The latest UK midweek singles chart has been published, and with it eight Eurovision 2015 songs have made their chart debut.
After some impressive iTunes chart positions, Måns Zelmerlöw‘s reign as Eurovision champ continues with “Heroes” debuting at No. 5 in the midweek chart. This means that in the UK, “Heroes” is on track to be one of the best charting songs of recent Eurovision winners. While it’s unlikely that “Heroes” will beat the No. 3 position of “Euphoria” in 2012, it’s still charting higher than previous winners “Running Scared” (61), “Only Teardrops” (15) and “Rise Like a Phoenix” (17)
“Heroes” is also No. 28 in Spotify’s global chart, the only Eurovision song to make it to the top 50. Proof that the impact of “Heroes” has lasted beyond Saturday night.
Also making an impact on the UK midweek singles chart is “Rhythm Inside” (31), “A Million Voices” (44) and “Love Injected” (62).
The UK’s own entry, “Still In Love With You” has charted at No. 67. This is the first time Electro Velvet have appeared in the full UK singles chart, but one month ago they beat David Bowie to No. 1 in the physical singles chart.
Other ESC songs to appear in the UK midweek top 100 are “Tonight Again” (77), “Golden Boy” (81) and “Goodbye to Yesterday” which just sneaks in at 100.
Missing from the chart is “Grande Amore”. Il Volo’s song might have finished in third, but it hasn’t made an impact on the UK charts. Despite being awarded 8 points by the UK and the song appearing at No. 79 on the chart’s early sales flash, the amore hasn’t lasted.
The full weekly singles chart will be announced on Sunday afternoon. It’s likely that Måns will have a top 10 hit on his hands, and Loïc may find his rhythm is still inside the top 40.