If the Spotify Global Viral Chart is anything to go by, then folks are ready to give that wolf a banana.

Subwoolfer’s Eurovision 2022 song for Norway hit #5 on the streaming chart on Sunday, suggesting that Norwegian voters have rather good taste when it comes to spotting a hit. 

A day later the song is still in the Top 10, sitting at #7.

lil Shortie Scott’s “Rocking A Cardigan in Atlanta” remains in the top position, followed by Aditya A’s “… Chaand Baaliyan” and Em Beihold’s “Numb Little Bug”.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The yellow wolves from another realm celebrated their good Earthly fortune with a TikTok and Insta Reel that cut straight to the point: “We’ve gone global!”

The duo, who seem to be half wolf half banana, also hit #1 on the Viral chart in Norway, while reaching #2 in Denmark, Finland and Sweden, and #7 in Iceland, #18 in Lithuania, #28 in Estonia and #36 in Latvia. 

They join an exclusive club of Eurovision 2022 artists who also reached the Top 5 of the Spotify Global Viral charts after their victory. The others are Spain’s Chanel, who hit #3, and Mahmood & Blanco, who reached #5.

You could argue that Subwoolfer’s feat is all-the-more impressive given that Norway has a population of just 5.4 million compared to 47 million in Spain and 60 million in Italy.

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Kaija
Kaija
9 months ago

If #1 in Norway, #2 in Denmark, Finland and Sweden, #7 in Iceland, #18 in Lithuania, #28 in Estonia and #36 in Latvia makes you go viral worldwide (even top 10), I wonder why “Eat Your Salad” was not viral – at one moment it was #1 in Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Sweden, #2 in Norway and Lithuania, and somewhere around #20 in Iceland, only Denmark missing, but positions in other countries were higher than “Give That Wolf A Banana”.

Brunas
Brunas
9 months ago
Reply to  Kaija

Absolute and relative numbers. 🙂

Kai A. Stensson
Kai A. Stensson
7 months ago
Reply to  Kaija

Eat your salat? What is that?

Nils
Nils
9 months ago

Give them clowns no glass microphone

Cheerio
Cheerio
9 months ago

My fifth place so far! I did like Elsie’s song better (just personal taste), but this song is definitely gonna be the most ICONIC song of this years ESC season. I don’t see them winning since it definitely isn’t for everyone (especially juries :/), but I can definitely see a top 10 result (top 3 in televote maybe???). Anyways, good luck Norway!

Poloser Garbagerina
9 months ago

the “viral chart” is kinda meaningless… it’s getting less than 200k daily streams, that would place them around #2000 in the actual global chart.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
9 months ago

Thanks for putting that into perspective.

ete sech
ete sech
9 months ago

Besides, it’s not even charting in Norway’s local chart

Poloser Garbagerina
9 months ago
Reply to  ete sech

oh it is. it debuted at #5 in the vg-lista which is their official singles chart 🙂

Esc addict
Esc addict
9 months ago

Lol but when it was Mahmood and Blanco who charted you was ecstatic saying something was happening and more but now it’s kinda meaningless…

sToomie
sToomie
9 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Mahmood and Blanco are charting in the real Global 200. Based on actual streams, sales and airplay.

Kaija
Kaija
9 months ago
Reply to  sToomie

I love the song, but Italian population is 10x bigger, which already gives them an advantage on Spotify charts.

Poloser Garbagerina
9 months ago
Reply to  Kaija

mahmood and blanco charted in 13 non-italy countries’ daily spotify charts and i’m not talking about the viral chart. so far they’ve gotten 39,813,857 streams from italy and 7,474,833 from abroad (you can verify here: https://kworb.net/spotify/track/1ZMGp9MTXbtAPvcKa0U3zS.html). that’s more streams from abroad than several eurovision entries’ totals.

Last edited 9 months ago by Poloser Garbagerina
Erik
Erik
9 months ago

Yes, the viral charts indicate that a lot of streams comes from social media. It’s calculated from number of users who clicked on the shared link and actually listened to the song divided by number of shares.

A lot of interactions from a single shared link makes a better value. It’s does not mean the whole world listens to the song but many songs starts as being viral and then going further to the official charts.

Jean-Paul
Jean-Paul
9 months ago

I like your new name. Well done!

Dawid
Dawid
9 months ago

What’s with that name? You ok?

Poloser Garbagerina
9 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

i am ok, unlike putina gagarina and her support for the “liberation of ukraine” !

Ethan1994
9 months ago

Does anyone else feel like this is the 2022 version of Dancing Lasha Tumbai by Verka Serduchka? (In a good way)

Nils
Nils
9 months ago
Reply to  Ethan1994

No. It’s the 2022 version of ‘Leto svet’ by Kreisiiraadio.

Erik
Erik
9 months ago
Reply to  Ethan1994

Yes. It’s already a classic and will be more remembered than the polished winner

Anita
Anita
9 months ago
Reply to  Ethan1994

Yeah, the Wolf is Russia. And now we need to find that BANANA, that feeds him, so he can leave the Grandma in peace.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
9 months ago

LET’S GO!!! The chads! Subwoolfer for the win in Turin!

Anne
Anne
9 months ago

I love them <3 <3

Last edited 9 months ago by Anne
Brötchen
Brötchen
9 months ago

People give Sweden hell for being manufactured but THIS act is just calculated and manifactured, tailormade to go viral on Tik Tok. Soulless.

Illi
Illi
9 months ago
Reply to  Brötchen

They wrote their own song with the DJ. Actually, I find really funny that people over analized Subwoolfer but almost never the “more serious” songs: that powefull ballads or bOpPsS written by more than 5 people where the singer didn’t move a finger and saying in every interview: “this song is so especial and personal to me”. Don’t make me laugh ffs. At least we know entries like Subwoolfer is only for the fun. And that’s fine. And hey, Tik Tok didn’t exist when Dschinghis Khan, Guildo Horn, Stefan Raab, Alf Poier, Verka… so I don’t get that point at… Read more »

Last edited 9 months ago by Illi
Helene
Helene
9 months ago
Reply to  Illi

Most of the winning songs the last ten years were written by the artist themselves in Sweden. It is obvious that Norway have coupled melodifestivalen the last years. It is in fact just kitschy as Sweden.

ete sech
ete sech
9 months ago
Reply to  Brötchen

Indeed! Also Norway’s been sending this kind of kitsch entries lately and everyone’s praising them for that, double standards.

Whisker
Whisker
9 months ago

This is so BANANAS!

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
9 months ago

I’ll never understand the appeal of this song. Two childisly-masked singers singing song that is mostly made up of pre-recorded vocals without any musical instruments in, with the whole performance being staged as if someone programmed them. They seems to seek attention by anything other than by song and singing. This is why we need jury, even if they suck from time to time too.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
9 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

If you don’t like Subwoolfer then you’re no Eurovision fan. This is what Eurovision was made for!

Jonas
Jonas
9 months ago

Yes, this is what Lys Assia was singing back in 1956.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
9 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Ahaha. Refrainnnn, du goldner Traummmm aus meiner Jugendzeiiiit… and giiiiive that wooolfff a ban-ann-naaah! 😀