Why Me? (Linda Martin song)

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Republic of Ireland "Why Me?"
Linda Martin - Why Me.jpg
Eurovision Song Contest 1992 entry
Seán Sherrard
Finals performance
Final result
Final points
Entry chronology
◄ "Could It Be That I'm in Love" (1991)   
"In Your Eyes" (1993) ►

"Why Me?" was the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1992, performed for Ireland by Linda Martin.

The result was also notable as the song was composed by Johnny Logan, who had previously won the Contest with "What's Another Year?" and the self-composed "Hold Me Now". Logan is, to date, the only person to win the Contest with a song composed for him, win the Contest with his own song and then compose another winner.

The song is a ballad, building in intensity towards the end. The singer describes her thoughts about her lover and asks why she is the lucky one to have his love, as against anyone else.

The song was performed seventeenth on the night, following the United Kingdom's Michael Ball with One Step Out of Time and preceding Denmark's Kenny Lübcke [da] & Lotte Nilsson [da] with "Alt det som ingen ser". At the close of voting, it had received 155 points, placing 1st in a field of 23.

The song was succeeded in 1993 as winner by Niamh Kavanagh, also representing Ireland, with "In Your Eyes".

Logan covered the song on his 2001 album, Reach for Me.


Chart (1992) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders) 21
Denmark (IFPI)[1] 7
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[2] 27
Ireland (IRMA)[3] 1
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 23
Netherlands (Single Top 100) 29
Portugal (AFP)[4] 7
UK Singles (OCC)[5] 59
Preceded by
"Fångad av en stormvind" by Carola
Eurovision Song Contest winners
Succeeded by
"In Your Eyes" by Niamh Kavanagh


  1. ^ "Top 10 Denmark" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 2018-03-21.
  2. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 2018-03-21.
  3. ^ "Ireland singles charts". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2014-05-13.
  4. ^ "Top 10 Portugal" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 2018-03-20.
  5. ^ "Linda Martin: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.