“These kids just made it to first place in the global chart.” The words of Måneskin on Instagram after their cover of “Beggin'” hit number one on the Spotify Global Chart. The band — that’s Damiano David, Victoria De Angelis, Thomas Raggi and Ethan Torchio — celebrated by sharing a gallery on Instagram which showed them as children.
The group’s meteoric rise on the global charts with their cover shows no sign of slowing down. Last week “Beggin'” hit #1 on the German charts, and this week it’s hit #7 in the UK. It’s also been making waves in the Top 10 in Austria, Norway, The Netherlands and beyond.
That it would push to #1 on the Spotify Global Chart was never a guarantee, even if momentum was on their side. They’ve had to shimmy past Olivia Rodrigo’s global superhit “Good 4U”, which has sat at the top of the charts pretty much everywhere all summer. This week Måneskin had the added challenge of Ed Sheeran, whose new song “Bad Habits” is at #3 on the Spotify chart.
“Beggin'” takes Måneskin to No. 1 on the Spotify Global charts
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The band first performed the song in 2017 while they were competing on the eleventh season of X Factor Italia. They never released it as a single, but it managed to hit #39 on the Italian Singles Chart anyway and a year later FIMI certified it as a gold record.
“Beggin'” was popularised in 1967 by the American Franki Valli and his band The Four Seasons. The lyrics recount a man who has lost his lady through his own bad deeds and he’s regretting it bad. “I need you to understand that I tried so hard to be your man/ The kindo f man you want in the end/ only then can I begin to live again.”
The song was subsequently reworked by the likes of French DJ Pilooski and Norwegian hip-hop group Madcon.
Musical theatre buffs may recognise the song from the Broadway musical Jersey Boys, which is about the Four Seasons.
A Måneskin summer
Eurovision 2021 may be in the rearview mirror at this point, but it’s very clearly given the group extra push and drive.
Their Wiwi Jam performance of “I Wanna Be Your Slave” has now topped 32 million views, unleashing a torrent of TikTok videos and Insta Reels, which in turn have helped drive its popularity and push it up the charts.
The group have subsequently performed the number on both Sweden’s Lotte på Lisberg and at the Polsat SuperHit Festival in Sopot, Poland, where bandmates Damiano David and Thomas Raggi decided to close the number with a kiss.
As the audience erupted in applause, Damiano said: “We think that everyone should be allowed to do this without any fear. We think that everyone should be completely free to be whoever the f*ck you want. Thank you Poland! Love is never wrong.”
Are you super proud of the band? Which of their other songs do you think will hit #1 next? Let us know in the comments box below.
oh dear, Frankie Valli (aka Francesco Castelluccio and his “four seasons”) were five italians from jersey….
“Beggin'” has charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at #5 on the Global 200 chart: https://twitter.com/billboardcharts/status/1412461724343713796
Guys that is off topic BUT Melovin (Ukrainian artist) came out today as a bisexual person. He kissed a man and a woman on stage. This is a hugeee thing for Ukraine. Probably the first ever artist to do so in our homophobic country
well, not first, we have few out artists, but coming out in such extravagant way, yes he was definitely the first one,
and I’m glad to see how much support and love he gets from local people, homophobes are just always the loudest ones….
btw our officiall broadcast post twit to congratulate Melovin on his coming out , this is very sweet of them 🙂
M1 is private music channel which cut out gay kiss from Melovin performance is now receiving a lot of anger from people on their homophobic act, people mow manifesting to boycott them
I do not know anyone who did this in the country. Could you say who else came out in Ukraine?
Zitti e buoni should hit no. 1. Period.
sorry for off top but looks like Melovin just came out, on the stage of huge local festival Atlas Weekend in Kyiv he was passiontly kissing a cute guy and waving lgbt flag, public gone crazy, so beautiful 🙂
Melovin just confirmed his coming out on Insta, welcome to the club king!
If we think that if they hadn’t won the Sanremo festival, no one would talk about them, not even in Italy.
It kind of says everything about the music industry and how fake it is.
There will be many talented people out there far superior to much of what we get on the charts and no one knows anything about them…
Thankfully from time to time one or two of them do get discovered like Måneskin.
That’s exactly why I don’t care about charts, or fame, or how many YouTube views something gets. It’s not a meritocracy.
it’s the harsh reality!
Well, all those charts are about the most FAMOUS songs… It’s up to you to decide the best song, that’s not objective
Did you also see that they’re the 51st most popular artist in the world right now (on Spotify) with 33mil monthly listeners
They are at #50 now. Keep climbing up that chart, Måneskin!
talent keeps winning, we CAN stand it
When was the last time a Eurovision artist got a song at #1 in the world? Has it happened since ABBA and Celine Dion?
On Spotify? It’s hard to compare because Spotify has expanded a lot worldwide. But Euphoria was also #1 on the Spotify charts, even if it was predominantly available in European countries by that time
Beggin’ played randomly on my Spotify and I was so confused like “why the hell is this cover so popular”. Then saw that it’s by Maneskin. They really do be dominating the world right now huh!
I am so happy for them! Well deserved! I waited 10 years for Italy to win this contest and now when they finally made it we have a band that can actually survive the post-Eurovision curse. Let’s hope this continue and more serious artists consider the contest in 2022! This year was absolutely fantastic as a comeback for the ESC and I wish all the success continues!
and peep i wanna be your slave making the top 10 as well! måneskin have singlehandedly ended italophobia across the world
italophobia ? as an italian and frequent traveler i never encountered it lmao, when it turns out i’m italian foreigners’ reactions are always positive
They really are on top of the world right now…
can see that boat crossing the atlantic already 😀
This is what Eurovision does to an artist when they represent themselves, write their own songs and bring new things! This is just a statement how big Eurovision is and how it can do wonders to the careers of the competitors and winners. I figure this will make people and artists, even established ones, realize that Eurovision isn’t anymore what it was in the 2000’s and that it should be taken seriously and could benefit the artists in many many ways paving the path for many good thinks. Extremely happy for Måneskin and hope new success and an international career… Read more »
Let this be a sign to those who mock Eurovision and are now watching in amazement: the ones who did not think they were too good for this ‘silly little competition’ are now on top of the world.
Thanks the televoting who had the courage to reward “something” different and not homologated like Swedish pop that has reigned for years as an example to follow and has ruined the reputation of the contest all over the world, just see that most of the songs, again this year, were almost all pop and ‘insignificant.
Thank the Europeans not the Eurovision!
This is Spotify top 200 global chart. Not viral chart. Anyways, congratulations to Måneskin and finally, an Eurovision-winning act going international, probably since Celine Dion. ‘Beggin’ will chart Billboard Hot 100 in just few days. That’s crazy 😀
Duncan’s song Arcade went international last year, this year Måneskin it just goes to show Eurovision has an international influence too and should not be underestimated. Both Arcade and Maneskin charting on hot 100 in same week will be a big think for ESC
Many of their songs deserved to be on top not only the cover one.
And it will be in near future!!!
This isn’t the viral chart, it’s the regular chart. It’s currently the biggest song on Spotify period. Absolutely incredible!
They deserve all the success they’re having, I’m sorry it’s with a cover as their original songs are much better.
Looking forward to “Teatro d’ira Vol. II”
Totally agree with you regarding the quality of their original songs, not that I don’t like their Beggin cover because I think it’s really good.
The music industry has unfortunately often never been about the best music but about what’s been marketed.
I learned a very long time ago to mostly look for my music outside the charts…