Whereas it nonetheless divides opinion amongst individuals of all ages, it can’t be argued that the Eurovision Music Contest is firmly established as a cultural phenomenon.
That’s actually the case within the competitors’s greatest markets – the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain – who’re given a free go into the Grand Remaining annually.
Every nation has received Eurovision on multiple event, however which track proved to be their greatest hit? Learn on as we take a more in-depth look.
Save Your Kisses for Me – Brotherhood of Man – United Kingdom – 1976
In keeping with a current Betway research, Save Your Kisses for Me by Brotherhood of Man is the most important promoting track from the Eurovision Music Contest ever within the UK.
The track obtained 164 factors, a whopping 80.4% of the utmost factors it may have achieved, and went on to promote greater than six million copies worldwide.
Save Your Kisses for Me was the UK’s third Eurovision winner – solely Bucks Fizz (1981) and Katrina and the Waves (1997) have completed first since then.
Ein Bisschen Frieden – Nicole – Germany – 1982
Ein Bisschen Frieden (A Little bit of Peace) was carried out by 17-year-old German high-school pupil Nicole Hohloch at Eurovision in 1982.
She secured Germany’s first win by a document margin of 61 factors, setting a brand new document for the biggest profitable margin that lasted till 1997.
Nicole’s uplifting track stays the one Eurovision entry to prime the gross sales charts in each territory it was launched in.
Eres Tu – Mocedades – Spain – 1973
Simply six factors separated the highest three on the finish of Eurovision 1973, with Spain sandwiched in between Luxembourg and United Kingdom.
Their entry was not with out controversy, with critics suggesting the track was merely a replica of the Yugoslavian entry of 1966, Brez Based mostly carried out by Berta Ambroz.
Regardless of this, Spain completed simply 4 factors off the highest spot and two forward of UK entrant Cliff Richard. He had beforehand completed second behind Spain 5 years earlier.
L’oiseau et L’enfant – Marie Myriam – France – 1977
Sung in French by Marie Myriam, L’oiseau et L’enfant (The Chicken and the Little one) turned her nation’s fifth and most up-to-date Eurovision success in 1977.
It obtained 136 factors to complete 15 away from UK duo Lynsey de Paul and Mike Moran who carried out the piano-driven Rock Backside.
Myriam’s music profession was unremarkable thereafter, though she did make an look on the fiftieth anniversary Eurovision live performance in Copenhagen in 2005.
Non Ho L’eta – Gigliola Cinquetti – Italy – 1964
Cinquetti turned the youngest winner of the competition when she stormed to victory aged simply 16 years and 92 days in 1964.
She held the document till 1986 when Belgium’s Sandra Kim claimed the highest spot aged 13. With the present guidelines stating individuals have to be 16, Kim’s document is unlikely to be damaged.
Cinquetti received’t be too involved, having romped residence by one of many widest margins of victory ever witnessed within the competitors.