Eurovision Songs Make a Record-Breaking Impact on UK Singles Chart

Käärijä performing at Eurovision Song Contest in May 2023
Käärijä performing at Eurovision Song Contest in May 2023. Photo by Jessica Gow/TT/Shutterstock (13912919cn)

This year’s Eurovision Song Contest took place in Liverpool, so it wasn’t a shocker to see its biggest hits surge to the top of the UK Singles Chart. Four Eurovision tracks managed to make it to the top ten in this country, starting with the winning song “Tattoo” by Loreen.

Loreen was just one step away from reaching the top, but she eventually lost a tight race for No. 1 to Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding’s “Miracle”. Debuting at No. 2 is still pretty impressive and this is her new career high, beating the No. 3 debut by her previous Eurovision winner “Euphoria”.

Finish singer Käärijä, who came in second at the Eurovision with his viral hit “Cha Cha Cha”, also made an impact on the chart, hitting the No. 6 spot. Despite her disappointing Eurovision ranking, Mae Muller’s “I Wrote A Song” surged to No. 9, and she was followed by the Norwegian singer Alessandra with “Queen of Kings” at No. 10.

The rest of the UK Singles Chart for this week mostly consists of beloved British acts, including Ed Sheeran’s “Eyes Closed” and Lewis Capaldi’s “Wish You the Best”, but it also features TikTok sensation David Kushner at No. 3 with “Daylight”.