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!

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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

 

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

 

 

 

Movements

The second week of ehCharts 2015 had his first big movements and already a change at the top spot! Scotty McCreery’s ‘Feelin’ It’ did have an impact (desire for summer holiday perhaps?!) and has claimed the number one position. Furthermore you will notice that last weeks Number 1 has to settle at number seven this week.

For those Eurovision Fans out there (and I know you are out there!) you might be pleased to see that this years winner of the Dutch selection Trijntje Oosterhuis makes her debut with ‘Walk Along’ at rank 2 this week and successfully continues on last years single called ‘Calm After The Storm’ by The Common Linnets!

Further success comes from another Eurovision participant representing Spain last year with ‘Dancing In The Rain’. Y’all know that I am talking about Ruth Lorenzo who released her first album ‘Planeta De Azul’ and storms to number 3 with ‘Gigantes’, which has been also a success in the Spanish Singles Charts.

Lastly I would like to point out that all kinds of music have the chance to enter ehCharts, as you will see with the BBC News Countdown being one example or Jennifer Lopez’ Hip Hop single ‘I Luh Ya Papi’ another. Check out the videos below and enjoy and thanks for checking in!

Week 2 – 05/01-11/01/2015

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

2

Scotty McCreery Feelin’ It

2

2

NEW

Trijntje Oosterhuis Walk Along

1

3

NEW

Ruth Lorenzo Gigantes

1

4

3

Sam Hunt House Party

2

5

7

G.R.L. Ugly Heart

2

6

4

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud (Alex Adair Remix)

2

7

1

Union J Tonight (We Live Forever)

2

8

8

Meghan Trainor All About That Bass

2

9

5

Helene Fischer Atemlos Durch Die Nacht

2

10

15

Maldita Nerea Mira Dentro

2

11

6

Sheppard Geronimo

2

12

11

Emmelie De Forest Rainmaker

2

13

NEW

Ruth Lorenzo 1,2,3

1

14

NEW

OMI Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)

1

15

NEW

Jennifer Lopez & French Montana I Luh Ya Papi

1

16

17

Neon Genesis Evangelion Opening Theme

2

17

NEW

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

1

18

13

Natalija Verboten Ma Kje Si Ti

2

19

NEW

Scotty McCreery Blue Jean Baby

1

20

10

Fleur East Uptown Funk

2

 

 

New Beginnings

This is it! I am back to NEW BEGINNINGS.

We are already four days into 2015 and it is time to re-write Enrico’s Hitlist, or to those who recently followed this website/blog finally start from ‘scratch’ and this time I mean it.

The previous attempts were to see if I still have the passion or power to keep up my charts like I had previously done for over more then 14(!) years continuously. The last couple of weeks and well months have been hard on me but reflecting on this at the same time the only thing keeping me going was music, no matter how sad or happy it was. Every morning leaving the flat it is music which wakes me up and lightens up my heart. Every time on the train were I try to squeeze in another nap it is music which soothes my seoul. Every time before a swim race – though it has been a while – it is music which gets me into the right zone to focus and motivate me. I could list many more things and I am confident you can relate to this as much as I do, but to cut things short and not bore you I want to point out that I love music and will always treasure it and that’s regardless of what genre, singer, group or lyrics are currently in my Top 20. At the end, it is going to be what you make out of it.

For all of us I wish that some of the songs will create special memories like they do for me and I am sure from time to time I shall share those with you.

So here we are at a fresh start. Welcome to 2015. Welcome to ehCharts!

Week 1 – 01/01-04/01/2015

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

NEW

Union J Tonight (We Live Forever)

1

2

NEW

Scotty McCreery Feelin’ It

1

3

NEW

Sam Hunt House Party

1

4

NEW

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud (Alex Adair Remix)

1

5

NEW

Helene Fischer Atemlos Durch Die Nacht

1

6

NEW

Sheppard Geronimo

1

7

NEW

G.R.L. Ugly Heart

1

8

NEW

Meghan Trainor All About That Bass

1

9

NEW

Dolly Parton Baby I’m Burnin’

1

10

NEW

Fleur East Uptown Funk

1

11

NEW

Emmelie De Forest Rainmaker

1

12

NEW

Scotty McCreery Can You Feel It

1

13

NEW

Natalija Verboten Ma Kje Si Ti

1

14

NEW

Roger Whittaker I Don’t Believe In If Anymore

1

15

NEW

Maldita Nerea Mira Dentro

1

16

NEW

Mika & Ariana Grande Popular Song

1

17

NEW

Neon Genesis Evangelion Opening Theme

1

18

NEW

One Republic Something I Need

1

19

NEW

Sam Hunt Raised On It

1

20

NEW

Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj Bang, Bang

1

 

The first official Number 1 on ehCharts! Union J’s ‘Tonight (We Live Forever)’

 

And already a summer song for 2015! Scotty McCreerys’ ‘Feelin’ It’ has to settle for the second spot!

 

And Yes! I have to show one more in form of a cheeky flashback to when it all began in 2001 with Vanessa Amorosi’s ‘Absolutely Everybody’

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!!!