"Eviva España" is a 1971 song originally performed in Dutch by Belgian singer Samantha with music and lyrics written by the Belgian song writers Leo Rozenstraten (lyrics) and Leo Caerts (music). Well-known interpretations by Imca Marina and Hanna Aroni followed in 1972. Surprisingly, the phrase "Eviva España" does not make sense at all and is ungrammatical.
The song was further popularised by Spanish singer Manolo Escobar and Norwegian singer Gro Anita Schønn, both in 1973. As "Y Viva España", and sung by (the Swedish) Sylvia Vrethammar, it reached number four in the UK Singles Chart in September 1974, spending over six months in that listing. Globally, Sylvia's version alone sold over one million copies and was awarded a gold disc.