Loreen with “Tattoo” songwriters Cazzi Opeia and Peter Boström | Photo: Alma Bengtsson, SVT
Four tracks from the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 have made the Top 10 on the Official U.K. Charts. That’s a first in the 71-year history of the official charts in this country.

Sweden’s Loreen — who won the entire contest after storming the jury vote — debuts at #2 with “Tattoo”. That means she has outdone the success of her Eurovision 2012 song “Euphoria,” which peaked at #3 back in 2012.

It’s the latest achievement Loreen can add to her resume. Last week she became the first woman and only the second artist to ever win Eurovision twice. 

Speaking exclusively to Official Charts, Loreen said:

“I’m absolutely overwhelmed by all the love and support that I’m receiving right now, especially from my UK friends that’ve been with me since day one. The UK’s become my second home, and to receive a new peak there with Tattoo means the world to me. Thank you for being a part of the journey. Together, we’ve created history.”

Finland’s Käärijä — who topped the televote with “Cha Cha Cha” — debuts at #6. It’s a massive achievement. He’s the first artist with a song 100% in Finnish to enter the U.K. singles chart. 

This feels amazing. I’m just a normal guy from Finland! I made a song and people love it, I’m very grateful for that. Making it to the UK Top 10 is just crazy. I know it’s not easy to get there, especially with a Finnish song. To all my UK fans, I want to say thank you for all your love and support. I hope I can come back someday and do my own show there!”

The U.K.’s Mae Muller may not have had the result she wanted to at the song contest, but she’s getting prety of love at home. “I Wrote A Song” has cracked the Top 10 for the first time, jumping 36 places in a week to reach a new peak of #9.

“We’ve only gone and bloody done it – Top 10 in the Official Singles Chart with ‘I Wrote A Song’,” Mae told Official Charts.

“Thank you so much for all the support, I cannot thank you guys enough. It could not have happened without you, without the UK getting behind me. It’s been a weird couple of days, but this has just been such an amazing end to my Eurovision journey. I’m so, so grateful. My first Top 10! This is a big deal, I can’t lie. It’s just the beginning. I love you so much!”

And rounding out the Top 10 it’s the “Queen of Kings”Norway’s Alessandra. Her Game of Thrones on the dance floor number has hit #10.

The presence of four songs in the Top 10 marks a new high for Eurovision in the U.K. As Official Charts writes:

“Prior to this week, the last time multiple Eurovision entries graced the UK Official Singles Chart Top 10 simultaneously was back in 1982, with two tracks managing it. In 1982, German entry Nicole topped the chart with A Little Peace, while the UK’s Bardo concurrently peaked at Number 2 with their song One Step Further.”

Martin Talbot, Chief Executive, Official Charts Company, says:

“While many Eurovision classics over the years have made an impact on the Official Singles Chart, from Sing Little Birdie in 1959 to last year’s SPACE MAN, never has there been a Eurovision/Official Charts crossover like this year’s unprecedented Top 10 result. Congratulations to Loreen, Käärijä, Mae Muller and Alessandra on becoming the all-time Eurovision dream team. You are *all* winners in our eyes.

 BBC Radio 2 Eurovision host Scott Mills tells Official Charts:

“The fact that Eurovision is making such an impression on the Official Chart shows just how much the UK invested in this year’s contest. It became much more than a contest; it became a week-long festival and party thanks to Liverpool fully embracing it.

“I don’t remember a time when Eurovision had such an effect on The Official Chart, and that just shows you how much it cut through with the audience at home on radio, TV and social media. For the first time – as far back as I can remember – everybody was talking about it.”

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Ranald
Ranald
10 months ago

Well she already was a previous winner, so kinda weird if she wouldn’t have charted. I would like swedes to try and send something different some year though, always radio friendly pop that is expecially made for eurovision.. tiring and boring, this years mello was worst in years.

Fredrik
Fredrik
10 months ago

Sweden brings great music every year

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
10 months ago

I pray those songs can stay high on the charts for a few weeks more. It can show how Eurovision truly has a cultural impact.

RedRobin
RedRobin
10 months ago

Another good news: for the first time ever in Italy we have 4 Eurovision songs in our official charts (FIMI): Tatoo at #24, Queen of kings at #33 and Cha cha cha at #85, plus Due vite at #4. And trust me this is HUGE since usually apart from our entry and the winner not a single other eurovision song make it to the top100

Anne
Anne
10 months ago

I hear Loreen almost all the time. She’s so sweet and… I’m so in love with her voice!

Also, it’s very good that British people support Eurovision songs.

David
David
10 months ago

I was surprised to see so many Eurovision entries spread throughout the Top 100. There are usually a few around in the immediate week following the contest but not this many. Plus so many top 10 entries.

Liverpool was buzzing for weeks before the contest, a shame that it had to end. There are still remnants left, some blue and yellow clinging on.

MoGu
MoGu
10 months ago

Eurovision songs become more popular – or possibly the demographics of eurovision song lovers became much older and financially better off, so that they can buy recordings.

Denis
Denis
10 months ago
Reply to  MoGu

No one buy records anymore. Its all about streaming.

Fatima
Fatima
10 months ago
Reply to  Denis

I still buy them Denis, Then at the end of the year I put my favourite 40 songs on a cassette. Which I also buy.

Miljan
Miljan
10 months ago

Whats all this about Tattoo being a plagiarism of Mika Newton song? Is it any continuation of this debate? How it was solved?

Henry
Henry
10 months ago
Reply to  Miljan

I heard that it was plagiarised from a different song, Jordin Sparks – “Tattoo”.

Henry
Henry
10 months ago

Wait….. but “the most British” newspaper wrote last week that Eurovision songs were terrible and it proves that Brexit was the right decision! No, I am not kidding. An award-winning newspaper, I must add. 😀

Fatima
Fatima
10 months ago
Reply to  Henry

The Torygraph. But that was only a comment piece. The paper’s reviewer of the show was much more complimentary.

Matt C
Matt C
10 months ago

Just want to mention something about the production this year. The BBC must have done something different as every performance seemed ultra HD, amazingly crisp. The blacks were true blacks and not muddled grey/blacks. Not sure how they did it but it’s amazing if you compare the quality of the performances on YouTube compared to either last year or the year before. Kudos to the BBC, even though the sound was a bit off they pulled it out of the bag!

Meteorite
Meteorite
10 months ago

Regarding Spotify charts. Currently, Spotify is actively promoting Loreen by featuring her photos on various playlists and placing her music at the beginning of playlists. They are also creating banners for her on the main page. Naturally, she will have a lot of streams, and she will climb the charts. The Swedish platform Spotify promotes its own artists, how unexpected. At this rate, she might break multiple records. However, Loreen’s merits in this are somewhat limited. In contrast, she is not in prominent roles on Apple Music.

Emilio
Emilio
10 months ago
Reply to  Meteorite

I mean it makes sense that EBU commercially promotes the winning song more than it does with the other tracks, it is part of the prize

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
10 months ago
Reply to  Meteorite

We won’t start to shame a swedish platform because it promotes swedish artists.

ana
ana
10 months ago
Reply to  Meteorite

Nobody stops other countries to create streaming platforms of their own and promote whoever they want on them. Nobody forces people to use Spotify either, there are plenty of alternatives. You can’t blame the Swedes for being successful, it’s just silly.

Denis
Denis
10 months ago
Reply to  Meteorite

Well she is the winner, of course they will promote her. But you have the choice not to stream the song. Or use Spotify..
Loreen is not forcing anybody to promote her

Ken
Ken
10 months ago
Reply to  Meteorite

This article doesn’t mention Spotify once. Loreen is at #2 on the Official UK Singles Chart which is compiled from various platforms and sales.

Vale
Vale
10 months ago
Reply to  Meteorite

Also on Youtube she flopped. Despite the fact, the Grand Final was watched by almost 200millions people.

Erik
Erik
10 months ago
Reply to  Meteorite

Spotify is a commercial company. They don’t make banners from goodwill. Someone pays for that, just like Justin Bieter or Adele pays to be up front. That’s part of marketing. Betts was up front after her victory

The truth
10 months ago
Reply to  Meteorite

I don’t know where you got your information re Apple Music but last time I checked (just a few minutes ago) globally Tattoo was at number 7. In Israel, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Norway, Ireland and the Netherlands it is at number 1. Basically the same can be said for iTunes (except worldwide it is at number 4).

Eleni
Eleni
10 months ago
Reply to  Meteorite

Simply not true. Tattoo and even Euphoria are charting in every single european country in Apple Music/Deezer/iTunes/Shazam. It even got certified Gold in Greece.

The Loreen hate is so out of fashion. Get a new gig. Her song is amazing and its success is really good for Eurovision.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
10 months ago

I think there IS something about Eurovision that no one speaks about and It should be addressed immediately: the attitude and comments of many commentators from different national countries. They should not be allowed to make any kind of offensive or derogatory comment about any participant during Final Broadcast.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
10 months ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Sorry. Wrong thread… Hooray for Loreen.

Emilio
Emilio
10 months ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Insults always need to contextualised: you can get away with many things, as long as you make them funny. Graham Norton is an example, even though the contest as now become more competitive and less of a “joke”, so some of his jokes do not make sense anymore. On the other hand, i remember the controversy of the Italian commentator for Rai who was out of line by offending Chanel for no apparent reason…

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
10 months ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

British commentators are the worst.

Fatima
Fatima
10 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Norton is Irish. So was Wogan.

Andy
Andy
10 months ago

Keep going ,Cazzi .You’re doing a good job in your career !

Yomrwhite
Yomrwhite
10 months ago

Why Spotify Uk? Are they afraid to say that “Cha cha cha” was number one in the viral top 50 GLOBAL? Correct if I am wrong tho, but also it’s so exciting seeing so many songs performing so well! Who the hell is Edgar is number 3 in the viral top 50 global!

Dawid
Dawid
10 months ago
Reply to  Yomrwhite

Because it’s not Sweden xd

Fredrik
Fredrik
10 months ago
Reply to  Yomrwhite

Why should that be mentioned in an article about the UK singles chart?

The childish behaviour of the fandom is amazing this year.

Niya
Niya
10 months ago
Reply to  Yomrwhite

Huh? This article isn’t about the different charts on Spotify.

Yomrwhite
Yomrwhite
10 months ago
Reply to  Niya

Yeah ik but why? I mean Eurovision is a global event not a Uk event but anyway. I am not complaining or anything don’t worry, just mentioning

Fatima
Fatima
10 months ago

I’m actually disappointed that Tattoo didn’t make it to number one, considering the song which is there has been there for weeks. Now let’s hope that these songs might stay around and look out for this year’s SNAP. Up to 15 of this year’s songs ought to be substantial hits.

Babes
Babes
10 months ago

This close to the top!!!!

Benito Camelo
Benito Camelo
10 months ago

I’m still a little bummed about the contest’s results, but seeing these results excite me!
I didn’t expect Käärijä to make it to the top 10 nor having a British top 10 featuring 3 other ESC entries and 8 more entries at the chart, but I love that this is happening. This is great news! 😀

Yoshiro
Yoshiro
10 months ago

I’m still a little bummed about the contest’s results, but seeing these results excite me!
I didn’t expect Käärijä to make it to the top 10 nor having a British top 10 featuring 3 other ESC entries and 8 more entries at the chart, but I love that this is happening. This is great news! 😀

Rew
Rew
10 months ago

I’ve been listening a lot ESC23 songs this whole season, and my most listened songs this year have been: Cha Cha Cha, Who the Hell is Edgar and Queen of Kings.

Matt
Matt
10 months ago

Hosting played a big part I’m sure, but I’m so pleased to see four songs in the top ten, particularly to see Mae make it. I hope it hangs about in the charts for a bit, and continues to get some radio play. I don’t think her disappointing result is going to stop another promising up and comer from representing us next year (although it may put some off) but hopefully if IWAS has some legs in the charts that could attract more talent for next year.

Erik
Erik
10 months ago
Reply to  Matt

Yes. The results doesn’t matter. UK really stepped up this year. That’s all that matters!

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
10 months ago

“Making it to the UK Top 10 is just crazy”

And it’s PARTY!

Mariah
Mariah
10 months ago

I’m really happy for Loreen, she totally deserves it.

Värt
Värt
10 months ago
Reply to  Mariah

Let’s just wait and see how swedes move onto next years mello entries and ditch her all alone again.. no hits coming up and she’ll perform in some masked singer for real.. embarrassing

Emilio
Emilio
10 months ago

Since it has been mentioned below that this proves how 2023 was a good edition musically (i disagree: British charts should not act as a parameter, especially since the UK was hosting), which contest of the new millennium do you reckon had the best songs? I think 2021 set the quality bar way higher than every other year, probably because due to the pandemic Eurovision represented one of the few stages…

Jonas
Jonas
10 months ago
Reply to  Emilio

Averaging it out, probably 2016 and 2022. I imagine a lot of people might say 2015.

Jonas
Jonas
10 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

2021, not 2022, though that was good too.

Emilio
Emilio
10 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

2015, too much of a classic haha

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
10 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

If we judge on the year’s overall song quality alone, I personally remember at the time a lot of people thinking 2018 was pretty strong too.

Rambo Amadeus
Rambo Amadeus
10 months ago
Reply to  Emilio

2022 and 2020 had the most interesting lineups for me, 2021 was solid as well but I think it also gets hyped because the results were great on the whole and they made much more sense than is usually the case for the contest.

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
10 months ago
Reply to  Rambo Amadeus

This year would be higher up there for me if I didn’t find the results so personally nonsensical, lol. I don’t think I’ve ever been more frustrated with a year’s results, and that’s not just because of Sweden beating Finland. The actual show if you ignore the voting? It was a pretty solid final, I have to say. I agreed with most of what went through. Hosting was good, my only little gripe though was it could’ve focused a little more on Ukraine though and a bit less on the UK. It didn’t feel as balanced as it could be… Read more »

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
10 months ago

This year was also kind of a special one to me because it was the first time I ever got to vote….even if ultimately in the end I felt like a lot of my votes did not matter with how the results panned out (I’m hoping next year won’t be like that)

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
10 months ago
Reply to  Emilio

I don’t think we should rule out this year and I think the charts DO say something. It shows we British DO indeed care about the contest and see it in perspective to outside of the show.

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
10 months ago
Reply to  Emilio

Tbh on the past 3-4 years, I feel like the contest is getting stronger and stronger but it’s because of the good production. In terms of song quality I indeed think that 2021 was the strongest year. In term of hosting and production I loved Stockholm 2016 and Liverpool 2023. In term of discorvering icons, I would say 2022 (Chanel, Sam Ryder, Konstrakta and I dare to say Cornelia Jakobs – pretty strong top 5).

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
10 months ago

I only started watching in 2016, but if I had to grade on *everything* and then rank years best to worst (not counting 2020 when we had no show), i think i’d put them something like 2021 (hands down the overall strongest) 2016 (good songs and hosting, but not as good as 2021 to me) 2023 (only topped by 2016 because of the year’s results) 2017 (above 2018 because my favorite won, and jury and televote agreed on the winner) 2018 (deciding whether to put 2017 or 2018 higher was hard though) 2019 (Solid song selection, I just personally didn’t… Read more »

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
10 months ago
Reply to  Emilio

2021 in my honest opinion, is the year to beat in terms of quality all across the board (at least if we’re talking so far in the 21st century anyway) Great overall song quality, great stage shows, great hosting, overall agreeable results, interesting voting sequence, and (imo) an iconic winning band that went on to enjoy international fame even outside of Europe. Other than a couple of minor hiccups with some things needing to be pre-recorded due to some people testing covid positive, i’d say that 2021 was the year that had it all? Or at the very least, it’s… Read more »

Jofty
Jofty
10 months ago

Many of the others, including Blanka and Gustaph, are in the Top 100. The only one I was surprised to see was Andrew Lambrou, perhaps because people thought he was hot.

Rambo Amadeus
Rambo Amadeus
10 months ago
Reply to  Jofty

Gustaph winning instead of Gala Dragot was just ageism against young talent and I’m never going to forgive the Belgian nation for that…

Jonas
Jonas
10 months ago
Reply to  Rambo Amadeus

Hm, I can’t agree. It’s unusual to see 42 year olds at the contest, the younger acts are not the ones suffering the ageism.

Fierce Queen
Fierce Queen
10 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I think Rambo is confused!!!

Rambo Amadeus
Rambo Amadeus
10 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Maybe the Belgian NF voting public was mostly made up of older people and OGAE members, thus Gustaph’s song was always going to be favored?

Jonas
Jonas
10 months ago
Reply to  Rambo Amadeus

If I remember right, Gustaph didn’t win either public vote or televote. He was a compromise between the two. 2nd in public, 3rd in jury.

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
10 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

regardless, he unexpectedly gave Belgium the best result its had in a few years, so I don’t think they have much to complain about xD

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
10 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

HEY! Loreen is almost 40! And the guys of Let 3 are almost 60! If you have the right song at the right time, no matter the age, you have a shot at finishing in the top 10.

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
10 months ago
Reply to  Rambo Amadeus

Here you go again. Good voice good song good performance. Well done Gustaph. By the way no sign of Spain… anywhere!

Rambo Amadeus
Rambo Amadeus
10 months ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

The Spanish entry is timeless and iconic, Gustaph is just for older people who grew up with that particular sound.

Jofty
Jofty
10 months ago
Reply to  Rambo Amadeus

I knew it was going to tank with the public. And I agreed. A previous similar song in the 80s (“flamenco”) got zero points.

Rambo Amadeus
Rambo Amadeus
10 months ago
Reply to  Jofty

I know exactly what you mean, Remedios Amaya 1983, because these 2 are actually my favorite Spanish entries ever now. Well, the fact that they repel lots of other viewers is also part of the fun for me, so it is what it is, they’ll always remain underappreciated cult classics.

Guorga
Guorga
10 months ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

Thanks for reminding me of the value of juries; I needed that.

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
10 months ago
Reply to  Jofty

Gustaph & Blanka received a lot of hate on this site. I’m glad the songs proved the haters wrong

Jofty
Jofty
10 months ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

After all the drama and backbiting, Gustaph finished in a great 7th place (behind the powerhouses). A strong song and a lovely (not that older!) man.

Jonas
Jonas
10 months ago
Reply to  Jofty

He’s only two years older than Loreen.

Jofty
Jofty
10 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

True, and only 26 years older than Victor from Greece

Jonas
Jonas
10 months ago
Reply to  Jofty

#Athens2050

Jonas
Jonas
10 months ago

Charlotte Nilsson made it to number 20 back in 1999. Okay, so an extra zero, but music wasn’t free back then so still impressive enough.

Jonas
Jonas
10 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Dana International, the last winner of a contest held in the UK, reached number 11.

Cookie Nation
Cookie Nation
10 months ago

To those insisting that this was a weak year, this proves you wrong. I have been following Eurovision AND charts for ages and this level of impact was totally unheard of until today.

Jonas
Jonas
10 months ago
Reply to  Cookie Nation

I’m sure the contest actually being in the UK made a big difference.

Cookie Nation
Cookie Nation
10 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Still, if it was a weaker year like, say 2017 or 2022 there wouldn’t be much material for charts, so credit where credit is due.

Rall
Rall
10 months ago
Reply to  Cookie Nation

I also think it was largely down to it being in the UK. It was all over the main news channels and media channels for weeks leading up to it. That does not normally happen. Most years it’s barely a blip on the radar. But on a positive note it’s good that people are changing their attitudes towards the contest.

Emilio
Emilio
10 months ago
Reply to  Cookie Nation

2022 was not a weak year chart wise: Hold me closer; SloMo; Spaceman; Brividi; Stefania. Just to mention a few tracks which would have done better had the UK hosted last year

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
10 months ago
Reply to  Cookie Nation

I wouldn’t say 2017 OR 2022 were weak years though…

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
10 months ago
Reply to  Cookie Nation

I wouldn’t say 2017 was that bad, actually.

Rodolfo
Rodolfo
10 months ago
Reply to  Cookie Nation

Is a weak year only that now the ESC is much more popular than ever!

Rambo Amadeus
Rambo Amadeus
10 months ago
Reply to  Cookie Nation

Mainstream charts promote “manufactured” music, so this actually does the opposite of proving me wrong.

Jonas
Jonas
10 months ago
Reply to  Rambo Amadeus

You’re right. Also, for me, the UK charts are no more interesting than the charts of any other country. They’re not more important, or any more a sign of success.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
10 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Well often Europeans will move to the UK because it is basically one step closer to worldwide fame: it is like the European USA since it features more people than some nations combined.

Jonas
Jonas
10 months ago

Not everybody chases worldwide fame.

Cookie Nation
Cookie Nation
10 months ago
Reply to  Rambo Amadeus

Well, there are several ways to measure how good a year is. I chose this one because it makes me feel that lots of people out of our bubble are enjoying the songs and Eurovision is finally losing its stigma. Other way to measure it would be how much Salvador Sobral would appreciate it, but this is far more subjective. :/

Rambo Amadeus
Rambo Amadeus
10 months ago
Reply to  Cookie Nation

The 90s are my favorite decade when it comes to older ESC, so we come from opposite schools of thought, you want the contest to strive towards chasing mainstream trends and promoting chart-friendly pop, while I wish for it to promote more niche/non-mainstream sounds as much as possible, to maintain its identity and personality.

Jonas
Jonas
10 months ago
Reply to  Rambo Amadeus

Nocturne is one my favourite winners ever. Alessandra got a UK hit, but I’ll still take the 1995 winner over it.

Rambo Amadeus
Rambo Amadeus
10 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Yeah, Nocturne is one of the most iconic winners ever for sure, the 90s feature my favorite ever entry from each of the following countries, by the way: Poland – 1995 (with 1997 not far behind), France – 1992 (1991 is also up there), Norway – 1993, Greece – 1995 (with 1993 not far behind), Cyprus – 1992, Ireland – 1996 and Sweden – 1996. Aside from those, Portugal 1996, Denmark 1995, Turkey 1997, Italy 1992, Hungary 1994 and Iceland 1997 are also very close to the top for their respective countries, Portugal 1996 is actually my favorite entry of… Read more »

Fredrik
Fredrik
10 months ago

Wonderful news! Tattoo is a hit song

Mariah
Mariah
10 months ago
Reply to  Fredrik

As it should be.

Sometimes
Sometimes
10 months ago

That’s wonderful, congrats to these artists!

Hebbuzz
Hebbuzz
10 months ago

It just never happened before as the last time UK hosted airplay and streams were not involved in composing the charts. Within 2 weeks most Eurovision songs have probably disappeared and forgotten.

Andy
Andy
10 months ago
Reply to  Hebbuzz

Airplay isn’t counted in the Offical Chart. That’s the commercial radio chart on Sunday.

Cookie Nation
Cookie Nation
10 months ago
Reply to  Hebbuzz

The last time the UK hosted was 1998 and Eurovision was almost dead back then. I remember it perfectly and you can’t even imagine how it was to be a fan back in the 90’s and at school.

Jonas
Jonas
10 months ago
Reply to  Cookie Nation

Almost dead? The BBC put it a lot of effort. It was one of the first I ever watched, Danijela throwing off her cloak is what hooked me for life. Good to see Croatia continuing that tradition this year.

Cookie Nation
Cookie Nation
10 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I don’t mean there weren’t good things back then, but at least in Spain (and I guess in most countries that weren’t Sweden) most people didn’t even know Eurovision was still on in the 90s, literally no one watched Anabel Conde getting a silver medal. There wasn’t a single piece of news anywhere outside a 2 minutes review on the news on Sunday, or a little footnote on the TV News Magazine. Dana International’s victory brought back the contest to the public conversation and today Eurovision is pretty mainstream and you don’t have to make any effort to hear news… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
10 months ago
Reply to  Cookie Nation

It was broadcast on the main station of most countries, it wasn’t completely lost… but yeah, the internet has probably helped a lot with the fan community and building hype.

Cookie Nation
Cookie Nation
10 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Internet is just one big factor, but the contest you got today is several times bigger and more connected with its time that in the 90s, when it was one night a year, you saw some performances that had little to do with actual music and then you never heard of again. I advise you to look on YouTube for an interview with Paul Oscar on Icelandic TV (it’s subtitled) explaining how it was to enter Eurovision these days and how the interest and impact were below zero.

Jonas
Jonas
10 months ago
Reply to  Cookie Nation

Thanks, I’ll watch that. The 1990s still gave us some quality music, which some might say is more important than commercial impact.

Cookie Nation
Cookie Nation
10 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Here’s the link 😉
https://youtu.be/3h5WjocSmWU

Even if I prefer today’s Eurovision, the 90s was the time when I feel in love with it as a kid. Some countries who struggle nowadays were absolute powerhouses who sent brilliant songs almost every year. Specifically Poland and Croatia. Their 90’s entries are amazing.

Mattias Sollerman
Mattias Sollerman
10 months ago

14 Eurovision songs have been top 3 in the UK chart:
Peak #3: UK 1997; Sweden 2012.
Peak #2: Sweden 2023; UK 2022; Ireland 1987; UK 1969; Luxembourg 1972.
Peak #1: Ireland 1980; Germany 1982; Sweden 1974; Ireland 1970; UK 1981; UK 1967; UK 1976.

Mattias Sollerman
Mattias Sollerman
10 months ago

Just realized, this is Eurovision WINNING songs which have been top 3 in the UK chart. +UK 2022 somehow. Here are some more
#2: UK 1982; UK 1970; UK 1972; UK 1961.
#1: UK 1996; UK 1968.

Fatima
Fatima
10 months ago

That’s just the winning songs, there have been plenty more non-winning Eurovision songs up there.

Pauly
Pauly
10 months ago

this is chart history yall

UK charts have huge importance and it’s difficult for artists to enter them so this is BIG NEWS especially for Eurovision songs.

Well done to everyone involved!

Denis
Denis
10 months ago

4 ESC songs in the top 10? Thats an incredible acheivement in a country where ESC is charts poison. Streaming plays a role in it.
I hope this leads to ESC songs getting more attention and radioplay..

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
10 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Streaming is the future for ESC!

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
10 months ago

Check back to 1974. well before multiple formats for charting after Abba win at some point that year the top 4 songs made the top 10 in the UK Sweden Italy Netherlands & UK. Quality year as well

Fatima
Fatima
10 months ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

I think Long Live Love just missed out on the top 10 but Waterloo, I See A Star, and Go did make it. They were all meaty hits by today’s standards, hanging around for weeks.

Benito Camelo
Benito Camelo
10 months ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

Thanks for the fact, but they didn’t make it to the top 10 simultaneously and immediately after the contest, so this is still unprecedented