Rock Me (Riva song)

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Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia "Rock Me"
Riva - Rock Me.jpg
Eurovision Song Contest 1989 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Stevo Cvikić
Conductor
Nikica Kalogjera
Finals performance
Final result
1st
Final points
137
Appearance chronology
◄ "Mangup" (1988)   
"Hajde da ludujemo" (1990) ►

"Rock Me" was the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1989, performed by Riva, representing Yugoslavia, the only time that this country won the Contest. The song was performed in Croatian, but the lead vocalist Emilija Kokić sang the song in English during the winners' encore .

The song's victory led to international awareness of Yugoslav and Croatian rock.[1]

Riva's frontress Emilija Kokić continued to appear in various shows but had no significant success after the 1989 victory.

The song was succeeded as winner in 1990 by Toto Cutugno representing Italy with "Insieme: 1992".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ramet, Sabrina P. (2002). Balkan Babel: The Disintegration of Yugoslavia from the Death of Tito to the Fall of Milosevic. Westview Press. p. 145. ISBN 0-8133-3905-7.
Preceded by
"Ne partez pas sans moi" by Celine Dion
Eurovision Song Contest winners
1989
Succeeded by
"Insieme: 1992" by Toto Cutugno