ABBA's 'Waterloo' named best Eurovision hit ever

Swedish pop group ABBA's catchy "Waterloo" hit that won the European Song Contest 31 years ago has been voted the best song in the event's history by

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 23, 2005 00:21

Swedish pop group ABBA's catchy "Waterloo" hit that won the European Song Contest 31 years ago has been voted the best song in the event's history by viewers across the continent. The legendary Swedes didn't attend Saturday's jubilee show celebrating 50 years of glamour, glitz and catchy pop tunes, but they still beat the 1958 winning tune by Italy's Domenico Modugno. His serenade "Nel Blu Di Pinto di Blu" is better known as "Volare." Third was Ireland's Johnny Logan with the hit "Hold me Now" from 1987. Logan also won the contest in 1980. Viewers in 31 countries watched the show live from the Danish capital and cast their votes on the 14 entries by telephone and through telephone text messages - the same way the winner is selected in the regular Eurovision contest.



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