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’

2019

I know it has been a long time since my last post! Almost a year in fact which is a bit embarrassing to admit. And like most of the people (I am no exception) starting the new year, there are some new year resolutions attached to mine as well. One of those is obviously getting back into the swing of things with my EHCHARTS and keeping the world of music interesting with own judgemental taste buds!

However as the first week of 2019 has just begun I am unable yet to provide you with the first Top 20 of the year (you have to be patient a few more days I’m afraid). Until then I thought you might be interested to see what songs have had an impact in the turbulent year just gone. I am sure some of those songs will probably re-appear in 2019 but who knows, because like with everything these days -> ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!! Stay Tuned and a Happy New Year to everyone watching this site! One note – these songs are not listed in oder of ranking and are just a random selection!

 

Sigala, Fuse ODG & Sean Paul ‘Feels Like Home’

 

 

Jessica Mauboy ‘We Got Love’

 

Stella & Alexandra ‘You Got Me’

 

Noah Kahan & Julia Michaels ‘Hurt Somebody’

 

Ingrid Michaelson ‘Celebrate’

 

Meghan Trainor ‘No Excuses’

 

Die Draufgänger ‘Cordula Grün’ 

 

Operación Triunfo ‘Camina’

 

Moncho ‘Cuba Libre’

 

Kylie Minogue ‘Dancing’

 

George Ezra ‘Paradise’

 

Sasa Lendero ‘Se En Krog’

 

Doris Dragovic ‘Nije Mi Vrime’

 

Cam ‘Diane’

 

Clive Tanaka Y Su Orquesta ‘Neu Chicago’

 

Katja Ebstein ‘Der Junge Von Nebenan’

 

Wiktoria ‘As I Lay Me Down’

 

Offenback & Nick Waterhouse ‘Katchi’

 

Juice Newton ‘Queen Of Hearts’

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!