Den vilda

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Sweden "Den vilda"
One More Time-Den vilda.jpg
Eurovision Song Contest 1996 entry
Peter Grönvall
Finals performance
Final result
Final points
Entry chronology
◄ "Se på mej" (1995)   
"Bara hon älskar mig" (1997) ►

"Den vilda" (meaning The wild one) is a winter-related song by Swedish band One More Time. It won the Melodifestivalen 1996 contest and hence became the Swedish entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1996 in Oslo, Norway.

The song was performed as the 23rd and last entry in the 1996 Eurovision Song Contest. It was written by Peter Grönvall. At the close of the voting it had received 100 points and placed 3rd out of 23 entries. It also peaked at #7 on the Swedish singles chart.[1]

One More Time also recorded an all-English version of the song under the title "The Wilderness Mistress".

Dansaðu vindur[edit]

"Dansaðu vindur" is a 2013 adaptation of the song and is interpreted by Eivør Pálsdóttir (alternatively Eivör Pálsdóttir) from Faroe Islands. It uses the music of "Den vilda" with new lyrics in Icelandic. It became a hit in the winter of 2013 in Iceland. The single is taken from the 14-track Icelandic compilation album Frostrósir - Heyr himnasmiður with contributions by a number of well-known artists.



  1. ^ "Swedish Charts Archive". Retrieved 2010-12-21.
  2. ^ " – One More Time – Den vilda". Singles Top 100.
  3. ^ "Årslista Singlar, 1996" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 2019-11-25.
Preceded by
"Se på mej" by Jan Johansen
Melodifestivalen winners
Succeeded by
"Bara hon älskar mig" by Blond