Fuego (Eleni Foureira song)

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"Fuego"
Fuego - Eleni Foureira.jpg
Single by Eleni Foureira
Released9 March 2018
FormatDigital download
Genre
Length3:03
LabelPanik Records
Songwriter(s)
  • Alex Papaconstantinou
  • Geraldo Sandell
  • Viktor Svensson
  • Anderz Wrethov
  • Didrick
Producer(s)
  • Alex Papaconstantinou
  • Geraldo Sandell
  • Viktor Svensson
  • Anderz Wrethov
  • Didrick
Eleni Foureira singles chronology
"2018 S'agapo"
(2017)
"Fuego"
(2018)
"Caramela"
(2018)
Music video
"Fuego" on YouTube
Cyprus "Fuego"
Eurovision Song Contest 2018 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
  • Alex Papaconstantinou
  • Geraldo Sandell
  • Viktor Svensson
  • Anderz Wrethov
  • Didrick
Lyricist(s)
  • Alex Papaconstantinou
  • Geraldo Sandell
  • Viktor Svensson
  • Anderz Wrethov
  • Didrick
Finals performance
Semi-final result
2nd
Semi-final points
262
Final result
2nd
Final points
436
Appearance chronology
◄ "Gravity" (2017)   

"Fuego" (English: Fire) is a song by Greek singer Eleni Foureira. The song represented Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 and was runner-up behind "Toy" from Israel's Netta.[1][2] The song title was announced to the public (although not confirmed by CyBC) on 25 January 2018, and was composed by Greek-Swedish producer and songwriter Alex P. The music video was premiered on 2 March 2018 and the song was digitally released a week later.[3]

Origin[edit]

The song was written by Alex Papaconstantinou, Geraldo Sandell, Viktor Svensson, Anderz Wrethov and "Didrick". The melody employs the millennial whoop pattern.

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Eleni Foureira was announced as the Cypriot act for the 2018 contest on 25 January 2018 after weeks of rumours regarding the artist selection. However, this announcement was not by the Cypriot broadcaster, and was not official. On 1 February 2018, it was announced by the CyBC that the song Fuego would represent Cyprus at the 2018 contest with Eleni Foureira as the singer. The song took the second place at the Eurovision Song Contest with 436 points, Cyprus best position in the contest ever.[4]

The artist who was rumoured to have been asked to represent Cyprus is the winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2005, Elena Paparizou.[5][6] A demo version of "Fuego" recorded by Paparizou was leaked online in April 2018.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No.TitleLength
1."Fuego"3:03
2."Fuego" (Spanish version)3:03

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[8] 35
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[9] 10
France (SNEP)[10] 70
Germany (Official German Charts)[11] 81
Greece Airplay (IFPI Greece)[12] 14
Greece Digital Singles (IFPI Greece)[13] 1
Ireland (IRMA)[14] 50
Israel (Media Forest)[15] 10
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[16] 96
Norway (VG-lista)[17] 16
Poland (Dance Top 50)[18] 33
Portugal (AFP)[19] 18
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[20] 30
Spain Singles (PROMUSICAE)[21] 9
Spain Airplay (PROMUSICAE)[22] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[23] 14
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[24] 46
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[25] 64

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[26] Platinum 40,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Various 9 March 2018 Digital download A-P Records / Panik Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cyprus 2018 🇨🇾 it's official: ultimate pop icon Eleni Foureira to Lisbon with the song 'Fuego' – OIKOTIMES.com". OIKOTIMES.com. 2018-01-25. Retrieved 2018-01-26.
  2. ^ Mercereau, Damien (7 March 2018). "Eurovision 2018 : Chypre joue avec le feu avec Eleni Foureira" (in French). Le Figaro. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Alex Papaconstantinou will compose 2018 Cyprus Eurovision entryParikiaki | Parikiaki Cyprus and Cypriot News". www.parikiaki.com. Retrieved 2018-01-26.
  4. ^ "Cyprus: Eleni Foureira to Eurovision 2018 with "Fuego"". Eurovisionworld. 2018-02-01. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  5. ^ "Cyprus: Is RIK wooing Helena Paparizou for a Eurovision comeback?". wiwibloggs. 2018-01-15. Retrieved 2018-01-26.
  6. ^ "Eleni Foureira reportedly close to accepting Cyprus Eurovision 2018 offer". wiwibloggs. 2018-01-24. Retrieved 2018-01-26.
  7. ^ "Cyprus: Helena Paparizou Version of "Fuego" Leaked". Eurovoix. 2018-04-02. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  8. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Eleni Foureira – Fuego" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Eleni Foureira – Fuego" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Lescharts.com – Eleni Foureira – Fuego" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Eleni Foureira – Fuego". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Official IFPI Airplay Chart" (in Greek). IFPI.gr. Archived from the original on 11 June 2018.
  13. ^ "Official IFPI Charts-Digital Singles Chart" (in Greek). IFPI.gr. Archived from the original on 22 May 2018.
  14. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  15. ^ "Media Forest 20 13-05-18 19-05-18". Media Forest. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Eleni Foureira – Fuego" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  17. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 20 Single uke 23, 2018". VG-lista. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  18. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Dance Top 50. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  19. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Eleni Foureira – Fuego". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  20. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  21. ^ "Top 100 Canciones – Semana 20: del 11.05.2018 al 17.05.2018" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  22. ^ "TOP 50 - Lista de Radio Musical ——Semana 40: Del 29-09-2018 al 05-10-2018" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  23. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  24. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Eleni Foureira – Fuego". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  25. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  26. ^ "Top 100 Streaming – Semana 28: Del 06.07.2018 al 12.07.2018" (in Spanish). Promusicae. Retrieved 24 July 2018.