Sunday, 7 December 2008

Fairytale - Dana

Dana's main clame to fame is winning the 1970 Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland. It was the first time that country won the contest, but it wouldn't be the last time. Dana, meanwhile, had a very successful international career thanks to her winning song, 'All kinds of everything'. Seven years later, she released this single, 'Fairytale', an energetic popsong not reminiscent of 'All kinds of everything' at all. 'Fairytale' reached no. 13 in the UK and no. 5 in the Netherlands. In Mexico, it was no. 1 for eight weeks, reaching gold status.

My collection: 7" single no. 1628
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, April 18, 1992
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'Fairytale' / 'Country girl'
Download: here

1 comment:

  1. The encroachment of English, in the European Song Contest increases year by year.

    I comment, as a native English speaker, that this undemocratic.

    Perhaps the time has come to break the habit of "English language imperialism", in the European Song Contest, and use a song, sung in Esperanto instead!

    This is a serious suggestion, as you can see from the Esperanto music which is already available at or at

    There's even cheesy Esperanto music available! See


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