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!


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:


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

And here’s the original from Bronsky Beat:

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