This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Jimmy Dean - Piirtelet mun sydämeen
Cat Cat -duo represented Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest back in 1994 in Dublin. Apart from the ESC -entry "Bye Bye Baby" the Kätkä sisters didn't really have other big hits. This post-Eurovision single "Piirtelet mun sydämeen" (You make drawings in my heart) released in 1995 as a CD single, might have been a hit (but for some reason, it wasn't). The lyrics were provided by another Finnish pop star Tauski (real name Tauno Peltonen). The original song was of Swedish origin and was a smash success for all-girl group Troll in 1989. Troll included 7 (!) girls - all childhood friends - from the city of Falun. This "Jimmy Dean" (with reference to James Dean) was their only big Scandinavian hit and after two albums and a couple of more singles they folded up. You can see them perform the song in this video clip.