Eurovision winners 1970s

This year at wiwibloggs we are celebrating the festive season with a series of different polls. For the next few days, we’re going to stuff your stockings with a selection of Eurovision votes. Consider this a unique riff on the classic “Twelve Days of Christmas” carol.

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, you can join us and let us know your thoughts for each and every poll. Today’s question — Who is your favourite Eurovision winner of the 1970s?

Eurovision winners: 1970 to 1979

For the most part, Eurovision winners in the 1970s fell into one of two categories. Female soloists with ballads or mixed-gender pop groups. Ireland, Monaco, Luxembourg (twice in a row) and France all won with the first formula. Meanwhile, Sweden, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom all took victory with the second. The decade ended with a two-in-a-row for Israel in which it sent a disco number and an earnest peace song.

1970: Dana — “All Kinds of Everything” (Ireland)

1971: Séverine — “Un banc, un arbre, une rue” (Monaco)

1972: Vicky Leandros — “Après toi” (Luxembourg)

1973: Anne-Marie David — “Tu te reconnaîtras” (Luxembourg)

1974: ABBA — “Waterloo” (Sweden)

1975: Teach-In — “Ding-a-dong” (The Netherlands)

1976: Brotherhood of Man — “Save Your Kisses for Me” (United Kingdom)

1977: Marie Myriam — “L’oiseau et l’enfant” (France)

1978: Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta — “A-Ba-Ni-Bi” (Israel)

1979: Milk and Honey — “Hallelujah” (Israel)

Poll: Who is your favourite Eurovision winner of the 1970s?

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GiavK
GiavK
8 months ago

Why is Vicky Leandros so underrated????
Apres toi was magical!!

hellen
hellen
8 months ago

I knew ABBA(they’re iconic) wayyy before I heard of Eurovision but Anne Marie David would always be my favourite Eurovision winner ever

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
8 months ago

Well… This isn’t close. 🙂

Mickey
Mickey
9 months ago

Hallelujah will always be relevant for any occasion.

Yaniv Gomes
Yaniv Gomes
9 months ago

The golden age of the Eurovision! So hard to choose! As a gay kid I grew up on Waterloo, as Israeli I grew up on Hallelujah, but my ? goes to Anne-Marie David.

Crystal
9 months ago

I went with ABBA and both of Israel’s. “Waterloo” not only served as ABBA’s breakthrough onto the international pop music scene, it was one of the first of many hits the group would enjoy throughout their career. Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus are regarded as two of the greatest songwriters in pop music history, writing just about all the band’s own songs (along with their manager Stig Anderson, who co-wrote some of ABBA’s lyrics in the early part of their career, including on “Waterloo”) in an age where pop music was often either manufactured bubblegum pop or written by outside… Read more »

Miss Uncongeniality
Miss Uncongeniality
9 months ago

And this is the time when i realise that many of my favorite winners songs comes from the 70’s… i cannot chose just one, at least 8 are among my favourites

Miguel
Miguel
9 months ago

So many good songs. Its difficult to choose just one. One of the best decades for sure.
Im going with Anne Marie David.

Sabrina
Sabrina
9 months ago

What a great group of winners the 70’s had! Even those few that could sound too ingenuous out of the context of the decade pass the test of time with ease thanks to charming execution. Voted for “Tu te reconnaitras” and “Waterloo” because those are the ones I love the most to revisit. But I was here watching all the videos and having a lot of fun with “Ding-A-Dong”, “Save Your Kisses for Me” and “A-Ba-Ni-Bi” one more time.

Kirby
Kirby
9 months ago

OMG… Will you believe I voted for ALL of them? In this decade I would honestly say there are no “Diggi Loo Diggi Lei” or “Rock Me”… each winner is epic!!! “All Kinds of Everything” is so candid and Sound of Music-esque, “Un Banc…” delights you with its parallel between Serverine’s singing and her backing singers’. “Après Toi” is a classic; it was a radio hit in my country back in the day. “Tu Te Reconnaîtras” is impressive by Anne Marie David’s dramatic and convincing performance. “Waterloo” is a catapult to music history. “Ding-a-Dong” has simple lyrics but that beat… Read more »

Joe
Joe
9 months ago

Call me basic, but even with a bunch of my favorite winners in this decade, it’s 100% Waterloo for me.

Mikey
Mikey
9 months ago

By far the best Eurovision decade, my all time top 3 all from the 1970s

LOREIN
LOREIN
9 months ago

Israel

Liki
9 months ago

I love Hallelujah its one of a kind.

sam
sam
9 months ago

sorry bur after 2019 i cant listen to ‘hallelujah’ ever again… loved it at first but it has been wayyyy overused and overplayed.

my favorite is luxembourg ‘73 and monaco ‘71

Belle
Belle
9 months ago

Sweden 1974 without any doubts.

Jofty
Jofty
9 months ago
Reply to  Belle

It still makes me laugh that the UK jury gave Waterloo “sorry, zero points” yet people still bang on about it what seems 100 years later. Makes me wish Ring Ring had represented Sweden in 1973!

dxi
dxi
9 months ago

Oof can’t choose, they’re all great.

Kosey
Kosey
9 months ago

‘74 to ‘76 was such a great run. Banger after banger – perhaps a golden era?

Jo.
Jo.
9 months ago

Waterloo definitely. A great pop, fun and innovative song. The 1974 runner-up Sì was also pretty good.

Tibor
Tibor
9 months ago

I wonder who will win this. The 70s for Eurovision were a commercially very successful period. I still don’t really know, how Brotherhood of Men could beat ABBA in this respect, but apparently they did. For me personally, “Save all your kisses for me” and “All kinds of everything” are overly sweet and have a naivete to them that’s hard to digest. Same goes for “L’oiseau et l’enfant” which to my ear sounds like a children’s song. “Waterloo” is not my favourite ABBA song, but it’s certainly a good one that stood the test of time very well, but I… Read more »

Oscar
Oscar
9 months ago

Any answer apart from 1974 is invalid.

flnrn
flnrn
9 months ago

Didn’t realise how great the winners from the 70s were until I had the list right in front of me!

Evridiki
Evridiki
9 months ago
Reply to  flnrn

My thoughts exactly 🙂