ALL TIME EUROVISION
Nel Blu Di pinto Di Blu (Volare) Domenico Modugno
Only finished third in the contest but has been covered by many artists including Dean Martin, Al Martino, Bobby Rydell, Gypsy Kings and even Charlie Drake!
L’Amour Est Bleu - Vicky
Better known as Love Is Blue, the instrumental version of the song by Paul Mauriat and his orchestra was a worldwide hit in 1968. Vicky managed a respectable fourth place in the contest but would go on to further success by winning for Luxembourg in 1972 with Après Toi.
Congratulations - CLIFF RICHARD
Despite losing the contest by a single vote this song has endured as a “must have” at weddings, birthdays and anniversaries. Cliff would return to the contest five years later with Power To All Our Friends, achieving a respectable third place.
Waterloo - ABBA
No top ten of Eurovision songs would be complete without this classic winner. Even today it still regularly tops all-time Eurovision favourite song polls.
Ding-A-Dong - Teach-In
The lyrics may be trite, such as “Ding-A-Dong every hour, when you pick a flower”, but the melody is incredibly catchy and along with the obligatory key change this was an instant winner.
Save Your Kisses For Me - Brotherhood of Man
With over six million copies of the single sold worldwide, this song topped the UK charts for six weeks and was the best-selling song of the year.
Parlez-Vous Francais? - Baccara
A hot favourite in 1978, this disco entry could only reach seventh place on the night. Sounding similar in style to their 1977 hit Yes Sir, I Can Boogie this entry could have been sued for plagiarism were it not for the fact the same song writing team was behind both songs.
Hold Me Now - Johnny Logan
Performing his own composition Hold Me Now, Johnny Logan went into the history books as the only performer to win twice following his previous victory in 1980 with What’s Another Year? Five years later he would compose yet another winner Why Me? for Linda Martin.
Love Shine A Light - Katrina & The Waves
It’s hard to believe that it’s 25 years now since the UK last won the contest, but this anthemic song ran away with the title with a record number of points at the time. When the UK wins it wins big.
Euphoria - Loreen
Probably the most successful winner of the 21st century. This dance number received the maximum vote of 12 points from 18 countries on the night. It topped the charts in many European countries, reaching number 3 in the UK charts.
Rise Like A Phoenix - Conchita Wurst
This winner could easily have been the theme music to a James Bond film. Coupled with a memorable performance by drag queen Conchita Wurst this song reached the top 20 in the UK charts.
Zitti E Buoni - Måneskin
The current Eurovision champions and one of the few 21st century winners not to be performed in English. This rock band have gone on to become one of the biggest successes in the contest’s history becoming the first Italian rock band to reach the top 10 in the UK charts and reaching the top 10 in the Billboard Global charts.