No No Never

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Germany "No No Never"
Eurovision Song Contest 2006 entry
Country Germany
Artist(s) Jane Comerford,
Markus Schmidt,
Olli Dittrich,
Jon Flemming Olsen,
Uwe Frenzel
As Texas Lightning
Language English
Composer(s) Jane Comerford
Lyricist(s) Jane Comerford
Finals performance
Final result 14th
Final points 36
Appearance chronology
◄ "Run & Hide" (2005)   
"Frauen regier'n die Welt" (2007) ►

"No No Never" was the German entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006, performed in English by Texas Lightning. While Germany had finished the 2005 Contest in last place, their position as one of the Contest's "Big Four" (along with the United Kingdom, France and Spain) ensured the song an automatic final berth. Thus, it was performed eighth on the night, following Malta's Fabrizio Faniello with "I Do" and preceding Denmark's Sidsel Ben Semmane with "Twist of Love". At the close of voting, it had received 36 points, placing 14th in a field of 24.

Written and composed by Australian-born band member Jane Comerford, the unusual choice of country as the genre resulted in BBC commentator Terry Wogan asking jokingly and with a rough approximation of the appropriate accent "are we in Athens, Georgia?" at the end of the performance (the Contest was held in Athens, Greece). Lyrically, the song can be read as a pledge of the singer's undying love for her lover, but Comerford has stated that the chorus at least - "I'm never ever gonna leave you to cry on your own/Never ever gonna not go and pick up the phone/I'm never ever gonna let you be chilled to the bone" - was inspired by her desire to comfort her niece upon the untimely death of her niece's father.

As one of the band's members is a professional comedian, there was a level of expectation that the performance was going to be humorous, however this was not the case. While the band performed in front of artificial cactus plants, there was in fact very little overt humour in the performance. All members were dressed appropriately, with the musicians wearing beige suits and stetson hats and Comerford wearing a pink dress.

The song was succeeded as the German representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 by Roger Cicero with "Frauen regier'n die Welt".

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[1] 4
Germany (Media Control Charts)[2] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[3] 6

Year-end[edit]

End of year chart (2006) Position
German Singles Chart [4] 2

Decade-end charts[edit]

(2000–2009) Position
German Singles Chart[5] 17

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Germany (BVMI)[6] Platinum 300,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Chart procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
"Don't Let It Get You Down" by Mike Leon Grosch
"Hips Don't Lie" by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean
German Singles Chart number-one single
13 May 2006 (first run)
27 May 2006 – 3 June 2006 (second run)
Succeeded by
"Hips Don't Lie" by Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean

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