Monday, October 29, 2007

Wanna get swept away

It's Monday morning. Which, lyrics-wise, probably means this song is completely inappropriate to post. Oh well, though--maybe it'll provide a jolt of energy to get you moving! 2006's Norwegian national final for Eurovision (the Melodi Grand Prix) had some real gems in it, and this song is one of them. It's sung by Birgitte Einarsen, who had entered the MGP back in 2003 with the cute "Good Evening Europe," which ran through a bunch of lines and song titles from past Eurovision entries and the famous songs of past entrants. In 2003, Birgitte took third, but in 2006, though she made it to the the final (the top 8) through the second chance round, she didn't make it to the superfinal (the top 4).

Saturday--fantastic disco-pop. It's got a great swooshy backbeat, some nice strings, and, most importantly, a really strong upbeat chorus. There's not that much to say about it, really, except that it's great and very unabashedly pop, maybe a nice contrast the songs of the past couple days.

To buy the Melodi Grand Prix 2006 album, go here (digital).

Next up: maybe something else disco-y.

4 comments:

Paul said...

ooo hurrah unabashed shameless pop. bring it on i say. i cant get enough of that wonderful duff...

Mike said...

I didn't know Kelly Osbourne had a long lost Norwegian twin!

Adem IAR said...

The promise of more disco excites me to no end PG, you know it's a weakness of mine. Saturday is incredibly boppy - one for the car.

Poster Girl said...

Much like--oh, shoot, I don't know who Hilary Duff's dating now. I was going to say like Good Charlotte guy, but he's with Nicole Richie now, isn't he?

Mike, I think there may have been some genetics lab manipulation going on here--how else to explain the 9 year age gap? I blame cloning experiments...

Ha ha--well, I hope it ends up being worth the wait ;) Looks like it's pushed back for at least a little bit, though.