Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Everybody's Somebody's Fool - Pajunköyttä

Since today is the April Fools' Day I present song that has a title well suited for occasion. Laila Kinnunen (see previous entry) recorded "Pajunköyttä" (literally 'wicker rope'; 'giving someone wicker rope' is a finnish idiom for fooling others) in 1960. It was released as a single, but it was shadowed by the success of the A-side "Pikku pikku bikinissä" (In wee wee bikinis), which in turn was the cover of "Itsy-Bitsy Teenie-Weenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini". The original 'Fooling' -song was called "Everybody's Somebody's Fool" and was performed by our finnpicked artist of yesterday - Connie Francis. The song was written by professional songsmiths Howard Greenfield and Jack Keller. It was a big hit for Connie and went all the way to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in June 1960. It was Francis' first number-one single in the United States.

Here's the pair:

Pajunköyttä - Laila Kinnunen
Everybody's Somebody's Fool - Connie Francis

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