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Emmelie de Forest (Denmark)
Emmelie de Forest (Denmark)
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Eurovision 2013 in the charts

Only Teardrops

It's not a surprise that the 2013 winning entry is also the winner in the charts among the participants. Only Teardrops by Emmelie de Forest did of course top the Danish charts and was certified gold.

In several other countries like Greece, Sweden or Germany it topped the digital/download charts making the official singles Top 5 there and also in The Netherlands, Ireland, Iceland, Luxembourg and Switzerland.

In Spain, Austria and Norway it climbed to the Top 10. In the UK and Belgium inside the Top 15, in Finland in the Top 20 and it also entered the charts in Australia and Brazil!

Emmelie's album, also entitled as her Eurovision winner, landed inside the Danish Top 5 and appeared in some international markets like France, Germany, Belgium, the UK and Sweden.

Not only Emmelie

This year about half of the entries have made it to the charts in other countries than their own. That was the case with all the songs finishing inside the Top 10. Among them Margaret Berger's I Feed You My Love, 4th for Norway, charted in more than ten countries, including number 24 in Germany and number 1 in the Swedish downloads.

The rest of the Top 6, Hold Me, Gravity, What If and Alcohol Is Free also made some international charts but bigger success was found for the entries of Italy, Malta, The Netherlands and Hungary: L'Essenziale is Italy's number one song of the year reaching multi-platinum status there while charting in six other countries. Marco Mengoni's album #prontoacorrere has been equally successful.

Gianluca placed 8th in the contest and even if it's not Malta's best result at the competition, the song Tomorrow is their most successful entry commercially, even landing in the UK Top 75. Anouk made The Netherlands proud when Birds reached the Final for them and even managed to rank inside the Top 10. She was rewarded with a double domestic number 1 in both the singles and the albums charts and hitting in eight other countries, including the German Top 50. Her album Sad Singalong Songs was certified platinum and is one of the Top 5 albums of the year in The Netherlands. It also charted in Belgium and Germany.

The last song in the Top 10, Kedvesem, gave ByeAlex a huge number 1 success at home in Hungary, and managed to chart in nine other countries including the German, Swiss and Dutch Top 40. Out of the Top 10 and still found some success we find Roberto Bellarosa's Love Kills from Belgium, entering the charts in five countries or Sweden's You by Robin Stjernberg which charted in the German and UK's Top 75 and reached higher positions in six other countries, not forgetting it was #1 at home.

Other songs that made some noise in the international charts were Iceland's Ég Á Lif , a number 1 at home, with Eythor landing in four other countries or Cascada's Glorious which was a top 10 in Germany and appeared in at least six other countries, just like Finland's Krista Siegfrids with Marry Me. Even the song that closed the ranking in the Final had some success outside Ireland as Only Love Survives by Ryan Dolan entered charts in Belgium, Sweden and the UK.

The compilation

Since the 2000 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, a compilation album with the participating songs is released in most countries. The 2013 double CD/download album has been one of the most succesful to date with peaks inside the Top 10 in most countries where it was released, most notably in the UK, Germany, Spain, The Netherlands and number one in Sweden and Norway. It even reached the Top 20 in Australia.

You can still download the whole album, the karaoke album or the individual entries/karaoke versions in our music shop.