Johnny Logan in 1980

Johnny Logan

What's Another Year

Country
🇮🇪 Ireland
Final
Finished 1st
Song
What's Another Year
Written by
Composed by
Shay Healy
Broadcaster
Radio Telefís Éireann

In 1980, Johnny represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest with 'What's Another Year', written by Shay Healy, beating runner-up Germany by 15 points. The song went on to top the charts around Europe, including Ireland and the UK.

The Australian-born singer only became an Irish citizen after he sang for Ireland in the 1980 Contest. His victory brought him a number one hit in the UK and numerous television appearances across Europe. What's Another Year was awarded the maximum 12 points by 7 countries, ending up with 143 points in total.

Johnny Logan later came to be known as "Mr. Eurovision" after secureing Ireland's second victory in 1987 and writing Linda Martin's winning 1992 entry, Why Me?

Lyrics of What's Another Year

I've been waiting such a long time, Looking out for you But you're not here What's another year? I've been waking such a long time, Reaching out for you But you aren't near What's another year? What's another year? To someone who's lost everything that he owns? What's another year? To someone who's getting used to being alone? I've been praying such a long time It's the only way to hide my fear What's another year? What's another year? To someone who's lost everything that he owns? What's another year? To someone who's getting used to being alone? I've been crying such a long time With such a lot of pain in every tear What's another year? What's another year?

Updates about Johnny Logan

Ireland's Eurovision winners on tour

7 years ago

25 years ago - Johnny Logan wins for the second time

8 years ago

Irish conductor Noel Kelehan has died at 76

8 years ago

31 years ago today - Johnny Logan scores his first victory

9 years ago