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Friday, April 27, 2012

Song of the Day: Norway 1992

Some songs just have everything against themselves, and one of them fell over poor sympathetic Merethe Trøan in the 1992 Norweigan final.

It really is a strange creation of a song, and it had the indecency of beating the two red hot favourites in the national heat, supposed to be a two horse race between Tor Endresen and Wenche Myhre.

It is really badly constructed, it has a clumsly verse that just goes on and on and on forever before the chorus comes into the picture.

It also has a really lamentable set of lyrics that are not only cliché-ridden on the verge of self-destruction but also dances in an off-beat fashion that gets in the way of the melody.

All of this delivered in such a good mood and with the widest smiles around.

It all should be unbearable, horrible and detestable, but somehow Merethe makes the whole thing work. I don't know how she does it, but she does and she deserves some kind of medal for it. All of these flaws and yet I am not bored once throughout three minutes. Well done.

Merethe Trøan - Visjoner (Norway 1992)

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