Showing posts with label Carola. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Carola. Show all posts

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Captured by a lovestorm - Carola

Carola represented Sweden for the second time during the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest. The song she performed was 'Fångad av en stormvind', a dynamic song with a rather stupid choreography. While she finished third in 1981 with 'Främling', expectations were very high indeed.

Carola came through: while she ended up with exactly the same amount of points from the international juries as Amina's 'Le dernier qui a parlé...', the rules dictated that the song that got the 'douze points' the most won. And so Carola went away with the victory. Unfortunately, I have to add, because the other song was the artistic triumph of the two.

My collection: 7" single no. 1441
Found: Free Record Shop, Den Haag, May 24, 1991
Cost: 6,5 guilders
Tracks: 'Captured by a lovestorm' / 'Fångad av en stormvind'

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Love isn't love - Carola

This is the English version of 'Främling', the song with which Carola represented Sweden during the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest. Presumably she tried to conquer the UK with this single, but it was an unsuccessful attempt. The single was also widely available in the Netherlands, but I'm not sure whether it helped in achieving number 7 in the Dutch Top 40.

While Carola didn't win Eurovision in 1983, she returned in 1991 to win the Contest with 'Fangad av en stormvind'.

My collection: 7" single no. 3718
Found: Record fair, Den Haag, May 23, 2009
Cost: 3 euro
Tracks: 'Love isn't love' / 'Life'

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Je ogen hebben geen geheimen / Främling - Carola

Swedish singer Carola was born on September 8, 1966. She represented Sweden in the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest with 'Främling', which ended up in third place. Carola proceeded to record three versions in other languages: 'Love isn't love' (English), 'Fremder' (German) and 'Je ogen hebben geen geheimen', the Dutch version which helped the single get to number 7 in the Dutch Top 40.

The album of the same name sold over one million copies in Sweden, making it the biggest-selling album in Swedish music history.

My collection: 7" single no. 2971
Found: February 21, 1998
Cost: 4 guilders
Tracks: 'Je ogen hebben geen geheimen' / 'Främling'

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