Canta y sé feliz

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"Canta y sé feliz"
Single by Peret
from the album Peret
Released1974
FormatVinyl single
GenreCatalan rumba
Length2:48
LabelAriola Records
Songwriter(s)Pedro Pubill Calaf
Peret singles chronology
"Corazón de madera"
(1974)
"Canta y sé feliz"
(1974)
"Dime por qué"
(1975)
Eurovision Song Contest 1974 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Pedro Pubill Calaf
Conductor
Rafael de Ibarbia Serra
Finals performance
Final result
9th
Final points
10
Appearance chronology
◄ "Eres tú" (1973)   
"Tú volverás" (1975) ►

"Canta y sé feliz" (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkanta i ˈse feˈliθ], "Sing and Be Happy") is a song composed and recorded by Spanish singer Peret. It is best known as the Spanish entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1974 in Brighton, United Kingdom.

Background[edit]

The song is an up-tempo belonging to the Catalan rumba genre, with both music and lyrics by Pedro Pubill Calaf - Peret himself.

Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the final, the song performed in the third position, following United Kingdom's Olivia Newton-John singing "Long Live Love" and preceding Norway's Anne-Karine Strøm with "The First Day of Love", and at the close of the voting had received 10 points, placing 9th in a field of 17.

It was succeeded as Spanish entry at the 1975 contest by Sergio y Estíbaliz with "Tú volverás".

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