Måneskin Zitti e buoni Italy Eurovision 2021

They won the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with “Zitti e bunoi”. But it seems that Måneskin‘s road to global stardom is now paved by another song — “I Wanna Be Your Slave”. The Italian rock group has climbed to Number 7 on the Official UK Chart with the English-language number, which they performed at the Wiwi Jam ahead of the grand final.

The video from our online concert has now been watched 23 million times, and snippets from that have been shared widely on TikTok, helping the song rack up nearly 8 million streams. As the Official Chart company reports, the group are the first Eurovision act in seven years to enter the Top 10 and the first winners to do so in nine years.

Over the past twelve years, only three other Eurovision acts have made the UK Top 10. They are The Common Linnets with “Calm After the Storm” (#9); Loreen with “Euphoria” (#3); and Alexander Rybak with “Fairytale” (#10).

They’ve also unearthed another gem of a factoid: Måneskin are the first winners to enter the Top 10 with a non-contest single in 19 years. The last was Celine Dion, who entered with her 2002 song “A New Day Has Come”.

The waves the band are making are so big that Official Charts chief executive Martin Talbot has even issued a statement.

“This year’s Eurovision Song Contest heralded praise from many observers who celebrated the quality of entrants in the 2021 competition.”

“The fact that UK music fans have sent Måneskin into the Official Singles Top 10 this week (the first winners for nine years to do so) underlines this point and indicates that Eurovision is a powerful platform for launching artists internationally in 2021.”

The EBU’s Martin Österdahl added that “their popularity proves what a huge springboard the Eurovision Song Contest is.”

 

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Måneskin doing well on the German charts too

It’s not just the UK that’s welcomed Måneskin with open arms.

The trend continues on the Offizielle Deutsche Charts, where the band’s non-Eurovision songs are also reaching new heights.

“Beggin'” is currently at #2, while “I Wanna Be Your Slave” is sitting pretty just behind in #3.

Only global chart-topper Olivia Rodrigo has outdone them with her smash shit “Good 4 U”.

How are the bands other songs faring in your country? Are you surprised by their success? And do you expect them to keep on going? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Jesper Hjellnes
Jesper Hjellnes
1 month ago

I just thought about a Wiwibloggs-article from 2019 about a Swiss-Albanian singer who didn’t want to do ESC, claiming it was just for amateurs and singers with no success. Well, Måneskin (and several others as well) prove her very wrong

Luc
Luc
1 month ago

Who’s said singer? I got really curious, no shade intended

Jesper Hjellnes
Jesper Hjellnes
1 month ago
Reply to  Luc

https://wiwibloggs.com/2019/10/05/switzerland-ilira-rules-out-eurovision/242675/

A singer named Ilira got so mad when people asked her to do Eurovision, and said she was too amazing for ESC (what a weird girl imo)

Jake
Jake
1 month ago

And how is James Newman doing in the UK charts? Asking for a friend who think Europe hate UK entries.

Richardinho
Richardinho
1 month ago

This is impressive and even more so because it’s not their Eurovision song.

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
1 month ago

Friends, you should really listen to all their songs. The last album, Teatro d’Ira Volume 1 is epic. No post production on the sound. It was a “live” take. They sing and play exactly the same live and on records. The other album, “Il Ballo della Vita” is also epic, but more funk rock than rock or metal like the last one. Also, all their covers are better than the original versions. And then there are the exceptional performances like Damiano singing in high heels and doing pole dance with a mesh tshirt and tape on nipples. In Italy lots… Read more »

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

Basically their successful chart performance is a big middle finger to the radio stations in UK not playing their song. It’s quite clear that radio is not as powerful as it used to be. It’s all about streaming now.

I hope they visit London soon for a promo.

Roo
Roo
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

In Australia radio is just gor advertising. Songs are just what they play between commercials, and incredibly stupid talk from radio show hosts. Radio hasn’t produced a hit for years.

jack
jack
1 month ago

i really want this song to go number one in the uk, they’re such a unique sound that’s current and i hope their success continues throughout their career

Sot
Sot
1 month ago

The sky’s the limit I guess! I also got some friends that have absolutely no idea about most Eurovision son but instantly fell in love with Måneskin…

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
1 month ago

I am feeling ABBA potential here. I can’t remember any winner having this much playtime and visibility. Not even Loreen, which only had some good weeks in a couple of mostly Eurovision friendly countries. My guess for the reasons are actually the genre, which has much more cross over potential than the usual winners, their incredible image and their street credibility.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
1 month ago

Nice. Two awesome winners in a row. Duncan and Maneskin.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

Sad that Duncan’s album did not chart outside Netherlands & Belgium nor did he have another hit. Duncan is very talented.

honeybooboo
honeybooboo
1 month ago

The Eurovision producers are going to be salivating over Maneskin’s success over the last month. They can see that, with the right combination – that is, a band with enjoyable music and an undeniably ‘cool/ beautiful and hip’ factor to the individual members, together with the use of social media platforms like TikTok (which I hate but its definitely worked here), YouTube and Instagram, that Eurovision can actually create staying power beyond its ‘one night’ status in the minds of the average viewer.

SeNhiT
SeNhiT
1 month ago

Typo:

Only global chart-topper Olivia Rodrigo has outdone them with her smash *hit “Good 4 U”.

This is in the last line of the article.

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
1 month ago
Reply to  SeNhiT

That was a very funny mistake (I noticed it, too). Probably is a “freudian lapsus”. That means when you actually write or speak what you really think but you shouldn’t say. The inner truth, let’s say

Colono
Colono
1 month ago

I hope they’ll manage to keep the momentum going and stay relevant. We all know what happened to Loreen sadly. She was huge and slaying the charts left and right after winning. I still don’t get how she became one-hit wonder.

Anywayz, they have huge potential to go further. Their music is good, current. Their style is everyhing we need. I’m seeing no reason for them to flop hard in future.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago

I’m very happy with everything that’s happening to Maneskin, for different reasons. The first of them is obviously because I like them and their sound. But what excites me even more is the effect their success can have in Eurovision. The contest kept evolving during the last few years, but there’s still a certain “stigma”. When someone like them wins and show it can be also a great platform to share their music with the world, I imagine other cool young people will see it as an option, the same way alternative acts possibly changed their minds about it after… Read more »

Shuma
Shuma
1 month ago

Just watch as the comments all conveniently ignore the fact the English song is doing way better than their ESC winner.

And yes you can downvote all your like dear snowflakes it wont change facts.

A Bientot

Roo
Roo
1 month ago
Reply to  Shuma

And your point is? ABBA released Waterloo in several languages but all their big hits were recorded only in English.

Shuma
Shuma
1 month ago
Reply to  Roo

The point, which youve completely missed, is songs do much better in English.

But the new religion of the ESC fandom is sadly “Anything But English”

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago
Reply to  Shuma

in an ENGLISH speaking country

esc_fl
esc_fl
1 month ago
Reply to  Shuma

We just don’t think English is the be-all-end-all of music success, and I think the results would be different in another country’s chart where the official language isn’t English

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
1 month ago
Reply to  Shuma

and what about it?

dia6olo
dia6olo
1 month ago
Reply to  Shuma

World chart

Zitti E Buoni Peaked at 15

I Wanna Be Your Slave Peaked at 24

And for the record, both these two songs would get dwarfed by their other material if they received the marketing. Most of their other work is far better than these two songs in my opinion.

So the question remains, what’s your point???

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
1 month ago
Reply to  Shuma

So?… What’s your point? Only English should be allowed in Eurovision?

Fatima
Fatima
1 month ago
Reply to  Shuma

I’m not sure that matters Shuma. Eurovision fans are so pleased to at last see a winner go from strength to strength, rather than be consigned to oblivion. Whatever the language, it can only be good for the contest.

ESC fan
ESC fan
1 month ago

They have just reached a new peak of #2 on the Global Digital Artist Ranking, only behind Olivia Rodrigo: https://kworb.net/itunes/

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

this is huge guys, hasn’t happened to any ESC winner since Celine Dion. and they havem’t even performed the song in UK or released a music video.

I hope they announce a UK tour.

Kirby
Kirby
1 month ago

Behold the new Eurovision legends, like Domenico Modugno, France Gall, Udo Jurgens, Sandie Shaw, ABBA, Celine Dion… The difference is that this time, we are witnesses to it!!!

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
1 month ago
Reply to  Kirby

LOL Indeed! Although I did witness Celine and her success sadly did not came after winning Eurovision, contrary to all the others you mentioned, which I did not witness, btw

Last edited 1 month ago by L’oiseau
David
David
1 month ago

We love to see it!

Seán
Seán
1 month ago

Excellent news and it will hopefully mean people won’t see Eurovision as a graveyard for an international career. Might even tempt some bigger names to give it a try.

matt
matt
1 month ago

maneskin domination has started, hands down!?