Sweden: Melodifestivalen invades charts

by Benny Royston 72 views

Once again, Melodifestivalen has proved to be a resounding commerical success in Sweden as well as a ratings success for SVT. No fewer than eight songs in this weeks top ten in the Swedish charts are from the Melodifestivalen final. The only two finalists that are not there are Anna Book (15) and Tommy Nilsson (23).

The Ark mirrored their victory by claiming the number one spot on the charts, they are followed by Sebastian at number two, Mans Zelmerlow at three and Sonja Alden at four with Melodifestivalen runner up, Andreas Johnson at number five. The highest non-Meldoifestivalen song is Varsta Schlagern (Worst/total Schlager) at number eight, a mickey-taking song by 2005 and 2006 finalist, Linda Bengtzing and Markoolio (you can see the video below). All songs can be purchased via cdon.com here.

Melodifestivalen 2007 songs in the Swedish Top 50
01 The Ark, The Worrying Kind
02 Sebastian, When the night comes falling
03 Mans Zelmerlow, Cara Mia
04 Sonja Alden, For att du finns
05 Andreas Johnson, A little bit of love
06 Marie Lindberg, Trying to recall
07 Sarah Dawn Finer, I remember love
09 Magnus Carlsson, Live forever
10 Sanna Nielsen, Vagar du, vagar jag
11 Magnus Uggla, For kung och forsterland
12 Jimmy Jansson, Amanda
14 Nanne Gronvall, Jag master kyssa dej
15 Anna Book, Samba Sambero
16 After Dark, (Ah) nar ni tar saken i egna hander
18 Uno & Irma, Godmorgon
21 Missmatch, Drop dead
22 Cosmo4, What's your name?
23 Tommy Nilsson, Jag tror pa manniskan
26 Jessica Andersson, Kom
34 The Attic feat. Therese, Arrival
41 Elin Lanto, Money

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Linda Bengtzing and Markoolio-Varsta Schlagern video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XDPkS3n8Mo

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