Swedish singer Molly Sandén celebrated her 28th birthday on Friday with a special accomplishment. Her song “Husavik (My Hometown)” — from the Netflix film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga — has charted in the UK singles chart. The emotional ballad debuted at No.60 in the Official Singles Chart Top 100.

The song is officially credited to Will Ferrell and My Marianne — the stage name the Swedish star has used for her Eurovision film soundtrack contributions. The film’s star Rachel McAdams is also credited as a performer on the song.

While Molly has enjoyed chart success with dozens of singles in Sweden, this is the first time one of her songs has reached the UK singles chart.

“Husavik” is performed in the film by the Icelandic duo Fire Saga and underscores the emotional climax of the film. And while “Husavik” was ineligible to win the fictitious Eurovision 2020 of the film — or indeed, the real Eurovision 2021 — it has proven a hit with fans.

“Husavik” is also proving popular in Iceland, home of the real town of Húsavík. The song is currently No.1 in Iceland’s Spotify Top 50 chart.

But that’s not the only song from the Eurovision film to appear in the UK singles chart. Will Ferrell and My Marianne have also slipped in at No.91 with “Double Trouble”, Fire Saga’s other Eurovision entry in the film.

While Molly Sandén represented Sweden at Junior Eurovision 2006 and has competed in Melodifestivalen twice, she has not yet made it to the Eurovision Song Contest as a competitor. With the success of her My Marianne songs on the Eurovision film soundtrack, many fans would like to see her return to Melfest 2021 and finally make it to Eurovision.

We wish Molly a very happy birthday and all the best for whatever 2021 brings!

Daði Freyr reaches seven weeks in UK chart

Meanwhile, real Icelandic musician Daði Freyr is enjoying his seventh week in the UK chart. His Eurovision 2020 entry “Think About Things” is currently at No.37, slightly down from its peak of No.34.

As well, “Think About Things” has made BBC Radio 1’s “C List” playlist, ensuring that UK radio listeners will be hearing Daði’s electropop tune a fair bit over the coming week.

In a post on Twitter, the Icelandic multi-instrumentalist thanked his fans for continuing to support the song, making it an essential for Radio 1.

Daði also has an upcoming UK tour in April 2021, including an already sold-out date in Glasgow. The live dates — which run from 23 to 30 April — make it seem unlikely (though certainly not impossible) that Daði plans to return to Eurovision 2021.

What do you think? Would you like Molly Sandén to compete in Melodifestivalen 2021? Are you planning to see Daði Freyr live in the UK? Tell us your thoughts below!

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Eggs on toast
Eggs on toast
20 days ago

Wait, so Rachel Mcadams Didn’t Play that song with Will Ferrell?!?

Nitzan
Nitzan
1 month ago

So funny that on the year that Iceland was favorite to win Eurovision, Fire Saga was released. But in real life it didn’t take a boat explosion to ruin Iceland’s chances – but a global pandemic.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
1 month ago

HEY! Wiwi crew! Tell us about the city itself! Or did the town of Húsavík get its own thread and I missed it?

Una
Una
1 month ago

Grattis med dagen for Molly!!

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

WOW 2 songs from the movie break into the top 100 and Iceland’s Eurovision entry is charting so high and doing great on Spotify and BBC radio.

SERIOUSLY what a weird year, cancelled Eurovision but at the same time one of the highest eurovision songs this decade in the UK.

BBC i beg youuu to choose wisely for 2021.

Una
Una
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

Yes the BBC, I beg you too to choose wisely. Home-grown talent please. Not Scandinavian. You saw what happened last year. You could see what could have happen to another Big5 this year. Please, choose wisely. Choose British!

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Una

It’s not a matter of choosing British or Swedish, it’s a matter of genuinely taking interest in the content and investing. Looking for the great catchy and mainstream song but at the same time a talented and skilled performer who can blow our mind.

James Newman is a lovely person and singer but he lacked star quality and stage charisma. I’m up for him to write a song and submit it to BBC but I’d prefer a different artist, most probably a younger artist.

Last edited 1 month ago by Alex
Fatima
Fatima
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

I’m inclined to agree with you Alex. James’ entry was a step up from 2019, but “My Last Breath” still failed to chart. I think that BMG already had someone else lined up for 2021.

Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
1 month ago

The soundtrack album is also #4 on the UK compilations chart.

Tom
Tom
1 month ago

Husavik flopped hard lmao

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 month ago

The fact that Ferrell whose brief background rambling makes the song worse is credited before Molly who is doing all the singing is nauseating, though.

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago

True!

Philip Wester
Philip Wester
1 month ago

Credit order is not about the amount of singing dobe but by fame/contract. As Will Ferell is an internationally known film star and My Marianne isn’t even a real person but a pseudonym for a, then, international nobody outside of Eurovision circles, the choice was obvious

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 month ago
Reply to  Philip Wester

Oh, gee, thanks for enlightening. This is brand new information. FYI: Molly’s full name is Molly My Marianne Sandén. Real enough?

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 month ago

Sweden, here’s your next clue as to who you should send to Eurovision 2021.

Ana
Ana
1 month ago

Only if she wants to go herself that is. MF/ESC works as a kind of comeback/discover me kind of contest here in Sweden. Molly has reached success and awknowledgement now so she does not really have a reason to compete anymore.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 month ago
Reply to  Ana

It sounds like she wants to, if I read her statements correctly. It’d be good for the competition if more artists who want to take part instead of those who just need to. The biggest challenge I see is getting a decent song accepted by the Melodifestivalen overlords. If they just let her take part with the usual c***, I’d agree she’d be better off not participating. Personally, I’d love something in the style of the duet she did with Victor Leksell.

Last edited 1 month ago by Mr Vanilla Bean
Alex
Alex
1 month ago

Molly got a big chance with this Eurovision movie so she won’t need Melodi to pursue a career outside Sweden. Also, she kinda made it to Eurovision with this movie

Pontus
Pontus
1 month ago

If she competes, then its about her SONG. She will not win just because of this. Swedish audience are hard critics.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 month ago
Reply to  Pontus

Oh, how I wish it was about the song.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Pontus

Exactly! We saw it many times in Melodifestivalen.

Plus, it’s unpredictable with juries as well.

I don’t think she needs to take part. I’D LOVE HER TO PERFORM AS INTERVAL ACT IN ESC2021 THE SONG FROM THE MOVIE.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
1 month ago
Reply to  Pontus

Aye. It’s supposed to be about the song. But as we have seen before, it’s what you do with the song, what you build around that song, that also matters.

Mr.Minogue
Mr.Minogue
1 month ago

This song deserve an oscar nomination! And all other similar nominations for original song in all Awards ceremonies! FOR SURE!?

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Mr.Minogue

I think this song stands chances for many awards including Golden Globes because they aren’t very snubbish.

At the other hand, Oscars is a tough call but it would depend on the competition and how much Netflix will campaign for this song.

Ron
Ron
1 month ago

Molly Sanden’s voice is truly magical. I hope an international record label signs her up. Her talent deserves to be appreciated worldwide.

Ashton
Ashton
1 month ago

it’s wonderful to see how Molly is getting the success she deserves.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashton

She deserves more success than this!

eurana
eurana
1 month ago

Molly Sanden and Eric Saade were the Couple number 1 in Sweden almost 10 years. Time pass so fast.

Ana
Ana
1 month ago
Reply to  eurana

And then she was engaged with Danny, her latest album that gave her huge success latest year in Sweden is about her and Dannys breakup 😉

Pontus
Pontus
1 month ago
Reply to  Ana

And Eric broke up with his fiancee just before the weeding this year. Drama in Sweden haha

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 month ago
Reply to  Pontus

Smart. It’s bad for business to take yourself off the market.

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
1 month ago

Hopefully this enourages he UK/BBC to take the contest seriously

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

it won’t. the interest for eurovision was always there in UK, but BBC doesn’t care

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

If they don’t care, why do they continue to broadcast it on their main channel? Why do they have their biggest talk show host as commentator?

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Hmm i thought it was clear to everyone, or at least the fans? They HAVE to broadcast, it’s an agreement like other EBU events. BBC/UK is a broadcaster that founded Eurovision. Apart from that, it’s one of the most watched shows on BBC, why the beep would they stop broadcasting it? The final is shown on BBC1 but the other two shows are shown by smaller BBC channels. They only want to do the minimum but not the effort or at least they haven;t found someone with passion who can successfully drive this project. Graham has a contract with BBC… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

They do not have to broadcast. That’s ridiculous. Neither are they forced to participate. If Italy can drop out for 14 years, so can the UK. They certainly do not have to devote a primetime Saturday night on their main channel to it. As for Graham Norton, rather than help his show, I imagine it actually interferes with it. Their regular schedule is interrupted.

Fatima
Fatima
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

I think Alex has a point. The BBC’s ‘care’ is pop-up, there is very little support for Eurovision songs or acts outside of their contest coverage bubble. The opposite is true, as songs and shunned by playlisters and the contest is derided (or ignored) by other arms of the BBC. As for Norton, I get the feeling that the contest is more a vehicle for him and his jokes, as far as the BBC are concerned.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Fatima

Okay. I am not from the UK, don’t live there…so I defer to you. Maybe it’s just that they value it purely as a television event rather than an actual music contest.