Kategoriarkiv: Eurovision Song Contest

Early morning post

Surprise, surprise… Finally time to take a look at the most played music during 2021 – all caused by the fact that the card reader at the gym not worked this morning. Result? A line of frustrated testosterone in a line outside the gym, no one got in. Not even the cleaner have the PIN code to the door… How is that even possible?

So, back home and before logging in on the work computer a quick check at the music app and the already promised “most played 2021” lists.

Top 5 artists:

  1. Kylie Minogue
  2. Peter Wilson
  3. Steps
  4. Claudio Capéo
  5. Álvaro Soler

Top 5 Swedish:

  1. Molly Sandèn
  2. Benjamin Ingrosso
  3. Abba
  4. Arvingarna
  5. Miss Li

Top 5 albums:

  1. “Disco” – Kylie Minogue
  2. “Electricity” – Peter Wilson
  3. “Penso a te” – Claudio Capèo
  4. “Magia” – Álvaro Soler
  5. “Dom ska veta” – Molly Sandén

The 40 most played songs:

  1. “Real Groove” – Kylie Minogue
  2. “Celebrate you” – Kylie Minogue
  3. “L´ame dans l’eau (Simon LeSaint Remix) – Myléne Farmer
  4. “Latina” – Emma
  5. “Don´t shut me down” – Abba
  6. “I morgen er der også en dag” – Andreas Odbjerg
  7. “Magic” – Kylie Minogue
  8. “Spotlight” – Kylie Minogue
  9. “Te quiero” – Paulina Creola
  10. “One and one” – Peter Wilson feat Sean Smith
  11. “Hey lonely” – Kylie Minogue
  12. “Elita” – Gary Barlow, Michael Bublé & Sebastian Yatra
  13. “Tissues” – Teddy Failure
  14. “Tu t´en iras” – La Zarra
  15. “Leave before you love me” – Marshmello & Jonas Brothers
  16. “Balance ton quoi” – “Angéle
  17. “Haunted heart (David Harry remix edit) – Nicki French
  18. “Real Groove (Studio 2054 initial talk remix) – Kylie Minogue & Due Lipa
  19. “How could you do this to me” – Peter Wilson
  20. “L´ame dans l’eau (The avenger rework) – Myléne Farmer
  21. “Pas si loin” – Christophe Willem
  22. “Let it rain” – Peter Wilson
  23. “Några steg på botten” – Kikki Danielsson
  24. “I cry for you” – Peter Wilson
  25. “Tonight is the night” – McFly
  26. “In Spain we call it Soledad” – Rigoberta Bandini
  27. “Que rico fuera” – Ricky Martin & Paloma Mami
  28. “Teach me how to love” – Shawn Mendes
  29. “Let me know” – Mabel
  30. “Parc Fermé” – Biolay & Adé
  31. “Take me for a ride (Single mix) – Steps
  32. “Turn around and walk away” – Peter Wilson
  33. “Take my breath” – The Weeknd
  34. “Abajo” – Álvaro Estrella
  35. “Dina skor” – Alex Järvi
  36. “Everything” – Sebastian Walldén
  37. “Thunder in the night” – Peter Wilson
  38. “Forever can start tonight” – Peter Wilson
  39. “Shivers” – Ed Sheeran
  40. “Where does the DJ go?” – Kylie Minogue

So what about 2021? I find that ABBA did not have the impact I might have thought, the songs are there among the most played, but far from as much as I actually though.

10th place among most played artists, only one song among the most played top 40 and next one is “I still have faith in you” on place 93. But at the same time, the ABBA album was released late in 2021, so who knows, next year might still have songs from “Voyage” on the list.

Eurovision then? Here are the top 10 most played Eurovision songs, as well at the top 5 from Melodifestivalen (the Swedish selection).

Melodifestivalen 2021 top 5 (Most played):

  1. “Still young” – Charlotte Perrelli
  2. “Behöver inte dig idag” – Klara Hammarström
  3. “Tänker inte alls gå hem” – Arvingarna
  4. “Rena rama ding dong” – Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos
  5. “Rich” – Julia Alfrida

Eurovision Song Contest 2021 top 10 (most played):

  1. “Fallen angel” – TIX (Norway)
  2. “Adrenalina” – Senhit & Flo Rida (San Marino)
  3. “Voila” – Barbara Pravi (France)
  4. “Discoteque” – The Roop (Lithuania)
  5. “Loco Loco” – Hurricane (Serbia)
  6. “El diablo” – Elena Tsagkrinou (Cyprus)
  7. “Tick Tock” – Albina (Croatia)
  8. “Sugar” – Natalia Gordienko (Moldova)
  9. “Ut av mörket” – TIX (Norway)
  10. “The lucky one” – Uku Suviste (Estonia)

So it’s wrapped up finally, maybe you find something new from the lists above, a song that will end up at your most played list 2022…

Now I have too rethink today, and put 60 minutes of gym somewhere during the day.

Björn

August 2021

Here in France we close summer now, more and more people return from vacation so also at my office. It reminds me of the fact that I hate to work in an open office space, and how nice it can be to work from home. But let me elaborate the home working thing.

Right now, in the time of Ebola, Covid and Plague we can still work from home 1 day a week, based on how many people who is in that week. But this is where the home working idea fails. Home working works perfectly and is wünderbar when you can work for a while at home. Not carry material home and back on an almost daily basis.

So, during those conditions home working just “F” things up. But gosh what I wish I can get my own office, the department I work in is worth our own office space – wish list for the Christmas…

And now something else, born from a discussion yesterday, Eurovision entries failed to place well in the year they entered but if they entered now would be hits (with a modern production). Yesterday we talked about Remedios Amaya “Quien maneja mi barca” – SO last in 1983 just cause it was before it’s time.

Spain Eurovision 1983

With that, have a nice Tuesday

Björn

Still no split results

I have still not found any split results from the Eurovision this weekend, so not much of an analysis yet. So we will wait for that until next weekend I guess.

Instead, prepare for work tomorrow, a 4 day week thanks heaven. But some important tasks to look into this week, the last week of May.

Talking about May, its more February outside, I soon won’t give a shit and go down to the Riviera for some sun… The people I meet in Paris now, with a tan, have all been at the French Riviera – so there is sun and heat in this country, but not in Paris.

That said,

Have a nice week

Björn

Ready for the finals?

I am, I know that much. Champagne chilling and hours passing with the final 26 songs on repeat.

And as promised the final booklet can be downloaded:

And of course things might change slightly if someone all of a sudden do something stupid or better (most the big five might surprise since we have not seen them yet).

READY or not, tonights the night

Reflections from yesterday…

…and plans for tomorrow.

So Semi 1 of Eurovision passed and the main thing I take from it is what kind of mental illness do you suffer from if you vote on Russia and Ukraine?

8 song out of 10 on my own list passed to the finals. And 8 of 10 on the list of my guesses, so 80% on each is OK I think. But a lot of strange stuff. Croatias fail to qualify is a mystery, and Sweden… Could have been left outside the top 10 without me going wild.

So let us jump on tomorrows semi then. The list so far:

Björn

21h00 tonight then

So we finally there, the ESC 2021, Semi one kick off. My views on tonights show can be found here as a PDF download.

Beside that, and the current situation in the world, let us remember Eurovision Song Contest 2019 and Madonnas performance. And let us remember it not mainly for her not so successful vocals but for her political standpoint in the now current situation in Israel and Palestine.

Not so sure that would have been popular 2021…

Another thing I cant wrap my head around at the moment is the green ring on the apple watch. Walking from home to work close the green ring, biking gives this:

Not much of an exercise really… So not I bike back and forth from work and still need to power walk in the evenings to close the ring. I mean, one reason for buying a bike was to put the exercise in the daily routines and no need for extra gym time. Not working, cycling do not burn at all. Downhill or uphill.

So enjoy tonight and let us be bitter tomorrow about the results from ESC Semi 1

Björn

Eurovision 2021

So finally time for the Eurovision 2021 and the fund part… To decide, to guess and to get upset cause people vote like my opinion do not count at all…

So, the list. Why all these different columns. First of all I do not watch the rehearsals so my initial opinions is 100% based on the released tracks, so there are always some small changes on the night. And the comments ahead of the semifinals are much kinder than the ones on the night of the finals. Then I turn to the wicket witch of Eurovision.

So here is the promised PDF of the first semi finals tomorrow.

Björn

May

So it start, or kick off… The Eurovision Stage looks amazing on pictures.

And the rehearsals have started and as always, since some years back fans go wild. I still remember the good old days when the first time you actually had a chance to see the performances was on the night of the competition.

This years big war is between Malta and Cyprus. Cyprus announced their song very early, and was the fan favorite until Malta (last to announce their song) announced Destiny’s song. Since then a Cyprus group and a Malta group formed and attack, not each other but the singers. In what media would call toxic way if it was about politics, race, gender etc. And it exploded this weekend when Maltas first rehearsal took place and Destiny (who is a big girl) entered the stage in a short pink dress. Oh Lord Eurovision Internet was set on fire. That is todays Eurovision world. We have gone from a “Agree to disagree” contest to a contest where a country is trashed for everything between their politics, refugee situation to how they can afford to host the contest if they win (coming from Cypriot fans its actually funny). And all based on a pink dress at a Eurovision Song Contest rehearsal.

But, one step at the time, the contest is next week and I can’t get into it too much cause of work issues – read: Conferences, work shops and international meetings.

Enjoy this week. For me planned to be 3 days, 1 National Holiday and a bank holiday off… But all is up to me manage to do 5 days work in 3 and be ready for the Conference on Wednesday this week.

With kind regards

Björn