Monthly Archives: October 2016

370 Not Alone – Aram.MP3 (Armenia, 2014)

The Caucasus is a region between the Black and Caspian seas and includes the entirety of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, as well as a small part of southern Russia (Chechnya, Dagestan, etc) and north east Turkey.  This territory had always been outside … Continue reading

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371 Love Games – Belle & The Devotions (United Kingdom, 1984)

The 1980s was a decade of two halves for the United Kingdom. The first five years kicked off with Prima Donna’s Love Enough For Two, 3rd in 1980’s contest, followed by a win for Bucks Fizz in 1981. The next … Continue reading

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372 Walk Along – Trijntje Oosterhuis (Netherlands, 2015)

The Netherlands have been among Eurovision’s stalwarts: they were one of the pioneering six nations in 1956 (see No. 373), Jetty Paerl’s De Vogels Van Holland the very first of more than 1,400 songs (so far) to grace the Eurovision stage. Since … Continue reading

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373 Aprite Le Finestre – Franca Raimondi (Italy, 1956)

1956’s winning song by Lys Assia (see No. 502) fell just outside the Top 500, so the first entry from the first year of Eurovision in our countdown proper is Franca Raimondi’s Aprite Le Finistre. Seven countries took part at the Teatro Kursaal … Continue reading

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374 Wenn Du Da Bist – Marty Brem (Austria, 1981)

Wenn Du Da Bist (When You Are There) is the second (see No. 420) of seven entries from 1981 in our chart. The song was the opening number of that year’s contest in Dublin and was performed by Marty (Martin) Brem … Continue reading

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375 Brandenburger Tor – Ketil Stokkan (Norway, 1990)

From 1960’s winner (see No. 376) we jump 30 years into the future and 20 positions down the scoreboard to the (joint) last placed song of 1990, Ketil Stokkan’s paean to Germany’s Brandenburg Gate. There are 11 songs in the … Continue reading

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376 Tom Pillibi – Jacqueline Boyer (France, 1960)

France have won the contest five times and – so far – their winners are appearing in the Top 500 in chronological order: first we had Dors, Mon Amour (see No. 388) from 1958, and 12 places higher is their second … Continue reading

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