Category Archives: 1970s

379 Libera – Mia Martini (Italy, 1977)

Mia Martina is one of two Italian artists with a brace of entries in the countdown. First up we had her 1992 attempt, the plaintive torch song Rapsodia (see No. 450), 71 places higher is Libera, a disco-tinged number from 1977. … Continue reading

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381 I See A Star – Mouth & MacNeal (Netherlands, 1974)

The previous entry from the Netherlands in our countdown was Maggie MacNeal’s Amsterdam (see No. 431), while next up we have her earlier – and even more successful – Eurovision outing in partnership with Dave Lee Travis-lookalike, Mouth (AKA Willem Duyn). MacNeal, whose … Continue reading

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384 Comé Comédie – Betty Mars (France, 1972)

Paris-born Séverine won the 1971 contest in Dublin with Un Banc Un Arbre Une Rue, giving Monaco their only Eurovision win to date. The Monégasques, however, were unable to come up with a suitable venue for 1972’s show, so with just seven weeks … Continue reading

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400 Jack In The Box – Clodagh Rodgers (United Kingdom, 1971)

In 1971, in Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre, Ireland hosted Eurovision for the first time thanks to Dana’s win the previous year with All Kinds Of Everything. Austria, Finland, Norway, Portugal and Sweden all returned to the contest after flouncing out in 1970 … Continue reading

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421 The First Day Of Love – Anne-Karine Strøm (Norway, 1974)

From an artist who has made the Top 3 twice (see No. 422) we move to one who has the much humbler – and considerably rarer – distinction of coming bottom of the pack on two occasions. In the early 1970s Olso-born Anne-Karine … Continue reading

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423 Judy Et Cie – Pierre Rapsat (Belgium, 1976)

In 2005’s Les Plus Grands Belges – the Belgian equivalent of the BBC’s 100 Greatest Britons – Pierre Rapsat was voted the 51st Greatest Belgian, some way ahead of acclaimed jazz musician Django Reinhardt (at 76th) and Flemish tennis player … Continue reading

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437 We’ll Live It All Again (Noi Lo Rivivremo Di Nuovo) – Al Bano & Romina Power (Italy, 1976)

No fewer than six acts have represented Italy on more than one occasion, but only three of those six have finished inside the Top 10 twice: Domenico Modugno (1958, 1959), Gigliola Cinquetti (1964, 1974), and Al Bano and Romina Power (1976, … Continue reading

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