Since I am from Finland, I feel that I need to make some excuses on part of my home country:
It's not actually a real 'music video' but rather a tv studio performance circa -76. The version sung in Finnish was major hit in Finland and of course they tried to follow Abba's path and go international with the english version. Of course it does not make it any better but please remember at leasts that we were NOT part of Societ Union at the Time. Anyway, the guy, Danny is The Tom Jones of Finland and he is still going strong and rocking exactly the same style and he is still really popular.
Armi, the girl, unfortunately is dead already. She had -some- problems with alcohol and things during the years after she parted ways with Danny and it was quite sad really.
I can't seem to find video of it online, but it greatly reminded me of THIS, except not as horrific. The singing and (line)dancing stormtroopers are so mindwarping that it shames even the "fart dance" mentioned above.
a filmic analysis of this music video: ok, so i am convinced that this music video is based off of Grease (1978), the American music that filtered the 1950's through the lens of the 70's, albeit mainstream 70's. two examples of why this music video is based off of Grease: first, the main male and female singers are clear spin-offs of John Travolta and Olivia Newton John, and, second, the final scene of the film features the two protagonists riding off into the beyond in a car. what is so intriguing about the music video is that it is twice removed from the reality of 50's America - not only like Grease does it offer a retrospective look at American society, but further it is a cross-cultural look. which is why i think that it is so fucking weird.
I think Armi and Danny were the biggest disaster in Finnish music scene. I just don't understand why Danny is still so popular - he has no singing skill at all. I'm puzzled.
He is really cheesy (a very accurate word to describe him), he looks like he can't accept that he's well over 50, and the only thing I can think of while looking at his pic is OMG he's Gary Glitter with double the cheesyness...
I really, really, really hate his "music" too... :P
I'm amazed nobody has seen this!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaaB_gsS5GQ&mode=related&search=
Danny is not finnish Tom Jones, he is finnish Johnny Holliday (french Elvis)!! Actually I played couple of gigs with Big D (that's what we call Him up here in Finlandia) few years ago…He had his black leather suit with metal things in it and 6 dancing girls around him! ;D
But I have to say he has recorded some dope stuff back in the 60's. And he was the first artist to have a "big" stage show up here with snakes, fire and everything else cool…