Since the first Eurovision Song Contest, back in 1956, the competition has provided an arena for the best (and sometimes worst) that pop music has to offer. In the world’s most famous song contest, nations across Europe – as well as a few outside countries – submit their best tracks to find the best of the bunch. The competing artists often resort to cheesy lyrics, silly costumes and outlandish gimmicks in their performances, and politics often leads to some tactical voting – but that’s all part of the fun. Irresistible and unforgettable, our best Eurovision songs revisit the finest moments in the competition’s six-decade history.
10: Daði Og Gagnamagnið: Think About Things (Iceland, 2020)
Think About Things became one of the biggest tracks of 2020. With an infectious hook and bassline, the song immediately went viral on TikTok – and it’s still stuck in our heads a year later. Sadly, 2020’s Eurovision Song Contest was cancelled after the COVID-19 outbreak, so the track was denied its seemingly inevitable victory and official placement among the best Eurovision songs. Attempting to snatch victory from the jaws of technical defeat, Daði Freyr returned for the 2021 event with a brand new track as, due to eligibility rules, Think About Things can’t re-enter the competition.