Monday, June 7, 2010
10 Days with Europe's Top 10 Pop Music Scenes. #2.
Number 2: Finland. 12.24% GREEN (12.24% of that country's charting songs earned top marks on my spreadsheet)
The Finns are famous for their metal music scene, which garnered Euro-wide attention when Lordi became the least-likely band in Eurovision history ever to win the contest. The Finnish metal scene supports several subgenres, including Viking metal and folk metal. Nightwish are one of the most popular metal bands in Europe, although their diction is sometimes a bit off.
The Finns also appreciate the sort of Eurodum-dum-dance music I like, not to mention straight-up rock 'n' roll.
Some tracks from the last couple of years:
Aste - Poikkeus Sääntöön
Dacia - Liikaa Sulta Odotin (Dance Mix)
Deck Jagger - Gay Clubs Are Better
Jenni Vartiainen - En Haluu Kuolla Tänä Yönä
Stratovarius - Deep Unknown
Turmion Kätilöt - Verkko Heiluu
Uniklubi - Kukka
Waldo's People - Lose Control
The list so far:
#10: The Netherlands