Song of the day – We all have Eurovision songs that we love and listen to regularly. But then there are songs we might only remember because someone posts a link on Facebook or a Forum. We will shuffle through Eurovision history and present a random song every now and then during summer to bring back memories and give you the chance to discuss songs and years during the “Eurovision drought”. Our song of this day is Austria’s ‘Heute in Jerusalem’ by Christina Simon (1979). The nominator of the song says it’s a stand-out song which is very thoughtful and laid back and with subtle vocals. There’s a jazzy feeling and a fretless bass.
The song had music by Peter Wolf and lyrics by André Heller and wanted peace in Jerusalem, where the contest was taking place that year. Unfortunately for Simon, it only received 5 points, placing 18th (equal last) in a field of 19. Israel were once more the winners with ‘Hallelujah‘ that year. Did ‘Heute in Jerusalem’ deserve to do so badly? Thanks for the nominations, we have a few more from readers for the next few days! If you would like to nominate a song of the day, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us the song title, artist, year, and why!