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There is nothing wrong with pure pop music.

 

Abba

Phil Spector

the Bee Gees

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Slade

Queen

 

All brilliant in their own way.

There is nothing wrong with pop music done well.

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I am pointing out that I do not like it and if you are honest, you don't either. Nobody really does. They consume it and discard it.

 

I have a fairly extensive CD collection as I am sure you do. I have exactly zero Eurovision tracks in my music collection, I doubt that you are any different. I doubt that anyone in this thread owns a significant number.

 

Some people might enjoy the contest but I don't think anyone really enjoys the music all that much. Why pretend otherwise?

 

If I didn't enjoy the music, or at least expect to enjoy some of it, I wouldn't watch it.

 

Just checked my current Spotify playlist.  833 songs, 7 tracks (at least) from Eurovision.

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There is nothing wrong with pure pop music.

 

Abba

Phil Spector

the Bee Gees

10 CC

Slade

Queen

 

All brilliant in their own way.

Eh? Slade aren't pop music and neither are Queen really. Slade are an out and out rock n roll band. Popular yes, but not pop. Abba are pop music and I aren't knocking it either.

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Oh and its nothing to do with snobbery, Eurovision is pretty terrible, not big clever or camp... terrible.

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When Abba took the stage with Waterloo..the impact was tremendous and it was clear that it would be the winner. That was  in the days when we didn't hear all the songs in advance...well, not that one anyway.  

 

In any case, even the worst of Eurovision songs is better than the pap put out by the likes of  Justin Beiber and his ilk.  There will always be the critics who believe that anything popular must be de facto of low quality

 

Of course it's always going to be difficult for Great Britain as we dominate in so many areas of popular music. However, as the contest now seems to provide an opportunity for small socialist countries striving to prove they really do exist, maybe Scotland should enter under its own name in future.  :tongue:

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Its not because its popular, its because it is no good. IMO

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Was Focus - Hocus Pocus ever a Eurovision entry? If not, why the hell not?!

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I am pointing out that I do not like it and if you are honest, you don't either. Nobody really does. They consume it and discard it.

 

I have a fairly extensive CD collection as I am sure you do. I have exactly zero Eurovision tracks in my music collection, I doubt that you are any different. I doubt that anyone in this thread owns a significant number.

 

Some people might enjoy the contest but I don't think anyone really enjoys the music all that much. Why pretend otherwise?

 

Last year's Eurovision winning song was a Top 3 hit in the official Uk singles chart. Not only did a lot of British folk like it, they paid money to own it.

 

http://www.nulpoints.net/chart.htm

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When Abba took the stage with Waterloo..the impact was tremendous and it was clear that it would be the winner.

 

Except to the UK jury who gave it nul points!

 

http://www.nulpoints.net/1974.htm

 

Probably the same people who turned The Beatles down at Decca Records in 1961. :laugh:

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Eurovision is about popularity but it damages credibility.

Dutch entry Anouk is one off if not THE biggest stars in the Netherlands and her credibility was'nt damaged.In fact the whole country got behind her.

"Birds" was not written just for Eurovision its from her latest album ..a little reminder :-)Den Haag lass to boot !!

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If I didn't enjoy the music, or at least expect to enjoy some of it, I wouldn't watch it.

 

Just checked my current Spotify playlist.  833 songs, 7 tracks (at least) from Eurovision.

Go on then! Name those tunes...

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Go on then! Name those tunes...

 

I hope one of them is Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley! It's never off my iPod. :ph34r:

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I found this BBC page of UK entries fascinating: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0070hvg/features/ukentries

Forget the music for a minute, just look at the development of pop fashions, especially hairstyles (especially Cliff's), over the years.

And there have been some decent British artists in the contest over the years. Sandie Shaw, Mary Hopkin, and the excellent pop group, The New Seekers. Any contest that has involved the wonderful Eve Graham - still as fit as a butcher's dog at the tender age of three score years and ten (even first thing in the morning!!!  :wub:  ) - has to be judged worthwhile.





 

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I hope one of them is Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley! It's never off my iPod. :ph34r:

 

 

This should be permanently on everyone's iPod.

 

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This was my personal favourite song from this year's Eurovision, the Hungarian entry, Kedvesem. I really like it. It benefits enormously from not being sung in English though, if you follow the translation as it appears on this Youtube video!

 

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I used to fancy Eve Graham!

 

I still do!  :wub: (hope she's not reading this) (hope her husband's not reading this! :( )

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The Hungarian song already mentioned is on the list.

Also rocking the 'Meh' Spotify playlist are:

Bucks Fizz, Johnny Logan, Lordi, Lena, those Maltese guys singing about Jeremy in IT, last year's winner, this year's winner and LT United.

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The Hungarian song already mentioned is on the list.

Also rocking the 'Meh' Spotify playlist are:

Bucks Fizz, Johnny Logan, Lordi, Lena, those Maltese guys singing about Jeremy in IT, last year's winner, this year's winner and LT United.

See, no Abba on there.

Northern Sol was right.

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See, no Abba on there.

Northern Sol was right.

There is Abba but not from Eurovision.

But, yes, I must admit defeat. I can not go on.

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There is Abba but not from Eurovision.

But, yes, I must admit defeat. I can not go on.

The winner takes it all. The loser standing small.

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Last year's Eurovision winning song was a Top 3 hit in the official Uk singles chart. Not only did a lot of British folk like it, they paid money to own it.

 

http://www.nulpoints.net/chart.htm

That's still likely to be fewer people than bought Mr Blobby's hit record or the birdy song.

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Dutch entry Anouk is one off if not THE biggest stars in the Netherlands and her credibility was'nt damaged.In fact the whole country got behind her.

"Birds" was not written just for Eurovision its from her latest album ..a little reminder :-)Den Haag lass to boot !!

I don't think there is any comparison between the Dutch and the British when it comes to credibility in international music. The number of Dutch artists who can sell large numbers of records abroad is small (I'm sure that there are some club DJs that do well but I'm talking about performers) so yeah the whole country would get behind them. Hardly the same with the top British acts, they are already world famous.

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The winner takes it all. The loser standing small.

 

Yes.

 

That's on the playlist.

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That's still likely to be fewer people than bought Mr Blobby's hit record or the birdy song.

 

More people watch a single episode of Eastenders than have ever seen The Merry Wives of Windsor on stage.

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