This afternoon it was revealed that four of the finalists from this years contest are now in the UK Official Top 40 Singles chart with a further seven in the Top 100. One song has made it into the Top 10 but it’s not the winning song or the UK entry
Following on from last weekend’s Grand Final all eyes have turned to the record sales in various territories as the songs of the 2014 show make their sales impressions all over Europe and beyond. This afternoon it’s been revealed that four of this years finalists have now charted on the Official UK Top 40 Singles Chart, with one entry reaching the UK Top 10, but it’s not the UK entry Children of the Universe or winning song Rise like a Phoenix.
In reverse order, new at number 40 is Sanna Nielson‘s Undo, which was third place in last weeks final.
Climbing 10 places to this weeks 23 is Molly with the UK entry 2014 Children of the Universe, which was 17th place in last weeks final.
New at 17 is Conchita Wurst with this years winning song Rise like a Phoenix
And up 82 places to this weeks number 9 it’s Ilse and Waylon aka The Common Linnets with Calm After the Storm, the second place entry in the Copenhagen contest. Not only have they made an impact on the singles chart but their debut album is also a new entry at Number 40 on this week’s official albums chart.
Outside the Top 40, Basim‘s Cliché Love Song is new at Number 46.
Even further out and into the UK Top 100 Iceland’s Pollapönk are at Number 70 with No Prejudice. Coming Home by Malta’s Firelight are at 82 while Switzerland’s entry Hunter of Stars by Sebalter is at 85. Armenia’s Aram MP3 is at 88 with Not Alone. France’s Twin Twin and Moustache is number 89 and Finland reached 93 for Softengine‘s Something Better. Rounding off the Top 100 at number 97 is Norway’s Carl Espen with Silent Storm.
It marks a vintage year with so many entries making it into the UK chart. This shows a great interest in the UK for songs from the 2014 contest and second place entry gaining such a high chart position shows that while Austria was the overall winner of the contest The Netherlands are proving the commercial winners on music sales this year.