Eurovision 2020

🇮🇸 Daði Freyr reaches UK Top 40!

Rising 9 places this week thanks to viral success.

After débuting at number 43 last week, “Think About Things” by Daði Freyr has reached number 34 on the Official Chart in the UK. Played by BBC Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills on the Chart Show today, he called it “a banger” and described it as “Iceland’s Eurovision entry that never was, and I thought it would have won”. Pointing to the “amazing dance”, he also emplored people to watch the video.

“Wouldn’t it be great if that got streamed more?”

Introducing the track on BBC Radio 1 with the phrase “some say it’s too good for Eurovision, nonsense”, Scott Mills also suggested that he would be playing it much more on the radio next week.

I love it, I wanna hammer that song next week. Wouldn’t it be great if that got streamed more and went up the chart next week? Impartial Scott Mills here…

Scott Mills, BBC Radio 1 DJ for the Official Chart Show in the UK.

A little later, Scott Mills also read out a text from a listener who said “that was a Eurovision entry? I thought it was released as a summer bop for me to listen to along with drinking piña colada!”

Daði Freyr’s success in the UK comes down to the song’s viral prominence on TikTok and its subsequent streams on Spotify, taking it top of the UK Viral 50 and into the UK Top 50 on the platform too with ~130,000 streams a day.

Have you been streaming “Think About Things” in the UK this week? How far up the chart do you think Daði Freyr can go? Do you agree with Scott Mills that it would have won the contest? Let us know in the comments below and on social media @ESCXTRA on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.

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Nathan Waddell

I am the Editor in Chief of ESCXTRA, a huge Melodifestivalen fan and love sports. You can find me singing along to Scandinavian Eurovision entries, listening to the latest chart music on Spotify or watching the football and tennis on two different screens at once.
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