• Kyriakos Tsinivits

All the Eurovision winning songs that have appeared on the ESC250 countdowns



Out of the 68 Eurovision winning songs, 60 of these songs have made an appearance at least once on the ESC250 countdowns since they began in 2008.


Every New Year's Eve, Eurovision fans around the world tune into ESCRadio to hear the Top 250 Eurovision songs (ESC250) voted by fans organised by the Belgian Eurovision site Songfestival.be.


The 2021 edition of ESC2021 wrapped up on New Years Day where 'Euphoria' remained at No.1 for its tenth year in a row. Today, we explore all the Eurovision winning songs that have appeared in the ESC250 over the years.


Before we begin, eight Eurovision winning have failed to appear on the ESC250 over its 14 year history. They include:

  • Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL - 'Everybody' - Estonia - 2001

  • Lulu - 'Boom Bang-a-Bang' - United Kingdom - 1969

  • Massiel - 'La, la, la' - Spain - 1968

  • Isabelle Aubret - 'Un premier amour' - France - 1962

  • Jean-Claude Pascal - 'Nous les amoureux' - Luxembourg - 1961

  • Jacqueline Boyer - 'Tom Pillibi' - France - 1960

  • André Claveau - 'Dors, mon amour' - France - 1958

  • Corry Brokken - 'Net als toen' - Netherlands - 1957

The Eurovision winning songs that have appeared in the ESC250 over the years are listed below as follows.


No.248 - Linda Martin - 'Why Me' - Ireland - 1992 - 1 time in ESC250


No.232 - Sandie Shaw - 'Puppet on a String' - United Kingdom - 1967 - 1 time in ESC250

Surprisingly the UK's first every Eurovision winning entry has only ever appeared once in the ESC250, which was back in 2013.


No.228 - Salomé - 'Vivo cantando' - Spain - 1969 - 1 time in ESC250

No.228 - Udo Jürgens - 'Merci, Chérie' - Austria - 1966 - 2 times in ESC250


No.226 - Dana - 'All Kinds of Everything' - Ireland - 1970 - 1 time in ESC250


No.220 - Lys Assia - 'Refrain' - Switzerland - 1956 - 1 time in ESC250

The first Eurovision winning entry only ever appeared in the ESC250 the once, back in 2011.


No.161 - Bucks Fizz - 'Making Your Mind Up' - United Kingdom - 1981 - 4 times in ESC250


No.160 - Bobbysocks! - 'La det swinge' - Norway - 1985 - 5 times in ESC250

No.160 - Marie N - 'I Wanna' - Latvia - 2002 - 1 time in ESC250

'I Wanna' is one of the Eurovision winning songs that appears not to be very popular within Eurovision fandom. The Latvian winning entry has only featured the one time in the ESC250 which was back in second edition of the countdown in 2009.


No.152 - Teddy Scholten - 'Een beetje' - Netherlands - 1959 - 2 times in ESC250


No.141 - Toto Cutugno - 'Insieme: 1992' - Italy - 1990 - 11 times in ESC250


No.139 - Johnny Logan - 'What's Another Year' - Ireland - 1980 - 6 times in ESC250


No.115 - Brotherhood of Man - 'Save Your Kisses for Me' - United Kingdom - 1976 - 10 times in ESC250


No.112 - Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan - 'Rock 'n' Roll Kids' - Ireland - 1994 - 12 times in ESC250


No.106 - Herreys - 'Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley' - Sweden - 1984 - 3 times in ESC250


No.100 - Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta - 'A-Ba-Ni-Bi' - Israel - 1978 - 5 times in ESC250


No.77 - Séverine - 'Un banc, un arbre, une rue' - Monaco - 1971 - 10 times in ESC250


No.76 - Frida Boccara - 'Un jour, un enfant' - France - 1969 - 11 times in ESC250


No.73 - Nicole - 'Ein bißchen Frieden' - Germany - 1982 - 12 times in ESC250


No.72 - Carola - 'Fångad av en stormvind' - Sweden - 1991 - 13 times in ESC250


No.65 - Riva - 'Rock Me' - Yugoslavia - 1989 - 3 times in ESC250


No.64 - Eimear Quinn - 'The Voice' - Ireland - 1996 - 12 times in ESC250


No.63 - Gigliola Cinquetti - 'Non ho l'età' - Italy - 1964 - 13 times in ESC250

'Non ho l'età' is one of 17 pre-2008 Eurovision winning entries to feature in the ESC250 every year. It is also Italy's first winning Eurovision song.


No.61 - Sandra Kim - 'J'aime la vie' - Belgium - 1986 - 11 times in ESC250


No.58 - Teach-In - 'Ding-a-dong' - Netherlands - 1975 - 9 times in ESC250


No.57 - France Gall - 'Poupée de cire, poupée de son' - Luxembourg - 1965 - 13 times in ESC250

No.57 - Milk and Honey - 'Hallelujah' - Israel - 1979 - 12 times in ESC250


No.54 - Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann - 'Dansevise' - Denmark - 1963 - 13 times in ESC250


No.45 - Niamh Kavanagh - 'In Your Eyes' - Ireland - 1993 - 13 times in ESC250


No.44 - Lena - 'Satellite' - Germany - 2010 - 11 times in ESC250

No.44 - Ell and Nikki - 'Running Scared' - Azerbaijan - 2011 - 6 times in ESC250


No.43 - Charlotte Nilsson - 'Take Me to Your Heaven' - Sweden - 1999 - 12 times in ESC250


No.41 - Corinne Hermès - 'Si la vie est cadeau' - Luxembourg - 1983 - 8 times in ESC250

No.41 - Ruslana - 'Wild Dances' - Ukraine - 2004 - 13 times in ESC250

No.41 - Olsen Brothers - 'Fly on the Wings of Love' - Denmark - 2000 - 9 times in ESC250


No.40 - Lenny Kuhr - 'De troubadour' - Netherlands - 1969 - 6 times in ESC250


No.31 - Céline Dion - 'Ne partez pas sans moi' - Switzerland - 1988 - 13 times in ESC250


No.30 - Marie Myriam - 'L'oiseau et l'enfant' - France - 1977 - 13 times in ESC250

No.30 - Lordi - 'Hard Rock Hallelujah' - Finland - 2006 - 13 times in ESC250


No.27 - Vicky Leandros - 'Après toi' - Luxembourg - 1972 - 12 times in ESC250


No.23 - Netta - 'Toy' - Israel - 2018 - 4 times in ESC250


No.21 - Johnny Logan - 'Hold Me Now' - Ireland - 1987 - 13 times in ESC250


No.18 - Anne-Marie David - 'Tu te reconnaîtras' - Luxembourg - 1973 - 13 times in ESC250


No.16 - Katrina and the Waves - 'Love Shine a Light' - United Kingdom - 1997 - 12 times in ESC250


No.15 - Dana International - 'Diva' - Israel - 1998 - 13 times in ESC250

No.15 - Dima Bilan - 'Believe' - Russia - 2008 - 11 times in ESC250


No.10 - Secret Garden - 'Nocturne' - Norway - 1995 - 13 times in ESC250


No.7 - Emmelie de Forest - 'Only Teardrops' - Denmark - 2013 - 9 times in ESC250

No.7 - Marija Šerifović - 'Molitva' - Serbia - 2007 - 13 times in ESC250


No.6 - ABBA - 'Waterloo' - Sweden - 1974 - 13 times in ESC250

'Waterloo' is the oldest Eurovision winning entry to ever make it into the ESC250 top 10. It has peaked at No.6 twice in 2009 and 2015 and has remained in the top 20 since the ESC250 began. In the 2021 edition of ESC250 'Waterloo' sat at No. 20.


No.5 - Måns Zelmerlöw - 'Heroes' - Sweden - 2015 - 7 times in ESC250


No.3 - Jamala - '1944' - Ukraine - 2016 - 6 times in ESC250

No.3 - Helena Paparizou - 'My Number One' - Greece - 2005 - 13 times in ESC250

No.3 - Sertab Erener - 'Everyway That I Can' - Turkey - 2003 - 13 times in ESC250


No.2 - Måneskin - 'Zitti e buoni' - Italy - 2021 - 1 time in ESC250

No.2 - Duncan Laurence - 'Arcade' - Netherlands - 2019 - 3 times in ESC250

No.2 - Salvador Sobral - 'Amar pelos dois' - Portugal - 2017 - 5 times in ESC250

No.2 - Conchita Wurst - 'Rise Like a Phoenix' - Austria - 2014 - 8 times in ESC250

No.2 - Alexander Rybak - 'Fairytale' - Norway - 2009 - 12 times in ESC250


No.1 - Loreen - 'Euphoria' - Sweden - 2012 - 10 times in ESC250

'Euphoria' made its debut in the top spot in 2012 and is yet to be dethroned. The song was a turning point for the Eurovision Song Contest and holds a legacy possibly bigger than any other Eurovision song in recent history. Read all about the history and legacy of 'Euphoria' here.


If you want to see more Eurovision winning songs feature in the ESC250, you need to vote. But you will need to wait a while as the voting for the 2022 edition of ESC250 wont start until December.


Take a look at out latest article on the ESC250 2021 results, where we crunched the numbers on countries, decades, best placed entries by country and more, check it out.