Jezebel (The Rasmus song)

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"Jezebel"
The Rasmus - Jezebel.png
Single by the Rasmus
Released18 January 2022 (2022-01-18)
Length3:10
LabelPlayground Music Scandinavia
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Desmond Child
The Rasmus singles chronology
"Venomous Moon"
(2021)
"Jezebel"
(2022)
Music video
"Jezebel" on YouTube
Eurovision Song Contest 2022 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
English
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
  • Lauri Ylönen
  • Desmond Child
Finals performance
Semi-final result
7th
Semi-final points
162
Final result
21st
Final points
38
Entry chronology
◄ "Dark Side" (2021)

"Jezebel" is a song by Finnish rock band the Rasmus, released as a single on 18 January 2022.[1] It was co-written and produced by lead singer Lauri Ylönen and Desmond Child.[2] The song represented Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, held in Turin, Italy in May 2022, opening the second semi-final on 12 May.[3] It won the 2022 edition of Finland's annual Eurovision song selection competition, Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu, on 26 February 2022 with a total of 310 points.[4] The single reached number four in Finland.

Background

Ylönen said the song is "about a girl who takes what she wants, without asking. A free spirit", as well as "an homage, a tribute, to the strong women of today, who own their bodies, who are in charge of their sensuality, their sexuality, and who are determined to be an equal". The band had previously worked with Desmond Child on their 2008 album Black Roses, and called it "awesome" to work with him again, saying he "knows how to put a hit song together".[5] The song title references Jezebel, a Biblical figure who was the Queen of Israel.

Charts

Chart performance for "Jezebel"
Chart (2022) Peak
position
Czech Republic (Rádio – Top 100)[6] 5
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[7] 4
Lithuania (AGATA)[8] 24
Sweden Heatseeker (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 7
UK Download (OCC)[10] 34
UK Rock & Metal (OCC)[11] 15

References

  1. ^ Krol, Charlotte (17 January 2022). "Listen to The Rasmus' Eurovision entry bid and new single 'Jezebel'". NME. Retrieved 27 February 2022.
  2. ^ Krol, Charlotte (17 January 2022). "Listen to The Rasmus' Eurovision entry bid and new single 'Jezebel'". NME. Retrieved 27 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2022 Second Semi-Final". Eurovision.tv. EBU. 25 January 2022. Archived from the original on 29 March 2022. Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  4. ^ Santos, Pedro (26 February 2022). "Finland's The Rasmus is out of the shadows: To Eurovision 2022 with "Jezebel"". Eurovision World. Retrieved 27 February 2022.
  5. ^ "The Rasmus Releases New Single 'Jezebel'". Blabbermouth.net. 17 January 2022. Retrieved 27 February 2022.
  6. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – RADIO – TOP 100 and insert 202219 into search. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  7. ^ "The Rasmus: Jezebel" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 27 February 2022.
  8. ^ "2022 20-os savaitės klausomiausi (Top 100)" (in Lithuanian). AGATA. 20 May 2022. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  9. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker, vecka 20". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  10. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 21 May 2022.
  11. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 21 May 2022.