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worldbasketball
05-04-2008, 05:10 PM
Usually we say Eurovision is all crap.

Of course though, in its run of so many years, there were real good Eurovision entries, real gems (mostly old) that were winners and at times non-winners as well which were memorable and far better than the winners.

This is a thread to tell of the songs you really liked (possibly...)

Please for discussion of 2008 songs there is another thread. So use this one only for 2007 and before.

For 2008 songs the thread is:
http://forums.interbasket.net/showthread.php?t=6047

Jan van Grabski
05-04-2008, 05:19 PM
non-winner, but deserved it....(1987)

Umberto Tozzi & Raff "Gente Di Mare"
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Muzonasxxx
05-04-2008, 06:20 PM
Lordi - Hard Rock Aleliuja:)

worldbasketball
05-04-2008, 07:53 PM
I just love the French entry for 1991 from Amina. Quite a long title though: "C'est Le Dernier Qui A Parlé Qui A Raison"

Didn't win either... Just second place

Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LGyYmsAkpM
Live at the contest:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM8S-1rB-XI

Great band also.

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An absolute favorite of mine is Gina G, the UK entry "Ooh Aah... Just A Little Bit", a sexy antheme song in 1996. It didn't win, but believe it or not, this Eurovision non-winning song was a top 10 hit in ... the United States...

Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmwS9MzNI6Y
Live at the contest:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNsNl-krF1Q

Years later still sounding fresh at G.A.Y club. This is 2006
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WaGOdwrLGw

kestas
05-05-2008, 09:47 AM
This is a thread to tell of the songs you really liked (possibly...)


Nel blu, dipinto di blu is probably the only song that I know of that is one level above everything else (and everything else is camp pop crap, taking out a couple of successfull parodies..). if there were more valuable songs in there, they got lost in the crowd of mediocrity..
imho Eurovision is losing it's focuss lately. this way I expect it to die off slowly (preferable scenario) or to transform into what it pretends to be, but isn't - amateurs pop (strictly!!!) song contest. please no "rock" or ageing rappers. imho any weekly commercial European top-20 is better than the Top-20 Eurovision songs of the last couple of decades. so why pretend we're having a huge contest, when what it really is is a parade of mediocrity (to put it the mild way). and the bands countries like Spain, UK, Germany, France, Sweden and so on are sending are God awfull (especially when compared to their better known internationall offerings). and these walking misunderstandings are competing with wannabe international "stars" from the Eastern or Central Europe, who come with crap songs, often performing below their pottential, just to fit the imaginary EV format, that hardly even exists anymore.

on the other hand, masses always enjoy crappy entertainment, so maybe the more crappy EV becomes, the more poppular it will be. we've seen stranger things happen..

worldbasketball
05-05-2008, 07:14 PM
Of course the song you are referring to is the charming Domenico Modugno's Volare, Nel blu, dipinto di blu for Italian entry in 1958, so its exactly 50 years old now...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DTo5aVLq5E

A massive international hit done in hundreds of versions

elaj
05-05-2008, 07:36 PM
I liked Olsen Brothers and their "Fly On The Wings of Love"

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worldbasketball
04-17-2011, 09:14 AM
I love this non-winner from Bosnia Herzegovina

"Lejla" by Hari Mata Hari
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si7Z1M3F7uk

Live performance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr9dalOJs5k

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Another non-winner but very memorable, almost unforgettable once you hear it is the Malta entry in 2005:

"Angel" by Chiara

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyBvNDuIsWM

Billy Bounce
04-17-2011, 09:29 PM
There was a time when Luxemburg rocked

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Farfiman
04-18-2011, 06:16 AM
There was a time when Luxemburg rocked

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It was a time when Eurovision was about the song and not the show...
And the live band is cool !

worldbasketball
04-18-2011, 02:25 PM
It was a time when Eurovision was about the song and not the show...
And the live band is cool !

I agree.. And the band was certainly more visible and the band conductor was credited by name in equal terms with the performer... and was even applauded. Not any more these days.

I have a feeling, even some of the music is canned, not actually played in recent years... I may be mistaken, but this is the case as I notice in the rehearsals.

Farfiman
04-19-2011, 07:02 AM
I agree.. And the band was certainly more visible and the band conductor was credited by name in equal terms with the performer... and was even applauded. Not any more these days.

I have a feeling, even some of the music is canned, not actually played in recent years... I may be mistaken, but this is the case as I notice in the rehearsals.

I wouldn't be surprised if they turn to playbacks for the singers one of these days.

tommicheal444
04-19-2011, 07:22 AM
Dustin is the ideal candidate to represent Ireland this year.I am tired of the Eastern European countries with their

Carick235
04-21-2011, 05:15 AM
Some gems from ex-yu, maybe to people outside this area wont be so good (cant understand wonderfull lyrics), but this are classics here.

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worldbasketball
04-24-2011, 07:03 AM
Another breathtaking Eurovision song is Serbia and Montenegro song in 2004 called "Lane Moje" by Zeljko Joksimovic & Ad Hoc Orchestra -- in the same genre as "Lejla" the Bosnia and Herzegovina song that I suggested earlier.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q93uSeKgzdU (music video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByJ3eeBsktw (live)

Also I suggest "Nocturne" by Secret Garden, from Norway in 1995

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fd3a189vcVc (music video)

worldbasketball
04-24-2011, 07:32 AM
And now absolute Eurovision classic winner

France Galle - Poupée de cire poupée de son (France)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5aeeSmkPwQ

Massiel - La la la (Spain)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4Qv3Ekbv9E

Udo Jürgens - Merci chérie (Austria)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtG35bfaSXg

Sandie Shaw - Puppet on a String (UK)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrs8CgpH980

Lulu - Boom Bang-a-Bang (UK)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96MqgsGy-lk

Severine - Un banc, un arbre, une rue (Monaco)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8xsCAKMRCk

Viki Leandros - Après toi (Luxembourg)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka89ORFu_Tc

Dana - All Kinds of Everything (Ireland)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOnvZt1ktZw

Anne-Marie David - Tu te reconnaîtras (Luxembourg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltkPaUBlXnQ

and how can one forget this non-winner

Cliff Richard - Congratulations (UK)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us3dQ0nnlHY

worldbasketball
04-24-2011, 02:11 PM
I just love Daz Sampson and "Teenage Life" (UK 2006)
It never had a chance with the obnoxious voting patterns

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1WXL67X2IA (music video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDk0iAKp4B4 (live)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XQLqlkuugc (Making Your Mind Up selection contest in London)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxGNp2sqWhw (Richard & Judy Show)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiEypixmoco (interview during Richard & Judy Show) with very interesting comments about what Eurovision has become

Roy M
04-24-2011, 03:06 PM
And now absolute Eurovision classic winner

France Galle - Poupée de cire poupée de son (France)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5aeeSmkPwQ

Massiel - La la la (Spain)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4Qv3Ekbv9E

Udo Jürgens - Merci chérie (Austria)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtG35bfaSXg

Sandie Shaw - Puppet on a String (UK)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrs8CgpH980

Lulu - Boom Bang-a-Bang (UK)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96MqgsGy-lk

Severine - Un banc, un arbre, une rue (Monaco)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8xsCAKMRCk

Viki Leandros - Après toi (Luxembourg)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka89ORFu_Tc

Dana - All Kinds of Everything (Ireland)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOnvZt1ktZw

Anne-Marie David - Tu te reconnaîtras (Luxembourg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltkPaUBlXnQ

and how can one forget this non-winner

Cliff Richard - Congratulations (UK)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us3dQ0nnlHY

Wanderful chice.
"Apres toi" is one of the best.

I like 1976 contast.
1,2,3 from France, Music est moi (Lux), Wanderful world of Austria, Say Hellow (Israel), Sing Sang Song (Ger) and the best one:
Fredie and friends: "Pum-Pum" from Finland.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNW3KrUWJco