This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Take Good Care Of My Baby - Hän On Ollut Rakkain
Markus (see earlier entry) recorded "Hän On Ollut Rakkain"(She's been the dearest) in 1978 for his "Sydän yhtyi sydämeen" album. It was not released as a single and the album was not a big seller. But anyway this is a good rendition of the classic song- Lyrics were written by old war horse Veikko "Vexi" Salmi. The original song "Take Good Care Of My Baby" was a massive hit for Bobby Vee (b. Robert Velline) in 1961. It was written by songwriting partners Carole King and Gerry Goffin, and this was one of their greatest achievements reaching number 1 on the Billboard chart and number 3 in the UK Singles Chart. Bobby Vee was the epitome of a teenage idol in the pre-Beatles era USA. Vee had 38 Hot 100 chart hits, 10 of which hit the Top 20.