That's How You Write a Song

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"That's How You Write a Song"
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Single by Alexander Rybak
Released15 January 2018
FormatDigital download
Length3:00
LabelSelf-released
Songwriter(s)Alexander Rybak
Alexander Rybak singles chronology
"I Came to Love You"
(2016)
"That's How You Write a Song"
(2018)
"Mom"
(2018)
Music video
"That's How You Write a Song" on YouTube
Eurovision Song Contest 2018 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Alexander Rybak
Lyricist(s)
Alexander Rybak
Finals performance
Semi-final result
1st
Semi-final points
266
Final result
15th
Final points
144
Appearance chronology
◄ "Grab the Moment" (2017)   
"Spirit in the Sky" (2019) ►

"That's How You Write a Song" is a song written and performed by Norwegian singer Alexander Rybak. It represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. The song was released as a digital download on 15 January 2018.[1]

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Melodi Grand Prix 2018 was the 56th edition of the Norwegian national final Melodi Grand Prix and it selected Norway's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Ten songs were chosen to participate, and the selected singers, entries and composers were revealed on 15 January 2018. The ten songs competed during the final at the Oslo Spektrum on 10 March 2018, hosted by Kåre Magnus Bergh and Silya Nymoen. The four acts who received the most votes from the Norwegian public progressed to the silver final. In the silver final, the two acts who received the most votes from the public progressed to the gold duel. In the gold duel the act who received the most votes from the public was declared the winner. Alexander Rybak won with the song "That's How You Write a Song", receiving 71% of the vote in the Gold Duel. The song competed in the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, held on 10 May 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No.TitleLength
1."That's How You Write a Song"3:00

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[2] 29
Norway (VG-lista)[3] 28
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[4] 98
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[5] 55
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[6] 58
UK Download (Official Charts Company)[7] 100

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide 15 January 2018 Digital download Self-released

References[edit]

  1. ^ "That's How You Write a Song - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Ultratop.be – Alexander Rybak – That's How You Write a Song" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Alexander Rybak – That's How You Write a Song". VG-lista. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  5. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201816 into search. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 May 2018.