This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
She's My Girl - Hän jääköön
New Joys took a challenge in recording "Hän jääköön" (She ought to stay) in 1968 on the B-side of the earlier finnpicked "Tamburiininsoittaja" (see here). The song was not easy to perform, but New Joys fared comfortably well. The Finnish lyrics were done by our frequent finnpicker Arto Sotavalta. The original song was called "She's My Girl" and it was a hit single for The Turtles in 1967. It was written by US songwriter duo Garry Bonner and Alan Gordon, who was also responsible for their greatest hit "Happy Together" (which was also covered by New Joys!). The song showcases the singing abilities of the lead singer Howard Kaylan. You can see the band perform "She's My Girl", here.