Last month, the Italian rock group became the first Eurovision winner since Mans Zelmerlow in 2015 to enter the Top 40 of the official singles rankings the week following the contest with their winning song Zitti e buoni, which climaxed at number 17.
And while ‘One Week and Out’ may be the arc of history for many Eurovision Song Contests, this is not the case for Måneskin who also captured the hearts of British audiences with another song, I Wanna Be Your Slave.
Thanks in part to a huge boost from TikTok, I Wanna Be Your Slave aired 7.96 million times, leading it to rank No.7 in the latest official chart, making Måneskin the first act of Eurovision Song Contest in seven years to enter the Top 10, and the first winners to do so in new years.
Additionally, Måneskin is the first winner to enter the Top 10 with a non-contest single in 19 years, since 1988 winner Celine Dion and her 2002 hit A New Day Has Come.
“This year’s Eurovision Song Contest received praise from many observers who celebrated the quality of the 2021 contest entrants,” said Martin Talbot, Managing Director of Official Charts. “The fact that UK music fans sent Måneskin into the official Top 10 Singles this week (the first winners in nine years to do so) underscores this point and indicates that Eurovision is a powerful platform for launching international artists in 2021. “
Eurovision Song Contest Executive Supervisor Martin Österdahl comments: “We are delighted to see Måneskin so successful after his appearance in Rotterdam. Their popularity proves how such a huge springboard the Eurovision Song Contest is and highlights the quality of the acts and songs that take part in it. “
Who does Måneskin follow in his footsteps as he enters the official Top 10 in the Singles Rankings? Here is a look at the last three acts that succeeded in achieving this rare feat.
Prior to Måneskin, the last Eurovision contestants to score an official UK Top 10 single were The Common Linnets… and they didn’t even win!
Since Anouk’s entry into progressive rock in 2013, the Netherlands have seen serious form, sending out-of-the-box entries that resonated with fans across the continent, which of course culminated in with Duncan Laurence winning in 2019 with Arcade, who himself entered the official Singles Top 40 for the first time in 2021 thanks to TikTok.
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Inspired and impressed by Anouk’s approach the year before, when famous Dutch pop / country singer Ilse DeLange was approached to participate in 2014, all previous reservations she had had had evaporated. Ilse – who had 11 number 1 albums in Holland – was just starting her new Americana project The Common Linnets and she, alongside country artist Waylon, represented their country.
While their song Calm After The Storm finished second behind Conchita Wurst’s Rise Like A Phoenix, The Common Linnets had the final say on the official chart, entering at number 9 and surpassing Conchita who debuted at number 17. As Best of all, their self-titled album also entered the official album chart at number 40.
In 2012, arguably Eurovision’s biggest song, Euphoria de Loreen, was the winner, an entry that really overturned the perception that the contest shouldn’t be taken seriously. Euphoria was a contemporary and captivating track sung by Loreen and her powerful voice that stopped Europe in its tracks.
The result was a number 3 entry on the UK’s official singles chart for fascinating Swedish talent, making Euphoria the highest ESC song in the UK for the past two decades.
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Norwegian Alexander Rybak is somewhat of a modern day trailblazer, becoming the first international Eurovision songwriter to enter the elite of the official charts in 22 years when his winning song Fairytale peaked at number 10 in 2009. Not since. that Johnny Logan’s Hold Me Now from 1987 had a single from a foreign Eurovision songwriter hit the Top 10. The power of a violin and a glint in the eye!
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