Eurovision 2016 might be over, but songs from this year’s line-up are already dominating iTunes charts around the world. Let’s take a look and see what songs are setting the charts on fire.
1. Ukraine’s Jamala with “1944”
The winning song is the No.1 song in Ukraine and Uzbekistan, as well as Laos. It’s top 10 in the charts of 15 countries, including No.2 in Russia, and is a popular track in both Eastern and Western Europe. All up, it’s charting in 40 countries.
2. Russia’s Sergey Lazarev with “You Are the Only One”
The televote winner is proving a favourite, charting in 32 countries. It’s at No.1 in Russia, and is charting particularly well in former Soviet countries. But it’s also seeing some top-10 action in Sweden, Finland and Poland, with plenty of other countries making Sergey their only one.
3. Australia’s Dami Im with “Sound of Silence”
The jury winner is also making an impact in the charts, appearing in 31 countries. It’s No.1 in Malta and Australia, and top 10 in 13 countries. Dami’s powerhouse vocals have made a particular impact around the Nordic and Baltic regions.
4. Sweden’s Frans with “If I Were Sorry”
Sweden might have placed fifth, but “If I Were Sorry” is No.1 in Austria and Estonia. The song, which had already enjoyed some chart success before the competition, is charting in 30 countries, including top 5 in 14. The Norwegian jury might not have awarded in points, but the Norwegian public have put Frans at No.3 in iTunes. It’s also No.23 in the UK, suggesting it might even make it to the official singles chart.
5. Bulgaria’s Poli Genova with “If Love Was a Crime”
Poli’s power pop is proving a hit in its home country where it’s No.1, but “If Love Was a Crime” is has also charted in 26 countries, including No.2 in Malta.
Other chart action
And that’s not all! Amir’s song “J’ai cherché” is charting in 24 countries, including No.2 in France. Michal Szpak’s “Color of Your Life” is charting in 23 countries, proving its televote popularity. Francesca Michielin’s “No Degree of Separation” is found in the charts of 19 countries, and fan favourite “Loin d’ici” by Zoë is charting in 18 countries, as is Laura Tesoro’s uplifting song “What’s the Pressure” and Barei’s “Say Yay”.
The only finalist song not to chart is Serbia’s “Goodbye (Shelter)”, while some of the unlucky non-finalists are still enjoying some chart action.
Host country Sweden is fully embracing Eurovision, with 20 songs in their iTunes chart, as well as the interval act from Justin Timberlake and Måns Zelmerlöw, as well as “Heroes”.