Category Archives: 1980s

362 Die Zeit Ist Einsam – Timna Brauer (Austria, 1986)

From the song that came 13th in 1986 (see No. 363) we move to another of that year’s under-performers, Die Zeit Ist Einsam (Time Is Lonely) by Timna Brauer which finished way down in 18th place out of a field of … Continue reading

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363 Alles Heeft Ritme – Frizzle Sizzle (Netherlands, 1986)

Ten years before the Spice Girls zig-a-zig ah’d their way across Europe’s charts, Frizzle Sizzle were projecting a rather more modest form of Girl Power in co-ordinating pastel shades at Eurovision in 1986. The history of girl groups can be traced back to the late 1930s … 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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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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377 Mono I Agapi – Anna Vissi (Cyprus, 1982)

The Cyprus-born, Greece-raised sisters Anna and Lia Vissi have between them performed on five Eurovision entries. Anna Vissi – or Vishy as she was billed for Mono I Agapi – competed in 1980 for Greece, in 1982 for Cyprus, and again … Continue reading

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392 Bra Vibrationer – Kikki Danielsson (Sweden, 1985)

The titillatingly titled Bra Vibrationer (Good Vibrations), is the second of seven songs from 1985 in our countdown (see No. 406). It was performed by Kikki Danielsson on home soil after Sweden’s win the previous year (see No. 441). 1985 was … Continue reading

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395 100% D’amour – Sophie Carle (Luxembourg, 1984)

Luxembourg competed at Eurovision 37 times between 1956 and 1993. In that time the population of the Grand Duchy increased from 307,000 to 397,000, a figure not dissimilar to that of Iceland’s population, but while Iceland have always chosen home-grown artists, … Continue reading

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