20 September – They don’t want advice about how to be happy

In view most humble of views, today’s song is a classic. An absolute classic. I don’t mind admitting I wept when I first heard it, and it still gets to me some 25 years later. In its contest, it only finished fourth, but it was behind three songs in English when we had no free language rule. Praise enough. But who sings it?

Today’s late great birthday girl Domenica Berté, better known to us as Mia Martini had already performed 15 years earlier in sunny London. She’d onl finished a lowly 13th out of 18. Not undaunted, she came back in Malmö and only finished fourth. Today’s song is perhaps the better remembered of her two attempts. Enjoy this masterpiece.

Mia would have been 70 today.