Thursday, January 13, 2011

Mark My Words - Usko pois

This song resembles somewhat yesterdays finnpick. Birgitta Leinonen recorded "Usko pois" (You better believe) in 1981, and had a minor hit with it. Birgitta was Miss Finland pageant in 1980 and was part of the "Hot Roller Honeys" dance girl group. This single was her one and only recording. The original song was called "Mark My Words" and it was of Norwegian-German origin. It was co-written by Norwegian producer, songwriter and guitarist Thore Engen who as the man behind the songs performer - Chrissy (b. Tone Senstad). Tone was one of the first punks in Norway. She became pop star after winning the radio competition European Radio Pop Jury. This single "Mark My Words" was released in 1980 in several countries and sold at least 500000 copies in Europe. That made it one off the biggest hits to come from Norway ever in pre- A-HA days. You can see Chrissy perform the song here.

Here's the pair:

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