As one of the most anticipated songs of the year, the pressure has been on the United Kingdom’s Olly Alexander. Olly was internally picked by the BBC and, shortly after the announcement, he promised a banger, which finally dropped on March 1. Inspired by the Pet Shop Boys and serving a distinct 80s vibe, the pop anthem is definitely one to dance to. But it’s not just a bop. As Olly wrote on Twitter, it’s “about an overwhelming feeling of love for somebody that’s so intense it turns your world upside down.”

Does that come through in the “Dizzy” lyrics? Let’s have a look…and sing along in the process.

Scroll down to read the “Dizzy” lyrics

United Kingdom at Eurovision 2024: Olly Alexander with “Dizzy”

As a Brit nominee with two number one albums, Olly Alexander is one of the most revered young artists in the United Kingdom. He started making his name in the mid-00s with electro-pop, along with his former bandmates from Years & Years. British Eurofans have long hoped that he would consider representing the UK at Eurovision, including during a period in 2022 when it was heavily rumoured he’d been selected, before Sam Ryder was ultimately announced. 

Back in December, fans were utterly delighted when Olly was revealed as the British act during the final of one of the BBC’s flagship shows Strictly Come Dancing. Olly then revealed that he had wanted to do Eurovision back in 2022, but said the timing wasn’t quite right. Once he crafted “Dizzy” with British songwriter and producer Danny L Harle, he knew this was the time. And so did the BBC: they picked him from a competitive field in the summer of 2023.

What do the “Dizzy” lyrics mean?

Olly Alexander is a queer icon in the UK and beyond, and has never been shy about making songs about love, affection and infatuation with other men. Songs like “Starstruck” delved into the majestic feeling of being with someone and adoring them. “Sweet Talker” (with Swedish star Galantis) and “If You’re Over Me” talk about the other side of a relationship when things go wrong. Despite the sadder themes, they both remain bangers. 

So it’s no surprise that Olly has written about love once again. “Dizzy” is a nostalgic piece, with Olly’s distinctive vocals luring you in from the beginning.

“Time has frozen, all memories lost”

The “Dizzy” lyrics revolve around Olly being so enamoured with his lover that their kisses literally make him dizzy. There are references to time throughout. Sometimes it’s frozen, because Olly is so lost in the moment. At other times he’s desperate to rewind and start from the beginning. The latter may explain the repetition of the chorus so early in the song: Olly wants to stop, start over and feel that sensation again.

“Will you take my hand and spin me, round and round until the moment never ends?”

As if it it isn’t enough to be dazed by love, Olly says he wants to be spun round and round. He wants to sink deeper into the feeling, pulling his partner with him. In the bridge, he repeats, “There isn’t an end, there isn’t a start, I don’t wanna stop, I can’t go too far” — this embrace will last forever and he never wants to be pulled away. 

“Dizzy” lyrics — Olly Alexander (United Kingdom Eurovision 2024)

Songwriter (music and lyrics): Olly Alexander & Danny L Harle

Intro
Di—
(Make me dizzy, dizzy, dizzy)

Verse 1
There’s a place where we break the line (Make me)
Make it a circle redefined, mm (Di—)
Beautiful gardens, eternal flowers (Make me di—)
You know the way, so take me there

Chorus
Won’t you make me dizzy from your kisses?
Will you take my hand and spin me
‘Round and ’round until the moment never ends? Mm
Make me dizzy from your kissеs
Will you take my hand and spin me?
Take mе back to the beginning again (Again, again)

Verse 2
Pulling me close, I feel a stillness in the air (Di—)
Time has frozen, all memories lost

Chorus
So won’t you make me dizzy from your kisses?
Will you take my hand and spin me
‘Round and ’round until the moment never ends? Mm
Make me dizzy from your kisses
Will you take my hand and spin me?
Take me back to the beginning again (Again, again)
So don’t you make me dizzy from, oh
(Oh, won’t you make)

Bridge
There isn’t an end, there isn’t a start
I don’t wanna stop, I can’t go too far
There isn’t an end, there isn’t a start
I don’t wanna stop, I can’t go too far
There isn’t an end, there isn’t a start
I don’t wanna stop, I can’t go too far
There isn’t an end, there isn’t

Chorus
So won’t you make me dizzy from your kisses? (Oh)
Will you take my hand and spin me
‘Round and ’round until the moment never ends?
(Until the moment never ends)
Uh, make me dizzy from your kisses
Will you take my hand and spin me? (Take my hand)
Take me back to the beginning again (Again, again)
 
 
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TJCat
TJCat
1 month ago

I love the melody and lyrics for the first verse. It’s a shame the second verse feels cut short and the lyrics of the quiet (refrain) chorus are the same as all the chorus’. This would have been an ideal moment to change things up a bit or to revisit the reference to gardens and flowers or lines to circles which are lovely sentiments. I like the fact the video is a bit dark, especially the parts he goes into a trance like state. I hope for the live staging they don’t sugar it up. That was a massive mistake… Read more »

Zhenia
Zhenia
1 month ago

I will be honest: there’s not a lot to say about the song’s lyrics or the music. It’s nice when it’s on but I wouldn’t be able to pick it out of a lineup.

Sally
Sally
1 month ago
Reply to  Zhenia

Exactly. Nothing really wrong with it. But there is also nothing about it that will make me seek it out for a listen.

anna
anna
1 month ago

The song is just bland and has its bland chorus on repeat again and again. Like, what was all the hype about? Last year’s song was miles better

Sally
Sally
1 month ago
Reply to  anna

Brooke’s song is one of the few songs from last year that still gets a listen.

Sally
Sally
1 month ago
Reply to  Sally

** Not Brooke, Mae. (facepalm)

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
1 month ago

So far my ranking with 27 entries…

Slovenia 11,5/12
Lithuanis 10,5/12
Italy 10/12
Belgium 9,5/12
France 9/12
Norwax 9/12
Croatia 8,5/12
Switzerland 8/12
Ireland 8/12
San Marino 7,5/12
Luxembourg 7,5/12
Ukraine 7/12
Denmark 7/12
United KIngdom 6,5/12
Estonia 6/12
Moldova 6/12
Poland 5,5/12
Austria 5/12
Spain 5/12
Latvia 4,5/12
Germany 4/12
Czechia 3,5/12
Netherlands 3/12
Cyprus 2,5/12
Malta 2/12
Albania 2/12
Finland 1/12

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago
Reply to  Antananarivo

Nice list. I really like Slovenia’s song this year too. Poor Finland. Also: “Norwax” – There’s a new country name! 😀

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Yes, and Lithuanis !

Sally
Sally
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Norwax- Is it a country or a floor cleaner? 😉

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago

my personal favourites are
Ukraine, Norway, Lithuania, San Marino, i do see the earwurmy appeal in Poland, Latvia is a solid ballad and i also adore Belgium

am so voting for San Marino i think (i think they can use the votes the most) a spanish female minus one (cyprus 2016) for me

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

I don’t think anyone really cares who your favourites are tbh

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

I like San Marino, too !

Sierri
1 month ago

If Olly optimises his staging then he will get a better result from what we can see now

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago

boring english song, ew

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

The Belgium song is English

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

yes but not a boring one though and belgium’s official language is english

Lawrence Gibb
Lawrence Gibb
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Belgium’s official languages are Dutch French and German.

Lawrence Gibb
Lawrence Gibb
1 month ago

I know that the BBC hasn’t always brought it’s A game to eurovision but in my darker moments I often wondered if some of our “ok” entries had represented other countries that they might have fared better. From the 1960’s to early 90`s we couldn’t put a foot wrong which is the root of the problem. British pop experienced huge success beyond our shores while other participating countries produced songs with a more local appeal. French language songs dominated the top 5 and the UK and Ireland benefitted from being the only 2 English language entries until the national language… Read more »

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  Lawrence Gibb

Olly Alexander more a drag race character wannabe singer lol, not a real artist

Lawrence Gibb
Lawrence Gibb
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Why so nasty? I’ll tell you this he’s had a far more successful international SINGING career than any of the other current crop of artists. In addition to which he is an award winning actor. So I’m guessing thousands of people don’t share your OPINION. Your description is way off…

Dolly
Dolly
1 month ago
Reply to  Lawrence Gibb

Here here we love it in Malta well done United Kingdom 12points

Lawrence Gibb
Lawrence Gibb
1 month ago
Reply to  Dolly

Thank you Dolly. Thank you Malta.

TJCat
TJCat
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Have you actually read his biography?
It’s ok not to like an act but that comment is just stupid

Lawrence Gibb
Lawrence Gibb
1 month ago
Reply to  TJCat

Judging by their inability to check what they write that would appear to be anonymous91`s default setting.

EuroTiggESC
EuroTiggESC
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Olly has farted out better stuff than your toxic comments. Once you have had a successful music career like Olly has, then I will give your comments the appreciation they deserve.

Lawrence Gibb
Lawrence Gibb
1 month ago
Reply to  EuroTiggESC

Not how I would express myself but yes!

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Do tell us what a ‘real artist ‘ is

Boo
Boo
1 month ago
Reply to  Lawrence Gibb

If Ollie comes bottom 5, no one will touch this for a very very long time.

Scotty
Scotty
1 month ago
Reply to  Boo

Exactly why Europe need to vote for the UK

Lawrence Gibb
Lawrence Gibb
1 month ago
Reply to  Boo

I don’t agree. The potential to reach a global market is a huge selling point for any artist. Luckily the general public still listen to artists who my have faltered at Eurovision. The attitude to the contest has c hanged in the UK. Coming last won’t necessarily kill an established artist’s UK career.

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
1 month ago

This is Winner potential, or at the very least Top 10. And before the toxic fans say I’m deluded, I played the song earlier to my relatives and they were in full agreement, my mother said and in her words: at least a Top 5 result. This song not only transcends generations in music it also transcends generations in family and community, the UK is very strong, this year. All I can hops for is excellent staging to really lift this up even further. We don’t need to worry about vocals, Olly is a vocal powerhouse and one of the… Read more »

ILikeCoffee
ILikeCoffee
1 month ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

No to everything except a potential top 10, HOWEVER: the entire song is literally a flatline without a “moment” (doesn’t need to be a vocal moment, but even a music change could work very well here). What worries me the most about this track is how predictable it is… And by minute 1-1:30, I am so bored, sleepy and fighting to stay awake. Listen, anything can happen in the end so please don’t take this as “the ultimate judgement” of what’s to come, but this track is way too radio friendly. It’s meant for a cafe, a restaurant or a… Read more »

Nash
Nash
1 month ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

Winner? Top 10? Gurrrrl, the level of delusion!!

Scotty
Scotty
1 month ago
Reply to  Nash

Well if it’s well received in this country achieves a top 10 in our music charts then automatically that’s where it deserves in Eurovision, like most artists this year are amateurs in comparison that would struggle to have an international career.

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
1 month ago
Reply to  Nash

Why is it delusion? Explain it to me. From a comparatively weak edition of the contest this stands out as a very well produced song with a high amount of potential.

Garbo
Garbo
1 month ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

Unless your family are members of every country’s jury, the fact that they think it is top 5 doesn’t mean much… My mother voted for S!sters – Sister’ lol.

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
1 month ago
Reply to  Garbo

It was an example of how this song crosses generations and can be accepted in palatable way for all age groups to enjoy it without being duplicitous or off-putting.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
1 month ago

I saw his interview with Graham Norton, Olly is so kind, so humble… stay strong Olly and don’t listen the bad eurofans, they are useless.

Lawrence Gibb
Lawrence Gibb
1 month ago

I watched it a short while ago. He’s a real class act unlike a few people on here.

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
1 month ago

BBC backing all the way? The song released 1 March. Radio1 playlist updated same day. No sign of Dizzy on A,B or C list. Radio 2 published later today i will check with interest.
Just a thought on staging wouldn’t it be marvelous if the Pet Shop Boys could appear in the background and the spoken bridge recited by Neil Tennant. Olly ring them now and let them build a big crescendo at the end on the spare 15 seconds of song.

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

Pet shop boys are not very good live

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

Really. You didn’t watch them perform at Glastonbury then.

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

I did indeed watch them at Glastonbury. Not very good

Oscar
Oscar
1 month ago

I was hoping the sample we heard was just a bad clip they used but I was wrong. The song is probably not doing better than Mae

Lawrence Gibb
Lawrence Gibb
1 month ago
Reply to  Oscar

What a short memory you have. When “I wrote a song” was released, the reaction was highly positive. It was her live performance of what I agree was a very mediocre song that killed it. The opposite is the case here. This is a good song which I for one have no doubt will come alive when Olly brings his charisma and creativity to the stage. No I’m not deluded. Just a very long standing esc fan with an opinion.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
1 month ago
Reply to  Lawrence Gibb

That’s right Lawrence. Also when “Space Man” was released in 2022 it was bashed from the fan community and not only and ended up winning the jury vote and almost the whole contest if it wasn’t for Ukraine. I also have faith in Olly and the potential of the song and his performance. I’m certain that “Dizzy” will be very high with the juries and I think that the general public will appreciate it much more than the community.
PS. I’m also not delusional and fan of the contest for over 30 years 😉

Lawrence Gibb
Lawrence Gibb
1 month ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

Not that it’s a competition ThorBeta but for me it’s approaching 60 years. My first consciousness of the contest was in 1967 when the buzz around Sandie Shaw reached even my 9 year old years. I wasn’t allowed to stay up for it but when my mum came in to check on me I asked her if we’d won and that was me on the slippery slope. The first contest I was allowed to watch was 1970.???

Lawrence Gibb
Lawrence Gibb
1 month ago
Reply to  Lawrence Gibb

Tried unsuccessfully to put grey hair emoji.

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
1 month ago
Reply to  Lawrence Gibb

Same here as well Lawrence 1967 was the year for me as well. I had to laugh when Olly was being interviewed by Graham Norton and was told his home town Harrogate had once hosted the show and he didn’t know.

Lawrence Gibb
Lawrence Gibb
1 month ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

I know. You’d think the council would have mounted a plaque.

blabla
blabla
1 month ago

The lyrics of this song contain the word “flowers”. Is it possible that there is a double standard in the EBU and they will simply reject every song that Israel will send?