Sam Ryder's 'Space Man' becomes highest UK Eurovision chart entry in 26 years
Sam Ryder's week gets better and better
Sam Ryder has scored the highest Eurovision chart entry in 26 years after his song 'SPACE MAN' got to number two in the Official Chart.
The UK's Eurovision entry, which finished second in the competition last weekend, was bidding to become the first Eurovision track to top the singles chart since Gina G's 'Ooh Aah...Just a Little Bit' back in 1996.
But Harry Styles clung on to top spot with his hit 'As It Was', bagging a seventh consecutive week atop the charts.
Speaking to the OfficialCharts.com earlier in the week, Ryder said the number one spot would be a "fantastic end" to his Eurovision journey.
It was an incredibly close race for top spot. Earlier this week, just 1,880 chart sales separated Sam and Harry in the race for number one.
— Official Charts (@officialcharts) May 20, 2022
Despite falling just short of the number one, it's still a piece of history for Sam, with SPACE MAN becoming the highest Eurovision chart entry this millenium.
Getting to number two caps off an incredible week for the 32-year-old, who secured the UK's best Eurovision performance in decades last week in Turin.
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