Category Archives: 450-401

426 Þá Veistu Svarið – Inga (Iceland, 1993)

Was 1993 the worst Eurovision of the 1990s? Well, according to our votes it was. Our countdown features just seven songs from that contest – the fewest of the 1990s. There are actually eight songs from that year in the chart, but that includes an … 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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428 Sanomi – Urban Trad (Belgium, 2003)

More than three quarters of all Eurovision entries are sung in English these days for the simple reason it is the most widely understood language in Europe and so English language songs are likely to have the broadest appeal. So far so obvious, … Continue reading

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429 L’amour S’en Va – Françoise Hardy (Monaco, 1963)

Here is our first 1960s entry from a year other than 1964. L’amour S’en Va is the first of seven songs in our countdown from the 1963 contest, which was held at the then recently opened BBC Television Centre studios … Continue reading

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430 Satellite – Lena (Germany, 2010)

Germany have won Eurovision on two occasions, both times with teenage female vocalists. Hanover-born Lena Meyer-Landrut had just turned 19 when she triumphed at Eurovision in 2010, she was 18 months older than Nicole had been in 1982 when A Little Peace gave the Germans … Continue reading

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431 Amsterdam – Maggie MacNeal (Netherlands, 1980)

Maggie MacNeal’s Amsterdam is the first of a paltry three songs from 1980 in our countdown. Only the early years from 1956 to 1962 contribute as few or fewer entries to our chart. Held thirty miles south-west of the city of Amsterdam, in The Hague, … Continue reading

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432 Siren – Malcolm Lincoln and Manpower 4 (Estonia, 2010)

Siren is one of those great songs that occasionally turn up that are a little too left-field for a mainstream Eurovision audience. The song stalled in 2010’s first semi final even though it received maximum marks from neighbours Finland (with … Continue reading

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