Maneskin Billboard Hot 100

It’s over two months since they won Eurovision and four weeks since they first topped Spotify’s global chart. But Måneskin’s march towards world domination shows no signs of slowing down. This week they’ve reached another milestone with “Beggin'” breaking into the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States.

Fuelled by its virality on TikTok, the band’s 2017 cover has landed at number #35 on the Billboard Hot 100 — the music industry standard record chart in the United States. The group’s  US success comes in the midst of a meteoric rise on the global charts. “Beggin'” is currently at #3 on both of Billbaord’s Global Charts, while “I Wanna Be Your Slave” and “Zitti E Buoni” also feature.

It is normally very rare for Eurovision acts to crack the main Billboard chart, although 2019 winner Duncan Laurence is also climbing the Hot 100 with “Arcade”. He currently sits at #57 — a new peak. TikTok is also responsible for his newfound popularity across the pond.

Måneskin on the Billboard Charts

Billboard Hot 100

  • #35 “Beggin'”

Billboard Global Excl. US

  • #3 “Beggin'”
  • #8 “I Wanna Be Your Slave”
  • #48 “Zitti E Buoni”

Billboard Global

  • #3 “Beggin'”
  • #13 “I Wanna Be Your Slave”
  • #96 “Zitti E Buoni”

Måneskin’s “Beggin'” cover

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 kind of 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.

What do you think of Måneskin’s success? What other songs do you want to see rise the charts? Let us know below.

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Milos
Milos
1 month ago

As long as Europe does nor create its own labels, production houses, music market and lobbys like English and American have, this success will be an exception rather than a role. It pains me how many average English and American singers get played in Europe while amazing European artists don’t get a reciprocal chance in England or America.

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
1 month ago

How in the hell a song from 4 years ago is their biggest hit?

FFF
FFF
1 month ago

Many people are saying how past Eurovision winners haven’t been cracking these charts and as it is true, we’ve got to remember what reasons there might be behind it: 1. Around 100 million people watched Eurovision in 2012, but the following year it was watched by 170 million and it has only continued to grow since then so there was about half of the audience we have these days, also online streaming was just growing. 2. As Måneskin won Eurovision, people started to search their music and they had just released their newest album so they had something to offer… Read more »

lou_
lou_
1 month ago
Reply to  FFF

The most important thing this one you didn’t mention: They are very charismatic, terribly photogenic, legendary extraordinaire. Their frontman has Freddie aura and the hole band is iconic. They are not another Eurovision winner. They are one of a kind.

Milos
Milos
1 month ago
Reply to  FFF

Excellent comment, as if you were reading my own mind. Even though I hate TikTok, I think it will play crucial role for Eurovision in the next decade and it will help propel many songs and artists.

Richard
Richard
1 month ago

I like their nice clean songs

Babes
Babes
1 month ago

Is it the first ESC act to reach top 40 in the US since Celine Dion in early ’00s?

Crystal
1 month ago
Reply to  Babes

That’s correct. Celine’s last Top 40 hit as a lead artist was “A New Day Has Come”, which reached number 22 in 2002. Her last appearance in the Top 40 in any capacity was in 2010, when she was a featured artist on “We Are the World 25”, along with a bunch of other artists. That record reached number 2, but was nowhere near the radio and pop culture hit the original version from 1985 was.

Princess Montana Deluxe
Princess Montana Deluxe
1 month ago

I just hope that “beggin’” will NOT be their only song to achieve this!! now more than ever we need Måneskin to become a worldwide household name. Just so we can shut those critics saying Eurovison is trash up once and for all! Go Måneskin!

Crystal
1 month ago

”I Wanna Be Your Slave” has so far peaked at number 8 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Chart (essentially equivalent to number 108 on the Hot 100), so they’ve got another potential hit. However, Måneskin does have a couple of things working against them that could give them difficulty maintaining a chart presence, and Eurovision doesn’t have anything to do with it. (Yes, I’m gonna have a lot to say.) They’re a rock band. The U.S. hasn’t had much of a Top 40 market for straight-up rock bands for about the last 20 years. The last no-doubt-about-it rock song… Read more »

Roo
Roo
1 month ago
Reply to  Crystal

I think what will happen with Maneskin is they will find a following with people who genuinely like music, listen to it, follow it, know who their favourite artists are. A credibility that will count for something more than top 40 US singles. A fan base that means you will regularly sell records. Adam Levine and Maroon 5 are for people who listen to the radio when picking the kids up from school or going to work. And who listens to the radio anyway these days? In Australia even the stations that are supposed to be youth targeted are playing… Read more »

Crystal
1 month ago
Reply to  Roo

And who listens to the radio anyway these days? True, much of how most people consume music these days is through streaming services like Spotify or Pandora, or by watching the music videos or streaming the audio via YouTube, but many people in the U.S. still listen to the radio (either over the air or satellite) during their drives to and from work. To get airplay here still matters. Since I posted my last comment, Måneskin has actually started to get airplay on my local Top 40 (in other words, pop) radio station. “Beggin’” hasn’t gotten into heavy rotation yet… Read more »

Sot
Sot
1 month ago

Finally, they are officially overseas! About time, considering their success in other countries… But what can I say, Måneskin are an innovation (kinda) so better love them now than never!

OberonYronwood
OberonYronwood
1 month ago

I’m living in Italy and I wanna hear more of them on the radio god dammit! But I’m so incredibly happy that they are having a smashing success worldwide, they absolutely deserve it.

Hopefully this will be the final push towards more genres being explored at eurovision, as Aristóteles said “you gotta risk it to get the biscuit”.

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago

Not a fan of them but congratulations it’s huge… unfortunately it’s not with their esc song…

Fabio
Fabio
1 month ago

Good for them… even if their music is not (and will never be) my cup of tea.

Vale
Vale
1 month ago

Let’s face the hard truth. The British-American music industry won’t let European music penetrate their space. Arcade and Maneskin have been an exception, thanks to the social media sharing. But continental European artists are and will be opposed by them. In fact radio and tv networks won’t consider them and they will keep ignoring them. And Maneskin have been recently torn to pieces in an article on Stereogum magazine. Do you think is it a coincidence that British music industry doesn’t want to take Eurovision seriously? Do you think it is normal that an artist like Loreen is a one-hit… Read more »

Richard
Richard
1 month ago
Reply to  Vale

*stares in Rosalia*

Roo
Roo
1 month ago
Reply to  Richard

Richard, I really hate to burst your bubble. But I had to google who Rosalia is. Vale’s point is true. The British music market has very little interest in what is going on in Europe and America even less so. It is hard even for a British act to break in the American charts and American radio is strictly formatted to genre. Even Australian acts (who speak English) have a job on their hands cracking the international market. It is easier to crack the UK market than the US. But interestingly there are a huge number of UK acts that… Read more »

Erasmus
Erasmus
1 month ago
Reply to  Vale

u made several points! but not only music industry but also people are quite narrow-minded and won’t listen to any songs that aren’t in english/their native language… it’s quite sad tbh.

Luc
Luc
1 month ago
Reply to  Vale

You’re right, but TikTok has been changing that lately. What you mention also happens with regional Mexican music (the first song of the genre that made it to the Hot 100 was Botella tras Botella in May, and it didn’t make the British charts where not even Bad Bunny has made it often) so I feel you bro

Milos
Milos
1 month ago
Reply to  Vale

Great comment made by Vale . 100% correct

Jeff USA
Jeff USA
1 month ago

I’m so happy for Maneskin! I’m a teen in the USA and so many of my friends have been introduced to maneskin through tiktok. Many of my friends also listened to their other songs and enjoyed them as well. Kind of off topic but people in the US are also starting to listen to Omar Rudberg and Shum is also another esc21 song that I’ve heard played in the US. I find it so fascinating how tiktok has such a big influence on the music scene and it’s ability to introduce people to songs from different countries.

Nikko
Nikko
1 month ago

Interesting to see that their ESC winning song might be the least successful song on charts. Probably because it is in Italian?

Fabio
Fabio
1 month ago
Reply to  Nikko

Of course, it has to do with the language…

Erasmus
Erasmus
1 month ago
Reply to  Nikko

yeah for sure… it’s sad tbh

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
1 month ago

That’s huge! Congratulations, Maneskin!

Hopefully with the exposure, their other singles will be able to squeeze into the chart too somehow.