Do check out the latest remixes of Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Call Me Maybe’ via Spotify. Originally released in September last year, the track was originally written as a folk song by Jepsen and Tavis Crowe. The track did not break until Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez tweeted the track. It has become one of the biggest hits of late, reaching No.1 in the UK and 2 in Sweden and the UK. Canadian of origin, Carly Rae Jepsen has issued the follow-up hit ‘Curiosity’ in her home country. Is yet to climb above the No.25 mark. ‘Call me Maybe’ was dutifully a No.1 hit in Canada.
Only half an hour ago, Loreen performed ‘Euphoria’ in front of a huge crowd in central Stockholm. According to Aftonbladet, thousands of fans greeted Loreen. The stage appearance was hosted by Nassim al Fakir.
Loreen even managed to top the UK iTunes Store Top 10 earlier today, and is currently sitting at No.2 after Rudimental’s ‘Feel the Love.’
She currently tops the iTunes Store charts in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and Spain. Justin Bieber tops the Swedish tally with ‘Die in Your Arms’ ahead of ‘Euphoria.’
Italy didn’t award Loreen with one single point in Baku. The country doesn’t buy the digital download, instead crowning Emma’s ‘Cercavo amore’ the top spot instead.
Back to the UK singles chart, fun. Climbed to No.1 this Sunday with ‘We Are Young,’ fending off The Wanted’s ‘Chasing the Sun’ which came in 2nd. The only other new entry in the top ten came from Paloma Faith’s ‘Picking Up the Pieces.’ fun. also tops the recently introduced UK Official Streaming Chart ahead of Carly Rae Japsen’s ‘Call Me Maybe.’
In less than two weeks, Sweden will choose which song will represent us in Baku come May. 32 songs have competed in four heats over a four week period, eight finalists are already qualified. This weekend, a second chance will be offered to those who almost made it.
Looking at the latest iTunes top ten, eight of the songs have competed in Melodifestivalen. Almost all of them are finalists, apart from Sean Banan’s ‘Sean den förste banan’ (No.8). This clearly indicates that Sean Banan could very well qualify for the final as he will get another try this Saturday.
Following the Melodifestivalen bonanza throughout the season, Loreen has generated most buzz and it was expected that her song was in demand. Partly since she was the first song to actually qualify for the final, partly since interest for ‘Euphoria’ includes the unauthorized use of the song in a promo clip for Gossip Girl on Spanish TV. The runner-up is Danny Saucedo’s ‘Amazing,’ and Lisa Miskovsky’s ‘Why Start a Fire,’ who both qualified in last week’s heat.
Some say that the current iTunes top ten very well could reflect the final results, yet purchasing the à la carte download track is not the same as voting for the song in the actual competition.
The only two songs not to be associated with Melodifestivalen is Far East Movement’s ‘Live My Life’ (featuring Justin Bieber) (No.5) and Michel Teló’s ‘Ai se eu te pego’ (No.7). The latter currently reached the top of both Hitlistan and Digilistan last. It is mostly unlikely that he remains there when the new charts are made available later this week.
Loreen – Euphoria
The iTunes Chart (as of week 9)
Loreen – Euphoria
Danny Saucedo – Amazing
Lisa Miskovsky – Why Start a Fire
Molly Sandén – Why Am I Crying
Far East Movement featuring Justin Bieber – Live My Life
CHART SPOTLIGHT.Katy Perry has released yet another hit single from her Teenage Dream album. Again, Max Martin and Dr. Luke have written and produced ‘The One That Got Away’ which bows at No.22 on this week’s UK singles tally.
Just falling short of a top 20 position, Katy Perry is just behind Justin Bieber at No.21. Available in a range of remixes by the likes of 7th Heaven and JRMX, the single has so far been unable to set the charts on fire in the US. To date, ‘The One That Got Away’ has peaked at No.94 on the Billboard Hot 100. Interesting to note, Katy Perry mashed her latest hit single with Adele’s No.1 hit ‘Someone Like You.’ See it below.