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Every Eurovision Song to Chart on the Billboard Hot 100: ABBA, Rosa Linn & More

Hundreds of songs have been entered into Eurovision Song Contest since its inaugural competition in 1956, but only a dozen have ever reached so much overseas popularity as to chart on the United States Billboard Hot 100.

Rare as it may be, though, a handful of original songs — which are submitted for competition by hand-picked artists from European and nearby territories ever year — have indeed made the cut over the decades, starting with Domenico Modugno’s “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)” reaching the chart two years after Eurovision’s inception. Since then, entries have only graced the Hot 100 intermittently, with long stretches of time sometimes passing in between one EVC hit and the next. For instance, it took more than 20 years after Gina G’s “Ooh Aah… Just a Little Bit” peaked in the chart’s top 40 in 1997 for another contestant to hit the milestone, a dry spell that only ended in 2021, thanks to Duncan Laurence’s “Arcade.”

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It’s also worth noting that winning Eurovision doesn’t necessarily mean a song will become a Hot 100 hit. In fact, most of the tracks that have swept the competition over the years never ended up finding success on the chart, whereas many of the ones that did finished below first place in the televised contest. It goes to show how massive of an opportunity Eurovision can be for musicians regardless of who wins and who loses, having giving everyone from ABBA to Rosa Linn a chance to get their music on the world’s stage.

From 1958 to now, keep reading to see a full list of every Eurovision song that’s ever charted on the Hot 100 below.

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