This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Dracula's Tango - Dracula-tango
Let's continue our mini series 'Miss Finland becomes a Pop Star". And - as it is Halloween time, this song is perfectly in the mood. Johanna Raunio won Miss Finland paget in 1974. She was 2nd runner-up both in Miss Universum and in Miss Europe paget. Her singing career however didn't start until 1993. The career didn't last long; she recorded only one album. Since then she has focused in acting and has frequently performed in TV dramas and soap operas. Johanna's "Dracula-tango" was on his only album that was released in 1994. The original "Dracula's Tango' was the second single for the girl group Toto Coelo in 1982. The group's name is Latin and means "by the whole extent of the heavens" or "heaven-wide". This song was a follow-up to their worldwide hit "I Eat Cannibals" but for some reason wasn't nearly as big as a hit. It was written by the groups manager Barry Blue, who had a couple of big glam rock hits under his own name. One member of the group, Anita Mahadervan, later changed her name to Anita Chellamah, and formed Cherry Bombz with several former members of legendary Finnish group Hanoi Rocks.