Hey Nana

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Not to be confused with Hey Na Na.
Belgium "Hey Nana"
Charles Dumolin - Hey Nana.jpg
Eurovision Song Contest 1979 entry
Country Belgium
Artist(s) Micha Marah
Language Dutch
Composer(s) Charles Dumolin
Lyricist(s) Guy Beyers
Conductor Francis Bay
Finals performance
Final result 18th
Final points 5
Appearance chronology
◄ "L'amour ça fait chanter la vie" (1978)   
"Euro-Vision" (1980) ►

"Hey Nana" was the Belgian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1979, performed in Dutch by Micha Marah.

"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.[1]

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".

It was succeeded as Belgian representative in the 1980 Contest by Telex performing "Euro-Vision".

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  1. ^ Thorsson, Leif & Verhage, Martin Melodifestivalen Genom Tiderna, page 140. Premium Publishing, Sweden 2007, ISBN 91-89136-29-2, ISBN 978-91-89136-29-8