Brian’s Mixtape | Worldly

Eurovision Song Contest logo 2012

Dear readers,

As you know, I am not generally the sort of owl to indulge in frivolities of a plebeian level. Television broadcasts such as The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent only serve, in my opinion, to prove Britain’s mass delusion as to their “talent”. I must admit, however, that I cannot help but to aspire to Simon Cowell’s level of unashamed superiority.

It may come as somewhat of a surprise, therefore, to learn that I find the Eurovision Song Contest to be a creation of unrivalled joy. From the representation of each nation’s culture and taste to the blatantly biased point scoring, each minute involves more entertaining viewing than an entire hour and a half of The Voice. To celebrate Saturday’s competition, I have gathered some songs which loosely represent some of the wonderful countries to be found beyond our fair isle.

Yours xenophilially,

Brian

 

Listen to Brian’s Worldly playlist on Spotify

Camera Obscura – Let’s Get Out Of This Country
Vampire Weekend – Holiday
Rosemary Clooney – Botch-A-Me
Miriam Makeba – Pata Pata
The Bees – A Minha Menina
The Very Best – Warm Heart Of Africa
Princeton – Florida
Pink Martini – Sympathique
Irene Grandi – Sono come tu mi vuoi
Andrew Bird – Danse Carribe
Local Natives – World News
Simon & Garfunkel – El Condor Pasa (If I Could)
The Beach Boys – Kokomo
Enya – Orinoco Flow

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