Tuesday, April 20, 2010

April 20

There are too many people to write about today, particularly of the crazy, intent-on-world-domination types. But the winner of today's birthday brawl is Bjorn Skifs, lead singer of Blue Swede, among other things. His music career has lasted over 35 years, and he represented his homeland in Eurovision Song Contest twice. He's even got a hearty film resume, between his acting and screenwriting credits.
But to English speaking audiences, if he's anything at all, he's the guy who sings with that "ooga-chaka" band. Blue Swede's version of the standard "Hooked on a Feeling" was a number 1 hit in its mid-70's release, and a hipster revival when it appeared in the Reservoir Dogs soundtrack.
You don't remember how the song goes? It's like this:

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