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!

First

Sorry for being a day later than usual, but I literally just got back from my first trip abroad of 2017! I had good intentions yesterday when I was preparing to post ‘live’ from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, but I decided not to in the end (maybe I had too much wine!).

Anyway week Number 3 has passed and so has another week of Enrico’s Hitlist or better now known as ehcharts and we have a new number one! Saraha from Sweden who was denied to represent the country at last year’s Eurovision Song Contest pushed her way to the top spot with ‘Kizunguzungu’ leaving the highest new entry ‘Said No One Ever’ by Jana Kramer in her wake. Not sure how many of you remember my pre-robbery time but Saraha’s song does remind me a tiny bit of Norway’s entry from 2011 called ‘Haba Haba’.

Thanks to my recent long-haul flights to the US I was able to pick up a few new songs who featured in movies I was able to watch, such as ‘The Secret Life Of Pets’! Although I wasn’t travelling to New York (I went to St Louis/Missouri) the song somehow stuck with me mainly because of its catchiness.

02/01-08/01/2017

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

2

Saraha Kizunguzungu

3

2

NEW

Jana Kramer Said No One Ever

1

3

1

Juice Newton Angel Of The Morning

3

4

7

Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill

2

5

NEW

Taylor Swift Welcome To New York

1

6

4

Shakira Try Everything

3

7

5

Bardo One Step Further

3

8

17

The Gipsy Kings Medley

3

9

3

Rainey Qualley Me And Johnny Cash

3

10

8

Britt Kersten Küsse Im Winterwald

3

11

6

Kurumi Kobato Atakku No. 1

3

12

9

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling

3

13

12

Gladys Knight & The Pips Midnight Train To Georgia

3

14

NEW

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

1

15

11

Little Mix Black Magic

3

16

10

Produce 101 Pick Me

3

17

14

Eric Church How ‘Bout You

2

18

NEW

Rodney Atkins If You’re Going Through Hell

1

19

13

Little Mix Shout Out To My Ex

3

20

NEW

The Trio Feels Like Home

1

 

 

Again

Dolly Style with ‘Hello Hi’ are holding on to Number 1 for an incredible fifth week now in a row, defending off another attack from ‘Really Don’t Care’ by Demi Lovato & Cher Lloyd!

However a catchy pop song from India becomes this weeks highest entry at Number 3! ‘Yaari Yaari’ by Purani Jeans follows into the footsteps of Slumdog Millionaire which back in the days scored lots of points with songs featured in the movie, i.e. ‘Latika’s Theme’ & ‘Millionaire’! This shows you again how versatile my charts can be!

Noteworthy this week is the biggest gainer to be found at number 9! And again(!) it is a hit I predicted a while ago which will you believe it had to be rush released due to popular demand. I’m still not sure why the UK is so behind OMI’s ‘Cheerleader’, as it has already been a big success across Scandinavia, other parts of Europe and Australia!

One song – which sneaks in at Number 8 – will probably do really well in the UK once it is released and if it does be assured I’ll rub it in! ‘Bills’ by American Rapper Lunch Money Lewis is not a typical rap song and I guess because of the way it’s done it’s just hard to resist not to like it and everyone can relate to it as well!

Week 15 – 06/04-12/04/2015

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

1

Dolly Style Hello Hi

5

2

2

Demi Lovato & Cher Lloyd Really Don’t Care

4

3

NEW

Purani Jeans Yaari Yaari

1

4

NEW

Nashville Cast My Song

1

5

3

Glee Popular

4

6

5

Pink The Truth About Love

5

7

6

Jess Glynne Hold My Hand

7

8

NEW

Lunch Money Lewis Bills

1

9

20

OMI Cheerleader

14

10

16

Irish Dances The Lord Of The Dance

2

11

11

Garth Brooks The River

3

12

NEW

Cher Lloyd Want U Back

1

13

3

Kelly Clarkson Heartbeat Song

2

14

9

Giusy Ferreri Ma Il Cielo è Sempre Più Blu

9

15

8

Glee I Lived

4

16

7

ZZ Ward Put The Gun Down

2

17

10

Sam Hunt House Party

15

18

18

Glee All About That Bass

9

19

12

Eric Saade Sting

5

20

13

Caro Emerald No Charge

6

 

 

 

 

 

The Newsroom

I finally caught up on a US TV-Show called ‘The Newsroom’ and this week I managed to watch a series finale. The reason I am mentioning it is that this weeks highest new entry is ‘That’s How I Got To Memphis’ storming up to the 4th position, which is pretty respectable given it’s ‘old’ nature and being a rather quiet country song. Though it did get a major push because of the HBO Entertainment show mentioned above, which featured a brilliantly Emily Mortimer alongside with Jeff Daniels.

Just realised I got a bit carried away here! As you will also see last weeks new entry ‘Cheerleader’ by OMI stormed to the top spot making it already the 3rd Number One of 2015. This is closely followed by another big gain going to The BBC and their Regions Intro. Looks like this year a lot of songs seem to attract more favouritism once they have been remixed. The Felix Jaehn Remix of Cheerleader is obviously one example which actually sits currently also at Number One in Australia’s Single Charts!

Miami Horror manages to sneak into this weeks Top 10 with ‘Holidays’! Maybe that is a sign for myself to look into booking some days of vacation for 2015 and a hint to go to Florida?!

Week 3 – 12/01-18/01/2015

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

14

OMI Cheerleader

2

2

17

The BBC BBC News Countdown (Regions)

2

3

1

Scotty McCreery Feelin’ It

3

4

NEW

Bobby Bare That’s How I Got To Memphis

1

5

2

Trijntje Oosterhuis Walk Along

2

6

4

Sam Hunt House Party

3

7

6

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud (Alex Adair Remix)

3

8

5

G.R.L. Ugly Heart

3

9

NEW

Miami Horror Holidays

1

10

12

Emmelie De Forest Rainmaker

3

11

10

Maldita Nerea Mira Dentro

3

12

3

Ruth Lorenzo Gigantes

2

13

8

Meghan Trainor All About That Bass

3

14

16

Neon Genesis Evangelion Opening Theme

3

15

15

Jennifer Lopez & French Montana I Luh Ya Papi

2

16

NEW

James Bay Hold Back The River

1

17

9

Helene Fischer Atemlos Durch Die Nacht

3

18

11

Sheppard Geronimo

3

19

7

Union J Tonight (We Live Forever)

3

20

19

Scotty McCreery Blue Jean Baby

2

I think it is a pretty brilliant performance by the Newsroom Cast and yet another great tv-moment created by Aaron Sorkin.

 

 

 

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

 

 

Country

Welcome back to Week No. 2 @ehCharts and thanks for ‘tuning’ in!

‘Can You Feel It’ has become a question over the last couple of days in terms of if I can feel the Christmas Spirit of 2014! Honest answer obviously is a big fat NO, but I certainly can feel the charm of this awesome country themed song arranged by Scott McCreery, one of the newcomers in this genre who narrowly overran ‘Geronimo’ by Sheppard now stuck in second place! I know the video is in like karaoke style, but the song is pretty pretty cool – well I think so at least! And he’s the one to look out for, as ‘Feelin It’ is about to set during next week!

 

And the country theme continues with Sam Hunt’s ‘House Party’ climbing up to number 4. Next week could all be between Sam and Scott. Ya never know!

 

Well though I might do Simon Cowell’s ‘X-Factor’ a huge favour today, I still think Fleur East’s performance of ‘Uptown Funk’ was one of the best performances ever. And let’s face it! She was kind of the reason Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson had tu rush release their single topping the UK-Top 40 this week! Therefore she definitely deserves her 6th entry position!

 

Week 2 (08/12-14/12/14)

Rank

Last Week

Artist(s)/Band(s) Song Title

Weeks

1

NEW

Scotty McCreery Can You Feel It

1

2

1

Sheppard Geronimo

2

3

2

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud

2

4

6

Sam Hunt House Party

2

5

3

Helene Fischer Atemlos

2

6

NEW

Fleur East Uptown Funk

1

7

14

Meghan Trainor All About That Bass

2

8

7

G.R.L. Ugly Heart

2

9

NEW

Mike Oldfield In Dulci Jubilo

1

10

9

Sam Hunt Raised On It

2

11

4

Cheryl I Don’t Care

2

12

10

Maldita Nerea Mira Dentro

2

13

8

Avicii The Days

2

14

15

This Silent War We Are Broken

2

15

NEW

Glee Christmas Wrapping

1

16

16

Sara Evans & Will Chase Put My Heart Down

2

17

NEW

Olly Murs & Travie McCoy Wrapped Up

1

18

5

Alex Goot & Against The Current Catch My Breath

2

19

NEW

Urban Cookie Collective The Key: The Secret

1

20

NEW

Ru Paul If I Dream

1

I do want to feature one of Enrico’s ALL TIME CLASSICS, as it made a re-appearance on Number 19 this week. It is one of those songs I feel, never got full credit and yet every time you hear it with friends, co-workers etc. literally everyone is singing to it! And on that note I shall you leave with Urban Cookie Collective’s amazing arrangement of ‘The Key: The Secret’!