I Belong (Kathy Kirby song)

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United Kingdom "'I Belong"
Eurovision Song Contest 1965 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Peter Lee Sterling
Lyricist(s)
Phil Peters
Conductor
Finals performance
Final result
2nd
Final points
26
Appearance chronology
◄ "I Love the Little Things" (1964)   
"A Man Without Love" (1966) ►

"I Belong" is a song that served as the United Kingdom's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1965. Its music was written by singer Daniel Boone (credited under his real name, Peter Lee Sterling), and its lyrics were written by Phil Peters. It was performed at Eurovision by Kathy Kirby, where it came in 2nd place, losing to Luxembourg's "Poupée de cire, poupée de son", performed by France Gall. Kirby also recorded the song as a single, and it peaked on the music charts at No. 36 in Britain and No. 5 in Singapore.[1]

The song tells of the joy of finding true love for the first time, after a string of bad relationships:

But now my heart has recovered
From past affairs that turned wrong
All my dreams are uncovered
I belong, I belong, I belong

The song was performed by Kirby at Eurovision 1965, held in Naples on 21 March 1965. The song was performed second on the night, following the Netherlands 't Is genoeg" sung by Conny Vandenbos and preceding Spain´s ¡Qué bueno, qué bueno!" sung by Conchita Bautista . By the close of voting, it had received 26 points, placing it 2nd in a field of 18.

Kathy Kirby also recorded a version of the song in Italian.

References and external links[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard Magazine, May 1965. Retrieved 2013-10-14.
Preceded by
"I Love the Little Things"
by Matt Monro
United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest
1965
Succeeded by
"A Man Without Love"
by Kenneth McKellar