Sunday, June 08, 2008

You Weren't There... Distant Far Away...

You know... I don't post enough ballads on here. Although I post a lot of upbeat pop songs... I have a soft spot for a good ballad. Although if you're a regular reader I'm sure you've figured that out by now. My love for Westlife is no secret.

When Lene Marlin debuted in 1998 with her first single 'Unforgivable Sinner' the song became the biggest selling single in Nowegian music history when it stayed at #1 for 8 weeks. Lene Marlin then had an international hit back in '99/00 with - 'Sitting Down Here.'

When she released her second album in 2003 the first single didn't fare as well and most of you probably never even heard it. The song was called - You Weren't There. The song isn't groundbreaking or anything... but there's something about it that I love. When I listen to it I feel like there is a lot of emotion there... I find it a very sad song. What do you think?


BigBackDoor said...

Blimey,I didn't recognise her from that pic.I've only ever seen her pics from the cd booklet for 'Playing My Game'.
I'd pretty much forgotten about her,and did not know that she'd released anything since her debut album.
Anyway,I downloaded this song and I really like it (thanks),and it even prompted me to dig out her old album to give it a spin,and put a few of it's tracks on my ipod.
So,hurrah for you reminding how good Lene Marlin can be.

Troy said...

aww yay!! Mission Accomplished!

Thansk bud

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