In my world there are a few songs which should have won the Eurovision Song Contest without question, but sadly were never entered into that twinkly, satin, pant-suit, singing competition.  One that comes instantly to mind is ‘Mr Eurovision by that greatly under-rated genius, Neil Innes.

With ‘Mr Eurovision‘ Innes combined the very best of what Europe had to offer with a ludicrously catchy tune.  Why the UK never entered this work of unparalleled brilliance, I do not know.  Perhaps there was a hidden threat that the song could literally take over the world by invading friendly countries, bringing their nightclubs to a standstill, and leading their brainwashed populations to dance gaily up and down the high streets at all hours of the day and night.

Another song guaranteed to make you dance as incoherently as a drunk Uncle at a Christmas party, is ‘Prisencolinensinainciusol‘.

Prisencolinensinainciusol‘ should have been Italy’s Ace card in the Eurovision stakes, but it was never entered. We can only assume that a fear of earthquakes probably stopped one of the greatest Euro dance tracks ever produced bringing Western civilization to a standstill.

First released in November 1972, ‘Prisencolinensinainciusol’ was written by Adriano Celentano, and recorded by Celentrano and his wife, actress Claudia Mori.

When asked what ‘Prisencolinensinainciusol‘ meant, Celentano claimed that having recorded albums of songs on social and environmental issues that meant something, he wanted to record an album of songs that meant nothing. He added that if ‘Prisencolinensinainciusol’ meant anything it is about the “incommunicability” of modern life.

This all might be true back on planet Earth, but here on Planet Paul, dancing is one of the greatest forms of communication, and, at the moment, ‘Prisencolinensinainciusol’ says everything we want to say on the subject.

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