Sunday, July 25, 2010

Atmosphere - Voi tätä tunnelmaa

Seija Simola recorded "Voi tätä tunnelmaa" (Oh, what an atmosphere) in 1985, trying to jump in the disco bandwagon. Although the recording is quite good, it did not attract record buying public. The lyrics were provided by Vexi Salmi under the pseudonym of "Antero Ollikainen". The original song was called "Atmosphere" and it was written by British producer and songwriter Ben Findon, who worked especiallkly with Billy Ocean. This disco song, however, was performed by Russ Abbott. He was best known as a TV comedian, winning the British "Funniest Man On Television" award five times. "Atmosphere" was the most successful of his music singles peaking at number 7 in the UK charts. You can see him perform the song, here.

Here's the pair:

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