Norwegian Music

Because music has been central to a number of the six described here, it is impossible not to write about music and cultural historical events. I thought on mentioning cabaret artists such as: Bokken Lasson, Arild Feldborg, Arvid Nilssen, Kari Diesen, Ernst Diesen, Lalla Carlsen, Carsten Carlsen, Per Kvist, Einar Rose, Leif Juster, Inger Jacobsen, The Monn Keys, Per Asplin, Nora Brockstedt, Arve Opsahl, Rolf Just Nilsen, Norma Balean, Alfred Næss, Einar Schanke, Egil Monn-Iversen, Sølvi Wang, Elisabeth Granneman, Harald Heide Steen jr., Rolf Wesenlund, Elsa Lystad, Dizzie Tunes, Grethe Kausland, Benny Borg, Day Frøland Wenche Myhre, 3 Busserulls, Tramteatret, Great Garlic Girls, Lars Klevstrand, Øystein Sunde, Øivind Blunck, Hege Schøyen, Nils Vogt, and maybe more. But I have not done that. There are limitations on what you may expect of serving.

I will rather say that following artists have achieved respectable positions on the charts in the period 1958-1990. Here are lots to show off, and that is not immediately so easy to check for inaccuracies and bluff. Thus, I have not seen any reason to verify facts about the artists mentioned here:

1958:

Bjørg & Per Gunnar: "Så kom våren til Tarina" (14 weeks in 1958 and 1959)

Engedahl & Stordahl: "Liselotte" (2 weeks)

Bjørg Bjørklund & Mikkel Aas: "Det blå hav" (1 week) (link to a modern version)

Bjørg Bjørklund & Mikkel Aas: "På Billy Bryants Kafe" (3 weeks)

1959:

Per Asplin: "En glad calypso om våren" (18 uker) (link to a modern version)

Vidar Sandbeck: "Pengegaloppen" (22 uker) (link to a "cover" version

Engedahl & Stordahl: "Ungkarsvalsen" (16 uker i 1959 og1960) (link to an instrumental version)

Vidar Sandbeck: "Gull og grønne skoger" (12 uker i 1959, 1960) (link to a version)

Engedahl & Stordahl: "Piken i dalen" (8 uker) (link to a modern version)

Nora Brockstedt: "Augustin" (7 uker) (Here the Swedish Eurovision song from 1959)

Per Asplin og The Monn Keys – "En glad calypso om våren" (5 uker) (link to another modern version)

1960:

Nora Brockstedt – "Er du glad i meg ennå, Karl Johan?" (5 uker)

Inger Jacobsen – "Frøken Johansen og jeg" (4 uker)

1962:

Grynet Molvig – "Det var du som sa nei" (3 uker)

1963:

Arne Bendiksen – "Jeg vil ha en blå ballong" (2 uker)

Wenche Myhre – "Gi meg en cowboy til mann" (4 uker)

1968:

Inger Lise Andersen – "Romeo og Julie" (3 uker)

Inger Lise Andersen – "Fru Johnsen" (9 uker)

1969:

Kirsti Sparboe – "Oj, oj, oj, så glad jeg skal bli" (4 uker)

1970-71:

Gro Anita Schønn – "En enkel sang om frihet" (8 uker)

1972:

Stein Ingebrigtsen – "Cento Campane" (6 uker)

1973:

Wenche Myhre – "Jeg og du og vi to" (14 uker)

Stein Ingebrigtsen – "Bare du" (3 uker)

Lillebjørn Nilsen – "Barn av regnbuen" (11 uker)

1974:

Inger Lise Rypdal – "En spennende dag for Josefine" (8 uker)

1978:

Jahn Teigen – "Mil etter mil" (5 uker)

Geir Børresen – "Smurfesangen" (8 uker)

1980:

Sverre Kjeldberg og Mattis Hætta – "Sámiid ædnan" (4 uker)

1981:

Lars Kilevold – "Livet er for kjipt" (4 uker)

Jannicke – "Svake mennesker" (14 uker)

Beranek – "Dra til hælvete" (1 uke)

1982:

Casino Steel og Gary Holton – "Ruby (Don't Take Your Love to Town)" (2 uker)

1983:

The Monroes – "Sunday People" (5 uker)

1985:

The Monroes – "Cheerio" (7 uker)

a-ha – "Take on Me" (2 uker)

1986:

Bobbysocks – "Waiting for the Morning" (1 uke)

a-ha – "I've Been Losing You" (4 uker)

1987:

a-ha – "The Living Daylights" (3 uker)

1988:

a-ha – "Stay on These Roads" (Minst 5 uker)

Viggo Sandvik – "Fisking i Valdres" (3 uker)

Vidar Theisen & The Retrievers – "Heavy Metal" (4 uker)

1990:

a-ha – "Crying in the Rain" (7 uker)

You know of course that Bjørg Bjorklund was one of the famous "Bjorklund sisters" (søstrende Bjørklund) and when you mention Inger Lise Andersen who eventually became Inger Lise Rypdal you will not avoid mentioning "Mrs. Johnson." Why ?? You just to read on, and you might find the answer. Here is a lot of music history (as you see).




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