NOW That's What I Call Eurovision Song Contest (4CD)
Release date: 28 April, 2023
- CD Album
With the 67th contest taking place in the UK in May, Eurovision fever is about to hit!!! – NOW That’s What I Call Eurovision Song Contest presents the ultimate collection of winners, memorable and enduring classics, and fan favourites. Celebrate the legacy with 84 songs across 4 CDs.
Kicking off with the most celebrated winner ever! - ABBA with ‘Waterloo’ followed by two of the UK’s all-time favourite winners from Bucks Fizz and Brotherhood Of Man… the first disc includes the anthems ‘Hallelujah’ and ‘Love Shine A Light’ before contemporary favourites; Duncan Laurence’s ‘Arcade’, Måns Zelmerlöw with ‘Heroes’ and the stunning ‘Rise Like A Phoenix’ from Conchita – plus the massively popular winner ‘Fairytale’ from Alexander Rybak. Gina G, Verka Serduchka and Dana International bring the dance-floor classics, whilst Lordi and Måneskin brought Rock to the contest – and won! Disc one concludes with KALUSH’s winner from 2022, Barbara Pravi’s ‘Voilà’ from 2021, Netta’s win from 2018, and Salvador Sobral from 2017.
Disc 2 opens with a run of perfect Pop gems, including Loreen with ‘Euphoria’, ‘Popular’ from Eric Saade, and 2022’s UK runner-up ‘SPACE MAN’ from Sam Ryder. Also from 2022 - and a huge viral smash - ‘SNAP’ from Rosa Linn. Winners Ruslana, Helena Paparizou and Emmelie De Forest are featured along with favourites from the past decade from The Roop and Eleni Foureira. The Olsen Brothers’ winner is included, and the disc finishes with 4 more winning songs from Jamala, Marija Šerifović, Secret Garden, and the first of four 1990’s victors representing Ireland, Eimear Quinn with ‘The Voice’.
One of the greatest singers ever, Céline Dion won the contest back in 1988 and leads Disc 3, which also includes ‘What’s Another Year’ and ‘Hold Me Now’ from Johnny Logan, plus Nicole’s well-loved ‘A Little Peace’. Next are Pop classics from Bobbysocks, Sandra Kim, and Izhar Cohen & Alpha-Beta which all claimed victory, alongside firm favourites from Baccara, Bardo, Sonia, Scott Fitzgerald, and Michael Ball before 3 ‘90s winners for Ireland, Linda Martin, Niamh Kavanagh, and Paul Harrington & Charlie Mcgettigan.
The earlier years of the contest are celebrated on Disc 4 with the classic ‘Congratulations’ by Cliff Richard leading the track-list. Sandie Shaw’s ‘Puppet On A String’ and Dana’s ‘All Kinds Of Everything’ were huge hits and contest winners – and are followed by four ‘70s timeless ballads from Gigliola Cinquetti, Anne-Marie David, Marie Myriam and Séverine … which lead into a run of Pop perfection, including unforgettable tunes from Massiel, Teach In, Lulu, and Mouth & MacNeal’s ‘I See A Star’. Established acts that represented the UK in the ’70s include Olivia Newton-John, The Shadows and The New Seekers – all featured... and this incredible collection draws to a close with Domenico Modugno’s ‘Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu’, which would become a huge hit, often better known as ‘Volare’, and finishing with ‘Refrain’ from Lys Assia - the first ever winner from 1956.
84 Tracks celebrating an incredible legacy… and your essential Eurovision party playlist - NOW That’s What I Call Eurovision Song Contest.