|Best result||1st: 1989|
|Worst result|| Last: 1964|
Nul Points: 1964
Yugoslavia participated in the Contest 27 times, debuting in 1961 and competing every year until its last appearance in 1992, with the exceptions of 1977–1980 and 1985. The country won the 1989 Contest and hosted the Contest the following year.
Ljiljana Petrović was the country's first entrant and placed eighth. The following year, Lola Novaković gave the country its first top five result, finishing fourth. This would remain Yugoslavia's only top five result until 1983, when Danijel finished fourth with the song "Džuli". Novi Fosili also finished in the same position in 1987 with "Ja sam za ples". In 1989, the country achieved its only victory when Riva won with the song "Rock Me".