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28th March 2013, 02:54
Which songs became hits after the contest?
Apart from Loreens,Lenas,Ribaks songs.
I mean mostly from old days,like Hold me now,Waterloo,Volare etc.

28th March 2013, 16:31
"Diva" was a huge hit. I think "Wild Dances" was also a very popular number IIRC.

Since you're interested in older entries, quite a few French-language songs became hits in the French and/or Belgian markets even when they didn't win like Luxembourg 1980 "Le Papa Pingouin" :lol:

The UK entries prior to the 2000s were often big European hits, regardless of their ESC result, like "Congratulations" or "Ooh Aah Just A Little Bit".

28th March 2013, 17:44
My Number One was a big hit in Turkey.

28th March 2013, 19:00
We debut freshly in 1994, and our people and especially music experts don't like Eurovision. So we don't have many Eurovision hits in our country. Only Satellite, Running Scared and Euphoria (maybe eventually Wild Dances and Fairytale).

28th March 2013, 19:30
::se Euphoria was huge hit in Greece last summer.

28th March 2013, 22:15
::se Euphoria was huge hit in Greece last summer.

True! And it's a fact that Euphoria is still in many radio station's playlists!

29th March 2013, 00:42
"Euphoria" (2012, Sweden), "Fairytale" (2009, Norway), "Always" (2009, Azerbaijan), "Every Way that I Can" (2003, Turkey), "My Number One" (2005, Greece), "Comme Ci, Comme Ca" (2007, Cyprus), "For Real" (2004, Turkey), "Satellite" (2010, Germany), "Save Your Kisses For Me" (1976, United Kingdom), "Nel Blu, Di Pinto Di Blu - Volare" (1958, Italy), "What's Another Year" (1980, Ireland), "Hold Me Now" (1987, Ireland), "I Anixi" (1991, Greece), "Where Are You" (1998, United Kingdom), "Just A Little Bit" (1996, United Kingdom), "Nocturne" (1995, Norway) are some of the ESC songs that I have listened on the radio many times.

30th March 2013, 10:02
Thank you Jim!
And everybody of course.
I mostly want to know about the past (60's,70's,80's)

30th March 2013, 15:14
It's not an old song, but it's often forgotten: Allez Ola Olé by Jessy Matador in 2010. It was a quite successful summer hit especially in west and northern Europe.

30th March 2013, 17:04
Still very famous Eurovision songs in France (and between parantheses past or little hits) :

::it 1958 - Nel blu dipinto di blu
(::it 1959 - Ciao ciao bambina was a hit thanks of Dalida)
(::fr 1959 - Oui oui oui oui has been a hit thanks of Sasha Diestel)

(::fr 1960 - Tom Pillibi)
(::lu 1961 - Nous les amoureux)
(::fr 1962 - Un premier amour)
::fr 1963 - Elle était si jolie
(::lu 1964 - Dès que le printemps revient)
(::fr 1964 - Le chant de Mallory)
::it 1964 - Non ho l'eta
::fr 1965 - N'avoue jamais
::lu 1965 - Poupée de cire poupée de son
::at 1966 - Merci chérie
::uk 1967 - Puppet on a string
(::mc 1967 - Boum badaboum)
::fr 1968 - La source
(::es 1969 - Vivo cantando was a hit in its french version sung by Rika Zarai)

::mc 1971 - Un banc un arbre une rue
(::lu 1973 - Tu te reconnaîtras)
::se 1974 - Waterloo
::nl 1975 - Ding a dong
::fr 1975 - Et bonjour à toi l'artiste
::uk 1976 - Save your kisses for me
::mc 1977 - Une petite française
::fr 1977 - L'oiseau et l'enfant
(::lu 1978 - Parlez-vous français)
(::il 1979 - Hallelujah - it had a french version)

::lu 1980 - Papa pingouin (still seen as the symbol of Eurovision in France)
(::lu 1983 - Si la vie est cadeau)
(::be 1986 - J'aime la vie)
::ch 1988 - Ne partez pas sans moi
(::lu 1988 - Croire)

::fr 1990 - White and black blues
(::fr 1991 - Le dernier qui a parlé...)
(::il 1998 - Diva)

(::fr 2000 - On aura le ciel)
(::dk 2000 - Fly on the wings of love)
::fr 2001 - Je n'ai que mon âme
(::fr 2002 - Il faut du temps)
(::tr 2003 - Everyway that I can)
(::fr 2004 - A chaque pas)
(::fr 2006 - Il était temps)
::fr 2007 - L'amour à la française
(::ua 2007 - Dancing Lasha tumbai)
(::fr 2008 - Divine)
(::no 2009 - Fairytale)

::be 2010 - Me and my guitar
::fr 2010 - Allez ola olé
(::it 2011 - Madness of love)
(::se 2011 - Popular)
(::se 2012 - Euphoria)

30th March 2013, 17:18
In the UK, only eight Eurovision entries have reached number 1. Five of these are British.

Sandie Shaw - Puppet On A String
Cliff Richard - Congratulations
Brotherhood of Man - Save Your Kisses For Me
Bucks Fizz - Making Your Mind Up
Gina G - Ooh Aah ... Just A Little Bit

That means two of our winning entries failed to make it to the top spot. Lulu reached number 2 and was denied a number 1 by Marvin Gaye's Heard It Through The Grapevine. That is still Lulu's highest charting solo single, which is surprising. Katrina And The Waves reached number 3.

Every British entry between 1967 - 1973 made the top 5. The only others to get that high are
Allisons - Are You Sure? (2)
Bardo - One Step Further (2)

... and shamefully
Scooch - Flying The Flag (5)

The non-British number ones are

Dana - All Kinds of Everything
ABBA - Waterloo
Johnny Logan - What's Another Year?
Nicole - A Little Peace (English version of Ein Bisschen Frieden)

The only other non-UK winning songs to make the top 5 are
Vicky Leandros - Apres Toi (2)
Gali Atari and Milk and Honey - Hallelujah (5)
Johnny Logan - Hold Me Now (2)
Loreen - Euphoria (3)

30th March 2013, 18:48
Very subjective (mine) what happened during the years

::gr 2005 Helena Paparizou - My Number One - huge hit in Sweden
::se 2012 Loreen - Euphoria - megahit

::se Sarah Dawn Finer - I Remember Love(2007), Moving On(2009) (megahits)

I don't know if there are figures about this for Sweden. It's very likely and it's also very likely someone already have done an analysis and presented a resultlist. Charts are a bit special in Sweden though unless using the mainstream chart Svensktoppen.

30th March 2013, 22:57
Oh thank you all for information!

31st March 2013, 01:19
Also i believe these are quite popular entries
Luxemburg 1972 Vicky Leandros - Après Toi
Israel 1978 A-ba-ni-bi
Germany 1979 Dschinghis Khan
Ireland 1996 The voice

1st April 2013, 22:20
Also i believe these are quite popular entries
Luxemburg 1972 Vicky Leandros - Après Toi
Israel 1978 A-ba-ni-bi
Germany 1979 Dschinghis Khan
Ireland 1996 The voice

The first 3 yes!

2nd April 2013, 14:15
A lot of swedish songs has become hits in norway, like "Diggilo diggiley" and "Främling" from the 80's. And Jan Johansons "se på mig" is also a well known and treasured song in norway, together with Popular and Euphoria. Katrina and the Waves also made an impression here, not to mention Germanys "Ein bissen frieden" and "Djhengis Kahn" (last one is unforgettable, to me it's the most epic entry ever). Cliff Richards "Congratulations" is an evergreen, like Waterloo and "Making my mind up". Israel presented us with Lazy Bums "Shir habatlanim", also epic. But "Hold me now" was a real monsterhit, my fav winner of them all :)

3rd April 2013, 01:43
Here in Spain, a lot from the old times.

And recently:

::il 1998 "Diva"

A little bit ::tr 2003 (But "Here I am" by Sertab was more famous)

And last year was the most succesful in ages in Spain. Three famous songs:
::se "Euphoria"
::cy "La la love"
(this two are hyper famous)

And also ::ro "Zaleilah"

6th April 2013, 12:47
It seems that in history of eurovision,there are some periods that i call "weak".
Nothing really important happened in these years.