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

 

Admit

As predicted a week ago, this week sees Melodifestivalens participant Wiktoria storm to the top spot with her cheerful tune called ‘As I Lay Me Down’. She actually progressed to the Final round in Sweden which will take place on the 11th of March in Stockholm to chose their representative for this years Eurovision Song Contest. And not only I like it, Sweden does to, as Wiktoria entered the Swedish Top 20 this week as well! I must admit it has been a while since ESC songs were so predominant in the Top 20.

Not only did Wiktoria climbed to victory this week, but you can also see Italy’s Francesco Gabbani gain an astonishing 15 places to an impressive 3rd position with ‘Occidentalis Karma’ currently a big front runner to do well in Kiev!

We also have Norway’s country/folk group Rune Rudberg Band entering at a respectable 7th position with ‘Run Run Away’ being another potential candidate to represent their country in the Ukraine!

Next weeks chart update will be actually coming from Hawaii, as I embark on a little vacation to Oahu. Perhaps there will be some Polynesian inspired tunes? Who knows!

27/02-05/03/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

NEW

Wiktoria As I Lay Me Down

1

2

1

Saraha Kizunguzungu

9

3

18

Francesco Gabbani Occidentalis Karma

2

4

4

Ace Wilder Wild Child

5

5

2

Alma Requiem

4

6

NEW

Rune Rudberg Band Run Run Away

1

7

3

Mirela Spain

4

8

5

Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill

8

9

6

The Gipsy Kings Baila Me

6

10

7

Krista Siegfrids Better On My Own

6

11

8

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

7

12

11

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

9

13

9

Alan Walker Alone

2

14

14

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

9

15

13

One Direction I Would

5

16

NEW

BQL Heart Of Gold

1

17

10

Little Mix Your Love

3

18

17

Charli XCX & Lil Yachty After The Afterparty

3

19

19

Sigala & Digital Farm Animals Only One

3

20

20

Luminate Heal This Home

3

 

This song has big potential to enter next weeks charts, and brings me back to 2001 when a well known Nana Mouskouri stormed to success with the original ‘Guten Morgen Sonnenschein’! What a great remix though!

Resurgence

The past week has somehow seen and what I would like to describe as somewhat of a resurgence of a few tunes I thought were on their way down and out of the charts.

Most notably is Saraha’s ‘Kizunguzungu’ which already has been on Top this years. If it continues to be successful like it has been the past 8 weeks then it looks like it is going to be a runaway win for the year end top spot! But more often than not things have changed around last minute so the race is far from over!

Talking about racing: after a bad knee injury and a big cold earlier this year I finally managed to be back in the pool & gym for two weeks now and to also compete again for the first time in a long time. Of course I was pretty nervous about it, but what helped me calm down my nerves was my music and this is the reason why some songs made big gains such as the BBC News Countdown, to me still one of the best ever news singles made!

Last but not least I did start to like Italy’s Eurovision entry for this year performed by Francesco Gabbana who won the San Remo Music Festival and debuts in Enrico’s Hitlist at 18th position. I’m actually shocked the YouTube video already has over 34 million views, which is immense compared to France’s ‘Requiem’ by Alma which fares much better in my charts. Funny how taste differs isn’t it?!

20/02-26/02/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

3

Saraha Kizunguzungu

8

2

2

Alma Requiem

3

3

1

Mirela Spain

3

4

4

Ace Wilder Wild Child

4

5

8

Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill

7

6

5

The Gipsy Kings Baila Me

5

7

6

Krista Siegfrids Better On My Own

5

8

15

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

6

9

NEW

Alan Walker Alone

1

10

7

Little Mix Your Love

2

11

16

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

8

12

NEW

Ruth Lorenzo 1,2,3

1

13

11

One Direction I Would

4

14

19

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

8

15

9

Silver Convention Telegram

4

16

12

Juice Newton Angel Of The Morning

8

17

17

Charli XCX & Lil Yachty After The Afterparty

2

18

NEW

Francesco Gabbani Occidentalis Karma

1

19

20

Sigala & Digital Farm Animals Only One

2

20

14

Luminate Heal This Home

2

 

This song was discovered by myself too late for the current week’s Top 20, but by the looks of it Sweden is going to keep their streak of Number 1 hits thus far as ‘I Lay Me Down’ sung by Wiktoria @ Melodifestivalen is on fire! Such a catchy happy pop song you just can’t stop listening to!

 

 

 

Can

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!

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

 

 

Already

And the second week of 2017 already gone by! Isn’t it crazy how time just flies? I hope everyone made the most of it like me! Well I probably tried a bit too hard, as it ultimately resulted in me spending the day in bed today, being completely run down with this damn cold! Fingers crossed that I am on the mend and back in full action next week!

Nonetheless I did take time to give you this weeks charts! Hopefully you all have noticed that a few changes took place, most notably with Ed Sheeran being the highest entry with ‘Castle On The Hill’ climbing onto the 7th spot.

There’s also someone in the Top 20 this week who has climbed up to All Time Number 1 in the pre-disaster ehCharts time. For the new joiners I will shed a tiny bit of light on it for you. I’m talking of course about Dolly Parton’s ‘Baby’ I’m Burnin” who just surprised me this week (once again) and rightfully deserves her 15th place. I could elaborate more but as mentioned above I’m still not 100% and will save my energy for next week – promise!

02/01-08/01/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

1

Juice Newton Angel Of The Morning

2

2

2

Saraha Kizunguzungu

2

3

5

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

2

4

4

Shakira Try Everything

2

5

9

Bardo One Step Further

2

6

3

Kurumi Kobato Atakku No. 1

2

7

NEW

Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill

1

8

6

Britt Kersten Küsse Im Winterwald

2

9

8

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

2

10

7

Produce 101 Pick Me

2

11

11

Little Mix Black Magic

2

12

12

Gladys Knight & The Pips Midnight Train To Georgia

2

13

13

Little Mix Shout Out To My Ex

2

14

NEW

Eric Church How ‘Bout You

1

15

NEW

Dolly Parton Baby I’m Burnin’

1

16

14

G.R.L. Ugly Heart

2

17

16

The Gipsy Kings Medley

2

18

15

The Blah Blah Blahs Oh, It’s Love

2

19

NEW

Shakespear’s Sister Was It Something That I Said

1

20

17

Ruth Lorenzo Renuncio

2

 

 

 

Music

One of my favourite announcements on TV is when the guy on X-Factor says ‘It’s Time To Face The Music’. And that’s exactly what I am going to do. As previously announced 2017 is going to be the proper revival of ehCharts!

And yes to start from scratch again is going to look a bit dull in the first week, though I’m afraid I do have to start somewhere like I did with this first time around an incredible 16(!) years ago.

I can still remember my first ever number 1 back in 2001. It sometimes feels like it was just yesterday, when the 2000 Sydney Olympics finished and Vanessa Amorosi’s ‘Absolutely Everybody’ went to the top and became one of the best songs of 2001.

But that was 2001 – time to fast forward to now, 2017 and my first number one was actually featured in the opening sequence of a movie I recently watched. ‘Angel Of The Morning’ by Juice Newton might have been already around in 2006 though this was the first time round I heard this song. It instantly stuck in my head and fought off the competition with ease. So thank you ‘Deadpool’ (that’s the name of the film) for introducing me to this one!

My recent visit to Germany over Christmas has also given me the chance to buy a DVD set of my favourite Anime series called ‘Mila Superstar’ which I have been binge watching over the past two weeks. It is not really known in the English world (unless you are a hardcore Anime/Manga fan) but I kind of grew up with this show and it brought back brilliant memories of my childhood. It also is still surprisingly motivating and has already helped me through some tough swim/gym sessions this week! Anyway it is therefore no surprise that the main song ‘Atakku No. 1’ performed by Kurumi Kobato sneaks in at No. 3!

This week did not just see Sweden’s Saraha occupying a Top 10 position with the Eurovision pre-entry song ‘Kizunguzungu’ (on 2). It also has Bardo who represented the United Kingdom in 1982 with their entry called ‘One Step Further’, a song I just recently started listening too and is actually quite catchy!

And even I sometimes can’t escape the current trends in the music industry as Entry Number 19 is clear evidence for this. ‘Sexual’ by Neiked & Dyo is a prime example of a potentially bad tune though you’re getting used to it as it is played over and over again on the radio. But I’ll let you be the judge of that and leave you on that note until next week.

02/01-08/01/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

NEW

Juice Newton Angel Of The Morning

1

2

NEW

Saraha Kizunguzungu

1

3

NEW

Kurumi Kobato Atakku No. 1

1

4

NEW

Shakira Try Everything

1

5

NEW

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

1

6

NEW

Britt Kersten Küsse im Winterwald

1

7

NEW

Produce 101 Pick Me

1

8

NEW

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

1

9

NEW

Bardo One Step Further

1

10

NEW

Maiko Hashimoto Say Yes

1

11

NEW

Little Mix Black Magic

1

12

NEW

Gladys Knight & The Pips Midnight Train To Georgia

1

13

NEW

Little Mix Shout Out To My Ex

1

14

NEW

G.R.L. Ugly Heart

1

15

NEW

The Blah Blah Blahs Oh, It’s Love

1

16

NEW

The Gipsy Kings Medley

1

17

NEW

Ruth Lorenzo Renuncio

1

18

NEW

Aretha Franklin You Are All I Need To Get By

1

19

NEW

Neiked & Dyo Sexual

1

20

NEW

Kungs & Cookin’ On 3 Burners This Girl

1