This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Rain Rain Rain - Vie vain
Kai Hyttinen (see previous entry) recorded "Vie vain" (Just take me) as a single in 1973. It was a reasonable hit for Kai and has been in considerable demand ever since. The original song was called 'Rain Rain Rain" and was written and performed by German singer Simon Butterfly. Simon's real name was Bernd Simon and he is the son of famous German schlager composer Hans-Arno Simon. Bernd was working in one recod company and tried to release this song under his own name. But after the company refused releasing it he swithed to another company and released it using pseudonym Simon Butterfly. The song turned out to be a massive worldwide hit. But Simon more or less fell out of fame after that and became one of many 'one hit wonders'.
Updated on 08.10.2009: Added Marie Laforet's version, that actually was the first recording of this song.