Monday, December 08, 2008

2008-50: No. 14 - Look away, they try to find the milky way

"Divine" - Sebastien Tellier.

Into the final week of my chart - yes I've finally caught up! - with a song which has just grown in stature over this year.

In the predictable landscape of the Eurovision Song Contest, France did something daring and different this year and selected Sebastien Tellier's "Divine": the least Eurovision-y song you are ever likely to hear. It became one of my most played songs of the year on the iPod, it's such a likeable feelgood song with its Beach Boys-type harmonising.

But that wasn't the end of it. This song then turned up as background music in various TV shows, and is now featuring in the latest Renault Megane advert, which has given the song yet another new lease of life. And as I type this, that ad has just come on TV!!

1 comment:

Brian Barker said...

The encroachment of English, in the European Song Contest increases year by year.

I comment, as a native English speaker.

Perhaps the time has come to break the habit of "English language imperialism", in the Eurovision Song Contest, and use a song, sung in Esperanto instead!

This is a serious suggestion, as you can see from the Esperanto music which is already available at or at

There's even cheesy Esperanto music available! See