Beatles (song)

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Eurovision Song Contest 1977 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Claes Bure
Lyricist(s)
Sven-Olof Bagge
Conductor
Finals performance
Final result
18th
Final points
2
Entry chronology
◄ "Jennie, Jennie" (1975)   
"Det blir alltid värre framåt natten" (1978) ►

"Beatles", written by Sven Olov Bagge  [ sv ] and Claes Bure  [ sv ], was the song that, performed by Swedish dansband Forbes, won the Swedish Melodifestivalen 1977. The song's lyrics are about the popular 1960s British rock group the Beatles and include the phrase "Yeah, yeah, yeah" as an homage to the Beatles song "She Loves You". Forbes took the song to the United Kingdom to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 1977, with Anders Berglund as conductor. The audience cheered at the song, not unexpectedly since the contest took place in the United Kingdom, but the jury had another opinion. The song finished last, with only two points, from West Germany.

At the Swedish Singles Chart, it peaked at #3. The song was at Svensktoppen for four weeks during the period 17 April 1977 8 May 1977, peaking at #6. [1]

Charts

Chart (1977)Peak position
Sweden 3 [2]
Preceded by
"Jennie, Jennie" by Lasse Berghagen
1975
Melodifestivalen winners
1977
Succeeded by
"Det blir alltid värre framåt natten" by Björn Skifs

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References

  1. Svensktoppen - 1977
  2. "Beatles". Swedishcharts. 1977. Archived from the original on 12 October 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2007.