S4C is giving viewers the opportunity to vote for their favourite Cân i Gymru winning song since the competition was first broadcast on the channel in 1982.
The poll of 33 songs opens today (12 February) on s4c.cymru to coincide with Welsh Language Music Day celebration.
Welsh Language Music Day is organised by the Welsh Government to celebrate and raise awareness of Welsh music and the campaign is backed by some notable faces including Cerys Matthews, Osian Williams from Candelas, Gwenno Saunders and Ifan Davies from Swnami.
The 33 winning songs in the poll starts with ‘Nid Llwynog Oedd yr Haul’ by Myrddin ap Dafydd and Geraint Lovgreen in 1982 to ‘Y Lleuad a’r Sêr’ by Arfon Wyn and Richard James Roberts in 2015.
You can visit the s4c.cymru website or S4C’s Facebook or Twitter page to vote for your favourite song. The poll is open until 9am on 29 February.
Elen Rhys, S4C’s Entertainment Content Commissioner says: “This year we have a fantastic opportunity for you to listen to clips of all your favourite winning Cân i Gymru songs since 1982 and there are some classics among them. It reminds us of the significant contribution this competition has made to Welsh music over the decades and I’m sure everyone has their favourite! Go ahead and vote for yours and on the night, we will have the special opportunity to hear the nation's favourite song performed live from the studio in Cardiff.”
The Cân i Gymru competition was first held in 1969 and it’s an opportunity for composers to offer their original songs in an attempt to win a cash prize as well as the Cân i Gymru title.
This year the competition is held on Saturday 5 March in Cardiff and eight songs will compete on stage for the prize. Usually the winning song is chosen by combining the viewers' votes and a score given by a panel of judges, but this year it is all down to the viewers through a phone-in vote.
Below is a list of all the winning songs from 1982 to 2015. The most popular song will be performed on 5 March as part of the Cân i Gymru 2016 celebrations.
Cân i Gymru winners since 1982:
1982 - Nid Llwynog Oedd yr Haul - Myrddin ap Dafydd, Geraint Lovgreen
1983 - Popeth ond y Gwir - Robin Gwyn, Siân Wheway
1984 - Y Cwm - Huw Chiswell
1985 - Ceiliog y Gwynt - Euros Rhys Evans
1986 - Be ddylwn i Ddweud - Eirlys Parry
1987 - Gloria Tyrd Adref - Euros Elis Jones
1988 - Can Wini - Eurig Wyn, Manon Llwyd
1989 - Twll triongl - Paul Morrison, Hefin Huws
1990 - Gwlad y Rasta Gwyn - Bryn Fôn
1991 - Yr un hen le - Richard Marks
1992 – Dal i Gredu - Gwennant Pyrs, Meleri Roberts, Alwen Derbyshire
1993 – Y Cam Nesaf - Llion Rhys Howel, Anthony James Burdett
1994 – Rhyw Ddydd - Paul Gregory, Lorraine King, Tim Hamill, Dave Parsons
1995 - Can i’r Ynys Werdd - Richard Jones, Arwel John
1996 - Cerrig yr Afon - Iwan Roberts, John Doyle
1997 - Un Funud Fach - Barry Jones
1998 - Rho Dy Law - Rhodri Tomos
1999 - Torri’n Rhydd - Steffan Rhys Williams
2000 - Cae o Ŷd - Arfon Wyn
2001 - Dagrau Ddoe - Emlyn Dole
2002 - Harbwr Diogel - Arfon Wyn, Richard Synnott
2003 - Oes Lle i Mi – Emma Walford, Mererid Hopwood
2004 - Dagrau Tawel - Tudur Dylan, Meinir Richards
2005 - Mi Glywais i - Guto Vaughan & Dafydd Jones
2006 - Lili’r Nos - Ryland Teifi
2007 - Blwyddyn Mas - Einir Dafydd, Ceri Wyn Jones
2008 – Atgofion - Aled Myrddin
2009 – Gofidiau - Elfed Morgan Morris, Lowri Watcyn Roberts
2010 - Bws i’r Lleuad - Alun Evans
2011 - Rhywun yn Rhywle - Steve Balsamo, Ynyr Gruffydd
2012 - Braf yw cael byw - Gai Toms, Philip Jones
2013 - Mynd i Gorwen Hefo Alys - Osian Huw Williams, Rhys Gwynfor
2014 - Galw amdanat ti - Barry Evans, Mirain Evans
2015 - Y Lleuad a’r Sêr - Arfon Wyn, Richard James Roberts