No fewer than 171 people from 46 different countries have sent us a top 10. We are very happy with this great interest and would like to thank everyone who sent us a TOP 10! It’s time to reveal the 100 most mentioned songs, we go on with numbers 11 – 20!
11 (32) United Kingdom 1976, Brotherhood Of Man – Save Your Kisses For Me 93 (18x)
There are 2 Afrikaans covers, one even made the South African top 20. Roy Bulkin and Tameletjie was the successful one but also ANDRE NEL covered it. In both cases the title is HOU JOU SOENTJIES VIR MY.
12 (9) United Kingdom 1997, Katrina & The Waves – Love Shine A Light 92 (18x)
There is one Afrikaans cover, ANDRE HUYSAMEN recorded it as LIEFDE SKYN ‘N LIG. There is also an exotic English cover. COLE VAN DAIS and the SOWETO CHOIR teamed up with KATRINA from the waves and they recorded a more African version of the song.
13 (53) Sweden 1996, One More Time – Den Vilda 90 (14x)
One Afrikaans cover by STEVEN STERLING as WIEGELIED.
14 (new) Croatia 1995, Magazin & Lydija Horvat – Nostalgija 89 (18x)
Two great covers. BURGERD & ZITA recorded it as DUISEND TALE and while the majority of the song is in Afrikaans, they mention some other languages. Then COLE VAN DAIS teamed up with ORGAN PRAWANG from Thailand and they recorded it as DEAR FRIEND with the song being in English and Thai.
15 (new) Austria 1994, Petra Frey – Für Den Frieden Der Welt 88 (13x)
RIAAN GROBLER covered it in Afrikaans as LIEDJIE VIR VREDE.
16 (16) Spain 1973, Mocedades – Eres Tu 84 (18x)
There are many covers of this song. GE KORSTEN did it originally in English in 1973 as TOUCH THE WIND. TIRO also recorded it in English. NEDINE BLOM did it in English but also in Afrikaans as WAAI WEER WIND. Lastly RINA HUGO recorded it in Afrikaans as well as JY’S VIR MY.
17 (64) Netherlands 1981, Linda Williams – Het Is Een Wonder 84 (16x)
This is one of the most known songs in South Africa and this is mainly due to Belgium singer DANA WINNER visited South Africa and recorded it in Afrikaans as DIT IS ‘N WONDER. 5 other artists also recorded it in Afrikaans with the same title but the lyrics are different at some parts. The other 5 covers are by DANIE JANSEN, TOBI JOOSTE, DIE PLATINUMS, JOE SMITH and CARIKE KEUZENKAMP & RINA HUGO. Sales of these covers together are probably 10 times higher than the original sold in the Netherlands.
18 (7) United Kingdom 1968, Cliff Richard – Congratulations 81 (15x)
COLEVAN DIAS recorded it in English in 2018 to celebrate the fact that the song came to light 50 years earlier.
19 (new) Germany 1990, Chris Kempers & Daniel Kovac – Frei Zu Leben 79 (14x)
BLES BRIDGES recorded it in English as LET ME LOVE YOU, totally different lyrics than those by Chris & Daniel’s version. With this title, you can imagine how popular it was in 1990 and sold many copies.
20 (17) Sweden 2015, Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes 79 (12x)
As I waited and waited for a local cover, which never seemed to be finished, ESC Covers with the help of Ian Fowell from the UK got DALITA from Armenia and SERGEY from Ukraine to do this in duet. Dalita sings her bit in Armenian and Sergey his bit in Russian and together they sing the chorus in English