|Eurovision Song Contest 1979 entry|
|◄ "L'amour ça fait chanter la vie" (1978)|
|"Euro-Vision" (1980) ►|
"Hey Nana" was the source of some controversy between the artist and the Belgian TV channel BRT (now (VRT). Marah herself preferred another song from the Belgian pre-selections, "Comment ça va", and consequently - and very unusually for an artist representing his or her country in the Contest - never made a studio recording of her Eurovision entry, not even for promotional purposes. The only commercially released version of "Hey Nana" was instead made by the composer, Charles Dumolin.
The song was performed twelfth on the night (following France's Anne-Marie David with "Je suis l'enfant soleil" and preceding Luxembourg's Jeane Manson with "J'ai déjà vu ça dans tes yeux"). At the close of voting, it had received 5 points, 2 from Denmark and the United Kingdom and 1 from Germany, finishing 18th (shared last) of 19.
The song is an up-tempo number sung from the perspective of a woman suggesting marriage to her lover. She paints a picture of domestic bliss, however she also suggests that he will "become my henpecked husband".
- Official Eurovision Song Contest site, history by year, 1979.
- Detailed info and lyrics, Diggiloo Thrush, "Hey Nana".
- Swisschart.com; Charles Dumolin - "Hey Nana".