Uploaded March 5, 2010. http://youtu.be/9HfKgoOJn9M
Hia80 YouTube Channel video: The Ark - Calleth You Cometh I (LIVE at Allsång på Skansen 2003, Stockholm) Uploaded May 28, 2008. http://youtu.be/u5PNmHCvZg8
In my music-oriented post of this past Monday, titled, Sweet, sweet music to our ears: the 'Nashville' soundtrack album; 'Nashville' star Hayden Panettiere (Juliette Barnes) sings "Fame" and "Consider Me"; Clare Bowen (Scarlett O'Connor) and Sam Palladio (Gunnar Scott) sing "If I Didn't Know Better," and cause a ripple to turn into a wave; #ABCNashville, @haydenpanettier
I mentioned that I'd spent a good part of Saturday listening to the sweet sounds of the "Nashville" soundtrack album from the ABC-TV show, but that in between, around two o'clock, I hopped onto my computer and rode the Internet to Sweden and our friends at SVT Play.
Then, from thousands of miles away, I watched LIVE the fourth heat of this year's Melodifestivalen in Mälmo to send Sweden's representative to the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. http://www.eurovision.tv/page/malmo-2013
Since Sweden won last year in Azerbaijan with Loreen, Sweden will be hosting this year's competition in May. In fact, in the very arena where last Saturday's competition was held.
I also mentioned that it was probably the worst individual heat I'd seen in years, and that I even felt obliged at times to mute the volume because I was so NOT feeling it! :-(
What I didn't mention then was that the only time where I actually stood up and paid attention was when they introduced teen singer Ulrik Munther.
And that's only because the music intro they used to fire-up the crowd as he walked across the catwalk and onto the stage -at 0:45:33 here,
was The Ark's "Calleth You Cometh I," only one of the most melodic and punchy pop song of the past 25 years, and one of my Swedish favorites.
Literally, a song I have hummed to myself while stuck in traffic more times than I can count.
Which is why I have two versions of the song above today for you to see.
The second video was uploaded by Hia80, known here on the blog as "Sofia from Umeå," who was the savvy person we all have to thank for recording those four simply amazing videos of Robyn performing LIVE in concert in Skellefteå back on July 1, 2011, which I posted here a week later on July 9th, a post which received a ton of hits from all around the world:
Wow! Sofia in Umeå -a.k.a. Hia80- has four must-see home videos of Robyn performing at Skellefteå 2011 last Friday
Sofia's YouTubeChannel is at http://www.youtube.com/user/Hia80
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