Category Archives: 1950s

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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388 Dors, Mon Amour – André Claveau (France, 1958)

At No. 388 we have Dors, Mon Amour by André Claveau, the first of France’s five Eurovsion wins. It’s the second song from 1958 to feature in our countdown, 85 places higher than the runner-up that year, Giorgio by Lys Assia … Continue reading

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473 Giorgio – Lys Assia (Switzerland, 1958)

With Giorgio Lys Assia becomes the first artist to appear more than once in our blog, though strictly speaking her first entry, Refrain, sits just outside the Top 500 (see No. 502). Assia was born Rosa Mina Schärer in 1924 in the German-speaking town of … Continue reading

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502 Refrain – Lys Assia (Switzerland, 1956)

Let’s begin our countdown of the best songs from the first sixty years of Eurovision just outside the Top 500 – at No. 502 – with the song that won the very first contest back in 1956. The venue was the Teatro … Continue reading

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