Eurovision 2020 is just a few months away and our Spotify playlist is slowly filling up. In our weekly update, we’re once again keeping track of how the competing Eurovision songs are performing. With our latest streaming update, Iceland’s Daði & Gagnamagnið picks up in streams while Sweden lands a strong debut on the list.
With the March submission deadline only a few days away, most countries have selected their entries. However, there’s more to come with a few remaining internal selections.
Once all of the entries have been revealed, we’ll also add sections looking into the streaming statistics on other platforms, such as Apple Music and YouTube.
Eurovision 2020 Spotify weekly streaming charts (8 March)
|7||NEW||United Kingdom||197.917 (+)|
|14||-5||Czech Republic||85.131 (+)|
Eurovision 2020 Spotify total streaming charts (8 March)
Along with this week’s update, we’re also providing numbers regarding the change in streams compared to last week’s figures.
As of Sunday 8 March, Italy’s Diodato is ahead of both Norway’s Ulrikke and Sweden’s The Mamas, who enter in third position. Rounding out the top five are Spain and Iceland, which enters the top five for the first time.
Furthermore, out of the debuting entries, Sweden’s The Mamas make the highest debut ahead of the Netherlands’ Jeangu Macrooy and Finland’s Aksel. And just behind, Poland, Estonia, Belarus and Moldova also make their debut on this week’s list.
The entries from Albania, Slovenia and Croatia are yet to be released on the platform.
On the weekly chart, Italy is ahead of the pack by some distance. However, following their national final victory, Iceland’s Daði & Gagnamagnið are catching up. Norway’s Ulrikke is down by one in third place. Notably, Germany and the United Kingdom both debut in the top ten most-streamed songs of the past week. Moreover, other than Italy and Norway, all entries received more streams compared to the previous week.
Here’s why some countries receive less streams from the domestic audience
Notably, Spotify’s consumption rate differs among the competing countries. While it’s particularly big in the northern and western countries, Spotify is yet to be available in some Balkan and Eastern European countries. Nevertheless, it might suggest which songs are currently receiving lots of streams and gains in popularity. At this very early stage, it’s fair to assume that most of these streams are from the domestic audience. Eventually, as the hype train builds on the road to Eurovision, however, music will definitely be streaming across borders.
What do you think about the current Spotify stats? Do the latest numbers indicate positive reactions for Sweden’s The Mamas? Let us know in our comments below!