26 Eurovision classics covered in Swedish

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By the second half of January, EMI Sweden will release a CD album entitled Festival Favoriter – Internationella hits paa svenska with 26 Swedish cover versions of Eurovision classics, from 1958 to 1977.

Leif Thorsson, once president of OGAE Sweden and author of the two editions of the book Melodifestivalen, was consulted to choose the tracks and this explainswhy, alongside well-known songs, collectors can find very rare material: "I approached the man responsible and he became really interested", Leif explains, "especially since it fitted well into the Festival Favoriter series released last January with MF-songs".

The complete track list:

  1. DorisBoom bang-a-bang
    1st for the United Kingdom in 1969 performed by Lulu
  2. Lars LönndahlI det blaa (Nel blu, dipinto di blu)
    3rd for Italy in 1958 performed by Domenico Modugno
  3. Carl-Erik ThörnSäg vackra ord till mig (Say wonderful things to me)
    4th for the United Kingdom in 1963 performed by Ronnie Carroll
  4. Marie-DiekeOm vaaren (Een beetje)
    1st for the Netherlands in 1959 performed by Teddy Scholten
  5. Alice BabsSov min älskling (Dors mon amour)
    1st for France in 1958 performed by André Claveau
  6. Bertil EnglundRing-a-ding (Ring-a-ding girl)
    4th for the United Kingdom in 1962 performed by Ronnie Carroll
  7. Gunnar Thim Säg att jag drömt (Net als toen)
    1st for the Netherlands in 1957 performed by Corry Brokken
  8. Gerd Persson & Tosse BarkSjung lilla faagel (Sing little birdie)
    2nd for the United Kingdom in 1959 performed by Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson
  9. Carli Tornehave Piove
    6th for Italy in 1959 performed by Domenico Modugno
  10. Lars LönndahlTina och Marina (Zwei kleine Italiener)
    6th for Germany in 1962 performed by Conny Froboess
  11. Marie DiekeAah ifall jag vore du ändaa (Uh, jeg ville oenske jeg var dig)
    5th for Denmark in 1959 performed by Birthe Wilke
  12. Gerd PerssonTom Pillibi
    1st for France in 1960 performed by Jacqueline Boyer
  13. Carli TornehaveAngelique
    5th for Denmark in 1961 performed by Dario Campeotto
  14. Kicki OscarssonVi möts och skiljs (L'amour s'en va)
    5th for Monaco in 1963 performed by Françoise Hardy
  15. Bertil EnglundTipi-tii
    7th for Finland in 1962 performed by Marion Rung
  16. Gitte HænningDet kan väl inte jag raa för (Poupée de cire, poupée de son)
    1st for Luxembourg in 1965 performed by France Gall
  17. Carl-Erik ThörnDu är som som skapad för mig (Uno per tutte)
    3rd for Italy in 1963 performed by Emilio Pericoli
  18. Anne-Lie Rydé & Sös FengerDrömdans (Dansevise)
    1st for Denmark in 1963 performed by Grethe & Jørgen Ingman
  19. Gunnar WiklundMerci chérie
    1st for Austria in 1966 performed by Udo Jürgens
  20. Gitte HænningLa la la (Lyckolaaten)
    1st for Spain in 1968 performed by Massiel
  21. Marianne Kock – Simsalabim (Jack in the box)
    4th for the United Kingdom in 1971 performed by Clodagh Rodgers
  22. PastellernaLer, ber och bönar (Beg, steal or borrow)
    2nd for the United Kingdom in 1972 performed by the New Seekers
  23. RasmusEn bit av mig själv (Tu te reconnaîtras)
    1st for Luxembourg in 1973 performed by Anne-Marie David
  24. EmigranternaTom tom tom
    6th for Finland in 1973 performed by Marion Rung
  25. Gitte HænningVi gratulerar (Congratulations)
    2nd for the United Kingdom in 1968
  26. Small Town SingersHar jag kommit hem (De mallemolen)
    12th for the Netherlands in 1977 performed by Heddy Lester

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