“Prenses” by Hadise has just passed the 100 million views mark on YouTube. That’s no mean feat, and the “Dum Tek Tek” singer becomes only the second Eurovision alum to hit the milestone, the first being Celine Dion with “My Heart Will Go On”. SLAY QUEEN!
What makes the achievement even more impressive, is that Turkey’s 2009 rep managed it in less than a year. “Prenses” was only uploaded to the video sharing website on 2 December 2014. By comparison, the Eurovision 1988 winner’s video was published on 13 May 2007 and has currently amassed 112 million views. Here’s what we thought of the Turkish hitmaker’s single at the time:
The video unfolds at a wedding ceremony, and naturally Hadise is the bride. There are no men — women rule the roost — and the lyrics have a feminist bent. She basically says she wants the same attention from her husband as she receives from her father. The main theme is hidden in this sentence of the song: “Kadinin gucunu hafife alma.” That means: “Do not underestimate the strength of women.”. We never underestimate you, Hadise!
Looks like we were right not to underestimate her!
Hadise “Prenses” Official Video
Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On” Official Music Video
So what other Eurovision stars are on course to join Celine and Hadise in the 100 million club? At 95 million Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” needs just 5 million, while ABBA are currently about eight million short with “Dancing Queen” at almost 92 million. Other high rankers include Olivia Newton-John with “You’re The One That I Want” at 89 million and t.A.T.u with “All The Things She Said” at 82 million. The most watched Eurovision song is Alexander Rybak’s grand final performance of “Fairytale”, which has nearly 68 million views. Bear in mind, these statistics aren’t consolidated, they only include single video view counts.
What do y’all think? Does Hadise deserve her 100 million views? And what other singers would you like to see reach the milestone? Let us know below.