• Kyriakos Tsinivits

Eurovision songs from the United Kingdom ranked by Spotify streams



Out of all the 64 Eurovision songs from the United Kingdom, only 40 are available for streaming on Spotify in Australia.


We thought we would have a look and see how the Eurovision entries from the United Kingdom stack up against each other based on Spotify play streams.


Twenty-four Eurovision songs from the United Kingdom don’t appear on Spotify in Australia. All Eurovision winning songs from the United Kingdom though and rank rather highly.

When adding up the total play counts for each song we included radio edits and remastered versions.


This ranking of Spotify play counts were collated as of April 21:

1. Gina G - 'Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit' - 1996 - 8th place at Eurovision - 25,469,192 streams

2. Bucks Fizz - 'Making Your Mind Up' - 1981 - 1st place at Eurovision - 11,524,427

3. Katrina and the Waves - 'Love Shine a Light' - 1997 - 1st place at Eurovision - 9,052,762

4. Brotherhood of Man - 'Save Your Kisses for Me' - 1976 - 1st place at Eurovision - 6,017,539

5. Michael Rice - 'Bigger than Us' - 2019 - 26th place at Eurovision - 5,677,078

6. SuRie - 'Storm' - 2018 - 24th place at Eurovision - 5,018,217

7. Sandie Shaw - 'Puppet on a String' - 1967 - 1st place at Eurovision - 4,758,416

8. Lucie Jones - 'Never Give Up on You' - 2017 - 15th place at Eurovision - 4,060,902

9. Molly - 'Children of the Universe' - 2014 - 17th place at Eurovision - 3,781,258

10. James Newman - 'My Last Breath' - 2020 - contest cancelled - 3,320,447

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11. Joe and Jake - 'You're Not Alone' - 2016 - 24th place at Eurovision - 3,004,120

12. Cliff Richard - 'Congratulations' - 1968 - 2nd place at Eurovision - 2,968,150

13. Electro Velvet - 'Still in Love with You' - 2015 - 24th place at Eurovision - 2,315,043

14. Cliff Richard - 'Power to All Our Friends' - 1973 - 3rd place at Eurovision - 2,016,899

15. Bonnie Tyler - 'Believe in Me' - 2013 - 19th place at Eurovision - 1,668,131

16. Lulu - 'Boom Bang-a-Bang' - 1969 - 1st place at Eurovision - 1,455,311

17. Engelbert Humperdinck - 'Love Will Set You Free' - 2012 - 25th place at Eurovision - 1,455,111

18. Scooch - 'Flying the Flag (for You)' - 2007 - 22nd place at Eurovision - 1,409,423

19. The New Seekers - 'Beg, Steal or Borrow' - 1972 - 2nd place at Eurovision - 1,401,250

20. James Newman - 'Embers' - 2021 - current contest - 997,020 _______

21. The Allisons - 'Are You Sure?' - 1961 - 2nd place at Eurovision - 774,275

22. Imaani - 'Where Are You?' - 1998 - 2nd place at Eurovision - 663,969

23. Precious - 'Say It Again' - 1999 - 12th place at Eurovision - 578,248

24. Bardo - 'One Step Further' - 1982 - 7th place at Eurovision - 551,053

25. Sonia - 'Better the Devil You Know' - 1993 - 2nd place at Eurovision - 404,135

26. The Shadows - 'Let Me Be the One' - 1975 - 2nd place at Eurovision - 365,976

27. Frances Ruffelle - 'Lonely Symphony (We Will Be Free)' - 1994 - 10th place at Eurovision - 83,744

28. Clodagh Rodgers - 'Jack in the Box' - 1971 - 4th place at Eurovision - 75,516

29. Jemini - 'Cry Baby' - 2003 - 26th place at Eurovision - 67,835

30. Scott Fitzgerald - 'Go' - 1988 - 2nd place at Eurovision - 47,798 _______

31. Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson - 'Sing, Little Birdie' - 1959 - 2nd place at Eurovision - 34,445

32. Ronnie Carroll - 'Say Wonderful Things' - 1963 - 4th place at Eurovision - 32,604

33. Kathy Kirby - 'I Belong' - 1965 - 2nd place at Eurovision - 28,974

34. Lindsay - 'No Dream Impossible' - 2001 - 15th place at Eurovision - 14,520

35. Olivia Newton-John - 'Long Live Love' - 1974 - 4th place at Eurovision - 13,466

36. Rikki - 'Only the Light' - 1987 - 13th place at Eurovision - 12,863

37. Ronnie Carroll - 'Ring-A-Ding Girl' - 1962 - 4th place at Eurovision - 12,342

38. Matt Monro - 'I Love the Little Things' - 1964 - 2nd place at Eurovision - 6,270

39. Co-Co - 'Bad Old Days' - 1978 - 11th place at Eurovision - 3,616

40. Nicki French - 'Don't Play That Song Again' - 2000 - 16th place at Eurovision - 2,917



It comes at a rather nice surprise that ‘Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit’, by Brisbane's own Gina G, is the most streamed UK Eurovision song on Spotify. It may have come in at 8th place in the 1996 Eurovision Song Contest, but it was well ahead of its time. It ended up at No. 1 in the United Kingdom for a single week on May 25 1996, staying in the top 10 for a total of 10 weeks. The song went on to reach No. 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and it was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording at the 1998 Grammy Awards. On Spotify it is it's 'Motiv8 Radio Edit' that has accumulated 15,807,230 streams with the original versions gaining a total of 9,661,962 streams as of April 21.


The highest ranked Eurovision winning song in our list is Bucks Fizz's 'Making Your Mind Up'. The song reached No. 1 in the UK for three weeks in 1981. In our ranking the song is followed close behind by the UK's most recent winning song 'Love Shine a Light' by Katrina and the Waves.


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Check out our chart rankings of 'All the Eurovision winning songs that have charted on the UK Official Top 100 Singles Chart' here.