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How international stars coated Russian songs (VIDEOS)

One of the preferred disco songs of the 2000s was ‘Around The World’ by German pop band ATC. It held first place on the nationwide German hit parade for a complete 6 weeks, additionally turning into the chief of different European music charts.

Sergei Zhukov.

It was authored by Sergei Zhukov and Alexei Potekhin – musicians from the Russian band ‘Ruki Vverkh’. The tune was launched in Russia in 1998, carried out by one of many band’s singers, Elizaveta Rodnyanskaya; German producers heard it and made a canopy that went viral across the whole world.

Later, dozens of covers have been made for this tune and virtually all of them grew to become successful. Among them have been The Disco Boys (2012), Carolina Marquez ft. Flo Rida & Dale Saunders (2013) and Melanie C with the Berlin Orchestra (2018).

Recently, one other cowl for this tune was launched in Russia referred to as ‘Pyatnitsa’ (‘Friday’).

Read extra about this tune right here.

At the tip of the Nineteen Eighties, on the wave of perestroika, U.S. and Soviet artwork employees started corresponding and arranging inventive gatherings.

The Cover Girls.

That’s how American producers acquired within the tune by well-known Soviet composer Viktor Reznikov – ‘Domovoy’. New lyrics have been written for his music, a dance association was arrange and the tune named ‘Don’t Stop Now’ went on to overcome the U.S. music charts. And it was carried out by ‘The Cover Girls’, a well-liked band on the time.

After the success of this tune overseas, Viktor Reznikov and musician Dan Merrill based the band SUS (Soviet Union-United States) in 1991. Reznikov made a number of “American versions” of his Russian songs; nonetheless, they solely managed to report 4 of them. At the start of 1992, the composer died in a automobile crash in St. Petersburg.

The tune ‘These Eyes’ is his ‘Priznanie’ (‘Confession’).

The U.S. indie-band Brazzaville coated Russian and Soviet hits many occasions, however the tune ‘Zvezda Po Imeni Solntse’ (‘Star Called Sun’) grew to become in all probability probably the most well-known.


Their 2006 album was additionally named after this monitor. The band carried out in Russia a number of occasions and even recorded singles with Russian musicians.

The Italian band Vanilla Sky determined to not simply make a contemporary cowl for this Soviet tune, but additionally to sing it in Russian. ‘Zvenit Yanvarskaya Vyuga’ was first heard within the film ‘Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future’, carried out by Nina Brodskaya.

This tune by Soviet composer Raimonds Pauls and poet Andrei Voznesensky is likely one of the most recognizable in Alla Pugacheva’s repertoire. Unexpectedly, it grew to become extremely standard in Asian international locations. You can discover many alternative covers of it from totally different years on the Internet in Japanese, in Korean and even in Persian. There have been even speculations that, in actuality, it was a Japanese people tune! But no, it actually was a Soviet bard tune.

Australian band The Seekers truly coated a Russian people tune about Stenka Razin. And it grew to become successful on the Australian and British music charts on the finish of the Nineteen Sixties!

It’s nonetheless carried out in Russia, particularly at people music concert events.

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Source: RBTH