05 June 2015

2015 Eurovision Songs on the World Music Charts

Måns Zelmerlöw 2015 Eurovision Winner
Måns Zelmerlöw by Ailura (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 at], via Wikimedia Commons

Måns Zelmerlöw may have won the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest for Sweden, but the real litmus test of victory is how the public across the world vote with their hard-earned cash.

It's not only the victor who can induce people to part with their money, but some of the also-rans too - if they're lucky. Consequently, the music charts across the world become the barometer of what was truly popular at Eurovision.

So, here's a snapshot of the chart positions of some of the 2015 entries (correct at the time of publication):

Heroes - Måns Zelmerlöw


  • Australia | #19
  • Belgium | #1
  • The Netherlands | #38
  • Finland | #16
  • France | #38
  • Ireland | #10
  • Norway | #37
  • Portugal | #45
  • Spain | #7
  • Sweden | #5 (Previously peaked at #1)
  • Switzerland | #1
  • United Kingdom | #11 (The midweek update puts the song at #39, meaning that it will have dropped out of the Top 40 by Sunday).

Guy Sebastian Eurovision 2015
Guy Sebastian by Ailura (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 at], via Wikimedia Commons

Tonight Again - Guy Sebastian


  • Australia | #12 
  • Sweden | #41
  • Switzerland | #39

Loïc Nottet Eurovision 2015
Loïc Nottet by Ailura (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 at], via Wikimedia Commons

Rhythm Inside - Loïc Nottet


  • Belgium | #1
  • France | #85
  • Ireland | #83
  • Sweden | #25
  • Switzerland | #34
  • United Kingdom | #69

Polina Gagarina Eurovision 2015
Polina Gagarina by Ailura (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 at], via Wikimedia Commons

A Million Voices - Polina Gagarina


  • Belgium | #22
  • Ireland | #86
  • Sweden | #48
  • Switzerland | #39
  • United Kingdom | #97

Nadav Guedj Eurovision 2015
Nadav Guedj by Ailura (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 at], via Wikimedia Commons

Golden Boy - Nadav Guedj


  • Belgium | #36
  • Sweden | #54
  • Switzerland | #54

Mørland and Debrah Scarlett Eurovision 2015 Norway
Mørland and Debrah Scarlett by Ailura (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 at], via Wikimedia Commons

A Monster Like Me - Mørland and Debrah Scarlett


  • Norway | #31 (Re-Entry | Previously peaked at #24)
  • Switzerland | #45

Il Volo Italy Eurovision 2015
Il Volo by Ailura (Own work) [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Grande amore - Il Volo


  • Spain | #24
  • Switzerland | #19

Elina Born and Stig Rästa Eurovision 2015
Elina Born and Stig Rästa by Ailura (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 at], via Wikimedia Commons

Goodbye to Yesterday - Elina Born and Stig Rästa


  • Sweden | #56
  • Switzerland | #68

Three other Eurovision-related songs managed to make their marks across Europe, albeit in relatively lowly positions. Switzerland's chart, home to several Eurovision entries, saw Aminata's Love Injected  scrape in at #74 while Spain's effort, Amanecer  by Edurne, returned to its national chart at #12, having previously peaked at #3.

Finally, last year's winner Conchita Wurst, reappeared in the Austrian chart at #52 with the single You Are Unstoppable, far off its original peak of #13.

It appears the success rate of songs in 2015 will not match their predecessors of the last few years . In fact, the UK Number 11 entry of Sweden's winning song has already failed to match the Number 3 high of Loreen's victorious entry from 2012, Euphoria.

The elation and celebration of the 60th edition has not translated into huge singles sales across the Continent, it seems.

 
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