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

 

 

 

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Spring

Unfortunately I don’t have much to report this week, nor do I like to whine about the cold weather again. Yes it is still cold in London and there is still no sign of spring happening anytime soon. And we all know it is supposed to be kind of officially spring right now! Oops I swear I will give it a rest and maybe that will trigger some warm weather! Fingers crossed!!

So here is a little looking back and see what made an appearance in Enrico’s Top 20 in previous years around this time! I hope you enjoy!  Oh I’d also like to announce that next Monday I shall give you a little overview of the Top 10 songs so far after the first 12 weeks of 2013! Oh I’d also like to welcome Bahrain, Nepal, Thailand & Peru as the newest viewing countries on this website!

First one up is a song from dutch group Pussycat (no not the Pussycat Dolls, before you all get too excited – and they’re not dutch anyway!), which was originally released in 1975. ‘Mississippi’ became their sole number one hit in the United Kingdom in 1976, spending four weeks at number 1! Funny enough it entered my charts on the 20th of March 2006. Obviously I find it funny as it is almost 30 years after their first appearance and yet another typical example of an ‘oldie’ having an impact in my Top20. So far it has scored 202 points whilst been in the charts for a total of 12 weeks. This means it is currently ranked on position 195 in the All-Time charts. For all those freaking out right now with OMG in their heads – you might calm down knowing that it hasn’t reached the Top position in Enrico’s Hitlist. Still a good song though!

It seems that in that week back in 2006 all the so called ‘classic’ songs entered Enrico’s Hitlist, such as ‘Dolce Vita’ performed by Ryan Paris originally released and highly successful in 1983! Apparently (according to Wikipedia) the song is one of the biggest worldwide pop-dance successes created in Italy, which I find a very interesting fact. For those who are intrigued: the song did manage to reach the Number 1 spot in my charts, but was not even as closely good as ‘Mississippi’ by Pussycat. I was almost going to write Pussycat Dolls. Sorry it is one of those days and I am having a blonde moment or probably ‘inhaled’ too much chlorine at swim practice earlier on this evening. Ryan however only managed to stay in the Top 20 for 5 weeks, whilst securing 87 points which leaves him at this stage on All-Time Position Number 560. A very charming video being filmed in the french capital and city of love: Paris!

Last song ‘introduction’ for today has entered the charts on the 21st of March 2011. Michael Franti & Spearhead made their first appearance in my charts with a song called ‘Have A Little Faith’ which was introduced in the ABC Drama Series ‘Brothers & Sisters’ starring one of my favourite actresses Sally Field! Oh where was I? Yes right follow up single ‘Hey Hey Hey’ became the biggest hit in Enrico’s Hitlist for the American musician having spent 10 weeks in the Top 20 whilst scoring 182 points! This gives him rank number 225 out of currently 1902 songs listed in the All-Time Charts!

how it works I

Most of you might wonder about some statistics I have recently posted in some of my articles and a high percentage probably thinks I made those up. Wrong! I think it is about time to explain a bit how Enrico’s Hitlist actually works.

It is kind of common knowledge that I do like Eurovision music a bit. 2000 was not only the year I got the idea for my charts, it was also the first year I properly watched one of the biggest yearly televised music events, the Eurovision Song Contest. Quite frankly I was fascinated by the amount of countries peacefully competing against each other simply by singing. Call me a bit old fashioned or hopeless romantic but I am still fascinated by the idea of this contest which was first held back in 1956! Yes I do agree that sometimes it sounds like bad karaoke, but that can easily be ignored I think as the amount of actual great tunes being performed in front of a life audience outweighs those. Last years winner ‘Euphoria’ by Sweden’s Loreen for example has been a pretty big success worldwide. But funny enough it didn’t enter my charts! This just shows you how – let’s call it ‘weird’ for the time being – my taste in music can be sometimes.

The most interesting bit of the event however is when the countries vote each for their favourites and give each other points. This is actually the funniest – and most controversial bit of the evening as well, as sometimes you kind of know that some countries do neighbour friendly voting. I still don’t care how political it has become nowadays as it will remain a favourite TV show of mine. Proving my point for popularity is that it’s not just broadcast within the European Broadcast Union. No, it is also shown in countries such as the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, Argentina, China, New Zealand, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, India, Taiwan, South Korea, The Philippines, Thailand, Uruguay, Jordan, Egypt and Venezuela despite the fact that they don’t even participate.

Anyway I adapted this point system onto my weekly Top 20. And here is how it goes:

Rank 1 scores 35 points. Rank 2 gets 32. Rank 3 is worth 28, Rank 4 worth 25 and Rank 5 will get 22 points. The next one will get 19 points for being number 6. Number 7 gets 17. 15 points will be awarded to number 8 and 13 points will be given for the 9th Rank. And then it’s 11, 10, 9, 8 etc. down to a single point for being number 20. It is no rocket science really and obviously week by week the song which has been listed in the Top 20, those relevant points will be added up to easily determine how successful – or not – each song has been over time.

Those extensive lists exists for each year beginning from 2001 and of course there is a list of all the songs which have entered Enrico’s Hitlist since then! This is how I could tell you now my all time number 1 or my Number 1 song of 2009 for example, but I won’t reveal this tonight. and shall keep this for another time! But please let me know what you think about this point system and if it’s still fair towards songs entering the charts right now compared to the ones having entered much earlier?! Any thoughts, suggestions & opinions please email me: ehcharts@icloud.com

To finish of tonight I am looking back to Week number 4 12 years ago by sharing my all time Number 38 – so far – with you! Paul Young’s ‘Love Of The Common People’ has entered the charts on the 22nd of January 2001 and spent 45 weeks in Enrico’s Hitlist since then. 2 of those 45 weeks have been at Number 1 and here’s a trivia fact about that: This song has been the first one in my charts to retain that spot! So please enjoy (disregard the fashion in this video) and keep your eyes and ears open for Week 4 of 2013 coming out on Sunday!! Enrico x