So how about that weather? While Europe swelters under record-breaking temperatures, we’ve turned to Eurovision and national finals and picked out some of our favourite songs that are all about water, rivers, ice, fountains and just generally feeling cool when you’re burning up. So get yourself a cold drink and cool down with these eight songs.

1. Margaret – “Cool Me Down” (Krajowe Eliminacje 2016, 2016)

Margaret sets the scene with the chorus to her Polish national final hit: “I’m hotter than fire, water can’t cool me down”. We relate to this too much. But while Margaret is all about her fiery heat, the video at least contains scenes of the cool, refreshing water. It might not be able to cool Margaret down, but we’re happy to take out chances.

2. Jedward – “Waterline” (Ireland, 2012)

Jedward returned to Eurovision with an upbeat pop song packed full of nautical metaphors. But it’s not just the song that had us feeling refreshed. Their Eurovision performance was staged with cool blue themes and featured a fountain in the middle of the stage. If Jedward aren’t doing anything with their fountain, we would like to borrow it right now.

3. Nodi Tatishvili and Sophie Gelovani – “Waterfall” (Georgia, 2013)

A wise woman once sang, “Don’t go chasing waterfalls”, but in this weather the thought of cooling off under a waterfall is very appealing. We’re feeling Nodi and Sophie, who delivered their power ballad, where they reckoned, “Your love is pouring down on me/You’re my waterfall”.

4. Safura “Drip Drop” (Azerbaijan, 2010)

It’s not all waterfalls — sometimes it’s just the smallest amount of water that makes a difference. In 2010 Safura delivered the electro ballad “Drip Drop”, where she said sang “I don’t know how to stop/These tear drops/That drip drop, drip drop”.

5. Samir & Viktor – “Bada nakna” (Melodifestivalen 2016)

Swedish influencers Samir & Viktor had “Bada nakna”, their ode to skinny dipping. They didn’t just deliver a song about ripping off one’s clothes and jumping in the fountain at Sergels Torg — they reenacted it on stage. It was a wet and messy good time for all.

6. Agnete – “Icebreaker” (Norway, 2016)

If there’s one thing that goes down a treat on a hot day, it’s ice. Agnete served Scandi ice princess realness with her song “Icebreaker”. She promised to “be your icebreaker/When you’re stuck in frozen water”. But we’d just like Agnete to know that at the moment we’re happy to be spending time around frozen things.

7. Elitsa Todorova & Stoyan Yankoulov – “Water” (Bulgaria, 2007)

The Bulgarian percussion power duo delivered “Water”. The song was a tale of the fair maiden Mitra who would sing by the river. It was enough to charm a local fellow on a pony. Honestly though, we’re more interested in that river — so cool, so refreshing. But just a warning: some of the staging includes fiery themes.

8. Rambo Amadeus – “Euro Neuro” (Montenegro, 2012)

There was a lot going on with the lyrics to Euro Neuro, but Rambo Amadeus had one message that we can relate to. In the climax of the song, the experimental jazz artist asserts: “I got only one rule, always stay cool like a swimming pool”. We relate to this so much right now.

 

What do you think? What other Eurovision songs make you feel cool? How do you like to cool off when temperatures are high? Share your favourites below!

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Walk on water, Ira Losco

J.Haueisen
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J.Haueisen

Where is WATERloo?

ilian
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ilian

~~EU to UK~~
“Euro neuro, I don’t like snobism
Nationalism, puritanism, I am different organism
My heroism is pacifism, altruism, I enjoy bicyclism
Liberalism, tourism, nudism, optimism
It is good for rheumatism”

AMonsterLikeMe
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AMonsterLikeMe

One is enough: “Should’ve Known Better” (Denmark 2012)

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

This behaviour needs only 3 songs:
UK: It’s “Time To Say Goodbye” (Celine Dion)
EU: You’re “Playing With Fire” (Romania 2010)
UK: “I Don’t Give A…” (Lisa Ajax Mello 2017)

ilian
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ilian

It’s about going back to “1944” (Ukraine 2016).
“Lost and Forgotten” (Russia 2010)

ilian
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ilian

Why 31? One for each day of the month?

ilian
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ilian

I know it’s not a definitive list, but Ruth Lorenzo was wet on stage, and Wiktoria with that water falling on her should be here I guess.

Mari St
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Mari St

And Sergey was taking shower on stage

firework123
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firework123

Well you did miss Rainmaker… That one definitely fits!

allex
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allex

I know this isn’t related to the article at all but… Arcade just got played on LOVE ISLAND UK

Fatima
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Fatima

That’s good news. Now let’s hope it can be a proper hit in the UK.

Kosey
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Kosey

Agnete was well robbed – proper banging track that one!

Yodenman
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Yodenman

I agree, and she performed it brilliantly, so her vocals were not the teason……I dont know what the reason was.

Gigi
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Gigi

Montenegro is like:
I am gonna be on every list this summer! 😀

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Thunder and lightning it's getting exciting

Is here someone from Czech Republic?? 🙂

snowflake
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snowflake

Euroooooo neuroooooooo

Paul
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Paul

The water side of Bada nakna would cool me down but Samir and Viktor would definitely heat me up again!! Would’ve loved that to have been Sweden’s entry too!

Tajikistan
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Tajikistan

You forget Bistra Voda, Rain of Revolution, Water of Life (if you wanna include JESC), Walk on Water, Dancing in the Rain etc

Tajikistan
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Tajikistan

Didn’t mean this to be a dig or insult btw just to clear it up ahahaha, just a small comment

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

Well, whatever you choose, don’t try the “Rain of revolution” as it seems to cause the opposite effect.
yeah yeah YEAH YEAH.

INAMOO
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INAMOO

Where is Walk On Water? WATERloo?

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

That’s some good pun! What about some “refRAIN”, or a bit of “the voICE”, or “l’oiSEAu et l’enfant”?

INAMOO
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INAMOO

WATER you kidding?

Wiktorialover
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Wiktorialover

Special mention to Wiktoria and Not With Me

ilian
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ilian

No, you don’t.

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Thunder and lightning it's getting exciting

By the way Ukranian host of esc 2017 Alexander Skichko is going to Ukranian Parliament 🙂

Kat
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Kat

Tips from a Californian: soaking a bandana/neckerchief/whatever in ice water and tying it around your neck and/or on your wrists is AMAZINGLY helpful. That’s how I got through color guard practice when it was 46C out!

Stay safe and cool, I hope the heat wave passes soon!

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Thunder and lightning it's getting exciting

Thank you so much for your tips 😉

Bigger
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Bigger

I heard from a friend that a foot bath in cold water also works. I haven’t tried it yet.

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Thunder and lightning it's getting exciting

I’ll try it…thank you 😉

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

I don’t know about #6, I’m still convinced Agnete is singing “frogs in water” and that would be a pretty gross way of cooling oneself down.

Rockfan
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Rockfan

From the German 76 final: Einam Wasser Einmal Wein
From the Israel 92 final: Nayim (Water)
From NL 1990: Watchen op water (Waiting For Water)
Belgium 64 – ESC: Pres de ma Riviere (Close To My River)
etc

KESC
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KESC

It’s literally unendurable here in Germany 🙁 I would take a Drip Drop, or better a Waterfall to cool me down.

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Thunder and lightning it's getting exciting

Here in Czech Republic too 🙁

KESC
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KESC

I need cold pool water :/

Fionn??
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Fionn??

Not too hot here in Ireland

Bigger
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Bigger

Whats the temperature in Ireland? In my home town (south-netherlands) it was 40,7 °C yesterday, now 38

Edit: i Just looked it up, Dublin +- 21 🙂
That’s more bearable

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

@KESC: You should be happy that you live in the north of Germany 😀 Here in the south it is even a few degrees hotter… But well, I listened to Margaret earlier today (before I read this post haha)

KESC
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KESC

I would not really say that I live in the North, let’s say North West close to Düsseldorf 😉

Today it’s better than yesterday. Yesterday it went up to 41°.

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Thunder and lightning it's getting exciting

I live near Prague and yesterday it was really bad

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

That counts! – close to the 2011 fun 😛 😛

KESC
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KESC

It’s so unfair, why didn’t Lena win now? 😀 back then I used to watch the contest as well, but I wasn’t really into Eurovision and I just cared about the voting haha
The contest was held just around the corner and I wasn’t there 🙁 Such a missed opportunity!

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Thunder and lightning it's getting exciting

I’m still waiting when Czech Republic will win…the best result was in 2018 Mikolas Josef with 6th place

KESC
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KESC

I don’t think that you’ll have to wait long, I mean you placed 6th in 2018 and 11th this year, which is a very respectable result.

I’m pretty sure that in the upcoming years, we’ll see a Czech victory.

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Thunder and lightning it's getting exciting

Thank you for your nice words 🙂

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

meanwhile here in italy 40°C+ is just another summer day

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Thunder and lightning it's getting exciting

I’ve heard it in the news…

KESC
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KESC

God no and I was thinking of visiting my friend in Sicily

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Thunder and lightning it's getting exciting

Oh…40°C…that’s a lot…

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Thunder and lightning it's getting exciting

I’m sad that in Czech Republic there’s just few Eurovision fans…I think I’m one of the biggest fans in Czech Republic 🙂

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Thunder and lightning it's getting exciting

I don’t know why but these songs make me feel cool 🙂 :
Rasmussen – Higher Ground (Denmark, 2018)
Kate Miller Heidke – Zero Gravity (Australia, 2019)
KEiiNO – Spirit in the sky (Norway, 2019)

Sam
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Sam

A bit of “Dancing in the rain” could also be useful to stand the heatwave