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Rock Bottom was the United Kingdom entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1977 in London performed by Lynsey de Paul and Mike Moran. A fairly mid-tempo song, it implies that people should work together to solve problems and avert tragedies when facing bad situations.

Their performance at the contest was quite unique: the two artists seated back to back and each playing a grand piano, Lynsey starting the song with her face behind a newspaper with the headline "Where are we? Rock Bottom" on the front page. Even conductor Ronnie Hazlehurst got into the presentation by conducting the orchestra wearing a bowler hat and waving a furled umbrella as a baton.

The song was performed ninth on the night, following Portugal and preceding Greece. At the close of voting, it finished second with 121 points. It topped the Swiss charts and made the top 10 in several other countries, making it to #19 in its home country. In the eyes of the record-buying public across the continent, this was the winner and it outperformed the winning French entry in record sales.

Lyrics

Where are we?
Rock bottom
Tragedies?
We got 'em
Remedy?
Why don't we rub it out and start it again?

Oh, with a sympathy
Oh, I get it
Harmony
You said it
Where are we?
Rock bottom - rub it out and start it again

Now can you tell me? (Can you tell me?)
Oh, I don't know
But can you help me? (Can you help me?)
I don't know
All I know is we can do anything we want to

Where are we?
Rock bottom
Tragedies?
We got 'em
Remedy?
Why don't we rub it out and start it again?

With a sympathy
Oh, I get it
Harmony
You said it
Where are we?
Rock bottom
Rub it out and start it again

Rock, rock, rock bottom
Rock, rock, rock bottom
Rock, rock, rock bottom

Can you tell me? (Can you tell me?)
I don't know
But can you help me? (Can you help me?)
Oh, I don't know
All I know is we can do anything we want to

Where are we? (Where are we?)
Rock bottom
Tragedies? (Tragedies?)
We got 'em
Remedy? (Remedy?)
Why don't we rub it out and start it again?

Oh, with a sympathy (sympathy)
Oh, I get it
Harmony (harmony)
You said it
Where are we? (Where are we?)
Rock bottom - rub it out and start it again
Where are we?
Rock bottom - rub it out and start it again

Rock, rock, rock bottom
Rock, rock, rock bottom
Rock, rock, rock bottom
Rub it out and start it again
Ooh...

Videos

Eurovision 1977 - Lynsey de Paul & Mike Moran - Rock bottom04:36

Eurovision 1977 - Lynsey de Paul & Mike Moran - Rock bottom

1977 Lynsey De Paul & Mike Moran - Rock Bottom02:59

1977 Lynsey De Paul & Mike Moran - Rock Bottom

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