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Abba best Euro entry.

ABBA hit Waterloo is the greatest Eurovision song, according to a scientific study of the corny contest.

The 1974 entry went on to be a worldwide number one and set the Swedish band on the road to becoming one of the most successful pop acts of all time.

A truly great Eurovision song needs a chorus with a difference, unexpected chord changes, a rousing finale and an eye-catching costume, the study found.

Sandie Shaw's1968 hit Puppet On A String was the highest placed British entry in the list in third place.

The 50th Eurovision Song Contest is being held tomorrow in Ukrainian capital Kiev

EUROVISION TOP TEN

1 1974 Sweden Abba Waterloo 2 1988 Switzerland Celine Dion Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi 3 1967 UK Sandie Shaw Puppet On A String 4 1975 Holland Teach-In Ding-A-Dong 5 1985 Norway Bobbysocks La Det Swinge 6 1981 UK Bucks Fizz Making Your Mind Up 7 1969 Spain Salome Vivo Cantando 8 1987 Ireland Johnny Logan Hold Me Now 9 1998 Israel Dana International Diva 10 1999 Sweden Charlotte Nilsson Take Me To Your Heaven

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Date:May 20, 2005
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