Friday, July 21, 2006

Eurotrash

After posting my last list, my top twenty Eurovision songs, I hooked out a semi-obscure CD from my collection entitled Sing A Song For Eurotrash. It was basically put together by the guy behind Eurotrash itself, Antoine De Caunes and features some of my favourite songs from Eurovision, covered by some of my favourite artists:

Dubstar (whatever happened to them?)
St Etienne
Sinéad O'Connor
and
Bananarama

Why did Ireland never send Sinéad to Eurovision? Why did we never send Bananarama?

Anyway, one of the songs on the CD isn't a Eurovision cover at all, more a tribute to the Eurovision song, a song the artists, Antoine De Caunes and Kate Robbins, would have liked to have entered themselves. I think it's fabulous. It's called A Song For Eurotrash and here are the lyrics:

You get me so excited, I just can't believe it

Sing a song for Eurotrash

C'est si bon
C'est si bon
Yeah
Yes, I like it.
Oh, c'est si bon
C'est si bon

Oh yes!
Do you like it, too?
I do
Let's do it, now

Well, I believe in unity
And I believe in nudity
Oh yeah
And we believe the world could be
At least twenty
Or thirty per cent better

You know, my friend
The world is like a bouillabaisse
What's that?
There's room enough for every taste
So spread your love-sauce
On my face
And we'll sing a song
Together
One time
Forever
Two time

Sing a song for Eurotrash

Ah, oui!

C'est si bon
C'est si bon
Mmm
Yes, I like it.
Ah oui, c'est si bon
C'est si bon

Oh, yes!

Do you like it, too?
I do

Ah, tu est belle

Like this?

Oui. Tu est bonne

If you want change
Then take a stance
If you want freedom
Don't wear underpants
But listen
If you want peace
Then come
Stroke my olive branch
And we'll sing a song
Together
One time
Forever
Two time

Ah!

You know, I am very famous in France
Yes, yes, yes

Can I have your autograph?

Oui, hold if firmly.

Oh yes!

Oh, I like, when you lick it.

Lick what?

C'est si bon
C'est si bon
Oh, yes!
Do you like it, too?
I do.

It's strange
It looks like you have a moustache
Ja
You have such a deep voice
Ja
Hup!
Ah, oui.
Oh, why not...

It's fabulous.

I've never done this before, and I do feel slightly naughty, but if you want to hear the track, click here. In an attempt to redeem myself, I feel I should say that if you really like it, buy the album. It's called Sing A Song For Eurotrash and was released in 1998 through EMI/Channel4/Rapido TV!

7 comments:

RIC said...

Thank you, Roy, for the terrific laughs I've just had. You are great, man! I'm into Eurovision Song Contest very much myself too, since I was a kid. The first hit I could somehow mumble along was «Puppet on a string» (Gosh, I guess I shouldn't confess to my age so lightly in public... I don't care though).
For me, one of the best songs ever won in... 1970! Danna from Ireland with «All Kinds of Everything»! I still sing it (to myself, of course) from time to time.
Keep the spirit, man!!! :-)

Minge said...

I adore those two as well. Sinéad O'Conner does a great cover of All kinds of everything. My Mum asked a local radio DJ to play Puppet on a string for me on the radio when it was my tenth birthday. It was fabulous.

Did you download the song?

RIC said...

... Yes, I did, Minge. Now I know you like that name better, so I'll go back to it.
It would be herculean to track all the nice songs of Eurovision... I've some notes about it, not many. Just ask, if you want, I'll help, if I can.

Minge said...

Tell, tell, tell!

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