Best Eurovision Winners


The Top Ten

1 ABBA - Waterloo

Everything you need in a song

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!

2 Alexander Rybak - Fairytale

So much energy on stage, such a great song, makes use of themes from Norwegian culture. Just amazing.

He was the most charismatic winner ever and far the best of that year. Apart from the fact that Alex deserved to win, he also seems like a very funny and nice guy so I really wanted it for him.

Alexander Rybak is my favourite winner and my huge role model. Also he scored really really high. He is unique and he is the best on the violin and is should be number 1! Also I am a huge fan of him!

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.

3 Amar Pelos Dois - Salvador Sobral

WORST winner ever! - SandZ

I get it, it definitely does not meet the normal standard of an Eurovision song. But when you think about it, every historical song in the contest was not as the previous ones.
Simply a masterpiece. And when you realize it would be even better if Eurovision allowed for live instrumentals or some improvisation, you just know it is one of the best songs out there

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


4 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.

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.

One of my favorite 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

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.

6 Ruslana - Wild Dances Ruslana - Wild Dances

My first Eurovision

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.

7 Euphoria - Loreen

The best ever!

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.

On a whole other level this one.

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 Sandie Shaw - Puppet On A String
12 Sertab Erener - Every Way That I Can

Amazing and great strong female vocal


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...

13 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

14 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)!

I love this song! Helena is the great singer!

15 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!

16 Marija Serifovic - Molitva


This is the most powerful Eurovision winner ever- most songs you never listen to again, but I'm always playing this, sends tingles down spine every time.

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!

Definitely the best of the 2000s. - AdamDestructorJr.

17 Jamala - 1944 Jamala - 1944

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

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

18 Heroes - Måns Zelmerlöw

Should be in the top 5 - Zalgiris

No arguing, its just epic.

Amazing graphics to go with brilliant song

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

19 Conchita - Rise Like a Phoenix

Best eurovision song ever

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

I think this song is awful!


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20 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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21 Dana International - Diva


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

22 Charlotte Nilsson - Take Me to Your Heaven
23 Niamh Kavanagh - In Your Eyes

Extraordinary vocals and beautiful song, elegantly performed

24 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

25 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.

26 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!

27 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.

28 Bobbysocks - La det swinge

Great fun proper euro pop

29 Duncan Laurence - Arcade

So much better than the winner of 2018. Duncan is amazing and he deserves his title. - Userguy44

Best Eurovision song ever made in my opinion

30 Netta - Toy


Best song everr...

31 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 : )

32 Nocturne - Secret Garden

Undoubtedly the best Eurovision song ever! It has everything, melody, beautifully sung, simplicity, and timelessness.
They changed the rules soon after this won to prevent another quality song winning again.

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

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's universal and timeless... Love from Turkey

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33 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

34 Eimear Quinn - The Voice


This song is magic :-)

35 Tu te reconnaitras - Anne Marie David

The vocals are amazing!

Magnifique de bout en bout

36 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.

37 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

38 Johnny Logan - What's Another Year


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

39 Teach In - Ding A Dong

One of my favourites. GOOD song

40 Brotherhood of Man - Save Your Kisses for Me

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

41 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

42 Vicky - Après Toi
43 A-Ba-Ni-Bi - Izhar Cohen and Alphabeta
44 Carola Häggkvist - Fångad av en stormvind
45 Sandra Kim - J'aime La Vie

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

46 Corry Brokken - Net Als Toen


47 Lie to Me - Mikolas Josef

This didn't win... lol

48 Run Away & Hey Mamma - Sunstroke Project

Neither won but are more memorable than others
modern songs

49 Lys Assia - Refrain
50 Riva - Rock Me

Best song ever

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Updated 18 May 2019

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Top Remixes (12)

1. Gigliola Cinquetti - Non Ho L'età
2. Amar Pelos Dois - Salvador Sobral
3. Alexander Rybak - Fairytale
1. Euphoria - Loreen
2. Marija Serifovic - Molitva
3. ABBA - Waterloo
1. Katrina and the Waves - Love Shine a Light
2. ABBA - Waterloo
3. Lordi - Hard Rock Hallelujah

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