• Kyriakos Tsinivits

Eurovision winning songs ranked by Spotify streams



Out of the 67 Eurovision winning songs, 66 of them can be streamed on Spotify in Australia.


It's not too long now until we have our 68th Eurovision winning song. Before the Eurovision 2021 winner is announced we thought we would have a look and see how the Eurovision winning songs stack up against each other based on Spotify streams, so 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 May 21:


1. Duncan Laurence - 'Arcade' - 2019 - The Netherlands - 365,116,662 total streams

2. Loreen - 'Euphoria' - 2012 - Sweden - 162,715,587

3. ABBA - 'Waterloo' - 1974 - Sweden - 127,504,074

4. Måns Zelmerlöw - 'Heroes' - 2015 - Sweden - 126,570,065

5. Netta - 'Toy' - 2018 - Israel - 80,608,312

6. Alexander Rybak - 'Fairytale' - 2009 - Norway - 50,029,070

7. Lena - 'Satellite' - 2010 - Germany - 49,236,026

8. Emmelie de Forest - 'Only Teardrops' - 2013 - Denmark - 38,805,707

9. Salvador Sobral - 'Amar pelos dois' - 2017 - Portugal - 23,573,813

10. Johnny Logan - 'Hold Me Now' - 1987 - Ireland - 22,698,120 _______

11. Secret Garden - 'Nocturne' - 1995 - Norway - 22,073,663

12. Carola - 'Fångad av en stormvind' - 1991 - Sweden - 20,913,405

13. France Gall - 'Poupée de cire, poupée de son' - 1965 - Luxembourg - 18,641,311

14. Conchita Wurst - 'Rise Like a Phoenix' - 2014 - Austria - 18,546,978

15. Helena Paparizou - 'My Number One' - 2005 - Greece - 13,348,9,64

16. Bucks Fizz - 'Making Your Mind Up' - 1981 - United Kingdom - 11,899,826

17. Jamala - '1944' - 2016 - Ukraine - 11,381,220

18. Herreys - 'Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley' - 1984 - Sweden - 10,197,831

19. Sertab Erener - 'Every Way That I Can' - 2003 - Turkey - 10,074,414

20. Katrina and the Waves - 'Love Shine a Light' - 1997 - United Kingdom - 9,357,254

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21. Ruslana - 'Wild Dances' - 2004 - Ukraine - 9,235,164

22. Lordi - 'Hard Rock Hallelujah' - 2006 - Finland - 6,809,966

23. Sandra Kim - 'J'aime la vie' - 1986 - Belgium - 6,578,535

24. Brotherhood of Man - 'Save Your Kisses for Me' - 1976 - United Kingdom - 6,196,809

25. Johnny Logan - 'What's Another Year' - 1980 - Ireland - 5,913,388

26. Bobbysocks! - 'La det swinge' - 1985 - Norway - 5,583,631

27. Vicky Leandros - 'Après toi' - 1972 - Luxembourg - 5,404,794

28. Gigliola Cinquetti - 'Non ho l'età' - 1964 - Italy - 5,388,725

29. Toto Cutugno - 'Insieme: 1992' - 1990 - Italy - 4,991,887

30. Sandie Shaw - 'Puppet on a String' - 1967 - United Kingdom - 4,898,869

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31. Marija Šerifović - 'Molitva' - 2007 - Serbia - 4,844,396

32. Céline Dion - 'Ne partez pas sans moi' - 1988 - Switzerland - 4,531,409

33. Charlotte Nilsson - 'Take Me to Your Heaven' - 1999 - Sweden - 4,390,790

34. Nicole - 'Ein bißchen Frieden' - 1982 - Germany - 4,217,388

35. Ell and Nikki - 'Running Scared' - 2011 - Azerbaijan - 3,822,168

36. Teach-In - 'Ding-a-dong' - 1975 - The Netherlands - 3,649,432

37. Udo Jürgens - 'Merci, Chérie' - 1966 - Austria - 3,080,673

38. Marie Myriam - 'L'oiseau et l'enfant' - 1977 - France - 3,026,146

39. Olsen Brothers - 'Fly on the Wings of Love' - 2000 - Denmark - 2,079,848

40. Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann - 'Dansevise' - 1963 - Denmark - 1,695,795

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41. Massiel - 'La, la, la' - 1968 - Spain - 1,690,111

42. Dana - 'All Kinds of Everything' - 1970 - Ireland - 1,572,482

43. Lulu - 'Boom Bang-a-Bang' - 1969 - United Kingdom - 1,487,636

44. Dana International - 'Diva' - 1998 - Israel - 1,459,587

45. Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan - 'Rock 'n' Roll Kids' - 1994 - Ireland - 1,148,927

46. Anne-Marie David - 'Tu te reconnaîtras' - 1973 - Luxembourg - 1,010,110

47. Salomé - 'Vivo cantando' - 1969 - Spain - 987,972

48. Corinne Hermès - 'Si la vie est cadeau' - 1983 - Luxembourg - 806,115

49. Dima Bilan - 'Believe' - 2008 - Russia - 782,050

50. Milk and Honey - 'Hallelujah' - 1979 - Israel - 726,895

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51. Linda Martin - 'Why Me' - 1992 - Ireland - 683,895

52. Frida Boccara - 'Un jour, un enfant' - 1969 - France - 659,788

53. Marie N - 'I Wanna' - 2002 - Latvia - 585,051

54. Séverine - 'Un banc, un arbre, une rue' - 1971 - Monaco - 561,408

55. Teddy Scholten - 'Een beetje' - 1959 - Netherlands - 446,751

56. Jean-Claude Pascal - 'Nous les amoureux' - 1961 - Luxembourg - 437,809

57. Riva - 'Rock Me' - 1989 - Yugoslavia - 362,561

58. Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta - 'A-Ba-Ni-Bi' - 1978 - Israel - 295,054

59. Jacqueline Boyer - 'Tom Pillibi' - 1960 - France - 260,020

60. Isabelle Aubret - 'Un premier amour' - 1962 - France - 220,555

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61. André Claveau - 'Dors, mon amour' - 1958 - France - 202,880

62. Eimear Quinn - 'The Voice' - 1996 - Ireland - 189,291

63. Lenny Kuhr - 'De troubadour' - 1969 - The Netherlands - 145,799

64. Corry Brokken - 'Net als toen' - 1957 - The Netherlands - 99,811

65. Lys Assia - 'Refrain' - 1956 - Switzerland - 49,397

66. Niamh Kavanagh - 'In Your Eyes' - 1993 - Ireland - 13,106

It comes at no surprise that ‘Arcade’ is the most streamed song on Spotify! The song regained a resurgence over the last year thanks to TikTok and it is not too far from passing 400 million stream milestone.

As expected the more recent Eurovision winning songs have been played more, with seven Eurovision winning songs from the 2010’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 13th place with over 18 million play counts.

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) - 10th place - Johnny Logan - 'Hold Me Now' - 1987 - 22,698,120 streams

  • Sweden (6 victories) - 2nd place - Loreen - 'Euphoria' - 2012 - 162,715,587

  • France (5 victories) - 38th place - Marie Myriam - 'L'oiseau et l'enfant' - 1977 - 3,026,146

  • Luxembourg (5 victories) - 14th place - France Gall - 'Poupée de cire, poupée de son' - 1965 - 18,641,311

  • United Kingdom (5 victories) - 16th place Bucks Fizz - 'Making Your Mind Up' - 1981 - 11,899,826

  • Israel (4 victories) - 5th place - Netta - 'Toy' - 2018 - 80,608,312

  • Netherlands (4 victories) - 1st place - Duncan Laurence - 'Arcade' - 2019 - 365,116,662

  • Denmark (3 victories) - 8th place - Emmelie de Forest - 'Only Teardrops' - 2013 - 38,805,707

  • Norway (3 victories) - 6th place - Alexander Rybak - 'Fairytale' - 2009 - 50,029,070



Original article published on 23 September 2020.


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