It’s been five days since the Eurovision 2017 final. But a number of this year’s songs are still in the air…and at the top of the Spotify charts. Taking a look at the Spotify Global Viral 50, we see that Portugal’s Salvador Sobral is currently at the top of the pack with “Amar pelos dois”. Belgium’s Blanche sits at #3 with “City Lights”, Moldova’s Sunstroke Project is at #4 with “Hey Mamma” and Romania’s Ilinca & Alex Florea come in at #5 with “Yodel it!”
They’re in good company. Miley Cyrus is currently at #2 with “Malibu” and Calvin Harris is at #8 with “Rollin”.
On the afternoon of May 18, four of the top five songs on the @Spotify Global Viral 50 come from #eurovision. @MileyCyrus is at #2. pic.twitter.com/cOXDTyoVI5
— wiwibloggs (@wiwibloggs) May 18, 2017
There are Spotify charts in almost every participant country, so let’s dive in and pull out some WTF facts. Like Italy’s “Occidentali’s Karma” charting in Taiwan.
We should note that Spotify use varies significantly by country and that some countries — including Ukraine, Romania, Belarus, Moldova, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Israel, San Marino, Albania, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, FYR Macedonia and Montenegro — don’t have Spotify charts.
Blanche and Sunstroke Project chart in the most countries
In this first set of rankings we look at the overall Spotify streaming charts and not the viral charts.
She finished fourth on Saturday, matching Loic Nottet’s placing in 2015. And Belgium’s Blanche did so with a strong televoting score that helped her shoot up the scoreboard. So perhaps it’s not a surprise that “City Lights” is currently charting in 17 countries, and enjoying spot #2 in Lithuania and Estonia, and #3 in Iceland and Belgium.
She’s also cracked the Top 200 in Sweden, Latvia, Poland, the Netherlands, Austria, Greece, Portugal, Hungary, Norway, Finland, Germany, Spain and Denmark
Sunstroke Project are also charting in 17 countries. In fact, they’re charting in the same 17 countries except for Latvia, where they don’t make an appearance (and where Blanche is at #38). Instead they appear at #125 in Ireland (where Blanche isn’t charting).
They are also #10 in Sweden and #16 in Lithuania.
Twelve other entries are also charting right now.
Salvador Sobral’s “Amar pelos dois” has cracked the charts in 16 countries, and holds on to #1 in Portugal. Curiously, the song’s instrumental is also charting there at #105. Despite the Swedish Eurovision singer’s takedown of Salvador’s victory speech, the Portuguese song is also charting in Sweden — at #39.
Runner-up Kristian Kostov is also doing well, with his tune “Beautiful Mess” charting in another 16 countries. His highest position is at #9 in Bulgaria, and then #12 and #13 in Lithuania and Estonia.
Fifth placed Robin Bengtsson from Sweden is also the fifth-most charting artist, with “I Can’t Go On” charting in 11 countries. That’s one more than neighbouring Norway, whose electro number “Grab the Moment” from JOWST has entered the charts in ten countries.
Other charting entries are Italy’s “Occidentali’s Karma”, currently charting in eight countries; Romania’s “Yodel it!”, which has climbed the charts in seven markets; Australia’s “Don’t Come Easy”, currently charting in four; and Azerbaijan’s “Skeletons” and Austria’s “Running on Air”, both of which appear on two charts each.
On the other end of the spectrum, Iceland’s “Paper” and Spain’s “Do it for Your Lover” are charting in their home markets. Cyprus’ “Gravity” is at #177 in Sweden.
“Amar pelos dois” tops the viral charts
The Spotify viral charts are more immediate than the proper charts. Naturally more countries have entered this listing.
Sitting above them all is Salvador Sobral. The Eurovision 2017 winner hasn’t moved from the top spot since he claimed it on Sunday. He may not care about the charts, but hey, this is something!
Country by country, we found that “Amar pelos dois” was the best-charting entry. It had entered the lists of 29 countries by Sunday — all of them participating Eurovision nations, plus Slovakia and Luxembourg. But by Wednesday “Amar pelos dois” had gone global. The Portuguese entry is now charting in Brazil (7), Canada (12), Colombia (33), Hong Kong (45), Taiwan (7) and Turkey (7).
We’re thrilled to see how many entries are charting in Taiwan.
Four entries have charted there, including “Amar pelos dois”, “Occidentalli’s karma”, “Hey mamma” and “Yodel it!” We know one nation that is going to love Asiavision…
Did the Spotify charts predict the Eurovision results?
On Saturday, a few hours before the grand final, we took a look at how Eurovision artists were performing on the Spotify charts. At the time the most streamed entries were Portugal, Belgium and Moldova. They ultimately finished first, fourth and third with the televote, respectively, suggesting Spotify mirrored the voting.
Romania’s “Yodel it!” had charted in 15 countries by Saturday, and it ended fifth in the televote.
Out of the public’s top five, the lowest charting entry was Bulgaria’s “Beautiful Mess”. Kristian Kostov was charting in six countries ahead of the final. Sixth placed Italy did better, with “Occidentali’s karma” cracking the charts in eight countries ahead of the show.
In any case, we’re so happy to see so many Eurovision entries entering the mainstream charts. We’ve lived with them for three months now and we’re sure our fellow Eurovision fans feel some sort of ownership and spiritual connection to them at this point!
Which song do you think will be the biggest commercial success of the year? Will “Amar pelos dois” start a trend of heart-felt ballads at Eurovision in particular or in the music industry in general? Let us know in the comments section below!
Was really pleased to hear Kris’ song on the radio! yeah it may not the the most popular song but he has a bright future. Hopefully Blanche too. Happy for her!
(Im from eastern europe & dont use itunes & spotify)
I hope this reception to “Amar pelos dois” in countries that geoblocking policy has installed such as Brazil and Taiwan makes EBU creates new strategies to these countries. EBU loves talking We’re more than 200 million fans. But Brazil has more than 200 million citizens, and joining along Taiwan and South Korea turns great music market. And we cannot forget the most long-running ESC spin-off was OTI Festival.
In addition of this: the song has arrived to all the continents. A prove that this kind of musical genre is universal (even being sung in an ‘uncommon’ language ~ btw, good music doesn’t need a language to be understood) and, course, a well-deserved winner.
Had a singer who would have by themselves not grabbed the attention of people Garnered the same response for a song of the same genre I would have considered your statement to be the truth…..but with the current scenario its just conjecture!!
I hope they revive the OTI festival.
so calm here, the other article is burning like hell…
The usual trolls aren’t trolling this thread. Let’s count our blessings.
Brazil? Well done Salvador! You know what they say…in order to conquer the world you need to conquer two things: Brazil, and the gays. LOL
Portugal was an absurd choice….spastic moronic performance ..looked like he slept in his clothing..no effort ….I am tired of excessive bling but this rediculous.L thought Bulgaria, Belgium and Sweden were top….
“I am tired of excessive bling” “I thought Sweden was top” so what is the truth?
Actually the Article is false!!
Only City lights and Hey mamma seem to be climbing!!
Amar pelos dois is falling fast in the charts!! Even in Portugal it has lost over 33% of its streams in only 2 days.
City Lights and Hey Mamma are already nowhere to be seen on iTunes actually. No big climbing on Spotify as well. It’s all over.
Esctracker says otherwise!! Hey mamma and City lights are on ITunes in many places!!
#4 Belgium (-1)
#4 Estonia (-2)
#4 Iceland (-1)
#8 Lithuania (-6)
#17 Sweden (-3)
#49 Latvia (-11)
#57 Poland (-9)
#80 Portugal (-11)
#81 Austria (-15)
#86 Netherlands (-35)
#99 Hungary (-28)
#115 Finland (-10)
#147 Norway (-52)
#175 Germany (-53)
#183 Spain (-33)
So what is rising?
It charted in a few new territories is what I meant!!
Hey mamma stood the longest in the Global Top 200 on spotify for the longest!!
New territories where it was not present on 1st day after ESC grandfinal but was present 2nd day after……especially true for Hey mamma
Manel charting? I’m impressed! Even my Spanish teacher who is actually Spanish took a moment to look at some clips of him and his “gallo”.
She hates him.
Glad to hear Salvador Sobral is charting in Canada, my home country. What’s even more interesting is that we don’t see any mention of the US in this article…perhaps that market is simple too insular in regards to Eurovision songs. Too bad for them. 😉
Problem here is that the market is TOO LARGE for Eurovision acts to make a dent. This is a country with 1/3 of one billion people in it, all by itself, supporting and exporting several massive genres, all by itself+Canada. Our overall market is so absurdly huge that most artists try to chart *within their sub-genre*, rather than worrying about where (or if) they chart in the nationwide Top 100. Only the most gigantic genre artists and pop superstars ever have a hope of seeing the Top 10. Briefly. 1) There’s the entire Rap/Soul/R&B market, including Beyonce, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Drake,… Read more »
I’m surprised about Portugal because it’s not particularly a radio friendly song! But it’s the winner of Eurovision 2017!
I love the top 5! 4 eurovision songs together with Miley Cyrus! That’s a success!
About Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria and Italy, they are totally radio friendly songs. Also, I could easily listen to Austria on the radio. Not to mention Swedena and Norway: they are made for the radio.
Also, Italy’s charting in Taiwan was WTF!
Are you guys going to do any post Eurovision analysis videos. Can’t wait !! Keep up the great job wiwibloggs, we absolutely love your sight 😀
Yeah, I love these videos too!
I believe they’re taking a break after two full weeks in Ukraine!
Here in Brazil, Occidentali’s Karma was the first Eurovision song that I’ve heard on the radio since Euphoria.
Amar Pelos Dois is highly influenced by Brazilian sounds, but people here are not very into this kind of music anymore. However, I understand why in Europe this is “new”.
Maybe it will play now that they won the contest.
For the other songs, it’s always the same, they never reach this far.
LOL “amar pelos dois” is not something new for Europe
Its timeless..thats the reason why they voted a lot
I’m not talking about feelings and emotions.
I’m talking about the music style. You don’t see this kind of music playing everywhere.
This is Brazilian Jazz/MPB/Bossa Nova, not very common in Europe. Maybe watching Eurovision people realised that it is like “something new even though old-fashioned”. That’s what I meant.
Very few people voted for Amar pelos dois. Most votes were for Salvador.
How do you explain so many covers?
I might be singlehandedly responsible for Salvador charting in Colombia.
Hi 🙂 I think on the whole, Gabbani has won a lot! So it looked like 2 days ago: There is great satisfaction for Francesco Gabbani, who with “Occidentali’s Karma” is still making important strides. In fact, for the song he won the Sanremo Festival, Gabbani received the fourth Platinum Disco from the Italian Music Federation (more than 200,000 copies sold) and the video clip of the piece with the naked aunt dancing exceeded 118 Millions of clicks on YouTube. “Western’s Karma” is featured on the new album “Magellano” released on April 28 for Bmg Rights Management (Italy). The international… Read more »
I think he is going to have the same downward spiral of popularity Francesca Michielin had experienced this year.
Francesca remains very popular in Italy. She’s working on her new album.
She’s also nominated for the MTV award.
About Francesco, yes…his new single achieved quite impressive views on Youtube very fast.
I’d prefer another song to be the next single, I don’t like much “Tra le granite…”. I guess he wanted a different path after Occ. Karma.
Francesco’s popularity increases exponentially in Italy. I don’t think he will suffer a “downgrade” soon.
A nee video Jamala
I hope we don’t have a competition full of ballads next year… They make the show boring.
As of now, Portugal is #15 on the Spotify Viral 50 in Canada, and Norway is at #44 and climbing
Portugal & Belgium will undeniably enjoy being the biggest hits from this EuroVision..
Among all the entries this year, City Lights will stand the test of time and will still be selling/charting in years to come. Looking forward to Blanche’s post-Eurovision career.
In days to come more like….
Blanche is going to study so it’s a waste of a career like in the cases of Loic and Tom Dice
Loïc a waste of a career? He released his debut album ( already gold in Belgium ) and is touring around Europe now. In most cases all the venues are sold out….
How is he doing in the UK or Germany? Even in France it charted floptastically low.
He could have been so much bigger had he released his album immidiately
Loïc’s album went #8 in France and his new single went #2 there… he’s doing great lol
Poor charting overall. The only hits in european charts in the latest years were Loreen’s Euphoria and Mans Zelmerlow’s Heroes
Heroes wasn’t even that big of a hit, it was only certified in 2 countries outside of Sweden and even then it was a Gold certification. If I Were Sorry did much better.
Heroes were top 20 in the UK, the UK charts is basically the epitome of relevance in the Eurovision world
Yeah, too bad it fell off every European chart after two weeks. Longevity > peaks. Calm After the Storm was also a huge smash compared to Blånd Zelmerlöw’s 3rd most voted song by the public.
No argument here, “Calm After The Storm” did amazingly in Germany and very good in the UK, they even managed to have a top 40 album in the UK which is unimaginable for current ESC acts.
Blanche is the commercial winner here. City Lights is the highest-charting song, and nobody’s surprised since it’s a quality, modern song.
I’m more surprised about Bulgaria’s song, which placed 2nd, flopping so hard on the charts! Says a lot about how many people voted for the singer rather than for the song, which was such a basic and forgettable ballad. The fast food song from Sweden is also doing terribly, it’s #36 in Sweden and it still hasn’t reached Wiktoria’s total streams…
Robin’s fast food song has been out since February though, of course it would be 36 now. It had it’s moment.
Don’t make it into a flop when it’s clear it’s the opposite. The song has been heard everywhere by now.
And still, it hasn’t been able to match Wiktoria’s streams. And it’s not like its chart run has been that good.
What is your measure for flopping? Please define it.
For Kristian, charting much lower than most acts in the top 10 despite coming 2nd with record points. For Robin, going top 100 in only three markets (only one of which, Sweden, is a major one) despite having the most accessible song and the biggest promo. I guess more ‘real’ acts like Blanche and Salvador won it all 🙂
There’s a largely explainable reason for why Portugal is charting so well, other than it being the song of the winner. Portuguese is also a language that’s spoken in former colonized countries (nothing to be proud of, really) like Angola and Mozambique. Besides, Blanche’s song is more of a modern Lana Del Rey-esque song and Moldova’s is more upbeat while Kristian’s is slower, of course it’s not gonna top the charts. It’s not a song that I would normally listen to, but if it came on, I wouldn’t turn it off. After all, it’s called Eurovision Song Contest, it doesn’t… Read more »
1. “For Kristian, charting much lower than most acts in the top 10 despite coming 2nd with record points” How can I confirm this? It does not seem to be the case according to: http://esctracker.com/ or https://spotifycharts.com/ I assume you have a more reliable source. Regardless, judging whether a song flops or not based on the difference between televote and chart success is arbitrary to say the least, as shown by the fact you conveniently don’t use this criteria for I Can’t Go On. 2. While flattering, your confidence in Sweden’s ability to conjure up chart success appears wildly exaggerated.… Read more »
They’ve been overrated since the magical year 1999. Look at the betting odds year per year and you’ll see Sweden much higher than their actual result every year (with the exception for 2011, the year after the floppage).
I’m happy you seem to be willing to concede my corrections of your factual errors and flawed reasoning, as you make no effort of challenging my claims or answering my questions regarding your comment. Your definition of being over rated I think is very sensible, as it only takes objective measures into account. However, you once again resort to conspicuously hyperbolic assertions, based on a fairly limited dataset. I did my best to find the odds before the finals for the last few years, just to show the erroneous nature of your statement: Year: Odds, Result 2017: 5th, 5th 2016:… Read more »
Or because iTunes works differently in Eastern Europe. I think Kristian is doing surprisingly well on the charts for being more popular in Eastern Europe. Who are you to talk about flopping when you were rooting for Gabbani, the biggest fan flop of the year?
His song was exposed to all of Europe and beyond, so him being from Eastern Europe has nothing to do with his low chart positions compared to his result. Moldova’s act is doing much better and they’re from a country with no Spotify – while Bulgaria has it.
Eastern Europe and many other countries don’t use iTune or Spotify so widely… We use youtube and download the songs from there 🙂 I have all versions of Beautiful Mess on my computer and I listen them non stop along with other music… In fact you can see Blanche (as Alma and Robin) in youtube is with 700 k views on the Final while Modova is with 3 m Kristian, Romania and Manel (!) have per 1.6, Gabanni is with 1.1 and Hungary 1… Semi-finals – Kristian 3.5 m views, Moldova 3.1, Blanche 2.7, Hungary and Italy 1.9, Romania 1.6,… Read more »
Well, Kristian’s song has virtually no impact in all of the big music markets from Netherlands and Germany to the UK and France. His song has barely charted and it is in English. Another “Running Scared” type of ESC song with a lot of points for the country and for the staging
Kristian still has a bigger social media following (226k on instagram) than Blanche (23k on instagram), which tells me that she’s gonna be forgotten about as soon as her mediocre wannabe-Lana Del Rey song fades away. Before the finals, Blanche had 5k followers and Kristian had 98k. She’s basically more impopular than Loïc that now has 334k followers. That tells you who’s truly there to stay around for new music and who’s gonna fade away.
Then why aren’t his fans buying his music?
Because most of his fans aren’t in Western Europe and Eastern Europeans don’t normally use iTunes or Spotify. That’s where most his points came from, if you’re wondering how he managed to top #2. I think Mattias makes a perfect point about this at #1, which you still haven’t responded to. Kristian has consistently been #5 in Sweden even before his semi. After the Grand Final, Kristian was #1 in Bulgaria, #5 in all of the Scandinavian countries + more and #7 in Russia (the massive country that didn’t even participate this year) for days. I don’t consider that a… Read more »
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