Electro Velvet‘s song may have sparked mixed reaction from UK Eurovision fans, but “Still In Love With You” is now the No. 1 single in the UK, pushing David Bowie down into second place. Wait, what? Have we slipped into a strange parallel universe? Nope, it’s totally legit and there’s a very simple explanation.

Electro Velvet’s amazing feat of chart domination is taking place in the UK’s Physical Singles Chart, the chart for people who still buy CD singles, vinyl 45s and… cassingles.

Through some remarkable timing, the physical release of “Still In Love With You” came a week after Record Store Day, so the physical chart is full of rereleases of classic rock and pop singles from artists such as A-ha, Adam and the Ants, Dusty Springfield, and of course David Bowie. His rereleased “Changes” single topped the physical singles chart last week, but he now has to make do with second place, thanks to Alex and Bianca’s Eurovision entry.

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Of course, it’s a different story on the Official Singles Chart, which includes both digital sales and streaming data along with physical sales. “Still In Love With You” hasn’t even cracked the top 100, with Wiz Khalifa sitting very comfortably at No. 1.

We don’t know how many sales it normally takes to reach number one in the Physical Singles Chart, but the internet suggests “not many at all”.

But still, beating a classic single from a beloved rock legend like David Bowie the week after Record Store Day is a pretty significant achievement and must add up to a decent number of sales. No matter how “Still In Love With You” does in Vienna, this will surely be one of the highlights for Alex and Bianca!

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Jak
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Jak

You can’t celebrate that achievement – it isn’t in the official top 100 combined.
It takes about 1000 singles to get to number one on a busy week in the physical chart so if everyone at the BBC, Alex and biancas friends, family, management and die hard fans it really isn’t so many. I wouldn’t be surprised if it did it on like 800 copies. Not an achievement in a country of almost 60 million

Adams
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Adams

The UK is horribly overrated in the betting odds in recent years. At the end it goes to the bottom of the scoreboard. Probably a contender for zero points.

day one
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day one

Wow they must have sold tens of cd’s to get that high 🙂
Seriously though I seem to remember ‘That sounds good to me’ getting a decent position in the charts and look what happened there.

WhyNot
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WhyNot

ESC2016 London

Deven O'Kearney
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Deven O'Kearney

@PP Your prediction is in the order of my favourite acts.

ESCaddict
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ESCaddict

I had a good belly laugh at the suggestion that “Still In Love With You” could win.
I rank the song at 40 but could rise to 39 with a good performance.

Eugene ESC UK
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Yes it’s No.1 in the UK Official Physical Singles Chart Top 100, so credit where credit it is due especially when it gets very little or no mainstream radio play in the UK. For a niche market song, that’s not bad going at all and has no doubt shocked a few. The true test is the download charts, but UK radio very rarely play ESC songs, even the UK’s own song!!! Think of this minor achievement as something that our Molly did not achieve last year!! We will have to see what happens after Electro Velvet appear on the Graham… Read more »

PP
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PP

My TOP 3
1.Norway
2.Italy
3.Slovenia

But I think result wili be
1.Australia
2.Sweden
3.Azerbaijan

mawnck
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mawnck

Is it a 78?

Bronson
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Bronson

@Nicky1991 Thanks for the suggestions, but I don’t want to watch many live performances – it adds to the anticipation of the actual shows of Eurovision.

Nicky1991
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Nicky1991

@Bronson, you can watch it on YouTube

Criticca
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Criticca

Well not trim but fix it up because the dancing looked messy lol

CasperDiCaprio
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CasperDiCaprio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUx6SCsBP9E

The video Remix proves it could even win, and be this summers dance hit

steve
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steve

This has some ingredients for a winning song, hence, I believe, will be in the Top 3 on the 23rd. Sweden 1st, Hungary 2nd, UK 3rd, Estonia 4th, Italy 5th

Criticca
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Criticca

Congrats! I hope they improve on their staging and live performance when they appear on The Graham Norton Show. I was really impressed the lighting and kaleidoscope background at their Greatest Hits appearance. They just need to trim the dance routine and not make it look too distracting.

Alex
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Alex

The UK fans should organise a download day for Electro Velvet and push the song in top 50 before Eurovision. Cmon guys support your entry for once

Bronson
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Bronson

@Nicky1991 I live in New Zealand and I’m a student, I don’t have the money or the time to do such things :v

I think Electro Velvet is OK – they sing reasonably well live, but the lyrics are atrocious. The UK’s staging is crucial and will make or break the song.

Dar
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Dar

the final nail in the coffin for the UK at eurovision .. i even have more hope for france at eurovision than the UK

Nicky1991
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Nicky1991

@Aris, not a hater i just find it a annoying song. and they could’ve had a better singer like Pixie Lott.

Nicky1991
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Nicky1991

@Bronson, huh do you like Electro velvet?

did you go to London Eurovision? and what did you think about Amber?

aris
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aris

idiot haters! go electro velvet!

Bronson
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Bronson

wtf

Nicky1991
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Nicky1991

Overrated UK Entry, Pixie Lott for Eurovision 2016.