Song of the Day – We all have Eurovision songs that we love and listen to regularly. But then there are songs we might only remember because someone posts a link on Facebook or a Forum. In between our rankings we will shuffle through Eurovision history and present a random song each day to bring back memories and give you the chance to discuss songs and years during the “Eurovision drought”. Our song of the day today is the Danish entry of 1980.
contributed by our new writer Hendrick:
Bamses Venner (Teddy Bear friends) was a Danish musical group with Flemming Jørgensen, (leadvocals and bass) Morgens Balle (organ and piano) Bjarne Green (guitar) and Arne Østergaard(drums) They peformed since 1973 and in 1980 they were chosen to represent their country on the Eurovision Songcontest in Den Hague with the song Tænker Altid På Dig ( Always thinking of you)
Danish national final Dansk Melodi Grandprix was held on 29 march in the Falkoner Centrum in Copenhagen. Twelve songs competed and Bambes Venner won the contest with a total of 84 points, 7 points more than the number 2 Henning Villen and Birthe Kjaer. ( Danmark 1989) The points were given by a jury of 11 members who were live on the show. They gave between 1 and 9 points for every song right after the song was performed.
Tænker Alltid På Dig is about the end of a good friendship. It is about going your own ways but never leave each other because you are always thinking of them and they lead you on the way. It is also a song about traveling or never find a home. But in the end an enduring friendship even when you don’t see each other for a long time is what counts. Bamses Venner performed their song with Flemming in front with the bass wearing a blue suite and the other members behind playing the keyboard, guitar and a headless tambourine. The song has not been remembered by the juries at the end of the night and the Venner only scored 25 points. Receiving points from Greece(4) Morocco(2) Switzerland (6) Finland (7) Norway (1) and Germany (5)
Sadly Flemming Jørgensen died on 1 January 2011 from a cardiac arrest. The other members of Bamses Venner decided to break up after a series of memorial concerts
- SoD: Yiannis Dimitras – Feggari Kalokerino (eurovisiontimes.wordpress.com)