In which we learn the importance of a really good dialect coach...
Sorry about, that kids (and special apologies to dear Thombeau, emcee extraordinaire of The Redundant Variety Hour, on whose turf I am most definitely treading here), but for no good reason I've had this tune stuck in my head for the past day or two, and there's no good vintage video I can find of dear Miss Dionne Warwick having her way with it. Leave it to the inimitable song stylings of Miss Cia Löwgren, then, to drive it right out.
Whatever she may or may not be adding to the proceedings, however, it has to be admitted that it's the backup dancers - the Safety Gals, as it were - who are really rocking this casbah. As for Miss Löwgren, the French Wikipedia reports that she was last seen in a "série de comédies pornos danoise" in 1975, which doesn't really sound like a major career move. Given that she looks like Cindy Brady as reinterpreted by Mattel and sounds like Claudine Longet on a very bad day, I suppose it's a not a huge surprise.
Certainly nothing like learning that Scandinavian variety specials can be just as lunatic as their Italian counterparts. Who knew?