Jen and I started the Eurovision Songwriters to explore relationships between countries and songwriters and see if she could come up with a sociological social networking analysis. Because that is the type of Eurovision geekery we engage in. We didn’t get too far down that rabbit hole, though, because we were writing so much about other aspects of the Song Contest while still raising a child and holding down full time jobs.
However, the meager fruits of our labor have been remarkably juicy. The Eurovision Songwriters page is by far the most visited part of the site outside of the home page. In particular, hits on the page have gone through the roof in 2021. Although I’m pretty sure that’s just ego searches by a certain eccentric Russia-based pop star.
Obviously, because I was raised Catholic and am a perfectionist, I have been watching those stats rise while often fretting over how incomplete the page is. Where are Sharon Vaughn and Laurell Barker? Where are Linnea and Joy Deb and Sandra Bjurman, who all have won the damned Song Contest? It’s time to fix that.
I also want to go even deeper into Eurovision history to see if I can find other songwriters who have had multiple entries appear over the years. For example, I had Ralph Siegel on there, but not his primary lyricist Bernd Meinunger. Surely there are others that are prolific enough to include.
Of course, that will be an ongoing project. For now, here are the latest additions to the Songwriters roster. Continue reading “New Additions to the Eurovision Songwriters Page”