Theme for today from Jim is Jack/John
Jumping Jack Flash anyone?
Nope, I’m going with Eurovision and Clodagh Rodgers with Jack in the Box.
Bouncy, corny, dated, and from her performance in Dublin I’d say very tongue in cheek.
We came fourth with this, in times when there was a full orchestra but each country had their own conductor and backing singers rather than the electronics, backing tracks and laser shows of today.
The song peaked at number 4 in the UK charts and is said to be her most famous hit, though I prefer Come Back and Shake Me from 1969 which peaked at number 3.
“Jack in the Box”, written by David Myers and composed by John Worsley, was the United Kingdom’s entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1971, performed by the Northern Irish singer Clodagh Rodgers” (wiki)
The lyrics are in the clip