Wednesday, September 2, 2009
The Windmills of Your Mind - Samanlainen onni
In our randomly recurrent series "Both Sides Now" we present now the flip side of yesterday's Jarkko & Laura entry. It was called "Samanlainen onni" (Same kind of happiness) and was more popular of the two. The lyrics, again, were done by Juha Vainio. The original was called "Les moulins de mon coeur" (The windmills of my heart) and composed by famous Frenchman Michel Legrand. The first vocal version, however, was done by English actor and singer Noel Harrison. Noel was the son of another British actor, Rex Harrison. "The Windmills of Your Mind", as the English title went, was used as the theme tune for the film The Thomas Crown Affair, and won the Oscar for best song in 1968, and was also a Top 10 hit in the UK Singles Chart.