Quite a few songs from this year’s Eurovision have already made it into the European charts in a respective way. Probably the most outstanding success is the interval act “Glow” or better known as flashmob by Madcon. This has also been the most successful one since “Riverdance” in 1994. The very electrifying song with the special choreography has pleased a lot of people all over Europe. The song is daily played on major radio stations and music TV channels like Viva and MTV. In the moment it’s #1 in Norway, #16 in Denmark, #17 in Sweden and #34 in Spain.
The most successful ESC song from the commercial point of view is “Satellite” by Lena from Germany, her song is #1 in Switzerland, #1 in Finland, #1 in Sweden, #1 in Germany, #2 in Norway, #2 Austria, #4 in Belgium, #8 in Ireland, #23 in Spain, #32 in the Netherlands, #37 in Australia(!) and #59 in UK. Good to see that also other entries have had a success outside the ESC: “In a moment like this” by Chanée & N’Evergreen (Denmark) is currently #9 in Norway, #12 in Switzerland, #19 in Denmark and #30 in Sweden. “Me and my guitar” by Tom Dice (Belgium) is currently #1 in Belgium, #32 in Switzerland, #35 in Sweden, #40 in Denmark and #77 in the Netherlands. “Drip Drop” by Safura (Azerbaijan) is currently #16 in Norway, #22 in Switzerland, #41 in Austria, #40 in Belgium and #58 in Sweden.
“Playing with fire” by Paula & Ovi (Romania) is currently #12 in Norway, #29 in Sweden and #51 in Switzerland. In their own country Sienneke from the Netherlands reached #59 with “Ik ben verliefd”, as well as “Angel si ti” in Bulgaria reached #19 this week. “Run away” from Moldova entered the Norwegian charts #7 and Swedish charts #31.
“Apricot Stone” by Eva Rivas (Armenia) could get #54 in the Swiss charts, while “Allez Ola Olé” by Jessy Matador reached #1 in France, #5 in Belgium, #5 in Norway, #9 in Finland, #30 in Denmark, #34 in Sweden. As well as Hera Björk’s “Je ne sais quoi” (Iceland) entered the Swiss charts # 64, but dropped out of the charts in Belgium #27 and Sweden #49. The Turkish entry “We could be the same” by MaNga reached #44 in Sweden and #56 in Switzerland, While Sweden’s disqualified entry “This is my life” by Anna Bergendahl reached #18 in Norway, #28 in Sweden and #62 in Switzerland.
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