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14th March 2011, 15:02
I assume most of you remember the Swedish entries from the '00s but let me refresh your memory further, or even introduce to you the previous decades:





My favorites are (in chronological order):

You're Summer (1973)
Satellit (1979)
Dag Efter Dag (1982)
Främling (1983)
Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley (1984)
Bra Vibrationer (1985)
Stad I Ljus (1988)
En Dag (1989)
Som En Vind (1990)
Fångad Av En Stormvind (1991)
I Morgon Är En Annan Dag (1992)
Se På Mej (1995)
Den Vilda (1996)
Kärleken Är (1998)
When Spirits Are Calling My Name (2000)
Give Me Your Love (2003)
Invincible (2006)
The Worrying Kind (2007)
La Voix (2009)
This Is My Life (2010)

Edit; I don't know why the escforums url appears in the poll question. I didn't type it.

14th March 2011, 22:50
There are many good ones! ;) ... and many BAD ones too. My top 10 right now (it changes over time) would be:

1. When Spirits Are Calling My Name (but it's better in swedish) - 2000
2. Waterloo -1974
3. Kärleken är - 1998
4. Popular - 2011
5. Fångad Av En Stormvind - 1991
6. It hurts - 2004
7. Satellit - 1979
8. Never Let It Go - 2002
9. Den Vilda - 1996
10. Take Me To Your Heaven - 1999

And bottom 3 right now:
1. This Is My Life - 2010 (yes, I think it's the worst ever)
2. Las Vegas - 2005 (Nanne was supposed to win that one!)
3. Jennie, Jennie - 1975 (Sorry Lasse)

15th March 2011, 02:09
Popular! :D

15th March 2011, 06:22
My favorite is Invincible by Carola. :)

15th March 2011, 11:28
There are many good ones, but I went for Waterloo :)

15th March 2011, 14:18
I love ABBA, but I honestly think Waterloo is one of their most boring songs. I don't know if it's because it's so overplayed but I've never liked it, not even as a kid.

15th March 2011, 20:53
I agree. They have much better songs than Waterloo... but somehow Waterloo is always Waterloo, and it's great no matter what! :D

16th March 2011, 02:12
Decided to vote for 10 out of 50 entries (2011 hasn't been performed at the stage of ESC yet): 1962, 1966, 1968, 1975, 1983, 1991, 2002, 2004, 2008 & 2009. :D

16th March 2011, 02:53
Awesome! Love that you went for some of the really old entries! :D

I agree. They have much better songs than Waterloo... but somehow Waterloo is always Waterloo, and it's great no matter what! :D
Haha yeah I suppose. I mean I am thankful for it because it gave us our very first ESC victory. :D

16th March 2011, 14:57
I voted for these:

1968: "Det Börjar Verka Kärlek Banne Mig" - Claes-Göran Hederström (I love the music and the rhythm of this song so much! :lol: )
1974: "Waterloo" – ABBA (living legends :D)
1979: "Satellit" - Ted Gärdestad (another song with great music but I like it in general)
1983: "Främling" – Carola
1984: "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley" - Herreys
1985: "Bra Vibrationer" - Kicki Danielsson (ok last year in Mello's interval act, from the public's reaction I got the feeling that this is the FAVOURITE swedish entry! and I just LOVE it!)
1991: "Fångad Av En Stormvind" – Carola
1996: "Den Vilda" - One More Time (I honestly believe this is one of the best Eurovision entries ever! deserved a first place)
1998: "Kärleken Är" - Jill Johnson
1999: "Take Me To Your Heaven" - Charlotte Nilsson (better in swedish and I love the reprise of 1999 when she sang the last chorus in swedish! :D)
2000: "When Spirits Are Calling My Name" - Roger Pontare (prefer it in swedish)
2001: "Listen To Your Heartbeat" - Friends (in swedish!)
2002: "Never Let It Go" - Afro-dite (xheart xheart xheart This is my ALL TIME FAVOURITE swedish entry!!! I can play it on repeat all day long! 2002 was my first Eurovision and this song stuck on my mind for months! and there was no youtube back then and I couldn't listen to it -and I didn't know a lot about internet back then- but I NEVER forgot this melody!)
2003: "Give Me Your Love" - Fame
2004: "It Hurts" - Lena Philipsson (sooo much better in swedish)
2006: "Invincible" – Carola (it could have finished higher in swedish!)
2008: "Hero" - Charlotte Perrelli (schlager! xheart)
2009: "La Voix" - Marlena Ernman
2010: "This Is My Life" - Anna Bergendahl
2011: "Popular" - Eric Saade

Well I know I know... I voted for too many but Sweden is my favourite ESC country! :D

18th March 2011, 17:18
1. Se på mig
2. Det gör ont (I refuse to acknowledge the translation)
2. Eloise
3. Waterloo

12th April 2011, 02:44
I'm only going to go with the songs since 2000 when I started watching:

1. Fame (2003)
2. Friends (2001)
3. Lena PH (2004)

12th April 2011, 12:25
Only ABBA.This group is impossible to beat.

13th April 2011, 15:29
At the moment I'm listening to Fame - Give me your Love, amazing song! :D

13th April 2011, 16:50
Absolutely Waterloo! The best hit/song/track wich Eurovision had had in it's history!!! ;)

4th May 2011, 15:23

4th May 2011, 16:22
Den vilda or Diggi loo=)

23rd May 2011, 17:03
The Worrying Kind is my absolute favourite here!! But other songs that I like a lot are Fångad Av En Stormvind, Den Vilda and En Gång I Stockholm (please listen to Monica Zetterlund sometime, she is awesome!)

29th May 2011, 12:42
voted for 1999,2008 and 2011 :)

29th May 2011, 13:11
En Gång I Stockholm (please listen to Monica Zetterlund sometime, she is awesome!)

I'm sorry, but I just find it very boring to be honest. To me it's not a wonder we came last that year with nul points.

Gunnar Wiklund was much better with Vårens flickparad, and should have won.


29th May 2011, 13:28
I voted 1983 (Carola) and 2010 (Anna Bergendahl).

10th April 2012, 22:38
My favourite ESC country is indeed Sweden. I love most of their entries, so here's the best:

1. 1974 - WATERLOO xheartxheartxheartxheartxheart

Only to mention the years I really, really loved Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest:

From the 90's on: 1993, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006 xheartxheartxheartxheart

17th April 2012, 01:00
My favourite is definitely "Den vilda" by One More Time (1996)! xheart

I also voted for:
1974: ABBA - "Waterloo"
1979: Ted Gärdestad: "Satellit"
1984: Herreys - "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley"
1991: Carola - "Fångad av en stormvind"
1993: Arvingarna - "Eloise"
1995: Jan Johansen - "Se på mig"
2004: Lena Philipsson - "Det gör ont" (it's better in Swedish)

17th April 2012, 02:55
1974, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2012

18th April 2012, 03:18

21st April 2012, 00:18
My vote goes to Lena Philipsson.

Other favourites include the entries from Jan Johansen, Marlena Ernman, Afro-dite, Lill Babs, and Blond.

6th April 2014, 17:27
::12 "Popular" xheart xheart xheart xheart xheart
::10 "Take me to Your Heaven xheart xheart xheart xheart
::8 "Euphoria xheart xheart xheart xheart
::7 "It's My Life" xheart xheart xheart
::6 "Hero" xheart xheart xheart

7th April 2014, 18:24
1974 by far! Come on, it's ABBA. xqueenbitch

7th April 2014, 20:21
Life will never be the same, when spirits are calling my name! :D Definitely 2000 song, but also "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley", "Stjärnorna", "Den Vilda", "Listen To Your Heartbeat" and maybe "It Hurts", were good entries xup