Friday, September 9, 2011

Sunshine. Lollipops and Rainbows - Peltipurkki

Stig Hagström used the pseudonym Harri Haka and recorded five unsuccessful singles in 1966-1968. Perhaps he got fed up with the success avoiding him, and quit his recording career so early. The talent he had, for sure. This "Peltipurkki" he recorded in 1967. The original song "Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows" was performed by US songstress Lesley Gore. It was released on Gore's 1963 album "Lesley Gore Sings of Mixed-Up Hearts". When released as as a single it peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was composed by future star, then 19 years old Marvin Hamlisch and produced by Quincy Jones. BTW, this song must be one of the shortest in hit history, just over a minute and a half long.

Here's the pair:

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