Eurovision 2020 is just a few weeks 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, The Mamas from Sweden overtake Italy in weekly streams, while Russia lands the highest debut of the week in overall streams.
With the March submission deadline now done and dusted, all countries have selected their entries. However, some songs are yet to be released on streaming platforms.
In the coming weeks we’ll add sections looking into the streaming statistics on other platforms, such as Apple Music and YouTube.
Eurovision 2020 Spotify weekly streaming charts (15 March)
|14||NEW||United Kingdom||205.476 (-)|
|27||-13||Czech Republic||89.218 (+)|
Eurovision 2020 Spotify total streaming charts (15 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 15 March, Italy’s Diodato is ahead of both Sweden’s The Mamas and Norway’s Ulrikke. Rounding out the top five are Iceland and Spain, which swap places this week.
Out of the debuting entries, Russia’s Little Big make the highest debut ahead of San Marino’s Senhit and Ireland’s Lesley Roy.
The entries from Albania, Slovenia, Croatia, Georgia, North Macedonia, Azerbaijan and Malta are yet to be released on the platform.
On the weekly chart, Sweden overtakes Italy and now leads the list. In third place are Iceland’s Daði & Gagnamagnið with Norway’s Ulrikke and the Netherlands’ Jeangu Macrooy rounding out the top five. Notably, Denmark, Finland and Bulgaria also debut in the top ten most-streamed songs of the week along with Sweden and the Netherlands.
Here’s why some countries receive fewer 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!