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Valentine's Day Quiz: Can you guess these love songs from their lyrics?

Inspired by Valentine's Day, we've created a little love-infused quiz to test your knowledge of the Contest. To celebrate the international day of love, we challenge you to name as many of these 10 Eurovision love songs as you can, just by reading their lyrics!

Although Hatari would have us believe that hatred will prevail, it hasn’t done so yet at the Eurovision Song Contest. Love reigns supreme and this is evidenced by sheer scale of love songs scattered throughout the years, from classics such as Ne partez pas sans moi (Switzerland, 1988) and Dors, mon amour (France, 1958), to more mode modern takes like Grande Amore (Italy, 2015) or even I Love Belarus (Belarus, 2011).

To celebrate Valentine’s Day we’ve put together a fiendish lyric quiz that spans 65 years of Eurovision love songs.

How to play:

Name the Eurovision love song from the lyrics provided - one point for the song title, one point for the year. If you need a little extra help, scroll further down for clues - but try not to peek ahead!

1. Love, you know I'll fight for you, I left on the porch light for you.

The winning song reached number one in the Swedish, German, Danish, Finnish, Swiss and Norwegian charts between the artist’s two appearances in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Can't go another minute without the next clue? Take a look at the photo below:

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2. So tonight let's build this memory for the last time...

This song was the artists' second Eurovision win before writing a third winning song for the competition.

Need more time? Or do you just need another clue?

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3. " Dimmi perché quando penso, penso solo a te ..."

(Tell me why when I think, I only think of you...)

The song was written 12 years ago and proposed to be sung by several other artists before it was performed by this trio and reached third place in the Final.

On the tip of your tongue? Jog your memory with this photo:

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4. " It feels like skuba duba dabda dididaj..."

The artist wrote the song and performed on home soil which gave it a direct ticket to the Grand Final where it finished in 9th place.

Still feeling a little clueless? Here's an extra one to give you a better chance:

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5. " Não quiser ceder. Não sentir paixão. Não quiser sofrer. "

(Won't be wiling to give in. Won't be willing to feel. Won't be willing to suffer.)

With a lyrical theme of heartbreak after a failed relationship, the winning song was written and composed by the artist's sister and is considered the country's best-ever Eurovision entry to this day.

Give yourself another moment before you give in to this next clue.

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6. " Why'd you wanna break my heart, babe?"

The trio, headed by Kit Rolfe, sung this song as an homage to the girl group sound of 1960s Motown with lyrics that lament over an unforthcoming lover.

Feel like you're cheating if you look at the next clue? Remember, it's only a game so just take a glance!

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7. "You're delicious. So capricious."

The song includes bouzoukis and a solo featuring a Cretan lyra, but the artist is actually originally from Sweden.

Nothing coming to mind? Let's hope this picture undercover will help you!

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8. " Dors, mon amour. Le soleil est encore loin du jour."

(Sleep, my love. The sun is still far from daylight)

The 1950's song that you could consider somewhat of a lullaby was the first entry sung by a male soloist to win the Contest.

If you're struggling to think that far back, then perhaps it's time to take a look at the picture below.

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9. "Is he magical? Logical? Natural wonder..."

The song remains the country's highest placing entry in Eurovision so the artist tried their luck again in 2016 but to no avail.

If you're wondering, we have a picture of the artist right here:

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10. "You are so sexy BOM Gonna make me crazy BOM We’re gonna do the BOM BOM"

The song, which also has a Russian version, was written by the artist who performed in a self-described "Hell Machine" that rotated and descended onto the Eurovision stage.

Having a bit of a memory crisis? We're hoping this photo will help you out!

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Were you able to make all the (love) matches? Check to see if you got them all right with our answers down below:

  1. Satellite - Lena for Germany (2010)

  2. Hold Me Now - Johnny Logan for Ireland (1987)

  3. Grande amore - Il Volo for Italy (2015)

  4. Cliche Love Song - Basim for Denmark (2014)

  5. Amar pelos dois - Salvador Sobral for Portugal (2017)

  6. Love Games - Belle And The Devotions for the UK (1984)

  7. My Number One - Helena Paparizou for Greece (2005)

  8. Dors Mon Amour - André Claveau for France (1958)

  9. 7th Wonder - Ira Losco for Malta (2002)

  10. Be My Valentine (Anti-Crisis Girl) - Svetlana Loboda for Ukraine (2009)

Score:

Tally up your total, and remember: one point for the song title, one point for the year.

20 points: Love, Love, Peace, Peace!

Euphoria! You reached peak Eurovision knowledge and took home the respected 12 points.

14 - 19 points: Love Shine A Light!

Let the love light carry, let the love light carry! A great effort but no trumpets.

6-13 points: Cliché Love Song

Not quite the Fairytale you were looking for. You're a Fly on the Wings of Love.

0-5 points: All Out of Luck

And you're all out of love.

Thanks for playing our 'love game'. What was your score?

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