Calm After the Storm

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"Calm After the Storm"
The Common Linnets - Calm After the Storm.jpg
Single by The Common Linnets
from the album The Common Linnets
Released 14 March 2014
Format
Genre
Length 3:04 (Radio edit)
3:32 (Album version)
Label Universal Music Group
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
The Common Linnets singles chronology
"Calm After the Storm"
(2014)
"Give Me a Reason"
(2014)

"Calm After the Storm"
(2014)
"Give Me a Reason"
(2014)
Music video
"Calm After the Storm" on YouTube
Netherlands "Calm After the Storm"
Eurovision Song Contest 2014 entry
Country
Artist(s)
As
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
1st
Semi-final points
150
Final result
2nd
Final points
238
Appearance chronology
◄ "Birds" (2013)   
"Walk Along" (2015) ►

"Calm After the Storm" is a song by Dutch duo The Common Linnets (Ilse DeLange and Waylon).[1] It was chosen internally to represent the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Denmark. In the contest it placed second with 238 points. The song was first performed live, in an acoustic version, on 12 March 2014 on TV program De Wereld Draait Door.[2] The studio version was presented on 13 March 2014.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video, shot entirely black-and-white, was filmed in March 2014 in Edam.[4]

Eurovision[edit]

After having taken the first place in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen on 6 May 2014, the song finished in second place in the final on 10 May 2014, behind the winning song "Rise Like a Phoenix" by Conchita Wurst from Austria. This was the highest position for the Netherlands since it last won in 1975, and the highest score for the Netherlands in all the Eurovision contests.

Chart performance[edit]

On 18 May 2014, it reached number 9 in the UK singles chart, becoming 2014's highest charting Eurovision single,[5] and the fourth non-winning Eurovision song from outside the UK to enter the top ten, the other songs being "Nel blu dipinto di blu" (Italy 1958), "Si" (Italy 1974) and "I See a Star" (Netherlands 1974).

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[6] 66
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[7] 2
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[8] 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[9] 20
Denmark (Tracklisten)[10] 2
Europe (Euro Digital Songs)[11] 9
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[12] 6
France (SNEP)[13] 102
Germany (Official German Charts)[14] 3
Hungary (Single Top 40)[15] 4
Iceland (RÚV)[16] 1
Ireland (IRMA)[17] 4
Luxembourg Digital Songs (Billboard)[18] 9
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[19] 1
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[20] 2
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[21] 8
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[22] 25
Slovenia (SloTop50)[23] 17
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[24] 5
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[25] 36
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[26] 3
Turkey (Number One Top 40)[27] 7
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[28] 9

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Position
Germany (Official German Charts)[29] 22

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[30] Gold 15,000*
Germany (BVMI)[31] Platinum 0^
Netherlands (NVPI)[32] Gold 10,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ilse DeLange and Waylon team up as The Commen Linnnets for ESC2014". wiwibloggs.com. 25 November 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  2. ^ "The Netherlands: Common Linnets reveal acoustic version of Calm after the storm". wiwibloggs.com. 12 March 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  3. ^ Granger, Anthony (4 March 2014). "The Netherlands: The Common Linnets To Sing "Calm After The Storm"". Eurovoix.com. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
  4. ^ "The Common Linnets - Calm Before the Storm". AVROTROS. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  5. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/eurovision-2014-the-real-winners-revealed-3021/
  6. ^ "Justice Crew Spend Second Week At ARIA No 1". Noise11.com/.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – The Common Linnets – Calm After The Storm" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Common Linnets – Calm After The Storm" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Common Linnets – Calm After The Storm" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  10. ^ "Danishcharts.com – The Common Linnets – Calm After The Storm". Tracklisten. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  11. ^ "The Common Linnets – Chart history" Billboard Euro Digital Songs for The Common Linnets. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  12. ^ "The Common Linnets: Calm After The Storm" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – The Common Linnets – Calm After The Storm" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  14. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Common Linnets – Calm After The Storm". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  15. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  16. ^ "RÚV - Vinsældalisti Rásar 2". RÚV. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  17. ^ "Chart Track: Week 20, 2014". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  18. ^ "The Common Linnets – Chart history" Billboard Luxembourg Digital Songs for The Common Linnets. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  19. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Common Linnets – Calm After The Storm" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  20. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – The Common Linnets" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  21. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  22. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201422 into search. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  23. ^ "SloTop50: Slovenian official singles weekly chart" (in Slovenian). SloTop50. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  24. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – The Common Linnets – Calm After The Storm" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  25. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Common Linnets – Calm After The Storm". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  26. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Common Linnets – Calm After The Storm". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  27. ^ "Digital Singles Charts - Turkey". Number One Top 40. Archived from the original on 20 May 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  28. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  29. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts". GfK Entertainment (in German). offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  30. ^ "Gold & Platin". IFPI Austria. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
  31. ^ "GOLD/PLATIN und DIAMOND AWARD". musikindustrie.de. Archived from the original on December 2, 2013. Retrieved August 13, 2014.
  32. ^ "Gouden plaat voor The Common Linnets". top40.nl. Retrieved 1 May 2014.