Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The 2009-50: No. 39 - The negative move, it's killin' the groove

"We Don't Wanna Put In" - Stefane & 3G.

And now, "a bit of politics" as Ben Elton used to say, back in the day. In 2009 Georgia decided to submit a rather fab, disco-tastic 70s style groovy tune as its entry to the Eurovision Song Contest. So far so good, a song I actually liked in what was a generally poor year.

And then it was gone. The Georgians claimed that Russia (hosts of the 2009 contest) asked them to change the the lyrics of the song. Georgia refused, then just as the EBU was about to throw the rule book at them (no politics or any of that kind of stuff allowed. Yeah right.), Georgia withdrew from the contest, denying the people of Europe the chance to boogie on down to this fab song.

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