All 28 Melodifestivalen 2018 entries officially became available to purchase and stream on Saturday. And as usual, the contest has flooded Sweden’s official single chart.
The latest Sverigetopplistan top 100 published this afternoon, 2 March, features a total of 18 songs from the country’s Eurovision selection process.
Of these, three have broken the top 10. After initially entering the chart at #32, Mendez “Everyday” jumps a massive 25 spots to #5 and leads the Mello pack.
Despite dominating the Spotify charts all week, Samir & Viktor “Shuffla” must make do with #6.
Although, it should be noted that the chart runs from Friday to Thursday. This means that Mendez enjoyed a lead of almost two days over the boys. As with all the direct finalists, “Shuffla” was only commercially released after semi-final four on Saturday night.
FELIX SANDMAN “Every Single Day” sneaks into the top ten at #9. Interestingly, of the three, only Samir & Viktor are direct finalists. Could we be looking at our first Andra Chansen winner since 2013?
Benjamin Ingrosso “Dance You Off” and LIAMOO “Last Breath” bring the number of top 20 Melfest tracks to five. They debut at #17 and #20 respectively.
Elsewhere, Margaret “In My Cabana” sits at #26. This marks a chart high for the Polish singer. Her previous biggest hit “Cool Me Down” peaked at #36 in 2016.
Rolandz “Fuldans” are the only other act to crack the top 40. Although, Mariette “For You” comes oh so close, landing at #41.
You can check out the full chart positions of Melodifestivalen 2018 acts below. The countdown includes three eliminated acts — Dotter, Elias Abbas and Edward Blom.
All eight direct finalists make the cut, as do all but one of the Andra Chansen contestants. Mimi Werner “Songburning” misses the top 100 completely. In fact, in the three weeks since her song became eligible for the charts, she hasn’t featured once!
Sweden’s Sverigetopplistan 2 March 2018
5. Mendez “Everyday” (up from 32)
6. Samir & Viktor “Shuffla” (new entry)
9. FELIX SANDMAN “Every Single Day” (new entry)
17. Benjamin Ingrosso “Dance You Off” (new entry)
20. LIAMOO “Last Breath” (new entry)
26. Margaret “In My Cabana” (up from 44)
29. Rolandz “Fuldans” (new entry)
41. Mariette “For You” (new entry)
43. Moncho “Cuba Libre” (up from 73)
44. Sigrid Bernson “Patrick Swayze” (up from 57)
49. John Lundvik “My Turn” (new entry)
59. Jessica Andersson “Party Voice” (new entry)
60. Olivia Eliasson “Never Learn” (new entry)
62. Renaida “All The Feels” (up from 85)
67. Dotter “Cry” (up from 78)
68. Martin Almgren “A Bitter Lullaby” (new entry)
80. Elias Abbas “Mitt Paradis” (new entry) 99. Edward Blom “Livet på en pinne” (down from 96)
Of course, the Melodifestivalen 2018 winner won’t be determined by the charts. Nevertheless, they can potentially offer an insight as to what songs the Swedish public are backing.
This is particularly relevant for Andra Chansen, where the result is decided completely by viewers at home. If Swedes vote for the same songs as they stream and download, Mendez, Felix, Margaret and Olivia are all heading to the final.
The voting dynamics will be shaken up in the grand final as the votes of international juries will also come into play.
What do you think? Do you agree with the chart rankings? How did your favourites do? Let us know in the comments below.