Saturday, July 30, 2011

Weekend - Viikonloppuheila

Yup - it's weekend, and this is a song to go with it. Mona Carita recorded "Viikonloppuheila" (Weekend lover) in 1980 for her album "Soita mulle". The finnish lyrics were provided by Pertsa Reponen. The original song called "Weekend" was performed in 1979 by a group named Earth and Fire It wa a progressive rock group formed in the Netherlands in the end of 60's by brothers Chris and Gerard Koerts. It was most popular in the 1970s,  Though their massive success in the Netherlands, their music never quite made it to England or the Americas. Their biggest international hit was just this "Weekend", number one in many Eupean countries. The lead vocalist Jerney Kaagman later had a short solo career and she also appeared in the Netherlands edition of Playboy magazine. You can see the band perform "Weekend" here.

Here'a the pair:

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