vendredi 9 décembre 2016

"Greatest Lover" and "Trojan Horse" on the Finnish singles chart

   Front cover of "Sisaltaa hitin ( 1972 -2005 )" by Timo Pennanen

Through combined sources (see list below), I found out recently that Luv' scored two hits on the Finnish hit parade in early 1979. "You're the Greatest Lover" peaked at #26 and "Trojan Horse" reached #16

Book: "Sisaltaa hitin ( 1972 -2005 )" by Timo Pennanen, Helsinki: Otava pubishing, 2006. 

The same year, Finnish disco pop singer Mona Carita covered two other Luv' tracks: "Casanova" and "Eeny Meeny Miny Moe" which were included on her debut album.

Front cover of Mona Carita's first LP

Voi mikä Casanova

Kuti kuti kultasein (Eeny Meeny Miny Moe)

Unlike Benelux and German-speaking countries, Finland was not an export priority for the girl group. 

Several Luv' songs appeared on Finnish compilations released by Finnlevy (a label founded by Musiikki-Fazer and Philips-Polygram):

Super Disco Dancing (including "You're the Greatest Lover" - 1979)

Disco Studio (including "Trojan Horse" - 1979)

Dance Hits 90 (including "Welcome To My Party" - 1990)

Summer Hits (including "Luv' Hitpack" - 1990)

In 1992, when Luv's line-up consisted of Marga Scheide, Carina Lemoine and Diana van Berlo, the trio took part in the taping of a TV special for NCRV in Rovaniemi, Lapland situated next to the Arctic Circle:

This Old Heart Of Mine (1992)


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