10 January – Asking for a simple happy life

Here's another trailblazer. In other words, this person sang the first ever song for this country. But she's blazed such a trail, no-one has ever dared follow her.

I know of a lot of people that have a sneaky little love for this song by today's birthday girl سميرة سعيد/Samira Bensaïd. It might have been the best song in 1980. Unfortunately, only the Italians had this in their top 10, so this scored seven points. I've always said the Italians have good taste. If this song was in a 21st Century contest, I hope it would do so much better.

Samira is 60 today.

عيد ميلاد سعيد، سميرة!