On Thursday, the people of the United Kingdom will take to the polls and vote whether they want the country to remain in the European Union or not. Regardless of the outcome, the result will have an impact far beyond British shores. Just last month, the eyes and ears of the continent were firmly focused on Stockholm, where 24 of the 28 EU member states competed for Eurovision glory alongside Russia, Australia and more. In fact, all 28 nations have participated in the contest at some point in its 60 year history. So as the referendum campaign gets ever more heated, we’ve decided to lighten the mood by creating the ultimate Eurovision Brexit playlist. Whether you’re a staunch Eurosceptic, a Europhile through and through or simply a reluctant voter, we’ve got a suitable Eurovision song for you.
Pastora Soler “Quédate Conmigo (Stay With Me)” — Spain 2012
“Fight the shadows, light the way, stay with me for one more day… I never meant to lose your heart”
Sonia “Better The Devil You Know”– United Kingdom 1993
“Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t”
Dima Bilan “Never Let You Go” — Russia 2006
“We are dancing on broken glass, can’t stand no more, never, never let you go… Return the days we had before”
Electro Velvet “Still In Love With You — United Kingdom 2015
“I’m still in love with you”
Tooji “Stay” — Norway 2012
“I don’t know if it’s wrong or it’s right but I know: I want you to stay”
Sergey Lazarev “You Are The Only One” — Russia 2016
“Everything we had is staying unbroken, now you will always be the only one, you’re the only one. Won’t ever give up cause you’re still somewhere out there. Nothin’ or no-one’s gonna keep us apart”
Francesca Michielin “No Degree Of Separation” — Italy 2016
“There’s no division keeping us apart. We are going the same direction in this universe on the move.”
Anita Simoncini & Michele Perniola “Chain of Lights” — San Marino 2015
“One’s a lonely number – but together we can make a million candles shine forever.”
Loreen “Euphoria” — Sweden 2012
“Eu-phoria. Forever, ‘til the end of time.”
Toto Cutugno “Insieme 1992” — Italy 1990
“We’re more and more free, our stars, one single flag. We’re stronger and stronger. Give me your hand and you’ll see yourself flying, Europe is not far away. This is an Italian song for you, together, unite, unite, Europe.”
Lidia Kopania “I Don’t Wanna Leave” — Poland 2009
“I don’t wanna leave, but it’s my destiny”
Alsou “Solo” — Russia Eurovision 2000
“Now I wait in the cold and this is getting old. No more stories, no more lies, take me off this ride. When you see me in the hall, I’ll look at the wall. By my actions you should know I’m going solo, going solo.”
Mei Feingold “Same Heart” — Israel 2014
“And now, too many lies. Too many cries. They are as long as the infinity. I’m, starting to rise… I’m, skinning you out, no longer a part. We don’t beat from the same heart”
Maria Elena Kyriakou “One Last Breath” — Greece 2015
“I’m begging you take me out of this firing hell. Come back and save me what happened wasn’t fair. Nothing left all that I have is one last breath only one last breath.”
Sung in front of a background that closely resembles the EU flag.
Hanna Pakarinen “Leave Me Alone” — Finland 2007
“I have to leave, but you are still sleeping. There’s nothing to say, our time has run out… But you don’t even care what I am about… Leave me alone, I wanna go home”
Molly Sterling “Playing With Numbers” — Ireland 2015
“I made the mess in your vision and I see a debt to be paid… I was playing with numbers and I didn’t know what it meant.”
Rambo Amadeus “Euro Neuro” — Montenegro 2012
“Euro skeptic… Euro neuro don’t be dogmatic, bureaucratic, you need to become pragmatic.”
Sunstroke Project & Olia Tira “Run Away” — Moldova 2010
“Let me breathe, let me live! Just run away from my mind… We have no progressive future! I know your lying nature.”
Andrea Demirovic — “Just Get Out of My Life” — Montenegro 2009
“Everybody’s tryin‘ to help me to come free. Everybody’s talkin‘ bout all the things i’m missin‘. And for all them reasons I must agree… Just get out of my life. Get out of my life”.
Athena “For Real” — Turkey 2004
“All I know is you don’t want to be part of the crowd… Are you in? Are you out? Do you know your way out?”
Regardless of political views, Britain needs to channel Bucks Fizz and make its mind up.
Bucks Fizz “Making Your Mind Up” — United Kingdom 1981
“But soon you will find that there comes a time for making your mind up… Don’t let your indecision take you from behind. Trust your inner vision, don’t let others change your mind.”
Because, for once, the power really lies with the people.
Molly Smitten-Downes “Children Of The Universe” — United Kingdom 2014
“Power to the people (oh, hey, hey). Power to the people (oh, oh, oh, oh). Power to the people (oh, hey, hey). You know what we want and we’ve gotta get it now.”
What songs would you add to the list? Let us know below.