This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Sugar Candy Kisses - Hunajaisin huulin
Markku Aro (real name Markku Puputti) was among the most popular pop singers in Finland in 70's. He represented Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1971. Markku is still recording and performing actively today. In 1975 he recorded "Hunajaisin huulin" (With lips of honey) that was a minor hit as a single. The original - called "Sugar Candy Kisses" - was performed in 1974 by Mac and Katie Kissoon, a male/female vocal duo consisting of brother and sister. They were born in Trinidad and raised in England. The song was written by producers and songwrights Wayne Bickerton and Tony Waddington, whose biggest claim to fame was writing several worldwide hits for The Rubettes.
Updated on 03.02.2010: added a good version by Pauliina (real name Paula Erko) also from the year 1975.