This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The Wonder Of You - Sä ihmeitä teet
Arto Sotavalta released "Sä ihmeitä teet" (You're working wonders) in 1970 as a single, but it flopped. The song was also on his "Arto Sotavalta" album, released in the same year. The Finnish lyrics were provided by Pertsa Reponen. The original song "The Wonder Of You" was a big hit for Elvis Presley in 1970, but the first version was done by Ray Peterson already in 1959. The song became a Top 40 hit for him on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 25. But Ray's breakthrough happened in the following year when his "Tell Laura I Love Her" was a worldwide smash hit.