Eurovison detractors love to say the contest’s songs are disposable tosh unworthy of the radio. Well the iTunes charts suggest otherwise. This year’s artists — led by winner Salvador Sobral — are currently climbing the iTunes charts all over the world, proving that there is an appetite for Eurovision music at home and abroad. Below is a list of all the songs charting in the Top 10 of iTunes as of Monday at 13:30 GMT.

Portugal’s Salvador leads the way, having topped the iTunes charts in 15 markets: Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria, Greece, Finland, Norway, Cape Verde, Portugal, Sweden, Kyrgyzstan, Spain, Lithuania, Switzerland, Ukraine and Mozambique.

“Amar pelos dois” is also #2 in Belgium, Romania, Poland, Slovenia, Denmark, Estonia, France and Germany; #3 in Belarus; #4 in Hungary; #5 in Moldova; #7 in Azerbaijan; #9 in Macau; and #10 in Israel.

Belgium’s Blanche is also lighting up the charts with “City Lights”.

She’s currently #1 in Belgium and Estonia; #2 in Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Greece, and Sweden; #3 in Austria and Poland; #4 in Norway, Armenia, Lithuania; #5 in Germany, Finland and Switzerland; #7 in Portugal; #8 in Spain; #9 in Ukraine and Hungary; and #10 in Denmark.

Bulgaria’s Kristian Kostov, who finished second at Eurovision, is topping the market at home. He’s also #3 in Slovenia; #6 in Sweden; #8 in Romania; #9 in Greece; and #10 in Norway and Portugal.

Moldova’s Sunstroke Project, who shocked many by achieving third place at Eurovision, are #4 in Sweden, #5 in Belgium, #6 in Moldova, #7 in Luxembourg, and #8 in Germany and Austria.

Pre-contest favourite Francesco Gabbani from Italy sits at #5 in Italy, #6 in Spain and #10 in Sweden.

Sweden’s Robin Bengtsson, who was the most streamed Eurovision artist on Spotify ahead of the contest, has reached #3 in Estonia, #5 in Sweden and #7 in Ukraine.

Other artists cracking the iTunes Top 10 charts are: Hungary’s Joci Papai (#2 at home); Norway’s JOWST (#2 in Norway, #7 in Lithuania, and #10 in Ukraine and Hungary); Romania’s Ilinca & Alex Florea (#6 in Norway); Austria’s Nathan Trent (#7 in Austria); The Netherlands’ O’G3NE (#3 at home); France’s Alma (#5 in France and Armenia); and Ireland’s Brendan Murray (#1 in Armenia and #5 in Slovenia).

Special shout-out to the United Kingdom’s Lucie Jones who has reached #14 in the notoriously difficult UK market.

Which songs are you surprised to see on the charts? And which songs are you hoping will climb in the days ahead? Let us know in the comments box below.

Photo at top: Andres Putting (Eurovision.tv / EBU)

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ds
ds
3 years ago

even Onuka is trending and they were just an interval act

afa
afa
3 years ago

Here tou have the Portuguese song in 16 languages:

http://amarpelos2.com

Ron
Ron
3 years ago

Ireland is #1 in Armenia? And, Artsvik is nowhere near the top 10 in Armenia. Like, what is happening?

Tavanaan
Tavanaan
3 years ago
Reply to  Ron

Lol!

Nicola
Nicola
3 years ago

I just went on the iTunes charts (from Australia) and the current Eurovision songs are charting:

Australia (Don’t come easy) – 20th
Portugal (Amar pelos dois) – 37th
Moldova (Hey mamma!) – 58th
Belgium (City lights) – 59th
Romania (Yodel it!) – 79th
Bulgaria (Beautiful mess) – 93rd
Sweden (I can’t go on) – 124th
Norway (Grab the moment) – 136th
Denmark (Where I am) – 155th

Mark Beckenbreur
Mark Beckenbreur
3 years ago

Ireland #1 in Armenia. Aww Brendan. Just a little surprise))

Oleksandr Kravchenko
Oleksandr Kravchenko
3 years ago

and Ukrainian band ONUKA (interval act in the grand final) invaded the iTunes charts in Germany (#11), France (#19), the UK (#26) and Switzerland (#28).

Zebb
Zebb
3 years ago

Congrats, was glad to see this in the morning!

AngieP
AngieP
3 years ago

The portugeuse song isn’t particularly a radio song, but still it’s top in 15 countries. That’s how you slay! It’s unexpected but welcome!
Well done to Belgium and Bulgaria. Current, radio friendly but quality songs.
I’m not surprised by Moldova, Sweden and Italy. However, I’m impressed Italy is in the top 10 of only 3 countries.
Another unexpected entry is the Hugarian. It’s interesting he cracked the top 10 but it’s home, so rather obvious.
Glad for Austria and France!

Stephanie
3 years ago

Checked the iTunes chart here in Canada, Salvador is #182!

man
man
3 years ago

For all the haters, simple.

Simple music can touch too the heart and sell in big scale.

Isjenrer
Isjenrer
3 years ago

So many amazing cover of Amar Pelos Dois, it already feels like a classic 😀

Found this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcfEJ0Qx_pE
It’s wonderful, how this song has touched so many souls all over Europe.

Kris
Kris
3 years ago

ITunes is pointless….. If 10 people would download a song in my country it would reach Top 100 here…..let’s see if it can be sustained though.

From what I see…. All songs except Moldova are dropping fast in Spotify streams. Probably because no one expected Moldova to do so well and only now its streams have increased.

Jonas
Jonas
3 years ago

Is it true that Måns Sell me Love are asked to host UK-national selection or is it just a rumor?

MollieLouise
MollieLouise
3 years ago

Amar pelos dois is also #12 in the UK iTunes chart, which is amazing for a eurovision song that isn’t pop and in a foreign language!

quince
quince
3 years ago

https://www.escxtra.com/2017/05/14/eurovision-2017-old-voting/ Portugal got 417 points in the old system, out of a total of 492, so NEW EUROVISION RECORD! 2017 Portugal – Salvador 85%!!!!!!!!! 2016 Ukraine – Jamala 57% 2015 Sweden – Mans 78% 2014 Austria – Conchita 67% 2013 Denmark – Emelie 62% 2012 Sweden – Loreen 76% 2011 Azerbaijan – Eli/Nikki 44% 2010 Germany – Lena 54% 2009 Norway – A. Rybak 79% 2008 Russia – Dima 54% ……… 2001 Estonia – Padar… 75% 2000 Denmark – Olsens 71% 1997 UK- Katrina 79% 1994 Ireland – Rock’n Roll kids 78% 1986 Belgium – Sandra Kim 77% 1982 Germany… Read more »

Concheetah
Concheetah
3 years ago

Lucie Jones gave one of the best performances of the night.

markus
markus
3 years ago

Question is – is Sobral happy about this or does he still think “everything will be forgotten in a few months”…
I am happy for Portugal and his win, but to be honest, his attitude really bugs me.
Saying “real music won”, in a year when several artists wrote their own songs (Austria, Hungary,…), had a message (Hungary, Italy,…) seems like a kick in the butt.

Vic
Vic
3 years ago
Reply to  markus

Salvador said thatone of his favorite entries from this years contest was Italy’s because of its meaningful and satyrical lyrics. He wasn’t talking about ALL the songs in the ESC, but about many of them who are just recycled, poppy and dull, and he’s completely right about that.

Ella22
Ella22
3 years ago
Reply to  Vic

HIS ATTITUDE, that’s why I didn’t enjoy this win!

SweetJane
SweetJane
3 years ago
Reply to  Ella22

His attitude???? His a great guy. Everybody loves him here in Portugal. He is very spontaneous and commited to his music. But he is very funny too. But always always with the heart in his mouth. He talks what he feels and thinks with no filters. Once in a concert during a silent moment he exclaimed “oh what a silence, good that nobody farted. You must agree that many Eurovision musics were more concerned with the staging and show than with music. That was his message. He relied only on the song and not on fireworks, waterfalls or whatever. He… Read more »

Étoile
Étoile
3 years ago

Bravo to Salvador and Thanks to Armenians, I’m happy you like Alma’s songs. ;3

Steve
Steve
3 years ago
Reply to  Étoile

It has become a huge hit song in Armenia as many other French songs from Eurovision, like Patricia Kass, Amir etc. Armenians like songs sent by France. And Alma was just so spectacular. I’d dream in meeting her st least once. Pure beauty.

Étoile
Étoile
3 years ago
Reply to  Steve

Thank you SO much for your kind words, I’m happy our entries pleased you and your people. :3

Lev
Lev
3 years ago
Reply to  Étoile

I had a pleasure of sharing an AirFrance flight KBP-CDG with Alma! Everyone applauded when she walked in, pilot made a special announcement and crew immediately started sporting “Embrasse Moi – Alma” buttons.
She didn’t have any entourage (just her mother or assistant) and travelled economy class – humble and sweet young woman.

Étoile
Étoile
3 years ago
Reply to  Lev

That’s a very lovely gesture, :3 yes she’s very natural and humble person, that’s very beautiful qualities. I’m happy that you shared the same flight. 🙂

Elainovision
Elainovision
3 years ago

Brendan can take some solace in that, at least, and set up a concert in Yerevan!

Mark
Mark
3 years ago
Reply to  Elainovision

It’s the biggest surprise of the year

Lisboa 2018
3 years ago

Que mal educada, deberías salsearte con mayonesa.

Enchanted Lobster
Enchanted Lobster
3 years ago

Sad to see some of the charts. Lucie Jones deserves more recognition. She’s really underrated.

And the hobo’s lullaby is ridiculously overrated. Best ESC winner, even better than Loreen? Jeez! #notmywinner.

Kai
Kai
3 years ago

Get it over…. Portugal had a smashing victory! 🙂

Tahnee
Tahnee
3 years ago
Reply to  Kai

It’s Portugals first time wining ESC, thats why. And In my opinion, I think Loreen is way more overrated than Salvador, lol. Get over it. They won, they deserved it. And let Portugal enjoy their deserved victory.

Ella22
Ella22
3 years ago
Reply to  Tahnee

Can people have an opinion without EVERY ONE of you saying “Get over it”! Can Y’ALL GET OVER the fact that there are people, like me, who aren’t enjoying this win, thanks! Like IT’S NORMAL to have people who don’t like/enjoy/love a song/winner whatsoever!

Tahnee
Tahnee
3 years ago
Reply to  Ella22

Ofcourse you can. I’m not saying you have to like or love the song. But more like, we can argue about it, but that won’t change the fact he won. You don’t need to get that mad, we’re all people with different taste. And I do respect your opinion, cause last year I didn’t like the winner either.

Kai
Kai
3 years ago
Reply to  Ella22

Of course you can..but im a little tired of those “notmywinner” . A song who was elected by the juries and by the televote has no possible discussion. Fair winner!
It was a smashing victory for Portugal I just cannot believe ithe way they finally made it!

afa
afa
3 years ago
Reply to  Kai

A world record victory in point… dont forget.

Jean
Jean
3 years ago

Also first at the Spotify viral 50 worldwide <3