Nur ein Lied

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Austria "Nur ein Lied"
Eurovision Song Contest 1989 entry
Country Austria
Artist(s) Thomas Forstner
Language German
Composer(s) Dieter Bohlen
Lyricist(s) Joachim Horn-Bernges
Finals performance
Final result 5th
Final points 97
Appearance chronology
◄ "Lisa Mona Lisa" (1988)   
"Keine Mauern mehr" (1990) ►

"Nur ein Lied" ("Only a Song") was the Austrian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1989, performed in German by Thomas Forstner.

The song was performed thirteenth on the night, following Denmark's Birthe Kjær with "Vi maler byen rød" and preceding Finland's Anneli Saaristo with "La dolce vita". At the close of voting, it had received 97 points, placing 5th in a field of 22 entries.

The song is a ballad, with Forstner singing about the power of singing itself to bring peace, love and happiness to the world.

It was succeeded as Austrian representative at the 1990 Contest by Simone singing "Keine Mauern mehr".