A Song For Europe 1987 Rewatch (15/08 23.30 BST)

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Starting. There is going to be Wogan in this. There's no way to avoid it.
 

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That parting is inching ever earwards, Terry.
 

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The sound isn't great, is it? That's fortunate.
 

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The first two minutes of this video were watchable but Wogan seems to be departing ever further under the sea.
 

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I don't think I knew that Rikki was a guy. Because why would you.
 

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Anyone happy to use the name 'Rikki' deserves universal scorn.
 

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He says 'experienced songwriters and musicians' like it's an apology.
 

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I have several questions about the internal consistency of running from the lion within.
 

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It's like if Brian May had decided to abandon being a musician and take up a career spaying cats.
 

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A song featuring Jimmy Savile playing the mouth organ is now comfortably in the top half. I may be developing Stockholm syndrome.
 

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I would not have expected a song called 'Too Hot To Handle' to be a doo-wap ballad. Just goes to show.
 

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Apparently the songwriter of this also wrote Japanese Boy and a few hits for Shakin Stevens, including Merry Christmas Everyone.
 

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Apparently the songwriter of this also wrote Japanese Boy and a few hits for Shakin Stevens, including Merry Christmas Everyone.
It's not like he would get much from the royalties for 'Too Hot To Handle'.
 

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Oh, what fresh hell is this? I think I might be becoming racist just on account of this song.
 

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I don't think it's unreasonable to say that Ian Prince should definitely go back to where he came from.
 

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This really is the worst selection I've ever heard. I'd hoped there may have been a miscarriage of justice, but seemingly not.
 

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It really is. I'm going to finish it, just so that if anyone ever suggests watching it in the future, I can say, "no, it's fucking shit" with sufficient enthusiasm.
 

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Wogan was clearly awful, but you have admire his professionalism when faced with this crap.
 

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I guess this is tolerable if you like painfully eighties synths and a singer who looks and sounds like Grace Jones after an acid attack.
 

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In fact, in a different context I could quite enjoy it.
 

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'When you've heard all ten songs, we'll take a reflective pause'.

I bet the Samaritans were busy that night
 

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Now we have a man whose sole reason for existence was to show Michael Bolton what not to do.
 

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Heavy Pettin'

Do we really need to listen to this?
 

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