In days of old, I’d glance at the best seller lists around the world to work out who scored the biggest selling hit record from each Eurovision Song Contest. With commercial physical releases rarer than hen’s teeth, streaming is the way to go. To get an idea of how Eurovision impacted on competing songs, let’s look at Spotify and YouTube numbers in the days after Saturday’s grand final.
No doubt about it
Together, the 40 entries accumulated 20,633,555 streams on the day after the grand final (May 15), up 89.4% from the previous day’s tally. “Stefania” counted for more than 10% of the total, but nine other songs doubled their streaming numbers. Sam Ryder was up 176%, Chanel 173%, Konstrakta 156%, Zdob şi Zdub and the Advahov Brothers up 138%, Nadir Rustamli up 120%, Marius Bear was up 105% German’s Malik Harris enjoyed a 106% bounce and Stefan from Estonia boosted his streams by 104%.
SloMo (4 hours)
Space man (9h)
Hold me coser (22h)
Give that wolf a banana (24h)
The winner takes it all
“Stefania” hit the top spot in the daily YouTube charts of eight countries: Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Norway and Ukraine. Over on Spotify, they topped the list in Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine.
1. Stefania (1,697,142 streams)
2. SloMo (1,613,081)
3. Space man (1,138,691)
4. Hold me closer (1,126,819)
5. Give that wolf a banana (920,268)
6. De diepte (891,833)
7. Brividi (879,937)
Chanel must be pleased. ‘Slo-Mo’ has been a huge online hit – helped by a flawless performance. By yesterday morning, the YouTube clip of her grand final appearance had racked up over ten million views. In Spain alone, she was up seven positions to #1 in their daily YouTube chart with over 800,000 video views. Things were great over at Spotify too, with her leaping to the number two spot by May 15th with 507,389 streams.
Every single one of the 2022 Eurovision songs has topped a million Spotify streams, most are well over the five million mark. When yesterday, “Give That Wolf a Banana” by Subwoolfer surpassed 10 million Spotify streams, it became the 6th Eurovision 2022 entry to reach this milestone. “Hold Me Closer” by Cornelia Jakobs has now topped 20 million streams.
The history book on the shelf
Some records have been set. “De diepte” by S10 is the first Dutch language song in history to receive more than 1 million Spotify streams in 24 hours. “Stefania” received 86,067 streams in Ukraine on May 15, the 6th-largest daily amount since the service was launched in the country two years ago.
Article produced with data from Twitter: ESC_Charts