It hasn’t been all rainbows and sunshine this year for Hungarian Eurovision fans. First they watched their country being eliminated in the semifinals for the first time in eight years. Then they watched broadcaster MTVA pull out of the upcoming contest.

However, as we all head into 2020, there’s finally some positive news out there. The Hungarian Recording Industry Association (MAHASZ) has published its combined ranking of songs played on Hungarian radio between 2010 and 2019 and the results have produced a surprise for those who are up to date on the current musical trends in the central-European country.

Eurovision 2011 fan favourite Kati Wolf tops the list with her Eurovision hit “Szerelem Miért Múlsz/What About My Dreams”!

“It is a huge feeling that ‘Szerelem Miért Múlsz’ has become the most played song — I’m really proud of it,” she told the tabloid Bors.

“It was my first ever song, and I’ll never forget how it was born as a result of a studio session that lasted until dawn. We all felt there that something great had come to life there, we strongly believed in it, and it has not let us down. I took this song to Eurovision where it became an anthem of some kind among the fandom. Thanks to this I’m performing regularly in European clubs to this day. I’m traveling to several countries in 2020 as well, and I’m really excited about it. Besides it is awesome to see how close my song is to the heart of both home and foreign crowds. Nothing better can happen to an artist!”

Bors also notes that two other past Eurovision acts have landed in the Top 10 of the decade: first time A Dal winner Compact Disco and Hungary’s second-best-placing act so far, András Kállay-Saunders.

Apparently, there is love for Eurovision in Hungary, even if MTVA doesn’t get the vibe!

Are you surprised that Kati Wolf has earned the recognition? Should she headline her country’s Eurovision return at some point? Sound off in the comments below!

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Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

hungarians’ ears were truly blessed this decade

Marcelo
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Marcelo

I think one of the ultimate tests of Hungary’s reasons about pulling out of the contest will be if they broadcast the whole thing. MTVA has no reason why not to broadcast Eurovision considering that it gives them quite some ratings and there’s still moderate Eurovision following in Hungary; some fans have even stormed the A Dal Facebook page.

I mean, Ukraine did broadcast it this year and Slovakia at least put it on the radio. Countries like Kosovo or Kazakhstan also do broadcast. Why wouldn’t Hungary, right?

jeicjsjf
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jeicjsjf

i believe they’ve decided to broadcast it on the main children’s channel. not sure what that says about hungary and it’s future at eurovision but i guess it dispels the idea that they believe it doesn’t promote ‘traditional family values.’

Zandro
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Zandro

Omg. I consider this as one of Hungary’s best efforts. Until now I still believe it deserved a better staging and a better placement. It is just sad to know that it had the potential to slay the pack but it was not fully maximized. Nevertheless, I am happy for Kati and here’s to hoping that Hungary will decide to return next year.

Nate
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Nate

The song was a guilty pleasure without any doubt. Deserved way better, along with Estonia and Spain

Jonas
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Jonas

Why feel guilty?

Zandro
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Zandro

Omg. What About My Dreams was such a good entry. Like what others point out, her live performance dampened the high hopes for her to do well in the contest. It was my 2011 winner and it was just sad to see its potential not maximized. Still, I am happy for Kati Wolf and here’s to hoping that Hungary will be back again nexr year.

Mr Vanilla Bean
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She had the potential to do really well in 2011 but she was really bad live, in my opinion. Also, I much prefer the Hungarian version.

Jack
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Jack

Sadly, they won’t come back. It’s heartbreaking to be almost in the second decade of the 21st century and governments don’t allow countries to compete due to “gay people” being portrayed in a contest.

Erasmus
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Erasmus

amm again that was just rumours + they will broadcast it on a children channel – and you still say they are homophobic

jack
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jack

They are. Start reading the news.

Erasmus
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Erasmus

all the news were based on rumors not on actual facts, nobody stated they are leaving because ESC was “gay”, like Turkey did. As far as I know.

Tusan
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Erasmus, I tried to reason with these people before, but didn’t succeed either. Sadly people take sides in a heartbeat without even educating themselves properly about the situation.

Viki
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Viki

There’s no proof of that they’re going to broadcast it…just a rumor

Rasmus
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Rasmus

You know thats not true. They said thierselfes it was false.

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

Can understand that. What about my dreams was my absolute favorite esc song back when i was 11.