RUFFUS – “Eighties Comin’ Back”
Letter perfect Steely-Dan-in-chart-po(m)p-mode, made all the more outrageously decadent and out of place this year by the indescipherable (English) lyrics which remain opaque even after a dozen listens. Estonia’s 2003 Eurovision entry and it sounds like it: they don’t make ’em like this anymore, because they never really made ’em like this in the first place. And another great single this year that reminds me worryingly of David Gray. (And another from Tom, the year’s most consistent selector.)