You've watched videos on the Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel over 600 Million times this year! But which songs have you been listening to the most? Let’s find out!
The top 50 most viewed songs on our Official Eurovision YouTube channel features an eclectic range of music, from ballads to bops to hits from the early 2000's and all the way to the most recent additions from this year!
Millions and millions
Although the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 was cancelled, that didn't stop 20 of its entries making it into the yearly top 50 of the most watched videos on our channel. Amazingly, 4 of these entries even made it to the top 10.
At number 9 you can see Efendi from Azerbaijan with her song Cleopatra which has been watched nearly 7 million times! At just 2 places higher, we find an artist from the complete opposite side of Europe: Daði og Gagnamagnið from Iceland with Think About Things which went viral earlier this year. The best news is that Daði og Gagnamagnið will return to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021! Now that's something to think about!
At number 3 in the list we can find The Roop from Lithuania. They stormed the YouTube charts in February and again in March with their song On Fire which features an equally engaging dance routine in their music video. Their performance in the Lithuanian national final together with their video has been watched over 12 million times!
Not just a little bit big
In March, Russia announced they'd be represented by punk-pop-rave group Little Big. The group, made up of 4 members (Ilia Prusikin, Sonya Tayurskaya, Anton Lissov and Sergey Makarov), released their song Uno on 12 March. Immediately, their music video video went viral in multiple countries and for a while it was one of the most watched music videos on YouTube worldwide.
Even without the Contest in 2020 taking place, Little Big’s song reached the highest of heights. On May 21 it achieved the impressive milestone of 100 million views. Just two months later, it truly became number Uno when its views surpassed Netta’s Eurovision 2018 winning song, Toy. With 173 Million views (and counting!) it's expected that Little Big's song will continue to be the most watched video on the Eurovision YouTube channel for a long time coming.
Bringing Toy to a bigger audience
As previously mentioned, another massive hit on the list is Netta’s Toy. The Israeli singer won the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2018 and her music video has already been watched over 148 million times. In summer this year, the song went viral on TikTok, which gave the song a whole new audience. In this years’ ranking, she takes second place behind Little Big.
Turkey hasn’t participated in the Eurovision Song Contest since 2012 but their songs remain incredibly popular with 4 of them featuring in the top 50 of 2020. Love Me Back by Can Bonomo in 2012 settled in 49th place while Athena, who represented Turkey in 2004 with For Real (the oldest song on the list) ended up one place higher at number 48. Their next two songs reached the top 10: MaNga’s We Could Be The Same (2010) ended up in 10th position and Hadise, who represented Turkey in 2009 with Düm Tek Tek, reached the top 5!
Once a bop, always a bop
The top 50 tends to show us one recurring trend: Eurovision songs of the past continue to remain extremely popular. The oldest 3 entries are from 2004 - that's a colossal 16 years ago! In total, entries from 14 different editions are featured in the current top 50. Most of them (29) are from the 3 most recent years, but songs from Eurovision 2009 and 2019 remain really popular among Eurovision fans, with 3 of its entries still holding a spot in the chart.
Which Eurovision song have you been listening to the most this year?