Friday, August 7, 2009

Bobby's Girl - Pekan tyttö

A year after Marion Rung was Finland's representative in 1962 Eurovision Song Contest with "Tipitii", she recorded this teeny pop song "Pekan tyttö" (Pekka's girl"). At the time she was still only 17 years old. The original, "Bobby's Girl", was the first recording (1962) of Brooklyn, New York teenager Marcia Blane (b. Marcia Blank). With its spoken introduction and "You're not a kid anymore" backing refrain, the song quickly won the hearts of teenage America, entering the charts in mid-October, and by December it was at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Susan Maugham did a UK version of the song.

Here's the pair:

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