Sunday, August 2, 2009
Angelica And Ramone - Rannalla
Frequently finnpicked Taiska didn't release so many singles. but most of them have become Finnish pop classics. Like this "Rannalla" (On the beach) that was on the B-side of her 1980 single. And I consider it to be better than the original, thanks to lyrics by Raul Reiman, arrangement by Jori Sivonen and - of course - the sincere vocals by Taiska herself. The original was called "Angelica And Ramone" and was a minor hit for the Swedish pop group Secret Service, which has been finnpicked before (see here). The song was written by Claes Af Geijerstam, famous Swedish musician, radio personality and DJ.
Updated on 13.11.2009: Added Björn Skif's original version.
Here's the pair: