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
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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