This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Mighty Mighty and Roly Poly - Piiri pyörii
Johnny - our old buddy - released "Piiri pyörii" (It goes around) as a single in 1973. It was a modest hit for him, but his popularity was already waning at that point. The song was an early disco tune and the original was called "Mighty Mighty and Roly Poly". It was of Italian origin and released in 1972, charting in Italy, Germany and even "bubbled under" the Billboard Hot 100 in USA. The performimg artist was called Mal (b. Mal Ryder), a British native who became an Italian pop superstar when his group, The Primitives, started charting in 1966. Mal went on to star in films and sell millions of discs through the 1980s, and he still resides in Italy.