On Friday Netflix’s much-anticipated Eurovision movie finally hit the streaming platform. And as we dove into the various storylines, we also turned to Spotify and other music services where we streamed the film’s soundtrack. With 17 tracks — including Salvador Sobral’s Eurovision 2017 winner “Amar pelos dois” — it’s giving us chills, laughs, tingles and, in the case of “Volcano Man”, the sounds of indigestion!

The film had some very heavy hitters working behind-the-scenes to create all that music. Among them is Atli Orvarsson — the Icelandic film score composer who orchestrated music for the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Music supervisor Becky Bentham has credits including Mamma Mia!, Bohemian Rhapsody, and Les Misérables. And executive music producer Savan Kotecha is behind beloved songs like “What Makes You Beautiful” from One Direction and “No Tears Left to Cry” from Ariana Grande. Yas, king!

Soundtrack to “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga”

Choose a producer or composer on the individual tracks and you’ll find a long list of achievements. For instance,  Swede Jörgen Elofsson wrote Demi Lovato’s stand-out track “In the Mirror”. You’ll recognise his earlier hits including Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” and Britney’s “Sometimes”, among others, and Melfest songs like Mariette’s “For You”. He’s also worked with Eurovision greats like Alsou, Charlotte Perrelli, Eric Saade and Jessica Andersson.

And then there’s Johan Carlsson, who worked on the Alexander Lemtov song “Lion of Love” alongside Savan. He has credits including Little Mix’s “Glory Days” and Celine Dion’s “Courage”. And Andreas Carlsson, who wrote “Running with the Wolves” (not “Run with the Lions”!), has credits on Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way”, Carrie Underwood’s “Inside Your Heaven” and NSYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye”. Well, hello! And did we mention Melfest and Eurovision great Thomas G:Son has a track in “Come and Play (Masquerade)”?

For this poll, we are focusing on original songs composed for this movie. That sadly means Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams and Molly Sanden’s cover of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” is not eligible, nor is Salvador’s Eurovision 2017 winner. We’re also removing the “Eurovision Suite” instrumental, as it’s, well, an instrumental.

What’s your favourite original song on the Eurovision Movie soundtrack?

What do you think of the Eurovision Movie soundtrack? Could any of these songs do well at a real Eurovision? Vote for your favourites and tell us your thoughts below!

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Veta
Veta
2 months ago

The music, both original and licenced, is without a doubt the best thing about this movie for me! I loved almost all the soundtracks! I’m honestly disappointed you didn’t include “Eurovision Suite” in the poll cause it’s my favourite musical piece from the movie by far, especially its last part (with those awesome trumpets), divine music! But ok, as I said most of the rest of the songs are great too. And yes, I do think these songs could easily be legit Eurovision entries, especially because I can totally spot some inspiration by real Eurovision entries in them, even a… Read more »

Veta
Veta
2 months ago
Reply to  Veta

Sorry, I meant 1-11, I missed 2.

Ninetendo
Ninetendo
2 months ago

Play Ja Ja Ding Dong!

Rob
Rob
2 months ago

What’s the original track called at end when they kiss ? It’s bugging me

Drew
Drew
2 months ago
Reply to  Rob

Hoppipolla – Sigur Ros?

Mattias Sollerman
Mattias Sollerman
2 months ago
Reply to  Rob

Hoppípolla by Sigur Rós

Joey G
Joey G
2 months ago

Can someone help, I’ve been trying to figure out what other song I’ve heard that follows the melody and chord progression of Husavik

Passingby
Passingby
2 months ago
Reply to  Joey G

Perhaps “Never enough” ?

Colin
Colin
2 months ago

The more I listen to these songs, the more I like them. I think most of them could function as legit ESC songs. I can see Husavik and In the Mirror actually scoring top 10, as well as seeing Double Trouble and Volcano Man scoring top 5 in televoting. Even songs which wouldn’t go that well could easily pass for semi fillers. Really good job in the songwriting department! 🙂

Josh R
Josh R
2 months ago

In The Mirror totally could’ve been a real ESC song. Husavik too!

Nate
Nate
2 months ago

Coolin with da homies is just American music that doesn’t really make any sense in eurovision

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
2 months ago
Reply to  Nate

Yeah out of all the songs it was the only one that didn’t seem convincing enough to be a possible esc song

then again the choice could’ve been a jab at the fact that Sweden can really send whatever the hell crap they want and still get support

Camila
Camila
2 months ago
Reply to  Nate

I think that was te point, I mean the guy name was Johnny John John! I think it was referring precisely to the “Americanization” that Eurovision suffered recently

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 months ago

“Húsavík” is a great song. It was supposed to stand out, since the whole ending would feel flat if the song wasn’t good enough to make it a big moment. But I’ll tell you what, those who wrote the songs did a way better job than those who wrote the screenplay. They had a tough task: write songs that could fit Eurovision as “serious” entries and be light-hearted for a comedy at the same time. And they achieved it. “Lion of Love” is a brilliant spoof (and Dan Stevens sells it completely), “Double Trouble” is exactly what I would expect… Read more »

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Una
Una
2 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Excellent comment by Sabrina. I just had to say it.

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 months ago
Reply to  Una

You’re kind, Una. 🙂

Benjamin K
Benjamin K
2 months ago

“Lion of Love” and Dan Stevens acting performance are the best things in this weird movie, with the cameos…

Nils
Nils
2 months ago

Running with the Wolves is a banger, sadly it is just 1 minute long

Joe
Joe
2 months ago

I’m trying to remember each of the songs by country, so correct me if I’m wrong: Husavik (Hometown)/Double Trouble – Iceland (obviously) Lion of Love – Russia Running with the Wolves – Belarus Coolin’ with da Homies – Sweden Come and Play – Masquerade – Greece Fool Moon – Finland Hit My Itch – San Marino Husavik was beautiful, and the Icelandic was well-incorporated, but as far as songs go Finland, Belarus, and San Marino are my favorites. The award for “most accurate to the songs they typically send to Eurovision” goes to Greece, and once again, I’d call it… Read more »

Una
Una
2 months ago
Reply to  Joe

The most “real” entries IMO were Husavik, Running with the Wolves and Fool Moon. Come and Play – Masquerade was too explicit if you know what I mean. We will never see something *that* explicit in Eurovision. It was an interesting act to see but totally over the top. Finland or Lithuania’s kisses were tame compared to this.
Katerina’s act was beautiful and artistic. Shame for the painful performance and vocals 🙁
I need to see the movie again!!

Joe
Joe
2 months ago
Reply to  Una

I don’t know. Iceland themselves have Paul Oscar and he made the Greek act from the movie look tame.

Una
Una
2 months ago
Reply to  Joe

I mostly agree with what you said about Iceland. Will not say more for fear of the filter 🙂 Definitely very forward for that time (1997). What the heck? I will say both were provo*ative. One had much more motion than the other. One was more covered that the other. Enough said. Your knowledge of Eurovision is mindblowing.

mndal
mndal
2 months ago
Reply to  Una

If only Maruv went to Tel Aviv… That probably would have been similarly explicit lol.

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Una
Una
2 months ago
Reply to  mndal

Her NF performance was …. Don’t know whether EBU would have allowed a very r-a-unchy performance in 2019. Maybe yes, who knows. Anyway, Ukraine never disappoints. I read up on Joe’s comment above and it transpired that 1997, the year of said Icelandic performance, EBU tested the televoting procedure. And that Iceland got 16 out of its 18 points from countries with televote.

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  mndal

Mita’s staging is totally Lidia Isac + Maruv, with some Mariya Yaremchuk and Elena Risteska sprinkled on.

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
2 months ago

Husavik hands down. I’m impressed that Molly could sing in Icelandic despite being full Swedish. Thought it was Demi who did it till that part came on. In The Mirror by Demi was good too.

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Mattias Sollerman
Mattias Sollerman
2 months ago

Just watched the movie tonight. Naturally my favorite song is Coolin with Da Homies.
Spent the rest of the night reading interviews with Kotecha. Like with Ferrell, it was Kotecha’s Swedish wife who introduced him to Eurovision in the early 00’s.

AmericanESCFan
AmericanESCFan
2 months ago

He also wrote Huvasik

Ruth Oldfield
Ruth Oldfield
2 months ago

Loved your cameo in the movie, Willy!

Kosey
Kosey
2 months ago

I have to say Coolin with Da Homies was totally hilarious. “People say I talk too fast”, so so funny, one of my highlights of the whole film.

But there were lots of good songs – the montage in the semi showed they had put a lot of effort into having part-respectable, part-funny songs. Job well done!

My Tears Are Getting Sober
My Tears Are Getting Sober
2 months ago

Husavik is AMAZING!

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
2 months ago

I don’t care about and won’t watch the movie but someone urged me to listen to ‘Husavik’ because apparently, I wouldn’t be able to dislike it. Well, duh! Molly Sandén sings in Icelandic, of course I like something so beautiful. And so damn convincing. But what’s utterly disgusting to me is that some actress pretends to sing it in the clip I saw on YouTube and not the real artist. I wonder if that’s a precursor for the new Eurovision era. We seem to be halfway there as it is thanks to recent developments. I have always thought Molly Sandén… Read more »

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Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

The movie is fiction. Everybody knows this. Molly accepted her payment and did as she was asked. Nothing disgusting about that. Real life would be different, true, but let’s hope that never happens.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

As you might have been able to tell, my disapproval is not with Molly. She gives so much life to this song that I’m even able to overlook the cheesy lyrics. To me, there is good and bad fiction. This is bad fiction because it’s not believable when the actress can’t even handle singing the studio version. Also, you just admitted yourself with ‘let’s hope’ that it is an actual possibility. Fiction and fact have a way of mixing together in these times. It’s quite striking that they get to use the official Eurovision logo, so it’s clearly something EBU… Read more »

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Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

Right, so I half agree with you. Okay for the movie, horrible for the real-life contest. Most of the viewers of this movie will never even notice, so I guess it is believable. Hollywood has done this for decades, with their classic musicals like West Side Story and My Fair Lady. As for the EBU, they have disappointed me before but I doubt they’d ever go that far. They do seem to have some stake in this movie – they’ve been promoting it on their social media, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it was them who insisted on the… Read more »

Una
Una
2 months ago

Mr Bean, it’s only a movie. Maybe you would have felt different if an actor-singer would have performed the female lead?
I just think that considering this is a fiction movie, it makes sense to use playback voices. It makes sense and it’s better from a production standpoint. Had it been a Eurovision artistic movie, not a romantic comedy with strong elements of parody, the situation would have been much different and that would have demanded real actors-singers.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
2 months ago
Reply to  Una

I got a beautiful studio version by Molly Sandén out of it, so even for me, it wasn’t all for nothing. Though the rest, to me, is a whole lot of nothing. But I suppose this is not even about Eurovision, if it were about anything else, I’d still dismiss it because I’m not into that kind of phony stuff. And when it comes to parodies, I do prefer mockery over tribute. Not that I think Eurovision should be mocked. The EBU on the other hand would be the perfect target for a mockery. 😉

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Una
Una
2 months ago

To each their own so whatever you think about it it’s ok. I’ve seen it for the second time and I liked it even more. EBU is in the opening credits – in association with EBU; and Jan Ola Sand is executive producer along others in the closing credits. A building that should be the building of EBU is shown too. I think the movie mocks Eurovision to a very large extent and that does not make me happy but it was a fairly good movie. I saw it twice because of Rachel. She was fantastic. And the movie had… Read more »

cheiis
cheiis
1 month ago

MrVanilla please climb down from up your backside and appreciate that this films is FICTION and made for love of a weird and wonderful competition. Start with all this ‘she cant play this part cos she cant sing and we land up with documentaries not films with ACTORS who look nothing like and are nothing like the parts they play. I loved the whole film and my fav song is Volcano Man, followed closely by Lion of Love partlydue to the ACTING on the video

Esc addict
Esc addict
2 months ago

We don’t care you don’t care…. if it weren’t the playbacks things this “bean” would have found something else to complain or to not like it…..but it’s normal this is vanilla mean the most negative person on wiwibloggs….

AdD
AdD
2 months ago

I thought I was the only person who couldn’t possibly care less about this movie..

Alex
Alex
2 months ago

Lion of Love and Masquarade. I also liked the ballad.

How come they didn’t include any ethnic songs in the soundtrack, most of the Swedish produced tunes sound the same. I’d have loved some ethnic elements.

Joe
Joe
2 months ago

Off topic (sort of…it’s in conjunction with Netflix): Eurovision Again is keeping it in the EBU-owned range for their last weekly viewing party so we can go to Copenhagen 2014! Good year. It’ll be monthly from here on out but hopefully there’ll be more pre-2004 goodies down the line.

Arrivederci
Arrivederci
2 months ago
Reply to  Joe

I wish i could’ve watch eurovision again 2018, stupid geoblock.

Alex
Alex
2 months ago
Reply to  Arrivederci

use vpn

Lolek
Lolek
2 months ago

The Song-A-Long with the eurovision artists was my favourite, though Double Trouble was equally great!!

maya
maya
2 months ago

Running With the Wolves!!

Fool Moon is cool too. Love that they got a real indie band for that.

James
James
2 months ago

“Husavik” and “Double Trouble” plus the Song A-Long medley are the highlights of the soundtrack and the biggest surprises from this movie. I love it!

Honorable mention to “In The Mirror”. That song’s cool as well.

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Esc addict
Esc addict
2 months ago

We need a number two movie! A sequel to this film! With some cameos again and with the revenge of Fire Saga in Rotterdam 2021 😉

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago

The soundtrack was alright overall but “In The Mirror” was a legit, top five level ESC song.

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
2 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

As you said yesterday in the Dan Stevens-Thread: This. 😀

JohnyJohnyYesPapa
JohnyJohnyYesPapa
2 months ago

“IN THE MIRROR” with Demi Lovato was amazing. Like damn.

NscoN
NscoN
2 months ago

Húsavík is my favourite song of the 2020 season.

Nicola
Nicola
2 months ago

Just finished watching the movie on Netflix, and I really enjoyed it 🙂 I have soo many thoughts about it. I feel that it would be different watch for a non-eurovision fan, as they don’t follow the contest as closely (i.e. the jury does not vote like that in the semi finals, and Spain is not in the semi finals). I felt that they left the story of Alexander rather ambiguous at the end. I would have like to know more about him (like is life in Russia) and what happened to him after the end of the contest (did… Read more »

EurovisionBram
EurovisionBram
2 months ago

Ngl, I quite liked the end of the movie! The beginning was quite cringe-worthy, but it got better as the story progressed!
My fave songs were Husavik and In The Mirror.
If a physical DVD came out, I would buy it.

Zoe
Zoe
2 months ago

Im confused. It looks like all the musical numbers were shot on the 2019 stage, but it wasnt the case. They only shot the crowd during ESC, theres no way the production had time to let them shoot a movie during all the rehearsals etc. And in one of the interviews they mentioned that it was shot on a set. So they recreated the 2019 stage in a studio?

James
James
2 months ago
Reply to  Zoe

Yep. Many of the stage scenes up close were shot in the UK.

Una
Una
2 months ago
Reply to  Zoe

Try to see the video posted this week on the official ESC channel. Will explains that they shot the wide shots in Tel Aviv and says it would have difficult to find 9000 extras otherwise (something along these lines). And that they shot the rest in Edinburgh.
I would have to see the movie again as I can’t recall similarities with the 2019 stage.

Una
Una
2 months ago

My top 3: Husavik, Lion of Love and Double Trouble. “Husavik” for the impact it had on me when hearing it in the movie considering I had not been aware of it. And the surprise of hearing Icelandic too. So that one is my firm favourite. The movie needed a bit of a power ballad otherwise the Eurovision theme would have been lost. My second is “Lion of Love” because of the staging basically. The shirtless dudes. It was *fun* and *very Eurovision*. Absolutely spot on many aspects of the plastic, power voices, over-the-top performances. My third is “Double Trouble”… Read more »

first row at ESC and JESC
first row at ESC and JESC
2 months ago

If you love “Double Trouble” and you are sad that they ruined that song because of the story-line I can help you with this video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpuSCaeeCRc

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago

So nice of you, I appreciate that! Thank you!

Esc addict
Esc addict
2 months ago

Personally I enjoyed the movie, I see it three times, I got goosebumps when I see all these eurovisions stars and winners appear and sing one by one, what an iconic scene! For an eurofan it’s the best thing I’ve ever seen! The Switch song and love love peace are overpassed here for me, Congrats Mr Ferrell for that! Even wiwibloggs was represented, too happy to see William appear too! I repeat for an eurofan I loved it, it’s iconic, then I love, Double trouble and Lion of Love. All the clichés of Eurovision are in this movie but with… Read more »

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Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

I watched it twice already and will watch it again, for sure. As a fan I was so happy to see all those Eurovision stars but the casual viewer won’t know who they are. Even so, It took me a few secs to realize it was Anna Odobescu there – who btw looked so beautiful! Jessy Matador – I didn’t realize it was him until the credits, then it took me a loooooong while to recognize Loreen and that one was way too funny because I knew I was supposed to know who that was. So anyways I think the… Read more »

Esc addict
Esc addict
2 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

We agree it’s a good movie for esc fans, as a big fan I have recognized each cameos at the first time, I screamed their names when I saw each of them, I was happy! Would love to see the behind the scene of this CULT scene! Ryback Loreen ans Jessy Matador have not changed since so many years, I’m hyped it’s so iconic, Conchita Jamala Anna Bilal Elina John, represents so well the Esc of recent years, well done Will 😉

Esc addict
Esc addict
2 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

I love the stagings references too, it was so clever done, yes I can confirm that this movie was made by a pure eurovision fan.

Esc addict
Esc addict
2 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

I forgot to mention salvador sobral, good to see him but sad he doesn’t appear in this incredible famous scene 😉

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Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago

My top 5 is here. Such a rare treat for me to enjoy a song the first listen, my top 4 fit this category for me. #1. Lion of Love: Dan Stevens’ My Marianne was a perfect choice! Who is he? The song and performance were marvelous! It was obvious it was a bit OTT, *and* a bit outrageous which I loved considering the Eurovision OTTness. Well done! #2. Double Trouble-film version: the performance in the movie was so good and then when they ruined it as per the storyline, I was pissed off!. #3. Husavik: very beautiful lyrics and… Read more »

Tom
Tom
2 months ago

Lion of Love outsold Fuego

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom

That’s right 🙂

Colin
Colin
2 months ago

I enjoyed the whole soundtrack. Each song is a clear reference to a style of music sometimes featured in Eurovision. Husavik – An emotional ballad with an ethnic touch. It’s really beautiful. Volcano Man – Nordic synth-pop, cross between Think About Things and Spirit in the Sky. Lion of Love – A cross between Running with Lions, You Are the Only One and Wild In the Mirror – A belting diva ballad Double Trouble – It reminded me of This is Love because it starts off as a ballad, but has a catchy and kinda cheesy pop chorus. Come and… Read more »

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Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
2 months ago

The movie was fine
I mean, it was not accurate but again, just a movie (Spain had to qualify to the final xD)
Anyway, Jaja Ding Dong is just stuck in my head lol, please send help

Lucie Zapotocna
Lucie Zapotocna
2 months ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

I have exactly the same problem lol.

Patata
Patata
2 months ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

And also, there were 7 people in the Swedish song

Una
Una
2 months ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

And no points are awarded on telly during the SF qualifiers announcement. My guess is that they did it for the SF because they would have not shown the final in the movie. Imagine the uproar had Iceland won! That was my expectation to be honest. See Iceland win. Not get disqualified. But at least we have “Husavik”.