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Cliff Richard

Congratulations

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  • 1958

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“Congratulations” is a song written by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter as the UK entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1968 on April 6 with Cliff Richard performing. Phil Coulter originally wrote the song as “I Think I Love You”, but was unsure of the lyrics and got together with Bill Martin (the same team that wrote “Puppet on a String”), who changed it to “Congratulations”. The song was immediately popular in the UK and became a number one single. On the day of the contest, it was the favourite to win, so much so that the British press were posing the question: “What will come 2nd to ‘Congratulations’?“ During the voting, “Congratulations” was leading for much of the way until the penultimate vote when Germany gave Spain six points, putting them one point ahead... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Congratulations ... And jubilations ... I want the world to know Im happy as can be

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