Saturday, January 2, 2010

One Man Woman - Toisen oma

Mona Carita recorded "Toisen oma " (Owned by another) in 1981 and it was released on the B-side of her mega-hit "Anna kulta anna" (see earlier entry). Like the A-side this was also arranged by master himself, Veikko Samuli. The song was of course shadowed by the success of the flipside, but it's still worth to listen and a fine example of the rare breed of Finnish girlie pop. The original "One Man Woman" was a small hit in 1980 for Sheena Easton (b. Sheena Shirley Orr). Sheena is a Scottish singer who became famous for being the focus of an episode in the British television program The Big Time, which recorded her attempts to gain a record contract, This song was the follow-up single for her break-through smash hit "9 to 5". You can see Sheena perform the song, here.

Here's the pair:

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