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. Tanker – Basim (↑12)
It’s been an intense week here at Eurovision central, and with that intensity, we needed a song that could be a bit more relaxing. Although Tifældigt has been at the top of our list for a long time now, we did a bit of a Basim swap and put his newest track at the top of our list today. It’s the perfect song to just calm down on a tense day, without compromising our love for Basim!
2. Perdonami – Salmo (↑6)
Salmo has been slipping in and out of our Top 5, and even our Top 10 chart toppers, but this week, he’s moved all the way back up to second place. This song is there to pump us up, which is definitely in contrast to the number one song of this week! Still have major love for this one!
3. No Excuses – Ralph Felix feat. Anton Ewald (NEW)
This is a new track to the Eurovision Union Chart Toppers, and it didn’t take too long for this incredible track from Ralph Felix and one of our personal favourites Anton to become a true addiction. It’s such a catchy track which is quite different to what Anton has been putting out lately, but nonetheless a really great track.
4. Serio – Emis Kill feat. Capo Plaza (=)
We’ve got two Italian rap tracks in our Top 5 this week, with Serio still very much a favourite. I wish I could say that I can rap along with this track, but beyond the choruses, I’ve got no chance! I suspect this will be hanging around the Chart Toppers for a while longer…
5. Concrete – Amaya (↑9)
I predicted last time that this new track from Amaya (or Maja Keuc as you might know her) would grow into a favourite, and I certainly wasn’t wrong. This is such a high class pop song, and although I have a soft spot for this year’s Slovenian Eurovision entry, I definitely wish this could have seen the Eurovision stage!
6. The Middle – The Edition (↓3)
I love the original, but Jon Lilygreen now going under the name The Edition has made this song even more addictive, if that’s possible! I’m loving all the covers he is putting out, and all I can say is that I want more
7. Tifældigt – Basim (↓6)
This has taken a big hit in our Chart Toppers, having held the top spot for no less than 8 weeks, but it was time to do a little Basim swap and give his newest song Tanker a chance in the top position. The addiction is still real with this song, but it’s been temporarily overtaken by these other amazing songs!
8. Comme Ci Comme Ça – Basim (↓2)
Welcome to the Basim portion of this week’s Chart Toppers, and next up is the song that kicked it all off, Comme Ci Comme Ça. There’s not much to say about this and the following song, since they’ve both been in our Chart Toppers since we started this series!
9. Aji Aji – Basim (↓2)
There’s not much else to say, I’ve always got time for a bit of Aji Aji!
10. Habibi Aiwa – Gilli (↑2)
Along the same stream as Basim is fellow Danish rapper Gilli, and Habibi Aiwa has come and gone from our Chart Toppers over the last few months, but it’s got a Top 10 position again! Who knows how long it might stay in the Top 10, but for now I’m enjoying it immensely.
11. Niente Da Bere – Rocco Hunt (NEW)
When you’re missing home, all you want is some comfort food, but in this case, all I wanted was some comfort music. Rocco Hunt is that guy for me, and after a long time without playing Niente Da Bere, it was time to bring it back into rotation. No Regrets.
12. Cry – Dotter (↓8)
As much as I love Dance You Off, there will always be a part of me that wishes that we could see Dotter take to the Eurovision stage with this cracker of an entry. Still criminal that it failed to make the Melodifestivalen final, or even andra chanson! Criminal, I tell you!
13. Dance You Off – Benjamin Ingrosso (↑2)
Speak of the devil, I’m still loving this incredible pop track from Benjamin Ingrosso! I’ve seen it performed in the Eurovision rehearsals, and it never disappoints. I just love all his work, and can’t wait for more music!
14. Undanflykter – Molly Sanden (↑6)
Another strong Swedish artist, Molly Sanden, who has just released her next album featuring this song Undanflykter. This has been another rollercoaster song, but this fortnight I’ve been really enjoying this one. Will definitely have to listen to the entire album!
15. Mall – Eugent Bushpepa (↓4)
Eugent really is a vocal powerhouse, and this is well and truly one of my favourites of Eurovision this year, and perhaps the uncut version could be amongst some of my favourite Eurovision songs ever. It’s a big call, but I’m ready to make it!
16. Lost & Found – Eye Cue (NEW)
It’s the underdog of Eurovision this year, with an expected non-qualification (gonna need either a Paula and Ovi miracle, or even a Samra miricle), but despite that, the 3-in-1 song has been played over and over in the last fortnight – shame that not everyone seems to be seeing the charm in this!
17. Together – Ryan O’Shaughnessy (↓7)
Yet another underdog of the contest this year, Ireland is sending a sensitive entry this year that has really touched my heart. It’s a beautiful entry that deserves to qualify, but unfortunately is in the bloodbath of a semi-final. I wish it luck, but it will still be one of my favourites regardless of the result.
18. Nova Deca – Sanja Ilic & Balkanika (=)
Another Eurovision track featuring on our Chart Toppers this fortnight, and it’s yet another song that has divided the audiences. It took me a while to get used to the Balkan fusion track, but it’s definitely charming in its own sort of way.
19. We Got Love – Jessica Mauboy (↓2)
This is an emotional track for me even though it is upbeat, and seeing Jess perform is truly an honour. This is such an uplifting song, and although it’s towards the bottom of my Chart Toppers, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying this one.
20. Tranquillo – Gilli (↓4)
In case one Gilli song wasn’t enough, here’s another! It’s the newest release from the Danish artist, and it’s a good one! There seem to be less middle eastern influences on this one compared to Habibi Aiwa but it still has that undertone, which I love.