Mocedades Eres Tú
"Eres tú" (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈeɾes ˈtu], "It's You") is a popular Spanish language song written in 1973 by Juan Carlos Calderón and performed by the Spanish band Mocedades, with Amaya Uranga on lead.
This song was chosen as Spain's entry in the 1973 Eurovision Song Contest. After the song reached the second place in the contest, it was released as a single.
This song also has an English version entitled "Touch the Wind" with lyrics by Mike Hawker.
The 1973 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest took place on 7 April 1973 and was held at Luxembourg, the capital of Luxembourg.
The 1973 Eurovision Song Contest was marked by a scandal, with "Eres tú" being accused of plagiarism following suggestions that it was merely a rewrite of the Yugoslav entry from the 1966 contest ("Brez besed" sung by Berta Ambrož). Nevertheless, "Eres tú" was not disqualified; it has been suggested that this may have been for political reasons, as Francisco Franco's Spain was seen as more part of the European mainstream than Josip Broz Tito's Yugoslavia. Juan Carlos Calderón copyrighted the lyrics of the song in 1972. The song went on from its second place in the contest to become a huge international hit.
In 1974, "Eres tú" became one of the few Spanish language songs to reach the top 10 in the United States, peaking at #9 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart and also reaching the top 10 on the Adult Contemporary chart. In the United States, the song is an airplay favourite today on Adult Standards and Easy Listening radio. The B-side of the single was the English language version of the song entitled "Touch the Wind", which actually featured a completely different set of lyrics, rather than a translation of the original Spanish lyrics; either way, radio stations preferred to play the original A-side version. There were also several cover versions of the tune in both English and Spanish, only one of which ("Touch the Wind" by Eydie Gorme), charted, becoming a minor Adult Contemporary hit.
With "Eres tú", Mocedades are one of the five musical acts from Spain to have scored a top ten hit in the United States (the others are Los Bravos, Julio and Enrique Iglesias, and Los del Río), and the only to have a top ten hit sung entirely in Spanish (the version of Los del Río's "Macarena" was a remix by the Bayside Boys with English vocals).
"Eres tú" (Spanish)
"Touch the Wind" (English)
"Das bist du" (German)
"C'est pour toi" (French)
"Viva noi" (Italian)
"Zu zara" (Basque)