This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Seul Sur Son Etoile - Se onko hän
Carola (see previous entry) released "Se onko hän" (Is it him) in 1970. It was not the first Finnish version of this song, it was done By Marjatta Leppänen a year before (we hope to find also that version to be presented here). Carola's version is impressive and the song fits well to her melancholy voice. The original was written by the legendary Frenchman Gilbert Bécaud (b. François Silly, no wonder he chose another stage name) and it was published in 1967. The best-selling version was recorded as "It Must Be Him" that same year by Texan singer Vikki Carr (real name Florencia Bisenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona, no wonder she chose another stage name. too). It reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Carr went on to record it in Spanish and Italian, as well. Later years Vikki has had enormous success in the Latin music world.