Best Eurovision Winner


The Top Ten

1 ABBA - Waterloo

ABBA was the most notable winning Eurovision artist whose career was directly launched into the spotlight following their win. They went on to become one of the most successful bands of all time.

ABBA is definitely a great band. They deserve to have won Eurovision, in fact I would be surprised if they didn't. They had a lot of great songs. ABBA are definitely the winners of all time. Even considering the fact that they broke up they were a fantastic group. I am a huge fan of them!

FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU FOR THIS GREAT LIST! And I don't think that any Eurovision winner have been or will ever be greater than Abba! Their music is so much full of melody! YOU GOT TO LOVE ABBA!

ABBA is simply the best band to have played in Eurosision. Period.

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2 Alexander Rybak - Fairytale

The song is one of the highest scoring songs ever, and it was known to be the winner an insanely long time before the voting was done. It has a lot of unique elements, so it stands out in the crowd. The song also does a good job of representing its country, using a traditional Norwegian instrument. This song should be in the top 10.

Alexander is a BRILLIANT singer and fiddler, for a young person that he was when he did Eurovision he completely brought the roof down above all other songs being played that night!

Great rhythm and voice. The violin parts are like from a celtic dream. - adriu00e1nferreyra

Heart-touching kind!

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3 Gigliola Cinquetti - Non Ho L'età

Unforgettable song... I'm impressed you didn't placed it in the list. Like in the most of the nicest songs of the eurovision you must listen to the message inside the text, and this one is really beautiful.

4 Amar Pelos Dois - Salvador Sobral

Portugal waited so long to produce what could arguably be the best winner in the past 20 years. Amazing song, amazing composer, amazing artist.


I was first not fully convinced, but when I saw him on stage my heart melted and I couldn't do something else than just staring at my screen ans feel what he feels.

One of the best for sure. He brought this masterpiece on stage, felt it, sang in his language with his heart, and made us feel as well. Masterpiece, one of the most unforgettable entries in the contest ever.�'

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5 Lordi - Hard Rock Hallelujah Lordi - Hard Rock Hallelujah Lordi are a Finnish hard rock/heavy metal band, formed in 1992 by the band's lead singer, songwriter and costume maker, Mr Lordi.

Something different. Something BETTER! A rock/metal song deserved to win this contest

The fact that Finland choose a band that represents the music of its people, not expecting it to win. What happens? They win. Not to mention it's a fantastic metal song.

The only eurovision song I enjoyed listening too. Unlike the songs above and below it, it did not rely on silly gimmics to get votes. No, it was just a great all round song. Even now 11 years later, I still appreciate its quality

One of my favorite song.

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6 Euphoria - Loreen

She decide to make her performance with her personality, and not what everyone was expecting from a eurovision performance. She won with her supreme voice and talent that is born in a true performer. Euphoria is song that you can't forget easily with its amazing lines and voicing it's something special that will never go away and is all done to Loreen she gaves us the power and will continue to do so!

She's THE BEST, seriously. Loreen definitely won so many peoples' hearts by just being herself, all natural. And the song - powerful and just amazing.

She is the best singer ever performed at Eurovision. She has most uniqe style (not only clothes also moves). She engages in a large number of shares, including human rights. Loreen is so sparse star cares about his fans and contact them. She fully deserves to win


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7 Ruslana - Wild Dances Ruslana - Wild Dances

The most memorable performance in ESC history - Magnolia

This is the most unique act winning the Eurovision Song Contest. No discussion.

Love it! And by the way, I really think that Lordi (the idiot in the mask) sucks.

My first Eurovision

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8 France Gall - Poupee De Cire, Poupee De Son

One of the best winners, and the first winner that is actually still good today.

Love this, even though I wasn't even born yet

I like this sonh

9 Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann - Dansevise

Greatest Eurovision song. Unique, atmospheric.

Great song from great country

Despite being from 1963, this song just has such a timeless quality to it! The song has a beautiful, haunting melody to accompany its vivid and melancholic lyrics. To top it off, it was performed wonderfully by Grethe and Jorgen. It's a winner that's rather underrated, considering people always talk about Poupée de Cire, Poupée de Son regarding Eurovision in the 60s.

10 Marie N - I Wanna

One of the most unique live perfomances I've ever seen - Irina2932

The Contenders

11 Sertab Erener - Every Way That I Can

One of the best musical voice on the world. Wonderful song and a great interpreter, all the songs are good (because they have won, and there must be something good in them) but I think this is the best of all the list. In the second place I would have place the turkish song, because it is the first of a new category of folk-pop melodies competing in the eurovision

First, the show was amazing. Then, Sertab Erener, the Singer, one of the best musical voice on the world. Plus, the song is good. Totally it deserves the label; ever best song of the eurovision finals...

from my country :D
and YES THIS SONG ROCKS - onatnol

Amazing and great strong female vocal

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12 Sandie Shaw - Puppet On A String
13 Helena Pararizou - My Number One

The Best Eurovision song Ever! Helena is a great singer with magical voice! :-) You are the one...

Extraordinary song, extraordinary singer...

This song (My number one) was voted fourth in the best songs in Eurovision (2006)!

The number one Eurovision song EVER!

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14 Katrina and the Waves - Love Shine a Light

It has the highest point percentage in the whole history of the competition and this was in 1997 and it is still standing in 2011, most points stood until 2004 and largest margin til 2009!

Clearly best song... ,sung so well, great words and great score! Why have we allowed rubbish entries since! A quality song sung well will do better

One of the greatest performances and songs of the competition. Loved it!

15 Jamala - 1944 Jamala - 1944

You will not confuse her voice with anyone. I'm so impressed, Jamala's vocal skills and technique can move the mountains. Really deep, beautiful and touching song!

This song is not everyone's cup of tea but I'm glad she won. I wanted to hear something different from Pop and I got it!. Great job!

Love Jamala, her voice is beautiful! Brings tears to my eyes! - SoapSoup

The performance, Jamal's vocals, and the message behind the song were all perfect.

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16 The Olsen Brothers - Fly On The Wings Of Love

- Two elder brothers against the young rest of Europe. And wonderful voice and lyrics.

Wonderful voice and laugh

17 Marija Serifovic - Molitva

This is the most intense and emotional Eurovision song of all time, Marija gave the most emotional and intense performance ever. Being that emotional and intense song with such a strong rhythm, it's definitely the ONLY EXCELLENT Eurovision song yet and the best of all time... Step aside Abba!

One of the best songs on ESC ever. Great interpretation and stunning performance. I shudder every time I hear this song. Marija, thank you for wonderful song, strong voice and everything!

Marija gave the most emotion and intense performance ever... no other singer gave so much emotion...Molitva is easily the best Eurovision song of all time!

Definitely the best of the 2000s. - AdamDestructorJr.

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18 Lena - Satellite

She made this contest more modern. Also her performance was perferkt and very modern with not too much show-performance.

Shes a very Good Singer

I thing its a good song

Really simple, but really effective! - Samanthas_world

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19 Conchita - Rise Like a Phoenix

It is really amazing, her outfit and her. Conchita rocks

Best eurovision song ever

I think this song is awful!

World class song with a great voice~

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20 Niamh Kavanagh - In Your Eyes

Extraordinary vocals and beautiful song, elegantly performed

21 Charlotte Nilsson - Take Me to Your Heaven
22 Heroes - Måns Zelmerlöw

Sounds like Lovers On the Sun but awesome! Absolutely happy this song won, despite I'm from Ireland - sryanbruen

In my opinion one of the best winners ever in this amazing contest!

Amazing graphics to go with brilliant song

No arguing, its just epic.

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23 Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan - Rock'N'Roll Kids

A timeless rendition - should be number two on the list

My favourite of all of them

Beautiful song!

24 Celine Dion - Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi

Wonderful song and a great interpreter, all the songs are good (because they have won, and there must be something good in them) but I think this is the best of all the list. In the second place I would have place the turkish song, because it is the first of a new category of folk-pop melodies competing in the eurovision, and one of the fewest songs util then performed alongside with a coreography. A real show!

I'm currently listening to this song on replay. It's amazing and breathtaking.

25 Dana International - Diva

Dana the best of eurovision! Diva! Diva! ! Diva!


26 Bobbysocks - La det swinge

Great fun proper euro pop

27 Eimear Quinn - The Voice

This song is magic :-)


28 Toto Cotugno - Insieme 1992

This entry has an amazing message, which in some ways do work up until this day! On that, an amazing melody and of course, the beautiful italian language!

This song is an hymn in these difficult times 20 years after.

29 Emmelie de Forest - Only Teardrops

Emmelie is the best! And this song is just amazing

My personal favorite song of all time, Eurovision or otherwise. Well done Denmark!

For me this is just the best song ever! And Emmelie is so adorable


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30 Johnny Logan - What's Another Year

One of the best songs I've ever heard in my life! - cookie20jd

31 Nocturne - Secret Garden

It is a serene and beautiful song - the violin is nice and amazing. Besides, it was the song who broke the winning streak of Ireland.

It is the most emotional song of eurovision ever and the most deserving winner in my opinion

It's universal and timeless... Love from Turkey

I just love secret garden. their songs are mostly just instrumental, but they are full of pure emotions. - sepehr

32 Netta - Toy

Best song everr...



33 Johnny Logan - Hold Me Now

Much as I love Lordi, this is easily the best Eurovision winner ever, and became a pretty big hit too. The fact that he's Australian by birth doesn't hurt, either. - truckturner

Consummate performance and a wonderful song. Even his outfit was great.

34 Tu te reconnaitras - Anne Marie David

The vocals are amazing!

Magnifique de bout en bout

35 Bucks Fizz - Making Your Mind Up

One of the three best with Waterloo and Save Your Kisses For Me. It was amazing, and the skirt rip made it the most memorable performance ever! They are one of the few too have Number 1 hits after Eurovision in there own country and others like America with Talking in Your Sleep. Bucks Fizz and Abba are the Best!

making your mind up lol I love this song =) - AgNetHaX

36 Teach In - Ding A Dong

One of my favourites. GOOD song

37 Dima Bilan - Believe

How can this be in the 16th position! An awesome song, very emotional and with deep meaning and awesome melody! Unforgettable!

He is very hot and handsome

I love this song so much and his hair looks way better this year =]
by the way its believe - AgNetHaX

38 Brotherhood of Man - Save Your Kisses for Me

Amazing Song - Don't see how this is so low though!

39 Massiel - La La La

I love Massiel's performance of "La, La La"! Yes, there are a lot of la la las, but people in any language can enjoy and understand those happy lyrics. I'm an American who doesn't speak much Spanish, but Massiel's joyous rendition the night of the contest in 1968 really shone bright and never fails to make me feel happy when I see and hear it : )

40 A-Ba-Ni-Bi - Izhar Cohen and Alphabeta
41 Carola Häggkvist - Fångad av en stormvind
42 Sandra Kim - J'aime La Vie

She managed to win and she was just 13! That's amazing! Really deserved! Best Belgium entry.

43 Vicky - Après Toi
44 Lie to Me - Mikolas Josef

This didn't win... lol

45 Ell/Nikki - Running Scared

I voted for this. My country gave it 12 points! Well done, Azerbaijan! From Turkey.

Sorry but this is the worst winner it's highly dishonourable how they did. Slovenia should HAVE won that year

46 Lys Assia - Refrain
47 Corry Brokken - Net Als Toen


48 Riva - Rock Me
49 Run Away & Hey Mamma - Sunstroke Project

Neither won but are more memorable than others
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Top Remixes (11)

1. Gigliola Cinquetti - Non Ho L'età
2. Amar Pelos Dois - Salvador Sobral
3. Alexander Rybak - Fairytale
1. Ruslana - Wild Dances
2. Marie N - I Wanna
3. The Olsen Brothers - Fly On The Wings Of Love
1. Ruslana - Wild Dances
2. Sandie Shaw - Puppet On A String
3. Marie N - I Wanna

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