Friday, 26 December 2014

Motorcycle Mama - Harpo

Swedish singer Harpo is best known for his worldwide hit 'Moviestar', which was a hit in 1975. He followed that single up with this one: 'Motorcycle mama', a song with a lyric that mentions various Sixties phenomena, such as Woodstock, Jimi Hendrix, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band and Ravi Shanker. Still, it only charted in Sweden and Denmark, peaking at number 8 and 9 respectively.

This single is memorable (or should be) because of the B-side, as it gives us a Christmas song, and one that hasn't been played to death. 'Beautiful Christmas' was written by Harpo himself. You won't find it on most of the Christmas compilation albums, so I consider this to be a rather exclusive Christmas experience. Enjoy!

My collection: 7" single no. 5399
Found: unknown
Tracks: 'Motorcycle mama' / 'Beautiful Christmas'


  1. Hi there! Thanks for all the posts! I tried to download the Harpo Beautiful Christmas track many times and it won't go….? Is it me?? Can you advice?? Thank you

    1. Tracks are meant for listening, not downloading. Although if you can configure your pc to record the sounds you're listening to, that's your prerogative of course. :)

  2. Hmmmm….. I was able to DL the A side though….?? Thanks anyway.


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