Friday, 17 April 2009

Eres tu - Mocedades

In 1973, the Spanish group Mocedades ('Youth') represented Spain during the Eurovision Song Contest with this song, 'Eres tu'. They ended up in second place behind winning country Luxemburg, represented by Anne-Marie David with 'Tu te reconnaitras'. The difference between the two was only four points.

'Eres Tú' became a huge international hit. It also remains one of the only Spanish language songs to reach the top 10 in the United States, peaking at number 9 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 2005, Eres Tú was nominated for the 50th anniversary Eurovision concert 'Congratulations' after being selected as one of the 14 most popular songs in Eurovision history, and finished eleventh. In the Netherlands, it was voted the most popular Eurovision song of all times that year. (That should have been 'Rapsodia' by Mia Martini, of course.)
I bought my copy of the single in a custom Polydor sleeve. Since the single was released on the Omega International label, that sleeve certainly was wrong. And so, no picture of the sleeve with this entry...

My collection: 7" single no. 3293
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, February 24, 2001
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'Eres tu' / 'Dime senor'

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