• Kyriakos Tsinivits

Eurovision winning songs ranked by Spotify streams



Out of the 68 Eurovision winning songs, 67 of them can be streamed on Spotify in Australia.


It has been nearly three months since the Eurovision 2021 winners, Måneskin from Italy, were crowned!


Today we take a look and see how the Eurovision winning songs stack up against each other based on Spotify streams, so we have pulled together full rankings.


Only one Eurovision winning song isn't on Spotify in Australia. It is the 2001 Eurovision winning song ‘Everybody’ by Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL.

This ranking of Spotify streams were collated as of August 4, 2021:


1. Duncan Laurence - 'Arcade' - 2019 - The Netherlands - 472,559,699 total streams

2. Måneskin - 'Zitti e buoni' - 2021 - Italy - 181,195,400

3. Loreen - 'Euphoria' - 2012 - Sweden - 168,935,870

4. ABBA - 'Waterloo' - 1974 - Sweden - 138,060,659

5. Måns Zelmerlöw - 'Heroes' - 2015 - Sweden - 130,871,168

6. Netta - 'Toy' - 2018 - Israel - 83,769,111

7. Alexander Rybak - 'Fairytale' - 2009 - Norway - 79,460,059

8. Lena - 'Satellite' - 2010 - Germany - 52,347,202

9. Lordi - 'Hard Rock Hallelujah' - 2006 - Finland - 44,747,742

10. Emmelie de Forest - 'Only Teardrops' - 2013 - Denmark - 40,233,692

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11. Salvador Sobral - 'Amar pelos dois' - 2017 - Portugal - 24,709,376

12. Johnny Logan - 'Hold Me Now' - 1987 - Ireland - 24,384,253

13. Secret Garden - 'Nocturne' - 1995 - Norway - 22,588,283

14. Carola - 'Fångad av en stormvind' - 1991 - Sweden - 22,109,099

15. France Gall - 'Poupée de cire, poupée de son' - 1965 - Luxembourg - 19,757,271

16. Conchita Wurst - 'Rise Like a Phoenix' - 2014 - Austria - 19,532,974

17. Helena Paparizou - 'My Number One' - 2005 - Greece - 14763725

18. Olsen Brothers - 'Fly on the Wings of Love' - 2000 - Denmark - 13356100

19. Bucks Fizz - 'Making Your Mind Up' - 1981 - United Kingdom - 12,924,904

20. Jamala - '1944' - 2016 - Ukraine - 12,059,957

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21. Katrina and the Waves - 'Love Shine a Light' - 1997 - United Kingdom - 11,689,524

22. Sertab Erener - 'Every Way That I Can' - 2003 - Turkey - 11,140,466

23. Herreys - 'Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley' - 1984 - Sweden - 10,915,171

24. Ruslana - 'Wild Dances' - 2004 - Ukraine - 10,001,137

25. Sandra Kim - 'J'aime la vie' - 1986 - Belgium - 7,228,192

26. Brotherhood of Man - 'Save Your Kisses for Me' - 1976 - United Kingdom - 6,710,697

27. Johnny Logan - 'What's Another Year' - 1980 - Ireland - 6,433,623

28. Vicky Leandros - 'Après toi' - 1972 - Luxembourg - 6,256,251

29. Bobbysocks! - 'La det swinge' - 1985 - Norway - 5,992,153

30. Gigliola Cinquetti - 'Non ho l'età' - 1964 - Italy - 5,907,248

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31. Toto Cutugno - 'Insieme: 1992' - 1990 - Italy - 5,583,035

32. Sandie Shaw - 'Puppet on a String' - 1967 - United Kingdom - 5,340,317

33. Marija Šerifović - 'Molitva' - 2007 - Serbia - 5,300,186

34. Céline Dion - 'Ne partez pas sans moi' - 1988 - Switzerland - 4,905,271

35. Charlotte Nilsson - 'Take Me to Your Heaven' - 1999 - Sweden - 4,737,384

36. Nicole - 'Ein bißchen Frieden' - 1982 - Germany - 4,662,690

37. Teach-In - 'Ding-a-dong' - 1975 - Netherlands - 4,217,793

38. Ell and Nikki - 'Running Scared' - 2011 - Azerbaijan - 4,054,101

39. Marie Myriam - 'L'oiseau et l'enfant' - 1977 - France - 3,455,103

40. Udo Jürgens - 'Merci, Chérie' - 1966 - Austria - 3,294,198

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41. Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann - 'Dansevise' - 1963 - Denmark - 1,796,637

42. Massiel - 'La, la, la' - 1968 - Spain - 1,791,413

43. Dana International - 'Diva' - 1998 - Israel - 1,744,236

44. Dana - 'All Kinds of Everything' - 1970 - Ireland - 1,717,386

45. Lulu - 'Boom Bang-a-Bang' - 1969 - United Kingdom - 1,591,025

46. Milk and Honey - 'Hallelujah' - 1979 - Israel - 1,351,299

47. Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan - 'Rock 'n' Roll Kids' - 1994 - Ireland - 1,275,160

48. Salomé - 'Vivo cantando' - 1969 - Spain - 1,056,140

49. Anne-Marie David - 'Tu te reconnaîtras' - 1973 - Luxembourg - 949,638

50. Dima Bilan - 'Believe' - 2008 - Russia - 936,774

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51. Corinne Hermès - 'Si la vie est cadeau' - 1983 - Luxembourg - 877,967

52. Linda Martin - 'Why Me' - 1992 - Ireland - 750,141

53. Frida Boccara - 'Un jour, un enfant' - 1969 - France - 727,411

54. Marie N - 'I Wanna' - 2002 - Latvia - 662,293

55. Séverine - 'Un banc, un arbre, une rue' - 1971 - Monaco - 628,804

56. Jean-Claude Pascal - 'Nous les amoureux' - 1961 - Luxembourg - 506,254

57. Teddy Scholten - 'Een beetje' - 1959 - Netherlands - 489,728

58. Riva - 'Rock Me' - 1989 - Yugoslavia - 417,406

59. Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta - 'A-Ba-Ni-Bi' - 1978 - Israel - 344,265

60. Jacqueline Boyer - 'Tom Pillibi' - 1960 - France - 293,227

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61. Eimear Quinn - 'The Voice' - 1996 - Ireland - 264,416

62. Isabelle Aubret - 'Un premier amour' - 1962 - France - 254,978

63. Lys Assia - 'Refrain' - 1956 - Switzerland - 250,674

64. André Claveau - 'Dors, mon amour' - 1958 - France - 230,513

65. Lenny Kuhr - 'De troubadour' - 1969 - Netherlands - 179,585

66. Corry Brokken - 'Net als toen' - 1957 - Netherlands - 107,842

67. Niamh Kavanagh - 'In Your Eyes' - 1993 - Ireland - 14,895


It comes at no surprise that ‘Arcade’ is the most streamed song on Spotify! The song regained a resurgence over 2020 and 2021 thanks to TikTok and it is not too far from passing 500 million stream milestone for the original version of the song. If you were to also collate the ‘Arcade’ duet of Duncan Laurence with FLETCHER and the acoustic version ‘Arcade’ together with the original version the Eurovision 2019 winning song has amassed over 546 million streams on Spotify!!


'Arcade' is also currently climbing the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, edging closer to the Top 50.


As expected this years Eurovision winner makes its debut in our list at No. 2. 'Zitti e buoni’. Gaining huge streaming numbers when Måneskin competed at Sanremo 2021 and skyrocketed after their win. The surge of streams on Spotify continued after their Eurovision win. Italy’s latest Eurovision winning song will surpass 200 million streams before the end of the year.

The more recent Eurovision winning songs have been played the most, with seven Eurovision winning songs from the 2010 and 2020’s’s making the top 10.



The oldest Eurovision winning song with the highest ranking is 'Poupée de cire, poupée de son’ from 1965 reaching the top 20 in 15th place with over 19 million streams.


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

  • Ireland (7 victories) - 12th place - Johnny Logan - 'Hold Me Now' - 1987 - 24,384,253 streams

  • Sweden (6 victories) - 3rd place - Loreen - 'Euphoria' - 2012 - 168,935,870

  • France (5 victories) - 39th place - Marie Myriam - 'L'oiseau et l'enfant' - 1977 - 3,455,103

  • Luxembourg (5 victories) - 15th place - France Gall - 'Poupée de cire, poupée de son' - 1965 - 19,757,271

  • United Kingdom (5 victories) - 19th place Bucks Fizz - 'Making Your Mind Up' - 1981 - 12,924,904

  • Netherlands (5 victories) - 1st place - Duncan Laurence - 'Arcade' - 2019 - 472,559,699

  • Israel (4 victories) - 6th place - Netta - 'Toy' - 2018 - 83,769,111

  • Denmark (3 victories) - 10th place - Emmelie de Forest - 'Only Teardrops' - 2013 - 40,233,692

  • Italy (3 victories) - 2nd place - Måneskin - 'Zitti e buoni' - 2021 - 181,195,400

  • Norway (3 victories) - 7th place - Alexander Rybak - 'Fairytale' - 2009 - 79,460,059



Original article published on 23 September 2020.


Check out our Eurovision runner up songs ranking by Spotify streams article here.