The Eurovision Song Contest Winners Rate (1956-2018) - #25 | The Popjustice Forum

The Eurovision Song Contest Winners Rate (1956-2018) - #25

Discussion in 'Eurovision' started by TheChoirgirlHotel, Aug 10, 2018.

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    Welcome one and all to the Eurovision Winners Rate (1956-2018). Now that the dust from the disaster that was Lisbon 2018 is well and truly settled I felt that it was appropriate to go down memory lane and celebrate the songs that helped us reach this point in time: a bunch of gays on a pop music forum discussing the greatest TV show of all time.

    Originally created to bring together a post-WW2 Europe, the Eurovision Song Contest has been the backdrop of current pop music trends throughout the decades. Over the years, what started off as a small and humble music competition of just fourteen countries ended up uniting a continent, went past the Iron Curtain and allowed past (and perhaps current) enemies to unite in the name of song. From Reykjavik to Baku and from Lisbon to Moscow, Eurovision has remained and will remain a staple of the European identity for many years to come.

    From today, members of the Popjustice forum will vote for the ultimate Eurovision winner. There are no certainties and I expect many surprises along the way. I understand that we are going back to an era no rate has gone to before but I urge everyone to try and listen to each song with an open mind and think about how each song has impacted not only just the Eurovision scene but also beyond.

    Popjustice, start voting now!


    • Listen to each of the songs and vote from 1-10. There is no criteria as to how you rate each song; it's all up to you!​
    • One song is allowed an almighty 11 score.​
    • No 0 scores will be allowed (because every Eurovision winner deserves some merit...right?).​
    • .5 scores will be allowed.​
    • Send me a PM with your scores using PM list below.​
    • Commentary is not mandatory but is advised and there is no need to write commentary for every song if you do not wish to do so.​
    • For a bit of fun on the side, alongside your votes please message me your favourite 2nd place entry. I will add up the scores and will reveal the winner either before or after I go through eliminations.​


    Videos of each performance are linked inside the spoiler tag.

    1956: Refrain - Lys Assia
    1957: Net als toen - Corry Brokken
    1958: Dors, mon amour - André Claveau
    1959: Een beetje - Teddy Scholten

    1960: Tom Pillibi - Jacqueline Boyer
    1961: Nous les amoureux - Jean-Claude Pascal
    1962: Un premier amour - Isabelle Aubret
    1963: Dansevise - Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann
    1964: Non ho l’età - Gigliola Cinquetti
    1965: Poupée de cire, poupée de son - France Gall
    1966: Merci, Chérie - Udo Jürgens
    1967: Puppet on a String - Sandie Shaw
    1968: La, la, la - Massiel
    1969: Vivo cantando - Salomé
    1969: Boom Bang-a-Bang - Lulu
    1969: De troubadour - Lenny Kuhr
    1969: Un jour, un enfant - Frida Boccara

    1970: All Kinds of Everything - Dana
    1971: Un banc, un arbre, une rue - Séverine
    1972: Après toi - Vicky Leandros
    1973: Tu te reconnaîtras - Anne-Marie David
    1974: Waterloo - ABBA
    1975: Ding-a-dong - Teach-In
    1976: Save Your Kisses for Me - Brotherhood of Man
    1977: L’oiseau et l’enfant - Marie Myriam
    1978: A-Ba-Ni-Bi - Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta
    1979: Hallelujah - Gali Atari and Milk and Honey

    1980: What’s Another Year - Johnny Logan
    1981: Making Your Mind Up - Bucks Fizz
    1982: Ein bißchen Frieden - Nicole
    1983: Si la vie est cadeau - Corinne Hermès
    1984: Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley - Herreys
    1985: La det swinge - Bobbysocks!
    1986: J’aime la vie - Sandra Kim
    1987: Hold Me Now - Johnny Logan
    1988: Ne partez pas sans moi - Céline Dion
    1989: Rock Me - Riva

    1990: Insieme: 1992 - Toto Cutungo
    1991: Fångad av en stormvind - Carola
    1992: Why Me? - Linda Martin
    1993: In Your Eyes - Niamh Kavanagh
    1994: Rock ’n’ Roll Kids - Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan
    1995: Nocturne - Secret Garden
    1996: The Voice - Eimear Quinn
    1997: Love Shine a Light - Katrina and the Waves
    1998: Diva - Dana International
    1999: Take Me to Your Heaven - Charlotte Nilsson

    2000: Fly on the Wings of Love - Olsen Brothers
    2001: Everybody - Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL
    2002: I Wanna - Marie N
    2003: Everyday That I Can - Sertab Erener
    2004: Wild Dances - Ruslana
    2005: My Number One - Helena Paparizou
    2006: Hard Rock Hallelujah - Lordi
    2007: Molitva - Marija Šerifović
    2008: Believe - Dima Bilan
    2009: Fairytale - Alexander Rybak

    2010: Satellite - Lena
    2011: Running Scared - Ell & Nikki
    2012: Euphoria - Loreen
    2013: Only Teardrops - Emmelie de Forest
    2014: Rise Like a Phoenix - Conchita Wurst
    2015: Heroes - Måns Zelmerlöw
    2016: 1944 - Jamala
    2017: Amar pelos dois - Salvador Sobral
    2018: Toy - Netta Barzilai



    Spotify has a Eurovision winners playlist, which starts with 'Toy' and ends with 'Refrain' but is missing 'Believe', 'Everybody', 'Diva' and 'The Voice'.

    That's 4.35 hours of music for your listening pleasure!

    The deadline for votes is four weeks from today:
    Sunday 9th September 21:00 GMT.

    Last edited: Sep 5, 2018
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    Net als toen
    Dors, mon amour
    Een beetje

    Tom Pillibi
    Nous les amoureux
    Un premier amour
    Non ho l’età
    Poupée de cire, poupée de son
    Merci, Chérie
    Puppet on a String
    La, la, la
    Vivo cantando
    Boom Bang-a-Bang
    De troubadour
    Un jour, un enfant

    All Kinds of Everything
    Un banc, un arbre, une rue
    Après toi
    Tu te reconnaîtras
    Save Your Kisses for Me
    L’oiseau et l’enfant

    What’s Another Year
    Making Your Mind Up
    Ein bißchen Frieden
    Si la vie est cadeau
    Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley
    La det swinge
    J’aime la vie
    Hold Me Now
    Ne partez pas sans moi
    Rock Me

    Insieme: 1992
    Fångad av en stormvind
    Why Me?
    In Your Eyes
    Rock ’n’ Roll Kids
    The Voice
    Love Shine a Light
    Take Me to Your Heaven

    Fly on the Wings of Love
    I Wanna
    Everyday That I Can
    Wild Dances
    My Number One
    Hard Rock Hallelujah

    Running Scared
    Only Teardrops
    Rise Like a Phoenix
    Amar pelos dois

    My favourite 2nd place entry:
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2018
  3. Not every winner...
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    Slice of Life, LTG, Remorque and 8 others like this.
  5. Yeah literally none of my opinions will line up with anybody. Can't wait.
  6. Whew Wild Dances really is still lit af in 2018 huh?

  7. What a gay night in: Googling pictures of Britney and blasting Eurovision winners on the speakers. This is the life I want and need.
  8. Me running in here for the inevitable Rybak crash and burn.
  9. The eurovizh font makes me wanna die tbh
  10. Estonia 2001

    Last edited: Aug 11, 2018
  11. After a quick Nancy Drew I've found that the pre-made Spotify playlist is missing the following:
    • Believe (Russia 2008)
    • Everybody (Estonia 2001)
    • Diva (Israel 1998)
    • The Voice (Ireland 1996)
    Other than that, happy listening! Take your time whilst revisting the songs that have helped make Eurovision the iconic behemoth of a music contest that it is today.
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2018
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  12. I like the no zeroes rule because I really don’t like giving 0s to any song (unless it’s an abomination) and try to find some redeemable qualities in it.

    Salvador deserves a 0 for the wanky post-winning speech alone.
  13. @TheChoirgirlHotel will you remind me to do this at some stage? I'd hate to miss out because I'm too lazy to sit down and score.
    TheChoirgirlHotel likes this.
  14. HRH


    When I remember that only 10% of winners are actually good

  15. Here's a question - are we rating these as winners or as songs? Because there are several songs (1944 immediately springs to mind) that I really like as songs but hate as winners.
    Alenko and phily693 like this.
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