In 1996 the group DIE PALDAUER released a song called WORAUF DU DICH VERLASSEN KANNST with music by Alfons Weindorf and lyrics by Bernd Meinunger. Alfons wrote the music to the 1991 German Eurovision entry DIESER TRAUM DARF NIEMALS STERBEN sung by Atlantis 2000 and Bernd has written the lyrics for numerous Euro entries – but we look today at his lyrics to the German Euro entry of 1994 WIR GEBEN’NE PARTY sung by Mekado.
Dieter Bohlen had two songs in the 1989 Eurovision song contest
1 – AUSTRIA – NUR EIN LIED sung by Thomas Forstner
2 – GERMANY – FLIEGER sung by Nino de Angelo
Dieter Bohlen is of course one half of the very successful duo MODERN TALKING and he wrote this song for then READY FOR THE VICTORY.
Would have have had victory if they took part in Eurovision?
The Brunner brothers Karl and Johann together with Alfons Weindorf wrote the 1994 Eurovision entry for Austria FUR DEN FRIEDEN DER WELT sung by Petra Frey, The Brunner brothers released many songs over the years and this song DU BIST LEBEN FUR MICH they brought out in 1996, again using Alfons to write the melody and they provided the lyrics.
The second in our series of songs by EUROVISION composers – songs that were not their Eurovision entries.
Today it is HENRIK ABERG who is a Swedish singer (probably unknown outside of Sweden) and his song JENNY OCH JAG.
The song has two composers and both are Euro composers:
LASSE HOLM – he is most known as one of the composers of the 1983 Eurovision song of Sweden – Framling of Carola Haggkvist.
GERT LENGSTRAND – he is most know as one of the composers of the 1999 Eurovision song of Sweden and eventual winner that year – Take me to your heaven of Charlotte Nillson.
We start today with a new daily series with will probably stretch over 100 days to look at various EUROVISION composers but at OTHER songs they have composed. Often a Euro composer has just made it with one song in Eurovision but has had many others released and some even were bigger hits.
The first one is PIERRE KARTNER of THE NETHERLANDS. ESCCovers likes the song he wrote for SIENEKE called IK BEN VERLIEFD (SHA LA LIE). It was the entry of the Netherlands in 2010.
The song we look at is ALLEEN DROMEN DOEN WE APART (The only thing we do apart is dreaming) sung by the Dutch duo of Frank & Mirella. The single came out in 1994.