>Thursday Jukebox Remembers Good Comedy Entries…

>…in Eurovision, naturally.

Before the days of Verka Seduchka, Dustin the Turkey, Rodolfo, Silvia Night, and LT United, there were indeed comedy entries at Eurovision, and some of them even won.

Example #1: France Gall insults herself musically in 1965.

Note the lyrics written by Serge Gainsbourg.

Example #2: It may not have been lyrically a comedy entry, but it certainly was one visually and intentionally so.

Example #3: I’d say Mouth & MacNeal (3rd place in 1974) were a comedy entry in the same vein.

Example #4: The UK’s oddly-prescient entry from 1977 that took 2nd place to Marie Myriam’s ode to birds.

Example #5: Back in 1998, Guildo Horn tells us that he loves us…whether we like it or not.

Example #6: Stefan Raab speaks gibberish and gets 5th.

Example #7: Here’s one that’s on the fence, but I think Sandra & Andres were going for jokes back in 1972, and scored an impressive 4th placing.

Bonus: Here’s a red herring. Paul Oscar’s 1997 entry was not a comedy entry, but just one for shock value, possibly meant to illustrate the world-weariness in the lyrics. Sheila E.’s The Glamourous Life was in the same vein.

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4 comments

  1. Anonymous · January 29, 2009

    >hmm. i dunno. it doesn’t seem like many of these artists are in on the joke… which begs the question of whether we’re laughing with them or at them.

  2. Anonymous · January 29, 2009

    >hmm. i dunno. it doesn’t seem like many of these artists are in on the joke… which begs the question of whether we’re laughing with them or at them.

  3. Hikaru · January 29, 2009

    >Poor France Gall wasn’t in on the joke, and refuses to sing the song to this day.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/France_Gall#Eurovision

  4. Hikaru · January 29, 2009

    >Poor France Gall wasn’t in on the joke, and refuses to sing the song to this day.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/France_Gall#Eurovision

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