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Eurovision 2023 hits the Cha Cha Charts

22 May 2023 at 16:08 CEST
Loreen from Sweden attending the Turquoise Carpet event at St. George’s Hall, Liverpool. Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU
A look at how the songs of the 67th Eurovision Song Contest have impacted the charts across Europe - and beyond.

As the credits rolled on Loreen's winning reprise of Tattoo for Sweden, Europe clearly wasn't quite ready for Eurovision to be over just yet. Official data shows that millions subsequently flocked to streaming services and download sites, to listen again (and again) to the songs they'd just discovered at the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. 

Spotify

The appreciation for the music of this year's Contest was on a global scale, quite literally. The Spotify Global chart for all streaming on the platform across the world on Sunday 14 May, saw 5 entries from Liverpool 2023 smash into the Top 200. 

Marco Mengoni's Due Vite, which represented Italy at the Contest, re-entered the Global chart at 193, having previously peaked at number 65 on the day following its Sanremo win in February. Israel's song, Unicorn by Noa Kirel, was a high new entry on chart, landing at number 95 the day after its eye-catching performance at the Grand Final.

Higher up on the Global chart, Norway's Alessandra climbed to number 28 with Queen of Kings. And there were two songs from the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 that managed to land in the Global Top 10: Finland's Käärijä at number 7, with Cha Cha Cha, and Contest winner Loreen from Sweden, with Tattoo charting at number 5. 

Loreen's daily streaming tally of 4,275.290 plays didn't just rank her as the highest of the Eurovision songs that day, however. The impressive number of listens for Tattoo broke the record for the most streams ever achieved in a single day by a Eurovision song; a record previously held by Zitti E Buoni from Italian rockers Måneskin. The number of plays also set another record for Loreen - the highest number of streams ever achieved in a single day by a Swedish female artist. 

Loreen hasn't been the only one breaking records on Spotify since her Grand Final performance. Contest runner-up Cha Cha Cha by Käärijä achieved the most daily Spotify streams of all time in Finland, with Finnish listeners pressing play on the Eurovision party-starter a whopping 469,600 times on the day after the Grand Final. Cha Cha Cha ended the week with 2,566,241 listens on Spotify Finland alone - which is the highest weekly tally of streams ever seen in Käärijä's native Finland. 

In the end, Loreen's Tattoo charted on the Spotify lists of 31 countries on the day after the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final, reaching the number 1 position in 9 of those countries (Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom). Käärijä's Cha Cha Cha wasn't too far behind, going to number 1 in 6 other countries on the same day (Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden). 

Käärijä from Finland attending the Turquoise Carpet event at St. George’s Hall, Liverpool. Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

Official Singles Charts

Even more impressive, however, is the fact that interest in the songs has extended beyond the day after the Grand Final. In the latest official singles charts of various countries, released over the weekend, we can find Eurovision songs riding high in plenty of them. And perhaps understandably, it's the songs that scored highest in the public vote - songs from Sweden, Finland and Norway - that have been making the biggest impact on the charts across Europe. 

In the UK singles chart, 4 Eurovision songs featured in the Top 10 posted on Friday 19 May. That's the most Eurovision songs that have been in the UK Top 10 simultaneously, in the 71-year history of the official UK singles chart. Queen of Kings by Alessandra charted at 10, the United Kingdon's own I Wrote A Song by Mae Muller was up to 9, Cha Cha Cha by Käärijä was in at 6 (the highest charting Finnish-language song of all time in the UK), and Loreen's Tattoo was a new entry at 2; out-peaking her other Eurovision winner Euphoria, which got to number 3 back in 2012. 

Over in Italy, we got to witness yet more impressive stuff going on within the country's singles chart. In Italy, Eurovision songs from any country other than Italy are quite the rarity on the charts, with very few having made the official lists down through the years. 

This year, however, three songs reversed those fortunes, as Tattoo entered at 24, Queen of Kings at 33, and Cha Cha Cha at 85. Tattoo now becomes the second-highest charting non-Italian Eurovision song of all time in Italy (after Rosa Linn's Snap), with Queen of Kings becoming the 5th-highest, and Cha Cha Cha the 9th-highest. 

In Germany, which is the third-largest music market in the world, we had three Eurovision entries hit the official Top 20. Queen of Kings and Cha Cha Cha hit numbers 19 and 18 respectively, while Contest winner Tattoo by Loreen impacted the Top 10, charting at number 7. 

At the time of writing, Tattoo has now hit the official singles charts of over 20 countries, going to number 1 in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Latvia and Iceland (with it also having spent many weeks at number 1 in Sweden, following its Melodifestivalen win back in March), number 2 in the United Kingdom and Norway, and number 3 in Ireland, Finland and Lithuania. 

Cha Cha Cha by Käärijä has ended up hitting the Top 20 in over 10 countries; going to number 1 in Finland, Sweden and Lithuania, to number 2 in Iceland, and to number 3 in Norway. Queen of Kings by Alessandra has entered the official Top 50 in over 10 countries, hitting the Top 10 in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Lithuania. 

You can join what is seemingly the rest of Europe and stay streaming all your Eurovision 2023 faves on your music platform of choice!

Alessandra and Mae Muller backstage at the Grand Final at Liverpool Arena
Chloe Hashemi / EBU