This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Friday, April 8, 2011
The Ketchup Song - Ketsuppitanssi
This is an exceptional finnpick, because the song has been released in this century. Sheidi (real name unknown to me ... ) recorded "Ketsuppitanssi" (Ketchup dance) in 2002, and had a minor hit with it. However, it didn't make her a permanent star. One of her better moments was performing as one of Finland’s backing singers (to Laura's "Addicted To You") in the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest in Tallinn. The Finnish lyrics for today's finnpick were written by Ilkka Vainio, who is he son of our past lyric master Juha Vainio. The original tune "The Ketchup Song" (aka "Asereje") was a worldwide massive hit for Spanish girl group Las Kethcup. At the time of their breakthrough in 2002 the group comprised of the three daughters of Juan Muñoz, a famous Spanish flamenco guitarist known as El Tomate (The Tomato). Hence the name "Las Ketchup". In 2006 a fourth sister joined the group to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest with "Un Blodymary" (losing miserably to Lordi's "Hard Rock Hallelujah" ;-)). You can see the group perform (and dance) "Asereje", here. Additionally we present another Finnish version, the irresistibly contagious song called "Paten salsa" by Smurffit ...