Monday, May 18, 2009

Save Your Heart For Me - Aika näyttää sen

Robin (see previous entry) released "Aika näyttää sen" (Time will tell) as a single in 1969. It was a beautiful song, but perhaps the time wasn't right, becouse it wasn't a hit. But one of Robin's best. It wasn't the first Finnish version of this song, becouse Pekka Loukiala recorded it already in the year 1965. But that version I don't unfortunately have. The original song was called "Save Your Heart For Me" and it was first performed by Brian Hyland in 1963, as a b-side of a single. Teen idol Hyland scored his first and biggest hit single at the tender age of 16 in 1960, "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini", But the hit version of "Save Your Heart For Me"" was made by Gary Lewis and the Playboys. It was released as a single in the summer of 1965, peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Lewis, son of the comedian Jerry Lewis, credited the success of the record to both producer Snuff Garrett and to the short length of the song. Since it was less than two minutes duration, it was played everywhere.

Here's the triple:

1 comment:

Arrowman said...

In 1965 Pekka Loukiala recorded this song titled "Kätes mulle suo". Is one of those hard to get singles from His Master's Voice ERA. It is the flipside of Kaunis Flamingo (Pretty flamingo). . . In my opinion ... it's the better side