Saturday, March 7, 2009

Rigo & the Topaz Sound - I Got You

From time to time, I chance upon a song that simply takes me by surprise. Rigo & the Topaz Sound, collaborating with Red Fox, are a most unlikely genre collision—a snappy, soulful doo-wop tune electrified with dancehall reggae.

With the exception of Red Fox, the band is from Sweden and today they are competing for one of the last two spots in the final round of Melodifestivalen, Sweden's contest to determine who will compete in this year's Eurovision Song Contest.

If you're not from Europe, Eurovision is an annual competition where each country submits one song to be performed on live television, then each country votes to determine the most popular song. It's bigger than its American counterpart and the songs cover everything from trance to pop to power metal. Having been broadcast every year since 1956, outside of sporting events it's one of the most-watched events in the world.

The most effective way to discover this song is by watching the videos first.

Rigo & the Topaz Sound - I Got You Download MP3 or Listen on Myspace

Live version

Music video

Buy it:
Klicktrack MP3, International
CDON Melodifestivalen 2009 compilation CD, EU and Scandinavia only


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