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Bra vibrationer (song)

Sweden "Bra vibrationer"
Eurovision Song Contest 1985 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Kikki Danielsson
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Conductor
Finals performance
Final result
3rd
Final points
103
Appearance chronology
◄ "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley" (1984)   
"E' de' det här du kallar kärlek?" (1986) ►

"Bra vibrationer" ("Good vibrations"), written by Ingela Forsman and composed by Lasse Holm, was the Swedish entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 1985, performed by Kikki Danielsson.

History

Danielsson won the right to perform at Gothenburg by winning the Swedish national final, Melodifestivalen 1985, where she was the first singer to perform. The song won by seven points over the second-place finisher, Dan Tillberg with his song "Ta min hand."

At Gothenburg, the song was performed sixteenth on the night, after Switzerland's Mariella Farré and Pino Gasparini with "Piano, Piano", and before Austria's Gary Lux with "Kinder dieser Welt." At the end of judging that evening, "Bra vibrationer" took the third-place slot with 103 points. Finland and Norway both awarded Sweden 12 points that night. Danielsson's performance was backed up by dancers Mary Johnson and David Johnson.

Sung in contemporary schlager music style, the singer relates her strong emotions upon falling in love with a man with whom she had just met. She is concerned about things moving too fast, but in the end, she feels "good vibrations" and is very happy with what has transpired.

After Eurovision, the song was placed at #12 on the Swedish charts, and it stayed in the top 50 for eight weeks.

Track listing (single)

  1. Bra vibrationer
  2. Plingeling

Trivia

Other recordings

  • Swedish musician Magnus Svensson recorded the song on his 1985 album "The Organ Sounds of Magnus".[2]
  • Swedish group Lars Vegas trio recorded the song on their 1993 maxisingle-CD Kikki Resque.[3]
  • At Körslaget 2008 the song was performed by Siw Malmkvist's Team Siw, and its version also appeared on the official compilation album.[4]
  • At Dansbandskampen 2008 the song was performed by Scotts.
  • A Framåt fredag version was called "Bra sensationer" ("Good sensations") describing newspaper's attempt to sell issues[5] Another version in the same radio programme was called "För många nationer" ("Too many nations") referring to the discussions of neighboring votes at the Eurovision Song Contest.[6]
  • In 2015 Kumba M'bye & Amanda Serra performed an own version at TV4's Lyckliga gatan.[7]
  • As a part of the eight season of Så mycket bättre, a cover version of the song was released by fellow Melodifestivalen winner Eric Saade. Saade's version, titled "Bra vibrationer (vill ha mer)", featured additional lyrics as well as an updated sound.[8]

Charts

Kumba M'bye & Amanda Serra

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 63

Eric Saade

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 72

References

  1. ^ "Poplight - Lena Philipsson". Archived from the original on 2015-10-02. Retrieved 2015-10-02.
  2. ^ Information at Svensk mediedatabas
  3. ^ Information at Svensk mediedatabas
  4. ^ "Körslaget" (in Swedish). Svensk mediedatabas. 2008. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
  5. ^ Framåt fredag - Bra sensationer
  6. ^ Framåt fredag - För många nationer
  7. ^ Yvonne Erlandsson (22 January 2015). "Bra vibrationer med skånsk rapdrottning" (in Swedish). Skånskan. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  8. ^ Johanna Hagström (18 November 2017). "Icona Pop gjorde slut i baktakt" (in Swedish). Göteborgsposten. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Bra vibrationer". Swedishcharts. 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  10. ^ "Bra vibrationer (vill ha mer)". Swedishcharts. 2017. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
Preceded by
Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley by Herreys
Melodifestivalen winners
1985
Succeeded by
E' de' det här du kallar kärlek? by Lasse Holm and Monica Törnell