Saturday, December 18, 2010

This Guy's in Love With You - Vain mies

It's again time for "Both Sides Now". The B-side to yesterday's finnpick of Lasse Mårtenson was this "Vain mies" (Only a man). The Finnish lyrics were by Lasse himself, made under pseudonym "L. Vaajakorpi". The arrangement was done Esko Linnavalli. The original song was a Burt Bacharach & Hal David -written hit for Herb Alpert. Alpert originally sang "This Guy's in Love with You" on a 1968 television show. In response to numerous viewer telephone calls, the song was released as a single and reached the number one spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in June of that year,

Here's the pair:

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