Spiral (song)

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Norway "Spiral"
Eurovision Song Contest 1964 entry
Country Norway
Artist(s) Arne Bendiksen
Language Norwegian
Composer(s) Sigurd Jansen
Lyricist(s) Egil Hagen
Conductor Karsten Andersen
Finals performance
Final result 8th
Final points 6
Appearance chronology
◄ "Solvherv" (1963)   
"Karusell" (1965) ►

"Spiral" was the Norwegian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1964, performed in Norwegian by Arne Bendiksen. This was the first occasion on which Norway had been represented by a male vocalist.

The song deals with Bendiksen's feelings of goodwill toward the world. He expresses these feelings through a series of largely unconnected descriptions of what he is doing while "my thoughts spiral". He makes reference to the fact that his thoughts are scattered, but dismisses the importance of this realisation as it spoils his happiness.

The song was performed third on the night, following the Netherlands' Anneke Grönloh with "Jij bent mijn leven" and preceding Denmark's Bjørn Tidmand with "Sangen om dig". At the close of voting, it had received 6 points, placing 8th in a field of 16.

It was succeeded as Norwegian representative at the 1965 Contest by Kirsti Sparboe with "Karusell".