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.
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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!