The winning song Heroes is the biggest hit out of this year's competition
Photo by: Thomas Hanses (EBU)
Posted 6 August 2015 at 9:00
A successful winner, several international hit songs, the highest charting ever compilation album and DVD... The Eurovision class of 2015 can be proud of their achievements!
Since downloads were made widely available, and now also streaming services, the charts of the different countries are invaded with Eurovision Song Contest entries in the hours, days and weeks after the live shows.
Most of the songs performed in Vienna reached the heights of their national charts but also several of them made the charts internationally. This year's compilation album has hit more Top 5 lists than in the previous years. And especially #1 positions as the record company Universal shows us in the graphic below.
In total 37 Top 5 positions including 26 charts where it hit number one (eg. Austria, Spain or Sweden) and four others where the peak was at number 2 (like in Germany, UK or The Netherlands). It topped the European iTunes Album Chart and peak at #3 in the Worldwide iTunes Album Chart. The official DVD release has obtained a similar success.
Some of the participating songs have had a life of its own and, as expected, most of them finished in the top positions. The winning song Heroes by Måns Zelmerlöw is the biggest hit to come out of this year's participants, charting officially not only in his native Sweden but also in more than 25 countries, reaching the Top in Sweden, Austria, Greece or Switzerland and a big hit all over Scandinavia, Spain or Belgium. It also hit #3 in Germany, #11 in the UK and the Australian Top 20. It peaked at #6 in Billboard's Euro Digital Songs chart.
Other songs that finished in the Top 5 of the competition found success in the charts of several countries. Russia's A Million Voices charts mainly in Russia and its region but Polina Gagarina also hit the Top 40 in Austria, Belgium, Finland or Sweden and Il Volo's Grande Amore have topped the singles chart at home in Italy and also in Greece and charted in Spain, Austria (#5) or Switzerland.
The Belgian song Rhythm Inside is founding broader appeal and, apart from scoring the biggest hit of the year in both Wallonia and Flanders, Loïc Nottet has also landed in the Top 10 in Russia (4), Austria (2) or Lithuania (8) and charted in a dozen more countries.
Austrialia made also some impression after its Top 5 placing in the contest and climbed the charts down under (12) and in European charts like those in Sweden or Germany.
The Latvian, Estonian, Norwegian or Israeli entries have also had success at home and elsewhere rounding up to one of the most successful Eurovision Song Contest's seasons in its 60 years of history. Congratulations!