• Olivia Martin

Top 10 most streamed Eurovision songs of all time on Spotify



Whilst the Eurovision Song Contest provides the platform to let songs from all over the world rise to fame, there are a select few from its 66 year history that have reached big milestones.


Today we look at the top 10 most streamed Eurovision songs of all time on Spotify. This group of songs is littered with iconic victors of the Contest's past, alongside some dark horses throughout the years.


These Eurovision hits, with 100 million plus streams, include a variety of songs in English and non-English languages to various music styles from acoustic to electro pop. Let's investigate the members of this elite club (as of the 29 August 2022):


10. Mahmood and Blanco - 'Brividi' - Italy (2022) 109,136,524 streams


'Brividi' is a stunning heartfelt ballad, by two highly popular artists within Italy, that show off their harmonies, filled to the top with strong emotion. This is the first of multiple entries sung in Italian to reach our top 10 and is a trend showing the rising popularity of music within languages other than English. Whether or not you understand the lyrics, it's hard not to miss the passion expressed by the duet.


9. Rosa Linn - 'Snap' - Armenia (2022) 112,563,832 streams


In a surprise comeback from this songs 20th place in the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, with 61 points in the Grand Final, this gentle heartbreak anthem has 'snapped' up an exclusive position. The song rose to fame after Eurovision on TikTok and Rosa Linn was quick to fuel the new flock of adoration for the song by creating multiple other versions in her 'Snap Pack'. The EP includes various versions of the song from slowed down, sped up, remixes with other artists, acoustic, and the much loved original.


8. Daði Freyr - 'Think About Things' - Iceland (2020) 119,174,796 streams


The song unfortunately missed the chance to be performed live due to the cancellation of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest, and yet this song has refused to fade into the past.


The Icelandic group of family and friends, Daði & Gagnamagnið, and their song 'Think About Things', were the Icelandic Eurovision entry for 2020. The song is memorable for its quirky choreography, iconic sweatshirts and one of a kind instruments. The song is even further cemented into pop culture, as it joined the new song additions to Just Dance.


7. Måns Zelmerlöw - 'Heroes' - Sweden (2015) 142,228,248 streams


The winning song of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest continues to steadily climb in streaming numbers despite seven years since its release. Måns Zelmerlöw, is a rather iconic face within the 2010s era of Eurovision, with his creative interactions with the LED backgrounds and his beloved hosting of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest with Petra Mede, the song, 'Heroes', has come up again and again. In addition 'Heroes' was performed at the Contest in 2019 by Eurovision 2014 winner Conchita Wurst and at the 2021 Contest by Måns himself.


6. Loreen - 'Euphoria' - Sweden (2012) 195,561,294 streams*


The 2012 victory from Sweden remains a popular fan favourite, with its strong electro pop influences. The song is officially ten years old and 'Euphoria' remains Loreen's most well known songs. Loreen has not slowed down, continually releasing high quality songs. She released 'Neon Lights' on the ten year anniversary of her 2012 victory. She also continues to release songs in both Swedish and English.


5. ABBA - 'Waterloo' - Sweden (1974) 196,599,874 streams


By far one of the most well known Eurovision songs, 'Waterloo' won the Contest in 1974, beating out 16 other artists, including Olivia Newton John, who represented the United Kingdom. The fame of ABBA has truly been unrivalled by any other Eurovision artist, with the band becoming a household name around the globe.


4. Alexander Rybak - 'Fairytale' - Norway (2009) 206,635,644 streams


'Fairytale' by Alexander Rybak from Norway recently gained a resurgence of streaming numbers on Spotify, due to the song skyrocketing in popularity on social media, prominently on TikTok and Instagram. Rybak returned to the Contest in 2018 once again representing Norway, however his 2009 entry will forever be cemented in the hearts of Eurovision fans. With its memorable violin and catchy chorus, it's no wonder it has remained a fan favourite over the past 13 years.


3. Mahmood - 'Soldi' - Italy (2019) 207,069,063 streams


The second song from Italy in our list once again includes the artist, Mahmood. 'Soldi' was Mahmood's first Eurovision experience and whilst it came second in the Contest it skyrocketed in popularity across Europe. The song is sung predominantly in Italian with a line in Arabic, connecting to the artist's Egyptian heritage from his father's side. The R&B song paired with the simplistic chorus 'clap' makes it easy to loop in your mind for days on end.


2. Måneskin - 'Zitti E Buoni' - Italy (2021) 334,421,111 streams


'Zitti E Buoni' by Måneskin is one of the few successful rock songs at Eurovision. The success of the song can be attributed to the eye catching charm of the band. After Eurovision their cover of Frankie Valli's 'Beggin'' catapulted them into huge success across the world. The Italian superstars have gone on to open for artist like the Rolling Stones, perform at Coachella and gain over 22 million monthly listeners on Spotify.


1. Duncan Laurence - 'Arcade' - The Netherlands (2019) 784,056,184 streams


And finally, with a landslide, Duncan Laurence's 'Arcade' comes in with the number one most streamed on Spotify by almost 450 million streams above the 2021 winning song. The song won for the Netherlands in 2019 and years later it saw a resurgence on TikTok, climbing music charts around the world.


*includes both album and single versions of the song


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