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!