Eurovision’s Greatest Hits takes place in London on 31 March. The one-off concert will see a host of past Eurovision stars take to the stage to mark 60 years of the contest. While the show itself will be purely celebratory, we’ve decided to add a little competition to proceedings by ranking and reviewing all 19 Eurovision entries sung by the 15 confirmed acts. Today the Wiwi Jury— our in-house panel of musical unprofessionals — land in Luxembourg 1984, to experience the wholesome Mormon charm of the Herrys. The three brothers stomped to victory for Sweden with “Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley”, but do we still appreciate a nice pair of golden shoes? Read on to find out…

Sami: A perfect example of Sweden’s amazing talent for creating pop gems. The performance is iconic and every Eurovision fan knows it. The song is so catchy and memorable. It’s also the best song from 1984. No wonder it won back then and no wonder people still haven’t forgotten this song.

Score: 9/10

Angus: This is just the entire 80s condensed into three minutes. Sparkly gold sneakers, quiffs, schlager and hideously clashing outfits. The choreographed down turn at the end makes this.

Score: 7/10

Robyn: Eurovision in the 1980s was three clean-cut Swedish Mormon brothers singing about a pair of magical golden shoes, with a nonsensical chorus that transcended the language barrier and had everyone singing along. It’s not even remotely like the cool kids in the charts at the time (cf. A-ha and Duran Duran), but “Diggi-loo” blissfully exists in its own bubble of happiness. Bless.

Score: 7/10

Anthony: Just as ABBA did in the 70s, the Herreys owned the 80s. The chorus was no doubt the most iconic part of the performance, alongside their perfectly timed choreography. Not forgetting those primary colour shirts, white trousers and golden boots!

Score: 8.5/10

Chris: Nope. Nope, nope, nope. I don’t know why but I just have a severe dislike of the Herreys. I don’t “get” Diggi-Loo and that’s despite many an attempt at listening to it. It’s all a bit too much and it just stands out to me as the black sheep of Swedish winners.

Score: 4/10

Inaki: This song is like a virus. Once it’s inside you, it invades your whole body. This is pure 80s. One of the catchiest choruses in Eurovision history and probably the most colourful outfits, but certainly not one of the best performances. But I still want a pair of golden boots like those.

Score: 7/10

Josh: Standard 1980s Eurovision. So much glitter. So much schlager. So much cheese. But I love it. The song is catchy and gives me fond memories of old-school Eurovision.

Score: 6.5/10

Padraig: What lovely boots they have… perfect for stomping their god-awful tune into the brains of unwitting listeners. Sure it’s infectious, but then so are the common flu and syphilis. The whole act feels manufactured and false, they should really be re-named the Stepford Brothers. How this beat Linda Martin’s “Terminal 3”, I’ll never know.

Score: 2/10

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James: Their song, in itself, is a world of it’s own. It’s motivating, it’s happy and it’s kitsch. When you talk to other people in the UK about what makes a typical Eurovision song, they’ll often ignore the modern and professionally produced entries of today and point to songs like “Diggi-loo Diggi-ley”. Fair enough. It’s beautiful in so many ways and is one of those songs which has universal appeal even if it is sung in Swedish. Their charisma and cool dancing is definitely something which has continued over time, so this an absolute classic.

Score: 8/10

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All 18 members of our jury rate each song. However, we don’t have room to share written reviews from everyone. Here are the remaining nine scores.

Denise: 7/10

Judit: 4/10

Kristín: 7.5/10

Liam: 0/10

Mikhail: 3.5/10

Patrick: 5/10

Ramadan: 3/10

Sopon: 5/10

William: 2/10

The highest and lowest scores are removed before calculating the final score. We have dropped a low of 0 and a high of 9.




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It’s alright. The very last two notes remind me of ABBA’s Intermezzo No. 1.

Anyone remember Herreys’ performance with Sean Banan in Melodifestivalen 2014? lol


It’s an okay song, but I prefer “Kall som is” by Karin and Anders Glenmark from that year’s Melodifestivalen.

John Egan

Ugh, just ugh. Worst winner ever…until we got to 1989. Ugh.


I would not consider this one of the Eurovision’s greatest hits. The scores under 6 are harsh in my opinion as this is a song judged by people who more than probably did not listen to it in 1984…I think it was OK then…
Though best hits of the 80s in my opinion had: Johnny Logan twice (80,87), Sandra Kim (86) and Celine Dion (88).


Whats the point to review songs 30 years later???? Most of us werent born yet that year. Its not fair. In general i like the song but i have to say 1983 contest was stronger and Carolas entry that year is my favourite swedish entry ever. The worst winners for me are 1990 (i hate it…) and 2011 (it didnt deserve to win eric saade should have won for me).


Sweden,Spain, Denmark , Belgium that year so overrated in final position.
Most underrated song are from Norway deserved TOP 5 or TOP 10 (for me best scandinavian song that year), Germany (deserved TOP 5) , Yugoslavia (deserved TOP 10 )

Maya G

This is one of the worst winners ever IMO, they were lucky to compete in a very weak year, though I still think there were better songs than this.


This, together with “Beatles” in 1977 has to be one of my least favorite Swedish entries, and one of the few truly bad entries we’ve sent. 1984 was a strong year, most of the songs were better than this, in my opinion. Ireland’s “Terminal 3” should’ve won.

That year’s Melodifestivalen was pretty weak imo, but there was a few really good songs, especially “Kall som is” and “Livet är som ett träd”. But yeah, Herreys won it all and is considered a classic here in Sweden, so we’ll hear it to the end of time. Yay! :/


What I hate about Sweden is that they won 3 times with absolute terrible songs: 1984, 1991 and 1999. I understand why everyone believes Sweden is mighty when they pull off victories like these.


Catchy number that still has that hook. Linda Martin took a few years to get over terminal 3 coming 2nd. Then she went on to why me??? 🙁

Andy Ayres

DLDL is one of the catchiest, happiest songs in the ESC pantheon and is very underrated. I’d take Herreys over Måns or Charlotte Nielsen any day.

Mario xoxo

@ Well guess what…?
I just don’t care about what you think of my comments..
To me they make just OK sense anyway..
And i didn’t ask you or take actual permission about what im gonna post..
You have your issues with my posts…FINE..
I can’t help it & i don’t give a [email protected] really..


@Mario my problem is that your comments makes absolutely no sense


this is a great song. and they had the best performance on the night


I have nothing but love for this song.


Hey whats your real issue towards me..?
I ask : Whats up with you ”hannes”..??
Mind about your own business ”pal”… xx


Sweden sends good songs every year and this year sends plagiarism.
Shame. Sweden2015:David Guetta – Lovers On The Sun


what is up with this “mario gay” guy?

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That act was so gay and is one of the most gay performances i have witnnesed in Vision.. I didn’t know that they were actually real brothers.. I thought that they must be truly homosexuals themselfs as my gaydar went so ON with them.. It was Herreys that earned the 2nd Victory 4 Sweden in Vision after 10 years that Abba had won 4 a first debut time 4 Sweden with *Waterloo*.. Their song & performance is descent 4 the old era of the Vision.. 4 the song its 4 / 10 & 8 / 10 with the standards of… Read more »