This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Lady - Yksin
As the girls, women, senoritas and senoras sooner or later evolve into ladies, we move with them. The next entries are dedicated to these ladies. At first, perhaps the most beautiful song written about a lady, that for some reason got Finnish title "Yksin" ("Alone"; lyrics made by Raul Reiman)) when Matti Esko (see previous entry) recorded it in 1981. The original song "Lady" was made famous by Kenny Rogers. Kenneth Ray "Kenny" Rogers is a well-known American country music singer-songwriter, but also a photographer, record producer, actor and entrepreneur. In his long career he has charted more than 70 hit singles across various music genres. This particular song went all the way to number one in 1980. It was written and produced by another American legend, Lionel Richie. You can see Kenny perform the song live in 1980, here.