Recently, we here at Eurovision Ireland wrote about ESC Radio’s annual Top 250, in which we noted that only 63 of these song came from the first 40 years of Eurovision. Many of you took to social media to say you thought this a great shame – and we thought so too – so we’re doing something about it!
Introducing Eurovision Ireland’s Best of the Eurovision XXs Polls! Each poll will look at one of the decades from the 20th century (And ONLY contests before 1999!) and let you choose your favourites from times gone by – with no millennial entries flooding the poll!
The Top 20 from each poll will then be added to a running list to create your Top 100 Eurovision favourites of the 20th century. We’re starting off with the 1980s, which were quite an exciting time at the contest – 4 countries won for the first time, Ireland got 2 of their 7 Eurovision trophies and we also saw the first (and so far only) African nation take part too!
Exactly 200 songs graced the Eurovision stage during the 1980s – question is, which ones do you love? Which are you still listening to today? Let us know! Songs are listed ALPHABETICALLY by their TITLES – so scroll through and find your favourites!
And because we’re feeling extra generous this New Year, VOTE FOR AS MANY SONGS AS YOU LIKE!!
Author: James Scanlan
Source: Eurovision Ireland
Image Source: Musicboxy.net