At Eurovision 2012, Sweden’s Loreen went up-up-up-up-up-uhhhh-up all the way to victory. Serving kabuki stripped down minimalist realness, she turned “Euphoria” into an electro-dance classic — one now played from Antwerp to Atlanta (seriously, I heard it at an Abercrombie & Fitch store once). Of course, plenty of other acts left an impression too with some killer choruses and memorable staging. From Rona Nishliu‘s chaaaaaaaaaai to the Buranovskiye Babushki‘s bread baking to Gaitana‘s insistence that you stay and be her guest, a lot of these acts are lodged in our memory…for better or for worse.

And then there are the others. As we scroll through the list of Eurovision 2012 songs, some are a bit harder to conjure up.  Nina Badric’s “Nebo”, Pernilla Karlsson’s “Nar jag blundar”, Eva Boto’s “Verjamem” — try recalling all of the lyrics verbatim right now. Told you so.

wiwibloggers William and Deban wanted to test how many of the lyrics and melodies they could remember while standing in front of a camera, and you can see the results below. It ain’t always pretty, y’all!

Which songs do you struggle to remember? Give it a go and then vote in our poll below. You can vote for as many songs as you would like, but you can only vote one time.

And in case you missed our earlier editions, you can also review our Eurovision 2015 recap video and poll results and our Eurovision 2014 recap video and poll results.

Eurovision 2012 Recap (all 42 songs)

Poll: Eurovision 2012 Recap

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Christy
5 years ago

What it takes was such a good song played last night, and what a spirruse! usually i listen to the songs and enjoy them, but last night while listening when about to go to sleep, this song came on, and made me want to get up and dance! Who is he? is he signed? tell me more information about him please 107.1! I downloaded his album off itunes, and OH MY GOD, he is unbelievable! play more songs from him please! maybe an hour dedicated to him??? i hope so!

Felix Prochain
Felix Prochain
6 years ago

Sweden 38 votes.. Really?

Ian
Ian
6 years ago

Interesting to see the difference in opinions in just this comment section alone.

Oostenrijk
Oostenrijk
6 years ago

2012 was the weakest Eurovision of our times, it’s no wonder Euphoria sailed through. I really struggle to remember many songs, however I still keep humming Slovenia and Croatia, who were quite sweet and memorable.

Both countries killed themselves by turning their beautiful NF performances into dark and gloomy Eurovision performances.

From the songs at the top I hardly remember Serbia and Azerbaijan. But the least memorable song by far would be Belgium.

Ariana
Ariana
6 years ago

Really who doesn’t remember Euphoria?

cheesecake
cheesecake
6 years ago

2012 was such a good year

Bronson
Bronson
6 years ago

It doesn’t matter whether you liked it or not, I don’t think anybody could forget Suus 😛

Omar - Mexico
Omar - Mexico
6 years ago

I think the poll should be on the opposite way, I mean, instead of asking which song I struggle to remember, you can ask, which songs do you remember the most?
Because, how could I remember if I forgot about a song? I already forgotten.
(sorry for English mistakes)

Gavin
Gavin
6 years ago

Exactly who are the ones that don’t remember Euphoria? Really? Why are you even on this site?

I remember loads from this year… i am now going to bed with ‘waterline’ buzzing through my head. cheers for that!

x

WTF
WTF
6 years ago

I fully agree with gagagag. Malta’s 2012 entry is the sort of cheap trash that gives ESC a bad name. The fact that it qualified to the final over top 10 worthy songs like Slovakia’s or Portugal’s makes it even worse…

Edwin
Edwin
6 years ago

Voted for Serbia just because of how well it did and yet I can never remember anything about it.

jr esc nl
jr esc nl
6 years ago

Well you’re comments are more negative and annoying than the ones of mario gagagag…

Mar
Mar
6 years ago

Finland’s song from 2012 is such a great and sweet ballad, one of my favourites, but I understand why some people might not remember it.
Of the ones who made the final, Moldova and Estonia are the ones I remember the least.

popp
popp
6 years ago

I think Belgium and Finland are really forgettable. As Croatia is one of my alltime favourites.

Deniz
Deniz
6 years ago

I remember all! Good year!

gagagag
gagagag
6 years ago

Ofc, everyone forgot the stupidiest song in ESC history – Malta and Kurt Calleja.

#MarioVision
#MarioVision
6 years ago

*Euphoria* surprisingly has gathered 23 whole votes!! Like WTF..
Oh YEAH indeed…It was so NOT memorable song although it was getting played all the time,endlessly & everywhere back in 2012…Plus the fact that it has been voted the #1 most popular song in top250 of the annual voting by eurofans for 3 consecutive years! And its expected to win again for a fourth straight year!
Like *Euhoria* who??? 😛 😛 hehe..

John
John
6 years ago

Sorry for double post but didn’t see Graphs comment and thought it’d be interesting.
@Graph, there are a couple that I can sing along to but my favourites tend to be in other languages, i.e. Suus, Crno i belo, L’enfer et Moi, O Mie and Crisalide are all in my top ten since the 2010s. As for songs I know the lyrics too, they mostly include winners with a couple of other ones, i.e. Euphoria, Rise Like a Phoenix, Same Heart, Is It Right?, Siren and C’est ma vie.

John
John
6 years ago

Slovenia, dullest song in history of ESC.

#MarioVision
#MarioVision
6 years ago

@ Well we mean that we actually know how the song goes in its music & rhythm…Not by any means necessarily that we know the full lyrics of them of course..

Graph
Graph
6 years ago

Is there such thing as a Eurovision song in which you guys know ALL the words verbatim? It seems like that would be nearly impossible given there are 35+ songs each year.

Esc.J
Esc.J
6 years ago

Song!

Esc.J
Esc.J
6 years ago

Portugal is 2nd?
It’s a great and impressive!

#MarioVision
#MarioVision
6 years ago

Oh… 🙂 *Aphodisiac* of Greece has gathered the fewest votes.. 😛

Daniel
Daniel
6 years ago

I love Nar Jag Blundar!

#MarioVision
#MarioVision
6 years ago

The LEAST memorable songs 4 me are these ones..

1) Slovakia: Max Jason Mai with “Don’t Close Your Eyes”
2) Montenegro: Rambo Amadeus with “Euro Neuro”
3) Portugal : Filipa Sousa with “Vida minha”
4) Finland: Pernailla Karlsson with “Nar jag blundar”
5) Netherland: Joan Franka with “You and Me”
6) Israel: Izabo with “Time”
7) Moldova: Pasha Parfeny with “Lautar”
8) Serbia: Zeljko Joksimovic with “Nije ljubav stvar”
9) Ireland : Jedward with ”WaterLine”
10) Slovenia: Eva Boto with “Verjamem”

jr esc nl
jr esc nl
6 years ago

That just has to be belgium “would you?” is such a dull and forgettable song…

Jericho
Jericho
6 years ago

Hahaha. I prefer the JESC Nebo

khm
khm
6 years ago

Don’t vorry, guys. Even people in Croatia can’t remember “Nebo”.