4 January – laughter is a reason for a song

For every Eurovision song there will be a fan of it. You name it, they will pick out the good points of every song. But it’s just possible that some aren’t really songs, more like cries for help.

So it’s with pleasure that we present today’s little gem from 1980. Yes, they had contests that long ago. It’s from birthday boy Vesa-Matti Loiri, and has the dubious distinction of being only song ever beaten by one from Morocco. Maybe it’s because of his live flute-playing that they eventually went for backing tracks.

Vesa-Matti is 77 today.

Hyvää syntymäpäivää, Vesa-Matti!