Category Archives: 1960s

368 À Force De Prier – Nana Mouskouri (Luxembourg, 1963)

Commentators often cite Abba and Celine Dion when attempting to associate Eurovision with global superstars. Sometimes also mentioned is Julio Iglesias, the best selling Latin artist in history and Spain’s representative in 1970 with Gwendolyne. Rarely, though, does the name Nana Mouskouri … 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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383 Ein Hoch Der Liebe – Wencke Myhre (Germany, 1968)

Ein Hoch Der Liebe (A Toast To Love) was written by Horst Jankowski who was well known in Britain for his easy listening instrumental A Walk In The Black Forest. That song had been an unlikely Top 3 hit in the … Continue reading

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405 Det Börjar Verka Kärlek, Banne Mig – Claes-Göran Hederström (Sweden, 1968)

There are only two Swedish entries from the 1960s in our chart: Tommy Körberg’s Judy, Min Vän (see No. 407) from 1969, and two places higher Sweden’s representative from the year before, Claes-Göran Hederström with the Nordic nation’s earliest entry to feature … Continue reading

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407 Judy, Min Vän – Tommy Körberg (Sweden, 1969)

1969 will forever be remembered as the year of the four winners: Spain, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and France all scored 18 points and as there was no rule in place at the time to determine an outright winner the … Continue reading

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422 Dis Rien – François Deguelt (Monaco, 1962)

We have a particular penchant for Monaco in the early 1960s, already we’ve seen Françoise Hardy and L’amour S’en Va from 1963 (see No. 429), now it’s the turn of Monaco’s entry from the year before (and there’s a couple more … Continue reading

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427 Voi Voi – Nora Brockstedt (Norway, 1960)

1960 was the year that Norway made their Eurovision debut. Denmark had been the first Nordic country to compete in 1957, followed by Sweden in 1958. Finland entered the year after Norway, but it wasn’t until 1986, when Iceland finally joined the party, that the contest could … Continue reading

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