Here are my choices for best songs at the 1975 Eurovision Song Contest. I’d heard the Dutch entry before but not the other songs.
|My Rank||Country||Title, Artist||Eurovision Final Ranking|
|1||Turkey||“Seninle Bir Dakika”, Semiha Yankı||19|
|2||Germany||“Ein Lied kann eine Brücke sein”, Joy Fleming||17|
|3||Italy||“Era”, Wess and Dori Ghezzi||3|
|4||Finland||“Old Man Fiddle”, Pihasoittajat||7|
|5||Monaco||“Une chanson c’est une lettre”, Sophie||14|
|7||United Kingdom||“Let Me Be The One”, The Shadows||2|
|8||Norway||“Touch My Life (With Summer)”, Ellen Nikolaysen||18|
|9||Switzerland||“Mikado”, Simone Drexel||6|
Turkey made its debut in 1975 but finished in last place! Ironically, I thought Turkey had the best song by far that year. I also thought the German entry was outstanding, but it finished in 17th place out of 19 entries. What was with the judges that year?