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May 05

Get Your Stereotypes Here

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Eurovision Day 2. Nowadays the Key Facts everyone knows about the contest is that it’s enjoyed by gay people and it’s a fit-up. In more innocent times what people knew about Eurovision is that it was always won by songs with nonsense titles like “Ding A Dong”. This was a slight misconception but the likes of “Diggi Loo Diggi Ley” by Sweden’s Herreys were welcome and cheap fodder for UK wits. Actually “Diggi Loo” is the last nonsense-title to win it (and for all I know does mean something in Sweden): now ersatz world music has replaced joyful babytalk as the international language of pop and this stands as the end of a proud tradition.

Herreys – Diggi Loo Diggi Ley

There’s no harm in it really. Meanwhile here’s a picture of Herreys:

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