It’s Tuesday and that means we travel back to the 1970s. Today, it’s Wiv‘s turn to re-introduce you to a song we also saw a few weeks ago.

Spain 1973: Mocedades – Eres Tú (2nd place)

For me, there are a fantazillion different reasons why I like a Eurovision song, or any other song for that matter. Some songs just fit in perfectly with my general taste in music, like „We Could Be the Same“ and „Love Injected“. Some songs make me smile, no matter how gloomy I might feel, for instance „Happy You“ and „The Way You Are“.

Then there are the songs that remind me of someone special,  like „Unsubstantial Blues“ and „Pe-o margine de lume“ (or as I like to think of it „Wine at the Edge of the World“). I very often like a song because I like the singer‘s voice, like Tose Proeski and Ilja Lagutenko.

Another, very important, reason for me to like songs, though, is that they are sing-along friendly. I am by no means a good singer, but I *love* singing! Examples of songs I will very happily, and loudly,  sing along to are „Hello From Mars“, „Everything“ and „“No No Never“.

One of my all time favorite Eurovision sing-along anthems is an oldie but definitely goodie; the Spanish entry from 1973; „Eres tu“. It‘s got these „over the top“ harmonies, where you can really go „all in“. It‘s in Spanish, which is a ridiculously fun language to sing in. There is also a Norwegian version, so we can sing along in several languages, which is always fun. And it‘s also a very good song. In a very good year, I think it was the best song, and I think it should have won. It does however win my „Eurovision Sing-along Contest“, which is almost as good.

Finally, here’s that Norwegian version by Inger Lise Rypdal…

I'm Norwegian, presently living in Iceland. My mom loves Eurovision, and always let me stay up to watch the contest since before I can remember, so I'm "second generation Eurovision lunatic". My musical god is David Bowie, so I'm obviously not into the stereotypical Eurovision songs. I prefer the rocky/bluesy/jazzy/ethnic songs over schlager and mainstream ballads, though I occasionally surprise myself (and others)... I HATE canned drums and "Cvet Z juga". Photo © Tobias König

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