Whereas Danny built his career in the 60's and 70's almost entirely on cover songs, so did his rival Johnny. In 1966 he recorded "Hymyillen" (Smiling) which was released as a single. The single was practically a double A-sided one, becouse on the flipside was the cover of Kinks' "Sunny Afternoon" and both sides did very well. The original of "Hymyillen" was one of the biggest hits for the Swedish group Hep Stars, and was called "Sunny Girl". It was written by band's keyboard player Benny Anderson. And even if this was only his second composition you can hear this master of melody was blooming already, long before the Abba days. "Sunny Girl" became Bennys break-through as composer and the song made him believe on himself as a songwriter.
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