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Boogaloo (song)

Sweden "Boogaloo"
Eurovision Song Contest 1987 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Mikael Wendt
Lyricist(s)
Christer Lundh
Conductor
Finals performance
Final result
12th
Final points
50
Appearance chronology
◄ "E' de' det här du kallar kärlek?" (1986)   
"Stad i ljus" (1988) ►

"Fyra bugg och en Coca Cola" ("Four chewing gums (Bugg was a brand of chewing gum that was popular in Sweden in the 60's-80's) and a Coca-Cola"), also called "Fyra bugg", is a Swedish language song, written by Mikael Wendt and Christer Lundh. Swedish dansband and pop singer Lotta Engberg won the Swedish Melodifestivalen 1987 in Sweden with this song. The lyrics are about summer. Because of international advertising rules, the song was renamed to "Boogaloo" in the Eurovision Song Contest 1987.

Single

On 13 February 1987, the single Fyra Bugg & en Coca Cola was released, with the song "En helt ny dag" as the B-side. The single peaked at #19 at the Swedish singles chart.

Svensktoppen

On 19 April 1987 the song achieved first place in the Swedish chart Svensktoppen. Although Lotta Engberg had many hits throughout her career, Fyra Bugg & en Coca Cola is considered her signature song.

Trivia

  • A Swedish television clip from 1987 featured to-be prime minister Carl Bildt doing sing-along to Fyra bugg och en Coca Cola when he visited a music studio. Bildt, who was wearing headphones, was distinctly off-key in his singing performance, and this clip has been used several times by comedy shows on Swedish television.[1]
  • In relation to Swedish Melodifestivalen 2010, Timo Räisänen performed the song.[2]

Chart positions

Chart (1987) Peak position
Sweden 19[3]

References

  1. ^ Expressen, January 9, 2008: Carl Bildts kavajkupp
  2. ^ SVT Play 2010 - Timo tolkar Fyra Bugg & en Coca Cola Archived July 18, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "4 Bugg & en Coca Cola". Swedishcharts. 1987. Retrieved 21 November 2007.
Preceded by
E' de' det här du kallar kärlek? by Lasse Holm and Monica Törnell
Melodifestivalen winners
1987
Succeeded by
Stad i ljus by Tommy Körberg