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The Worrying Kind

"The Worrying Kind"
Single by The Ark
from the album Prayer for the Weekend
Released5 March 2007
Songwriter(s)Ola Salo
Eurovision Song Contest 2007 entry
Ola Salo,
Lars Ljungberg,
Mikael Jepson,
Sylvester Schlegel,
Martin Axén,
Jens Andersson
Finals performance
Final result
Final points
Appearance chronology
◄ "Invincible" (2006)   
"Hero" (2008) ►

"The Worrying Kind" is a rock song performed by The Ark, written and composed by Ola Salo. It was released as the second single of their fourth album, Prayer for the Weekend. On 10 March 2007 the song won Melodifestivalen 2007 and therefore became Sweden's Eurovision Song Contest 2007 entry. The song won both the jury and public vote.

The Ark performing "The Worrying Kind" for Sweden.

The song includes the lyric "just a mortal with potential of a superman", taken from the 1971 David Bowie song "Quicksand". Similarities have also been drawn with the 1970 Edison Lighthouse one-hit-wonder "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)". The song was directly qualified for the Final of Eurovision Song Contest in Finland on the 12th of May due to Carola Häggkvist's fifth-place finish in the 2006 contest. In the finals, the song received 51 points and finished 18th of 24 finalists. It received votes from six countries: 12 points from Denmark and Norway, 10 from Iceland, 8 from Finland, 7 from the United Kingdom, 2 from Andorra, and 0 from the other 35 countries.

A cover version by Maia Hirasawa was at Svensktoppen between 11 May-7 September 2008, peaking at #2.

Chart performance

The song held the top spot on the Swedish singles chart for a total of three weeks. It was also tested on Svensktoppen, where it entered the list on 15 April 2007 at #3 and reached the #1 spot on 29 April 2007.

Chart Peak
European Hot 100 Singles[1] 92
German Singles Chart 99
Italian Singles Chart 34
Swedish Singles Chart 1
UK Singles Chart[2] 121