Showing posts with label Tomas Ledin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tomas Ledin. Show all posts

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Just nu! - Tomas Ledin

'Just nu!' ('Right now!') was the Swedish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1980, performed by Tomas Ledin. The song talks about a man tired of the monotonous life in the city, in that moment he wants to live his life, he wants to feel the air in his lungs and perhaps to travel to Paris. During the performance at Eurovision, the cable was accidentally plugged out of Tomas Ledin's microphone. He was able to plug it in again, just in time before the start of the second verse.

The song was performed 8th on the night. At the close of voting, it had received 47 points, placing 10th in a field of 19 competitors.

My collection: 7" single no. 5587
Found: KEG Records, Sweden, received August 1, 2014
Cost: 2 euro
Tracks: 'Just nu!' / 'Det är säkert värt ett försök'

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Right now! - Tomas Ledin

Tomas Ledin represented Sweden during the 1980 Eurovision Song Contest with the song 'Just nu'. With the song, he finished number 10 in a field of 19 participants.

The song became a big hit in Scandinavia, but since he also recorded a version in English, called 'Right now!', he also scored in Greece and Portugal. This copy of the single is a promotion copy, made in Sweden.

My collection: 7" single no. 4336
Found: Chelsea Records, Antwerpen, December 1, 2009
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Right now!' / 'It's sure worth giving a try'

Monday, 11 May 2009

Never again - Tomas Ledin and Agnetha Fältskog

Tomas Ledin was born on February 25, 1952 in Rätan, Sweden. He started his career in pop music in 1972, debuting with his single 'Då ska jag spela'. After six studio albums and one live album, Ledin was approached by Abba's Benny Andersson to record for the band's company Polar Music. He joined Abba as a backing vocalist during their tour, but also got the chance to sing his own composition 'Not bad at all' during the show.

In 1982, he released the duet 'Never again' with Agnetha Fältskog from Abba. The song reached number 1 in Chile and was popular across Europe. In the Netherlands, the single peaked at number 24 in the Dutch Top 40.

My collection: 7" single no. 1396
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, March 7, 1991
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'Never again' (Tomas Ledin and Agnetha Fältskog) / 'Just for the fun' (Tomas Ledin)

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