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Song of the day: Buscemi / Bernthøler – My Suitor

A great cover of a great song: what more could one ask for? The case at hand is a song called My Suitor, a new wave classic originally released by Bernthøler in 1984 (it was love at first hear) and then covered in 2001 by the Belgian DJ Buscemi (aka Dirk Swartenbroekx) on his fabulous debut album Our Girl in Havana.

As the decision which of the two should be included here led to quite a bit of agony, I opted for the easy way out and present you both of them.

The cover

The original

She’s clearly not an English native speaker – but the accent actually causes a strange mix of cuteness and melancholy.

Song of the day: Puggy – Goes like this

Puggy is a Belgian band – at least that is what they call themselves, in spite of the fact that none of the members is actually Belgian (one’s British, one French and the third one Swedish). But they did meet in Belgium as they were all staying there at the time they met.

I don’t mind at all that they call themselves a Belgian band: anyone making such great songs – Goes like this demonstrates clearly that they do – can claim to be Belgian if I had anything to say about it.