Den vilda

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Sweden "Den vilda"
Eurovision Song Contest 1996 entry
Peter Grönvall
Nanne 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, written by Peter Grönvall [sv]. It won the Melodifestivalen 1996 and hence became the Swedish entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1996, held in Oslo, Norway.[1]

The song was performed as the 23rd and last entry in the contest. 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.[2]

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 the 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. [3]



  1. ^ "1996 - One More Time - Den vilda". 19 January 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2022 – via Svenska Dagbladet.
  2. ^ "Swedish Charts Archive". Retrieved 2010-12-21.
  3. ^ "SONG: Eivør Pálsdóttir: 'Dansaðu Vindur' »". 18 November 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2022.
  4. ^ "One More Time – Den vilda". Singles Top 100.
  5. ^ "Årslista Singlar, 1996" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 2019-11-25.
Preceded by Melodifestivalen winners
Succeeded by