This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
5353456 - Joko taas
Our cover lady Lea Laven recorded "Joko taas" (No, not again) on her 8th album album "Rotunainen" in 1979. Form this album we have already picked 3 earlier Finnpicks. This song was originally made in Italy. The original title was "5353456" and performed by Italian superstar Raffella Carra (b. Raffaella Roberta Pelloni), often simply known as "La Carrà". The song was released on the B-side of her hit "Tornerai" in 1975. The numbers in the title depict of course a phone number. And the singer in the song wonders why her loved one doesn't ring even if knows the number (lyrics). You can see Raffaella perform this song in Spanish TV, here.