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!

 

 

 

ANOTHER DOUBLE BILL or this Time I Blame Dallas/Texas Y’All

Here we are again, with another ‘Double Bill’. This time I have to blame Dallas/Texas instead of New York for the delay, but maybe you like the wait to see what has happened over the past two weeks in Enrico’s Hitlist?! I hope so! And thanks for checking!!!

Firstly, we do have a new Number One, another country-pop song which rose straight to the top spot having been ‘discovered’ on my flight from London’s Heathrow airport to Chicago’s O’Hare. ‘Day For The Dead’ might sound awful, but once you hear it I am confident it will be stuck in your heads like it did in mine. Thanks to Shazam I was able to track it down the moment I touched down in the US state of Illinois. It’s the right balance of country, pop and rock as well which totally got my attention and still does as it remained at the top spot for a second week in a row! I think, their live performance is good but doesn’t do the song justice! Judge yourself. And they kind of remind me of Led Zepellin a bit!

 

Since I’ve already blamed Dallas for this delayed update of Enrico’s Hitlist I feel cheeky enough – though it hasn’t recently re-entered my charts – to present you the current opening of the TV-Show. I will also still stick to my statement which I made some time ago, that I do think the current show is a very good continuation of the original tv-show which captured the attention of millions!! DALLAS Fans, ENJOY!

Week 16 (14/04/14 – 20/04/14)

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

NEW

Zac Brown Band Day For The Dead 1
2

3

Frozen Cast Fixer Upper 2
3

1

Sugarland Stuck Like Glue 3
4

5

Natalija Verboten Ma Kje Si Ti 9
5

4

Glee Downtown 3
6

2

Rita Ora I Will Never Let You Down 2
7

6

Ruth Lorenzo Dancing In The Rain 9
8

7

Glee Hold On 7
9

13

Coldplay Hurts Like Heaven 2
10

9

This Silent War We Are Broken 13
11

11

Glee Raise Your Glass 4
12

10

Idina Menzel Let It Go 2
13

8

Pixie Lott Nasty 4
14

14

Glee America 6
15

12

Sugarland Something More 3
16

15

Nathan Carter Wagon Wheel 3
17

16

Aubrey Peeples Tell Me 3
18

RE-ENTRY

Aubrey Peeples Gonna Get Even 1
19

18

Jo Dee Messina Heads Carolina, Tails California 4
20

20

Glee I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For 6

 

This week saw another country-pop song debuting fairly high in Enrico’s Hitlist! Chris Young manages to enter at Number 3 with ‘I Can Take It From There’ a song which this time I discovered on my flight from Chicago to the infamous city of Dallas! That’s right, I went to Texas again and had an absolute blast! Perhaps too much alcohol but like one of my friends is keep saying to me YOLO! And like Chris is keep singing, I can also take it from there!

Another one of this weeks new entries is Marvin Gaye’s ‘Sexual Healing’. But this song only manages to re-enter because of this very chilled Kygo Remix which I heard first on a car ride from the airport to downtown Dallas. Just imagine being in a car, the sun is shining and you’re in one of the most famous cities on this planet, well according to my own rating! You get the feel. Close your eyes and let it take you wherever you want to be. Kygo did a very good job remixing this classic and no wonder this youTube video has over 3 million views.

Week 17 (21/04/14 – 27/04/14)

 

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

1

Zac Brown Band Day For The Dead 2
2

2

Frozen Cast Fixer Upper 3
3

NEW

Chris Young I Can Take It From There 1
4

4

Natalija Verboten Ma Kje Si Ti 10
5

3

Sugarland Stuck Like Glue 4
6

5

Glee Downtown 4
7

7

Ruth Lorenzo Dancing In The Rain 10
8

10

This Silent War We Are Broken 14
9

9

Coldplay Hurts Like Heaven 3
10

10

Rita Ora I Will Never Let You Down 3
11

NEW

Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing (Kygo Remix) 1
12

8

Glee Hold On 8
13

12

Idina Menzel Let It Go 3
14

RE-ENTRY

Randy Edelman Rain Ride 1
15

11

Glee Raise Your Glass 5
16

15

Sugarland Something More 4
17

RE-ENTRY

The Young Divas Gloria 1
18

20

Glee I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For 7
19

13

Pixie Lott Nasty 5
20

14

Glee America 7

I finish off this weeks’ epic post with a blast from the past, and I’m going back to the 27th of April 2009 when Annie Lennox entered Enrico’s Top 20 at Number One with ‘Shining Light’, an amazing song which currently ranks 164 out of 2095 (!) having scored 229 points during its twelve week appearance – three of them at the top spot! This women is a genius!

2014 – the 15th

Last weeks ‘surprise’ country-pop number one ‘Stuck Like Glue’ by Sugarland successfully defends the top position and fighting off two new entries at number two and three respectively!

Rita Ora who knows how to party according to last years single ‘How We Do (Party)’ managed to debut in Enrico’s Top 20 with her latest tune called ‘I Will Never Let You Down’. A very catchy pop song which I think will do very well – not just in my charts, but all over the world.

 

Disney has done it again. Do you remember a while ago when Tangled was high up in the ranks? This time it is music from the Oscar winning movie Frozen which I recently got to see on my flights to Nashville/Tennessee! But it’s not ‘Let It Go’ by Idina Menzel which entered at number 10 this week. Surprisingly enough it is the funny song called ‘Fixer Upper’ which is  performed by the Frozen Cast and a song I just can’t get out of my head. It almost ended up being number one this week, but due to it’s late entry it has to be satisfied with rank number three. My flatmate actually came to the conclusion that it has similarity to the Muppet’s ‘Fraggle Rock’ and I can certainly agree. Let me know if you can agree as well!

 

So after two years I finally decided to enter a swimming competition and went for the first time to Blackpool which lies on the coast Lancashire. During the lunch break they played some nice songs and one of them was Coldplay’s ‘Hurts Like Heaven’ which I never heard before. Immediately humming towards it in my head and feeling relaxed it had to enter this weeks Top 20 and surely did well enough at Number 13. An interesting video, I must say, which for some reason won’t display so I give you the youtube and soundcloud link. It is the groups first appearance since they were last seen in 2011 in Enrico’s Hitlist. Well done!

https://soundcloud.com/abdulardian/coldplay-hurts-like-heaven

I haven’t done one of the blast of the past moments in a while and decided to do one today! The way the song works actually fits the Slovenian entry ‘Ma Kje Si Ti’ by Natalija Verboten which combines traditional country folk with modern pop music in a very catchy way and you immediately get drawn into it! Steve Mac entered Enrico’s Hitlist on the 13th of April 2009 with ‘Paddy’s Revenge’. It currently is ranked 859 out of 2090 songs having spent 3 weeks in the charts whilst scoring a total of 55 points.

Week 15 (07/04/14 – 13/04/14)

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

1

Sugarland Stuck Like Glue 2
2

NEW

Rita Ora I Will Never Let You Down 1
3

NEW

Frozen Cast Fixer Upper 1
4

2

Glee Downtown 2
5

6

Natalija Verboten Ma Kje Si Ti 8
6

9

Ruth Lorenzo Dancing In The Rain 8
7

4

Glee Hold On 6
8

5

Pixie Lott Nasty 3
9

8

This Silent War We Are Broken 12
10

NEW

Idina Menzel Let It Go 1
11

14

Glee Raise Your Glass 3
12

7

Sugarland Something More 2
13

NEW

Coldplay Hurts Like Heaven 1
14

16

Glee America 5
15

3

Nathan Carter Wagon Wheel 2
16

10

Aubrey Peeples Tell Me 2
17

17

Mika Lola 14
18

15

Jo Dee Messina Heads Carolina, Tails California 3
19

RE-ENTRY

Katy Perry Roar 1
20

12

Glee I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For 5

 

Week No. 21

Enrico’s Hitlist Week 21 (20/05/2013-26/05/2013)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 1 Dina Garipova What If 2
2 NEW Clare Bowen Looking For A Place To Shine 1
3 NEW Robin Thicke & T.I. & Pharrell Blurred Lines 1
4 2 Hayden Panettiere Hypnotizing 3
5 4 Roberto Bellarosa Love Kills 2
6 6 Icona Pop & Charli XCX I Love It 9
7 NEW Beyonce Schoolin Life 1
8 3 ESDM Contigo Hasta El Final 11
9 7 Jo Dee Messina  I’m Alright 4
10 5 Moje 3 Ljubav Je Svuda 2
11 RE-ENTRY One Direction What Makes You Beautiful 1
12 12 Zlata Ognevich Gravity 2
13 14 Gianluca Bezzina Tomorrow 2
14 RE-ENTRY Nashville Cast Ho Hey 1
15 RE-ENTRY Lady Gaga The Edge Of Glory 1
16 10 Paramore Still Into You 4
17 17 Martin Solveig & Dragonette Hello 4
18 8 Carlos Baute Loquitos De Amor 7
19 11 Carly Rae Jepsen Tonight I’m Getting Over You 4
20 13 Eva Santa Maria Hombres 12

Hey there! I know I’m a day late (more or less) but what can I say? I am still on holiday indulging the US west coast – currently in San Francisco enjoying some wine and an amazing city! However I am taking this brief moment to present you the latest top 20 of Enrico’s Hitlist!

As you can see, Russian Eurovision Entry Dina Garipova remains solid on Number 1 for a second week in a row, and Eurovision is still dominant in this weeks charts. However Rank 2 and 3 sees two new entries maybe fighting for the top position next week?! Who knows! Robin Thicke with ‘Blurred Lines’ was actually a very last minute entry so his chances are good. That’s all I’m saying right now!

 

And after a day trip to Napa Valley yesterday with a group of 12, the following re-entry by UK boy group sensation One Direction made a re-entry on rank 11 this week! I just realised that this video has been watched on YouTube over 380 million times! Incredible and it sure was a memorable day out as well!!! It is a quite catchy song to sing along to! See you next week. It might be a day late again, as it all depends on my travelling schedule back to London from this wonderful vacation I’m thoroughly enjoying! Pictures to follow!

Week No. 12

Enrico’s Hitlist Week 12 (18/03/2013-24/03/2013)

Rank Last Week Artist(s) / Band(s) Song Title Weeks
1 1 ESDM Contigo Hasta El Final 2
2 NEW Glee Mamma Mia 1
3 12 Bastille Pompeii 2
4 4 Eva Santa Maria Hombres 3
5 2 Lindi Ortega The Day You Die 5
6 3 Glee Anything Could Happen 6
7 7 Jo Dee Messina Heads Carolina, Tail California 5
8 8 Emeli Sande Next To Me 5
9 6 Hayden Panettiere Telescope 8
10 NEW Dolly Parton John Daniel 1
11 5 Ryan Dolan Only Love Survives 3
12 9 Dallas Dallas Opening Theme 2
13 11 Glee Old Time Rock & Roll / Danger Zone 3
14 10 ByeAlex Kedvesem 3
15 16 Lady Gaga Fashion Of His Love 4
16 13 Celine Dion Prière Paienne 4
17 NEW Pink & Nate Ruess Just Give Me A Reason 1
18 16 Honey Rider Marley’s Chains 8
19 NEW Tara Holloway The Bottom 1
20 18 Paloma Faith Never Tear Us Apart 6

Good evening to the official release of Enrico’s Hitlist! 12 weeks into 2013 already – can you believe it? And Easter is just around the corner as well!

ESDM can hold onto the top spot for a second week in a row with their Eurovision song for Spain ‘Contigo Hasta El Final’. Otherwise quite a few other new developments this week and I guess I should start with the highest New Entry on Number 2. I do find it extremely hard to resist a song which has been covered reasonably well. A lot of people quite possibly disagree when it comes to the Glee covers, but who are they? That won’t affect my taste of music, and it shouldn’t anyway, right?! The Glee Cast version of ‘Mamma Mia’ certainly had a marvellous impact on the ABBA video which I would like to share with you tonight. Just have a look at the comments on this YouTube link. It still amazes me, how unique the sound still is. It surely is a timeless tune, given it’s original release back in 1975! The fashion in this video still makes me giggle and I am confident that most of you who are watching the video will definitely be singing along!!

You probably have another of those ‘OMG’ moments right now, like you did last week having spotted the Re-Entry of the ‘Dallas Opening Theme’. And yes, the grand dame of country music is back in the charts! Dolly Parton enters on Number 10 with her calm song about a guy called ‘John Daniel’. Initially I kept singing along with another familiar name: Jack Daniels (like the Whiskey). Ah well even I am not flawless. And to be fair it is very easy to sing along not using the right name! Most of my friends do know that I am a huge fan of Dolly – I even went to see her live in concert two years ago at the NEC Arena in Birmingham – and there shall be a few (interesting!) facts coming up later on this year – so stay tuned!

Notable drop outs this week are ‘Marry Me’ by Finland’s ESC representative Krista Sigfrieds and longterm chartsitter (30 consecutive weeks!) ‘Brokenhearted’ by Karmin!

The biggest gain however this week goes to ‘Pompeii’ by London based band Bastille. 9 positions up in its second week after debuting on rank 12 seven days ago. A very interesting sound and what I think is a pretty cool video, which has been filmed in Los Angeles/California. As previously announced there will be an extra update tomorrow evening with the biggest Top 10 hits of 2013 so far after the first three months and I hope you are as excited as I am to see it! Until then I hope you have a lovely evening and a great start into the new week!