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Very Best Of Eurovision Song Contest - A 60th Anniversary, The

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In the autumn of 1955, the members of the newly formed European Broadcasting Union met to plan a show that would demonstrate the new capabilities of broadcasting links between countries for the young medium of television. After some debate on the format (an international circus or dance show was considered) it was decided that an international song contest, along the lines of the Italian Sanremo Festival, would be the best vehicle for the experiment. It was uncertain if the “Grand Prix de la chanson Eurovision” would run for more than one edition. In 2015 what the world has come to know as "The Eurovision Song Contest" proudly clocks up its 60th edition.

We will never know if any of those who brought the Eurovision Song Contest into the world could ever have imagined how successful, enduring, magical and iconic this entertainment event would become. From a humble debut with seven nations, it flourished to become the world's most popular music show, regularly uniting forty and more countries in friendly competition.

And the Eurovision Song Contest has been a launching ground and a showcase for stars, both national heroes and international celebrities. Many careers have been born at Eurovision and others have been given a new lease of life. Many magically performed songs have taken on cult status. Stars have graced the Eurovision stage in droves: Abba, Céline Dion, Udo Jürgens, France Gall, Nana Mouskouri, Françoise Hardy, Sandie Shaw, Cliff Richard, Julio Iglesias, Gigliola Cinquetti, Vicky Leandros, Brotherhood Of Man, Ofra Haza, Johnny Logan, Lara Fabian, Lulu, Engelbert Humperdinck, Lordi, Umberto Tozzi, Katrina & The Waves and Conchita Wurst, to name just a few. They have all demonstrated that they are originals that have endured well beyond their contest glories.

Every year there is the irrepressible aspiration to find new musical clues as to what makes Europe what it is, and in the end to choose the best. “May I have your votes, please?” or “Puis j’avoir vos votes, s’il vous-plaît?” Those were and are the magic words that start the voting. That is when it becomes clear who has perhaps built their hopes a little too high, or who will surprise the pundits and become the winner. Almost 1400 songs have been presented in the course of 60 contests. Most of these hold fond memories and many were smash hits, nationally and internationally.

This compilation puts together (in chronological order) 44 of the most popular, well-known and most successful smash-hits of the impressive history of the Eurovision Song Contest!

DETAILS

Title: Very Best Of Eurovision Song Contest - A 60th Anniversary, The

Format: CD

Release Date: 08 May 2015

Artist: Various Artists

Sku: 2296296

Catalogue No: 5360155

Category: Various

Disc Count: 2

Transfer Format: Compact Disc

Video Format: Pop

Primary Audio: 5360155

Language: 0600753601556

Subtitles: Universal Music

TRACKS

DISC 1

Refrain - Lys Assia

Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (volare) - Domenico Modugno

Non Ho L'eta - Gigliola Cinquetti

Poupée De Cire, Poupée De Son - France Gall

Merci Cherie - Udo Jürgens

Puppet On A String - Sandie Shaw

Congratulations - Cliff Richard

La, La, La - Massiel

Boom Bang A Bang - Lulu

All Kinds Of Everything - Dana

Beg, Steal Or Borrow - The New Seekers

Après Toi - Vicky Leandros

Si - Gigliola Cinquetti

Waterloo - Abba

Ding A Dong - Teach In

Save Your Kisses For Me - Brotherhood Of Man

L'oiseau Et L'enfant - Marie Myriam

A - Ba

Dschinghis Khan - Dschinghis Khan

Hallelujah - Milk & Honey

What's Another Year - Johnny Logan

Making Your Mind Up - Bucks Fizz

DISC 2

Ein Bisschen Frieden - Nicole

I Treni Di Tozeur - Franco Battiato & Alice

Diggi Loo, Diggi Ley - Herreys

J'aime La Vie - Sandra Kim

Gente Di Mare - Umberto Tozzi & Raf

Hold Me Now - Johnny Logan

Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi - Céline Dion

White And Black Blues - Joëlle Ursull

Insieme 1992 - Toto Cutugno

Le Dernier Qui A Parlé - Amina

Why Me? - Linda Martin

Nocturne - Secret Garden

Love Shine A Light - Katrina & The Waves

Take Me To Your Heaven - Charlotte Nilsson

Fly On The Wings Of Love - Olsen Brothers

Wild Dances - Ruslana

Hard Rock Hallelujah - Lordi

Satellite - Lena

Euphoria - Loreen

Only Teardrops - Emmelie De Forest

Calm After The Storm - The Common Linnets

Rise Like A Phoenix - Conchita Wurst"