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.
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!