Sunday, April 24, 2011

German Classics: No No Never - Päris Anny

No No Never, the 2006 German entry by Texas Lightning finished rediculously low in the Athens contest.
The song is a fine slice of Perfect Pop Country which would have been a world wide #1 hit if it was by Katy Perry and about oral sex. The Texas Lighting boys and girl had to make do with a German charttopper. No No Never sold over 300.000 cdsingles in Germany and also was a top 10 hit in Austria and Switzerland.
Päris Anny from Estonia recorded a quite straightforward version of the song. Except it is in Estonian and titled See On Tema

Special thanks to Margo.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

German Classics : Ein Bisschen Frieden - Jeon Young

Pic nicked from
A German classic for Easter couldn’t be any other song than Nicole’s 1982 winner Ein Bisschen Frieden (A Little Peace). It was Germany’s first winning song and the song became an almost worldwidehit, a U.K. #1 even.

Nicole recorded the song in a variety of languages herself, but since she didn’t do Korean here’s a version by Jeon Young titled Jag Eun Pyeong Hwa. The song was recorded in 1983.


More Ein Bisschen Frieden at Eurocovers:
Norwegian at The Oslo Weeks, and a Korean dance version at the Eurocovers Summer Break.

Düsseldorf 2011
For all your release news, versions info and chart updates on the 2011 contest, please check out The Düsseldorf Collection.:
U.K. - Yes Blue Can! Tracklist
Recommended: Handbook for Düsseldorf
San Marino - Stand By in German and Russian
Germany: TBAS coverversions to avoid.
Croatia : Listen to German, Russian, French versions
Austria: Nadine Beiler, remix out now
Cyprus: Listen to the song now! Updates
Sweden - Eric Saade new digital releases
Latvia - Musiqq cdsingle out now, remix.
Macedonia - update, more versions recorded.
Bulgaria - Poli Genova updates.
Finland - Paradise Oskar single and album

Sunday, April 17, 2011

German Classics: Zwei Kleine Italiener - Lauku Muzikanti

Todays German Classic is a Latvian coverversion of Zwei Kleine Italiener, made famous by Conny Fröboess in 1962.
Lauku Muzikanti (Country Musicians) are a Schlager band from Latvia founded in 1987. They have recorded hundreds of songs since then and are still going strong, although the line up has changed on many occasions.

Zwei Kleine Italiener becomes Vecie Draugi (Old friends)  in the hands of the Muzikanti and it is from the 1997 album Šeit Un Šonakt (And here tonight). 
Latvian coverversions of Eurovision songs seem almost non-existant.  There's not even a hand full and most (2) are by this band. They also recorded Julie (Yugoslavia 1983)

More Zwei Kleine Italiener at Eurocovers:
I have also updated the Zwei Kleine Italiener document.
You can find all info on Conny's own versions and 120 coverversions here (word document).

Saturday, April 16, 2011

German Classics: Dschinghis Khan - The Royal Sprites

With Eurovision 2011 in Düsseldorf, it's time for some more German Classics at Eurocovers.
This is a version of the 1979 German entry Dschinghis Khan (เจงกิสข่าน) by legendary Thai band The Royal Sprites (รอยัล สไปรท์ส) They made the song popular in Thailand in 1981.  

Older Eurocovers post with Dschinghis Khan:
Joshua (Chinese)
Vladimir Devyatov and Amarhuu Borhuu (Russian)
and some animated Dschinghis Khan offspring (Korean / Finnish).

I have also updated the document on Dschinghis Khan.
Find out all about Dschinghis Khan's own versions and 128 coverversions in this word document.

For all your release news, versions info and chart updates on the 2011 contest, please check out The Düsseldorf Collection.