Mono I Agapi
|"Mono I Agapi/Love Is A Lonely Weekend"|
|Single by Anna Vishy|
|from the album Anna Vissi (Re-release)|
|B-side||"I'm Gonna be a Fool for You"|
(see release history)
|Format||CD single, promo single, radio single|
|Anna Vishy singles chronology|
"Mono I Agapi" (Greek script: Μόνο η αγάπη, English translation: "Only love") was the Cypriot entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1982, performed in Greek by Anna Vissi. This was Vissi's second Eurovision entry; in 1980 she had represented Greece in The Hague with the song "Autostop", (sung together with the group Epikouri which also featured her sister Lia Vissi), and had then finished 13th.
"Mono I Agapi" was performed eighth on the night, following Switzerland's Arlette Zola with "Amour on t'aime" and preceding Sweden's Chips with "Dag efter dag". At the close of voting, it had received 85 points, placing 5th in a field of 18, Cyprus' best showing in the Contest to date; the country has finished 5th on three separate occasions, in 1982, again in 1997 with Hara and Andreas Constantinou's "Mana Mou" and most recently in 2004 with Lisa Andreas' "Stronger Every Minute".
"Mono I Agapi" is a ballad, with Vissi singing that only love survives the various problems of life. The English-language version of the song was entitled "Love is a Lonely Weekend".
The song was translated to Hebrew and sung by Israeli singer Ilana Avital as "Lama Atzuv Li" ("Why am I sad").
Considered one of the best video clips CyBC ever sent to Eurovision, Anna Vissi is singing in various places across Cyprus. At a garden probably in Limassol, at Troodos "dressed" completely in white, at a medieval bridge and most notably at the Petra Tou Romiou area in Paphos where the video clip begins and ends.
It was succeeded as Cypriot representative in the 1983 Contest by Stavros & Dina with "I Agapi Akoma Zi". Anna Vissi returned to the Contest for a third time in 2006, then representing Greece with "Everything".