Hawaii

Good evening or ‘Aloha’ as they say in Hawaii. I do realise that my last chart update has been about 4 weeks ago, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t happen! Therefore today you’ll get a full all in one overview.

You will notice that on the top position nothing has changed and Sweden’s Wiktoria remains unbeatable for a fifth consecutive week! Quite a stunning feat I might add, which also adds to Sweden’s success in Enrico’s Hitlist so far (more about this in a future post). Unfortunately this young talented lady has not progressed to the Eurovision Song Contest this year, despite being enormously popular with the public! The ‘professional’ jury must have been deaf and blind not to give her higher ratings which ultimately cost her to lose out on Robin Bengtsson’s ‘I Can’t Go On’. Funny enough the Swedish charts seem to reflect my taste on this occasion as Wiktoria is still ranked higher than Robin!

Having re-watched the Swedish selection process called Melodifestivalen again, has also given Ace Wilder’s ‘Wild Child’ a boost as she climbed up to the third position and remains there as solid as a rock only to be beaten by a group which was in my charts about two years ago called Te Vaka. Their upbeat song ‘Logo Te Pate’ debuted two weeks ago thanks to Disney’s magnificent animated movie ‘Moana’. Having watched that movie and also being on a little vacation to America’s paradise has also pushed a few other Hawaiian inspired songs into the Top 20 such as ‘Pakalolo’!

As previously predicted you also notice a german speaking song called ‘Guten Morgen Sonnenschein’ a very upbeat version of Nana Mouskouris’ original which remains in the Top 5 for a 4th week running and by the looks of it it’s going to be in the charts for a while!

06/03-12/03/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

1

Wiktoria As I Lay Me Down

2

2

NEW

Stereoact Guten Morgen Sonnenschein

1

3

4

Ace Wilder Wild Child

6

4

2

Saraha Kizunguzungu

10

5

3

Francesco Gabbani Occidentalis Karma

3

6

NEW

Andy Grammar Honey, I’m Good

1

7

5

Alma Requiem

5

8

NEW

Laura Alaina Road Less Traveled

1

9

6

Rune Rudberg Band Run Run Away

2

10

7

Mirela Contigo

5

11

12

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

10

12

8

Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill

9

13

14

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

10

14

15

One Direction I Would

6

15

11

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

8

16

9

The Gipsy Kings Baila Me

7

17

17

Little Mix Your Love

4

18

10

Krista Siegfrids Better On My Own

7

19

18

Charli XCX & Lil Yachty After The Afterparty

4

20

20

Luminate Heal This Home

4

 

 

13/03-19/03/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

1

Wiktoria As I Lay Me Down

3

2

2

Stereoact Guten Morgen Sonnenschein

2

3

3

Ace Wilder Wild Child

7

4

NEW

西野加奈 Have A Nice Day

1

5

NEW

AKB48 Koisuru Fortune Cookie

1

6

5

Francesco Gabbani Occidentalis Karma

4

7

4

Saraha Kizunguzungu

11

8

NEW

Makaha Sons Of NiIhau Pakalolo

1

9

6

Andy Grammar Honey, I’m Good

2

10

9

Rune Rudberg Band Run Run Away

3

11

7

Alma Requiem

6

12

11

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

11

13

13

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

11

14

10

Mirela Contigo

6

15

14

One Direction I Would

7

16

12

Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill

10

17

8

Laura Alaina Road Less Traveled

2

18

16

The Gipsy Kings Baila Me

8

19

NEW

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud

1

20

NEW

Stella Mwangi Haba Haba

1

 

 

 

20/03-26/03/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

1

Wiktoria As I Lay Me Down

4

2

NEW

Te Vaka Logo Te Pate

1

3

3

Ace Wilder Wild Child

8

4

5

AKB48 Koisuru Fortune Cookie

2

5

2

Stereoact Guten Morgen Sonnenschein

3

6

4

西野加奈 Have A Nice Day

2

7

NEW

Alessia Cara How Far I’ll Go

1

8

6

Francesco Gabbani Occidentalis Karma

5

9

7

Saraha Kizunguzungu

12

10

8

Makaha Sons Of NiIhau Pakalolo

2

11

9

Andy Grammar Honey, I’m Good

3

12

11

Alma Requiem

7

13

12

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

12

14

13

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

12

15

10

Rune Rudberg Band Run Run Away

4

16

16

Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill

11

17

14

Mirela Contigo

7

18

NEW

Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard Gladiator Main Theme

1

19

19

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud

2

20

15

One Direction I Would

8

 

 

27/03-02/04/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

1

Wiktoria As I Lay Me Down

5

2

2

Te Vaka Logo Te Pate

2

3

3

Ace Wilder Wild Child

9

4

NEW

Lady Gaga Million Reasons

1

5

5

Stereoact Guten Morgen Sonnenschein

4

6

10

Makaha Sons Of NiIhau Pakalolo

3

7

4

AKB48 Koisuru Fortune Cookie

3

8

8

Francesco Gabbani Occidentalis Karma

6

9

7

Alessia Cara How Far I’ll Go

2

10

9

Saraha Kizunguzungu

13

11

11

Andy Grammar Honey, I’m Good

4

12

6

西野加奈 Have A Nice Day

3

13

12

Alma Requiem

8

14

13

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

13

15

14

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

13

16

NEW

Dolly Parton Sweet Music Man

1

17

19

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud

3

18

NEW

Russian Choir Kalinka

1

19

17

Mirela Contigo

8

20

16

Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill

12

 

Banuary

So, January is almost over and week 5 of Enrico’s Hitlist is already sharpening up. The so called dry month or by a few friends kindly nick named ‘Banuary’ is coming to an end and I am very proud to announce that I have not had a single drop of alcohol over the past 31 days! I must admit, that I was tempted every now and then and most recently last Friday when a few mates were over at my place not finishing the bottle of red wine. Funny enough the bottle is still there – and half full of course. I could take a picture to give you some evidence but I think you have to take my word as most of you probably think I did drink it all and just bought a new one (which I did not!).

A few other things, besides my charts are sharpening up as well, such as me signing up to finally start studying! Yes I am very excited that I have enrolled and to get my first course book delivered. According to the UPS tracker it should be with me tomorrow. Last known location was Castle Donnington in the United Kingdom. However it is still a mystery to me how UPS logistics works, as according to the website the book (I don’t know if it’s just a monster book or more than one!) has been dispatched last night in Montreal and before reaching Philly made it’s way to Louisville in Kentucky which – what I found out today – is one of this parcel delivery company’s major hubs. I will keep you posted if I get it delivered successfully!

I have also finally decided on the cities I am going to visit in May whilst I’m going to be in the United States! It is definitely going to be an adventurous journey, travelling through New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego and Miami. I am sure you can sense that I am very excited about it. On that note one suggestion which has been brought forward to me was to write more about my very own travel experiences. Is this something (besides my charts) you’d be interested in? I might go and try to start a poll about it and see what the results are going to be and of course will let you know the outcome! Suggestions as usual to my email please: ehcharts@icloud.com.

And now back to some music chart business! I am going to present you some chart breakers from previous years and also would like to show you a guaranteed Re-Entry for this weeks Top 20 (officially to be announced on Sunday the 3rd of February!). And for those who are interested in how songs enter my Hitlist: just be patient. It will be revealed at some point!

In Week Number 5 of 2011 Norway’s Stella Mwangi entered Enrico’s Hitlist with her Eurovision Entry ‘Haba Haba’. The live performance in the Semi-Final was absolutely rubbish and Stella did not advance into the final in Dusseldorf/Germany. The early draw (she was number 1 in that Semi-Final) probably didn’t help her either besides the poorly singing and dancing on stage. Regardless of that performance, the song became a massive hit in Enrico’s Hitlist. Not only has it spent 8 weeks at Number 1, it also narrowly kept Lady Gaga’s ‘The Edge Of Glory’ at bay in the year end charts with a very small lead of 34 points! So far it has spent 65 weeks in total in my charts and is currently ranked as All Time Number 10!

For the next song we even have to look back a bit further. In 2005 Australian phenomenon Kylie Minogue managed to sneak onto Number 1 for the very first time in my charts with her famous song ‘I Believe In You’. She even managed a minor Re-Entry in last years charts with her Abbey Road Sessions version of this tune. But compared to ‘Haba Haba’ this song looks more like a One Hit Wonder as up until today it has only spent 4 weeks in total in my Top 20 and is only ranked All Time Number 575.

And now to the song which will definitely re-enter my Top 20 this week! It is ‘Marley’s Chain’s’ by Honey Rider. I don’t want to bore you with dry facts so I will keep it short and simple so you can enjoy this magnificent song. But I want to tell you, that so far it has scored 79 points over 10 weeks and is at Number 608 out of 1875 songs listed. Enjoy! x