• Kyriakos Tsinivits

Looking back at the Eurovision Top 250: Results from 2008



It is that time of the year where Eurovision fans vote for their all time favourite Eurovision songs in the annual Eurovision Top 250 (ESC 250).


Every New Year's Eve, Eurovision fans across the globe tune into ESC Radio to hear the Top 250 Eurovision songs voted by fans. The poll has been running since 2007 (started by 12points.tv) with the voting component organised by Belgian Eurovision site Songfestival.be. Vote for your top 10 favourite Eurovision songs ever on the songfestival.be website here.


We take a look back at the second ever edition of the Eurovision Top 250 in 2008. The voting was run by the now defunct Eurovision site 12points.tv.


The second Eurovision song to be voted No.1 on the Eurovision Top 250 is Croatia's Danijela with 'Neka mi ne svane', a classic Balkan ballad with an epic reveal. She knocked off Finland's Monica Aspelund with her song 'Lapponia' from 1977, which was the first ever winner of the ESC Top 250 in 2007. We want to thank Twitter user @Pomegranate987 for having discovered the winner of the 2007 ESC Top 250.


Take a look at the full Top 250 list here:



1. Danijela - 'Neka mi ne svane' (Croatia, 1998)

2. Anabel Conde - 'Vuelve conmigo' (Spain, 1995)

3. Rita - 'Shara Barkhovot' (Israel, 1990)

4. Mia Martini - 'Rapsodia' (Italy, 1992)

5. Jill Johnson - 'Kärleken Är' (Sweden, 1998)

6. Edsilia Rombley - 'Hemel en aarde' (Netherlands, 1998)

7. Charlotte Perrelli - 'Hero' (Sweden, 2008)

8. Ani Lorak - 'Shady Lady' (Ukraine, 2008)

9. Helena Paparizou - 'My Number One' (Greece, 2005)

10. Chiara - 'Angel' (Malta, 2005)

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11. Doris Dragović - 'Marija Magdalene' (Croatia, 1999)

12. Shiri Maimon - 'Hasheket Shenish'ar' (Israel, 2005)

13. Carola - 'Invincible' (Sweden, 2006)

14. Anna Maria Jopek - 'Ale jestem' (Poland, 1997)

15. Tina Karol - 'Show Me Your Love' (Ukraine, 2006)

16. Athena - 'For Real' (Turkey, 2004)

17. Monica Aspelund - 'Lapponia' (Finland, 1977)

18. ABBA - 'Waterloo' (Sweden, 1974)

19. Edyta Górniak - 'To nie ja!' (Poland, 1994)

20. Natasha St-Pier - 'Je n'ai que mon âme' (France, 2001)

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21. Željko Joksimović & Ad-Hoc Orchestra - 'Lane moje' (Serbia and Montenegro, 2004)

22. Sebnem Paker & Grup Etnic - 'Dinle' (Turkey, 1997)

23. Vania Fernandes - 'Senhora Do Mar' (Portugal, 2008)

24. Lisa Andreas - 'Stronger Every Minute' (Cyprus, 2004)

25. Sandrine François - 'Il Faut Du Temps' (France, 2002)

26. Imaani - 'Where Are You?' (United Kingdom, 1998)

27. Alice & Battiato - 'I Treni Di Tozeur' (Italy, 1984)

28. Ruth Jacott - 'Vrede' (Netherlands, 1993)

29. Nina - 'Nacida Para Amar' (Spain, 1989)

30. Maria Haukaas Storeng – 'Hold On Be Strong' (Norway, 2008)

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31. Anna Vissi - 'Everything' (Greece, 2006)

32. Maarja-Liis Ilus & Ivo Linna - 'Kaelakee hääl' (Estonia, 1996)

33. Marija Šerifovic - 'Molitva' (Serbia, 2007)

34. Secret Garden - 'Nocturne' (Norway, 1995)

35. Amina - 'Le dernier qui a parlé' (France, 1991)

36. Mocedades - 'Eres tú' (Spain, 1973)

37. Nuša Derenda - 'Energy' (Slovenia, 2001)

38. Sakis Rouvas - 'Shake It' (Greece, 2004)

39. Lena Philipsson - 'It Hurts' (Sweden, 2004)

40. Gigliola Cinquetti - 'Sì' (Italy, 1974)

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41. Texas Lightning - 'No No Never' (Germany, 2006)

42. Celine Dion - 'Ne partez pas sans moi' (Switzerland, 1988)

43. One More Time - 'Den vilda' (Sweden, 1996)

44. Marie Myriam - 'L'oiseau et I'enfant' (France, 1977)

45. Niamh Kavanagh - 'In Your Eyes' (Ireland, 1993)

46. Doce - 'Bem bom' (Portugal, 1982)

47. Severina - 'Moja štikla' (Croatia, 2006)

48. Cleopatra - 'Olou Tou Kosmou I Elpida' (Greece, 1992)

49. Vicky Leandros - 'Après toi' (Luxembourg, 1972)

50. Corinne Hermès - 'Si la vie est cadeau' (Luxembourg, 1983)

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51. Anna Oxa & Fausto Leali - 'Avrei Voluto' (Italy, 1989)

52. Brainstorm - 'My Star' (Latvia, 2000)

53. Evridiki - 'Teriazoume' (Cyprus, 1992)

54. Sahlene - 'Runaway' (Estonia, 2002)

55. Darja Švajger - 'Prisluhni Mi' (Slovenia, 1995)

56. Azúcar Moreno - 'Bandido' (Spain, 1990)

57. Angelica Agurbash - 'Love Me Tonight' (Belarus, 2005)

58. Bravo - 'Lady Lady' (Spain, 1984)

59. Dana International - 'Diva' (Israel, 1998)

60. Sophia Vossou - 'I Anixi' (Greece, 1991)

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61. Sandra Kim - 'J'aime la vie' (Belgium, 1986)

62. Ruslana - 'Wild Dances' (Ukraine, 2004)

63. Serebro - 'Song #1' (Russia, 2007)

64. Anne-Marie David - 'Je Suis L’enfant Soleil' (France, 1979)

65. Paloma San Basilio - 'La fiesta terminó' (Spain, 1985)

66. Ingeborg - 'Door De Wind' (Belgium, 1989)

67. Karina - 'En un mundo nuevo' (Spain, 1971)

68. Youddiph - 'Vechny strannik' (Russia, 1994)

69. Karoline Krüger - 'For Vår Jord' (Norway, 1988)

70. Vili Resnik - 'Naj bogovi slišijo' (Slovenia, 1998)

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71. Jan Johansen - 'Se På Mig' (Sweden, 1995)

72. Paul Oscar - 'Minn Hinsti Dans' (Iceland, 1997)

73. Eimear Quinn - 'The Voice' (Ireland, 1996)

74. Herreys - 'Diggi Loo Diggi Ley' (Sweden, 1984)

75. Hara & Andreas Konstantinou - 'Mana Mou' (Cyprus, 1997)

76. Frida Boccara - 'Un jour, un enfant' (France, 1969)

77. Euroband - 'This Is My Life' (Iceland, 2008)

78. Chiara - 'The One That I Love' (Malta, 1998)

79. Maria Guinot - 'Silencio E Tanta Gente' (Portugal, 1984)

80. Luminita Anghel & Sistem - 'Let Me Try' (Romania, 2005)

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81. Boaz Ma'uda - 'The Fire in Your Eyes' (Israel, 2008)

82. Ines - 'Once In A Lifetime' (Estonia, 2000)

83. Charlotte Nisson - 'Take Me to Your Heaven' (Sweden, 1999)

84. Umberto Tozzi & Raf - 'Gente di mare' (Italy, 1987)

85. Virginie Pouchon - 'Il était temps' (France, 2006)

86. Jelena Tomašević ft. Bora Dugić - 'Oro' (Serbia, 2008)

87. Sertab Erener - 'Everyway That I Can' (Turkey, 2003)

88. Selma - 'All Out of Luck' (Iceland, 1999)

89. Jalisse - 'Flumi di parole' (Italy, 1997)

90. Elisabeth Andreassen - 'I evighet' (Norway, 1996)

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91. Sergio Dalma - 'Bailar pegador' (Spain, 1991)

92. Keti Garbi - 'Ellada, Chora Tou Fotos' (Greece, 1993)

93. Selma - 'If I Had Your Love' (Iceland, 2005)

94. Justyna Steczkowska - 'Sama' (Poland, 1995)

95. Sestre - 'Samo ljubezen' (Slovenia, 2002)

96. Joy Fleming - 'Ein Lied Kann Eine Brücke Sein' (Germany, 1975)

97. Münchener Freiheit - 'Viel zu weit' (Germany, 1993)

98. Hari Mata Hari - 'Lejla' (Bosnia and Herzegovia, 2006)

99. Alexandros Panayi - 'Sti Fotia' (Cyprus, 1995)

100. Les Fatals Picards - 'L'Amour à la française' (France, 2007)

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101. Olta Boka - 'Zemrën E Lamë Peng' (Albania, 2008)

102. Åse Kleveland - 'Intet er nytt under solen' (Norway, 1966)

103. Bebi Doll - 'Braziil' (Yugoslavia, 1991)

104. Omar Naber - 'Stop' (Slovenia, 2005)

105. Evelin Samuel & Camille - 'Diamond of Night' (Estonia, 1999)

106. Elisabeth Andreassen & Jan Werner Danielsen - 'Duett' (Norway, 1994)

107. Dawn Martin - 'Is Always Over Now?' (Ireland, 1998)

108. Pihasoittajat - 'Old Man Fiddle' (Finland, 1975)

109. Eiríkur Hauksson - 'Valentine Lost' (Iceland, 2007)

110. Ofra Haza - 'Hi' (Israel, 1983)

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111. Pierre Rapsat - 'Judy et Cie' (Belgium, 1976)

112. Evridiki –'Ime Anthropos Ki Ego' (Cyprus, 1994)

113. Antique - 'Die For You' (Greece, 2001)

114. Vicky Leandros - 'L’Amour Est Bleu …' (Luxembourg, 1967)

115. Birgitta Haukdal - 'Open Your Heart' (Iceland, 2003)

116. Max - 'Can't Wait Until Tonight' (Germany, 2004)

117. Michalis Hatzigiannis - 'Genesis' (Cyprus, 1998)

118. Kasia Kowalska - 'Chc? zna? swój grzech...' (Poland, 1996)

119. Barbara Dex - 'Iemand als jij' (Belgium, 1993)

120. Marianna Zorba - 'Horepse' (Greece, 1997)

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121. Silje Vige - 'Alle mine tankar' (Norway, 1993)

122. Laka - 'Pokušaj' (Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2008)

123. Birthe Kjær - 'Vi Maler Byen Rød' (Denmark, 1989)

124. Urban Trad - 'Sanomi' (Belgium, 2003)

125. Maggie MacNeal - 'Amsterdam' (Netherlands, 1980)

126. Merethe Trøan - 'Visjoner' (Norway, 1992)

127. Ich Troje - 'Keine Grenzen - Zadnych granic' (Poland, 2003)

128. Lordi - 'Hard Rock Hallelujah' (Finland, 2006)

129. Maxine and Franklin Brown - 'De eerste keer' (Netherlands, 1996)

130. NOX - 'Forogi, világ!' (Hungary, 2005)

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131. Anžej Dežan - 'Mr Nobody' (Slovenia, 2006)

132. Kali - 'Monté la riviè' (France, 1992)

133. Mary Spiteri - 'Little Child' (Malta, 1992)

134. Boris Novkovic feat. Lado members - 'Vukovi Umiru Sami' (Croatia, 2005)

135. Louisa Baïleche - 'Monts et merveilles' (France, 2003)

136. Mrs. Einstein - 'Niemand heeft nog tijd' (Netherlands, 1997)

137. No Name - 'Zauvijek Moja' (Serbia and Montenegro, 2005)

138. Carlos Mendes - 'Verão' (Portugal, 1968)

139. Thomas Forstner - 'Nur ein Lied' (Austria, 1989)

140. Kathy Leander - 'Mon cœur l'aime' (Switzerland, 1996)

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141. Riva - 'Rock Me' (Yugoslavia, 1989)

142. Stefán and Eyfi - 'Nína' (Iceland, 1991)

143. Jean Vallée - 'L'amour ça fait chanter la vie' (Belgium, 1978)

144. Carola - 'Fångad av en stormvind' (Sweden, 1991)

145. Feminnem - 'Call Me' (Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2005)

146. Marty Brem - 'Wenn du da bist' (Austria, 1981)

147. Lena Valaitis - 'Johnny Blue' (Germany, 1981)

148. Wess and Dori Ghezzi - 'Era' (Italy, 1975)

149. Kaija Kärkinen -'Hullu Yö' (Finland, 1991)

150. Rita Guerra - 'Deixa-me sonhar' (Portugal, 2003)

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151. Halla Margrét - 'Hægt og hljótt' (Iceland, 1987)

152. Teddy Scholten - 'Een Beetje' (Netherlands, 1959)

153. Korni Grupa - 'Generacija '42' (Yugoslavia, 1974)

154. Ishtar - 'O Julissi' (Belgium, 2008)

155. Natalia Bardu - 'Fight' (Moldova, 2007)

156. Marlayne – 'One Good Reason' (Netherlands, 1999)

157. Kari Kuivalainen - 'Never the End' (Finland, 1986)

158. Vanilla Ninja - 'Cool Vibes' (Switzerland, 2005)

159. Xandee - '1 Life' (Belgium, 2004)

160. Martin Stenmarck - 'Las Vegas' (Sweden, 2005)

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161. MeKaDo - 'Wir geben 'ne Party' (Germany, 1994)

162. Gigliola Cinquetti - 'Non Ho L'Età' (Italy, 1964)

163. Adelaide - 'Penso em ti, eu sei' (Portugal, 1985)

164. Gali Atari & Milk and Honey - 'Hallelujah' (Israel, 1979)

165. Mariza Koch - 'Panagia mou, panagia mou' (Greece, 1976)

166. Frances Ruffelle - 'We Will Be Free (Lonely Symphony)' (United Kingdom, 1994)

167. The Rounder Girls - 'All to You' (Austria, 2000)

168. Simone - 'Keine Mauern mehr' (Austria, 1990)

169. Jacques Hustin - 'Fleur de liberté' (Belgium, 1974)

170. Muriel Day and the Lindsays - 'The Wages of Love' (Ireland, 1969)

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171. Constantinos - 'Mono gia mas' (Cyprus, 1996)

172. Johnny Logan - 'Hold Me Now' (Ireland, 1987)

173. Dulce Pontes - 'Lusitana Paixão' (Portugal, 1991)

174. Deen - 'In the Disco' (Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2004)

175. Maja Blagdan - 'Sveta ljubav' (Croatia, 1996)

176. Tublatanka - 'Nekonečná pieseň' (Slovakia, 1994)

177. Tommy Seebach - 'Disco Tango' (Denmark, 1979)

178. Anabela - 'A cidade (até ser dia)' (Portugal, 1993)

179. Conchita Bautista - 'Estando contigo' (Spain, 1961)

180. Alenka Gotar - 'Cvet z juga' (Slovenia, 2007)

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181. Jarkko and Laura - 'Kuin silloin ennen' (Finland, 1969)

182. Marion Welter and Kontinent - 'Sou fräi' (Luxembourg, 1992)

183. Marlain - 'Tha 'nai erotas' (Cyprus, 1999)

184. Nicole Rieu - 'Et bonjour à toi l'artiste' (France, 1975)

185. Mary Roos - 'Aufrecht geh'n' (Germany, 1984)

186. Edea - 'Aava' (Finland, 1998)

187. Esther Hart - 'One More Night' (Netherlands, 2003)

188. Silvia Night - 'Congratulations' (Iceland, 2006)

189. Daniel - 'Džuli' (Yugoslavia, 1983)

190. Hoffmann & Hoffmann - 'Rücksicht' (Germany, 1983)

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191. Rebeka Dremelj - 'Vrag Naj Vzame' (Slovenia, 2008)

192. Ilanit - 'Ey Sham' (Israel, 1973)

193. Duo Datz - 'Kan' (Israel, 1991)

194. Sibel Tüzün - 'Süper Star' (Turkey, 2006)

195. Friderika Bayer - 'Kinek mondjam el vétkeimet?' (Hungary, 1994)

196. Milestones - 'Falter im Wind' (Austria, 1972)

197. Udo Jürgens - 'Warum nur, warum?' (Austria, 1964)

198. Kølig Kaj - 'Stemmen i Mit Liv' (Denmark, 1997)

199. Anne-Marie David - 'Tu te reconnaîtras' (Luxembourg, 1973)

200. Peppino Di Capri - 'Comme E Ddoce ‘o Mare' (Italy, 1991)

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201. Kate Ryan - 'Je t'adore' (Belgium, 2006)

202. Blue Café - 'Love Song' (Poland, 2004)

203. Mihai Traistariu - 'Tornero' (Romania, 2006)

204. Raphael - 'Yo soy aquél' (Spain, 1966)

205. Linda Wagenmakers - 'No Goodbyes' (Netherlands, 2000)

206. Francine Jordi - 'Dans le jardin de mon âme' (Switzerland, 2002)

207. Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann - 'Dansevise' (Norway, 1963)

208. Isabelle Aubret - 'La Source' (France, 1968)

209. Red Hurley - 'When' (Ireland, 1976)

210. Monica Zetterlund - 'En gång i Stockholm' (Sweden, 1963)

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211. Zdravko Čolić - 'Gori vatra' (Yugoslavia, 1973)

212. Aud Wilken - 'Fra Mols til Skagen' (Denmark, 1995)

213. Csézy - 'Candlelight' (Hungary, 2008)

214. Ramón - 'Para llenarme de ti' (Spain, 2004)

215. Alla Pugacheva - 'Primadonna' (Russia, 1997)

216. Wig Wam - 'In My Dreams' (Norway, 2005)

217. Jonatan Cerrada - 'À chaque pas' (France, 2004)

218. Lucía - 'Él'' (Spain, 1982)

219. Peter, Sue and Marc - 'Les Illusions de nos vingt ans' (Switzerland, 1971)

220. Al Bano and Romina Power - 'We'll Live It All Again' (Italy, 1976)

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221. Domenico Modugno - 'Dio, come ti amo' (Italy, 1966)

222. Jakob Sveistrup - 'Talking To You' (Denmark, 2005)

223. Frizzle Sizzle - 'Alles heeft ritme' (Netherlands, 1986)

224. Jónsi - 'Heaven' (Iceland, 2004)

225. Magdi Rúzsa - 'Unsubstantial Blues' (Hungary, 2007)

226. Nathalie Sorce - 'Envie de vivre' (Belgium, 2000)

227. Elpida - 'Sokrati' (Greece, 1979)

228. France Gall - 'Poupée de cire, poupée de son' (Luxembourg, 1965)

229. Olivia Newton-John - 'Long Live Love' (United Kingdom, 1974)

230. Katja Ebstein - 'Wunder gibt es immer wieder' (Germany, 1970)

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231. Koit Toome - 'Mere lapsed' (Estonia, 1998)

232. Vicky Rosti - 'Sata salamaa' (Finland, 1987)

233. Nunzio Gallo - 'Corde della mia chitarra' (Italy, 1957)

234. Enrico Ruggeri - 'Sole d'Europa' (Italy, 1993)

235. Inga - 'Þá veistu svarið' (Iceland, 1993)

236. Ortal - 'Chacun pense à soi' (France, 2005)

237. Maribelle - 'Ik Hou Van Jou' (Netherlands, 1984)

238. Peter, Sue and Marc, Pfuri, Gorps and Kniri - 'Trödler und Co' (Switzerland, 1979)

239. Jostein Hasselgård - 'I'm Not Afraid to Move On' (Norway, 2003)

240. Izhar Cohen & The Alphabeta - 'A-Ba-Ni-Bi' (Israel, 1978)

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241. Elina Konstantopoulou - 'Pia Prosefhi' (Greece, 1995)

242. Marie Bergman and Roger Pontare - 'Stjärnorna' (Sweden, 1994)

243. Tanja Ribič - 'Zbudi se' (Slovenia, 1997)

244. Sofia Mestari - 'On Aura Le Ciel' (France, 2000)

245. Marc Roberts - 'Mysterious Woman' (Ireland, 1997)

246. Tomas Ledin - 'Just nu!' (Sweden, 1980)

247. Bardo - 'One Step Further' (United Kingdom, 1982)

248. Magazin & Lidija - 'Nostalgija' (Croatia, 1995)

249. Verka Serduchka - 'Dancing Lasha Tumbai' (Ukraine, 2007)

250. Kalomira - 'Secret Combination' (Greece, 2008)


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