***UPDATE on Thursday, February 3, 2022: Chanel has hit #2 on the chart! Our original post can be read below.***
She’s not just making the boys go zoom zoom with her boom boom. Spain’s Eurovision 2022 star Chanel also has them hitting play on her song “SloMo”.
On Wednesday the Benidorm Fest 2022 winner proved that her song has cross-border appeal as she reached #3 on Spotify’s Viral 50 Global chart. That means “SloMo” is officially one of the most viral tracks on Planet Earth. Hell, it’s so hot we’re pretty sure there are some extra terrestrials using their signal to get a taste of her spicy loco in the Andromeda galaxy — that’s NGC 224 and M31, honey!
Chanel’s SloMo hits #3 on Spotify’s Viral 50 Global chart
To do well at Eurovision a song needs to win fans over abroad. After all, you can’t vote for your own country! Based on the Spotify charts, it would seem there is a big appetite for Chanel’s slice of reggaeton magic outside of Spain.
The dance-pop track has Latin and urban touches — it’s a spice mix that is familiar yet invigorating. Foreigners love hearing the Spanish language in dance songs — for whatever reason, the sounds married to the rhythm signals freedom and sparks a desire to move.
Visually Chanel builds on that, using her dance ability to create an eye-popping showcase of what can happen when sound works in harmony with movement. She’s also got that X-Factor. A Spanish singer of Cuban origin, she embodies the beauty of our interconnectedness. Girl is ready to serve and to slay from Europe to the Caribbean. It’s no wonder that the official Eurovision upload of her national final performance has already cracked a million views in just a few days, and was trending for a time at #1 in Spain.
Her songwriting team — Leroy Sánchez, Keith Harris, Ibere Fortes, Maggie Szabos, and Arjen Thonen — deserve a special shout-out. This is fire.
“SloMo” sits behind only “I Hope You’re Happy” from Games We Play and “Te Marqué Pedo” from Alex Luna and DAAZ. It’s one spot ahead of SiM’s “The Rumbling (TV Size)”
The blue dot next to Chanel’s name on the Spotify chart means her song is a new entry this week. Of the four new entries, she is the highest ranked. (The others enter at #6, #47 and #49).
Other Benidorm Fest stars are also experiencing some success on the viral global chart. Rigoberta Bandini’s “Ay Mamá” is at #10, while Tanxugueiras are at #12 with “Terra”.
Spain’s Viral 50 chart shakes out slightly differently. At home, Rigoberta remains #1, while Chanel sits at #2. Tanxugueiras comes in at #3.
Are you happy for Chanel? Do you take this as a good sign for her chances at Eurovision? Let us know in the comments box below!