This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Taka taka - Taka-takata
It's Frederik Friday again! Frederik was very active in recording all the way through the 70's, making an album per year. On of the greatest hits for him in those years was "Taka-takata" in 1972. The song was originally recorded by a Spanish group Paco Paco in 1972, and it was a great summer hit in Spain and Europe, the lyrics describing summer fun on the beach. Later in the same summer the song was successfully versioned by Joe Dassin, who also got a smash Euro-hit with it. The title of the song in Joe's version is a bit longer; "Taka Taka (La femme du torero), and it tells a story of a man's escapades with a bullfighter's wife, and his heart going "Taka takata kata kata kata ". We hear both Paco's and Joe's versions here.