Saturday, 23 January 2010

Life was made for living - Dollie de Luxe

Eurovision entries by Scandinavian countries have regularly had a certain Abba-esque quality to them. The duo Dollie de Luxe represented Norway in the 1984 Eurovision Song Contest with 'Lenge leve livet', a great example of this fact.

The song is a modern ballad, with the duo singing the praises of life. They explain that it makes sense to live to the full, because nobody knows for sure what the future may bring. The song finished 17th in a field of 19 competitors. For the single, the English version was promoted to the A-side, which is probably a wise choice. The limited vocal qualities of the duo meant that the single didn't chart outside of Scandinavia.

My collection: 7" single no. 4388
Found: Second Life Music, Amsterdam, December 30, 2009
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Life was made for living' / 'Lenge leve livet'

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