Eurovision 2019 has come and gone. But it’s so much more than a one-night extravaganza. Dozens of this year’s entries are finding new life on Spotify, the world’s leading music streaming platform.
Here are all the acts making an impact on the site’s most-played charts.
Netherlands: Duncan Laurence “Arcade”
As Salvador Sobral and Jamala can attest, Eurovision success doesn’t necessarily amount to widespread chart success. However, that’s not the case for this year’s winner — Duncan Laurence. The latest Spotify figures for Sunday 19 May show that “Arcade” is the 14th most streamed song in the world. In total, it amassed daily streams of 2.3 million. That places Duncan just behind Taylor Swift’s latest “ME!” and ahead of the Jonas Brothers’ comeback song “Sucker”.
Many of those streams have come from his native Netherlands. He secured 1.03 million streams in 24 hours, absolutely annihilating the previous daily Dutch record of 793,241 streams. That obviously placed him top of the local chart. In fact, Dutchies are so obsessed with “Arcade” that even the karaoke version is charting at #40.
The song has cracked the top 50 in 20 other countries — Belgium #1, Estonia #1, Iceland #1, Sweden #1, Israel #2, Latvia #2, Lithuania #2, Greece #3, Norway #4, Switzerland #7, Finland #11, Romania #11, Denmark #12, Hungary #14, Poland #16, Austria #18, Spain #24, Germany #26, Portugal #46, and Ireland #49.
It also lands inside the top 100 in Czech Republic, UK and France. It makes a top 200 appearance in Italy and in long-term absentee countries Slovakia and Turkey.
Italy: Mahmood “Soldi”
Saturday’s runner up is charting strongly too. Italy’s Mahmood sits at #34 in the global charts with “Soldi”. Despite dominating the local charts for months, Italians still can’t get enough of the Sanremo winner. It’s at #5 in the latest chart. Mahmood should be more than content with that since his new single “Calipso” is at #1.
“Soldi” has broken into the top 50 in 19 other countries — Estonia #1, Greece #1, Israel #1, Lithuania #1, Iceland #2, Switzerland #3, Italy #5, Sweden #5, Latvia #7, Spain #8, Austria #9, Norway #9, Netherlands #10, Finland #15, Poland #17, Germany #20, Hungary #20, Romania #20, Belgium #22 and Denmark #23.
The song also reached the top 100 in Portugal, UK, Ireland, Czech Republic and France, and the top 200 in Slovakia.
Switzerland: Luca Hänni “She Got Me”
It may have placed fifth with the public and fourth overall, but Switzerland’s “She Got Me” is the third biggest Eurovision 2019 entry on Spotify. Luca Hänni is at #125 globally. Unsurprisingly, he’s enjoying the biggest boost at home in Switzerland. He secured the country its best result this century, so the #2 position on the domestic streaming chart is well deserved.
Luca reached the top 50 in 12 other territories — Estonia #4, Lithuania #4, Iceland #5, Israel #10, Greece #12, Sweden #18, Norway #24, Netherlands #31, Austria #37, Finland #40, Spain #45 and Belgium #47.
The so-called “Despa-fuego” track also made inroads in the top 100s in Denmark, Hungary, Latvia and Germany. Top 200 spots were secured in Ireland, Portugal, UK, Poland, and Czech Republic.
Norway: KEiiNO “Spirit In The Sky”
They were the surprise televote winners, so it’s no surprise that Norway’s KEiiNO are trending across Europe. “Sprit In The Sky” is at #139 globally. Its highest placing is #1 in the Norwegian chart. The schlager meets pop meets joic concoction can be found inside ten more top 50 charts — Estonia #6, Iceland #7, Lithuania #8, Israel #12, Sweden #16, Switzerland #30, Finland #41, Denmark #42, Greece #45 and Netherlands #46.
Tom, Fred and Alexandra also worked their way into top 100s in Belgium and Spain and top 200s in Germany, UK, Austria, Hungary and Ireland.
Sweden: John Lundvik “Too Late For Love”
The last of the 2019 class to dent the global charts is Sweden’s John Lundvik. The Melfest winning “Too Late For Love” is at #164. And for once it isn’t a case of Sweden streaming Sweden. Of the 654,595, only 172,858 are from his homeland, where he is #6 — John previously led the countdown for weeks, so he can’t complain.
“Too Late For Love” pops up in nine more top 50s — Iceland #4, Lithuania #5, Sweden #6, Estonia #7, Norway #19, Israel #22, Netherlands #34, Denmark #36, Switzerland #42 and Finland #47.
The Swedish entry also graces the top 100s in Greece, Belgium, Spain and Latvia, as well as the top 200s in Germany, Austria, UK and Ireland.
Best of the rest:
Malta: Michela “Chameleon”
- Iceland #8, Lithuania #10, Estonia #11, Israel #20, Sweden #32, Greece #38, Norway #39, and Netherlands #47.
- Top 100 — Spain, Switzerland, Denmark, Belgium and Finland.
- Top 200 — Austria, Hungary, Germany and UK.
Cyprus: Tamta “Replay”
- Greece #9, Iceland #11, Lithuania #12, Estonia #14, Israel #14 and Sweden #33.
- Top 100 — Norway, Spain, Netherlands, Finland and Belgium.
- Top 200 — Switzerland, Denmark, Hungary, Austria, Portugal and Germany.
Czech Republic: Lake Malawi “Friend Of A Friend”
- Lithuania #7, Estonia #9, Iceland #9, Israel #23 and Sweden #39.
- Top 100 — Norway, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Greece, Finland, Belgium and Denmark.
- Top 200 — Spain, Switzerland, UK, Austria and Germany.
Azerbaijan: Chingiz “Truth”
- Lithuania #11, Estonia #18, Iceland #21, Israel #37 and Sweden #44.
- Top 100 — Norway and Greece.
- Top 200 — Netherlands, Switzerland, Finland, Spain and Denmark.
Australia: Kate Miller-Heidke “Zero Gravity”
- Iceland #13, Lithuania #36, Estonia #43 and Israel #45.
- Top 100 — Sweden and Norway.
- Top 200 — Netherlands, Greece, Belgium, Finland, Switzerland and Spain.
Estonia: Victor Crone “Storm”
- Estonia #8, Sweden #21, Iceland #22 and Lithuania #30.
- Top 100 — Israel and Norway.
- Top 200 — Finland, Netherlands, Greece, Spain and Denmark.
France: Bilal Hassani “Roi”
- Iceland #29, Lithuania #39 and Israel #44.
- Top 100 — Estonia, France, Sweden and Greece.
- Top 200 — Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Norway and Netherlands.
Russia: Sergey Lazarev “Scream”
- Estonia #26, Iceland #32 and Lithuania #42.
- Top 100 — Sweden and Israel.
- Top 200 — Greece, Netherlands, Norway and Finland.
Iceland: Hatari “Hatrið mun sigra”
- Iceland #3, Lithuania #14 and Estonia #24.
- Top 100 — Sweden, Greece and Finland.
- Top 200 — Norway and Israel.
Slovenia: Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl “Sebi”
- Estonia #16, Lithuania #16 and Iceland #28.
- Top 100 — Sweden.
- Top 200 — Israel, Greece, Finland and Netherlands.
Denmark: Leonora “Love Is Forever”
- Iceland #31 and Lithuania #34.
- Top 100 — Estonia, Denmark, Sweden and Israel.
- Top 200 — Norway and Netherlands.
Spain: Miki “La Venda”
- Iceland #39 and Spain #43.
- Top 100 — Israel, Lithuania and Sweden.
- Top 200 — Netherlands, Greece and Norway.
Belarus: ZENA “Like It”
- Iceland #27 and Estonia #48.
- Top 100 — Lithuania, Israel and Greece.
- Top 200 — Sweden and Spain.
Greece: Katerine Duska “Better Love”
- Greece #20 and Iceland #35.
- Top 100 — Lithuania, Estonia and Sweden.
- Top 200 — Israel.
Belgium: Eliot “Wake Up”
- Iceland #38 and Belgium #44.
- Top 100 — Lithuania and Estonia.
- Top 200 — Sweden and Israel.
San Marino: Serhat “Say Na Na Na”
- Iceland #30.
- Top 100 — Lithuania.
- Top 200 — Sweden, Israel and Netherlands.
UK: Michael Rice “Bigger Than Us”
- Iceland #49
- Top 100 — Sweden and Lithuania.
- Top 200 — Israel and Norway.
Lithuania: Jurijus “Run With The Lions”
- Lithuania #18.
- Top 200 — Iceland and Sweden.
Israel: Kobi Marimi “Home”
- Israel #40.
Latvia: Carousel “That Night”
- Lithuania #46.
North Macedonia: Tamara “Proud”
- Top 100 –Iceland and Lithuania.
- Top 200 — Sweden, Israel and Netherlands.
Germany: S!sters “Sister”
- Top 100 — Lithuania and Iceland.
- Top 200 — Sweden, Germany and Israel.
Armenia: Srbuk “Walking Out”
- Top 100 — Lithuania and Iceland.
- Top 200 — Sweden.
Ireland: Sarah McTernan “22”
- Top 100 — Lithuania.
- Top 200 — Iceland and Sweden.
Portugal: Conan Osiris “Telemóveis”
- Top 100 — Lithuania and Portugal.
Hungary: Joci Pápai “Az én apám”
- Top 200 — Iceland and Hungary.
Poland: Tulia “Fire of Love (Pali się)”
- Top 200 — Iceland.
Finland: Darude “Look Away”
- Top 200 — Finland.
Ukraine: Maruv “Siren Song”
- Lithuania #49
We haven’t looked at the viral charts. Unlike the main charts which count just streams, these are calculated by an algorithm based on additional factors such as social media shares. So while the viral countdowns can help highlight tracks with online buzz, they don’t necessarily equal mainstream popularity.
Furthermore, Spotify is not available in many eastern European countries. Therefore, entries from these territories may not chart so well.
What do you think of the Spotify rankings? Do you agree? Which songs are you streaming? Let us know in the comments.
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Why Padraig and many people in the eurodance community try so hard in insist in The narrative of “Salvador Sobral Is a who and Amar pelos Dios Is a flop* when achieve many things being a single in Portuguese? I know that’s didn’t Sell as “Euphoria” or “Héroes” but for being a Jazzy single do it well
They are already falling down on Swedish Spotify which is responsible for a lot of these listens in numbers.
i’m honestly shook at how mahmood didn’t drop day-on-day (unlike all the other acts). he stayed stable in most countries, his streams increased almost everywhere, he’s #3 combined on spotify spain(!!!) as well as the highest charting eurovision act in the uk despite them giving him zero points. truly the eleni foureira of 2019
If you guys could take a moment of your time, to look at this petition aswell, it would mean so much thank you.
Congratulations to all songs that do well. I really hope Arcade an other songs from ESC do well on carts for a long time.
I think that is good for ESC. If the record companies and the music industry notice that ESC can be good for their business. Well, then they will encourage their artist to participate more than today. And over time the quality will be higher and higher in ESC.
If a song doesn’t play outside of Europe, I’m not considering it “world wide charts”. The success would be if it played in a country where eurovision is not known,that would be considered a world wide hit but the songs climb in the European charts thanks to eurovision.
Lol Greece is such a flop after all the hype Greeks have built. Let’s wait and see the hype they are going to build next year.
Greeks had a beautiful song and stage presentation this year, they should be proud of themselves, no matter the outcome.
Since Duncan has touched the glass microphone, he started to talk like Sobral. That is all about music, only music. Duncan, don’t go there, don’t start with fast food and fireworks. You too?
It’s so obvious it’s all about music, he surely doesn’t need to show his naked butt… oh wait!
24 Eurovision entries in the Icelandic top 100, 5 in their top 5. They really love the contest there! It will be fantastic when they finally get to win.
I noticed that, too! haha
I’m happy to see Duncan/Mahmood/Luca/KeiiNo are doing so well on the charts across Europe. Congrats to all of them!
Personally I’m not a fan of Sergey’s song this year, but seeing it doing better than expected in the Grand Final and to receive 4th highest televotes behind Norway/Netherlands/Italy, I thought perhaps the song would perform well post-Eurovision. So I’m surprise to see it performing below-par especially considering he is a huge star. Can someone enlighten me on why the song is not doing as well the others [Top5]?
Scream is probably doing fine in the Eastern Bloc, but it doesn’t have appeal to the Western Countries,
Sure, because Western countries like Helene Fischer’s “masterpieces”. btw, Austria should have sent Hyane Fischer. That Eva Braun song would have done better.
Arcade has already gone double platinum in the Netherlands, Duncan received the award during a special ESC edition of Jeroen Pauw’s talk show yesterday – his first TV appearance on home soil since his victory. On iTunes, the song is also charting in Indonesia, Hong Kong, South Africa, Mozambique, New Zealand, Singapore and even my home country of Canada
Oh no! Down with the patriarchy!! /s
Hi everyone I am just asking if you could take the time to look at this petition, and if you could maybe sign aswell, that would be much appreciated thank you so much for your time.
Well it looks like the best 3 male songs are getting what they deserved, that’s amazing.
Italy is the most unlucky esc country. There’s always somebody else that steals their thunder. And people who say : finally a peaceful country will host, you might jinx esc 2020. Bad things happen in The Netherlands too.
Italy’s been doing pretty well since they came back, which is more than can be said for some countries. And while the juries have sometimes ranked Italy lower than the televote, the opposite is also true.
I heard She got me in Utah, US Today since I’m here for vacation. I cried and jumped from luck! Thank you luca for making us proud
Really? That’s awesome! I’m from the United States and would love to hear a Eurovision song slide in between Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande every once in a while…
One time I was in stater bros (a California grocery store chain) and I heard Jessica Mauboy’s we got love play on th speaker.
Also, I saw a drag show in Portland OR for new’s year eve and one of the queens slip synched Albania’s 2010 entry, It’s all about you.
One time I was in Ralph’s (California grocery store chain) and listens to a song that I thought was sia’s titanium. But when the chorus started as “I was walking asleep, dreaming awake.” I was like, “wait a minute, this is Germany’s 2017 entry perfect life. “
Arcade is already doing better than toy.