That Sounds Good To Me

Album: Single Release Only (2010)
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Songfacts®:

  • British singer Josh Dubovie came to the public's attention after winning the BBC's talent show Your Country Needs You!. This meant that Dubovie was the UK's entrant for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in which he performed this song.
  • The song was penned by longtime collaborators Pete Waterman and Mike Stock, who along with Matt Aitken were one of the most successful musical production teams of the 1980s. Amongst their best known hits were Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up" and Dead and Alive's "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)."
  • Dubovie told the BBC Breakfast show: "The first time I heard the song, I was really impressed by it. It's definitely a Eurovision-style song. Waterman and Mike have lived up to expectations. It is such an honour [to represent the UK]. My first reaction was just my whole body, it just clenched."
  • The song didn't sound very good to the Eurovision judges as it came last in the competition with just ten points. It was the third time Great Britain had finished in the bottom spot in eight years, following on from Gemini's "Cry Baby" in 2003 and Andy Abraham's "Even If" in 2008.
  • The song's lowly peak UK chart position of #179 beat the previous worse for a British Eurovision song of #96 for Rikki's "Only The Light" from 1987.
  • It may have sounded good to him, but the Eurovision judges and the common people were more discerning; this song could muster only 10 points, and Dubovie trailed in last. It can't have helped that Josh delivered the song - as usual - grinning like a Cheshire Cat, using backing singers with debatable harmonies. William Hill bookmakers were offering 150-1 on the the song winning, but another firm thought that was far too generous and offered double the odds.

    This gives the lie to Terry Wogan's claim that Eurovision had been rigged by the Eastern Bloc when the 2008 contest was won by Dima Bilan with "Believe." British music fans were hoping that the country that gave the world Elton John, George Michael, Andrew Lloyd Webber and The Beatles could come up with something better than "That Sounds Good To Me" for a contest as prestigious as Eurovision. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

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