MOST ESSENTIAL SONGS
Now that the dust has settled on another fabulous Eurovision Song Contest, it’s time to look back on the most important and influential songs that have competed over the last 60 years. All of the winning songs are included, as well as other noteworthy entries from the most watched music contest in the world.
NE PARTEZ PAS SANS MOI
Celine Dion from Quebec, Canada represented Switzerland with the French song “Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi” which translates as “do not leave without me”. Her vocal style impressed enough people to make the Swiss entry the favourite before the contest commenced in Dublin. Not even her ridiculous costume detracted from her singing ability. Dion became 1 of the leading figures in popular music a few years after her victory at Eurovision. What is less known is that she only won by 1 point! Dion attracted massive sales when she began recording in English. Eurovision proved to be an effective means to expose her to a non-French speaking audience. Switzerland had only won once before, back in 1956 with the 1st winning song "Refrain". Dion's song remains the last winning entry sung in French.