Best of Eurovision Song Contest (winners) || Part 2: 1987-2019

Welcome back to the continuation of great Eurovision winners. If you’ve not yet listened to the first 12 songs click here for part 1. Without further ado let’s just jump right into it!


13. HOLD ME NOW Johnny Logan (Ireland)

Year: 1987

No list without Johnny Logan. That’s just the way we roll around here. Seriously, though, this song is so good it should be illegal.

14. NOCTURNE Secret Garden (Norway)

Year: 1995

This song is so beautiful I could cry. I’m not a hardcore Eurovision fan and I was only 5 years old in 1995 so this is actually the first time I heard this song. No wonder it won.

15. LOVE SHINE A LIGHT Katrina and The Waves (United Kingdom)

Year: 1997

I have to admit that I was shocked to learn that I know this song and have loved it for a long time. I just had absolutely no idea that it was a Eurovision song. If you’re a hardcore fan please don’t judge me. I’m not sure if I’ve heard around the house when I was younger. My parents often had the radio on when we were home. I was 7 at the time, and I can’t see how else I would remember this song without ever realising where I knew it from.

16. FLY ON THE WINGS OF LOVE Olsen Brothers (Denmark)

Year: 2000

Storytime! So, my mom and I had watched the entire thing, right, and I was 10 at the time. Eurovision starts at 21.00 in Denmark so it’s usually on until 01.00 and for a 10-year-old that’s pretty late. My mom and I agreed that because Denmark never ends up winning anyway – even though we like the song very much but we’ve so often liked songs that Europe has shat on soooo… Enough said – we might as well to go to bed. The next day we wake up only to find out that Denmark won and we completely missed it! The first time Denmark wins in my lifetime and I’m asleep. Story of my life. Anyhoo, I still prefer it in Danish but I don’t dislike it in English… I don’t really know how to close this one down. Okay, NEXT!

17. FAIRYTALE Alexander Rybak (Norway)

Year: 2009

As you can see 9 years passed with shit winning songs. I did actually had to boycott the show in 2007 and 2008 due to me being fed up with the worst songs winning. The rest of Europe really hated good songs from 2001-2008. 2009 was my first year back and what a year to return, am I right!? Great song, I even remember voting for this song! I had a huge crush on poor Alexander – hey, I was 19, the best excuse if I ever heard one! It’s weird remembering how hot I used to think he was back then when he’s so not my type now. Oh well.

18. SATELLITE Lena (Germany)

Year: 2010

Despite her British accent being way exaggerated I think this song is really good. I remember rooting for this song to win so well done once again, Germany. So catchy.

19. EUPHORIA Loreen (Sweden)

Year: 2012

Do I even need to say anything? I think the song speak for itself. Perfection.

20. ONLY TEARDROPS Emmelie De Forest (Denmark)

Year: 2013

Honestly, I was so surprised when Denmark won. Not because the song is bad – it’s clearly not – but because the rest of Europe tend to hate on Danish songs. But this is a great song and I’m glad it got the recognition it deserved.

21. RISE LIKE A PHOENIX Conchita Wurst (Austria)

Year: 2014

Listen, I have to admit that I did not like this song when it won. Like at all! I really don’t care about “the message” when it comes to Eurovision. I only listen to how good the singer is and how much I like the song. That’s pretty much it. I tend not to judge by stage production either. All of that is just glitter, distractions. But afterwards the song has grown on me, much against my will I might add, and I am therefore forced to incude it in this line-up.

22. HEROES Måns Zelmerlöw (Sweden)

Year: 2015

I don’t know what to say. Like Euphoria it’s got the whole package. Plus he’s super cute. He still is and I am not ashamed to admit it.

23. AMAR PELOS DOIS Salvador Sobral (Portugal)

Year: 2017

Gosh, where do I begin? I remember being so moved the first time I heard this song, and deeply saddened because I was positive that a simple, stripped down song sung in Portuguese by a very excentric artist would never get recognised for its genius. I remember voting for it and wishing, for the first time ever, that I could vote twice. Luckily, other people were touched by it, too. It sounds exactly like an old black and white film and it has the same sound as the Eurovision songs from the 50s and start 60s. It doesn’t matter that you don’t know the words. This song is pure emotion and the second it won is, in my opinion, probably one of the greatest moments in Eurovision history.

24. ARCADE Duncan Laurence (The Netherlands)

Year: 2019

I voted for this song and Holland won a well-deserved victory. Their 5th if I’m not mistaken, however, before 2019 they last won Eurovision in 1975 which must have made the 2019 victory even more sweet. It didn’t hurt that Duncan is eye-candy but the song would have been amazing no matter what (like his voice! Just melt me, why don’t ya?)


I hope you enjoyed part 2 of amazing Eurovision songs through the ages. Stay tuned for the big finale on Satuday! I still haven’t listened to the 2020 songs but hopefully there’s gold to be found amongst the common rocks. Stay safe!

Cheers! 


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3 thoughts on “Best of Eurovision Song Contest (winners) || Part 2: 1987-2019

  1. Fancy Chica

    Great post. The best one for me is Euphoria. There’s something in that song that even today that gives me good vibes and chills.
    I’m portuguese and I loved what you wrote about our song. Thank you so much, for understanding it.

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