Category Archives: 425-401

401 The Way You Are – Anti Social Media (Denmark, 2015)

The first contest in 1956 (see No. 502) was a modest, slightly haphazard affair, with few – if any – rules in place to govern proceedings. Seven nations had been invited to put forward two songs, Luxembourg and Switzerland chose to send one … Continue reading

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402 Dile Que La Quiero – David Civera (Spain, 2001)

Of the “Big 5” nations Spain have had to wait the longest for a win. Germany were the most recent victors in 2010 (see No. 430), the UK were last top in 1997, Italy in 1990 and France in 1977, … Continue reading

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403 Sama – Justyna (Poland, 1995)

At No. 403 we have the first of seven Polish entries in our countdown. Poland first entered the contest in 1994 with To Nie Ja by Edyta Górniak, a rousing ballad very much in the Eurovision style. It came 2nd behind Rock’n’Roll … Continue reading

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404 Everything – Anna Vissi (Greece, 2006)

Two sets of sisters have solo entries in the Top 500: the Aspelunds (see No 417) from Finland, and the Greek-Cypriot Vissi sisters. First up for the Vissis was older sister Lia (see No. 406), two places higher is the first appearance from her younger … 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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406 To Katalava Arga – Lia Vissi (Cyprus, 1985)

With eight entries between No. 483 and No. 406, Cyprus have more songs in the bottom quintile of our Top 500 than any nation. Although born in Cyprus, Evangelia Vissi moved to Athens aged 17 and six years later experienced her first taste of Eurovision as a … 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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