Win Nick’s Esteem [Extended]

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Thank Frida it’s Friday.

We hope you all enjoyed the show.

This week’s voucher-free music forum comes courtesy again of a suggestion by treasured Broadsheet Trailer Park caretaker Andy Pipkin.

Andy writes:

“After a disappointing night at Eurovision last night – and the last number of years – as an idea for today’s Esteem competition: ‘what’s your favourite Eurovision song, winner or loser?’ Here’s mine.”

Thanks Andy. And here’s mine.

Lines MUST close on Saturday Midday

Please include video links if possible.

Last week, thanks to another suggestion by Andy, I asked for your favourite song about cheating. You answered in your tens. But there could only be one winner. Janet won my esteem with a French offering….

Paul Braffort – La Java De L’Adultere

Janet wrote:

“I’m an unfortunate expert; infidelity is rather more the norm in France…and I suppose if you can’t beat them ;))”

Nick says: Congrats Janet. Merci beaucoup to everyone who entered.

Last week: Win Nick’s Esteem

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50 thoughts on “Win Nick’s Esteem [Extended]

  1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

    wayhayyy ! Merci Nick from the bottom of my overly romantic heart and wandering eyes everywhere ;)

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      1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

        pours hot oil into ears in anticipation of the ABBA car crash this thread is bound to be ;)

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        1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

          ( peppy, smiley, sparkling, squeeky overly upbeat Nordic fuppers )

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          1. Slightly Bemused

            Well done, Janet!

            And an excellent choice. I was travelling at that time and well remember the song, but I had not realised until much later it was a Eurovision entry.

  2. eamonn

    Muriel Day – ireland’s first female eurovision singer – ireland’f first eurovision singer from the north.
    elsewhere i read the following.. regardnig muriel.
    ” lively, happy singer who pays as much attention to her appearance as to her singing, and she certainly had the vast majority of male viewers rooting for her in the national song contest.”

    The tune – the wages of Love, I have never heard – why I hear you bellow is that your favourite then?
    Only because Nine Times Out if Ten is a stone clod classic – Ireland’d first lady of northern soul – credentials enough I hear you concede.
    I will post 2 links – one i can vouch for nine times out of ten…
    https://youtu.be/VzgWVmQhEwU
    the wages of love… no idea
    https://youtu.be/qQl6itXi0Yg

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  3. CapernosityandFunction

    Daði og Gagnamagnið – Think About Things

    https://youtu.be/1HU7ocv3S2o

    The great lost Eurovision winner that never was from the cancelled 2020 contest. The Eurovision jobsworths wouldn’t let Dadi Freyr enter this song again in 2021, so please let him win this equally prestigious song contest.

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  4. stephen moran

    Eurodance as its most infectious – formalistic for sure but what pop song isn’t – building as it does to a chorus that is € anthemic perfection – with nice homage to Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights routine going on as a sideshow during the performance.
    “Euphoria” – by Loreen for Sweden in 2012
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pfo-8z86x80

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  5. Slightly Bemused

    My personal favourite comes from a Greek lady who sang in French for Luxembourg, a year before a certain palindromic Nordic band swept through and, possibly over, theworld.

    My father bought a brand new Sanyo 3 in 1 hifi with four speakers just to be able to play this ladies songs, and later those of aforementioned group. For years, they were the only remotely pop records allowed be played on that set, with my mother’s opera and classical somewhat grudgingly allowed. All others, including our Disney Little Long Playing records and my treasured Jungle Book soundtrack from a Christmas trove, were relegated to the old vertical mono player. Itself now perhaps an item of worth.

    But back to the song, which is, of course, Apres Toi (never liked the English version) by Vicky Leandros, winning in 1972 for Luxembourg.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgmg794ckeg

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  6. seanydelight

    Did you ever have an in joke with mates, in a public setting, and you know its making others a bit puzzled? Uncomfortable even? But you can’t help it. The giddiness is too irresistible? Well then….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps3kxGo_gro

    The booing at the end really adds to that sense of ‘totally worth it’.

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  7. Mad

    Excellent well done Janet
    You certainly entered enough times to deserve it!
    But this is a worthy winner!

    This week, and because I know Slightly had surely nominated Vicky Leandros, I am going to offer:

    A little peace – Nicole

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o67vWrkWUAQ

    So good even Israel gave it douze points

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    1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

      ah the odd Friday I get the nipper to sleep and I crank up the tunes and memory lane via Nicks comp ( headphones on ! ) so I make up for the Fridays I get nada in

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      1. Mad

        Fair play, you’re by some distance one of the soundest persons on this though Slightly runs you a close second

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        1. Slightly Bemused

          Aw shucks, you make me blush :-)

          Also, good call on A Little Peace. I remember being strangely and pleasantly surprised when she swapped between languages

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  8. Tom J

    The Music of Love

    Listen, listen, I hear it again, the music of love
    Here or beyond me, it’s eternally with me, the music of love
    In the centre of the lovely city, beside the river or on the beach
    I hear the tune, you are my sweetheart, that’s the music of love

    Listen, listen, I hear it again, the music of love
    The little bird sings it, the wind plays it for me, the music of love
    Morning or midday, I always hear it
    Listen to the tune, you are my sweetheart, that’s the music of love

    This is the Land of Eternal Youth and wings are in place of my legs
    Now and forever happiness is before me, all around
    You are my sweetheart by day and by night
    And every single moment of my life

    Listen, listen, I hear it again, the music of love
    Here or beyond me, it’s eternally with me, the music of love
    In the centre of the lovely city, beside the river or on the beach
    I hear the tune, you are my sweetheart, that’s the music of love

    Listen, listen, I hear it again, the music of love
    Here or beyond me, it’s eternally with me, the music of love
    In the centre of the lovely city, beside the river or on the beach
    I hear the tune, you are my sweetheart, that’s the music of love

    In the centre of the lovely city, beside the river or on the beach
    I hear the tune, you are my sweetheart, that’s the music of love
    https://youtu.be/DJzhQz4V2CU

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  9. Fergalito

    Fair play Janet – enjoy bathing in all of that esteem.

    Eurovision has never floated my boat, as a young lad I despised it as an affectation and it had some sort of CBT type of impact on me, so much so that I just can’t get down with the Euro groove at all. I do like Marty Whelan though!

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  10. f_lawless

    . Look at the Israelis. Years in the wilderness, then all of a sudden, “A ba ni be a ba ni boo.” Genius.

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  11. Kin

    Yes like before the hospitality industry singled out for price gouging by this government
    I do not run a hotel but will fall subject to being penalised by having my VAT 9% rate increased to 13.5% no matter if I put our prices up to cope in the massive increases in energy the wage increases insurances increases and the increases of all my supplies

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        1. U N M U T U A L

          Congratulations Janet on your win…

          Now on to the tunes.
          Eurovision, the wackier the better.

          1979, Germanys entry…

          Mongol warrior and Boney M collide in this disco number that praises the great Khan’s military and sexual achievements, all performed in Jerusalem in front of a ginormous saturnian lizard eye.
          What’s not to like?…

          Dschinghis Khan • Dschinghis Khan

          https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eAEUrp2V4ss

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