Sweden: Melodifestivalen 2018 songs dominate the charts as FELIX SANDMAN enjoys a second week at number one

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Europe’s most extravagant national selection drew to a spectacular conclusion last Saturday. And almost a week later, the impact of Melodifestivalen 2018 can still be felt.

The latest Sverigetopplistan countdown suggests that the nation is at peak Mello mania. The top 100 singles list contains 21 of the 28 competing entries from this year’s contest. Of these, 15 are inside the top 40, 11 inside the top 20, and seven inside the top ten.

And for the second week running, a Melfest song holds the number one spot.

After debuting at #9 two weeks agoFELIX SANDMAN “Every Single Day” holds on to the #1 position. He slowly built up traction from semi-final 4 through to Andra Chansen to the final. Alas, he fell at the last hurdle and ultimately finished second.

Of course, Benjamin Ingrosso was the man who beat him in the race to Lisbon. But when it comes to record sales the “Dance You Off” hitmaker must make do with #2. Nonetheless, this marks a new career chart peak for Sweden’s Eurovision 2018 representative.

Samir & Viktor “Shuffla” and Mendez “Everyday” are non-movers at #3 and #4 respectively. Meanwhile, Margaret “In My Cabana”LIAMOO “Last Breath” and John Lundvik “My Turn” complete the top ten at #8, #9, and #10. This is the first time both Margaret and John have cracked the top ten.

Elsewhere, Rolandz “Fuldans”, Mariette “For You”, Renaida “All The Feels” and Jessica Andersson “Party Voice” break the top 20.

At #27, Martin Almgren “A Bitter Lullaby” is the lowest charting finalist.

The Andra Chansen casualties are still hanging on. Olivia Eliasson “Never Learn”, Moncho “Cuba Libre” and Sigrid Bernson “Patrick Swayze” are all inside the top 40. And in some good news, in its fifth week of release, Mimi Werner “Songburning” makes its chart debut, albeit at #91.

The lower reaches of the chart also sees appearances from a number of acts which were knocked out during the semi-finals — DotterKamferdrops, Edward Blom, Elias Abbas and Ida Redig.

SWEDEN’S SVERIGETOPPLISTAN 16 MARCH 2018

1. FELIX SANDMAN “Every Single Day” (non-mover)

2. Benjamin Ingrosso “Dance You Off” (up from 7)

3. Samir & Viktor “Shuffla” (non-mover)

4. Mendez “Everyday” (non-mover)

8. Margaret “In My Cabana” (up from 12)

9. LIAMOO “Last Breath” (up from 10)

10. John Lundvik “My Turn” (up from 22)

12. Rolandz “Fuldans” (up from 14)

13. Mariette “For You” (up from 21)

17. Renaida “All The Feels” (up from 38)

18. Jessica Andersson “Party Voice” (up from 28)

27. Martin Almgren “A Bitter Lullaby” (up from 42)

30. Olivia Eliasson “Never Learn” (non-mover)

32. Moncho “Cuba Libre” (down from 31)

34. Sigrid Bernson “Patrick Swayze” (down from 27)

59. Dotter “Cry” (up from 72)

60. Kamferdrops “Solen lever kvar hos dig” (up from 86)

61. Edward Blom “Livet på en pinne” (up from 84)

66. Elias Abbas “Mitt Paradis” (up from 76)

74. Ida Redig “Allting som vi sa” (re-entry)

91. Mimi Werner “Songburning” (new entry)

What do you think of Melfest’s dominance of the charts? Was this year better than some people claim? And should FELIX have won? Let us know in the comments below.

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