Love Action's Friday Fix - It's Eurovision Time!
Happy May! A few months back I did a "guilty pleasures" show which got an amazing reaction. It appears people truly want to indulge first thing on a Friday; so I've decided to keep it as a regular segment and where better to start than with that ultimate of guilty pleasures... Eurovision!
That's right, It's that time of year again, time to dust off those sequins, trim your mullet and tune in to the world's greatest song contest... I live in Ireland where there is a real love/hate relationship with the competition... they had a real winning streak in the 90s but have since come back trophy-less (think... my Lovely Horse). We're sending Jedward over this year so victory could be... well... we'll see. Hmmm...
So here's my carefully curated collection of Eurovision favorites and guilty pleasures - with a bit of new indie thrown in at the end for good measure.
On this month's show:
Playground Love - Air
Poupée de cire, poupée de son - France Gall
Boom Bang A Bang - Lulu
T'en Vas Pas - Esther Ofarim
Ne Pali Svetla u Sumrak - Lola Novaković
Rock 'N' Roll Kids - Charlie McGettigan & Paul Harrington
Making Your Mind Up - Bucks Fizz
Rock Bottom - Lynsey de Paul and Mike Moran
Parlez-vous français? - Baccara
Save Your Kisses For Me - Brotherhood of Man
A Very Special Boy - Carole King
Lost Summer Love - Lorraine Silver
Mary - The Vandals
Gimme A Break - The Rooks
Candy Girl - Ganglians
Zebra - Beach House
Put The Days Away - Sun Airway
Despicable Dogs (Washed Out Mix) - Small Black
Hard Rock Hallelujah - Lordi
Background music was of course Joao & Astrud Gilberto's So Nice Summer Samba.
Enjoy! And please feel free to send on requests - especially your guilty pleasures - for next month's show to: email@example.com! and of course you can follow me on twitter at twitter.com/jessieluvaction