Top 10 Best Eurovision Winners

The Top Ten
1 ABBA - Waterloo

They were an amazing group, and I am very grateful for the contest. Otherwise, the world would have never gotten the chance to see what they could do. It was a breakthrough, not only for ABBA but for Sweden also.

Surprisingly, though, ABBA did lose the Eurovision contest the year before with Ring Ring, which was a great song. Their outstanding career after the contest makes them, in my opinion, the best Eurovision winner.

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 is definitely the winner of all time. Even considering the fact that they broke up, they were a fantastic group. I am a huge fan of them!

2 Alexander Rybak - Fairytale

This will forever be my favorite Eurovision winner. Alexander is such a talented artist, with an ability to play the violin that is almost transcendent. It doesn't matter what mood I'm in, I will always listen to this song!

It's so fun and emotional, filled with the glorious voice of Alexander and his violin! I adore this song and the artist to no end. He earned his win, and I'm so happy that he's had such fantastic success because he so deserves it. Love from Sweden!

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 Lordi - Hard Rock Hallelujah

The only Eurovision song I enjoyed listening to. Unlike the songs above and below it, it did not rely on silly gimmicks to get votes.

No, it was just a great all-around song. Even now, 11 years later, I still appreciate its quality.

The fact that Finland chose 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.

4 Salvador Sobral - Amar Pelos Dois

I get it, it definitely does not meet the normal standard of a Eurovision song. But when you think about it, every historical song in the contest was not like the previous ones. Simply a masterpiece.

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.

5 Gigliola Cinquetti - Non Ho L'età

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

Wonderful tune.

We don't need any translation.

6 Ruslana - Wild Dances

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

This is the best song ever! Not just in Eurovision!

The best!

Best one ever. Loved it - like Xena, Warrior Princess!

7 Loreen - Euphoria

She decided 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 a 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 due to Loreen. She gives us the power and will continue to do so!

Just everything about this song is so beautiful. The lyrics, the track, the clothes, the choreography, and Loreen in general - she's so passionate about what she believes in, and it shows.

Easily my favorite Eurovision song ever.

8 France Gall - Poupée de Cire, Poupée de Son

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

9 Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann - Dansevise

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.

My favorite ESC winner. I love this. Truly haunting and beautiful.

Like a Danish Mamas and Papas.

Greatest Eurovision song. Unique, atmospheric.

10 Sandie Shaw - Puppet on a String
The Contenders
11 Marie N - I Wanna
12 Katrina and the Waves - Love Shine a Light

It had the highest point percentage in the whole history of the competition in 1997, and it was still standing in 2011. The most points stood until 2004, and the largest margin until 2009.

Clearly the 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!

13 Sertab Erener - Every Way That I Can

One of the best musical voices in 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.

I think this is the best of all the list. In second place, I would have placed the Turkish song, because it is the first of a new category of folk-pop melodies competing in Eurovision.

First, the show was amazing. Then, Sertab Erener, the singer, has one of the best musical voices in the world. Plus, the song is good.

Totally, it deserves the label: the best song of the Eurovision finals ever.

14 Conchita Wurst - Rise Like a Phoenix
15 Helena Paparizou - My Number One

This song (My Number One) was voted fourth in the best songs in Eurovision (2006)!

Greece had the best song in Eurovision 2005.

I love that song.

Extraordinary song, extraordinary singer.

16 The Olsen Brothers - Fly on the Wings of Love

This song is so fun to listen to! The acoustic guitars add so much and give it a more folk-like sound.

This is such a fun and meaningful song! I'm so glad it won!

Two elder brothers against the young rest of Europe.

And wonderful voice and lyrics.

17 Dana International - Diva

Dana the best of Eurovision! Diva! Diva! Diva!

18 Marija Šerifović - 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 the wonderful song, strong voice, and everything.

Marija gave the most emotional and intense performance ever. No other singer gave so much emotion.

Molitva is easily the best Eurovision song of all time.

19 Jamala - 1944

You will not confuse her voice with anyone else's. I'm so impressed. Jamala's vocal skills and technique can move 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!

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

20 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 to have Number 1 hits after Eurovision in their own country and others like America with Talking in Your Sleep. Bucks Fizz and ABBA are the best!

21 Måns Zelmerlöw - Heroes

Why isn't Heroes in the Top 10?! It's by far the best song in Eurovision and has a really cute message about bullying.

We are the heroes of our time!

It IS my favorite Eurovision song of ALL TIME.

Why is it not in the top 5? Is it being underrated?

Sounds like Lovers On the Sun but awesome!

Absolutely happy this song won, even though I'm from Ireland.

22 Lena - Satellite

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

Really simple, but really effective!

23 Charlotte Nilsson - Take Me to Your Heaven
24 Toto Cutugno - Insieme: 1992

This entry has an amazing message, which in some ways does work up until this day.

On that, an amazing melody and, of course, the beautiful Italian language.

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

25 Niamh Kavanagh - In Your Eyes

Extraordinary vocals and beautiful song, elegantly performed.

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