Golden Boy (Nadav Guedj song)

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"Golden Boy"
Nadav Guedj Golden Boy single cover.jpeg
Single by Nadav Guedj
from the album Nadav Guedj
Released15 March 2015
FormatDigital download
RecordedFebruary–March 2015
Genre
Length3:00
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Yinon Yahel
Nadav Guedj singles chronology
"Golden Boy"
(2015)
"Good Vibes"
(2015)
Music video
"Golden Boy" on YouTube
Israel "Golden Boy"
Eurovision Song Contest 2015 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
3rd
Semi-final points
151
Final result
9th
Final points
97
Appearance chronology
◄ "Same Heart" (2014)   
"Made of Stars" (2016) ►

"Golden Boy" is a song performed by Israeli singer Nadav Guedj and was written by Doron Medalie. It was chosen by public broadcaster IBA to represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. The song was premièred on 12 March 2015.[1] It was released as a digital download on 15 March 2015 as the lead single from his debut studio album Nadav Guedj (2016). It is the first ever Israeli Eurovision entry with lyrics entirely in the English language. Within the Eurovision Song Contest, the song went through to the grand final after finishing in 3rd place in the 2nd Semi-final. The song finished in 9th place in the grand final with 97 points.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No.TitleLength
1."Golden Boy"3:00

Music video[edit]

According to Eurovision Song Contest YouTube Channel, Nadav Guedj's Golden Boy live performance at 2nd Semi-final was the fifth most watched video by subscribers on the channel (before Eurovision Song Contest 2016 begin), and the fourth most 2015 watched video, just behind Måns Zelmerlöw, Polina Gagarina and Loic Nottet live performances videos.[2]

Cover versions[edit]

On 29 June 2015, Greek singer Eleni Foureira released a Greek version of the song titled "Sto theo me paei" (Greek: Στο θεό με πάει; "Take Me to God"). It was performed at the 2015 MAD Video Music Awards.[3][4]

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 14
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6] 36
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[7] 48
France (SNEP)[8] 178
Germany (Official German Charts)[9] 45
Israel (Media Forest)[10] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 44
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 54

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Israel 15 March 2015 Digital download

References[edit]

  1. ^ Laufer, Gil (26 February 2015). "Israel: Nadav Guedj to sing 'Golden boy' in Vienna". esctoday.com. ESCtoday. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Top 5 most watched songs by subscribers". youtube.com. Eurovision Song Contest. 26 April 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  3. ^ Muldoon, Padraig (2 October 2015). "She's a Golden Girl: Eleni Foureira unleashes her "Golden Boy" video". Wiwibloggs.
  4. ^ Xifaras, Billy (10 July 2015). "MAD VMAs 2015: Kalomira, Sakis Rouvas, and a Greek version of "Golden Boy"". Wiwibloggs.
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Nadav Guedj – Golden Boy" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Nadav Guedj – Golden Boy" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Nadav Guedj – Golden Boy" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – Nadav Guedj – Golden Boy" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Nadav Guedj – Golden Boy". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Nadav Guedj – Golden Boy Media Forest". Israeli Airplay Chart. Media Forest. Archived from the original on 12 July 2015.
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Nadav Guedj – Golden Boy". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  12. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Nadav Guedj – Golden Boy". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 31 May 2015.