Random Music Moments #62

Ah mum and I fought about this song.  It’s one of the most beautiful voices that year, but still, I thought there were better acts, and yet, prove me wrong, mum beat me.  This came second.  From Yohanna for Iceland in 2009, a beautiful ballad called, Is It True.  Enjoy!

Random Music Moment #61

This act is an ingenious example of the diversity of acceptability that Eurovision has! Even with the many many English lyrics floating around with winners and runner ups, mostly, though not factual based – so far from my impression, sung in English.  Even if they’re lyrics reflect culture, still, English.  But this act can second, sung almost completely in Russian, with the exception of the repetitive parts like “Party for everybody, dance” and “come on and dance”.  Fair enough seeing as in Europe, the English language is like a lingua franca that everyone has some knowledge (maybe) of, since after all Europe is like a a clutter of many diverse languages.  So every can join in and the party goes wild! Lol.

But seriously.  Even if I don’t understand it, or think it’s strange that there are six old ladies standing on the Eurovision stage, it doesn’t make it any less enjoyable.  It’s just another fun act that’s not a ballad, or a pop song, or rock, but enjoyable in the whole-I-could-sit-here and watch.  It is very different which makes it interesting to watch.  If you’re interested in the lyrics and translation, click HERE

So please enjoy today’s RMM Party For Everybody Sung By The Buranovskiye Babushki

Random Music Moment #60

This was actually one of my favourites last year.  I was so disappointed that they weren’t voted higher.  Well I suppose I didn’t quite like the stage performance as much as the video clip, but I liked the song.  And see!  She does a mini dance routine in the middle.  Well, what can I say, I guess all stage performances are ten times better with a mini dance routine.

Usually every year I go for Turkey and Cyprus.  Normally I don’t like Cyprus’s acts, but Turkey’s, yes.  Except last year I really did like Cyprus’s song.  I thought it was cool that it was like a fairytale!  But sadly, Ivi Adamou only came 16th.

I guess my favourite part of the song is the chorus, where her voice just soars.  And then I get into the mood of the song, get caught by all the “lala lalalalala…” and then it’s stuck in my head.  But I don’t complain because it’s CATCHY !!!  Now if it wasn’t catchy and just plain annoying with some kind of rhythm that I don’t like or tone that grates on my ears then I would have been annoyed, but nope! This isn’t like that at all.  But still, lyrics!

Oh oh oh, I feel the energy between you and me, baby it’s so right
Oh oh oh, I feel the energy just taking over me, over me

How I’ve been waiting for this
Lala lalalalalala lalalalalalala love
Oh I’ve been waiting for this
Lala lalalalalala lalalalalalala love

Full Lyrics HERE

And the stage performance:

 

Have I mentioned that I think the MV was better?

Random Music Moment #59

Watching all these Eurovision acts are really nostalgic.  My memories accompanying them are vague, but the performances are memorable.  This one though is both memorable for the act and for the memory.  I remember this song, particularly, because my friend, who also watches, and is absolutely crazy about Eurovision had the lyrics stuck in her head, so for weeks on end after Eurovision we were singing in throughout the school corridors, breaking out whenever we felt like it.  It was fun.  Memorable, and just a secret (sort of) between her and I.  I think the chorus is so unreasonable catchy since it made me sing out loud when clearly, for those who know me best, I’m not really a sing out loud kind of person.  Plus this is a pop song, something which I don’t really listen to any more.  It’s funny, I’m more into rock or alternative rock these days, yet anything Eurovision, I’ll listen to.  Weird? Geezzz I feel like I’m stereotyping or being musically discriminating.  But it’s true.  I don’t mind the music that comes out of Eurovision, usually there are interesting reasons behind why they’re chosen or why they’re popular.  I especially love some of the winners in the past decade.  Some though, I can’t quite get my head around why they won.

Anyway!  Today’s Random Music Moment is from the 2008 Eurovision.  Greece, like Turkey, I think has a lot of well, good, catchy songs, that generally tend to get into the top ten.  This act, came third, and though it’s just another pop song, I really enjoyed the performance.  Oh yes, since it’s from a Mediterranean country, I’ve noticed, especially in pop songs, the singers tend to break into a mini dance routine in them middle of the song.  Of course, I have no proof, but I have seen it twice (once in Hadise‘s entrance and the other Cyprus’s act in 2012 – which I have yet to blog about!) so far that I can remember, it makes me curious!  Maybe I should go back and find out if there are more? (Now I’m starting to feel like I’m stereotyping, how about I just move on? lol)

Lol it’s like the acts that are solely focussing on the singer and their instrument, the singer in a massive and extremely beautiful belting out a touching ballad, and those that are active, and fun! (Like Jedward)

Kalomira has the kind of voice that generally, annoys me, yet she sings the song well.  Her stage performance is good, and though the camera angles sometimes annoy me, I did overall, enjoy the performance!  So enjoy!  Today’s RMM is Secret Combination by Kalomira:

 

 

Random Music Moment #58

In the lead up to Eurosvision 2013 (still so bloody excited!) I have another song for you from Bosnia and Herzegovina.  This one was their act in 2009.  If I look at the percentage of the songs sung in English compared to the percentage of songs sung in the mother tongues of the countries that perform, I can probably safely say, compared to maybe twenty or thirty years ago, there are more English sung songs compared to songs sung in the mother tongue.  I feel that it’s quite sad yet at the same time, I think it’s great.  It’s sad because it feels like less diversity, yet it’s great, as a student studying English as an International language, I get to see all kinds of varieties of Englishes.

I’ll put the lyrics here: But click the link for the full lyrics in Bosnian and English:

Bosnian:

Pitao sam neke ljude u mome kraju
gdje mi duša stanuje
Jednu tajnu za mene
kažu kriješ draga
Pitao sam da mi vrate
ono vrijeme, dane, sate,
proljeće
na ljubav miriše
Tako kažu

English Translation:

I’ve asked some people in my neighborhood
where does my soul live
One secret for me
they say you’re keeping, my dear
I’ve asked them to give me back
the time, days, hours,
There’s love scent
in the Spring
they say

Click for full Lyrics HERE

Random Music Moment #57

Oh this one.  I remember this one.  The mirrors, the skimpy pretty dress.  I really loved listening to this.  It’s hard to forget, yet somehow I managed to!  There was something addictive about this song.  I mean, I didn’t mind the singing much, the stage performance was very interesting, but I think the lyrics caught me.  Geezz these days I feel like I’m listening more and more to the lyrics of songs.  I wonder why?  Maybe I’m appreciating music more?

Anyway, lyrics:

You’ve been my superstar 
But it’s not what you are 
You’ve been my super hero

Since I’ve lived in your shade 
Every step that I made 
Brought me nothing but zero 

But I’m staying alive 
And now I’m changin’ my life 
With a burning desire

No one knows who I am 
But I don’t give a damn 
Gonna set you on fire 

Shady lady – I’m gonna strike like thunder 
Are you ready? I wanna make you wonder 
Rollin’ steady – I’m gonna make you shiver 
My heart is burning

Lyrics HERE

AND the Eurovision entry! Enjoy! Shady Lady By Ani Lorak

Random Music Moment #56

I feel this is a pretty generic pop song, the vocals are very soft, very ordinary, but still, not bad for a Big 5 song, considering they don’t have to go through the semis.  Lol it’s very catchy though!

Have a listen:  Today’s RMM Miss Kiss Miss Bang By Alex Christensen and Oscar Loya or Alex Swings Oscar Sings.

Random Music Moment #55

Can you feel the rhythm in my heart
the beats going Düm Tek Tek
always out it like there’s no limit
feels like there’s no way back
can you feel the rhythm in my heart
the beats going Düm Tek Tek
always out it like there’s no  limit
feels like there’s no way back

Full Lyrics HERE

I can’t believe I’m only posting about this now!  I remember and loved this song for it’s catchiness.  And it’s one of the reasons why I say Turkey has some of the greatest songs in the competition.  But it really, really, really sucks that Turkey isn’t in it this year.  I think I heard a rumour that Hadise was ssick during this performance.  If so!  Then don’t mind do much if she doesn’t sound good.

I love this particular performance however, I love the red dresses, and I think Hadise is beautiful, plus the music is catchy haha.  Well, please enjoy!  ANother, Lead-Up-To-Eurovision-Random Music Moment!!!  Today is Düm Tek Tek By Hadise.

 

Random Music Moment #54

This was great.  It totally deserved its place, but also I reckon it could have even won!  There was just something hot and fiery about this song, about the lyrics, about the performance.  There were some big vocals and well, it has to be watched to understood!

What’s to say, the lyrics are catchy, repetitive but catchy!  The stage performance, oh my god! Awesome, seriously, check it out below, it’s fabulous!  What else can I say?

You and me, can’t you see,
we’re playing with fire
Tell me now,
do you feel this burning desire?
Don’t stop, make it rock,
it’s taking us higher
Could it be just a dream?
Are you running away?

Lyrics HERE

Let me introduce today’s Random Music Moment and the next installment of the Lead-Up-To-Eurovision-Music-Moments, Playing With Fire By Ovi and Paula Seling 

Random Music Moment #53

Well yesterday I posted about last year’s Jedward entrance to Eurovision, today is 2011’s entrance.

Lyrics: Check!

You say you’re on it but you just don’t know
You’re spending money like you’re on death row
You must have been mis-educated
By all the guys that you dated
You think I’ll take the bait but I don’t think so

Ohhhh
Am I headed for a car crash?
Ohhhh
I’m just about to meet my match, she takes the
Ohhhh
I’m about to fall in head first
Sisters let me tell you how it works

Full Lyrics HERE

Lyrics: Awesome!

Music: Catchy

Costume: Whacky! Lol but in a positive way (as opposed to the newsreader who once introduced a news story on Eurovision on the day of the final as something weird and whacky – such a negative image, why?! Eurovision is awesome!)

Performance: RED HOT FABULOUS hahaha well enjoy today’s Random Music Moment!  I present, the 2011 entrant act …. Lipstick by Jedward

Random Music Moment #52

This artist was in Eurovision the year before, and I agree their song was pretty interesting and energetic so I’m not surprised that Ireland did better than usual.  And though I liked their song last year, it seems Europe liked the song from the year before much better!  I can’t really judged them much on vocals and whatnot, but I don’t think they sing too bad.  I love the whole twin act (awesome!) and their costumes! Well they always seem to be interesting!

What I loved the most about this song was the lyrics:

Floodgates, can’t wait
Here she comes, shut ‘em fast
Better shut ‘em fast
Too late, swept away
Feel the rush after the fact

Coming up beneath me
Never been in love so deeply before

I am close to the waterline
I thought that I’d been over my head for the last time
I’m so close to the waterline
And the way I’m loving her now
I know this is bound to go down as the big one
Lyrics from HERE

I did enjoy this song, but I agree, compared to the one from the year before, it does seem a bit plain lolol.  But yet I still have a copy of this one over the other (I’ll probably post the other one tomorrow!)

Please enjoy another lead up song to this year’s Eurovision, today’s Random Music Moment: Waterline by Jedward

Random Music Moment #50

This is one of my favourite Georgia entries for Eurovision over the last few years (forgive me, my memory of my earlier days watching Eurovision is a little fuzzy).  I really enjoyed this one and I had a very good thing this would make the top ten!  It has that powerful voice of the vocalist, a mixture of rock and rap, and it’s just filled with the best of, well, anything that’ll catch my attention! Haha.  Oh yes, and the lyrics, I love the lyrics. Sample ! :

 

I wanna give in to fire, uncover vicious desire
Abandon painful denial, find pretty reason to stay
One more forbidden sensation
One more emotional flare
Down with the fake hesitation,
Hell yeah, I’m ready to pay

Pay for the hopeless despair
Gonna live one more day of my fate

For full lyrics go HERE

Loved it! Today’s Random Music Moment: One More Day By Eldrine

 

Random Music Moment #48

Now I really loved this song, to be honest, Azerbaijan is pretty good at bringing out pop artists singing pop songs for their entries into Eurovision.  And most of the time I like their voices, and I like their songs, but there are always songs that are just a bit better than theirs (though generally I’d expect them to be in the top 5), that is until they won in 2011.  Today’s RMM is not that winning song. Unfortunately I won’t be posting about that one until it’s closer, looking at the date now, I still just over a month haha (clearly I am very enthusiastic :P).

Today’s song didn’t catch me because of its lyrics.  Though the lyrics are good, and it’s definitely a set I’d listen to:

These last three weeks past and we’ve barely talked
I think I know, and it’s breaking my heart
Am I in or am I out?

Can I love you forever through this?
Can I trust in you forever through this?
I don’t know how to stop, how to stop
These teardrops aha 
That drip drop drip drop
(And) drip drop drip drop
Oh.. Oh…

Tell me where have you been?
Why are you late?
You smell like lipstick again
Come on, answer my question!
Say something.
Why are you acting out?
Oh, say it’s in my head…

Full lyrics can be found HERE

But I guess it was her performance and well, when she began performing in the semi, the SBS commentators – who I absolutely love, because they do an awesome job – said that she did not know much English at all, just the lyrics of her song (well I’m pretty sure that’s what they said).  And if you listen, you can understand my shock.  She does an unbelievably fabulous job and well I just loved the song.  Haha.

So enjoy today’s Random Music Moment: Drip Drop By Safura

Random Music Moment #47

Another Eurovision favourite~! And I’ve begun to realise something…so far most of them are from the 2010 Olso Eurovision.  But I have to say, that was one of my favourite years.  There were just some many songs I really liked and this one is no exception! (Just wait though, I will try and post songs from other years too, I just haven’t run out of 2010 yet :P)

Today’s RMM is, in my opinion, a very culturally embedded song, even though it is in English!  I love how the is song really does do English as an International language, justice.  It’s a song sung English, using the English language yet, ultimately the purpose was not so that westerners could understand but as a lingua franca of Europe, it is a language than many could possible have in common particularly in this day in age! (Fascinating hahaha!)

Apricot stone,
Hidden in my hand
Given back to me
From the motherland
Apricot stone,
I will drop it down
In the frozen ground
I’ll just let it make its round”

The rest of the lyrics: HERE

Well, I like the lyrics, I’ve heard them called strange, but I don’t think they’re that strange, just interesting? Lol, well I hope you enjoy!

Here is today’s Random Music Moment : Apricot Stone By Eva Rivas

Random Music Moment #46

And the road to Eurovision Random Music Moments continue…I am seriously fascinated, curious and partly disappointed at the fact that a large majority of Eurovision songs are sung in English.   I love the songs sung in English, but it has always occurred to me that most of time, I don’t quite understand the content, and that’s because it’s pretty culturally embedded.  You’ll probably see in a few days when I post up some more RMM’s!

This particular song reflects her views on the environment and I think it’s a great song!  She came tenth into the 2010 Eurovision.  Loved it.

Today’s RMM is Sweet People By Alyosha

 

 

Random Music Moment #45

Another favourite for the Eurovision-is-around-the-corner RMM posts!  This one was from Turkey.  I actually saw clippings of this performance in the MX one the Friday, I think I screamed especially when I saw the extent of the act.  Hello is that a grinder?  Or whatever that sparkling piece of machinery is called?  It’s awesome, literally, nothing can beat it.  And then we have the song.  I love it’s title, and the lyrics, well they certainly did catch my attention haha.

I can see it in your eyes
It doesn’t count as a surprise
I see you dancing like a star
No matter how different we are

For all this time I’ve been loving you
Don’t even know your name

For just one night, we could be the same
No matter what they say

And I feel I’m turning the page
And I feel the world is a stage
Lyrics from HERE

Yep, I liked the lyrics.  And the song.  And the metal grinder.  And then well, let’s go back to the song haha.  Turkey is always one of my favourites in the competition, and it sucks that they’re not entering this year! I don’t know why yet, but I have a feeling it’s either money-wise or politcal-wise.  So that’s a bummer!

Anyway I still have this —> Today’s Random Music Moment is We Could Be The Same By maNga

Random Music Moment #44

“One to hundred
multiplied by you
it all looks great
it all looks good”

Lyrics – HERE

Today is the 10th of April.  It is just over a month until Eurovision!  Yay! So clearly, I’m excited!  And when it’s Eurovision time, I just cannot help going back and listening to my old favourites from Eurovision.  You know, everyone always looks at me weird when I say I watch Eurovision.  I guess it’s because I’m in Australia and people have better things to do than to watch a (possibly) rigged – not that I think it is, but there are so many political ties connected to it that sometimes you just can’t help but roll your eyes because you know Greece is going to give Cyprus ten points and Croatia will give Serbia ten points lol- and it has possibly the wackiest costumes and all the above that the Australian media just love to pick on!  Which I SWEAR pisses me off sometimes.  But! I refuse to be swayed.  I LOVE Eurovision and I absolutely don’t care if people think all of the previously mentioned.

While I do agree not all the singers are great on Eurovision, there are some great songs and performances.  Some of them are really worth listening to and not all of them are the winners or within the top ten.  Except, I’m pretty sure this song made to the top ten.  Because I love the lyrics and I think the melody is beautiful, I give to you today’s (errr more like tonight’s) Random Music Moment…Love In Rewind By Dino Merlin (They came 6th for Bosnia & Herzegovina in 2011).

Random Music Moment #20

Now I know, just know it’s still a while away.  But I can’t help it.  I’m psyching myself up for 2013’s Eurovision Song Contest.  I am a massive fan.  I just love it.  Seeing this other side of the world and listening to their music.  Though some of it is pretty much like western music and there are theories related to the fact that voting is political and all.  But I’m Australian and as harsh as it is, I don’t really care.  I’m in it to experience it.  I want to hear the music, watch the performances and pick out the interesting most affecting ones.

Today’s RMM is actually is Estonian. I can’t understand a word, but whenever I listen to it, I love the rolling r sounds and the fact that I hear words in another language and yeettt somehow I compare it to english words adn thus end up making up my own lyrics (sorry!).  But still, I really love this performance, and I’m not surprise it came 6th.

Let Me Present:  Randajad By Urban Symphony Enjoy!!!!

 

Random Music Moment #12

Yay !  Eurovision is around the corner – uh – a really wide, nearly unending corner and I’m reminiscing over the past.  I love Eurovision so it was bound to happen that I decided to write a RMM post on a Eurovision song!

What I love the most about this, is not the music video, because it’s not the mv that I’m posting up here, it’s the live performance at the 2011 Eurovision in Dusseldorf Germany.

Firstly, Mika Newton looks gorgeous in her dress!

Secondly, love the song.

Thirdly, the amazing sand artist who accompanies her is magnificient.

I loved this entire performance, hope you enjoy it too!

Today’s RMM is “Angel” by Mika Newton.