This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Rock Bottom - Päin seinää
Danny and Armi Aavikko (both finnpicked several times as a solo artists) had a very succesful period as a duo in the 70's. One of the lesser known recordings they made was this "Päin seinää". It was included on their massive big seller album "Tahdon olla sulle hellä" in 1977. It was released also in single format, but failed to hit the charts. The original song was called "Rock Bottom"" and it was the UK entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1977, performed by Lynsey de Paul and Mike Moran. The song was also written by them. It fared well, receiving 121 points and placing 2nd in a field of 18, just behind France's Marie Myriam. You can see their lively ESC performance, here.