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

 

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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!

Resurgence

The past week has somehow seen and what I would like to describe as somewhat of a resurgence of a few tunes I thought were on their way down and out of the charts.

Most notably is Saraha’s ‘Kizunguzungu’ which already has been on Top this years. If it continues to be successful like it has been the past 8 weeks then it looks like it is going to be a runaway win for the year end top spot! But more often than not things have changed around last minute so the race is far from over!

Talking about racing: after a bad knee injury and a big cold earlier this year I finally managed to be back in the pool & gym for two weeks now and to also compete again for the first time in a long time. Of course I was pretty nervous about it, but what helped me calm down my nerves was my music and this is the reason why some songs made big gains such as the BBC News Countdown, to me still one of the best ever news singles made!

Last but not least I did start to like Italy’s Eurovision entry for this year performed by Francesco Gabbana who won the San Remo Music Festival and debuts in Enrico’s Hitlist at 18th position. I’m actually shocked the YouTube video already has over 34 million views, which is immense compared to France’s ‘Requiem’ by Alma which fares much better in my charts. Funny how taste differs isn’t it?!

20/02-26/02/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

3

Saraha Kizunguzungu

8

2

2

Alma Requiem

3

3

1

Mirela Spain

3

4

4

Ace Wilder Wild Child

4

5

8

Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill

7

6

5

The Gipsy Kings Baila Me

5

7

6

Krista Siegfrids Better On My Own

5

8

15

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

6

9

NEW

Alan Walker Alone

1

10

7

Little Mix Your Love

2

11

16

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

8

12

NEW

Ruth Lorenzo 1,2,3

1

13

11

One Direction I Would

4

14

19

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

8

15

9

Silver Convention Telegram

4

16

12

Juice Newton Angel Of The Morning

8

17

17

Charli XCX & Lil Yachty After The Afterparty

2

18

NEW

Francesco Gabbani Occidentalis Karma

1

19

20

Sigala & Digital Farm Animals Only One

2

20

14

Luminate Heal This Home

2

 

This song was discovered by myself too late for the current week’s Top 20, but by the looks of it Sweden is going to keep their streak of Number 1 hits thus far as ‘I Lay Me Down’ sung by Wiktoria @ Melodifestivalen is on fire! Such a catchy happy pop song you just can’t stop listening to!

 

 

 

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Sometimes ‘Spring’ clean outs can be very beneficial and in this case almost be a bit of a miracle! I came across two old laptops of mine, which I totally had forgotten about and believe it or not they do contain some old chart stuff! They contain stats and lists I thought I had lost forever! Okay it is not the entire list from 2001-2014 but a good 8.5 years worth of music memories!!!

This means I will be able to do a bit of a ‘flashback’ today to what was Number 1 Ten(!) years ago! And in a surprise look back it was ‘Same Jeans’ by The View which actually dethroned the almighty Dolly Parton and her smash hit ‘Baby I’m Burning’ that week.

Fast Forward to 2017 and you’ll also find last week’s Number One dethroned. Spain’s Mirela keeps it with the Eurovision family though and I still think ‘Contigo’ should be going to Kiev instead of Manuel Navarro’s ‘Do It For Your Lover’.

This week also see’s the return of Little Mix being the highest entry with ‘Your Love’ since their very successful pop songs ‘Black Magic’ & ‘Shout Out To My Ex’.

It is also interesting to see that only 5 ‘original’ songs from the first week remain in the Top 20! What a week this has been! So happy!

13/02-19/02/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

5

Mirela Spain

2

2

1

Alma Requiem

2

3

4

Saraha Kizunguzungu

7

4

2

Ace Wilder Wild Child

3

5

6

The Gipsy Kings Baila Me

4

6

3

Krista Siegfrids Better On My Own

4

7

NEW

Little Mix Your Love

1

8

8

Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill

6

9

7

Silver Convention Telegram

3

10

9

Elina In Or Out

2

11

12

One Direction I Would

3

12

11

Juice Newton Angel Of The Morning

7

13

14

Jana Kramer Said No One Ever

5

14

NEW

Luminate Heal This Home

1

15

19

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

5

16

15

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

7

17

NEW

Charli XCX & Lil Yachty After The Afterparty

1

18

17

Gladys Knight & The Pips Midnight Train To Georgia

7

19

18

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

7

20

NEW

Sigala & Digital Farm Animals Only One

1

 

No. 1 Ten Years Ago!

Icing

Eurovision is ‘fast’ approaching, which is clearly reflected in this weeks top 20, including a new number 1. So far I would say brace yourself for France, because the song selected is just brilliant. ‘Requiem’ sung by Alma is a very fresh new style and something somehow completely different to other entries I’ve heard and well the french language is the icing on the cake!

This weeks second highest entry belongs to a song which sadly wasn’t selected to represent Spain in Kiev for some unknown reason! Apparently there has been some scandal surrounding this which I need to investigate further, but Mirela’s ‘Contigo’ fell short to be put through! However, to me it has great potential to become a great summer song for 2017, as it instantly makes me feel I am on a beach in Barcelona having fun! Very catchy indeed!

Honestly, the first time I saw the title for a potential Estonian entry I kind of thought ‘Oh of course someone would make a reference to BREXIT’ and ‘In Or Out’ did sound a bit suspicious, wouldn’t you agree?! Though it is another catchy song and another one with a bit of a different approach towards the biggest music show on the planet. And according to some online poll it has a good chance to become indeed Estonia’s choice. Soon we’ll know for sure.

Fun fact about this latest Top 20 is that despite 4 new entries we only see one gainer (can you spot it?) and the rest all lost ground compared to their placing last week!

06/02-12/02/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

NEW

Alma Requiem

1

2

1

Ace Wilder Wild Child

2

3

2

Krista Siegfrids Better On My Own

3

4

3

Saraha Kizunguzungu

6

5

NEW

Mirela Spain

1

6

4

The Gipsy Kings Baila Me

3

7

6

Silver Convention Telegram

2

8

7

Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill

5

9

NEW

Elina In Or Out

1

10

5

Naviband Historyja Majho Zyccia

3

11

9

Juice Newton Angel Of The Morning

6

12

10

One Direction I Would

2

13

NEW

Etzia Up

1

14

8

Jana Kramer Said No One Ever

4

15

12

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

6

16

19

Ruth Lorenzo Renuncio

3

17

13

Gladys Knight & The Pips Midnight Train To Georgia

6

18

14

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

6

19

16

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

4

20

17

Bardo One Step Further

6

 

 

 

Eurovision Fever Has Hit – AGAIN

Well, what can I say, besides the obvious: Eurovision has taken over (yet again) Enrico’s Hitlist and it is a second year in a row that Spain manages to succesfully climb up to Number 1 despite only coming tenth overall in this amazing contest which was viewed by almost 200 million people world wide. It took Ruth Lorenzo 11 weeks and last nights magnificent performance to sneak up to the Top Spot in what it’s now its twelve week, being one of the longest chart sitters so far. I am also still mezmerised with the incredible stage and the way it was featured. Well done Copenhagen. Well done Denmark!

 

A surprise entry comes from last years winner, Denmark’s very own Emmelie De Forest. She performed a mix of ‘Only Teardrops’ & ‘Rainmaker’ which finished in an amazing finale where all ESC participants joined in and the whole arena went mental singing along. This actually was a very emotional moment to me, as I just find it incredibly fascinating how so many different countries, cultures, races etc. celebrate which makes the Eurovision Song Contest to me kind of like the Olympic Games of Music, a peaceful movement which tries to overcome tensions such as between the Ukraine and Russia and even the boo’s came less and less. The Power of Music.

 

Hungary did make it to the Eurovision Final this year, however another song connected to this country entering at number 6 this week. ‘Budapest’ by George Ezra outshines a song called ‘Running’ which actually ranked very high last night in Copenhagen.

 

What a surprise result for The Common Linnets and ‘Calm After The Storm’ representing the Netherlands last night. They already featured in this years charts and after an incredible performance deserve a re-entry at Number 16 this week. Other Eurovision related re-entries to be seen this week are from Malta, Slovenia, Romania & Finland! What a week and what a night last night and thanks for tuning in!

 

Week 19 (05/05/14 – 11/05/14)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1

10

Ruth Lorenzo Dancing In The Rain 12
2

NEW

Emmelie De Forest Rainmaker 1
3

1

Glee I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For 9
4

4

Ina Maria Federowski Gegensätze Ziehn Sich An 2
5

NEW

Glee I Melt With You 1
6

NEW

George Ezra Budapest 1
7

9

Idina Menzel Let It Go 5
8

2

Zac Brown Band Day For The Dead 4
9

6

This Silent War We Are Broken 16
10

NEW

Pollaponk No Prejudice 1
11

NEW

Basim Cliche Love Song 1
12

3

Frozen Cast Fixer Upper 5
13

5

Natalija Verboten Ma Kje Si Ti 12
14

8

Glee Downtown 6
15

RE-ENTRY

Firelight Coming Home 1
16

RE-ENTRY

The Common Linnets Calm After The Storm 1
17

RE-ENTRY

Tinkara Kovac Round And Round 1
18

RE-ENTRY

Paula Seling & Ovi Miracle 1
19

RE-ENTRY

Softengine Something Better 1
20

7

Sugarland Stuck Like Glue 6

 

Final Week 2013 … Week No. 52

We have made it through another year of Enrico’s Hitlist! I am saying we, because I probably would have given up completely after my little hiatus a few months ago without your amazing support & feedback  from all over the world.

As it turns out, it is another good week for UK’s X-Factor Winner Sam Bailey who – unlike in the UK charts – manages to retain her Number 1 spot for a second week in a row and ends 2013 on a high note. She also manages to remain at the 5th spot with her interpretation of Whitney Houston’s ‘How Will I Know’ which actually is now officially more successful then the original! Needless to say, that she is this week’s number one artist with ‘Power Of Love’ climbing up one position to the sixth rank! Well done Sam.

Christmas feeling wasn’t much in the air this year as it turns out and I blame the mild weather for the big plunge of Glee’s ‘Mary’s Little Boy Child’ which didn’t even stay in the Top 10 this week and plummets 9 ranks down to Number 11!

A big winner though has become Walt Disney’s movie ‘Tangled’ which has produced two new entries and more notably the highest one of this week at Number 3! ‘I See The Light’ made a fantastic debut being sung by Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi. It is Mandy Moore’s second song in Enrico’s Hitlist after her first appearance back in March 2003!!!

The second highest entry this week goes to a song also related to ‘Tangled’. Grace Potter features with ‘Something that I Want’ at the very end of the movie in case you’d like to know. A very uplifting uptempo pop song which definitely deservers the seventh spot.

As most of you know it is no secret that I follow the Eurovision Song Contest which is to be hosted in Denmark’s capital Copenhagen next year. The first countries are already in the process of finding their representative or already found them like the Ukraine and most recently Albania did. I came across the Maltese selection and ‘Coming Home’ by Firelight is now firmly stuck in my head. Watch and listen yourself to see what you make out of this potential entry for 2014 which enters at number 9 in this week’s Top 20!

I will be back tomorrow to reveal the official Top 40 of 2013 – so stay tuned !!!

Enrico’s Hitlist Week 52 (23/12/2013-29/12/2013)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 1 Sam Bailey Skyscraper 2
2 4 Aubrey Peeples Gonna Get Even 11
3 NEW Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi I See The Light 1
4 3 Leona Lewis One More Sleep 5
5 5 Sam Bailey How Will I Know 5
6 7 Sam Bailey Power Of Love 4
7 NEW Grace Potter Something That I Want 1
8 NEW Olly Murs In Case You Didn’t Know 1
9 NEW Firelight Coming Home 1
10 12 Little Mix Move 5
11 2 Glee Mary’s Little Boy Child 2
12 14 Clare Bowen & Chaley Rose Come See About Me 2
13 8 Cody Simpson Got Me Good 5
14 15 Sam Palladio & Jonathan Jackson Be My Girl 2
15 6 One Direction Happily 4
16 10 Freemasons & Katherine Ellis Tears 3
17 17 Misha B Do You Think Of Me 22
18 16 Sleeping Beauty Magical House Cleaning Blue Or Pink 9
19 9 Afrojack & Spree Wilson The Spark 3
20 11 One Direction Why Don’t We Go There 2