Eurovision dominates this week’s Official Singles Chart Update

There are currently 18 Eurovision-related tracks in this week’s Official Singles Chart Update Top 200, with winner Emmelie De Forest’s Only Teardrops looking set to go Top 10 this weekend.

There are currently 18 Eurovision-related tracks in this week’s Official Singles Chart Update Top 200, with winner Emmelie De Forest’s Only Teardrops looking set to go Top 10 this weekend.

According to the Official Charts Company’s latest sales data, nearly 10% of this week’s Official Singles Chart Update Top 200 are tracks which featured in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

The 58th annual singing contest, which is organised by the European Broadcasting Union, was held in in Malmo, Sweden last week. The semi-finals took place last Tuesday (May 14) and Thursday (May 16), with the grand final taking place on Saturday night (May 18), and were broadcast in the UK on BBC 3, and on BBC 1 and BBC Radio 2, respectively.

Only Teardrops by Eurovision 2013 winner Emmelie De Forest (pictured), who took the title home for Denmark, looks set to climb into the Top 10 this weekend. It made its Official Singles Chart debut at Number 99 last Sunday with just four hours of sales.

The Maltese Eurovision entry, Gianluca Bezzina’s Tomorrow, also looks set to make its way into the Top 40, peaking at Number 37 on today’s Official Charts Company sales flash. Robin Stjernberg’s You (the 2013 Swedish entry) is at Number 42 today, while I Feed You My Love by Margaret Berger (Norway) is just a few places behind it at 46. The UK’s entry, Believe In Me by Bonnie Tyler, climbs seven places from Number 93 to Number 86 today.

Last year’s Eurovision winner, Loreen, sees two of her singles in today’s Top 200: Her 2012 winning track, Euphoria, which peaked at Number 3 last year and opened the first semi-final show on Tuesday, re-enters at 48, while her new single We Got The Power, which aired during Saturday’s final, is at Number 126. 

Other notable entries include Marry Me (59) by Finland’s Krista Siegfrids, Glorious (77) by Cascada (Germany), Birds (83) by Anouk (The Netherlands) and What If (84) by Dina Garipova (Russia). Ireland's entrant Ryan Dolan, who surprisingly finished last in the year’s Contest, is new in at 116 today with Only Love Survives, while We Write The Story, a special Eurovision collaboration between AVICII and former ABBA stars Benny and Bjorn, is at 199 today. ABBA, who famously won Eurovision in 1974 with Waterloo, overtook The Beatles’ iconic album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with their Greatest Hits collection, Gold, to become the UK's second biggest selling album of all-time on Sunday.

The Official Singles Chart Update Eurovision tracks are as follows:

10 ONLY TEARDROPS EMMELIE DE FOREST DENMARK
37 TOMORROW GIANLUCA BEZZINA MALTA
42 YOU ROBIN STJERNBERG SWEDEN
46 I FEED YOU MY LOVE MARGARET BERGER NORWAY
48 EUPHORIA LOREEN SWEDEN
59 MARRY ME KRISTA SIEGFRIDS FINLAND
77 GLORIOUS CASCADA GERMANY
83 BIRDS ANOUK THE NETHERLANDS
84 WHAT IF DINA GARIPOVA RUSSIA
86 BELIEVE IN ME BONNIE TYLER UK
106 GRAVITY ZLATA OGNEVICH THE UKRAINE
107 ALCOHOL IS FREE KOZA MOSTRA/A LAKOVIDIS GREECE
116 ONLY LOVE SURVIVES RYAN DOLAN IRELAND
126 WE GOT THE POWER LOREEN SWEDEN
144 LOVE KILLS ROBERTO BELLAROSA BELGIUM
147 KEDVESEM BYEALEX HUNGARY
199 WE WRITE THE STORY AVICII/B & B/CHOIR SWEDEN
200 EG A LIF EYTHOR INGI GUNNLAUGSSON ICELAND

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In related news, the album Eurovision Song Contest - Malmo 2013 has climbed 7 places from Number 14 to Number 7 on the Official Compilation Albums Chart Update.