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Post by StevieFan13 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:58 pm

Hey gang! Now, most of you are actually in Europe, or at least countries that actively participate in Eurovision (the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, and Australia for sure, possibly even more), so don't think I'm trying to do whatever the equivalent of mansplaining (Europe-splaining?) is. I just think the contest is often unfairly stereotyped as all silly music and kitsch when there's plenty of good music to be found. So, just as an offering, here are some Eurovision songs I think the people here might appreciate, and are worth looking up.

The '50s:
Lys Assia | Refrain | Switzerland | 1956
Freddy Quinn | So geht das jede Nacht | Germany | 1956
Cory Brokken | Net als toen | Netherlands | 1957
Domenico Modugno | Nel blu dipinto di blu | Italy | 1958

The '60s:
Jean-Claude Pascal | Nous, les amoureux | Luxembourg | 1961
Betty Curtis | Al di la | Italy | 1961
Isabelle Aubret | Un premier amour | France | 1962
Conny Froboess | Zwei kleine Italiener | Germany | 1962
Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann | Dansevise | Denmark | 1963
Esther Ofarim | T'en va pas | Switzerland | 1963
Emilio Pericoli | Uno per tutte | Italy | 1963
Françoise Hardy | L'amour s'en va | Monaco | 1963
Monica Zetterlund | En gång i Stockholm | Sweden | 1963
Gigliola Cinquetti | Non ho l'eta | Italy | 1964
Hugues Affray | Dès que le printemps revient | Luxembourg | 1964
Los TNT | Caracola | Spain | 1964
France Gall | Poupée de cire, poupée de son | Luxembourg | 1965
Åse Kleveland | Intet er nytt under solen | Norway | 1966
Sean Dunphy | If I Could Choose | Ireland | 1967
Vicky Leandros | L'amour est bleu | Luxembourg | 1967
Claes-Göran Hederström | Det börjar verka kärlek, banne mej | Sweden | 1968
Cliff Richard | Congratulations | United Kingdom | 1968
Frida Boccara | Un jour, un enfant | France | 1969
Simone de Oliveira | Desfolhada portuguesa | Portugal | 1969

The '70s:
Milestones | Falter im Wind | Austria | 1972
Anne-Marie David | Tu te reconnaitras | Luxembourg | 1973
Ilanit | Ey sham | Israel | 1973
Mocedades | Eres tu | Spain | 1973
Fernando Toro | Tourada | Portugal | 1973
ABBA | Waterloo | Sweden | 1974
Kaveret [Poogy] | Natati la khayay | Israel | 1974
Gigliola Cinquetti | Si | Italy | 1974
The Shadows | Let Me Be the One | United Kingdom | 1975
Wess & Dori Ghezzi | Era | Italy | 1975
Pihasoittajat | Old Man Fiddle | Finland | 1975
Mary Christy | Toi, la musique et moi | Monaco | 1976
Fredi and His Friends | Pump-Pump | Finland | 1976
Pierre Rapsat | Judy et cie | Belgium | 1976
Mariza Koch | Panagia mou, Panagia mou | Greece | 1976
Marie Myriam | L'oiseau et l'enfant | France | 1977
Lynsey de Paul and Mike Moran | Rock Bottom | United Kingdom | 1977
Michele Torr | Une petite francaise | Monaco | 1977
Caline & Olivier Toussaint | Les jardins de Monaco | Monaco | 1978
Tommy Seebach | Disco Tango | Denmark | 1979
Dschinghis Khan | Dschinghis Khan | Germany | 1979
Milk & Honey with Gali Atari | Hallelujah | Israel | 1979
Ted Gärdestad | Satellit | Sweden | 1979
Christina Simon | Heute in Jerusalem | Austria | 1979

The '80s:
Maggie MacNeal | Amsterdam | Netherlands | 1980
Johnny Logan | What's Another Year | Ireland | 1980
Telex | Euro-Vision | Belgium | 1980
Lena Valaitis | Johnny Blue | Germany | 1981
Jean Gabilou | Humanahum | France | 1981
Peter, Sue and Marc | Io senza te | Switzerland | 1981
Kojo | Nuku pomiin | Finland | 1982
Anna Vissi | Mono i agapi | Cyprus | 1982
Avi Toledano | Hora | Israel | 1982
Nicole | Ein bißchen frieden | Germany | 1982
Carola | Framling | Sweden | 1983
Ami Aspelund | Fantasiaa | Finland | 1983
Daniel | Džuli | Yugoslavia | 1983
Hoffman & Hoffman | Rüksicht | Germany | 1983
Ofra Haza | Hi | Israel | 1983
Jacques Zegers | Avanti la vie | Belgium | 1984
Maribelle | Ik hou van jou | Netherlands | 1984
Maria Christian | Wait Until the Weekend Comes | Ireland | 1985
Roger Bens | Femme dans ses rêves aussi | France | 1985
Daniela Simmons | Pas pour moi | Switzerland | 1986
Johnny Logan | Hold Me Now | Ireland | 1987
Umberto Tozzi & Raf | Gente di mare | Italy | 1987
Datner and Kushnir | Shir Habatlanim | Israel | 1987
Halla Margrét | Hægt og hljótt | Iceland | 1987
Nevada | Neste barco à vela | Portugal | 1987
Celine Dion | Ne partez pas sans moi | Switzerland | 1988
Lara Fabian | Croire | Luxembourg | 1988
Yardena Arazi | Ben Adam | Israel | 1988
Jump the Gun | Take Him Home | Ireland | 1988
Tommy Körberg | Stad i ljus | Sweden | 1988
Tommy Nilsson | En dag | Sweden | 1989
Nina | Nacida para amar | Spain | 1989
Anneli Saaristo | La dolce vita | Finland | 1989
Park Cafe | Monsieur | Luxembourg | 1989

The '90s:
Toto Cutugno | Insieme: 1992 | Italy | 1990
Joelle Ursull | White and Black Blues | France | 1990
Azucar Moreno | Bandido | Spain | 1990
Kayahan | Golzerinin Hapsindeyim | Turkey | 1990
Rita | Shara Barchovot | Israel | 1990
Carola | Fångad av en stormvind | Sweden | 1991
Amina | C'est le dernier qui a parlé qui a raison | France | 1991
Duo Datz | Kan | Israel | 1991
Peppino di Capri | Comme è ddoce 'o mare | Italy | 1991
Stefan & Eyfi | Nína | Iceland | 1991
Sophia Vossou | I anixi | Greece | 1991
Mia Martini | Rapsodia | Italy | 1992
Kali | Monté la riviè | France | 1992
Extra Nena | Ljubim te pesmama | Yugoslavia | 1992
Dina | Amor d'água fresca | Portugal | 1992
Enrico Ruggeri | Sole d'Europa | Italy | 1993
Niamh Kavanagh | In Your Eyes | Ireland | 1993
Munchener Freiheit | Viel zu weit | Germany | 1993
Tommy Seebach Band | Under stjernerne pa himlen | Denmark | 1993
Anabela | A cidade (até ser dia) | Portugal | 1993
Fazla | Sva bol svijeta | Bosnia and Herzegovina | 1993
Silje Vige | Alle mine tankar | Norway | 1993
Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan | Rock 'n' Roll Kids | Ireland | 1994
Frances Ruffelle | We Will Be Free (Lonely Symphony) | United Kingdom | 1994
Friderika Bayer | Kinek mondjam el vétkeimet? | Hungary | 1994
Youddiph | Vehcny strannik | Russia | 1994
Edyta Gorniak | To nie ja! | Poland | 1994
Nina Morato | Je suis un vrai garçon | France | 1994
Justyna | Sama | Poland | 1995
Eddie Friel | Dreamin' | Ireland | 1995
Secret Garden | Nocturne | Norway | 1995
Anabel Conde | Vuelve conmigo | Spain | 1995
Magazin & Lidija | Nostalgija | Croatia | 1995
Nathalie Santamaria | Il me donne rendez-vous | France | 1995
Alex Panayi | Sti fotia | Cyprus | 1995
Jan Johansen | Se pa mig | Sweden | 1995
Aud Wilken | Fra Mols til Skagen | Denmark | 1995
Elina Konstantopoulou | Pia prosefhi | Greece | 1995
George Nussbaumer | Weil's dr guat got | Austria | 1996
Dan Ar Braz & l'Héritage des Celtes | Diwanit Bugale | France | 1996
Gina G | Ooh Aah...Just a Little Bit | United Kingdom | 1996
Eimear Quinn | The Voice | Ireland | 1996
Lucia Moniz | O meu coracao nao tem cor | Portugal | 1996
One More Time | Den vilda | Sweden | 1996
Sebnem Paker | Besinci Mevsim | Turkey | 1996
Sebnem Paker & Grup Etnic | Dinle | Turkey | 1997
Tanja Ribic | Zbudi se | Slovenia | 1997
Jalisse | Fiumi di parole | Italy | 1997
Anna Maria Jopek | Ale jestem | Poland | 1997
Debbie Scerri | Let Me Fly | Malta | 1997
Maarja-Liis Ilus | Keelatud maa | Estonia | 1997
Fanny | Sentiments songes | France | 1997
Katrina and the Waves | Love Shine a Light | United Kingdom | 1997
Paul Oscar | Minn hinsti dans | Iceland | 1997
Danijela | Neka mi ne svane | Croatia | 1998
Imaani | Where Are You? | United Kingdom | 1998
Edsilia | Hemel en aarde | Netherlands | 1998
Dino & Beatrice | Putnici | Bosnia and Herzegovina | 1999

The '00s
Olsen Brothers | Fly on the Wings of Love | Denmark | 2000
Brainstorm | My Star | Latvia | 2000
Urban Trad | Sanomi | Belgium | 2003
Jonatan Cerrada | A chaque pas | France | 2004
Zeljko Joksimovic and Ad-Hoc Orchestra | Lane moje | Serbia & Montenegro | 2004
Athena | For Real | Turkey | 2004
Lisa Andreas | Stronger Every Minute | Cyprus | 2004
Shiri Maimom | Hasheket Shenish'ar | Israel | 2005
No Name | Zauvijek Moja | Serbia & Montenegro | 2005
GreenJolly | Razhom nas bahato | Ukraine | 2005
Lordi | Hard Rock Hallelujah | Finland | 2006
Hari Mata Hari | Lejla | Bosnia and Herzegovina | 2006
Christine Guldbrandsen | Alvedansen | Norway | 2006
Sopho | Visionary Dream | Georgia | 2007
Marija Serifovic | Molitva | Serbia | 2007
Magdi Ruzsa | Unsubstantial Blues | Hungary | 2007
Marija Sestic | Rijeka bez imena | Bosnia and Herzegovina | 2007
Hanna Pakarinen | Leave Me Alone | Finland | 2007
4Fun | Love or Leave | Lithuania | 2007
The Ark | The Worrying Kind | Sweden | 2007
Verka Serduchka | Dancing Lasha Tumbai | Ukraine | 2007
Roger Cicero | Frauen regier'n die welt | Germany | 2007
Boaz Ma'uda | The Fire in Your Eyes | Israel | 2008
Miodio | Complice | San Marino | 2008
Mor ve Otsei | Deli | Turkey | 2008
Yohanna | Is It True? | Iceland | 2009
Flor-de-Lis | Todas as ruas do amor | Portugal | 2009
Alexander Rybak | Fairytale | Norway | 2009
Urban Symphony | Randajad | Estonia | 2009
Patricia Kaas | Et s'il fallait le faire | France | 2009

The '10s:
Lena | Satellite | Germany | 2010
maNga | We Could Be the Same | Turkey | 2010
Harel Skaat | Milim | Israel | 2010
Tom Dice | Me and My Guitar | Belgium | 2010
Lena | Taken by a Stranger | Germany | 2011
Raphael Gualazzi | Madness of Love | Italy | 2011
Dino Merlin | Love in Rewind | Bosnia and Herzegovina | 2011
Eldrine | One More Day | Georgia | 2011
Sjonni's Friends | Coming Home | Iceland | 2011
Loreen | Euphoria | Sweden | 2012
Buranovskiye Babushki | Party for Everybody | Russia | 2012
Zeljko Joksimovic | Nije ljubav stvar | Serbia | 2012
Rona Nishliu | Suus | Albania | 2012
Roman Lob | Standing Still | Germany | 2012
Soluna Samay | Should've Known Better | Denmark | 2012
Emmelie de Forest | Only Teardrops | Denmark | 2013
Marco Mengoni | L'essenziale | Italy | 2013
Anouk | Birds | Netherlands | 2013
Valentina Monetta | Crisalide (Vola) | San Marino | 2013
Margaret Berger | I Feed You My Love | Norway | 2013
Amandine Bourgeois | L'enfer et moi | France | 2013
Conchita Wurst | Rise Like a Phoenix | Austria | 2014
The Common Linnets | Calm After the Storm | Netherlands | 2014
Carl Espen | Silent Storm | Norway | 2014
Softengine | Something Better | Finland | 2014
Sebalter | Hunter of Stars | Switzerland | 2014
Aminata | Love Injected | Latvia | 2015
Mørland and Debrah Scarlett | A Monster Like Me | Norway | 2015
Mäns Zelmerlow | Heroes | Sweden | 2015
Il Volo | Grande Amore | Italy | 2015
Elina Born and Stig Rasta | Goodbye to Yesterday | Estonia | 2015
Loic Nottet | Rhythm Inside | Belgium | 2015
Nadav Guedj | Golden Boy | Israel | 2015
Douwe Bob | Slow Down | Netherlands | 2016
Minus One | Alter Ego | Cyprus | 2016
Iveta Mukuchyan | LoveWave | Armenia | 2016
Dami Im | Sound of Silence | Australia | 2016
Jamala | 1944 | Ukraine | 2016
Poli Genova | If Love Was a Crime | Bulgaria | 2016
Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz | Midnight Gold | Georgia | 2016
Robin Bengtsson | I Can't Go On | Sweden | 2017
Salvador Sobral | Amar pelos dois | Portugal | 2017
Norma John | Blackbird | Finland | 2017
Francesco Gabbani | Occidentali's Karma | Italy | 2017
Dihaj | Skeletons | Azerbaijan | 2017
Sunstroke Project | Hey, Mamma! | Moldova | 2017
Joci Papai | Origo | Hungary | 2017
Netta | Toy | Israel | 2018
Claudia Pascoal | O jardim | Portugal | 2018
Eleni Foureira | Fuego | Cyprus | 2018
Cesar Sampson | Nobody but You | Austria | 2018
Ermal Meta and Fabrizio Moro | Non mi avete fatto niente | Italy | 2018
Madame Monsieur | Mercy | France | 2018
Ryan O'Shaughnessy | Together | Ireland | 2018
Equinox | Bones | Bulgaria | 2018
Eugent Bushpepa | Mall | Albania | 2018
Elina Nechayeva | La forza | Estonia | 2018
Lake Malawi | Friend of a Friend | Czech Republic | 2019
Duncan Laurence | Arcade | Netherlands | 2019
Tamara Todevska | Proud | North Macedonia | 2019
Hatari | Hatrid mun sigra | Iceland | 2019
Chingiz | Truth | Azerbaijan | 2019
Jonida Maliqi | Ktheju tokes | Albania | 2019
Mahmood | Soldi | Italy | 2019
Kate Miller-Heidke | Zero Gravity | Australia | 2019
Zalagasper | Sebi | Slovenia | 2019
John Lundvik | Too Late for Love | Sweden | 2019
Tulia | Pali sie | Poland | 2019
Conan Osiris | Telemoveis | Portugal | 2019
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Re: Eurovision for AMers

Post by Chilton » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:21 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:58 pm
Telex | Euro-Vision | Belgium | 1980
My favorite, very tongue-in-cheek, almost anti-music and definitely not suitable for a Eurovision audience :D I'd also like to add the complete bonkers "Rendez-vous" by Pas de deux from 1983.


Have you listened to every Eurovision song, Stevie? Myself I've seen (I think) every edition since 2003, we (Belgium) came in second after Turkey, and I was hooked. My list of good songs wouldn't be as extensive as yours, but every year there are always a good few I enjoy, and I'd also like to recommend the following from the top of my head (so glad Italy came back after a long hiatus, they almost always have a great song):

Lena | Satellite | Germany | 2010
Tom Dice | Me and My Guitar | Belgium | 2010
Raphael Gualazzi | Madness of Love | Italy | 2011
Aminata | Love Injected | Latvia | 2015
Loic Nottet | Rhythm Inside | Belgium | 2015
Nadav Guedj | Golden Boy | Israel | 2015
Hatari | Hatrid mun sigra | Iceland | 2019
Mahmood | Soldi | Italy | 2019

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Re: Eurovision for AMers

Post by StevieFan13 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:27 pm

Chilton wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:21 pm
StevieFan13 wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:58 pm
Telex | Euro-Vision | Belgium | 1980
My favorite, very tongue-in-cheek, almost anti-music and definitely not suitable for a Eurovision audience :D I'd also like to add the complete bonkers "Rendez-vous" by Pas de deux from 1983.


Have you listened to every Eurovision song, Stevie? Myself I've seen (I think) every edition since 2003, we (Belgium) came in second after Turkey, and I was hooked. My list of good songs wouldn't be as extensive as yours, but every year there are always a good few I enjoy, and I'd also like to recommend the following from the top of my head (so glad Italy came back after a long hiatus, they almost always have a great song):

Lena | Satellite | Germany | 2010
Tom Dice | Me and My Guitar | Belgium | 2010
Raphael Gualazzi | Madness of Love | Italy | 2011
Aminata | Love Injected | Latvia | 2015
Loic Nottet | Rhythm Inside | Belgium | 2015
Nadav Guedj | Golden Boy | Israel | 2015
Hatari | Hatrid mun sigra | Iceland | 2019
Mahmood | Soldi | Italy | 2019
Belgium can bring the bizarre, no doubt about that.

Pretty much! I love it. So much good music to discover (and silly stuff too, of course). "Sanomi" is one of my very favorites - I do enjoy Turkey's winner, but you guys should've taken it.

Italy have consistently been great since their comeback. I picked my very favorites, but I can't think of an entry of theirs I've disliked since the '80s maybe.
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Re: Eurovision for AMers

Post by mileswide » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:51 pm

I'm not a Eurovision devotee but good shouts for Telex & Lena! Taken by a Stranger's particularly eerie, it may even get into my EOD list
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