Category Archives: Sweden

390 Give Me Your Love – Fame (Sweden, 2003)

The reality TV talent show Star Academy was first broadcast in the Netherlands in 2001. Created by Dutch media giant Endemol, the TV company responsible for (among many others) Big Brother and Deal Or No Deal, the show brought the “constant surveillance” … 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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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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433 Invincible – Carola (Sweden, 2006)

1983 was also the year a 16-year-old Carola Häggkvist first entered Eurovision with Främling. In the previous entry (see No. 434) I mentioned that only seven songs from that year are placed higher in our countdown than I Agapi Akomi … Continue reading

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441 Diggi-Loo, Diggi-Ley – Herreys (Sweden, 1984)

And here is the song that deprived Terminal 3 (see No. 442) of a win in Luxembourg. Watching both performances it is immediately apparent that white trousers were de rigueur in 1984 – perhaps if Linda had paired hers with some golden shoes … Continue reading

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449 Hero – Charlotte Perrelli (Sweden, 2008)

Eurovision’s first 60 years have produced a total of 62 winners. The disparity between winners and contests being down to the four-way tie in 1969 and Johnny Logan taking the title twice in the 1980s. Johnny may have been the only artist to … Continue reading

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