Spotify Rankings: Australia's Eurovision and National Final Songs
In October last year we took a look at Australia’s Top 10 most streamed Eurovision and National Final songs of all time on Spotify.
Now almost 12 months later, and with ten new songs in the mix, we decided to check in again and see what are the Top 20 rankings look like now:
Here's the Top 20 with last year's position in brackets (Top 10 only)
1 (1) 'Sound of Silence' - Dami Im – Eurovision 2016 - 17,067,108
2 (2) 'Tonight Again' – Guy Sebastian – Eurovision 2015 - 15,842,402
3 (3) 'Don’t Come Easy' – Isaiah Firebrace – Eurovision 2017 - 13,297,554
4 (4) 'We Got Love' – Jessica Mauboy - Eurovision 2018 - 10,564,724
5 (5) 'On My Way' – Sheppard – Australia Decides 2019 – 10,019,684
6 (6) 'Zero Gravity' - Kate Miller-Heidke – Eurovision 2019 - 7,057,018
7 (New Entry) 'Don’t Break Me' – Montaigne – Eurovision 2020 - 2,339,992
8 (7) '2000 and Whatever' – Electric Fields – Australia Decides 2019 – 902,537
9 (8) 'Fight for Love' – Courtney Act – Australia Decides 2019 - 690,530
10 (9) 'To Myself' – Alfie Arcuri - Australia Decides 2019 - 478,088
11 (10) 'Dust' - Aydan - Australia Decides 2019 - 341,362
12 'Raw Stuff' - Didirri – Australia Decides 2020 – 286,407
13 'Sea of Flags'* – Jessica Mauboy – Eurovision Interval Act 2014 - 271,710
14 'I Am King I Am Queen' - Jack Vidgen - Australia Decides 2020 – 250,131
15 'Rabbit Hole' - Jaguar Jonze – Australia Decides 2020 – 215,019
16 'Lessons of Love' - Vanessa Amorosi – Australia Decides 2020 – 111,804
17 'Set Me Free' - Leea Nanos – Australia Decides 2019 – 81,445
18 'Pushing Stars' - Jordan-Ravi – Australia Decides 2020 – 76,008
19 'Together' - Mitch Tambo – Australia Decides 2020 – 74,550
20 'Proud' - Casey Donovan – Australia Decides 2020 – 60,495
*Not a competitive song but a song that represented Australia on the Eurovision stage during the semi final in 2014
2016 contest runner-up Dami Im remains in the lead with just over 17 million streams of 'Sound of Silence'. It continues to be her most streamed song on the platform.
The only new entry to the Top 10 is Montaigne's would-be 2020 Australian entry 'Don't Break Me'. The song, which was released on 31 January this year jumps straight in at Number 7 with over 2.3 million streams in just eight months. No doubt this figure would have been higher if the contest had gone ahead.
Songs that have made it all the way to Eurovision naturally dominate the top of the list but one notable exception is Sheppard. Their third-place getting 2019 Australia Decides entry 'On My Way' sits in fifth place, one position higher than eventual winner and Eurovision entrant 'Zero Gravity'. It has also had the most amount of streams in the last 12 months at just under 5 million, so is likely to go further up the chart this time next yar. This is likely due to the large domestic and international fan base of the band, with the song even reaching the charts in Belgium.
After 'Don't Break Me', Didirri's 'Raw Stuff' is the highest streamed Australia Decides 2020 song. Whilst only finishing fourth in the national final, he has a large following of Triple J listeners that have obviously made the song one of their streaming favourites.
Surprisingly, this year's Australia Decides televote winner Casey Donovan only scraped in to The Top 20 in 20th place with just over 60,000 streams of 'Proud'. This perhaps indicates that many of her votes came from the live performance, and fans of Casey rather than the song itself, or perhaps that 'Proud' fans are of an older demographic who are less likely to use streaming services.
Regardless of where the songs rank, their exposure through Eurovision or Australia Decides has helped promote these fantastic artists to new markets in Australia and the World, something we look forward to in future years.