This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Saturday Night at the Movies - Lauantai on yhtä rautaa
The opening track of Kirka's 1983 album "Täytyy uskaltaa" was this "Lauantai on yhtä rautaa" (Saturday is just super). It was also released as a single but failed to make the charts. The lyrics were done by Raul Reiman under pseudonym Pyry Lunden. The original song was written by professional songwriter duo Cynthia Weill and Barry Mann and performed by another professional combo, The Drifters. The song "Saturday Night at the Movies" was a Top 20 hit in USA in 1964, when it was first released, but when re-issued in 1972 in UK, it became an even bigger hit and revived Drifters' career in UK and Europe. You can see the group perform the song in 1964, here.