Forgotten Pop

Forgotten Songs! – This Week -Fairytale

There are so many songs that are out there everywhere then all of a sudden they disappear and you only hear from them very rarely that they can create a sense of nostalgic for you, the listener. So roll up and welcome to Forgotten Songs where we celebrate these forgotten wonders.


Fairytale – Alexander Rybak

Today we look at a single that was the winner for Norway in the 2009 Eurovision song contest. Fairytale was released the 12th January 2009, it was written by Alexander Rybak and it was produced by Kim Bergserth. The song Fairytale was apparently about Alexander’s ex-girlfriend. The song was elected for the Eurovision song contest through the Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix 2009 and won the vote om the biggest landslide in the competition history.

Fairytale won the Eurovision Song Contest on the 16th May 2009 with 387 points, which was a new record for the competition. The single did really well in the charts and went to number 1 in Belgium, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Denmark. In the United Kingdom the single went to number 10 in the charts.

I really liked this song, it was incredibly catchy and the chorus was one of those songs that would create an earworm, I have a very vivid memory of singing this song at night through the woods with friends. Even now this song is highly addictive.

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