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La, La, La was the Spanish entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1968 in London performed by Massiel.

It was performed 15th on the night following Ireland and preceding Germany. At the close of voting, it was declared the winner with 29 points thanks to a score of 6 from the German jury, giving Spain its first win and holding off the United Kingdom's Cliff Richard by just 1 point.

Lyrics

(La lalala lalala lalala...)

Yo canto a la mañana que ve mi juventud
Y al sol que día a día nos trae nueva inquietud
Todo en la vida es como una canción
Que cantan cuando naces y también en el adios

La lalala lalala lalala...
La lalala lalala la...
La lalala lalala lalala...
La lalala lalala...

Le canto a mi madre que dio vida a mi ser
Le canto a la tierra que me ha visto crecer
Y canto al día en que sentí el amor
Andando por la vida aprendí esta canción

La lalala lalala lalala...
La lalala lalala la...
La lalala lalala lalala...
La lalala lalala...

La lalala lalala lalala...
La lalala lalala la...
La lalala lalala lalala...
La lalala lalala...

La...

(La lalala lalala lalala...)

I sing to the morning which sees my youth
And to the sun that brings us new hope day by day
Everything in life is like a song
Which is sung when you were born and also on your farewell

La lalala lalala lalala...
La lalala lalala la...
La lalala lalala lalala...
La lalala lalala...

I sing to my mother who gave me my life
I sing to the earth which has seen me growing
And I sing to the day when I felt love
Walking through life I learned this song

La lalala lalala lalala...
La lalala lalala la...
La lalala lalala lalala...
La lalala lalala...

La lalala lalala lalala...
La lalala lalala la...
La lalala lalala lalala...
La lalala lalala...

La...

Controversies

"La, La, La" has been the subject of two controversies:

  1. Joan Manuel Serrat was originally chosen to perform Spain's entry, and as he wished to perform in Catalan, he was replaced with Massiel as the Franco government did not wish for Spain to perform in Catalan.
  2. A documentary film was shown in 2008, and the maker of that documentary quoted journalist José María Íñigo, and he had said that "Massiel won Eurovision with bought votes" stating that Franco was to do with it. Massiel dismissed these claims and said that "her song was the best, and that Franco would not be able to buy votes in the first place."

Trivia

  • La, La, La has 123 la's in the live version (excluding articles) but the record-holding song with the most la's is Spain's own 1979 entry, Su canción.

Videos

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