What do Harry Styles’ “Watermelon Sugar”, Megan Thee Stallion & Beyoncé’s “Savage” and Will Ferrell & My Marianne’s “Husavik” have in common? They’re all in the Top 20 of the Billboard Digital Song Sales Chart. This marks the first time that actor Will and singer My Marianne (also known as Sweden’s Molly Sandén) have hit the Billboard charts. You go girl (and boy)!
In the week ending July 2, the song had sold eight thousand downloads in the US. Kanye West is currently at Number 1 on this particular chart for “Wash Us In The Blood” — his collab with Travis Scott. BLACKPINK and DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch round out the Top 3.
The soundtrack to “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” is also performing well. It’s debuted at Number 5. The soundtrack to Frozen II remains on top (it’s been charting for 33 weeks), followed by the soundtracks to Moana, The Greatest Showman and A Star Is Born.
Will Ferrell & My Marianne reach Billboard charts with “Husavik”
“Husavik” is a sweeping ballad, sung in English and Icelandic, and it gives the Eurovision movie its emotional climax. Its title honours the hometown of Rachel McAdams’ character — a place where, according to its lyrics, the whales can live because of the gentle people.
On June 28 it reached #10 on the Worldwide iTunes Song Chart, temporarily sitting ahead of songs from Maroon 5, Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber.
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More recently, the song reached #60 on the UK charts. That news coincided with singer Molly Sandén’s birthday, adding some delicious icing to her special day.
The song has some pretty bright lights behind it. Savan Kotecha has given us hits like Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do” and The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face”. He teamed up with Rickard Göransson, whose writing credits include Jessie J’s “Burnin’ Up” and Avril Lavigne’s “Rock n Roll”, and Fat Max Gsus, who, among other things, has provided vocals for Tove Lo.
Savan told Vulture that the song was “the hardest nut to crack”, as it cements Sigrit’s relationship with Lars and impacts the texture and spirit of the movie’s end.
Are you excited for Will & Molly? Did you and your family buy any of those 8,000 downloads? And do you think the song will get some mainstream radio play? Shout it out down below!