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Classic Eurovision Songs | Eurovision 2016

The Eurovision Song Contest started in 1956 and is now one of the longest running tv programmes in the world, watched by millions of viewers. Below are just a few of the classic Eurovision songs that we all remember.

Lulu - Boom Bang-A-Bang 1969

Lulu won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1969 for the United Kingdom. However so did Spain, Netherlands and France as they were all joint first place. The single also made it to No. 2 in the UK Singles Chart and gave Lulu a boost in her singing career, when she would later go on and have hit singles such as "Shout".

Abba - Waterloo 1974

Abba won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 with the song "Waterloo" for Sweden. Abba are the most successful group ever to take place in the competition and went on to sell 380 million albums and singles worldwide.

Brotherhood Of Man - Save All Your Kisses For Me 1976

"Save all your kisses for me" won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1976 for the United Kingdom and became a worldwide hit, reaching number 1 in many countries.

Bucks Fizz - Making Your Mind Up 1981

"Making Your Mind Up" was Bucks Fizz debut single and reached number 1 in eight countries as well as winning the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest.

Celine Dion - Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi 1988

Celine Dion is a world famous singer who has sold over 200 million records. With a career as vast as hers not many people remember her winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1988 with the song "Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi".

Katrina And The waves - Love Shine A Light 1997

Unfortunately this is the last time the UK won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1997. Since then we have not been able to find the right formula for the perfect Eurovision song. Katrina and the Waves most successful hit was "Walking On Sunshine".

Dana International - Diva 1998

Dana International also known as Sharon Cohen is one of the most famous trans women in the world and is one of Israel's most successful music artists. Dana also entered the 2011 Eurovision with the song "Ding Dong" however failed to make the final.

Lordi - Hard Rock Hallelujah 2006

Lordi won the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest for Finland and was Finland's only ever winner in this competition. They are most famous for dressing up as monsters made by their lead singer Mr Lordi.

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