The United Kingdom held a national pre-selection to choose the song that would go to the Eurovision Song Contest 1969. It was held on 22 February 1969 and presented by Michael Aspel. Song No. 4: "I Can't Go On Living Without You", was written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin.
The results were announced on Saturday 1 March. Song No. 5, "Boom Bang-a-Bang", won the public postcard vote, and went on to finish in a four-way win in Madrid with the songs from host country Spain, plus the Netherlands and France.