There’s still a lot of time to run until the showdown in Tel Aviv. But our Spotify playlist is filling up fast, as most of the competing songs are already available. The streaming figures on Spotify give us an impression of what fans have on replay (though, obviously Tamta’s “Replay” isn’t among them as it isn’t fully out). With the current numbers in, Italy’s Mahmood and France’s Bilal Hassani are sitting happily on top.
In the weeks leading up to Eurovision in Tel Aviv, we’ll be tracking the entries on Spotify and giving you an overview of which songs have made the biggest gains over the past seven days. It’s obviously not a perfect science, as you can stream artists from your home country. But it’s a fun barometer to look at anyway.
Today’s update is the starting point on the road to the three shows in May. Most of the competing songs are already available for streaming (and you can do listen via our playlist linked right here).
Spotify streaming charts
The table above shows the current number of streams for each song as of today, 24 February. While fourteen songs are currently available on the platform, the entries from Albania, Lithuania, Montenegro and the United Kingdom haven’t been released yet.
“Soldi” is the leader so far — and by some distance. The track has accumulated more than 1.5 million daily streams in Italy alone and sits close to 20 million streams right now. Following behind are France and Spain which have also reached six-figure numbers. Surprisingly, Estonia comes in fifth with a considerable gap to Australia’s “Zero Gravity”. Croatia’s entry “The Dream” is currently in last position, but there’s still plenty of time for that to change.
What do you think about the current Spotify stats? Do they indicate a possible win for Italy? Let us know in our comments box below!
soldi was just certified platinum in italy, ugh the way he keeps stomp stomp stomping on lessors
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Is this not all a bit pointless San remo is a big deal in Italy and has huge ratings, a few years back gabbani and the ape were way ahead in every poll you tube ect but what everyone failed to recognise that it was largely just Italy were the song was a big hit. I have my doubts wheater a sizeable amount of these streams are from outside Italy.
Yes this is true, but Gabbani is really cute and his songs are happy and big summer hits, but this Mahmood omg I dont like him and his songs.
like 80-120k streams a day are from outside of italy
Welcome to Arabvision ! Egypt 2020. Europe is official dead.
So Portugal and Spain should also be out… Arabs stood there 800 years, I guess they left there some babies…
Mahmood and Bilal are European and in any case the Arabs are our friends and neighbours unlike you who should go back to the sewers to which you belong.
I hope you will married with muslim, so you will go back to the past
I am married to a Lebanese guy, who, unlike Mahmood, is muslim and Arab. And I think that is more you that are going back to the past, a very bad past that we thought we had left behind.
Yaaaas Giza 2020.
And half of them are probably mine. I’ve been looping the whole Juventu Bruciatta EP for the last week.
Love is new album too!! Really good stuff!
I must admit ”Soldi” is such a grower, wonderful entry, Italy is bringing ART, as usual
Exactly… there’s no hook or anything. It just goes the same pace throughout the song.
did u even listen to the song lmao you’re just fossilized on an archaic view of music where songs have to have the same structure. welcome to 2019
Welcome to 2019 where songs are very modern with east music and habibi words, you will need dictionary when listen this new muslims songs
You know that ” muslim” is not a language nor a music genre, right?
Yeah, habibi habibi hahahaha
Am i the only person thinking revamps are meaningless? Let me explain with an example: Sanremo is a music contest, not a national selection, so the revamp might have sense because of the time restricion and the goal itself; “Destination Eurovision” is a national final that exist only as a music/artist selection, so the song is made based on the contest and as the final result. What it seems to me is more something like a continuing experiment to change the song based on audience responses.
Revamps can backfire. SuRie last year was much better before they changed it.
Well, even though Conan hasnt been chosen yet as Portugal’s representative, his two vídeos of telemóveis have over 3,3 mio views atm. I know, not spotify.
Still Russia and Sweden are in lead over Italy by the bookmakers odds settting.
Russia and Sweden are almost always leading in the betting, especially at this relatively early stage.
They are always at the top of betting because they are almost always a surefire for a Top 10, possibly even Top 5 position regardless what they send.
Russia and Sweden are always at the top because they’re the safest bets, as they usually end up high in the contest.
That will change when Russia and Sweden actually choose a song.
it’s the first ever contemporary r&b entry in the history of the contest. most eurovision songs are dated and incompatible with the current music market whereas soldi is exactly what consumers want, without being generic or predictable. issa convincin winner.
Does Love City Groove count?
People who loves good music, dont like this “soldi” “habibi” “muslim” song
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This is all listening from their countries, Croatia is small and because of that on last place. And we even dont have this Spotify. But we are the best, our singer has the voice of Angel. All this euvrovision singer togheter dont have voice like him.
eurovision SONG contest sis….. n your song is an outdated mess. this ain’t the voice
Celine Dion is also outdated because she sing beautiful balads with gorgeous voice? But r’n’b is modern. There is no modern or no modern music, music is just good with emotion and incredibile voice. If voice is not important then everybody will sing. Music is emotion. Voice is conection between emotions and public.
This is all about marketing and politic, song is not very good and his voice is very bad
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How much are they being streamed outside of their homelands though?
Well, I can assure you Mahmood has at least one listener out of Italy- Me
Same, from Israel
Most of eastern/southern Europe is still without Spotify, so this is not accurate
Exactly! How can we take this as an indication of anything when Spotify is not available in so many countries!
Go Bilal ! Go France ! Go go go !!!!
haha wow i just stumbled across this article while listening to Soldi on spotify on repeat XD
Spotify? What’s that? 😛
Ironic that a song warning about the “money” is, well, getting the biggest reward. How about that for perfect reverse physchology! Mahmood, bravo.
In the context of Eurovision, I don’t take anything on Spotify seriously since:
a. Not all songs are released in every country (Germany’s being a case and point).
b. A lot of people I know don’t use Spotify, and some don’t even know what it is. “Is it a skincare product?” was a question I once got asked. Seriously.
Spotify is roughly at 200 million users (https://www.forbes.com/sites/hughmcintyre/2018/05/25/the-top-10-streaming-music-services-by-number-of-users/#254aad8a5178) and possibly the biggest name in the streaming game besides YouTube. Usually, the Eurovision songs do get released in every country (some sooner than others)!
I’m from EU country and we still can’t get Spotify
Interesting. How long has that been going on?
Its all about money and politics, songs are not important on Euvrovision anymore. I cant even listen Mahmood song more than once how bad it is.
……how old are those people u know so that they don’t know what spotify is ?
Specifically: 51, 36 and… not sure about the third person. 40+ ?
It’s not about age, it’s about Spotify not being available in many countries.
Spotify is not a big money-earner, it only pays something like 0.0000000000000000000000000000000005 cents per stream.
lmao it’s 0.006 n it takes 150 streams to make $0.90
I was exaggerating for effect. It is actually not a big money-earner for artists. It’s okay if you’re Ed Sheeran but not if you’re an unknown.
Why Bigger Than Us hasn’t been released on Spotify yet? Spotify is big in the UK. I don’t understand.
Also I’ve just checked Spotify Germany Top 200 and no song from ULFI made the cut..
Because they’re doing a revamp
Anyway Bilal’s song is getting a revamp. Can’t wait to hear it 🙂
Am I the only one who does not get the hype about the BIG 5 including Italy. Like Italy is my personal 5th. I do not hate it but thus far I have not seen one that I think will win yet. I prefer Australia and Ukraine because of how risky those songs are and I like when countries have risky entries. Italy is also risky that’s is why it’s pretty high up but I hope they do something different with the staging that is not just him standing and taking a few steps left and right.
good music doesn’t need any gimmicks. soldi’s staging shall not distract from the meaning of the song.
Woow this “big” meaning of his song, haha
it’s literally the story of his childhood ruined by an absent father but go off
I don’t know if I would name it “big”. There is his personal history behind these lyrics (which reflects a lot of people who grew without a father. A father who abandoned him as a child. I think it must be quite painful for a child when you are abandoned… respect for Mahmood for being so personal and also very creative in dealing with it…
I do like Italy but I likewise love Australia (despite preferring “2000 and Whatever” as well as Ukraine. Spain and Uk are both nice but I’m not super into Germany or France. Though I am looking forward to hearing their song revamps as that could change things for me.
I don’t know if Mahmood will be successful at Eurovision since his music so different.. it’s not a typical eurovision song (there are mostly so cheesy and in general you forget them, they don’t leave any trace). Mahmood is an artist, he has a good voice.. and in general he doesn’t need a staging (it’s a pity that a lot of singers at Eurovision hide their musical weakness with staging….or with photographs etc.). He won first of all the Sanremo festival which is a just big success (as a newcomer and also with this kind of music).
Welcome to Arabvision ! Egypt 2020 . Europe is dead, we all will celebrate Ramadan and read Kuran.
Good to know that our deaths will be worth celebrating.
These are the songs that were qualified to Tel-Aviv first on january. Those stats are irrelevant. If you start your 100m run 3 to 5 seconds before yhe others you will end up winning.
Sanremo was held this month and Soldi wasn’t out till the first live performance.
The ranking includes all selected entries as of February 24 (that includes Ukraine, Lithuania, Denmark etc.!). Also, some of the recently selected entries have been released on streaming platforms in advance and thus have also been able to gain streams (i.e. Ukraine).
I understand what you are saying but it doesn’t change the fact that the number one song is getting 1/3 of the total streams of the number 2 song (which was released earlier) every day. If we were to add up the average streams per from day of release after the contest Soldi would most probably still win.
I really don’t get the hype about Bilal? The song is so dull and self centred, not to mention incredibly cliche.
Italy for the win!
At this point in time, Italia gets my 12 points and I’ll be very surprised if this changes before may.
France entered better on the past with less hype. (Amir, Alma, Madame Monseuir).
Tbh i think most of his Spotify plays (like with most selections atm) are from within his home country (France). Considering he has a huge social media following there, I’m not too surprised he has so many plays.
There is literally 0 hype about Bilal, nobody seems to like him here. On YouTube it’s more mixed.
Well he is topping the poll on this site and he appears to be everywhere on Eurovision related media so far. I would call this hype.
I think it would be a little silly to say that Bilal topping the poll on this site as hype when we know it’s really just him sharing the poll to his fans on twitter and instagram. He is undeniably popular and hyped in France however.
That’s self-hyping and it doesn’t count.
I would like people who talk about “clichéd music” to tell me their arguments… It’s a song about the harassment he’s been going through for several years, obviously it’s centered on him. The issue of harassment is not a cliché and is not sufficiently discussed given the damage it causes.
It’s much more original than the love ballads that are held every year at Eurovision.
Bilal song is incredibly cliche. We hear these lyrics every single year and the song is lyrically almost identical to Conchita in 2014. It’s dated and cliche sorry but that’s my opinion. Of course your free to like it if you wish, but for me, France this year have no positive qualities for me.
can we skip all these dramas and scandals and give Mahmood the prize already lol
“Let’s talk about Mahmood”.
I cant wait his live performace, you all will be very dissapointed. Singer without voice cant win.
He already did it COUNTLESS TIMES.
mahmood still gettin 800k+ streams a day…. truly a force
Sister doesn’t seem to be on Spotify for me. Is it because I’m from the UK?
it’s only available in germany for now
I don’t know about Sisters but Wear Your Love was available before the national final and now it’s available only in Germany too, I don’t get it 😀
Hopefully soon it will be available outside Germany too.
I have heard that the song from S!STERS get a revamp …they change the first minute and the ending to make it catchier …..but I don’t know if that is only a rumor. That would be the first time that the NDR would do a revamp ever. The song is already good for TOP 10.
lmao as if
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Very cool! I like seeing these comparisons but spotify at this stage is, unfortunately, good in giving an indication as to how popular these songs are within their home countries (generally speaking of course).
That said, I do really like Italy’s song and I suspect it will do very well at eurovision, regardless!