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Diggiloo Diggiley was the Swedish entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1984 in Luxembourg performed by Herreys.

The song is a perfect illustration of the time period in which it was performed; a very upbeat 1980s-style dance song, performed by three impossibly clean cut young men - fellow Swedish Eurovision participant Tommy Körberg famously dubbed them "the dancing deodorants" in the press, a derogatory nickname that stuck with them for the rest of their career in Sweden - and the nonsensical title harking back to previous entries such as Boom Bang-a-Bang, Ding-a-Dong and La, La, La. The song has achieved considerable fame among fans, with a well-known archive of contest lyrics using the domain name www.diggiloo.net (The Diggiloo Thrush), named after it.

Despite the reception the song receives today, in the run-up to the Contest it was not an immediate favorite to win; bookmakers Ladbrokes had Ireland's Terminal 3 and Italy's I treni di Tozeur as higher favorites, so the song winning came as a surprise to many.

It was the third song in 9 years to win from the first spot in the running order, a feat that had been done twice before.

Lyrics

Blixtar och dunder, magiska under
Plötsligt en dag har det hänt, åh... vilken tur
(Du är en lyckofigur)

En dag i staden, (du gick där och tänkte)
På esplanaden, (då såg du nåt som blänkte)
Det kändes som jag hade vingar
Åh... vilken underbar dröm

Diggi-loo diggi-ley, alla tittar på mig
Där jag går i mina gyllne skor
Jag dansade omkring på gatan
Och hela världen den log

Diggi-loo diggi-ley, himlen öppnade sig
Det är knappt man sina ögon tror
Åh... jag börjar nästan sväva
I mina gyllene skor

Jag har visioner för millioner
Gyllene dojor för dig och lyckan är gjord
(Säg mer, vi tror på ditt ord)

Tänk dig ett hinder, (det flyger du över)
Vingar på skorna (är allt vad du behöver)
Åh... jag kan bli vad jag önskar
I min förtrollade värld

Diggi-loo diggi-ley, alla tittar på mig
Där jag går i mina gyllne skor
Jag dansade omkring på gatan
Och hela världen den log

Diggi-loo diggi-ley, himlen öppnade sig
Det är knappt man sina ögon tror
Åh... jag börjar nästan sväva
I mina gyllene skor

Det var en önskedröm men jag måste medge
Att när jag vaknade vakna' jag med glädje
Jag, en sång och en dansman
Åh... åh...

Diggi-loo diggi-ley, himlen öppnade sig
Det är knappt man sina ögon tror
Åh... jag ville gärna önska
Åt alla gyllene skor

Åh... jag ville gärna önska
Åt alla gyllene skor

Lightning and thunder, magical wonders
Suddenly one day it happened, oh... what a piece of luck
(You are a lucky devil)

One day in the city (you walked there thinking)
On the forecourt (you saw something glistening)
It felt like I had wings
Oh... what a wonderful dream

Diggi-loo diggi-ley, everybody's looking at me
When I'm walking in my golden shoes
I danced in the street
And the whole world was smiling

Diggi-loo diggi-ley, the sky was opening up
You hardly believe your eyes
Oh... and I almost begin to fly
In my golden shoes

I have visions for millions
Golden shoes for you and happiness is a fact
(Tell us more, we trust your word)

Imagine an obstacle, (you'll fly over it)
Wings on your shoes (is all you need)
Oh... I can become what I want
In my magical world

Diggi-loo diggi-ley, everybody's looking at me
When I'm walking in my golden shoes
I danced in the street
And the whole world was smiling

Diggy-loo diggy-ley[sic], the sky was opening up
You hardly believe your eyes
Oh... and I almost begin to fly
In my golden shoes

It was a wishful dream, but I have to admit
When I woke up, I woke up with pleasure
Me, a singer and dancer
Oh... oh...

Diggi-loo diggi-ley, the sky was opening up
You hardly believe your eyes
Oh... I'd like to wish
For everyone golden shoes

Oh... I'd like to wish
For everyone golden shoes

Videos

Herreys - Diggiloo Diggiley03:10

Herreys - Diggiloo Diggiley

Herreys - Diggiloo Diggiley (VIDEO - ENGLISH VERSION)02:59

Herreys - Diggiloo Diggiley (VIDEO - ENGLISH VERSION)

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