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Miguel
11th April 2012, 02:18
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Participants:





::hu Hungary: Compact Disco - Sound of Our Hearts (Electronic pop, Ambient)
::ro Romania: Mandinga - Zaleilah (Dance-pop, Latin pop)
::mk Macedonia: Kaliopi - Crno i belo (Symphonic rock)
::bg Bulgaria: Sofi Marinova - Love Unlimited (Technopop, Eurodance)
::cy Cyprus: Ivi Adamou - La La Love (Dance-pop)
::is Iceland: Gréta Salóme & Jónsi - Never Forget (Folk pop)
::de Germany: Roman Lob - Standing Still (Piano pop)
::sk Slovakia: Max Jason Mai - Don't Close Your Eyes (Hard rock)
::no Norway: Tooji - Stay (Dance-pop, Arabic pop)
::ie Ireland: Jedward - Waterline (Teen pop, Bubblegum pop)
::nl The Netherlands: Joan Franka - You and Me (Country pop)
::me Montenegro: Rambo Amadeus - Euro Neuro (Funk rock, Comedy music)
::at Austria: Trackshittaz - Woki mit deim Popo (Electro hop)






::sl Slovenia: Eva Boto - Verjamem (Baroque pop)
::sm San Marino: Valentina Monetta - The Social Network Song (Oh Oh-Uh-Oh Oh) (Bubblegum pop, Comedy music)
::rs Serbia: Željko Joksimović - Nije ljubav stvar (Serbian pop, Balkan folk)
::be Belgium: Iris - Would You (Pop soul)
::lv Latvia: Anmary - Beautiful Song (Bubblegum pop)
::tr Turkey: Can Bonomo - Love Me Back (Ethno pop, Turkish folk)
::ua Ukraine: Gaitana - Be My Guest (Dance-pop, Electropop)
::uk United Kingdom: Engelbert Humperdinck - Love Will Set You Free (Traditional pop)
::il Israel: Izabo - Time (Indie rock, Psychedelic folk)
::it Italy: Nina Zilli - L'amore è femmina (Out of love) (Sophisti-pop, R&B)
::es Spain: Pastora Soler - Quédate Conmigo (Blue-eyed soul, Adult contemporary)
::gr Greece: Eleftheria Eleftheriou - Aphrodisiac (Dance-pop, Laïko)
::al Albania: Rona Nishliu - Suus (Classical pop, Blue-eyed soul)
::ba Bosnia and Herzegovina: MayaSar - Korake ti znam (Blue-eyed soul, Adult contemporary)






Let's talk about 2012 entries. Some information comes from ESCtoday, but the music genres are of my own making. Feel free to make any suggestion.

All 42 entries (music genres, songs' meaning) will be presented in this thread and they will be chosen randomly.

Miguel
11th April 2012, 02:24
Hungary: Compact Disco - Sound of Our Heartshttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/23/EuroHungr%C3%ADa.svg/50px-EuroHungr%C3%ADa.svg.png

Genre: Pop, Electronic. This year’s Hungarian entry is an electronic ballad. Song meaning: "Sound of Our Hearts" promotes diversity just as the concept of the Eurovision Song Contest. The lyrics state that no matter our difference we can work together.

Romania: Mandinga - Zaleilahhttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4a/EuroRomania.svg/50px-EuroRomania.svg.png

Genre: Dance-pop, Latin pop. A typical Romanian club song with some latin tune is presented by Romania this year in the Eurovision Song Contest. Song meaning: The lead singer Elena sings about a girl who is happy when she is being loved.

Miguel
11th April 2012, 18:41
Macedonia: Kaliopi - Crno i belohttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ad/EuroMacedonia.svg/50px-EuroMacedonia.svg.png

Genre: Symphonic rock. Song meaning: Crno i belo is a moving song that has love as its main theme. The lyrics state that eyes can never lie and invites her love to look at her. The lyrics make a plea so that her lover opens his soul.

Miguel
11th April 2012, 21:53
Bulgaria: Sofi Marinova - Love Unlimitedhttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/38/EuroBulgaria.svg/50px-EuroBulgaria.svg.png

Genre: Technopop, Eurodance. "Love Unlimited" is a dance club song. Song meaning: The main theme of this year’s Bulgarian entry is love. Sofi sings about unconditional love and without it we can’t live.

Cyprus: Ivi Adamou - La La Lovehttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/14/EuroChipre.svg/50px-EuroChipre.svg.png

Genre: Dance-pop. "La La Love" is an upbeat song. Song meaning: The singer sings about how love is turning to be so strong that the girl is aiming so high.

CypriotGirl
11th April 2012, 23:56
I think ::mk has a rock ballad, I don't think it has pop inside. Just my opinion, I suck in categorizing songs! I was thinking today about the Icelandic entry, in which genre I'd put it, and I couldn't think! I guess it's a folk pop-rock ballad. I get some rock influence from it.

Miguel
11th April 2012, 23:57
Iceland: Gréta Salóme & Jónsi - Never Forgethttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0e/EuroIslandia.svg/50px-EuroIslandia.svg.png

Genre: Folk pop. "Never Forget" is a powerful, symphonic ballad with an epic touch. Song meaning: The Icelandic entry tells a story about two lovers who used to be together in the past, but due to the memories they still treasure about each other, the links between them remain somehow unbroken.

Germany: Roman Lob - Standing Stillhttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fd/EuroAlemania.svg/50px-EuroAlemania.svg.png

Genre: Piano pop. "Standing Still" is a midtempo ballad. Song meaning: The song is about a guy who is standing still as his girl left him. The guy is freed as he is stronger than ever after he broke up. The song tells us that he knows that he will not become anymore closer to his former love.

Slovakia: Max Jason Mai - Don't Close Your Eyeshttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/83/EuroEslovaquia.svg/50px-EuroEslovaquia.svg.png

Genre & Song meaning: "Don’t Close Your Eyes" is a rocky entry about a heart broken person. There is a plea in the lyrics of the Slovak entry to the Eurovision Song Contest.

Miguel
12th April 2012, 00:00
I think ::mk has a rock ballad, I don't think it has pop inside. Just my opinion, I suck in categorizing songs! I was thinking today about the Icelandic entry, in which genre I'd put it, and I couldn't think! I guess it's a folk pop-rock ballad. I get some rock influence from it.

Thanks for your opinion. :) Well, I put pop-rock because I find it very radio-friendly. It is a rock ballad indeed (I will avoid the term "ballad" because it's not a music genre), but it has mainstream appeal (something different from Slovakia's entry which is purely rock). ;)

LakZaNokte
12th April 2012, 01:43
what about Montenegro? :D

Miguel
12th April 2012, 01:47
what about Montenegro? :D

Be patient. :) I need extra time to think about their music genre. Can you help me on that, please? :lol:

Tomorrow: Norway and Ireland. ;)

LakZaNokte
12th April 2012, 01:54
Be patient. :) I need extra time to think about their music genre. Can you help me on that, please? :lol:

tbh, I was waiting for you to say something about it first so I could agree or disagree :lol:

how about we just call it "fusion"? xcookie

Miguel
12th April 2012, 01:59
tbh, I was waiting for you to say something about it first so I could agree or disagree :lol:

how about we just call it "fusion"? xcookie

OK, I am conducting a little investigation about it. It's definitely not Balkan pop - it's too unsual. This is interesting. :) Balkan folk? :lol:

LakZaNokte
12th April 2012, 02:05
OK, I am conducting a little investigation about it. It's definitely not Balkan pop - it's too unsual. This is interesting. :) Balkan folk? :lol:
it does have some folk sound, yes. but in general, it's very very far from balkan folk song. that folk sound in the song actually has purpose (it confronts "simple people" to Euro). at least that's the way I see it.

Miguel
12th April 2012, 02:07
it does have some folk sound, yes. but in general, it's very very far from balkan folk song. that folk sound in the song actually has purpose (it confronts "simple people" to Euro). at least that's the way I see it.

Hey, I was listening to turbo-folk (a musical sub-genre that originated in the Balkans) music in Youtube. "Euro Neuro" uses a similar synthesizer, but it's a little bit slower. This is really hard. But with the help of someone from the Balkans (you) it's going to be easier for me. :)

LakZaNokte
12th April 2012, 02:15
Hey, I was listening to turbo-folk (a musical sub-genre that originated in the Balkans) music in Youtube. "Euro Neuro" uses a similar synthesizer, but it's a little bit slower. This is really hard. But with the help of someone from the Balkans (you) it's going to be easier for me. :)
turbo-folk, as a genre, is very simple. characteristic music + over-the-top dramatic lyrics about lost love (in most cases). it definetly doesn't relate to any social/political problems, that would be more in hip-hop/rap style, in which he performs the song ;)

Miguel
12th April 2012, 02:18
turbo-folk, as a genre, is very simple. characteristic music + over-the-top dramatic lyrics about lost love (in most cases). it definetly doesn't relate to any social/political problems, that would be more in hip-hop/rap style, in which he performs the song ;)

Thanks. Balkan folk could be the best choice then. Other options: progressive Balkan folk, Balkan fusion, Balkan soul funk.

What do you think?

LakZaNokte
12th April 2012, 02:27
Thanks. Balkan folk could be the best choice then. Other options: progressive Balkan folk, Balkan fusion, Balkan soul funk.

What do you think?
tbh, I would just call it "fusion" then, like I suggested b4 xshrug
it does have elements of folk, funk, hip-hop, maybe some others that I can't identify :lol: and emphasising just 1 element doesn't do justice to this entry

Miguel
12th April 2012, 02:40
tbh, I would just call it "fusion" then, like I suggested b4 xshrug
it does have elements of folk, funk, hip-hop, maybe some others that I can't identify :lol: and emphasising just 1 element doesn't do justice to this entry

Maybe the outcome is going to be "Balkan folk, balkan fusion". It's hard. "Euro Neuro" is one of a kind. It cracks me up. :lol:

Miguel
12th April 2012, 18:21
Norway: Tooji - Stay http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/50/EuroNoruega.svg/50px-EuroNoruega.svg.png

Genre & Song meaning: Dance-pop, Arabic pop. "Stay" is all about an energetic atmosphere. Tooji sings about how the music can lose control. The lyrics also ask his girl to stay. Infact the song is an upbeat tune and can flock many fans in the dance floor of the Euro Club.

Ireland: Jedward - Waterlinehttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/EuroIrlanda.svg/50px-EuroIrlanda.svg.png

Genre & Song meaning: Teen pop, Bubblegum pop. Jedward sing an uptempo song about love. This love is so strong, deep and exciting that brings them close to the waterline.

Miguel
12th April 2012, 18:23
Changes:

::mk Symphonic rock
::sk Hard rock

;)

Miguel
12th April 2012, 19:15
Let's play a little game! Do you want it, guys?

The next entry is a country pop song. Any guess? Tell me the country I am talking about. Come on.

JurianFeygen
12th April 2012, 20:24
Let's play a little game! Do you want it, guys?

The next entry is a country pop song. Any guess? Tell me the country I am talking about. Come on.

The Netherlands or Denmark

Miguel
12th April 2012, 20:59
The Netherlands or Denmark

You got it. Congratulations. :D

"Next entry" game - Round 1
Clue: country pop song
Answer: The Netherlands
Winner: JurianFeygen

Kemija
13th April 2012, 00:15
Do Croatia :D

It's a song in which Nina sings about the fact that Sky(Heaven) brings to you everything back to you, if you do something bad that will come back to you, and that she is tired of trying and thah she knows that guy has other girlfriend and that he loves her, but she is still hoping to be with him :)

JurianFeygen
13th April 2012, 05:25
You got it. Congratulations. :D


xcheer
Although I'm in the 'You and I' team but I also love 'You and me' song ;)

Miguel
13th April 2012, 18:38
Do Croatia :D

It's a song in which Nina sings about the fact that Sky(Heaven) brings to you everything back to you, if you do something bad that will come back to you, and that she is tired of trying and thah she knows that guy has other girlfriend and that he loves her, but she is still hoping to be with him :)

I will do Croatia eventually, don't worry. And thanks for the song's meaning. Very helpful. :)

Miguel
13th April 2012, 18:51
The Netherlands: Joan Franka - You and Mehttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/34/EuroPa%C3%ADses_Bajos.svg/50px-EuroPa%C3%ADses_Bajos.svg.png

Genre: & Song meaning: Country pop. "You and Me" is a country song and the main theme is love. Joan Franka sings about her childhood. A very nostalgic song as while in bed the singer is remembering of her love.



"Next entry" game - Round 2
Clue: it's a Electric folk / Progressive folk song

Miguel
17th April 2012, 10:22
Montenegro: Rambo Amadeus - Euro Neurohttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d7/EuroMontenegro.svg/50px-EuroMontenegro.svg.png

Genre: Neofolk. Song meaning: "Euro Neuro" sends a message on the current situation in Europe. It is a satirical song which exposes the silliness of politics. Rambo Amadeus states that he has no ambition and he just want to stay cool.

Austria: Trackshittaz - Woki mit deim Popohttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/35/EuroAustria.svg/50px-EuroAustria.svg.png

Genre: Electro hop. Song meaning: "Woki mit deim Popo" is a song all about shaking your body. The spicy song is situated in a strip club atmosphere.

Miguel
19th April 2012, 02:35
Montenegro's entry have me intriguided since my conversation with LakZaNokte. I did some research and there are so many music genres. :o This is really hard. Here's what I found about all "Euro Neuro" possible music genres.


The term turbo-folk itself was coined by Rambo Amadeus, who used it jokingly during the late 1980s in order to describe his own strange smorgasbord sound combining various styles and influences. At the time, the term was nothing more than a soundbite, the phrase being intentionally humorous for combining two contradictory concepts - "turbo," a way of injecting fuel into the engine and "folk," a symbol of tradition and rural conservatism.


Neofolk is a form of folk music-inspired experimental music that emerged from post-industrial music circles. Neofolk can either be solely acoustic folk music or a blend of acoustic folk instrumentation aided by varieties of accompanying sounds such as pianos, strings and elements of industrial music and experimental music.

Funk rock

Surf rock

According to Rambo Amadeus's official Myspace account his genres are Comedy, Funk and Surf. That said, I think "Euro Neuro" is a funk-influenced song.

What do you think? xhelp

By the way, I need some help to define Georgia's entry later. Any volunteers?

Miguel
20th April 2012, 00:12
Slovenia: Eva Boto - Verjamem http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f0/EuroEslovenia.svg/50px-EuroEslovenia.svg.png

Genre: Baroque pop. Song meaning: "Verjamem" is a powerful ballad about love which is yet to be revived again. The song sends a positive message that whatever happens you should believe to find common ground.

Valentina Monetta - The Social Network Song (Oh Oh-Uh-Oh Oh)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e6/EuroSan_Marino.svg/50px-EuroSan_Marino.svg.png

Genre: Bubblegum pop, Comedy music. Song meaning: The title of the song says it all! It is all about social network and how one can communicate in today's globalised world. In her song, Valentina says that you can enter the house by just a click of a mouse.

Miguel
20th April 2012, 23:58
Serbia: Željko Joksimović - Nije ljubav stvarhttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/96/EuroSerbia_%282004-2010%29.svg/50px-EuroSerbia_%282004-2010%29.svg.png

Genre: Serbian pop, Balkan folk. "Nije ljubav stvar" is an ethnic song as one expects from Zeljko Joksimovic. Song meaning: The song is all about a broken love. The lyrics state that love is his sinking ship.

Miguel
22nd April 2012, 04:13
Belgium: Iris - Would Youhttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/ce/EuroB%C3%A9lgica.svg/50px-EuroB%C3%A9lgica.svg.png

Genre: Pop soul. Song meaning: This year’s Belgian entry is a ballad and its main theme is love. The singer is speaking about a girl that is heart broken because the guy took her love for granted.

Miguel
22nd April 2012, 21:02
Latvia: Anmary - Beautiful Songhttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/21/EuroLetonia.svg/50px-EuroLetonia.svg.png

Genre: Bubblegum pop. Song meaning: This year’s Latvian entry has a sweet melody which describes the dream of a little girl that grew up to become a singer. She imagines her life to be a star. The song also refers to Mr. Eurovision Johnny Logan as Anmary states she was born in 1980’s when he first won the contest.

Miguel
24th April 2012, 11:36
Turkey: Can Bonomo - Love Me Backhttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/44/EuroTurqu%C3%ADa.svg/50px-EuroTurqu%C3%ADa.svg.png

Genre & Song meaning: The ethnic pop song from Turkey is about a guy who desires his girl to love him back as he does. The song depicts a life of a sailor who is lonely and is desperate to be loved.

Miguel
28th April 2012, 03:33
Ukraine: Gaitana - Be My Guesthttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/91/EuroUcrania.svg/50px-EuroUcrania.svg.png

Genre: Dance-pop, Electropop. Song meaning: The title of the song in itself is an invitation to be Gaitana’s guest. This is an appropriate title as Ukraine will host the EURO 2012 and all European football fans will flock and be the guests of Ukraine.

United Kingdom: Engelbert Humperdinck - Love Will Set You Freehttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0d/EuroReino_Unido.svg/50px-EuroReino_Unido.svg.png

Genre: Traditional pop. Song meaning: "Love Will Set you Free" is a waltz song which its main theme is the opportunity of feeling love in your life. Engelbert says that if you are lucky enough you will experience real love once in your life.

Miguel
28th April 2012, 19:21
Israel: Izabo - Timehttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/55/EuroIsrael.svg/50px-EuroIsrael.svg.png

Genre: Indie rock, Psychedelic folk. The song is described as electronic pop, with an oriental flavour. Song meaning: The lyrics are about love and how one of the partners accepts to be led by the other one.

Italy: Nina Zilli - L'amore è femmina (Out of love)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/57/EuroItalia.svg/50px-EuroItalia.svg.png

Genre: Sophisti-pop, R&B. This year’s Italian entry is a blondish style song performed by Nina Zilli. Song meaning:The song is about a girl who is out of love because the man is independent enough to live without her love. The lyrics state that love is female.

Miguel
4th May 2012, 17:45
Spain: Pastora Soler - Quédate Conmigohttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7c/EuroEspa%C3%B1a.svg/50px-EuroEspa%C3%B1a.svg.png

Genre & Song meaning: Blue-eyed soul, Adult Contemporary: Pastora Soler sings a strong ballad about a plea from a woman who wants her man to stay with her. She is sorry for what she did and asks for forgiveness.

Greece: Eleftheria Eleftheriou - Aphrodisiachttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e7/EuroGrecia.svg/50px-EuroGrecia.svg.png

Genre & Song meaning: Dance-pop, Laïko: The upbeat song with traditional Greek music is about a sexual desire as the title states. The girl is dancing all night and she desires her man who is dancing with her.

Miguel
4th May 2012, 23:09
Albania: Rona Nishliu - Suus http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/14/EuroAlbania.svg/50px-EuroAlbania.svg.png

Genre & Song meaning: Classical pop, Blue eyed-soul. This year’s Albanian entry is a symphonic ballad performed by Rona Nishliu. "Suus" is a Latin word that means 'personal'. The lyrics refer to an emotional condition while reflecting for the things that happened in the past and expectations of unsure tomorrow.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: MayaSar - Korake ti znamhttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0e/EuroBosnia-Herzegovina.svg/50px-EuroBosnia-Herzegovina.svg.png

Genre & Song meaning: Blue eyed-soul, Adult Contemporary. "Korake ti znam" is a peaceful song about broken love. The artist is singing about a broken person who lost love. That person is missing all what happens in love and it hurts so much that her heart can’t stand it.

Miguel
4th May 2012, 23:14
Tomorrow: Malta, Sweden and maybe Moldova.