Jimmy Somerville surprises street singer in Berlin singing “Smalltown Boy”

A neat video from Berlin of a street singer singing Bronski Beat’s “Smalltown Boy” as Jimmy Somerville, the group’s lead singer, happens to walk by with his dog, and suddenly Somerville is singing alongside him!

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As the German finishes playing, he turns to Somerville and excitedly says, “Is it, is it you?” Somerville replies: “It’s me.” The singer says, “Oh my god.”

And here’s Jimmy Somerville back when the song came out in 1984:

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Here’s the video someone shot of it, it’s really cute:

And here’s the original from Bronsky Beat:


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