Europe – the first time being back in 2006 when I was living in Sydney/Australia. It certainly was the most memorable one for me as well.

The only time I experienced so many different nationalities peacefully together celebrating, singing along, clapping etc was last year at the London Olympics! I was totally mesmerised having spoken about the different entries to ladies from Lithuania, Estonia, Belgium, Ireland, Spain, Iceland, Germany, Russia, the Ukraine, the Netherlands etc. Anyway! I better continue my travel and leave you with my favourite Eurovision songs from the past weekend! It is Russia’s first Eurovision Number 1 in case anyone is interested to know! Hopefully I’ll be able to give you an update midweek from my next travel destination – Chicago!