Sunday, 14 September 2008

Leslie Phillips eat your heart out

If you enjoyed the none-more-seventies Europop of Trinity's 002-345-709 that we featured a few weeks ago, the chances are you'll also lurve today's track. (if you're really old you might even remember it - assuming Alzheimer's hasn't set in by now.) Dutch combo Teach-In swept all before them at the 1975 Eurovision Song Contest with the bonkers-but-brilliant Ding-a-Dong. The formula was simple: attractive female singer belts out world's catchiest tune backed by sinister-looking bunch of hirsute blokes. How could they possibly fail?

This was actually the last occasion that the Netherlands triumphed in Eurovision, which kind of puts into perspective the UK's current (and possibly terminal) 11-year wait for another winner after Katrina & The Waves - fronted, naturally, by the American Katrina Leskanich - won it for us in '97.

Anyway, I digress. Here be Teach-In!

Teach-In - Ding-a-Dong mp3

Even better is the original Dutch-language version, Dinge-Dong, which the band performed at that year's Dutch National Song Contest ahead of Eurovision proper. Best. lyrics. ever!

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