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!

 

 

 

Icing

Eurovision is ‘fast’ approaching, which is clearly reflected in this weeks top 20, including a new number 1. So far I would say brace yourself for France, because the song selected is just brilliant. ‘Requiem’ sung by Alma is a very fresh new style and something somehow completely different to other entries I’ve heard and well the french language is the icing on the cake!

This weeks second highest entry belongs to a song which sadly wasn’t selected to represent Spain in Kiev for some unknown reason! Apparently there has been some scandal surrounding this which I need to investigate further, but Mirela’s ‘Contigo’ fell short to be put through! However, to me it has great potential to become a great summer song for 2017, as it instantly makes me feel I am on a beach in Barcelona having fun! Very catchy indeed!

Honestly, the first time I saw the title for a potential Estonian entry I kind of thought ‘Oh of course someone would make a reference to BREXIT’ and ‘In Or Out’ did sound a bit suspicious, wouldn’t you agree?! Though it is another catchy song and another one with a bit of a different approach towards the biggest music show on the planet. And according to some online poll it has a good chance to become indeed Estonia’s choice. Soon we’ll know for sure.

Fun fact about this latest Top 20 is that despite 4 new entries we only see one gainer (can you spot it?) and the rest all lost ground compared to their placing last week!

06/02-12/02/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

NEW

Alma Requiem

1

2

1

Ace Wilder Wild Child

2

3

2

Krista Siegfrids Better On My Own

3

4

3

Saraha Kizunguzungu

6

5

NEW

Mirela Spain

1

6

4

The Gipsy Kings Baila Me

3

7

6

Silver Convention Telegram

2

8

7

Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill

5

9

NEW

Elina In Or Out

1

10

5

Naviband Historyja Majho Zyccia

3

11

9

Juice Newton Angel Of The Morning

6

12

10

One Direction I Would

2

13

NEW

Etzia Up

1

14

8

Jana Kramer Said No One Ever

4

15

12

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

6

16

19

Ruth Lorenzo Renuncio

3

17

13

Gladys Knight & The Pips Midnight Train To Georgia

6

18

14

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

6

19

16

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

4

20

17

Bardo One Step Further

6

 

 

 

Wild

I just had a scary moment with a few of my songs as they were suddenly gone out of my iTunes and nowhere to be seen/found! Luckily I had been recording the last few weeks of my charts so I knew exactly what five songs I had to recover!

If I wouldn’t have found them I probably would have become a ‘Wild Child’, which coincidently has stormed to the top position. It was performed by Ace Wilder at the first round of the Melodifestivalen, which is the Swedish Preselection process to find their Eurovision Entry. Ace Wilder is not unknown and already had hits with ‘Do It’ and ‘Don’t Worry’, but this time she hit the jackpot climbing to Number One!

Another new entry can be seen at Number six and also relates to Eurovision, though this one is dating back to 1977, the year Germany was represented by a group called Silver Convention and guess what: ‘Telegram’ was performed in English and is very very catchy, though perhaps today’s lyrics probably would be replaced by Instagram!

Not really new to Enrico’s Hitlist, but new to this year reset is of course One Direction and their smash hit (well in my point of view) ‘I Would’. It is one of the songs where I’m confident that it would have been very popular if it had been released as a single. I would have 😉

30/01-05/02/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

NEW

Ace Wilder Wild Child

1

2

1

Krista Siegfrids Better On My Own

2

3

2

Saraha Kizunguzungu

5

4

4

The Gipsy Kings Baila Me

2

5

3

Naviband Historyja Majho Zyccia

2

6

NEW

Silver Convention Telegram

1

7

5

Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill

4

8

6

Jana Kramer Said No One Ever

3

9

7

Juice Newton Angel Of The Morning

5

10

NEW

One Direction I Would

1

11

8

Nano Perfect Melody

2

12

14

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

5

13

16

Gladys Knight & The Pips Midnight Train To Georgia

5

14

13

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

5

15

10

Shakira Try Everything

5

16

18

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

3

17

12

Bardo One Step Further

5

18

19

Kurumi Kobato Atakku No. 1

5

19

RE-ENTRY

Ruth Lorenzo Renuncio

2

20

17

Britt Kersten Küsse Im Winterwald

5

 

 

 

For some reason the video to ‘Wild Child’ by Ace Wilder is currently unavailable. As soon as it is up and running I’ll bring it up!

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

 

 

 

 

Second

At the moment I am actually quite impressed with myself, that I’m posting this week, which shows my determination to get the ball rolling again even though it’s only the second week in a row but it is at the end the little steps/things/actions right? So without further fluffing around here are this weeks charts!

Fittingly enough for my post title this week, two new entries probably have caught your attention. First one up on sixth position is Ruth Lorenzo, who a few might re-call from taking part at the Eurovision Song Contest or being a UK X-Factor contestant! Renuncio is a perfect catchy Spanish pop tune and rightfully deserves to be in the Top 10 already!

The first time I heard the artist’ name Just Kiddin I was like are they for real and then the song ‘Fall For You’ came up on my Shazam and it instantly was a ‘hit’ so it is no wonder that it strongly defends it’s seventh position in week number 2!

Another tune defending it’s position from the previous week has grown on me during my recent gym workouts and having listened to it quite a few times now! I am talking about ‘Bury It’ from Churches & Hayley Williams on rank number 9 this week. Quite a cool video too to finish off for today!

24/10-30/10/16

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

1

1

Little Mix Shout Out To My Ex

2

3

Shakira Try Everything

3

4

Galantis & Hook N Sling Love On Me

4

6

Shania Twain Up

5

5

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

6

NEW

Ruth Lorenzo Renuncio

7

7

Just Kiddin Fall For You

8

2

Connie Smith Ride, Ride, Ride

9

9

Churches & Hayley Williams

Bury It

10

8

Produce 101 Pick Me

11

10

Katie Herzig Best Day Of Your Life

12

12

Maiko Hashimoto Say Yes

13

11

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

14

13

Saraha Kizunguzungu

15

17

Little Mix Black Magic

16

NEW

Aretha Franklin You Are All I Need To Get By

17

16

Maroon 5 & Kendrick Lamar Don’t Wanna Know

18

15

Ward Thomas Boomerang

19

19

Fleetwood Mac Everywhere

20

18

Natalija Verboten Ma Kje Si Ti

 

The Newsroom

I finally caught up on a US TV-Show called ‘The Newsroom’ and this week I managed to watch a series finale. The reason I am mentioning it is that this weeks highest new entry is ‘That’s How I Got To Memphis’ storming up to the 4th position, which is pretty respectable given it’s ‘old’ nature and being a rather quiet country song. Though it did get a major push because of the HBO Entertainment show mentioned above, which featured a brilliantly Emily Mortimer alongside with Jeff Daniels.

Just realised I got a bit carried away here! As you will also see last weeks new entry ‘Cheerleader’ by OMI stormed to the top spot making it already the 3rd Number One of 2015. This is closely followed by another big gain going to The BBC and their Regions Intro. Looks like this year a lot of songs seem to attract more favouritism once they have been remixed. The Felix Jaehn Remix of Cheerleader is obviously one example which actually sits currently also at Number One in Australia’s Single Charts!

Miami Horror manages to sneak into this weeks Top 10 with ‘Holidays’! Maybe that is a sign for myself to look into booking some days of vacation for 2015 and a hint to go to Florida?!

Week 3 – 12/01-18/01/2015

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

14

OMI Cheerleader

2

2

17

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

2

3

1

Scotty McCreery Feelin’ It

3

4

NEW

Bobby Bare That’s How I Got To Memphis

1

5

2

Trijntje Oosterhuis Walk Along

2

6

4

Sam Hunt House Party

3

7

6

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud (Alex Adair Remix)

3

8

5

G.R.L. Ugly Heart

3

9

NEW

Miami Horror Holidays

1

10

12

Emmelie De Forest Rainmaker

3

11

10

Maldita Nerea Mira Dentro

3

12

3

Ruth Lorenzo Gigantes

2

13

8

Meghan Trainor All About That Bass

3

14

16

Neon Genesis Evangelion Opening Theme

3

15

15

Jennifer Lopez & French Montana I Luh Ya Papi

2

16

NEW

James Bay Hold Back The River

1

17

9

Helene Fischer Atemlos Durch Die Nacht

3

18

11

Sheppard Geronimo

3

19

7

Union J Tonight (We Live Forever)

3

20

19

Scotty McCreery Blue Jean Baby

2

I think it is a pretty brilliant performance by the Newsroom Cast and yet another great tv-moment created by Aaron Sorkin.