100 songs of the decade: Fuego – Eleni Foureira

 100 songs of the decade: Fuego – Eleni Foureira

Written by: Alex Papaconstantinou, Geraldo Sandell, Viktor Svensson, Anderz Wrethov and Didrick
Produced by: Alex Papaconstantinou, Geraldo Sandell, Viktor Svensson, Anderz Wrethov and Didrick
Album: Vasilissa
UK release: March 2018
UK chart peak: 64

Unless you’re a top-tier Eurovision stan, it’s easy to forget – given how useless the UK is at it – that the contest does throw up a fuckload of absolute bangers year in, year out.

Fuego – performed by Eleni Foureira – is right up there with the best of them; cruelly robbed (imo!!!) of a rightful win in 2018 after a performance that included pyro, Cheryl-level choreography (the pop girls just don’t do it like that anymore!) and plenty, PLENTY of hair-flips. This should very comfortably have had Euphoria levels of post-Eurovision international chart domination; but because the world is itself a raging dumpster fuego, it did not.

Also, lest we forget: “Yeah, yeah. Fire.

  • I’ll be writing about my favourite 100 pop songs of the decade; one a day for the last 100 days of 2019. They’re in no particular order, except the Top 10 – which will (obviously) come in late December.
  • See the full list so far here.
  • You can follow the rolling, daily-updated playlist below, or here.

Shaun Kitchener

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Scriptwriter for the theatre and TV (currently Hollyoaks) and freelance entertainment ~reportage.