Hold Me Now is a song composed and performed by Johnny Logan from Ireland. Logan won the 1987 Eurovision Song Contest with this song.
This song holds the distinction of being one of the very few self-composed songs to win the Contest, and is regarded by many fans as one of the high points of Contest history, recently being voted the third-best song in Eurovision history – behind Waterloo and Nel blu dipinto di blu.
After Logan had been proclaimed the winner, he was so overcome with emotion that during the reprise and was unable to reach the song’s high notes. As he had when he won in 1980 with What’s Another Year?, he shouted “I still love you, Ireland”.
Throughout his career, which spans four decades, Logan has issued no less than 40 singles and 19 albums. He has continued his love of participating in musical theatre, having toured Norway with Which Witch, an opera-musical originating in that country.
Logan continues to perform and write songs. In 2007 he advertised McDonald’s Eurosaver menu in Ireland and he sang A State of Happiness, advertising the Dutch Center Parcs. In 2009 he performed in the celtic rock opera Excalibur.
Logan lives in Ashbourne, County Meath, Ireland.