The latest edition of Sverigetopplistan, the Swedish singles chart, has been released and it offers clues as to which Melodifestivalen songs have captured the attention of the Swedish public. iTunes and Spotify charts have given us hints as to which songs are popular, but Sverigetopplistan – which uses both sales and streaming data – is the first to give an overall look.
There’s a clear favourite here – Frans has very comfortably debuted in the No.1 spot, beating stiff competition from such pop luminaries as Zayn, Rihanna, and Justin Bieber, among others. But a No.1 single is not necessarily a guarantee of a Melfest win.
In previous years, winning songs have debuted at much lower chart positions and made their way to No.1. In 2014, Ace Wilder missed out on winning Melfest, but enjoyed four weeks at No.1 – something that Sanna Nielsen never managed.
But it doesn’t look like Ace will do as well this year, with the top dominated by Frans, Molly Sandén and Robin Bengtsson. While we can’t say for sure that Frans will win Melfest, his No.1 single suggests he should at least do very well in the final.
1. Frans – “If I Were Sorry”
11. Molly Sandén – “Youniverse”
13. Robin Bengtsson – “Constellation Prize”
17. Oscar Zia – “Human”
22. Lisa Ajax – “My Heart Wants Me Dead”
26. Wiktoria – “Save Me”
34. Ace Wilder – “Don’t Worry”
49. David Lindgren – “We Are Your Tomorrow”
The eight andra chansen songs have all charted. It’s worth noting that the songs were released as singles in the week they appeared in their Melodifestivalen semi-final, so this chart doesn’t always represent their highest (or lowest) chart positions.
If we seperate this week’s chart into tonight’s andra chansen duel pairs, this suggests that Panetoz, SaRaHa and Samir & Viktor will win their duels. We’re making it too close to call Albin & Mattias and Boris René.
4. Samir & Viktor – “Bada nakna”
8. SaRaha – “Kizunguzungu”
20. Panetoz – “Håll om mig hårt”
31. Albin & Mattias – “Rik”
32. Boris René – “Put Your Love on Me”
46. Dolly Style – “Rollercoaster”
50. Isa – “I Will Wait”
66. Molly Pettersson Hammar – “Hunger”
What do you think? Does the Swedish singles chart predict a win for Frans? Share your thoughts below!