Eurovision Union’s Chart Toppers #8

Throughout 2017, Eurovision Union was dedicated in bringing you Weekly Playlists with new music from Eurovision and National Final stars, new and old, as well as stars we’d love to see at Eurovision one day! We made so many musical discoveries, and through 2018, we want to share with you which songs we’ve been loving! Some songs will come and go, and some will stick around – here are our Eurovision Union Chart Toppers!

1. Tifældigt – Basim (=)

Another fortnight, another top position for Basim. The addiction is real with this one, with this Chart Toppers marking the 8th week that this song has held the number one spot, with no signs of going anywhere anytime soon.

2. Nobody But You – Cesar Sampson (↑3)

This song is proving to be the ultimate car karaoke song, and let me tell you, it gets pretty soulful when this is on. It’s definitely one of my favourite Eurovision songs this year, and I suspect that this will be one of those Eurovision songs that hangs around in my playlists well after the contest.

3. The Middle – The Edition (NEW)

This isn’t an original song, but it’s a song we like sung by an artist we love. The Edition, or Jon Lilygreen as you might know him better by has been releasing covers of popular tracks, and this one has been on repeat lately.

4. Serio – Emis Killa feat. Capo Plaza (↓2)

This track has dropped a few spots since last Chart Toppers, but it’s still our current favourite Italian rap tune. Having been in our most played for a while now, we don’t have too much to say about this one, other than we still love it!

5. Cry – Dotter (↓2)

This song can’t be listened to on low volume, it has to be loud and proud. This is such an epic song and although it took us a while to work that out, we’re making up for lost time now. It’s a shame we won’t get to see this on the Eurovision stage, but it’s more of a shame that it didn’t even make it past the Melodifestivalen semi-final! Criminal!

6. Comme Ci Comme Ça – Basim (=)

Resident favourite Basim continues to hold 6th and 7th place in our Chart Toppers with these two tracks that we continue to love, week after week. There’s no car ride without a Basim song, and that’s a rule.

7. Aji Aji – Basim (=)

The Danish x Middle Eastern sound of Basim’s tunes is truly addictive, and I don’t anticipate his tracks leaving our Chart Toppers anytime soon.

8. Perdonami – Salmo (↓4)

Salmo is taking the Chart Toppers rollercoaster, as some weeks Perdonami is up, and some weeks it drops, but it’s a ride that doesn’t end. Although it’s dropped a few spots since last time, it’s still getting more than enough airtime on our playlists.

9. Bones – Equinox (↓1)

It’s not a bop, and it’s not a ballad, but this song is completely addictive. This is another one of those songs that is prime for car karaoke, and I can safely say that I’m probably not Equinox material, but I’m very happy to belt this out while no one is listening!

10. Together – Ryan O’Shaughnessy (NEW)

This is another good karaoke song, but definitely more sensitive than the others. This has been one of our Eurovision favourites since it was released, and now that it’s finally on Spotify, it’s going to be a staple in our playlists. A listen a day keeps the doctor away!

11. Mall – Eugent Bushpepa (NEW)

If only we could have the uncut version of this song on Spotify, but for now we’ve had to settle for the shorter Eurovision version, but at the end of the day, this is truly our favourite song of this Eurovision season. It’s new to Spotify, so it hasn’t been listened to as much as it should have just yet, but watch this space.

12. Habibi Aiwa – Gilli (↓3)

In the same line as Basim, we’ve been loving the sound of Gilli’s Danish cross slight Middle Eastern style, and so it comes as no surprise that this is hanging around in our Chart Toppers. It has such a catchy beat and melody, so the addiction continues.

13. Tanker – Basim (↓3)

It’s our least played Basim song in this Chart Toppers, but to be fair, it’s quite new. It’s a bit more subdued than the other three releases from him recently, but this is still a great song that I’m sure will grow on me more as time goes by, you just watch it!

14. Concrete – Amaya (NEW)

All aboard to bop city, and I’m of the firm belief Slovenia should have just cancelled EMA this year and sent Amaya (formerly known as Maja Keuc) back to Eurovision with this absolute bop of a song. This chorus is the definition of an earworm, and although it’s at the lower end of our Chart Toppers, that’s only because it’s super new to Spotify!

15. Dance You Off – Benjamin Ingrosso (↓4)

All bow down to the new king of Swedish pop, as Benjamin Ingrosso has totally impressed us with his Eurovision entry, Dance You Off. With the release of some of our other Eurovision favourites on Spotify, this track is getting a few less plays, but we still love it nonetheless.

16. Tranquillo – Gilli (↓3)

It’s Gilli’s newest track, and in certain ways is quite similar to Habibi Aiwa, so unsurprisingly we’re enjoying this song. Obviously there’s a bit of a language barrier with the lyrics, but the chorus is so simple that we can still sing along!

17. We Got Love – Jessica Mauboy (NEW)

This is a song that I feel that I need to listen to in moderation, but when the mood strikes, so does the emotion. This brings out such a nervous energy in me, knowing I’ll be seeing this live in only a matter of weeks! Go Jess!

18. Nova Deca – Balkanika & Sanja Ilic (NEW)

The Serbian entry this year has just hit Spotify, and already we’re getting our Balkanika hats on and attempting to sing along with this one. It’s that strange but yet perfect mix of the modern and the traditional, and I’m all about it.

19. Qami – Sevak Khanagyan (↓7)

Armenia has totally been underrated this year, but we’re showing the love to Sevak, as we really love his entry Qami. It’s such a beautiful ballad topped with a beautiful voice, and it’s just as simple as that!

20. Undanflykter – Molly Sanden (NEW)

Listening to this track from Molly is totally getting us pumped up for her upcoming album release, because if it’s anything like her latest singles, it’s going to be a killer album. We’re appreciating the Swedish language on this one too!

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