'Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga' - Our Top 10 Songs
As we all know Netflix released the Will Ferrell film 'Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga' this weekend that has got fans in a frenzy.
One of the surprising elements of the movie was just how good (or entertaining) some of the music was.
So the Aussievision team voted and here's our Top 10 Songs of the movie:
10. 'Come and Play (Masquerade)'
The song in the movie is fictionally performed by Mita Xenakis for Greece. It is sung by Swedish singer and actor Petra Nielsen, who participated in Melodifestivalen back in 2004 finishing 4th. It was written by none other than Thomas G:son, who has penned Eurovision classics such as 'Euphoria', 'Invincible' and 'In a Moment Like This'.
9. 'Fool Moon' - Anteros
In the movie the song represents Finland but the band itself Anteros is an English indie band from London. This song is actually legit and was released by the band at the end of 2018.
8. 'In the Mirror' - Demi Lovato
The Songvakeppnin winner in the movie sung by robbed dead national final queen Katiana Lindsdóttir, is of course sung by American pop star Demi Lovato. The song was written by Jörgen Elofsson who co-wrote the 2017 Irish entry 'Dying to Try', but don't hold that against him, as he's worked with Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion and Westlife.
7. 'Running With The Wolves'
The Belarussian entry in the film brings us a Lordi type rock energy with this track. The song is written by a trio of Swedish songwriters and performed by American Courtney Jenaé and front man of Swedish rock group Royal Republic, Adam Grahn.
Although not an original song, this had to make the cut. A blend of Eurovision classics such as 'Waterloo' and 'Ne partez pas sans moi' with pop hits like 'Believe', 'Ray of Light' and 'I Gotta Feeling', it sent fans into a frenzy with the cameos of Eurovision stars. There were winners like Loreen, Alexander Rybak and Conchita, plus fan favourites like Bilal and Elina Nechayeva while Anna Odobescu's appearance has to be the glow up of 2020 so far.
5. 'Lion of Love'
The song of our kind of/king of not villain in the film, Alexander Lemtov, is actually sung by Swedish performer Erik Mjönes and written by Rami Yacoub (extensive collaborator with Max Martin, they wrote '...Baby One More Time' for Britney Spears) and Savan Kotecha who has written big hits for Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, Demi Lovato and One Direction to name a few.
4. 'Volcano Man' - Fire Saga
The intro song of the film is not actually the entry that goes to Eurovision for Fire Saga. The song is performed by the duo Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams with some stellar assistance by three-time Melodifestivalen artist Molly Sandén ('Why Am I Crying', 'Youniverse'). Molly also finished 3rd at Junior Eurovision 2006.
3. 'Jaja Ding Dong' - Fire Saga
"Play Jaja Ding Dong!", a favourite of the townspeople of Husavik, this could only finish no.3 in our poll. Performed again by Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams and Molly Sandén it is already becoming a firm fan favourite of the movie and is no doubt coming to a Eurovision fan party near you in the future!
2. 'Double Trouble' - Fire Saga
The accidental Icelandic entry in the movie, it's actually a damn good little song. Whether you prefer the original or the remix (DJ Tiesto on the soundtrack), it still ultimately was good enough to qualify for the Grand Final even with a staging disaster.
1. 'Husavik' - Fire Saga
The song that captures heart at the contest but is ultimately disqualified stood out for the Aussievision team. Take it out of the movie and this could easily be at a Scandinavian national final or on the Eurovision album itself. It's already climbing iTunes charts (it's currently no.6 in Australia). It is the perfect song to show the underlying love for Eurovision that is shown in the movie.
That's our top 10, agree or disagree, let us know on our socials.
Check out the Aussievision team's review of the movie as well.