Four Eurovision 2023 songs make their way into the UK Top 10
For the first time in history, four Eurovision songs have simultaneously entered the Top 10 of the official United Kingdom’s Singles Chart!
The interest is undoubtedly coming from the two week extravaganza that was Eurovision 2023 on home soil for Brits in Liverpool, but this also feels like it marks a turning point. Eurovision has been slow to evolve in the UK from its old reputation as a camp spectacle and into a competition that turns out legitimate radio friendly hits.
Unsurprisingly, the Contest’s winner Loreen tops the list of Eurovision entries, at 2nd. Of note, Euphoria managed a peak of number 3 on the charts back in 2012, so the success of Tattoo is incredible. She was quoted by Official Charts as saying:
“I’m absolutely overwhelmed by all the love and support that I’m receiving right now, especially from my UK friends that’ve been with me since day one. The UK’s become my second home, and to receive a new peak there with Tattoo means the world to me. Thank you for being a part of the journey. Together, we’ve created history.”
Not far behind at 6th on the Top 10 list is Finnish fan favourite Käärijä who is elated to make the list, one day ahead of his Helsinki concert:
“This feels amazing. I’m just a normal guy from Finland! […] I made a song and people love it, I’m very grateful for that. Making it to the UK Top 10 is just crazy. I know it’s not easy to get there, especially with a Finnish song. To all my UK fans, I want to say thank you for all your love and support. I hope I can come back someday and do my own show there!”
The home entry I Wrote A Song had already been the first British Eurovision song to debut inside the Top 40 in over a decade (the last was Blue’s I Can in 2011), and now Mae Muller has made the single the first Top 10 of her career. Mae was ecstatic when she heard the news, and this is how she reacted:
“We’ve only gone and bloody done it – Top 10 in the Official Singles Chart with I Wrote A Song! […] Thank you so much for all the support, I cannot thank you guys enough. It could not have happened without you, without the UK getting behind me. It’s been a weird couple of days, but this has just been such an amazing end to my Eurovision journey. I’m so, so grateful. […] My first Top 10! This is a big deal, I can’t lie. It’s just the beginning. I love you so much!”
Lastly, Alessandra‘s Queen of Kings made it to 10th place on the singles chart – fitting given her podium finish for Norway in the popular vote in Liverpool.
You can check out the Eurovision Grand Final performances of the four songs topping the United Kingdom’s Singles Chart below:
2. Loreen – Tattoo
6. Käärijä – Cha Cha Cha
🇬🇧 9. Mae Muller – I Wrote A Song
🇳🇴 10. Alessandra – Queen of Kings