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

 

Enough

‘Hello Hi’ by Swedish Pop Trio Dolly Style is holding on to the top spot for an incredible fourth week in a row, which means it still was not enough for Demi Lovato & Cher Lloyd to claim the throne in this weeks charts!

You will also see, that slowly but steadily ‘Popular’ by the Glee Cast is climbing up the latter and settles at the 4th position just behind this weeks highest entry (and rightfully predicted last week) ‘Heartbeat Song’ by US Idol winner Kelly Clarkson. But who am I kidding – these are my charts, so I kind of do decide who is entering and who isn’t!

So it also doesn’t come at a surprise that ZZ Ward with ‘Put The Gun Down’ is debuting at number 7 this week, just having recently seen ‘We’re The Miller’s’!

Last surprise entry of the week is to be found at number 16, a song which was featured on the BBC’s ‘Eurovision’s Greatest’ Hits’. ‘The Lord Of The Dance’ by Irish Dances was just an interval act at the ESC 21 (!) years ago but certainly took the world by storm and the performance on the show certainly had an impact on me! On that dancing note I wish you all a Happy Easter!

Week 14 – 30/03-05/04/2015

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

1

Dolly Style Hello Hi

4

2

2

Demi Lovato & Cher Lloyd Really Don’t Care

3

3

NEW

Kelly Clarkson Heartbeat Song

1

4

5

Glee Popular

3

5

7

Pink The Truth About Love

4

6

4

Jess Glynne Hold My Hand

6

7

NEW

ZZ Ward Put The Gun Down

1

8

3

Glee I Lived

3

9

8

Giusy Ferreri Ma Il Cielo è Sempre Più Blu

8

10

13

Sam Hunt House Party

14

11

6

Garth Brooks The River

2

12

9

Eric Saade Sting

4

13

11

Caro Emerald No Charge

5

14

10

Electro Velvet Still In Love With You

5

15

12

Caro Emerald Tell Me How Long

3

16

NEW

Irish Dances The Lord Of The Dance

1

17

19

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud (Alex Adair Remix)

14

18

17

Glee All About That Bass

8

19

15

Olly Murs & Demi Levato Up

9

20

18

OMI Cheerleader

13

 

 

 

Strong

Dolly Style still looking strong with ‘Hello Hi’ clinging onto the top spot for the third consecutive week, fighting off a strong ‘Really Don’t Care’ by Demi Lovato & Cher Lloyd, having to settle for silver.

This all happened in a week which saw One Direction losing one of its members, an awful plane crash in the French Alps and me doing 9 workouts in a week, which I call an achievement, as I haven’t worked out this hard since 2012!!

I also feel a bit proud having correctly predicted that ‘Hold My Hand’ by Jess Glynne would be a future hit, as it debuted at Number 1 in the UK charts, though it only is good enough for the 4th place in my charts this week. Sorry Jess! Glee does demonstrate its strengths having two songs in the Top 5, with ‘I Lived’ & ‘Popular’ being ranked 3 and 5 respectively.

World known Country star Garth Brooks is the only new entrant this week with ‘The River’ sneaking in at number 6, which compared to most of the songs at the moment is a rather quiet but yet beautiful composed country-pop ballad.

Week 13 – 23/03-29/03/2015

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

1

Dolly Style Hello Hi

3

2

3

Demi Lovato & Cher Lloyd Really Don’t Care

2

3

2

Glee I Lived

2

4

4

Jess Glynne Hold My Hand

5

5

10

Glee Popular

2

6

NEW

Garth Brooks The River

1

7

11

Pink The Truth About Love

3

8

6

Giusy Ferreri Ma Il Cielo è Sempre Più Blu

7

9

5

Eric Saade Sting

3

10

14

Electro Velvet Still In Love With You

4

11

8

Caro Emerald No Charge

4

12

7

Caro Emerald Tell Me How Long

2

13

9

Sam Hunt House Party

13

14

12

Neon Genesis Evangelion Opening Theme

13

15

15

Olly Murs & Demi Levato Up

8

16

17

Glee All About That Bass

7

17

19

Avicii The Nights

3

18

18

OMI Cheerleader

12

19

16

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud (Alex Adair Remix)

13

20

13

Glee Someday We’ll Be Together

2

 

 

 

This will highly likely be featured in next weeks charts, so stay tuned !

GleeGoodbye

It is late I’m afraid and I need to cut things short, though I might do a mid-week tribute about Glee, which over the last six years (can you believe it?!) has had quite an impact in my charts. So it is no surprise that after the series finale ‘I Lived’ has stormed to Number two, almost taking  down ‘Hello Hi’ by Dolly Style!

Glee will always remain special to me, as it – in my opinion – always managed to make ‘old school songs’ popular again or at least get people talking about them. Best example obviously is ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ by Journey which surprisingly enough never did that well in my charts. Nonetheless other songs did and just this week shows the producers and writers did incredibly well, despite the show’s decline since season 3! Glee will definitely be missed and I will pay tribute at some point. So this is it #GleeGoodbye!

Week 12 – 16/03-22/03/2015

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

1

Dolly Style Hello Hi

2

2

NEW

Glee I Lived

1

3

NEW

Demi Lovato & Cher Lloyd Really Don’t Care

1

4

2

Jess Glynne Hold My Hand

4

5

6

Eric Saade Sting

2

6

3

Giusy Ferreri Ma Il Cielo è Sempre Più Blu

6

7

NEW

Caro Emerald Tell Me How Long

1

8

5

Caro Emerald No Charge

3

9

4

Sam Hunt House Party

12

10

NEW

Glee Popular

1

11

7

Pink The Truth About Love

2

12

9

Neon Genesis Evangelion Opening Theme

12

13

NEW

Glee Someday We’ll Be Together

1

14

8

Electro Velvet Still In Love With You

3

15

10

Olly Murs & Demi Levato Up

7

16

20

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud (Alex Adair Remix)

12

17

19

Glee All About That Bass

6

18

14

OMI Cheerleader

11

19

11

Avicii The Nights

2

20

15

Scotty McCreery Feelin’ It

12

 

 

 

 

Dolly

Sweden always has been good with their song choice for Eurovision, and I only got into it this week, as Melodifestivalen was down to select the entrant for Vienna 2015 and as we all know ABBA – back then – was one of those groups becoming one of the biggest acts in the pop/music industry … However it was not the winner gaining my attention! Instead it was Dolly Style and their incredibly well performed ‘Hello Hi’ which stormed to Number One this week. It is a very endearing catchy pop song, which I think will do well this year at ehCharts.com!

This brings me to the second highest entry this week – and no surprise – another participant to become Sweden’s representative at the Eurovision Song Contest this year Eric Saade. ‘Sting’ makes its debut at Number 6 and after listening to it for quite some time I do think the beginning sounds way to close to ‘Call Me Maybe’, a major hit by Carly Rae Jepson a few years ago, don’t you agree?!

It has been a while since Pink was seen in my charts, but for some reason ‘The Truth About Love’ has hit a nerve this week and a respectable seventh position is the ultimate result.

C.J.Lewis with ‘Sweets For My Sweet’ is probably another surprise entry this week which out of the blue caught my attention and given it is from 1994 rank number 16 is a pretty good place to be!

Week 11 – 09/03-15/03/2015

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

NEW

Dolly Style Hello Hi

1

2

1

Jess Glynne Hold My Hand

3

3

3

Giusy Ferreri Ma Il Cielo è Sempre Più Blu

5

4

4

Sam Hunt House Party

11

5

2

Caro Emerald No Charge

2

6

NEW

Eric Saade Sting

1

7

NEW

Pink The Truth About Love

1

8

6

Electro Velvet Still In Love With You

2

9

8

Neon Genesis Evangelion Opening Theme

11

10

7

Olly Murs & Demi Levato Up

6

11

NEW

Avicii The Nights

1

12

5

Glee I Can’t Go For That / You Make My Dreams

2

13

19

Aubrey Peeples Gonna Get Even

5

14

11

OMI Cheerleader

10

15

12

Scotty McCreery Feelin’ It

11

16

NEW

C.J.Lewis Sweets For My Sweet

1

17

13

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

10

18

10

Cisilia Vi To Datid Nu

5

19

16

Glee All About That Bass

5

20

18

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud (Alex Adair Remix)

11

 

 

 

 

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