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Malmö 2024's songs top the charts across Europe

29 March 2024 at 17:07 CET
Silvester Belt is representing Lithuania at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest Armida Čepukaitė
A roundup of the chart-topping success that the entries of Eurovision 2024 have already achieved ahead of the Contest in May.
Joost Klein will represent the Netherlands at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest Ruud Janssen

Normally we get to do our chart roundup in the weeks after the Eurovision Song Contest, as the tunes that everyone across Europe has enjoyed watching on the main Saturday night in May start shooting up the hit lists across the continent. 

But in 2024, the chart buzz has started a little earlier. And with (at the time of writing) 6 weeks to go until viewers are seated for the Grand Final, we've already had number 1s from all corners of Europe, Spotify streaming records broken, and songs seemingly taking up permanent residency at the top of the charts and refusing to budge.

The list of countries that chart success has been happening in is so bumper, that going through them almost feels like listening to a verse of Joost Klein's Europapa! But as that song's streaming stats show, that's a fun time for all... So let's get to it.

Marina Satti will represent Greece at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest Peggy Theodorogianni

One of the biggest success stories so far this season has come from Lithuania, with its entry nearing two months in pole position on the country's hit list. 

Over in the Baltic nation, the winner of Eurovizija.LT - Luktelk - had a strong start by reaching the very top of the charts long before it had even won the Lithuanian pre-selection. The song by Silvester Belt has so far spent 7 weeks at number 1 on the official singles chart of Lithuania. 

The Dutch entry for Malmö 2024 - Europapa by Joost Klein - couldn't have had a better launch, breaking not one but two streaming records on Spotify.

Its first-day tally of over 1.7 million global streams was the highest daily amount of all time for a Dutch-language song. Not only that, its domestic haul of streams on that first day, on Spotify Netherlands alone, was the highest daily amount the country had ever seen. 

Europapa's 1.3 million streams in the Netherlands on the day after its release broke the previous record of 1.2 million - achieved by Duncan Laurence's Arcade on the day following the artist's win at the Eurovision Song Contest for the Netherlands back in 2019. 

Duncan Laurence wins the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 Thomas Hanses

Understandably, the chart success for Europapa hasn't been limited to just Spotify. At the time of writing, the song has spent the past three weeks at number 1 on the official singles chart - of both the Netherlands and Belgium. 

Also at the time of writing, we have another of our 'Class of 2024' at number 1 right now. 

In Greece, Marina Satti's song ZARI has spent the past two weeks at the top of the charts; a feat that a Greek Eurovision entry hasn't achieved in quite some time. 

And it's showing no signs of slowing down; ZARI is currently still racking up over 100,000 streams per day on Spotify Greece alone. That's a whole lot of "TA TA TA TA TA TA, TA TA TA TA TA TA"s booming out of speakers everywhere across the country!

At the opposite end of Europe, up in Scandinavia, Marcus & Martinus managed to hit the coveted number 1 spot on the official Swedish singles chart on the week after they had won Melodifestivalen with their entry for Malmö, Unforgettable.

The twins' home country, Norway, has also taken notice of the high-tempo hit ahead of May, too. The boys have already debuted inside the Top 30 of the official Norwegian singles chart with their song for Sweden.

Just a few spots down from number 1, more Top 10 chart smashing has been happening for the Malmö 2024 lineup across Europe.

So far, songs to have made the Top 10 in the charts of their own country are: Belgium's Before The Party's Over (number 10); Croatia's Rim Tim Tagi Dim (number 2); Finland's No Rules! (number 6); Israel's Hurricane (number 2); Italy's La noia (number 4); and Spain's ZORRA (number 5).

And it's not just on sales and streaming that the songs of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 are having chart-topping success!

On radio, the national airplay charts of three countries have seen their own hopefuls for Malmö climb to the all-important pole position. 

Number 1s on the radio airplay charts have so far happened on home soil for Croatia's Rim Tim Tagi Dim, Italy's La noia and Ukraine's Teresa & Maria

With the music being so heavily exposed to radio listeners and chart watchers, it's no surprise that people have been seeking out the songs of their own accord. And the streaming stats for our 2024 participants are already impressive, 6 weeks before they get their big international launch on stage in May. 

On streaming giant Spotify's platform, the 37 songs of Malmö 2024 have collectively been streamed well over 100 million times, with the 150 million milestone being next in sight and not far off.

Of the 37 songs competing in May, 26 of them have already passed the 1 million streaming mark, with 4 of them having surpassed 10 million by now: France's Mon amour; Italy's La noia; Netherlands' Europapa and Spain's ZORRA

 

You can listen to all 37 songs of Eurovision 2024 via your favourite streaming service or watch the music videos on our YouTube channel.

The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday 7 May (First Semi-Final), Thursday 9 May (Second Semi-Final) and Saturday 11 May (Grand Final) 2024.

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