The Billboard Hot 100 just got a whole lot hotter. The charts for the week of September 4, 2021 have two Eurovision winners in the Top 30.

Eurovision 2021 winners Måneskin have hit #29 with their 2017 cover of “Beggin'”, while Eurovision 2019 winner Duncan Laurence is at #30 with his Eurovision song “Arcade”.

This is the first time back to back Eurovision winners have been in the US Top 40 at the same time. Please pause to process that.

Måneskin crack Top 30 on Billboard charts with “Beggin'”

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.

Måneskin’s cover is appearing on the Billboard charts for a ninth week, having jumped to its new peak from #42 last week.

“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.

Duncan Laurence’s Eurovision winner “Arcade” reaches #30

After its debut at No.100 back in April, “Arcade” has now reached a peak of #30. The song has sat in the American charts for twenty weeks now and has climbed from #38 last week.

The song has spent 19 weeks in the Hot 100, slowly working its way up the ranking. It’s evidence of the continuing popularity of “Arcade”, with audiences relating to the heartbreak anthem. The song previously received a boost from its use in Harry Potter TikTok memes, and a performance on the Ellen DeGeneres show.

Earlier this month, Duncan celebrated “Arcade” achieving Platinum certification in the United States and the song reaching the top ten for US radio play.

While Eurovision songs are frequently found in the charts around Europe, it’s a different story in the United States.

The last Eurovision winner to chart in the Hot 100 was Brotherhood of Man with their song “Kisses for Me”. It peaked at No.27 in 1976 and spent 11 weeks on the chart.

Two years before that, ABBA’s iconic song “Waterloo” spent 17 weeks on the Hot 100, with a peak of No.6.

A little more recently, the last Eurovision song to chart on the Hot 100 was Gina G’s “Ooh Aah… Just a Little Bit”. The song was the UK’s entry in Eurovision 1996, where it placed eighth.

In November 1996, the hi-NRG bop was released in the United States. It was a hit, spending 30 weeks on the chart and peaking at No.12.

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Crystal
1 month ago

What’s interesting to me is that Måneskin has managed to get into the Top 40 and now Top 30 with a cover (or actually, a cover of a cover, since Måneskin’s version incorporates elements of the Madcon cover; it’s worth noting, though, that the Madcon cover wasn’t a huge hit in the States, it only reached number 79 on the Hot 100 when it was released a decade and a half ago). Covers (especially of well-known songs) just haven’t been huge radio hits here since maybe the mid-2000s. The last cover song I can think of that was a huge… Read more »

Melissa
Melissa
1 month ago

The Billboard Hot 100 chart announcement will be on Tuesday, September7th,rather than Monday, September 6th, because of the Labor Day holiday in the United States. There were two other songs from Eurovsion that made the Billboard Top 40 that weren’t mentioned. The first Eurovsion song to appear on the Hot 100(and the first song to appear at Number One), is the 1958 Italian entry from Domenico Modugno “Nel Blu Dipinto De Blu”, and the Spanish entry from 1973 by Mocedades “Eres Tu”, which peaked at Number Nine in 1974. (Source is The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits-9th Edition by… Read more »

Crystal
1 month ago
Reply to  Melissa

“Nel blu dipinto di blu/Volare” was actually the second-ever number one song in the Billboard Hot 100’s history. The first was “Poor Little Fool” by Ricky Nelson. “Volare” is also the only Italian language song to date to reach number one in the United States. Only a handful of foreign language songs have actually reached number one since then, those languages being Japanese (“Ue o muite arukou”, also known as “Sukiyaki”), French (“Dominique”), Spanish (most notably “La Bamba”, “Macarena”, and “Despacito”), and Korean (“Life Goes On”). “L’amour est bleu” (Luxembourg’s 1968 entry, I think) also reached number one in the… Read more »

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago

now a collab pls

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
1 month ago
Reply to  Jo.

Why did 3 people dislike your comment? A Maneskin and Duncan Laurence collaboration sounds great.

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
1 month ago

I was anxious because since their name (Måneskin) has a special character in it, the band won’t be easily discoverable in the internet but glad I was proven wrong.

Good job to Duncan too!

Hopefully the pandemic will be over soon enough so that they can tour the US and expand their popularity even more. They deserve it!

Last edited 1 month ago by Fast Food Music Lover
Ellie
Ellie
1 month ago

The two most recent Eurovision winners in the top 30 of the Hot 100 is mind-boggling. I really, really hope they can use this burst of success as stepping stones for bright careers. Eurovision is still overwhelmingly unheard of in the US so both these songs are blowing up separate from their ESC connection.

Don’t know if they’ll continue going up the charts next week as there have been a couple huge album releases, but if radio continues to show them love, they’ll hang around.

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago

A cover VS An Original song….. Go Duncan

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Downvote me as you want or delete my comments if you want but everybody is not obliged to like Maneskin, I don’t like Maneskin I’m really not a fan, I prefer largely Duncan, it’s my right, chill guys

Last edited 1 month ago by Esc addict
Vincenzo
Vincenzo
1 month ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Begging is in english and catched the UK and USA audience better, and also the tiktokers. For what the ESC songs are concerned, it’s not fair to compare a song in Italian (Zitti e Buoni) against the dutch song in english. Next time ask your beloved singer Duncan Lawrence to sing in dutch and we will see if his song will ever pop up anywhere in the top 100. For Italians dutch language it’s quite harsh to hear and not very pleasant to the ear, just the contrary of italian. Additionally, Måneskin have 3 song on the charts, Zitti e… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Vincenzo
quanli
quanli
1 month ago
Reply to  Vincenzo

You’re forgetting that Maneskin had a few years of headstart career-wise (with a discography full of platinums already) compared to Duncan, who won with Arcade as his debut single

sTommie
sTommie
1 month ago
Reply to  Vincenzo

There is only one person acting like a drama queen here.

Sot
Sot
1 month ago
Reply to  sTommie

I’m your drama queen tonight – DQ said it best

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
1 month ago
Reply to  sTommie

I am a drama queen. But i know it, while many of you still doesn’t.

James
James
1 month ago
Reply to  Vincenzo

When is Season 2 of Vincenzo coming to Netflix?

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
1 month ago
Reply to  James

Very soon. But only after the ESCAddict one.

Luc
Luc
1 month ago

Earlier this year, I wouldn’t have expected neither of them making it to the Hot 100, but here we are! Now it’s even safe to say they have a real chance to make it to the top 20. I’m glad to be living in this timeline where Eurovision is having such a milestone.
Gosh, I feel so happy for both of them!

Sot
Sot
1 month ago

29th and 30th!? What a nice coincidence! By Je difference is that Beggin’ can go even higher, while Arcade I think has reached its expected glory. Both artists deserve it immensely!

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
1 month ago
Reply to  Sot

arcade isn’t charting in two of the three hot 100 component charts (streaming songs and digital sales songs), but it’s still growing in the radio songs chart where it’s currently #9, so it might reach a new peak based on radio points alone until it stalls.

James
James
1 month ago

Why act so bitter over Mahmood not winning still?

sTommie
sTommie
1 month ago
Reply to  James

One song has 500 million Spotify streams. The other has 190 million Spotify streams. And then there are still some delulu nationalist fans.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
1 month ago
Reply to  sTommie

one song is part of an album that charted for more than 9 weeks 😀

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
1 month ago
Reply to  James

huh ? sis i just explained how things are, you’re the one who’s mad hihi

Sale
Sale
1 month ago

A milestone for Eurovision!!
Also congrats to Arcade for passing 500 MILLIONS STREAMS first ever Eurovision song to do so! And congrats to Maneskin for doing the same with Beggin’!!
Hope artists start seeing Eurovision as a big opportunity to boost their careers and take it seriously and not as a joke! A new Eurovision Era is coming!

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
1 month ago

måneskin did THAT with a song that’s charting on spotify us, apple music us AND itunes us! organic smash

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
1 month ago

Duncan and Maneskin are legends.

Tom
Tom
1 month ago

I believe both can reach TOP 20

Rupert
Rupert
1 month ago

Give us a host city

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

This is why I never minded Diodato not being chosen to represent Italy in 2021. We would have missed this.

Fatima
Fatima
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Italy might still have won though. They’ve won everything this year. The football. The 100 metres. The High Jump.

Bird Lover
Bird Lover
1 month ago
Reply to  Fatima

proves people just wanted the country to win, not the entry