This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Senorita - Senorita por favor
So, today is the International Women's day. To celebrate it we present truly international song about a woman. Marion Rung recorded "Senorita por favor" in 1978. It was a big hit in Finland and a minor hit in Germany (with the version in German that we present here). Marion recorded the song also in English. You can hear it, here. The song was written by the Italian singer and songwriter Toto Cutugno. As far as I know he didn't record the song himself, but the original recording was made by El Pasador, who is famous for his mega hit "Amore mio, amada mia" (finnpicked earlier, here). The song was on his 1977 album and was called "Senorita". El Pasador was the stage name of Italian singer, composer and conductor Paul Zavalloni. His characteristics were hoarse voice and a trucker's mustache. If he didn't sing many words on "Amore mio", his vocals are even more sparse on this "Senorita". The major part of the vocals is done by background singers and it's interesting to find out that the 1979 European hit for disco group Chocolat's is almost one-to-one to El Pasador's original version. Listen to it yourself ...