New Patter Release
SP1156 Love Shine a Light
“Love Shine a Light” is a song by British rock band Katrina and the Waves. It represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1997. It was released as a single on 28 April 1997 and was later included on the band’s ninth studio album, Walk on Water (1997), serving as the album’s lead single.
An updated recording of the song has been done by Xenomania Club Mix, which is the version we’ve used for our Square Dance Patter.
“Love Shine a Light” won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1997 in Dublin, Ireland. It marked the first time that the UK had won the contest in 16 years, following their win in 1981. The song was the highest-scoring UK entry at that time before being overtaken by Sam Ryder with “Space Man” in 2022. It remains the UK’s only win in the contest since 1997.