This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I'll Never Fall In Love Again - En koskaan aio rakastaa
Kristiina Hautala (see earlier entry) and Lasse Mårtenson (see earlier entry) collaborated often in performing and recording. In 1970 they recorded "En koskaan aio rakastaa" (I will never love again) for Lasse's solo album. It was never released as a single although it surely had some hit potential. The original song was written by famous Amercan songwriter duo Burt Bacharach and Hal David. It was originally written for the 1968 musical "Promises, Promises", and it soon became one of Bacharach and David's most enduring songs. It was nominated for Song of the Year in the 1969 Grammy Awards. "Promises, Promises" was a musical based on the 1960 Billy Wilder film "The Apartment". In the first stage version of the musical the leading roles were played by Jerry Orbach and Jill O'Hara. We present here the original cast version of the song sung by them. The first hit single version was done by Bobbie Gentry in 1969 and it reached number one on the UK Singles Chart. In the following year Dionne Warwick's version rode the US charts. I'm not sure which one of the many versions was inspired by Lasse and Kristiina, but let's now hear Bobbie's 'almost original' version.