Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Get on down to funkytown


Another media event that passed me by whilst freezing on a hilltop last weekend was the Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Turin on Saturday. A friend mentioned that I had missed out on a treat, particularly in the selection of 70s/80s disco tracks played as each national team entered the stadium.

The playlist included

Mongolia - Video Killed the Radio Star
Serbia and Montenegro - YMCA
Hungary - Disco Inferno
Macedonia - Hot Stuff
Ethiopia - Bad Girls
Iran - Funkytown

Funkytown!?

Would that be this Funkytown

Gotta make a move to a
Town that's right for me
Town to keep me movin'
Keep me groovin' with some energy

Well, I talk about it
Talk about it
Talk about it
Talk about it
Talk about, Talk about
Talk about movin

...

Won't you take me to
Funkytown

Sheer unadulterated genius. An estimated global audience of two billion people got to see that whilst I was sitting in a Youth Hostel eating cold chips next to a group of middle-aged cyclists playing Scrabble. It also happened to be my birthday.

Life takes some cruel twists sometimes.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about 'Oops I've done it again' for the USA?...er, I'll get me coat

andy

Stef said...

Nice guess - I believe the correct answer to be Daddy Cool

Daniel said...

Its a funky week!

Emil said...

Apparently Denmark strolled in to 'Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood'.........

That was on 'This Week on BBC1 tonight. I don't know if it was a pisstake or what....

Stef said...

@emil - I think Andrew Neil was repeating a joke from the Daily Show the night before...