Why Me? (Linda Martin song)

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Republic of Ireland "Why Me?"
Linda Martin - Why Me.jpg
Eurovision Song Contest 1992 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Seán Sherrard
Conductor
Finals performance
Final result
1st
Final points
155
Appearance chronology
◄ "Could It Be That I'm In Love" (1991)   
"In Your Eyes" (1993) ►

"Why Me?" was the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1992, performed for Ireland by Linda Martin.

The result was also notable as the song was composed by Johnny Logan, who had previously won the Contest with "What's Another Year?" and the self-composed "Hold Me Now". Logan is, to date, the only person to win the Contest with a song composed for him, win the Contest with his own song and then compose another winner.

The song itself is a ballad, which builds in intensity towards the end, the singer describes her thoughts about her lover, and asks why she is the lucky one to have his love, as against anyone else.

The song was performed seventeenth on the night, following the United Kingdom's Michael Ball with One Step Out of Time and preceding Denmark's Kenny Lübcke (da) & Lotte Nilsson (da) with "Alt det som ingen ser". At the close of voting, it had received 155 points, placing 1st in a field of 23.

The song was succeeded in 1993 as winner by Niamh Kavanagh, also representing Ireland, with "In Your Eyes".

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Ireland (IRMA)[1] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[2] 59
Preceded by
"Fångad av en stormvind" by Carola
Eurovision Song Contest winners
1992
Succeeded by
"In Your Eyes" by Niamh Kavanagh

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