• Kyriakos Tsinivits

Duncan Laurence's 'Arcade' climbs the Billboard Global 200 and passes 200 million Spotify streams



It might have been two years ago since 'Arcade' won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019, but that has not stopped the current momentum behind Duncan Laurence's Eurovision winning song charting throughout the world on Spotify, iTunes and over night climbing the Billboard Global 200!



Duncan Laurence won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel, with a spectacular and emotional performance of ‘Arcade’ representing the Netherlands. His win gave the Netherlands their fifth Eurovision win.


Back in early January we found that ‘Arcade’ surpassed ‘Euphoria’ as the most streamed Eurovision winning song on Spotify! Only weeks later 'Arcade' beat Italy's Eurovision 2019 entry 'Solidi' by Mahmood to be the most streamed Eurovision song ever on Spotify.


Today 'Arcade' hit a new milestone, passing 200 million streams on Spotify.

'Arcade' has also climbed the Billboard Global 200 in the United States today jumping to No. 91! He jumps up 108 places after the songs debut last week at No. 199.


If this momentum continues 'Arcade' could reach the Billboard Hot 100. The last Eurovision entry to chart on the Hot 100 was over 24 years ago, when 'Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit’ by Gina G, who represented the United Kingdom at Eurovision 1996, peaked at No. 12 for two weeks in 1997. You can check out our list of all the Eurovision songs to ever chart on the Billboard Hot 100 here.


The song is also currently sitting at No. 34 on the Billboard Adult Top 40 Airplay chart.


This isn't the first appearance for Duncan Laurence on the Billboard charts, in June 2019 'Arcade' had appeared on the Billboard Euro Digital Song Sales chart at No. 2.


The momentum behind the songs return to the charts began at the end of 2020 when the song became popular on TikTok. Currently the version of 'Arcade' featuring FLETCHER has been featured in over 354 thousand videos, and is highlighted as popular. The original 'Arcade' has been featured in over 220 thousand videos.


The songs success on TikTok seems to have stemmed from Harry Potter fans who were making videos using cut scenes from the Harry Potter films to show case the good in Draco Malfoy's character.


On Spotify 'Arcade' has featured on many viral charts. As of today 'Arcade' is at No. 34 on the Australia Viral 50.


'Arcade' is currently on the Worldwide iTunes Song Chart as of yesterday at No. 149 jumping 43 spots. It previously peaked at No.5 just after the Eurovision 2019 final.


More recently 'Arcade' has returned to the iTunes charts in the following countries:

  • Australia - 'Arcade' previously peaked at No. 30 on the iTunes chart after the Eurovision final in 2019. The song returned to the chart on December 1 at No. 38 and as of yesterday it is sitting at No. 88.

  • Canada - 'Arcade' returned to the iTunes chart on February 10 at No. 75, after previously peaking at No. 75 in 2019. It has so far peaked at No. 47 on February 17.

  • Germany - 'Arcade' hit No. 1 on the iTunes chart after the Eurovision final in 2019 for two weeks. On December 2020 it returned to the chart at No. 13.

  • United Kingdom - 'Arcade' previously peaked at No. 36 on the iTunes chart after the Eurovision final in 2019. As of February this year 'Arcade' returned hovering in the 90's, as of yesterday at No. 93.


In the United Kingdom 'Arcade' is climbing the Official Top 100 Singles Chart. After Duncan's Eurovision win in 2019 'Arcade' peaked at No. 67. As of this year since January 28 'Arcade' has been climbing the chart weekly. As of February 25 the song sits at No. 33.


'Arcade' is currently the sixth highest charting Eurovision winning song of the last decade in the United Kingdom:


1. Loreen - 'Euphoria' - peak No. 3

2. Måns Zelmerlöw - 'Heroes' - peak No. 11

3. Emmelie de Forest - Only Teardrops' - peak No. 15

4. Conchita Wurst - 'Rise Like a Phoenix' - peak No. 17

5. Lena - 'Satellite' - peak No. 30

6. Duncan Laurence - 'Arcade' - peak No. 33

7. Netta - 'Toy' - peak No. 49

8. Ell and Nikki - 'Running Scared' - peak No. 61

9. Salvador Sobral - 'Amar pelos dois' - peak No. 97


*Jamala - 1944 did not chart in the United Kingdom


The only way is up now for 'Arcade'!

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