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Sunday, 30 November 2014

Only the light - Rikki

'Only the light', written and composed by Richard Peebles, was the United Kingdom's entry at the 1987 Eurovision Song Contest, performed by Peebles himself, who was credited as Rikki. Rikki won the right to perform at Brussels by winning the UK national final, A Song for Europe, where he was the first singer to perform.

At the end of judging that evening, 'Only the light' finished on 13th place. It was a huge disappointment to the United Kingdom as it was the lowest placement any of the country's entries had received up to that time. Like the previous year, a rock song was in the offering, with an unclear theme (it is never explained what "the light" is, what kind of metaphor it is, why "the light" is after him or why he is avoiding it). In the UK singles chart, the single rose no further than to number 96.

My collection: 7" single no. 5632
Found: Fun Records, Berlin, received August 29, 2014
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Only the light' / 'You came into my life'

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