Helen & Joseph L-imħabba
"L-imħabba" (English translation: "Love") was the Maltese entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1972, performed in Maltese by Helen & Joseph.
The song is an up-tempo duet with the singers describing a search to find the answer to the question of "What is youth's big love?" Initially, they ask this of "wise men, philosophers and poets" and receive the answer that "Love is a kiss" - a word present in Maltese, Italian, Spanish, English and German (in the plural) in the lyrics. Subsequently, the pair asks "freaks, Hells Angels and hippies" the same question and receives the same answer, with the unusual image of a notorious motorcycle gang answering the question in such a way being remarked upon by Des Mangan in his study of the Contest.
Finally, the pair explain that the Italians, Spanish, Germans, English and Maltese all answer the question in the same way - thus explaining the translated word "kiss" in the chorus.
The abnormally high last-place score by contemporary standards is due to the voting system in place at the time, which guaranteed all songs at least 34 points.