|Posted by Eurovision On Top on May 25, 2020 at 5:30 AM|
Was this edition of ESC a success on the charts?
These days the musical offer that we have is so big that only with a good promotion, with rare exceptions, we see great hits or commercial successes that remain for weeks or months in people's ears, on the radio and on the charts.
The successes of the last few years only appear on the charts of the various countries for a couple of weeks, except for the winner in the winning country. This year, without competition and with only a few samples of the participating songs, the successes are not many.
Only the song from Iceland entered the UK Top 100 Official Chart at a good number 43 considering that it is a Eurovision song. Considering that the last ESC winners, Salvador Sobral peaked 97, Netta peaked 49 and Duncan Laurence peaked 67, it is possible to consider that "Think about things" achieved a good mark this year. Perhaps it had been the winning song. All of the songs mentioned above styed only for a week on the UK Chart. Dadi is not expected to stay two weeks in one of the most active and important Charts in the world. If the Icelandic song is still there next week it will be a success! On the chart in Sweden the song entered number 33, but in early April peaked 3 on the Belgian Chart.
The truth is that the compilation of ESC in its opening week achieved a good success on the various charts of several European countries: # 1 in the UK, # 2 in Germany, # 1 in Belgium, etc. But we have to be restrained. With confinement there are not many releases and much less compilations since production is down. The reality is that in the opening week the compilation of ESC has this type of behavior on the charts. Unfortunately it always falls quickly.
It should also be noted that in the organizing country, no song entered the Dutch Chart.
And on Itunes, after a week, the success still remains for the songs, but without the great enthusiasm of other years. Let's see how the entries that were most successful last week are positioned.
Iceland on the charts: # 13 Ireland; # 15 Austria; # 24 Ireland; # 31 United Kingdom; # 66 Norway; # 138 Indonesia; # 152 New Zealand; # 200 Belgium; # 233 Germany; # 295 France; # 333 Spain; # 363 Switzerland, # 435 Canada; # 478 Australia; # 692 United States
Lithuania on the charts: # 69 Lithuania; # 119 Germany; # 144 Azerbaijan; # 358 Switzerland; # 1397 United Kingdom
Italy on the charts: # 36 Italy; # 151 Spain
It is a case to reinforce the idea that there were good songs that could have been more successful than they are (or not) if there had been a decent Festival that promoted the artists as it should have occurred.