Philosophical

And another week has gone by super quick … not to sound sentimental or philosophical but to me it feels that time goes faster the older you get. Maybe I’m just tired! But I still owe you last weeks Top20. Not much movement in the Top positions but you’ll see quite a few ‘new’ entries, the highest being Alabama’s ‘Can’t Keep A Good Man Down’ at number 4. Sweden’s Melodifestivalen continues to be a strong provider of great tunes like ‘Habibi’ by Dolly Style sneaking in at Number 10. Quite a few countries have decided their Eurovision songs for this year and I’m almost certain that this will be reflected in next weeks charts. However this means that Kenneth can cling onto number 1 for a second week in a row with his Astro Bot soundtrack song!

11/02-17/02/2019
Rank Last Week Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 1 Kenneth M C Young 12 Bar Bot 3
2 2 Doris Dragovic Nije Mi Vrime 4
3 4 Anna Bergendahl Ashes To Ashes 3
4 NEW Alabama Can’t Keep A Good Man Down 1
5 3 Miley Cirus The Bitch Is Back 7
6 5 Stella & Alexandra You Got Me 7
7 9 SaRaha Kizunguzungu 6
8 11 The BBC BBC News Regions  2
9 NEW Boney M Belfast 1
10 NEW Dolly Style Habibi 1
11 7 Tina Turner The Bitch Is Back 7
12 10 Noémie Ma Petite Famille 7
13 NEW Monika Linkyte & Vaidas Baumila This Time 1
14 8 Operacion Triunfo Carina 2
15 NEW Dejan Vunjak  Zelim, Zelim  1
16 NEW Tina Trix & Ten Oliver Blauer Himmel Und Sonnenschein 1
17 6 Cam Diane 7
18 13 Little Mix Black Magic 2
19 14 ABBA Dancing Queen 7
20 17 Jessica Mauboy We Got Love 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Literally

It’s been a tough few days for me as I was in Germany for a little swimming training camp so today I’ll keep it short and simple and literally just show you my top 20 without a big story, which I hope is ok. I’m sure it is as it will give you more time to soak in the latest trends in ehCharts.

04/02-10/02/2019
Rank Last Week Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 2 Kenneth M C Young 12 Bar Bot 2
2 1 Doris Dragovic Nije Mi Vrime 3
3 3 Miley Cirus The Bitch Is Back 6
4 4 Anna Bergendahl Ashes To Ashes 1
5 6 Stella & Alexandra You Got Me 6
6 5 Cam Diane 6
7 8 Tina Turner The Bitch Is Back 6
8 NEW Operacion Triunfo Camina 1
9 16 SaRaha Kizunguzungu 5
10 9 Noémie Ma Petite Famille 6
11 NEW The BBC BBC News Regions  1
12 13 Sigala, Fuse ODG, Sean Paul & Kent Jones Feels Like Home 6
13 NEW Little Mix Black Magic 1
14 11 ABBA Dancing Queen 6
15 10 Aretha Franklin Let It Be 3
16 NEW G.R.L. Ugly Heart 1
17 15 Jessica Mauboy We Got Love 6
18 NEW Ilinca Yodel It! 1
19 RE-ENTRY Noah Kahan Hurt Somebody 1
20 18 Nena Wunder Geschehn’ 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Infamous

I’m afraid I still haven’t got a new computer yet which means the posts look slightly different than usual as I am somewhat limited to what I can do using my iPad although I’m pretty chuffed with the result and my efforts. Yes I’m proud of this like I am of my charts!

The past week has seen a few new entries and most notably you’ll see the highest one being at number 2 by Kenneth M C Young with ‘12 Bar Bot’. This song has been in my ears ever since I started playing Astro Bot on PS4 which is an amazing game and finally the soundtrack is out!

Sweden has also started their selection process for this years Eurovision Song Contest which takes place in the israelian city of Jerusalem. Anna Bergendahls ‘Ashes To Ashes’ is definitely a song to watch out for and I’m sure it’ll grow on me over the weeks to come. I have to say that each year the song quality at the infamous Melodifestivalen is just fantastic and I can’t wait for the next semifinal. Oh and for now Doris Dragovic clings on to the Top Spot for a second week in a row.

28/01-03/02/2019
Rank Last Week Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 1 Doris Dragovic Nije Mi Vrime 2
2 NEW Kenneth M C Young 12 Bar Bot 1
3 2 Miley Cirus The Bitch Is Back 5
4 NEW Anna Bergendahl Ashes To Ashes 1
5 3 Cam Diane 5
6 13 Stella & Alexandra You Got Me 5
7 NEW Wyclef Jean Perfect Gentlemen  1
8 6 Tina Turner The Bitch Is Back 5
9 8 Noémie Ma Petite Famille 5
10 7 Aretha Franklin Let It Be 2
11 9 ABBA Dancing Queen 5
12 5 Selena Quintanilla El Chico Del Apartamento 512 3
13 17 Sigala, Fuse ODG, Sean Paul & Kent Jones Feels Like Home 5
14 NEW Chaka Khan Like Sugar 1
15 11 Jessica Mauboy We Got Love 4
16 16 SaRaha Kizunguzungu 4
17 6 Rebeka Dremelj Pod Mojo Kožo 3
18 14 Nena Wunder Geschehn’ 3
19 15 Middle Of The Road Soley Soley 2
20 10 The Silent War We Are Broken 3

 

 

 

Short

Sorry for the delay of the latest Top 20 but I had a bit of a drama last week during swim practice, as I had all my stuff stolen upon my return from the US. My MacBook, iPhone, wallet, work pass, house keys and even my glasses were all taken off me, which meant I had to run a lot of errands including going to the embassy in London arranging a new passport as my only form of ID had also been taken away. The police hasn’t been helpful but I’m hot on their heels to get this crime solved.

Saying all this I had to take to some other form of technology and resources and therefore keeping it short and sweet this week although I pretty much would have liked to make a bigger announcement because Slovenian Singer Doris Dragovic managed to de-throwne Miley Cyrus from the Top Spot with ‘Nije Mi Vrime’. Apologies in advance for the lost colour scheme.

I also wanted to post and show that the robbery will not stop me from continuing my charts and I am hopeful that karma will catch the thief’s!

21/01-27/01/2019
Rank Last Week Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 NEW Doris Dragovic Nije Mi Vrime 1
2 1 Miley Cirus The Bitch Is Back 4
3 2 Cam Diane 4
4 7 Ava Max Sweet But Psycho 4
5 3 Selena Quintanilla El Chico Del Apartamento 512 2
6 8 Tina Turner The Bitch Is Back 4
7 NEW Aretha Franklin Let It Be 1
8 4 Noémie Ma Petite Famille 4
9 9 ABBA Dancing Queen 4
10 17 The Silent War We Are Broken 2
11 6 Jessica Mauboy We Got Love 4
12 5 Rebeka Dremelj Pod Mojo Kožo 2
13 10 Stella & Alexandra You Got Me 3
14 18 Nena Wunder Geschehn’ 2
15 NEW Middle Of The Road Soley Soley 1
16 12 SaRaha Kizunguzungu 3
17 14 Sigala, Fuse ODG, Sean Paul & Kent Jones Feels Like Home 4
18 15 Disco Fries & Hope Murphy Born Ready 3
19 13 Sheppard Coming Home 4
20 20 Clive Tanaka Y Su Orquesta Neu Chicago 4

 

 

 

 

First

As explained last week maintaining and continuing continuous updates is challenging especially like in the week just gone, because it is the first week of 2019 (and be rest assured not the last one) where I have been travelling abroad!

Most of you who read this and know me also know that I travel to the US quite a bit so it was with no surprise that I went for a long weekend to America, more specifically the city of Jazz. That’s right, the city which got so badly battered in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina. Of course I am talking about New Orleans (NOLA as the locals call it) on the Gulf Coast in the state of Louisiana. However this weeks update is brought to you from the US Capital Washington D.C. where I am right now.

I guess a few might have expected a few new entries more jazz related but I didn’t hear that much jazz music on this fun fuelled trip. Actually contrary to this the highest entry goes to an artist called Selena Quintanilla with her song ‘El Chico Del Apartamento 512’.

I stumbled across this tune whilst in an Uber back from a cheeky swim session at the University of New Orleans and immediately loved it. 

This week is also a first in the sense that Miley Cirus is the 1st artist of 2019 to maintain the Top Spot for a third week running and already the question is: who will be able to stop her?

Perhaps Rebeka Dremelj with ‘Pod Mojo Kožo’ who entered at Number 5. I guess only the next week’s and months will tell.

14/01-20/01/2019

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

1

Miley Cirus The Bitch Is Back

3

2

2

Cam Diane

3

3

NEW

Selena Quintanilla El Chico Del Apartamento 512

1

4

3

Noémie Ma Petite Famille

3

5

NEW

Rebeka Dremelj Pod Mojo Kožo

1

6

5

Jessica Mauboy We Got Love

3

7

6

Ava Max Sweet But Psycho

3

8

4

Tina Turner The Bitch Is Back

3

9

7

ABBA Dancing Queen

3

10

8

Stella & Alexandra You Got Me

3

11

NEW

Natalija Verboten Ko Te Zagrabi

1

12

12

SaRaha Kizunguzungu

2

13

8

Sheppard Coming Home

3

14

13

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

3

15

11

Disco Fries & Hope Murphy Born Ready

2

16

NEW

Mirela Contigo

1

17

NEW

The Silent War We Are Broken

1

18

NEW

Nena Wunder Geschehn’

1

19

14

St. Lucia Dancing On Glass

3

20

18

Clive Tanaka Y Su Orquesta Neu Chicago

3

 

 

 

 

 

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’

 

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’