While the Eurovision Song Contest provides the platform for songs from around the world to become famous, there are a few among its 66-year history that have reached milestones.
Today we take a look at the 10 most streamed Eurovision songs of all time on Spotify. This group of songs is littered with iconic winners from the Contest’s past, alongside a few dark horses over the years.
These Eurovision hits, with over 100 million streams, include a variety of songs in English and non-English languages in various musical styles, from acoustic to electro pop. Let’s discover the members of this elite club (as of August 29, 2022):
10. Mahmood and Blanco – ‘Brividi’ – Italy (2022) 109,136,524 streams
‘Brividi’ is a superb heartfelt ballad, by two very popular artists in Italy, which show their harmonies, filled to the top with strong emotion. It’s the first of several entries sung in Italian to reach our top 10 and it’s a trend that shows the growing popularity of music in languages other than English. Whether you understand the lyrics or not, it’s hard not to miss the passion expressed by the duo.
9. Rosa Linn – ‘Snap’ – Armenia (2022) 112,563,832 streams
In a surprise return of this song to 20th place in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, with 61 points in the Grand Final, this heartbreaking sweet anthem has “taken” an exclusive position. The song rose to fame after Eurovision on TikTok and Rosa Linn was quick to fuel the new herd of adoration for the song by creating several more versions in her ‘Snap Pack’. The EP includes various versions of the song slowed down, sped up, remixed with other artists, acoustic, and the much-loved original.
8. Daði Freyr – ‘Think About Things’ – Iceland (2020) 119,174,796 streams
The song sadly missed the chance to be performed live due to the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, and yet this song refused to fade into the past.
Icelandic family and friends group, Daði & Gagnamagnið, and their song “Think About Things”, were Iceland’s Eurovision entry for 2020. The song is memorable for its original choreography, iconic sweatshirts and its unique instruments. The song is further ingrained in pop culture as it joined the new song additions to Just Dance.
7. Måns Zelmerlöw – ‘Heroes’ – Sweden (2015) 142,228,248 streams
The Eurovision Song Contest 2015 winning song continues to steadily climb in stream count despite seven years since its release. Måns Zelmerlöw, is a rather iconic face of the 2010s Eurovision era, with his creative interactions with LED backdrops and his beloved Eurovision Song Contest 2016 host with Petra Mede, the song, ‘Heroes’, came back again and again. Additionally, “Heroes” was performed at the Contest in 2019 by Eurovision 2014 winner Conchita Wurst and at the Contest 2021 by Måns himself.
6. Loreen – ‘Euphoria’ – Sweden (2012) 195,561,294 streams*
Sweden’s victory in 2012 remains a fan favourite, with its strong electro pop influences. The song is officially ten years old and ‘Euphoria’ remains Loreen’s best-known song. Loreen hasn’t slowed down, continuously releasing high quality songs. She released “Neon Lights” on the tenth anniversary of her victory in 2012. She also continues to release songs in Swedish and English.
5. ABBA – ‘Waterloo’ – Sweden (1974) 196,599,874 stream
By far one of the best-known Eurovision songs, “Waterloo” won the competition in 1974, beating 16 other artists, including Olivia Newton John, who represented the UK. ABBA’s fame has truly been matched by no other Eurovision artist, with the band becoming a household name around the world.
4. Alexander Rybak – ‘Fairytale’ – Norway (2009) 206,635,644 stream
Norway’s Alexander Rybak’s “Fairytale” has seen an upsurge in streaming numbers on Spotify recently, due to the song’s surge in popularity on social media, featuring prominently on TikTok and Instagram. Rybak returned to the contest in 2018 to represent Norway once again, but his entry in 2009 will forever be etched in the hearts of Eurovision fans. With its memorable fiddle and catchy chorus, it’s no wonder it has remained a fan favorite for the past 13 years.
3. Mahmood – ‘Soldi’ – Italy (2019) 207,069,063 stream
The second Italian song on our list again features artist Mahmood. “Soldi” was Mahmood’s first Eurovision experience and although he came second in the Competition, his popularity exploded across Europe. The song is sung primarily in Italian with one line in Arabic, connecting to the artist’s Egyptian heritage from his father’s side. The R&B song paired with the simplistic “clap” chorus makes it easy to loop in your mind for days on end.
2. Måneskin – ‘Zitti E Buoni’ – Italy (2021) 334,421,111 streams
Måneskin’s “Zitti E Buoni” is one of the few Eurovision hit rock songs. The song’s success can be attributed to the band’s catchy charm. After Eurovision, their cover of Frankie Valli’s “Beggin” catapulted them into huge success around the world. Italian superstars have gone on to open for artists like the Rolling Stones, perform at Coachella and gain over 22 million monthly listeners on Spotify.
1. Duncan Laurence – ‘Arcade’ – Netherlands (2019) 784,056,184 stream
And finally, with a landslide, Duncan Laurence’s “Arcade” arrives with the most streamed number one on Spotify with nearly 450 million streams above the winning song of 2021. The song won the Netherlands in 2019 and years later, she enjoyed a resurgence on TikTok, climbing music charts around the world.
*includes both the album and single versions of the song
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