Showing posts with label Riva. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Riva. Show all posts

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Rock me - Riva

I wouldn't be surprised if this song was responsible for the war in Yugoslavia that would break out a couple of years later. It must rank as one of the worst winners in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Riva, a group of five fronted by singer Emilija Kokić debuted on Zagrebfest in 1988. They performed their song 'Rock me' in Serbo-Croatian as the last act on the 1989 Eurovision Song Contest. When they unexpectedly won the Contest, BBC TV commentator Terry Wogan described it as 'the death knell' for the Contest. The group parted ways in 1991 after being unable to build on their sudden success with this unlistenable song.

My collection: 7" single no. 3599
Found: Record fair, Rijswijk, March 14, 2009
Cost: 0,5 euro
Tracks: 'Rock me baby (Original version)' / 'Rock me baby (English version)'

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