Little Big‘s quirky track “Uno” might not have had a chance at Eurovision victory, but it’s coming close to topping another chart. The Russian act’s Eurovision 2020 entry has now reached over 100 million YouTube views, making it the second most popular video on the official Eurovision YouTube channel.

The “Uno” video has only been online for little over two months, but in that short time it has clocked up an incredible 100 million views.

This makes it only one of two videos on the official Eurovision YouTube channel with over 100 million views — the other being the music video for Netta’s “Toy”. The Eurovision 2018 winner took longer to reach 100 million, hitting the record in December 2018, seven months after Netta’s victory. “Toy” now has over 131.45 million views.

In third place is the music video for Lena‘s “Satellite”, now with 63.62 million views, while the music video for Jessy Matador‘s party track “Allez Ola Olé” has 61.57 million views.

Fifth place no longer belongs to Sweden’s Loreen. Her compatriot Måns Zelmerlöw now has slightly more views for his grand final performance of “Heroes” — 40.47 million versus Lorren’s 40.46 million. This also makes “Heroes” the most popular video of a live Eurovision performance.

“Uno” still has a way to go before it outranks some iconic Italian songs. Mahmood‘s original video for “Soldi” has over 158 million views. The music video for the original version of Il Volo‘s “Grand amore” has over 177.46 million views. Even more impressive is the music video for the original version of Francesco Gabbani‘s song “Occidentalis karma”. It has clocked up over 240.31 million views.

However, all these videos use the song in a longer form than the version that was entered into Eurovision in their respective years. For contrast, Diodato‘s “Fai rumore” video currently has 34.15 million views.

Top 20 videos on official Eurovision YouTube channel (21 May 2020)

  1. Netta – “Toy” (music video) 131.45 views
  2. Little Big – “Uno” (music video) 100.34 million views
  3. Lena – “Satellite” (music video) 63.62 million views
  4. Jessy Matador – “Allez Ola Olé” (music video) 61.57 million views
  5. Måns Zelmerlöw – “Heroes” (grand final) 40.47 million views
  6. Loreen – “Euphoria” (grand final) 40.46 million views
  7. Netta – “Toy” (grand final) 39.68 million views
  8. Sergey Lazarev – “You Are The Only One” (grand final) 37.47 million views
  9. Lordi – “Hard Rock Hallelujah” (grand final) 35.9 million views
  10. Conchita Wurst – “Rise Like a Phoenix” (semi-final) 35.83 million views
  11. Emmelie De Forest – “Only Teardrops” (national final) 35.76 million views
  12. Hadise – “Düm Tek Tek” (preview video) 34.81 million views
  13. Eleni Foureira – “Fuego” (grand final) 34.55 million views
  14. AySel & Arash – “Always” (music video) 33.71 million views
  15. Conchita Wurst – “Rise Like A Phoenix” (music video) 28.26 million views
  16. Polina Gagarina – “A Million Voices” (semi-final) 26.76 million views
  17. Mikolas Josef – “Lie To Me” (music video) 26.75 million views
  18. Verka Serduchka – “Dancing Lasha Tumbai” (grand final) 26.08 million views
  19. Loreen – “Euphoria” (national final) 25.33 million views
  20. Måns Zelmerlöw – “Heroes” (semi-final) 24.43 million views

Little Big makes a splash with “Hypnodancer” video

“Uno” isn’t the only Little Big music video to make an impact on YouTube. The group’s new single “Hypnodancer” has debuted at No.5 on the YouTube weekly chart — making in one of the most popular YouTube videos in the world this week.

In its first week, “Hypnodancer” had clocked up over 26 million views, while it currently has over 38 million views.

The group’s enduring popularity in YouTube charts is making some fans call for Little Big’s return to Eurovision next year. But to date, neither the group nor the Russian broadcaster has commented on Eurovision 2021.

What do you think? Will “Uno” overtake “Toy” to be the most popular Eurovision video? Should Little Big return to Eurovision 2021? Tell us your thoughts below!

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The reason it has so many views is because everyone is wondering what the larger guy on the left is doing.

Mariko
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Mariko

I really like Hypnodancer tbh.

Polish
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Polish

Poland cleo my S?owianie – 74 mln views official video

Michèle
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Michèle

It really is such a shame and in my view unfair that such great Italian entries are excluded from the top videos just because the original videos are longer. Over 240,00,000 views for ‘Occidentali’s Karma’ is phenomenal! Francesco Gabbani’s ‘Vice Versa’ (second in Sanremo) now has over 40,000,000 views which is also very impressive.

Marionette
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Marionette

The reason why Euphoria and Heroes have so many views is that they are on Autoplay on youtube. It doesn’t matter which Eurovision video you are watching, the next one is always them without solicitation.

Joseph Mendy
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Joseph Mendy

You can of course turn off autoplay.

Mitch
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Mitch

Well, to be fair Eleni has around 100mil views for Fuego all combined. The problem is that ESC channel posts a lot of the same content that’s already out there, but whatevs…

Lok
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Lok

1) Most views are from Russians themselves since most comments on YouTube are in Russian; 2) Gap between YouTube views and Spotify streams gives us two possibile conclusions: A) The video and not the song went viral, or B) Russians are too poor to afford Spotify Premium thus they could not sabotage the result there too (since with Free account you cannot pick a certain song whenever you want). Either way, the song is just CHEAP. It’s not bad, it’s catchy, it makes me move, but if we would evaluate the quality – it doesn’t have value with its repetitive… Read more »

neu
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neu

“russians are too poor” PLEASE we don’t even have spotify in russia… do your research before saying somethig like this omg

Julia
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Julia

First of all, Spotify doesn’t work in Russia…

Vivi
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Vivi

“Russians are too poor to afford Spotify Premium thus they could not sabotage the result there too (since with Free account you cannot pick a certain song whenever you want).”

Spotify is not even available in Russia. What the heck are you talking about?

Funkycoffin
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I would say that the VIDEOCLIP went viral and not the SONG It self If we look at the streams on Spotify then.

Funkycoffin
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Funkycoffin

Like something aint right with them streams. Im telling you. 100mil views on a video and only 1 mil streams on Spotify?! ?

Putin trying to wrack the system outtahere?

mndal
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mndal

oh jeez its the russian bots isnt it? definitely not something that has to do with the fact that spotify isnt available in russia, ukraine etc.

thats even more unbelievable than the iceland netflix conspiracy

Alibaba
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Alibaba

Spotify just doesnt work in Russia and post Soviet countries

kohen
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kohen

they could have easily win the televoting , but the jury would go with Iceland probably.. in the end Italy could make a surprise.
unfortunately we will never learn!

Marionette
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Marionette

Jury would go to Malta

kohen
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kohen

possible top 3 in the jury voting but if we consider the hype in social media and the announced jury votes like German Austrian Swedish ones, Iceland would have won the jury voting with a huge gap

Esc addict
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Esc addict

Sorry Little big, but in a country of 150 millions of people, it’s not so hard to make 100 millions views moreover when you are a big name in the country, it’s good but not so fantastic.

Sirius
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Sirius

The video was trending in 70 countries.

Whisker
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Whisker

Big congratulations to LITTLE big! #love

Esc addict
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Esc addict

And BIM BAM TOI, the first Jesc song to get more than 50 millions of views , it’s remarkable too no?

Nobody Important
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Nobody Important

It gonna pass Toy I say around a month.
I don’t doubt it.

Tom
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Tom

I wish they would make #HugforESC2020

IVANOV
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IVANOV

They would have easily win. And some delusionals still thinking Iceland or Lithuania or Boring Bulgaria would have won and worse wiwi juries with Germany LOL.
EUROVISION 2020 WINNER !!!

DonutLover
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DonutLover

You do know it would need a high jury support as well…it’s not 2007 anymore

Funkycoffin
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Funkycoffin

But in 2018 the juries also voted for toy so everything could of happen

Paul
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Paul

Classic ivanov! Do you put comments to try and get as many downvotes as possible ?

Tom
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Tom

IVANOV: Da

Riter
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Riter

Lithuania’s song is much much better than boring Russia’s song

Joseph Mendy
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Joseph Mendy

Totally NO

Indiana07
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Indiana07

Agree. Most of the views come from Russians. There are like 150 million of Russians..

Whisker
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Whisker

How many of them have internet or are interested in ESC?

Indiana07
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Indiana07

More than you think

Whisker
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Whisker

Oh pleaz, I was just asking because i was curious.

Indiana07
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Indiana07

Well I of course don’t know the numbers but to me it seems that Eurovision is quite big in Russia, especially among younger generation. For some reason a lot of Europeans think that they don’t know anything about European events, culture and care only about their own shows but I think it’s false. Many young Russians, especially those who live outside Russia are quite passionate about Eurovision. Maybe because their country always does well.

mndal
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mndal

then how come all previous russian entries haven’t reached 100 million views? how many views scream has? 5-10 million?

its not because its russia, its because its little big

Iván el Conquistador
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Iván el Conquistador

I hope it can topple Toy.

Sale
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Sale

And it wasn’t even performed on the Eurovision stage. Wow!