This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
I'm On Fire - Pelkkää tulta
In the latter part of 70's everyone was cutting disco songs. So did Danny. In 1976 he recorded "Pelkkää tulta". Although it was ridiculed by the 'serious' music fans, it became a hit on the dance floor. The original - "I'm On fire" was done by 5000 Volts. The group was formed in UK by two fairly well known session vocalists,Tina Charles and Martin Jay as a group called 'Airbus' in b-side of their first single, "Bye Love". After flipping the sides after encouragement from club DJs around the country, and renaming the band to the more electric sounding 5000 Volts, the song became a worldwide hit. Tina Charles continued later to make disco hits on her own.