Eurovision 250 2020 List

As is tradition for New Years Eve, fans counted down to the new year with the top 250 Eurovision songs of all time. Voting opened earlier this winter, where fans could submit their top 10 songs and award them 1-8, 10, and 12 points Eurovision style. ESCRadio and Songfestival.be then worked together to tally the point totals and played each song from number 250 to number 1 throughout the day.

It should come as no suprise to Eurovision fans, but Loreen has won the ESC250 for the ninth year in a row! This means she has been crowned the most popular Eurovision entry in modern history despite winning the contest 8 years ago in Baku, Azerbaijan. Not even the 2020 fan favorites could compete with the Eurovision queen.

A Statistical Analysis for the ESC250 this year

Numerous fan favorites made their traditional appearance in the line up like Ukraine’s 2007 entry “Dancing Lasha Tumbai” by Verka Serduchka, Estonia’s 2017 entry “Verona” by Koit Toome & Laura, Portugal’s 2019 entry “Telemóveis” by Conan Osiris, Finland’s 2017 entry “Blackbird” by Norma John, and Ukraine’s 2009 entry “Shady Lady” by Ani Lorak. KEiiNO’s 2019 hit “Spirit in the Sky” from Norway was also present on the list which shocked no one and it held up it’s top ten finish from last year.

Numerous winners were also featured on the list – the lowest ranking winner being 1975’s winner Teach-In which earned spot 249 this year (an 11 place change from 2019). Out of all 67 winners, only 23 of them appeared on the list before the top 50 songs were announced. Lena’s 2010 winning song “Satellite” was the last winner to appear outside the top 50 – it was announced as number 51 which is the same place it came in last year.

At the end of the night, 37 Eurovision winning songs were ranked in the top 250 this year – the exact same number as last year. However, this year Dima Bilan was not able to make the 2020 cut and is the only winner to not appear on both lists. Despite him falling off the list, another winner appeared to take his spot – “Ding-A-Dong” by Teach-In.

While songs from all across the Eurovision catalog were featured, some years were not represented on the list at all. These years were: 1956, 1957, 1959-1962, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1978, 1980, 1989, and 2002. None of these years appeared on the 2019 list either. The oldest entry to be featured was Italy’s 1958 entry “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu” by Domenico Modugno – which placed 3rd in the contest.

The 2020 entries received a lot of love this year, with 20 songs being represented in the top 250 list. The highest ranking song outside of the top 50 was Azerbaijan’s entry “Cleopatra” featuring Efendi, which came in at number 75. Within the top 50 fans were shocked that Daði & Gagnamagnið’s 2020 hit “Think About Things” was not the highest placing song, that honor went to Diodato and “Fai Rumore” which was number 9 overall.

Sadly the 2019 songs did not fair as well as they did last year. Only 20 songs appeared on list compared to the 25 from last year. The highest ranking song from 2019 was the winning entry “Arcade” by Duncan Laurence, which came in at number 3.

33 new songs appeared this year that were not in the 2019 250 lineup and 71 songs from Eurovision 1956-1999 were featured in this year’s line up as well – a slight change from the 66 songs that were present in the 2019 line-up for the same time period. Perhaps we have #EurovisionAgain to thank for that trend?

The biggest change came from Turkey’s 1988 entry by MFÖ – “Sufi” – which rose over 947 slots. That could potentially be one of the largest jumps in the history of the event! The largest fall came from Sweden’s 2019 entry “Too Late for Love” by John Lundvik which fell 111 spots this year.

The most popular Eurovision year after 2019 and 2020 was the 2018 contest in Lisbon, Portugal – 19 songs from that year appeared in the final list. The 2017 contest in Kyiv, Ukraine was the next most popular contest featuring 14 Eurovision entries.

The full placements are as follows:

  1. Loreen – “Euphoria” (Sweden 2012)
  2. Eleni Foureira – “Fuego” (Cyprus 2018)
  3.  Duncan Laurence – “Arcade” (Netherlands 2019)
  4. Salvador Sobral – “Amar Pelos Dois” (Portugal 2017)
  5. KEiiNO – “Spirit In The Sky” (Norway 2019)
  6. Jamala – “1944” (Ukraine 2016)
  7. Mahmood – “Soldi” (Italy 2019)
  8. Diodato – “Fai Rumore” (Italy 2020)
  9. Pastora Soler – “Quédate Conmigo” (Spain 2012)
  10. Il Volo – “Grande Amore” (Italy 2015)
  11. Loïc Nottet – “Rhythm Inside” (Belgium 2015)
  12. Secret Garden – “Nocturne” (Norway 1995)
  13. Marija Šerifović – “Molitva” (Serbia 2007)
  14. Sertab Erener – “Everyway That I Can” (Turkey 2003)
  15. MaNga – “We Could Be The Same” (Turkey 2010)
  16. Daði & Gagnamagnið- “Think About Things” (Iceland 2020)
  17. Blanche – “City Lights” (Belgium 2017)
  18. Sergey Lazarev – “You Are the Only One” (Russia 2016)
  19. ABBA – “Waterloo” (Sweden 1974)
  20. Şebnem Paker – “Dinle” (Turkey 1997)
  21. Sanna Nielsen – “Undo” (Sweden 2014)
  22. Alexander Rybak – “Fairytale” (Norway 2009)
  23. Måns Zelmerlöw – “Heroes” (Sweden 2015)
  24. Hatari – “Hatrið mun sigra” (Iceland 2019)
  25. Elina Born and Stig Rasta – “Goodbye to Yesterday” (Estonia 2015)
  26. Victoria – “Tears Getting Sober” (Bulgaria 2020)
  27. Helena Paparizou – “My Number One (Greece 2005)
  28. Conchita Wurst – “Rise Like a Phoenix” (Austria 2014)
  29. Dami Im – “Sound of Silence” (Australia 2016)
  30. Iveta Mukuchyan – “Love Wave” (Armenia 2016)
  31. Gjons Tears – “Répondez-moi” (Switzerland 2020)
  32. The Common Linnets – “Calm After the Storm” (Netherlands 2014)
  33. Poli Genova – “Love Was a Crime” (Bulgaria 2016)
  34. Hadise – “Crazy For You (Dum Tek Tek)” (Turkey 2009)
  35. Anabel Conde – “Vuelve Conmigo” (Spain 1995)
  36. Urban Symphony – “Randajad” (Estonia 2009)
  37. Zeljko Joksimovic – “Lane Moje” (Serbia and Montenegro 2004)
  38. Gina G – “Ooh Ahh.. Just A Little Bit” (United Kingdom 1996)
  39. Aminata – “Love Injected” (Latvia 2015)
  40. THE ROOP – “On Fire” (Lithuania 2020)
  41. Kristian Kostov – “Beautiful Mess” (Bulgaria 2017)
  42. Morland and Debrah Scarlett – “A Monster Like Me” (Norway 2015)
  43. Katrina and the Waves – “Love Shine A Light” (United Kingdom 1997)
  44. Emilie De Forest  – “Only Teardrops” (Denmark 2013)
  45. Antique – “(I Would) Die For You” (Greece 2001)
  46. Ulrikke – “Attention” (Norway 2020)
  47. Luca Hanni – “She Got Me” (Switzerland 2019)
  48. Hari Mata Hari – “Lejla’ (Bosnia and Hercegovina 2006)
  49. Margaret Berger – “Feed You My Love’  (Norway 2013)
  50. Beth – “Dime” (Spain 2003)
  51. Lena – “Satellite” (Germany 2010)
  52. Francesco Gabbani – “Occidentali’s Karma” (Italy 2017)
  53. Ruth Lorenzo – “Dancing In The Rain” (Spain 2014)
  54. Mia Martini – “Rapsodia” (Italy 1992
  55. Tamta – “Replay” (Cyprus 2019)
  56. Doris Dragovic – “Maria Magdalena” (Croatia 1999)
  57. Polina Gagarina – “A Million Voices” (Russia 2015)
  58. Eugent Bushpepa – “Mall” (Albania 2018)
  59. Mocedades – “Eres tú” (Spain 1973)
  60. Céline Dion – “Ne partez pas sans moi” (Switzerland 1988)
  61. Conan Osiris – “Telemóveis” (Portugal 2019)
  62. Mélovin – “Under The Ladder” (Ukraine 2018)
  63. Lordi – “Hard Rock Hallelujah” (Finland 2006)
  64. Ivi Adamou – “La La Love” (Cyprus 2012)
  65. Verka Serduchka – “Dancing Lasha Tumbai” (Ukraine 2007)
  66. France Gall – “Poupée de cire, poupée de son” (Luxembourg 1965)
  67. Jalisse – “Fiumi di parole” (Italy 1997)
  68. Yohanna – “Is it true?” (Iceland (2009)
  69. Michal Szpak – “Colour of Your Life” (Poland 2016)
  70. Nevena Bozovic – “Kruna” (Serbia 2019)
  71. Acúzar Moreno – “Bandido” (Spain 1990)
  72. Netta – “Toy” (Israel 2018)
  73. Anne-Marie David – “Tu te reconnaitras” (Luxembourg 1973)
  74. Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro – “Non mi avete fatto niente” (Italy 2018)
  75. Efendi – “Cleopatra” (Azerbaijan 2020)
  76. Ani Lorak – “Shady Lady” (Ukraine 2008)
  77. zalagaspar – “Sebi” (Slovenia 2019)
  78. Jonida Maliqi – “Ktheju Tökes” (Albania 2019)
  79. Shiri Maimon – “Hasheket Shenish’ar” (Israel 2005)
  80. Ruslana – “Wild Dances” (Ukraine 2004)
  81. AWS – “Viszlát Nyár” (Hungary 2018)
  82. Deli – “Mor Ve Ötesi” (Turkey 2008)
  83. Saara Aalto – “Monsters” (Finland 2018)
  84. Marco Mengoni – “L’essenziale” (Italy 2013)
  85. The Mamas – “Move” (Sweden 2020)
  86. AySel & Arash – “Always” (Azerbaijan 2009)
  87. Elina Nechayeva – “La Forza” (Estonia 2018)
  88. Amina – “La dernier qui parle…” (France 1991)
  89. Kate Miller-Heidke – “Zero Gravity” (Australia 2019)
  90. Eric Saade – “Popular” (Sweden 2011)
  91. Koit Toome & Laura – “Verona” (Estonia 2017)
  92. Elhaida Dani – “I’m Alive” (Albania 2015)
  93. Equinox – “Bones” (Bulgaria 2018)
  94. Johnny Logan – “Hold Me Now” (Ireland 1988)
  95. Jelena Tomaševic – “Oro” (Serbia 2008)
  96. Zeljko Joksimovic – “Nije Ljubav Stvar” (Serbia 2012)
  97. Patricia Kaas – “Et S’il Fallait Le Faire” (France 2009)
  98. Marie Myriam – “L’oiseau Et L’enfant” (France 1977)
  99. Little Big – “Uno” (Russia 2020)
  100. Rona Nishliu – “Suus” (Albania 2012)
  101. Tajci – “Hajde Da Ludujemo” (Yugoslavia 1990)
  102. Danijela – “Neka Mi Ne Svane” (Croatia 1998)
  103. Dana International – “Diva” (Israel 1998)
  104. Madame Monsieur – “Mercy” (France 2018)
  105. Sirusho – “Qele Qele” (Armenia 2008)
  106. Vania Fernandes – “Senhora Do Mar” (Portugal 2008)
  107. Niamh Kavanagh – “In Your Eyes” (Ireland 1993)
  108. Anouk – “Birds” (Netherlands 2013)
  109. Carlos Paião – “Playback” (Portugal 1981)
  110. Kristina – “Horehronie” (Slovakia 2010)
  111. Softengine – “Something Better” (Finland 2014)
  112. Kaliopi – “Crno I Belo” (North Macedonia 2012)
  113. Zlata Ognevich – “Gravity” (Ukraine 2013)
  114. Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan – “Rock’n’Roll Kids” (Ireland 1994)
  115. Imaani – “Where Are You” (United Kingdom 1998)
  116. Benjamin Ingrosso – “Dance You Off” (Sweden 2018)
  117. Sabina Babayeva – “When the Music Dies” (Azerbaijan 2012)
  118. Carl Espen – “Silent Storm” (Norway 2014)
  119. Samra – “Miracle” (Azerbaijan 2016)
  120. Go_A – “Solovey” (Ukraine 2020)
  121. Lena – “Taken by a Stranger” (Germany 2011)
  122. Tamara Todevska – “Proud” (North Macedonia 2019)
  123. Cláudia Pascoal – “O Jardim” (Portugal 2018)
  124. Kalomira – “Secret Combination” (Greece 2008)
  125. Edsilia Rombley – “Hemel & Aarde” (Netherlands 1998)
  126. Charlotte Perrelli – “Hero” (Sweden 2008)
  127. Joy Fleming – “Ein Lied Kann Eine Brücke Sein” (Germany 1975)
  128. Amir – J’ai Cherché” (France 2016)
  129. Sopho Khalvashi – “Visionary Dream” (Georgia 2007)
  130. Edyta Gorniak – “To Nie Ja” (Poland 1994)
  131. Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann – “Dansevise” (Denmark 1963)
  132. Safura – “Drip Drop” (Azerbaijan 2010)
  133. Gigliola Cinquetti – “Non Ho L’Età” (Italy 1964)
  134. Inga & Anush – “Jan Jan” (Armenia 2009)
  135. Francesca Michielin – “No Degree Of Separation” (Italy 2016)
  136. Maria Olafs – “Unbroken” (Iceland 2015)
  137. Ben Dolic – “Violent Thing” (Germany 2020)
  138. Elisabeth Andreassen – “I Evighet” (Norway 1996)
  139. Domenico Modugno – “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu” (Italy 1958)
  140. Jana Burčeska – Dance Alone – “Dance Alone” (FYR Macedonia 2017)
  141. Ott Lepland – “Kuula” (Estonia 2012)
  142. Hurricane –  “Hasta La Vista” (Serbia 2020)
  143. Eimear Quinn – “The Voice” (Ireland 1996)
  144. Knez – “Adio” (Montenegro 2015)
  145. Ofra Haza – “Hi” (Israel 1983)
  146. Miki – “La Venda” (Spain 2019)
  147. Daria – “Celebrate” (Croatia 2011)
  148. Sergey Lazarev – “Scream” (Russia 2019)
  149. Destiny – “All Of My Love” (Malta 2020)
  150. Vicky Leandros – “Après Toi” (Luxembourg 1972)
  151. Alice & Franco Battiato – “I Treni Di Tozeur” (Italy 1984)
  152. Paula Seling & Ovi – “Playing With Fire” (Romania 2010)
  153. Arilena Ara – “Fall From The Sky” (Albania 2020)
  154. Lucie Jones – “Never Give Up On You” (United Kingdom 2017)
  155. Joci Pápai – “Origo” (Hungary 2017)
  156.  One More Time –  “Den Vilda” (Sweden 1996)
  157. Carola – “Fångad Av En Stormvind” (Sweden 1991)
  158. Natasha St-Pier – “Je N’ai Que on Âme” (France 2001)
  159. Frances Ruffelle – “We Will Be Free” (United Kingdom 1994)
  160. Duo Datz – “Kan” (Israel 1991)
  161. Mikolas Josef – “Lie To Me” (Czech Republic 2018)
  162. Norma John – “Blackbird” (Finland 2017)
  163. Sophia Vossou – “I Anixi” (Greece 1991)
  164. Brainstorm – My Star (Latvia 2000)
  165. Selma Björnsdóttir – All Out Of Luck (Iceland 1999)
  166. Ieva Zasimauskaite – When We’re Old (Lithuania 2018)
  167. Moje 3 – “Ljubav Je Svuda” (Serbia 2013)
  168. Euroband – “This Is My Life” (Iceland 2008)
  169. Athena – “For Real” (Turkey 2004)
  170. Harel Skaat – “Milim” (Israel 2010)
  171. Alma – “Requiem” (France 2017)
  172. Lúcia Moniz – O meu coração não tem cor (Portugal 1996)
  173. Raphael – “Yo soy aquél” (Spain 1966)
  174. Yianna Terzi – “Onerio Mou” (Greece 2018)
  175. Paul Oscar – “Minn hinsti dans” (Iceland 1997)
  176. Katerina Garbi – “Ellada, Chora Tou Fotos” (Greece 1993)
  177. Samanta Tina – “Still Breathing” (Latvia 2020)
  178. Michael Schulte – “You Let Me Walk Alone” (Germany 2018)
  179. Manel Navarro – “Do It For Your Lover” (Spain 2017)
  180. Roxen – “Alcohol You” (Romania 2020)
  181. Charlotte Nilsson – “Take Me to Your Heaven” (Sweden 1999)
  182. Jeangu Macrooy – “Grow” (The Netherlands 2020)
  183. t.A.T.u. – “Ne ver’, ne boisia” (Russia 2003)
  184. MFÖ – “Sufi” (Turkey 1988)
  185. Toto Cutugno – “Insieme: 1992” (Italy 1990)
  186. Katerine Duska – “Better Love” (Greece 2019)
  187. Urban Trad – “Sanomi” (Belgium 2003)
  188. Paloma San Basilio – “La fiesta terminó” (Spain 1985)
  189. Athena Manoukian – “Chains On You” (Armenia 2020)
  190. Sandra Kim – “J’aime la vie” (Belgium 1986)
  191. Regina – “Bistra voda” (Bosnia & Herzegovina 2009)
  192. Tommy Körberg – “Stad i ljus” (Sweden 1988)
  193. Aud Wilken – “Fra Mols til Skagen” (Denmark 1995)
  194. Elnur Huseynov – “Hour of the Wolf” (Azerbaijan 2015)
  195. Vanilla Ninja – “Cool Vibes” (Switzerland 2005)
  196. Sergio Dalma – “Bailar pegados” (Spain 1991)
  197. Nicole – “Ein bißchen Frieden” (Germany 1982)
  198. Silje Vige – “Alle mine tankar” (Norway 1993)
  199. Dihaj – “Skeletons” (Azerbaijan 2017)
  200. John Lundvik – “Too Late For Love” (Sweden 2019)
  201. Gali Atari & Milk and Honey – “Hallelujah” (Israel 1979)
  202. Michela – “Chameleon” (Malta 2019)
  203. Gülseren – “Rimi Rimi Ley” (Turkey 2005)
  204. Can Bonomo – “Love Me Back” (Turkey 2012)
  205. Simone de Oliveira – “Desfolhada portuguesa” (Portugal 1969)
  206. Sonja Lumme – “Eläköön elämä” (Finland 1985)
  207. Damir Kedžo – “Divlji vjetre” (Croatia 2020)
  208. O Torvald – “Time” (Ukraine 2017)
  209. Carola – “Invincible” (Sweden 2006)
  210.  Nadav Guedj – “Golden Boy” (Israel 2015)
  211. Nina Sublatti – “Warrior” (Georgia 2015)
  212. Naviband – “Story Of My Life” (Belarus 2017)
  213. Doce – “Bem Bom” (Portugal 1982)
  214. Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer – “Light Me Up” (Poland 2018)
  215. Alyosha – “Sweet People” (Ukraine 2010)
  216. Agnete – “Icebreaker” (Norway 2016)
  217. Anna Odobescu – “Stay” (Moldova 2019)
  218. Kasia Kowalska – “Chce Znac Swoj Grzech…” (Poland 1996)
  219. Youddiph – “Vechniy Strannik” (Russia 1994)
  220. Valentina Monetta – “Crisalide” (San Marino 2013)
  221. Mekado – “Wir Geben ‘Ne Party” (Germany 1994)
  222. Sakis Rouvas – “This Is Our Night” (Greece 2009)
  223. Friderika – “Kinek Mondjam El Vétkeimet” (Hungary 1994)
  224. Karina – “En Un Mundo Nuevo” (Spain 1971)
  225. Umberto Tozzi & Raff – “Gente Di Mare” (Italy 1987)
  226. ZOË – “Loin D’Ici” (Austria 2016)
  227. Nox – “Forogj, Világ” (Hungary 2005)
  228. Chingiz – “Truth” (Azerbaijan 2019)
  229. Dulce Pontes – “Lusitana Paixão” (Portugal 1991)
  230. Maja Keuc – “No One” (Slovenia 2011)
  231. Hera Björk – “Je Ne Sais Quoi” (Iceland 2010)
  232. Justs – “Heartbeat” (Latvia 2016)
  233. Fazla – “Sva Bol Svijeta” (Bosnia & Herzegovina 1993)
  234. Lucía – “El” (Spain 1982)
  235. Zibbz – “Stones” (Switzerland 2018)
  236. Can-linn feat. Kasey Smith – “Heartbeat” (Ireland 2014)
  237. Cascada – “Glorious” (Germany 2013)
  238. Elina Konstantopoulou – “Pia Prossefchi” (Greece 1995)
  239. Jurij Veklenko – “Run With The Lions” (Lithuania 2019)
  240. Dschinghis Khan – “Dschinghis Khan” (Germany 1979)
  241. Sebalter – “Hunter Of Stars” (Switzerland 2014)
  242. Montaigne – “Don’t Break Me” (Australia 2020)
  243. Malcolm Lincoln – “Siren” (Estonia 2010)
  244. Maria Guinot – “Silencio E Tanta Gente” (Portugal 1984)
  245. Alekseev – “Forever” (Belarus 2018)
  246. Alex Panayi – “Sti Fotia” (Cyprus 1995)
  247. Anna Vissi – “Everything” (Greece 2006)
  248. Aram Mp3 – “Not Alone” (Armenia 2014)
  249. Teach-In – “Ding-A-Dong” (Netherlands 1975)
  250. Lena Valaitis – “Johnny Blue” (Germany 1981)

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