Monday, August 25, 2008

Ring Ring (Bara Du Slog En Signal) - Ring Ring

Seija Simola might be one of the most underrated Finnish female pop singers. She had a long career starting in the 1960's, but never really hitting big, although representing Finland in Eurovision Song Contest in 1978 (she came in 18th). The 70's was the most succesful decade for Seija and in 1973 she recorded "Ring ring", which was not a typical song for a balladeering girl. The original song was performed by a promising new group from Sweden with a long and awkward name Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid, and was called "Ring Ring (Bara Du Slog En Signal)". The song was written for the 1973 Swedish National Final of Eurovision Song Contest. It didn't win but it (the English version) became a hit all over Europe, reaching number 1 in Belgium. Quite interesting story about "Ring Ring" can be found here.

Here's the pair:

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