Rybak's Fairytale most downloaded Eurovision winner

by Stella Floras 90 views

Alexander Rybak's 2009 Eurovision Song Contest winning song Fairytale is the most dowloaded Eurovision winner according to the official Nokia Ovi Music chart followed by legendary Waterloo and Finnish Hard Rock Hallelujah in third place.

The Nokia Ovi Eurovision winner chart of the last decade features a nice mix of older as well as more recent winning songs the oldest one being the 1967 winner, Puppet on a string by Sandie Shaw. Only 50% of the entries actually come from the last decade, among them the Finnish, Russian, Greek, Ukrainian and Danish winners. The chart leads Alexander Rybak and his Fairytale.

Nokia Ovi Music Top Ten Most Dowloaded Eurovision Winners

1. Alexander Rybak- Fairytale (Norway 2009)

2. ABBA- Waterloo (Sweden 1974)

3. Lordi- Hard Rock Hallelujah (Finland 2006)

4. Dima Bilan- Believe (Russia 2008)

5. Bucks Fizz – Making your mind up (UK 1981)

6. Helena Paparizou- My number one (Greece 2005)

7. Johnny Logan- Hold me now (Ireland 1980)

8. Ruslana- Wild dances (Ukraine 2004)

9. Sandie Shaw- Puppet on a string (United Kingdom 1967)

10. Olsen Brothers- Fly on the wings of love (Denmark 2000)

Fairytale is quite an outstanding Eurovision winner holding an impressive number of records so far. In Melodi Grand Prix 2009, Fairytale received over 600.000 votes more than the runner up Tone Damli Aaberge's Butterlies achieving the biggest victory of all time in the contest. In Moscow, Fairytale achieved another record getting most points than any other winner in the history of the contest and most 12 point sets too.

Special thanks to Tohoshinki for the information.

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined esctoday.com in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.

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