Jam Out To The Eurovision Soundtrack

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If you love the songs from Netflix’s new musical comedy, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, then the good news is that you can stream the tunes on Spotify.

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is based on the most renowned musical competition that’s filled with captivating acts that hail from every corner of Europe. For every vocalist accompanied by a guitar onstage, another will be joined by pulsing pyrotechnics or neon holograms.

Each tune is an original composition, yet performers belt out bouncy pop, operatic arias and everything in between. This fusion of influences and styles is, of course, the epitome of the Eurovision Song Contest.

With a slate of 12 original songs and a star studded cast, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga promises a soundtrack that’ll keep you singing throughout the summer. Here are some of the smash hits that you can rock out to:

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: The Story of Fire Saga-(L-R) Rachel McAdams as Sigrit Ericksdottir, Will Ferrell as Lars Erickssong. Cr. John Wilson/NETFLIX © 2020

Double Trouble
Double Trouble is the grand song that propels the Fire Saga from Icelandic pubs to the Eurovision stadium. The catchy number was co-written by Swedish producer Rami Yacoub, Icelandic native Arnthor Birgisson and the film’s executive music producer, Savan Kotecha, who has written pop songs for everyone from Ariana Grande (God Is A Woman) and The Weeknd (Can’t Feel My Face) to Usher (DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love) and Demi Lovato (Confident).

With director David Dobkin’s request to make the song feel like an Icelandic folk song, Arnthor started playing a haunting melody, and then — like all Eurovision songs — it transitions into a big, melodic chorus and stays that way.

Rachel McAdams, who plays Sigrit and member of Fire Saga, adds “The lyrics are ridiculous but the tune bores a hole in your brain and won’t leave. It’s perfect.” 

Missing nights out on the dance floor ? Well, you can have a Eurovision dance party ala Tomorrowland of your own with Tiësto’s Euro 90s Tribute Remix of Double Trouble!

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: The Story of Fire Saga- (L-R) Will Ferrell as Lars Erickssong, Rachel McAdams as Sigrit Ericksdottir. Cr. Elizabeth Viggiano/NETFLIX © 2020

Volcano Man
Swedish duo, Gustav Holter and Christian Persson, wrote Volcano Man, the first single released from the movie’s soundtrack. The hit number will not be mistaken for anything else with its percussive intro of the song with Will Ferrell’s ‘Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh’ and whale sound effect embellishments.

Jaja Ding Dong
Holter and Persson were also tasked with writing Lars’ most regretted creation, Jaja Ding Dong, perhaps the most iconic song from the soundtrack. Like Malaysian’s ‘Rasa Sayang’, Jaja Ding Dong carries a folk-like tune that everyone knows and loves that we guarantee will be stuck in your head for days.

Once you hear this jingle, we’re sure that you’ll be singing it at the top of your lungs!

Lion of Love
Director David Dobkin asked Kotecha what he could come up with based on the title Lion of Love. This time, Kotecha riffed with Yacoub and Johan Carlsson, a Swedish-American songwriter who has collaborated with the likes of Ariana Grande and Maroon 5. The team couldn’t quite nail the song until the director decided that he wanted Alexander Lemtov, played by Dan Stevens, to be able to sing.

Enter Opera singer Erik Mjönes who supplied the final vocals, and the resulting number is replete with bellows, whip cracks and a lyrical Easter egg — in the lines that sounds like they end with “meet the lion of love,” “meet” is actually spelled “meat.”

In the Mirror
Swedish songwriting legend Jörgen Elofsson, who has written iconic songs for Britney Spears (Sometimes, You Drive Me Crazy) and Kelly Clarkson (Stronger(What Doesn’t Kill You)), wrote In the Mirror for Demi Lovato’s character, Katiana.

The two-time Grammy® nominee is a fan of Will Ferrell and rounds out the main cast as the heavenly-voiced Katiana who steps onto a stage and immediately wins over the audience.

Húsavík
The final performance from Fire Saga at the contest was Sigrit’s creative breakthrough, Húsavík, after the pairs’ hometown in Iceland. A truly beautiful ballad that is sung in both English and Sigrit’s native tongue that will leave you breathless as she hits the “speorg note” from the heart.

Jam out to the soundtrack of Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, now streaming on Netflix and available on Spotify.

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