This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Love Will Keep Us Together - Stop, ei tuhlata aikaa
Pepe Willberg recorded "Stop, ei tuhlata aikaa" (Stop, let's waste no time) for his debut solo album "Sinulle" in 1976. By coincidence, we seem to have Pertsa Reponen week, becouse the lyrics for this song were again done by him. The arrangements for the album were done by Markku Johansson. The original song "Love Will Keep Us Together" was the product of the pens of power songwriting-duo Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield. It was first released in the UK on Sedaka's 1973 LP "The Tra-La Days Are Over". However, it is best remembered for the 1975 cover version by The Captain & Tennille (finnpicked before, see here). It was their debut single, reaching number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1975 and it was the top US single for the entire year. You can see the joint performance of the duo and Neil Sedaka, here.