Lithuania haven’t been too successful in Eurovision, so you have to commend them for having the brass neck on them to come out with a song in 2006 which exclaimed that ‘We Are the Winners’ of Eurovision. Unfortunately their confidence didn’t pay off and their prophecy didn’t come true.
Earlier this month the BBC treated us to a Greatest Hits Concert. I think that the best performance on the night came from the Norwegian entry from 1985 Bobbysocks’ ‘La Det Swinge’. That is why the song is this week’s Eurovision Rewind! Enjoy!
This is perhaps one of the most bizarre Eurovision songs in recent years and it is this week’s Eurovision Rewind! ‘Vampires Are Alive’ was the Swiss entry in the 2007 contest. Did you miss out on DJ BoBo back then? Give it a listen now and let us know your thoughts?
This week’s Eurovision Rewind takes us back to 1979 and to the Israeli winning hit ‘Hallelujah’ by Gali Atari and Milk and Honey. The reason this song was chosen was because last week I went to see Pedro Almodóvar produced film ‘Wild Tales’. The film is a collection of dark short stories which sees writer and director Damian Szifron act out some of his everyday frustrations in society (which we can all relate to) in hilariously over the top scenarios. Perhaps the best of the vignettes occurred at a Jewish wedding where the bride discovers that her husband has been having an affair just moments before their first dance. In a scene later in the film the ‘Hallelujah’ song is played and that is why it is our Rewind this week. Enjoy!
We can’t think of a more fitting way to wrap up our day dedicated to pop royalty Abba than by thanking them for the music with their song “Thank You for the Music. We would also like to thank you all for joining us throughout the day.
Don’t forget, if Abba’s “Waterloo” is your favourite Eurovision song ever, you can vote for it in our poll.
Benny and bjorn’s music and lyrics are one of the many reasons we love Abba so much. Take for instance the Abba Gold lyrics from “Dancing Queen”: “You are the dancing queen, young and sweet only seventeen, dancing queen feel the beat from the tambourine oh yeah!” Epic. Listen to the whole song here.
As we take a look back on Abba’s long career, we decided to have a look at an interview with Noel Edmunds when the band celebrated their ten year anniversary. Have a look at what they have to say.
What’s next on store for us on our day of Abbamania? How about Chiquitita?
Time now for another song from the Abba hit factory. This time we’ve chosen to share with you “SOS”. Enjoy!
Next video up in our Abba trip down memory lane is “Money Money Money”.