UK: The new Sweden?

by Benny Royston 88 views

The United Kingdom official charts could be in for a revolution this Sunday, with 8 of this year's 42 Eurovision Song Contest songs making an assault on the United Kingdom's official chart. The official Eurovision Song Contest CD sales are up over 350% and sitting in 13th place on the album chart. With increasing commerical success of Eurovision Song Contest entries on this scale, British fans may soon be able to claim that their chart looks more Swedish than traditionally British!

Scooch lead the charge, at the number 8 spot on the chart which since earlier this year counts downloads equally alongside hard copy sales. This could actually be a problem for Scooch, who would be at number one if the chart still only counted hard copy CD sales! In the official midweek chart, Scooch are ahead of the singles by Akon and the collaboration between international icons, Beyonce & Shakira!

Coming up close behind the British act is Verka Serduchka, who sits at number 20 on the chart, and without a hard copy release, all sales come from legal downloads. On the download only Chart, the Ukrainian star would be up in 13th place!

The Eurovision Song Contest entries from Russia, Greece, Sweden, Serbia, Finland and France have all made it onto the official midweek chart top 100, and Eurovision Song Contest fans can help push them into the top 40 by Sunday by downloading the tracks legally via itunes, hmv or other included reputable sites.

The full midweek positions for Eurovision Song Contest entries in the United Kingdom charts:

08 Scooch (United Kingdom)
20 Verka Serduchka (Ukraine)
66 Serebro (Russia)
76 Sarbel (Greece)
77 Ark (Sweden)
78 Marija Serifovic (Serbia)
80 Hanna (Finland)
97 Les Fatals Picards (France)

Click here to purchase your legal copies of the songs and help the Eurovision Song Contest entrants break into the UK top 40 here. (You need to have itunes installed).

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