A Dal traditionally became one of the most watched shows of the year in Hungary, with up to three million people tuning in to watch a single show. It is a great platform for singers to reach a wide audience, get their songs played in all of the radio stations in Hungary, and promote themselves and their music not just in Hungary but abroad as well.
It is unusual to find A Dal entries in the charts before the winner is known. However, as the Final is in a few days time, we decided to take a look at the charts, and see whether any songs are already placed in the top 40 of the official Hungarian music charts.
When looking at A Dal in general, the edition from last year was the weakest one when it comes to the official Hungarian charts, as only one song has made it to the top 40. That was Boggie with her song “Wars For Nothing”, which reached 16th place in the singles top 40 after the Grand Final of A Dal, and before the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, while the compilation of the 30 songs reached number 1 in the album charts.
This year’s A Dal seems to be giving us lots of hits, as four songs have already reached the top 40 charts before the Final! When looking at the singles top 40, one of the hot favorites to win A Dal, Freddie and his song “Pioneer” has reached the 14th place (3rd place if we only take Hungarian acts into account), Petruska with “Trouble In My Mind” is currently in 39th place (11th if we only take Hungarian acts into account), while Passed with “Driftin'”, even though they haven’t reached the Final of A Dal 2016 – they are in 40th (12th if we only take Hungarian acts into account). Kállay Saunders Band and their song “We Are” are placed 9th in the Radio Top 40 (5th if we only take Hungarian acts into account), while the compilation A Dal 2016 of this year’s 30 songs is currently in third place in the album charts.
Don’t forget that you still have a chance to win a very unique copy of the A Dal 2016 CD, signed by the artists, in our raffle! Check out this page for all the details about how to enter!
Also, you can still cast your vote for your favorite of the eight finalists in our poll! If you haven’t done it so far, you can do it right here: