Difficult

I think it is always easy to start something new but then it becomes increasingly difficult to actually continue with what you have set out for yourself and follow it through! Not to go into too much detail, but over a month ago I had the worst hangover and decided to re-fresh and re-set myself to go back to where I left things off. In that sense it wasn’t that much of a fresh start but you get the idea. I wanted to do a month without alcohol and given Christmas and New Year was just around the corner people were looking at me like I was a crazy person! Long story short a month and a bit later I still haven’t touched alcohol which is proof to myself that I am finally on the right path to something great, whatever that may be!

Difficult is also to maintain the Number 1 position in ehCharts – without a doubt one of the most heavily contested charts in the world. Miley Cyrus with ‘The Bitch Is Back’ managed to do that in her second week running and left Cam’s ‘Diane’ and Noemies ‘Ma Petite Familie’ trailing behind on rank 2 and 3 respectively.

The charts have not been influenced by Ru Paul’s Drag Race Allstars so much like last week, but a show reflecting on the year 1994 (can you believe that is 25 years ago?!) left me with a new entry just sneaking in at number 20 in the form of The Grid and the UK top 3 hit called ‘The Swing’. Catchy so don’t judge and enjoy this weeks Top 20!

07/01-13/01/2019

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

1

Miley Cirus The Bitch Is Back

2

2

6

Cam Diane

2

3

2

Noémie Ma Petite Famille

2

4

4

Tina Turner The Bitch Is Back

2

5

5

Jessica Mauboy We Got Love

2

6

9

Ava Max Sweet But Psycho

2

7

7

ABBA Dancing Queen

2

8

3

Sheppard Coming Home

2

9

8

Stella & Alexandra You Got Me

2

10

NEW

Jump & Joy Vamoz Everybody

1

11

NEW

Disco Fries & Hope Murphy Born Ready

1

12

NEW

SaRaha Kizunguzungu

1

13

15

Sigala, Fuse ODG, Sean Paul & Kent Jones Feels Like Home

2

14

13

St. Lucia Dancing On Glass

2

15

11

Drone In Ibiza Here Without You

2

16

14

Dusty Springfield Son Of A Preacher Man

2

17

12

Kylie Minogue Stop Me From Falling

2

18

17

Clive Tanaka Y Su Orquesta Neu Chicago

2

19

NEW

Navihanke Mr. Perfect

1

20

NEW

The Grid Swamp Thing

1

 

No. 1 for a second week in a row: Miley Cyrus ‘The Bitch Is Back’

 

Still in the Top 3, a French Eurovision Hopeful Noemie ‘Ma Petite Familie’

 

Heard this song in the gym and loved it hence it has become a fairly high new entry at 11

Disco Fries & Hope Murphy ‘Born Ready’

 

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The Bitch Is Back

In a dramatic turn of events (that itself sounds quite dramatic!) I can reveal, that the first Number 1 of ehCharts reset is going to a song which is self explanatory about my mood! Not only am I back in full swing (life choices related) but the song also describes my motivation to do my charts right again!!

I have to admit, that for a long time this week French Eurovision hopeful Noemie with ‘Ma Petite Familie’ looked like a runaway winner to grab the first top spot, but then came Ru Paul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 4 along with a lip sync between Manila Luzon & Monique Heart. For a while Tina Turner with ‘The Bitch Is Back’ gained a lot of momentum only to be overthrown in the last minute buy a better sounding country pop version by Miley Cirus! The question already in the room is if she is able to hold this position for a second week in a row! Come back to find out.

Also continuing with the typical Eurovision theme (already I know) to this years contest which is taking place in Israel you may notice a few entries such as Victor Crone’s ‘Storm’ (potential for Estonia) or Australia’s Sheppard (not with ‘Coming Home’, but nonetheless a Top 3 HIT in my charts this week).

Before I leave you to let it soak in this weeks charts I want to point out that I love to always listen to all time classics which my charts just prove in the form of ABBA’s ‘Dancing Queen’ or Dusty Springfield’s ‘Son Of A Preacher Man’.

01/01-06/01/2019

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

NEW

Miley Cirus The Bitch Is Back

1

2

NEW

Noémie Ma Petite Famille

1

3

NEW

Sheppard Coming Home

1

4

NEW

Tina Turner The Bitch Is Back

1

5

NEW

Jessica Mauboy We Got Love

1

6

NEW

Cam Diane

1

7

NEW

ABBA Dancing Queen

1

8

NEW

Stella & Alexandra You Got Me

1

9

NEW

Ava Max Sweet But Psycho

1

10

NEW

Victor Crone Storm

1

11

NEW

Drone In Ibiza Here Without You

1

12

NEW

Kylie Minogue Stop Me From Falling

1

13

NEW

St. Lucia Dancing On Glass

1

14

NEW

Dusty Springfield Son Of A Preacher Man

1

15

NEW

Sigala, Fuse ODG, Sean Paul & Kent Jones Feels Like Home

1

16

NEW

Kate Miller Heidke Caught In The Crowd

1

17

NEW

Clive Tanaka Y Su Orquesta Neu Chicago

1

18

NEW

Karmin Brokenhearted

1

19

NEW

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper Shallow

1

20

NEW

Ingrid Michaelson Celebrate

1

 

The Inspiration for this week’s Number 1 ‘The Bitch Is Back’

 

Sheppard ‘Coming Home’

 

Noemie (France) ‘Ma Petite Familie’

 

ABBA ‘Dancing Queen’

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

 

 

 

Progress

Welcome back and can you believe, that the first month of 2015 has already passed?! I actually can, looking at the progress I have made so far this year and especially looking at ehCharts being now in it’s fifth week!

Quite a few changes (yet again) especially with the new Number 1 by country newcomer Sam Hunt and his amazing ‘House Party’ song! I do hope he will release a few more songs soon matching the catchy style of this tune.

People who know me personally, and people who have been following ehCharts – to whom I am very grateful to – know that I always had a passion for the Glee Cast and the way they covered certain songs. It is therefore no surprise (to me at least) that ‘Hand In My Pocket / I Feel The Earth Move’ has made an overwhelming debut at Number 3 just behind last weeks number one ‘Feelin’ It’ by another country newcomer Scotty McCreery.

This is closely followed by ‘What Are You Waiting For’,  a summer pop anthem in fourth position by the infamous UK girl group The Saturdays who have first emerged onto the scene a couple of years ago with their cover version of ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’.

One more song I would like to introduce this week (scroll down for the video) is the one which is going to represent France at this years Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Austria’s capital Vienna. Not only has Lisa Angell managed to sneak in at a respectable 6th position, she also has kicked her competition from the Netherlands Trijntje Oosterhuis down to the minor ranks. ‘N’Oubliez Pas’ will do well I think!

I wish one of these songs would feature at tonights SuperBowl which is happening in Phoenix/Arizona right now! Maybe one day! Go SeaHawks (yes I am supporting Seattle)!!!

Week 5 – 26/01-01/02/2015

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

2

Sam Hunt House Party

5

2

1

Scotty McCreery Feelin’ It

5

3

NEW

Glee Hand In My Pocket / I Feel The Earth Move

1

4

NEW

The Saturdays What Are You Waiting For

1

5

3

OMI Cheerleader

4

6

NEW

Lisa Angell N’Oubliez Pas

1

7

4

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

4

8

6

G.R.L. Ugly Heart

5

9

NEW

Michael Franti & Spearhead Hey Hey Hey

1

10

7

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud (Alex Adair Remix)

5

11

5

Miami Horror Holidays

3

12

9

Neon Genesis Evangelion Opening Theme

5

13

15

Helene Fischer Atemlos Durch Die Nacht

5

14

13

Maldita Nerea Mira Dentro

5

15

8

Luke Bryan Your Mama Should’ve Named You Whiskey

2

16

19

Sheppard Geronimo

5

17

11

Emmelie De Forest Rainmaker

5

18

12

Trijntje Oosterhuis Walk Along

4

19

14

Sister Act Cast Hail Holy Queen

2

20

15

Jennifer Lopez & French Montana I Luh Ya Papi

4

 

 

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

 

 

 

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.