Eres tú (Mocedades song)

Eres tú (Mocedades song)

Infobox ESC entry
song = flagicon|Spain Eres Tú

caption = "Eres Tú" single cover.
year = 1973
country = Spain
artist = Amaya Uranga, Roberto Uranga, Izaskun Uranga, Carlos Zubiaga, Javier Garay, José Ipiña
as = Mocedades
with =
language = Spanish
languages =
composer = Juan Carlos Calderón
lyricist = Juan Carlos Calderón
conductor = Juan Carlos Calderón
place = 2nd
points = 125
place_semi =
points_semi =
lyrics = [ Lyrics]
clip =
prev = Amanece
prev_link = Amanece
next = Canta y sé feliz
next_link = Canta y sé feliz
"Eres Tú" (English: "You are") 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 also has an English version entitled "Touch the Wind" with lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans. 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.

Eurovision scandal

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 Tu" 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 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.

Worldwide success

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", but 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 tu in other languages

By Mocedades

*Eres tu (Spanish)
*Touch me in the Wind (English)
*Das Bist Du (German)
*C'est pour toi (French)
*Viva noi (Italian)
*Zu zara (Basque)

By other groups

*Dicht Bij Jou (Dutch)
*Rør Ved Mig (Danish)
*Touch The Wind (English)
*I Mitt Liv (Norwegian)
*Rör vid mig (Swedish)
*Eres tu (Czech)
*Runoni Kaunein Olla Voit (Finnish)
*Sinä Vain (Finnish)
*Co Gai Rung Mo (Vietnamese)
*I mitt liv (Dutch)
*That's You (English)
*Will My Love Be You (English)
*C'est pour toi (French)
*Jy's vir my (Afrikaans)
*É você (Brazilian Portuguese)
*Du Bist Wie Die Sonne (German)
*Waar naartoe (Dutch)

Covers of Mocedades' song Eres tu

101 Strings - Eres tu
Acker Bilk - Eres tu
Al estilo de Mocedades - Eres tu
Alvaro Clemente - Eres tu
Amaya Uranga y Juan Carlos Calderon - Eres tu
Anacani - Eres tu
Andrés Calamaro - Eres tu
Annemieke & Jan Rot - Dicht Bij Jou (Dutch)
Atalaje - Eres tu
Austin Kelley & Mantovani - Eres tu
Bedevilers - Eres tu (punk rock)
Bert Kaempfert - Touch The Wind (English)
Bertin Osborne - Eres tu
Bing Crosby - Eres tu
Bo Doerek - Eres tu
Bres Bezed - Eres tu
Bullerfnis - Rør Ved Mig (Danish)
Byron Lee and the Dragonaries - Eres tu
Calito Soul - Eres tu
Cerveza Mahou - Eres tu
Charo - Eres tu
Daniela Castillo - Eres tu
Dansk top - Rør Ved Mig (Danish)
David and the High Spirits - Eres tu
Edyie Gorme - Eres tu
El Chaval De La Peca - Eres tu
El Consorcio - Eres tu
El Frenillo de Gaugin - Eres tu (Punk Rock)
El ser y ser - Eres tu (Rap)
Estela Raval - Eres tu (from Argentina)
Floyd Cramer - Touch The Wind (English)
Gé Korsten - Touch The Wind (English)
Gebroeder Brouwer - Eres tu (Trumpet instrumental)
GrupoSarao - Eres tu

Hella Joof & Peter Frödin - Rør Ved Mig (Danish)
Howard Morrison Chor - Eres tu
III of a Kind Philippines - Eres tu
Ilanit - Eres tu
Inger Lise Rypdal - I Mitt Liv (Norwegian)
Inger Öst - Rör vid mig (Swedish)
Instrumental - Eres tu
Jimmy Mitchell - Eres tu (Spanish with British accent)
Johnny Mathis and Juan Carlos Calderon - Touch the Wind (English with Spanish chorus)
Johnny Reimar - Rør Ved Mig (Danish)
Johnny Rodriguez - Eres tu
Juan Carlos Calderón - Eres tu (Composer version)
Justo Lamas - Eres tu
Karaoke - Eres tu
Karel Gott, Spravny Ton - Eres tu (Czech)
Kathy Kelly - Eres tu
Katri Helena - Runoni Kaunein Olla Voit (Finnish)
Katri Helena - Sinä Vain (Finnish)
Kelly Family - Eres tu
Khanh Ha - Co Gai Rung Mo (Vietnamese)
Korean Choir - Eres tu
La Academia 4ta Generación - Eres tu
La Decada Prodigiosa - Eres tu
Lady lu - Eres tu
Landscape - Touch The Wind (English)
Lecia & Lucienne - Lecia & Lucienne - Rør Ved Mig (Danish)
Lettermen - Eres tu
Liceo Panamericano - Eres tu
Little Angels Of Korea - Eres tu
Lola Ponce - Eres tu
Luis Chacon - Eres tu
Luis Miguel - Eres tu
Lupita D'Alessio - Eres tu
Mantovani Orchestra - Eres tu
Mariachi Vargas - Eres tu
Mona - I mitt liv (Dutch)
Pan Flute - Eres tu (Pan Flute)
PANDORA - eres tu
Patricia Y Los Stars - Eres tu
Patti Donelli @ USC-Pgh - Touch the Wind (English)
Percy Faith - Touch the Wind (English)
Perry Como - Eres tu on April 29, 1974.
Perpetuum Jazzile - Brez besed/Eres tu (ironic medley of Eres tu with the song Calderon was accused of copying)
Perry Como - That's You (English)
Petula Clark - Will My Love Be You (English)
Pistas - Eres tu (Panflute)
Ray Conniff - Eres tu
Reggae Chico Man - Eres tu
Rika Zarai - C'est pour toi (French)
Rina Hugo - Jy's vir my (Afrikaans)
Roberto Delgado - Eres tu (Instrumental)
Rob's Band - Eres tu
Romantica de Xalapa - Eres tu
Sandy Caldera - Eres tu
Sonny James - Eres tu
Soul Sanet - Eres tu
Stef Meeder - Tweedle dee, Eres tu medley instr
Supremas de Mostoles - Eres tu
Sweethearts - Rør Ved Mig (Danish)
TBC - Rør Ved Mig (Danish Rap)
Tish Hinojosa - Eres tu
Unknown, tenor - Du Bist Wie Die Sonne (German)
volkana - Eurovision medley including Eres tu
Wheeler St James - Touch the wind (English)
Willeke Alberti - Waar naartoe (Dutch)
Zereno - Eres tu

*A guitar instrumental version of "Eres Tú" was used in a Bank of New Zealand TV advertising campaign in the 1990s.

*In the movie "Tommy Boy", there's a scene in which Chris Farley and David Spade sing the original Spanish version of "Eres Tú" while presumably returning to Ohio.

External links

* [ Spanish version lyrics]
* [ English version lyrics]
* [ Touch the Wind lyrics]

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