Eurovision In The UK Chart

A pop-picking look at how the UK entries and contest winners have fared in the British pop charts. Where shaded, the UK and the winner were the same! NB. For this purpose the top 75 is regarded as the cut-off point even though further positions may be published as this was the length of the published chart for most of the period concerned.

1956Lys AssiaXNo Entryn/a
1957Corry BrokkenXPatricia BredinX
1958Andre ClaveauXNo Entryn/a
1959Teddy ScholtenXCarr & Johnson12
1960Jacqueline Boyer33Bryan Johnson20
1961Jean-Claude PascalXAllisons2
1962Isabelle AubretXRonnie Carroll46
1963Grethe & Jorgen IngmannXRonnie Carroll6
1964Gigliola Cinquetti17Matt Monro X
1965France Gall XKathy Kirby36
1966Udo JurgensXKenneth McKellar30
1967Sandie Shaw1Sandie Shaw1
1968Massiel35Cliff Richard1
1969Lulu/Salome/F.Boccara/L.Kuhr 2Lulu2
1970Dana1Mary Hopkin2
1971Severine9Clodagh Rodgers4
1972Vicky Leandros 2New Seekers2
1973Anne-Marie David 13Cliff Richard 4
1974Abba1Olivia Newton-John11
1975Teach-In13Shadows12
1976Brotherhood Of Man1Brotherhood Of Man1
1977Marie Myriam 42De Paul & Moran19
1978Izhar Cohen & A-Beta20Coco13
1979Milk And Honey5Black Lace42
1980Johnny Logan1Prima Donna48
1981Bucks Fizz1Bucks Fizz 1
1982Nicole1Bardo2
1983Corinne HermesXSweet Dreams21
1984Herreys46Belle & Devotions 11
1985Bobbysocks44Vikki49
1986Sandra KimXRyderX
1987Johnny Logan2RikkiX
1988Celine DionXScott Fitzgerald52
1989RivaXLive Report73
1990Toto CotugnoXEmma33
1991CarolaXSamantha Janus30
1992Linda Martin59Michael Ball 20
1993Niamh Kavanagh24Sonia15
1994Harrington & McGettiganXFrances Ruffelle25
1995Secret GardenXLove City Groove7
1996Eimarr Quinn40Gina G1
1997Katrina & The Waves3Katrina & The Waves3
1998Dana International11Imaani15
1999Charlotte Nilsson23Precious6
2000Olsen BrothersXNicki French32
2001Padar & BentonXLindsay Dracass33
2002Marie NXJessica Garlick13
2003Sertab Erener72Jemini15
2004Ruslana47James Fox13
2005Elena PaparizouXJavine18
2006Lordi25Daz Sampson8
2007Marija Serifovic XScooch5
2008Dima BilanXAndy Abraham67
2009Alexander Rybak 10Jade Ewen27
2010Lena30John DubovieX
2011Ell & Nikki61Blue16
2012Loreen3Englebert Humperdinck60
2013Emmelie de Forest15Bonnie TylerX
2014Conchita Wurst17Molly23
2015Mans Zelmerlow11Electro VelvetX
2016JamalaXJoe & JakeX
2017????Lucie Jones?

Footnotes:

In 1958 the third placed song “Volare” by Domenico Modugno (Italy) made #10 in the UK chart, cover versions by Dean Martin, Marino Marini, Charlie Drake (!) and Bobby Rydell also charted.

In 1959 the sixth placed song “Ciao Ciao Bambina” by Modugno made #29 in the UK chart, a cover version by Marino Marini (once more!) also charted.

In 1960 the eighth placed song “Romantica” by Renato Rascel (you guessed, Italy) was covered by Jane Morgan and made #39.

In 1961 the fifth placed song “Al Di La” by Betty Curtis (yup, Italy) was covered by countryman Emilio Pericoli and made #30.

In 1964 the sixth placed song “Warum Nur Warum” by Udo Jurgens (Austria) was covered by that years UK entrant Matt Monro in an English version called “Walk Away”. While Matt’s own entry failed to chart, “Walk Away” made #4 in the UK.

In 1967 the fourth placed song “L’Amour Est Bleu” by Vicky Leandros (Luxembourg) went on to be covered by many artists over the next year. The Paul Mauriat Orchestra made #12 and Jeff Beck made #23 with instrumental versions, both in early 1968, and the Dells combined it in a medley with “I Can Sing A Rainbow” making #15 in 1969.

In 1968 the tenth placed song “Marianne” by Sergio Endrigo (Italy) was translated into English and covered by UK entrant Cliff Richard, and made #22 in late 1968.

In 1969 the three winning songs other than Lulu’s failed to crack the UK chart.

In 1974 the songs placed second and third both made #8 in the UK chart. They were “Go” by Gigliola Cinquetti (Italy) and “I See A Star” by Mouth & MacNeal (Netherlands).

In 2007 the second placed song “Dancing Lasha Tumbai” by Verka Serduchka (Ukraine) made #28 in the UK chart.

In 2008 the third placed song “Secret Combination” by Kalomira (Greece) made #71.

In 2009 the second placed song “Is It You” by Yohanna (Iceland) made #49.

In 2011 the eighth placed song “Lipstick” by Jedward (Ireland) made #40.

In 2013 the eighth placed song “Tomorrow” by Gianluca (Malta) made #66 and the fourteenth placed song “You” by Robin Stjernberg (Sweden) made #72.

In 2014 the runner-up song “Calm After The Storm” by The Common Linnets (Netherlands) made #9, the third placed song “Undo” by Sanna Nielsen (Sweden) made #40, the ninth placed song “Cliche Love Song” by Basim (Denmark) made #46 and the fifteenth placed song “No Prejudice” by Pollaponk (Iceland) made #70.

in 2015 the fourth placed song “Rhythm Inside” by Loic Nottet (Belgium) made #69.

In 2016 the fifth placed song “If I Were Sorry” by Frans (Sweden) made #61.

Preselections

In 1961 “Dream Girl” by Mark Wynter, fourth in the UK final, went on to make #27.

In 1962, “Never Goodbye” by Karl Denver, fourth also, went on to peak at #9.

In 1971, “Another Time, Another Place”. fourth (do you sense a pattern here?) in Clodagh Rodgers Song For Europe, was taken to #13 by none other than Englebert Humperdinck!.

In 1973 “Help It Along/Tomorrow Rising”, which were respectively placed third and fourth in the UK selection, scored a double A-side #29 hit for Cliff Richard.

In 1975 “Don’t Throw It All Away”, which placed fourth in the UK selection, made #20 for its composer Gary Benson.

In 1981 “Have You Ever Been In Love” finished fourth in the UK selection but a year later made #10 for Leo Sayer. Also “Don’t Panic” by Liquid Gold achieved #42.

In 1982 “Fantasy Island” failed in the Dutch final but a cover went on to very soon achieve #5 in the UK chart for Tight Fit.

In 1995, several songs from the UK pre-selection charted after a very high profile selection show. Just look at this: *I Need You” by Deuce #10, “Go For The Heart” by Sox #47, Londonbeat “I’m Just Your Puppet On A (String!) #55, “One Gift Of Love” by Dear Jon #68.

In 2000, “Only The Women Know” by Six Chix, runner-up in the UK final, attained #72.

In 2001, “To Die For” by Luke Galliana, which made the last eight of the UK selection but not the televised final, made #42.