Welcome to the last Eurosunday ranking post of 2007. I want to thank all the readers who have read and commented on my posts these past few months. Here are my top 5 songs.5. SpainD’Nash – “I Love You Mi Vida”Reaction:
This wasn't my favorite potential Spanish song, but it's still a great song. The guitar throughout the song makes the whole thing danceable, not just the chorus. The lyrics are also interesting, even though I can only understand about half of them.Best Part:
5/54. CyprusEvridiki– “Comme Ci Comme Ca”Reaction:
Funny that this song has the same draw in the semi as the song that was in this position last year. This is a very cool electro/rock song. Evridiki sings it with an appropriate mix of boredom and anger that makes the message of the song clear.Best Part:
5/53. SwedenThe Ark– “The Worrying Kind”Reaction:
I know it’s an unpopular opinion on the pop side of music blogs, but I have grown to love this song. It’s probably a bad thing, but I relate to the lyrics of this song way too much. If loving a song for its lyrics alone is an indie/emo thing to do, don’t fear, because I also love the music. It sounds kind of like “Love Knows (Where My Rosemary Grows)” meets “Waterloo”, which doesn’t sound appealing on paper because I strongly dislike the first song, but turns out to be great. This song also made me give a second listen to the Ark’s other song and turned me into a fan of theirs (I bought their new CD, loved it, and recommended it to my friends). Surely the most fun song about anxiety disorders ever.Best Part: Rating:
5/52. SerbiaMarija Serifovic– “Molitva”Reaction:
First, I have something I want to say, and that is that the negatice comments across the interwebs about Marija's appearance seem a little misogynist to me. There are a few male performers this year who are, in my opinion, very unattractive, but you don't hear anyone talking about them, do you?
Now that that's out of the way, this is a beautiful ballad, and my favorite Eurovision ballad since "Angel" in 2005. It is intense and dramatic at some parts and gentle at others. Marija sings the song well and has a great vocal range. Best Part:
The long note towards the endRating:
5/51. BelarusKoldun– “Work Your Magic”Reaction:
If you haven’t heard, I am a big geek. It’s basically “Never Let You Go, Part 2” and with any other lyrics would have also gotten a 4/5. But I gave it that extra point because it’s about magic, and I am a loser who thinks magic is cool. Partly because of this, and because of the James Bond style intro, the song is ridiculously cheesy and over-the-top, and I love it. Best Belarusian entry ever (yes, even better than “Love Me Tonight”), and my top entry of the year.Best Part:
: “I am able and I’m willing, yes I’m willing” This is the best part of any song this yearRating:
This week, I'm going to also have some other, more fun, Eurovision Top 5 lists, as well as reviewing the semifinal and the final (which I didn't do last year, so severe was my shock at Anzej doing poorly) so keep checking back every day.