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Fluke
1st March 2013, 00:00
Unsurprisingly, there haven't been many ESC entries in odd meters. The most well known and recent is of course Macedonia's "Mojot Svet" from 2007, in 7/8 time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWMiWpQGse4

Also, Greece 1996 was in 7/8:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kluXBJxo5w

What do you think of these songs? And do you know of any earlier examples?

CC92
1st March 2013, 00:21
I can't hear such things. LOL. :lol:

LoveHate
1st March 2013, 13:16
Are 4/4, 3/4 and 6/8 the "regular" ones, or what can be considered odd?

Fluke
9th March 2013, 17:36
I missed two obvious ones. Latvia's "Probka" from 2009, at least partially in 7/4 :


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTajw--jk8M

And a real surprise, though i've known about it for long, Norway 1966! In 5/4....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfUkVh0Hh8M

I wonder if there's any more examples from the "good old days" ?

DanielLuis
9th March 2013, 18:27
What exactly is that?

Fluke
4th March 2014, 21:39
Missed Serbia 2005, in a oddly slow 7/8:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB1Bn8bv6Uk

Also the chorus of "Watch My Dance" has an "extra" beat in a weird place, you can consider it to be 9/4, or one bar of 4/4 followed by 5/4, i dunno if this is something common in Greek pop or why they did it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdZzklXoAOg

Mattan
5th March 2014, 11:59
Missed Serbia 2005, in a oddly slow 7/8

That one had completely passed me by as a 7/8. :oops:
It does sound quite slow when you think about it like that, so it's not all that obvious because the song itself sounds quite energetic. Let's just say a disco bass incessantly thumping fourths wouldn't work in that song.