The music of the Eurovision Song Contest has become more contemporary over the last years. Obviously the songs are being played by the radio stations, and not only the winning songs even songs from the Top 10. It’s also great to see that some of the songs receive a commercial success and reached good positions in the charts.
Last year Loreen’s “Euphoria” has become an international hit and the song has reached #1 positions all over Europe, even in Australia and New Zealand. This has probably been the best commercial success for years in the ESC history. Loreen’s song from this year’s interval act “We got the power” has not been that successful charts wise, but “Euphoria” reentered the charts in several countries like Switzerland (#56), Ireland (#29), and the United Kingdom (#75).
This year the Danish winning entry “Only Teardrops by Emmelie de Forrest could only reach #1 in Denmark for three weeks, in Sweden the top position was #3 for at least two weeks. Emmelie reached #3 in Switzerland, #4 in The Netherlands, #7 in Austria, #8 in Spain, #11 in Norway, #11 in Belgium, #15 in the UK, #17 in Finland, #28 in Germany, #79 in France, and #47 in Australia! Unfortunately, the good chart position could not be held very long in other countries, only in Denmark the song is still in the charts.
Great to see that other ESC songs also entered the charts in some countries:
The Swedish host entry “You” by Robin Stjernberg reached #6 in Sweden (best position), #42 in The Netherlands, #61 in Austria and #72 in the UK.
The Norwegian entry “I Feed You My Love” by Margaret Berger entered #11 in Norway, #26 in Switzerland, #33 in Sweden, #36 in Denmark, #49 in The Netherlands and #51 in Austria.
The most ESC entries have entered in the Dutch charts: “Birds” from Anouk reached #1 for two weeks, the Danish entry reach #4, the Norwegian entry #49, the Ukrainian entry #50, the Russian entry #51, the Belgian entry #71, the Icelandic entry #73, the Azerbaijani entry #92 and the Greek entry #95. Even the ESC-Opening “We write the story” reached #73.
In Switzerland the Hungarian entry reached #40, the Italian entry #54, the Azerbaijani entry #73, and the Russian entry #75.
In the Irish charts the Danish entry could reach #5, the Irish entry #13, the Swedish entry #31, the Norwegian entry #54, the Maltese entry #69, the Dutch entry #71, “Euphoria” #29 and “We have got the power” #98. Even the Finnish entry reached #99.
In the Italian charts, only Marco Mengoni could reach #9, no other ESC Song. Therefore Marco reached #44 in Spain, #54 in Switzerland, #60 in Austria.
It’s also very good that singers who have participated in the Eurovision Song Contest can reach chart positions like Arash from Azerbaijan, who is now acting as Arash feat Sean Paul “She makes me go” is very well positioned in the charts all over Europe, or Anna Rossinelli is still successful in the Swiss charts right now.