This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Oh Carol - Voi Maija
Whether you want it or not, the Frederik Friday is here again! Frederik recorded "Voi Maija" in 1975 in his 3rd album "Se jokin minulla on" (I've got that something). The song is done in the usual tongue-in-cheek Frederik style. The song is originally the famous "Oh Carol" written and sung by Neil Sedaka in 1959. It has become one of the true classics of the pop genre. At the time, Sedaka was already a professional songwriter and after studying hit records in several countries, Sedaka incorporated common factors like a certain drum beat and the use of a girl's name. "Oh Carol" was the result. Sedaka wrote this for the songwriter colleague Carole King, who was his girlfriend while studying in Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, New York. Using the same melody line, Carole King write a funny answer song 'Oh Neil' in 1960. As it's rarely heard we present it here as a "bonus track".