• Kyriakos Tsinivits

Eurovision third placed songs ranked by Spotify streams


Out of the 63 Eurovision third placed songs, 47 of them can be streamed on Spotify in Australia.


We take a look at how the Eurovision third placed songs rank against each other with Spotify streams.

16 Eurovision third placed songs don’t appear on Spotify in Australia.

They include:

  • Franca di Rienzo - 'Nous aurons demain' - 1961 - Switzerland

  • Camillo Felgen - 'Petit bonhomme' - 1962 - Luxembourg

  • Romuald - 'Où sont-elles passées' - 1964 - Monaco

  • Noëlle Cordier - 'Il doit faire beau là-bas' - 1967 - France

  • Katja Ebstein - 'Diese Welt' - 1971 - Germany

  • Mary Christy - 'Toi, la musique et moi' - 1976 - Monaco

  • The Swarbriggs Plus Two - 'It's Nice to Be in Love Again' - 1977 - Ireland

  • Joël Prévost - 'Il y aura toujours des violons' - 1978 - France

  • Prima Donna - 'Love Enough for Two' - 1980 - United Kingdom

  • Jean Gabilou - 'Humanahum' - 1981 - France

  • Arlette Zola - 'Amour on t'aime' - 1982 - Switzerland

  • Sherisse Laurence - 'L'amour de ma vie' - 1986 - Luxembourg

  • Duo Datz - 'Kan (כאן)' - 1991 - Israel

  • Annie Cotton - 'Moi, tout simplement' - 1993 - Switzerland

  • Jessica Garlick - 'Come Back' - 2002 - United Kingdom

  • Luminița Anghel & Sistem - 'Let Me Try' - 2005 - Romania

This ranking of Spotify streams was collated on June 19:

1. Sanna Nielsen - 'Undo' - 2014 - Sweden - 45,605,078 streams

2. SunStroke Project - 'Hey, Mamma!' - 2017 - Moldova - 33,017,039

3. Domenico Modugno - 'Nel blu dipinto di blu' - 1958 - Italy - 29,483,529

4. Il Volo - 'Grande amore' - 2015 - Italy - 29,193,554

5. Eric Saade - 'Popular' - 2011 - Sweden - 26,001,397

6. Sergey Lazarev - 'You Are the Only One' - 2016 - Russia - 15,201,042

7. Gjon's Tears - 'Tout l'univers' - 2021 - Switzerland - 15,168,213

8. Umberto Tozzi & Raf - 'Gente di mare' - 1987 - Italy - 14,044,911

9. Cesár Sampson - 'Nobody but You' - 2018 - Austria - 13,435,571

10. Carola Häggkvist - 'Främling' - 1983 - Sweden - 12,792,697

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11. Kikki Danielsson - 'Bra vibrationer' - 1985 - Sweden - 9,416,796

12. Jan Johansen - 'Se på mig' - 1995 - Sweden - 7,531,309

13. Sergey Lazarev - 'Scream' - 2019 - Russia - 6,635,969

14. One More Time - 'Den vilda' - 1996 - Sweden - 4,549,289

15. AySel and Arash - 'Always' - 2009 - Azerbaijan - 4,527,481

16. Birthe Kjær - 'Vi maler byen rød' - 1989 - Denmark - 4,308,848

17. Antique - '(I Would) Die for You' - 2001 - Greece - 3,499,907

18. t.A.T.u. - 'Ne ver', ne boysia (Не верь, не бойся)' - 2003 - Russia - 2,654,570

19. Katja Ebstein - 'Wunder gibt es immer wieder' - 1970 - Germany - 2,220,449

20. Paula Seling and Ovi - 'Playing with Fire' - 2010 - Romania - 2,127,124

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21. Hari Mata Hari - 'Lejla' - 2006 - Bosnia and Herzegovina - 2,118,326

22. Cliff Richard - 'Power to All Our Friends' - 1973 - United Kingdom - 2,116,190

23. Kalomira - 'Secret Combination' - 2008 - Greece - 1,939,535

24. Şebnem Paker & Grup Ethnic - 'Dinle' - 1997 - Turkey - 1,821,057

25. Brainstorm - 'My Star' - 2000 - Latvia - 1,602,360

26. Sakis Rouvas - 'Shake It' - 2004 - Greece - 1,554,714

27. Željko Joksimović - 'Nije ljubav stvar (Није љубав ствар)' - 2012 - Serbia - 1,367,639

28. Bravo - 'Lady, Lady' - 1984 - Spain - 698,708

29. Mouth & MacNeal - 'I See a Star' - 1974 - Netherlands - 632,687

30. Sahlene - 'Runaway' - 2002 - Estonia - 600,954

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31. Zlata Ognevich - 'Gravity' - 2013 - Ukraine - 521,883

32. Hot Eyes - 'Ka' du se hva' jeg sa'?' - 1988 - Denmark - 407,556

33. Mary Roos - 'Nur die Liebe läßt uns leben' - 1972 - Germany - 376,199

34. Birthe Wilke & Gustav Winckler - 'Skibet skal sejle i nat' - 1957 - Denmark - 352,784

35. Guy Mardel - 'N'avoue jamais' - 1965 - France - 312,106

36. Isabelle Aubret - 'La source' - 1968 - France - 164,998

37. Wess & Dori Ghezzi - 'Era' - 1975 - Italy - 159,200

38. Serebro - 'Song #1' - 2007 - Russia - 126,710

39. MeKaDo - 'Wir geben 'ne Party' - 1994 - Germany - 64,638

40. Sürpriz - 'Reise nach Jerusalem – Kudüs'e seyahat' - 1999 - Germany - 63,893

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41. Chiara - 'The One That I Love' - 1998 - Malta - 60,561

42. Mary Spiteri - 'Little Child' - 1992 - Malta - 60,177

43. Emilio Pericoli - 'Uno per tutte' - 1963 - Italy - 39,980

44. Anne-Marie David - 'Je suis l'enfant soleil' - 1979 - France - 32,467

45. Jean Philippe - 'Oui, oui, oui, oui' - 1959 - France - 23,207

46. François Deguelt - 'Ce soir-là' - 1960 - Monaco - 8,342

47. Åse Kleveland - 'Intet er nytt under solen' - 1966 - Norway - 7,415




Remaining one of the hot favourites at Eurovision 2014 Sanna's 'Undo' reins supreme as the most popular bronze medallist at Eurovision with over 45 million Spotify streams. Followed closely behind the Moldovan band SunStroke Project’s second stint at Eurovision improving from their 22nd place in a Eurovision grand final in 2010 to third place in 2017, remaining as Moldova’s best placed entry and very popular on Spotify.


It is a nice surprise seeing a 63 year old Eurovision song be the third best ranked third placed Eurovision song on Spotify. Domenico Modugno’s 'Nel blu dipinto di blu' also known as ‘Volare’ became bigger than the contest itself at the time. The song is also recipient of the first Grammy for 'Song of the Year' and 'Record of the Year'. You can read more about the story and legacy of the song in our stand alone article here.



Out of the countries with multiple Eurovision third placed songs, we thought it would be interesting to look at their best song ranked in this list - with countries with three or more third placed positions at Eurovision:

  • France (7 third placed entries) – 35th place - Guy Mardel - 'N'avoue jamais' - 1965 - 312,106 streams

  • Sweden (6 third placed entries) – 1st place - Sanna Nielsen - 'Undo' - 2014 - 45,605,078

  • Germany (5 third placed entries) – 19th place - Katja Ebstein - 'Wunder gibt es immer wieder' - 1970 - 2,220,449

  • Italy (5 third placed entries) – 3rd place - Domenico Modugno - 'Nel blu dipinto di blu' - 1958 - 29,483,529

  • Russia (4 third placed entries) – 6th place - Sergey Lazarev - 'You Are the Only One' - 2016 - 15,201,042

  • Switzerland (4 third placed entries) – 7th place - Gjon's Tears - 'Tout l'univers' - 2021 - 15,168,213

  • Denmark (3 third placed entries) – 16th place - Birthe Kjær - 'Vi maler byen rød' - 1989 - 4,308,848

  • Greece (3 third placed entries) – 17th place - Antique - '(I Would) Die for You' - 2001 - 3,499,907

  • United Kingdom (3 third placed entries) – 22nd place - Cliff Richard - 'Power to All Our Friends' - 1973 - 2,116,190