We Could Be the Same

"We Could Be the Same"[1] (Turkish: Aynı Olabiliriz) is a song by Turkish band maNga that was performed as the Turkish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, held in Oslo, Norway, and which came in second place.

"We Could Be the Same"
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Single by maNga
Released3 March 2010 (digital download)
20 May 2010 (CD single)
LabelSony Music Entertainment
MaNga singles chronology
"Cevapsız Sorular"
"We Could Be the Same"
"Fly to Stay Alive"
Alternative cover
Promo cover
Promo cover
Turkey "We Could Be the Same"
Eurovision Song Contest 2010 entry
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Final result
Final points
Entry chronology
◄ "Düm Tek Tek" (2009)   
"Live It Up" (2011) ►


Throughout January it was reported that maNga had entered an intense period in preparation for Eurovision, perfecting songs for submission to TRT.[2][3] In February 2010 maNga submitted three songs to TRT, who was in charge of selecting the competing Eurovision song. All songs were in English.[4][5] We Could Be The Same, the selected song, was announced from TRT on 3 March.[6][7]

Music videoEdit

The music video for the song was filmed on the Bosporus Strait opposite the Golden Horn on board an oil tanker. Then unknown top model Zeynep Arı appears in the video.


Chart (2010) Peak
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 29
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 56
Turkish Singles Chart[10] 1
UK Singles Chart[11] 129

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "İşte Eurovision şarkımız". EBU. 23 February 2010. (Turkish)
  2. ^ Yalcinkaya, Hakan (17 January 2010). "MaNga will choose the possible songs next week". ESCToday. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
  3. ^ Siim, Jarmo (18 January 2010). "maNga: We'll do our best for Turkey!". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
  4. ^ Yalcinkaya, Hakan (13 January 2010). "MaNga's song will be in English". ESCToday. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
  5. ^ Yalcinkaya, Hakan (11 February 2010). "TRT will select Turkish song tomorrow". ESCToday. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
  6. ^ Yalcinkaya, Hakan (23 February 2010). "Turkish song launched on March 3rd". ESCToday. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
  7. ^ Siim, Jarmo (23 February 2010). "maNga introduces Turkish song on 3rd of March". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
  8. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – maNga – We Could Be the Same". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  9. ^ "Swisscharts.com – maNga – We Could Be the Same". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  10. ^ Turkish Singles Chart Archived 1 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ UK Singles Chart

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