Dolly

Sweden always has been good with their song choice for Eurovision, and I only got into it this week, as Melodifestivalen was down to select the entrant for Vienna 2015 and as we all know ABBA – back then – was one of those groups becoming one of the biggest acts in the pop/music industry … However it was not the winner gaining my attention! Instead it was Dolly Style and their incredibly well performed ‘Hello Hi’ which stormed to Number One this week. It is a very endearing catchy pop song, which I think will do well this year at ehCharts.com!

This brings me to the second highest entry this week – and no surprise – another participant to become Sweden’s representative at the Eurovision Song Contest this year Eric Saade. ‘Sting’ makes its debut at Number 6 and after listening to it for quite some time I do think the beginning sounds way to close to ‘Call Me Maybe’, a major hit by Carly Rae Jepson a few years ago, don’t you agree?!

It has been a while since Pink was seen in my charts, but for some reason ‘The Truth About Love’ has hit a nerve this week and a respectable seventh position is the ultimate result.

C.J.Lewis with ‘Sweets For My Sweet’ is probably another surprise entry this week which out of the blue caught my attention and given it is from 1994 rank number 16 is a pretty good place to be!

Week 11 – 09/03-15/03/2015

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

NEW

Dolly Style Hello Hi

1

2

1

Jess Glynne Hold My Hand

3

3

3

Giusy Ferreri Ma Il Cielo è Sempre Più Blu

5

4

4

Sam Hunt House Party

11

5

2

Caro Emerald No Charge

2

6

NEW

Eric Saade Sting

1

7

NEW

Pink The Truth About Love

1

8

6

Electro Velvet Still In Love With You

2

9

8

Neon Genesis Evangelion Opening Theme

11

10

7

Olly Murs & Demi Levato Up

6

11

NEW

Avicii The Nights

1

12

5

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

2

13

19

Aubrey Peeples Gonna Get Even

5

14

11

OMI Cheerleader

10

15

12

Scotty McCreery Feelin’ It

11

16

NEW

C.J.Lewis Sweets For My Sweet

1

17

13

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

10

18

10

Cisilia Vi To Datid Nu

5

19

16

Glee All About That Bass

5

20

18

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud (Alex Adair Remix)

11

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Only Two

It has been quite an emotional week for me (again) and I keep learning about people’s true characters. Sadly, lately most of those have become more bad than good, but I’m not giving up. And maybe Connie Britton with her Nashville tune last year called ‘The Best Songs Come From Broken Hearts’ is true!

This brings me nicely to this weeks number one as country star Scotty McCreery manages to reclaim the top spot with the feel good song ‘Feelin’ It! If it performs this well over the next couple of weeks it will become a hot contender for song of the year!

Country music seemed to have regained strength in general as Sam Hunt’s ‘House Party’ is proving at number 2! And this week’s highest entry goes to a country tune as well as you will see with ‘Your Mama Should’ve Named You Whiskey’ debuting at a respectable eighth place though it’s only one of two new entries this week.

You probably also notice a surprise entry by the Sister Act Cast with ‘Hail Holy Queen’. Well given the ups and downs I went through this week and having just recently watched the movie this song still gives me joy and it probably always going to remain a classic! And who doesn’t love the old lady rocking that piano!

Happy Australia Day to my Aussie friends and to show my appreciation the fascination land of Oz below are two of my favourite TV jingles.

Week 4 – 19/01-25/01/2015

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

3

Scotty McCreery Feelin’ It

4

2

6

Sam Hunt House Party

4

3

1

OMI Cheerleader

3

4

2

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

3

5

9

Miami Horror Holidays

2

6

8

G.R.L. Ugly Heart

4

7

6

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud (Alex Adair Remix)

4

8

NEW

Luke Bryan Your Mama Should’ve Named You Whiskey

1

9

14

Neon Genesis Evangelion Opening Theme

4

10

4

Bobby Bare That’s How I Got To Memphis

2

11

10

Emmelie De Forest Rainmaker

4

12

5

Trijntje Oosterhuis Walk Along

3

13

11

Maldita Nerea Mira Dentro

4

14

NEW

Sister Act Cast Hail Holy Queen

1

15

17

Helene Fischer Atemlos Durch Die Nacht

4

16

15

Jennifer Lopez & French Montana I Luh Ya Papi

3

17

16

James Bay Hold Back The River

2

18

20

Scotty McCreery Blue Jean Baby

3

19

18

Sheppard Geronimo

4

20

13

Meghan Trainor All About That Bass

4

 

 

 

Christmas Spirit

Good evening y’all!

I know it has been yet another few months with an update and I want to apologise that I have been letting you down. However on a positive note I need to point out that the Christmas spirit has gripped me and it just felt right this time to re-start (again) with ehCharts! And I promise – this time I will not let you down. And hey I pay fees for this so I really need to get into gear!

Week 1 (01/12-07/12/14)

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

NEW

Sheppard Geronimo

1

2

NEW

Ed Sheran Thinking Out Loud

1

3

NEW

Helene Fischer Atemlos

1

4

NEW

Cheryl I Don’t Care

1

5

NEW

Alex Goot & Against The Current Catch My Breath

1

6

NEW

Sam Hunt House Party

1

7

NEW

G.R.L. Ugly Heart

1

8

NEW

Avicii The Days

1

9

NEW

Sam Hunt Raised On It

1

10

NEW

Maldita Nerea Mira Dentro

1

11

NEW

John Williams Superman Theme

1

12

NEW

Ron Carnel North Gate

1

13

NEW

Rebeka Dremelj Gremo Na Vrh Sveta

1

14

NEW

Meghan Trainor All About That Bass

1

15

NEW

This Silent War We Are Broken

1

16

NEW

Sara Evans & Will Chase Put My Heart Down

1

17

NEW

Lidija Bačić Viski

1

18

NEW

Rea Garvey Oh My Love

1

19

NEW

Alison Krauss In The Palm Of Your Hand

1

20

NEW

Dejan Vunjak Želim, Želim

1

Since this is another attempt to start my charts again, there is not much to explain at this stage. You will see it is quite a mix in this first week having all sorts of genres occupying ranks 1-20.

The first number one hit goes to Australian group Sheppard with their smash hit ‘Geronimo’. It was a tight fight though with UK sensation Ed Sheeran and ‘Thinking Out Loud’ who has to settle for ‘silver’ this week. I need to add that ‘Thinking Out Loud’ only got popular with the Alex Adair Remix version being played at the radio stations all day long! German Schlagerstar Helene Fischer jumps to the third place with her summer anthem of the year called ‘Atemlos’. When Germany celebrated their football heroes in Berlin she performed with the boys this song live on stage in Berlin and over a million people sang along to this great pop song! Other new entrants to watch out for in future are country star Sam Hunt and US pop sensation Meghan Trainor, though I do think ‘It’s All About That Bass’ is already losing it’s swing. Thanks for tuning in and staying put plus being so patient with me this year. And thanks for welcoming back to ehCharts!!!

 

 

 

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