Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ooh Baby - Hei beibi

Petri Pettersson (see earlier entry) recorded "Hei beibi" (Hey baby) in 1974, with lyrics by Pertti "Pertsa" Reponen. It was released as a single, but it din't create much action chartwise. On the B-side of the single was an interesting cover of Kinks' "You Really Got Me". The original "Hei beibi" was called "Ooh Baby" and it was a UK Top 20 hit in 1973 for Irishman Gilbert O'Sullivan (finnpicked earlier, see here). At this point, it was evident that Gilberts's mass appeal was already fading. You can see him performing this song, here.

Here's the pair:

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