Its that time of year again! Thirty-seven countries from around Europe participated in the 67th annual Eurovision Song Contest, searching for the greatest new piece of songwriting on the continent. On 13 May, Sweden’s Lauren took top honors for “Tattoo”, which increased the song’s streams and sales. It leads a pack of titles from the competition BoardMay 27-dated global chart.
“Tattoo” debuted at number 15 on the Billboard Global 200, while shooting up from number 146 to number 7 on the Billboard Global Excel. US Tally. In the week ending May 18, the ballad generated 32 million official streams and sold 12,000 downloads worldwide, according to Luminate, a 245% increase in streams and 737% in sales over the previous week.
Not only is Lorraine the first woman to win Eurovision twice (following her win with “Euphoria” in 2012), “Tattoo” immediately becomes the highest charting Eurovision song in each chart’s two and a half year history. It was surpassed by Maneskin’s “Zitti e Buoni”, which peaked at No. 10 on Global Exclusive. Following his victory in 2021, the US and No. 22 in the Global 200. The Italian band later reached the top three on both lists with their cover of The Four Seasons’ 1967 hit “Begin”.
Finland’s Karija follows up with this year’s Eurovision runner-up, “Cha Cha Cha”. The song debuted at number 13 on Global Exclusive. US and No. 27 on the Global 200, with 24.4 million streams and 4,000 downloads sold worldwide. Norway’s “Queen of Kings” by Alessandra charted at numbers 29 and 58 respectively (19.5 million streams; 5,000 sold). Noah Kirel from Israel arrives on Global Exclusive. America at No. 153, while Italy’s Marco Mengoni re-entered the Global Exclusive. US with “Dew White” at No. 174 after peaking at No. 32 following their win in Sanremo while previewing Eurovision in February.
Eurovision’s three entries correspond to 2022 and 2021 on the Global 200, while five count on the Global Exclusive. The US recorded a decline from last year’s six and 2021’s seven. Nevertheless, Lauren, Cariza and Alessandra claim three of the four top streaming figures of the competitive songs that charted after the final round of the contest in Spain. Menskin’s “Zitti e Buoni”, down from 32 million for “Tatu”, attracted 30.1 million global streams in the week ending May 27, 2021; “Cha Cha Cha” (24.4 million) and “Queen of Kings” (19.5 million).
Meanwhile, this year’s group of chart entries averaged 3.6% of their streams from the US and 96.4% from beyond, with each hitting . Board European Hits of the World Chart. Unsurprisingly, Lauren leads the way again, as “Tattoo” topped the charts in Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
Here’s a look at the top 10 ranks for this year’s charting Eurovision titles on the latest Hits of the World poll.
Despite Lorraine’s home-territory advantage, Carizza is also No. 1 on four lists, including her native Finland, Poland, Iceland and, perhaps unexpectedly, Sweden. There, “Tattoo” is number 3, while Alessandra’s “King of Queens” is number 7.
Ultimately, Lauren appeared on 21 of the world chart hits, reaching the top 10 on 15. Kariza charted on 17 charts, in the top 10 on 11. Next is “King of Queens” at 14 rankings (eight top 10 placements). while “Unicorn” is on four international tallies (two top 10). Also, mangoni is number 19 in Iceland.
On Iceland Songs, the group takes an almost clean sweep, as Karija, Lorraine and Alessandra line up at No. 1-3, while Kirel is at No. 5.