Checkout the below listed latest and best top 10 best Finnish songs of all time 2017, Finland is home to a variety of musical styles, from heavy metal, classical, jazz, pop and hip hop. The Finnish people are always eager to savor the new and different in music, and adapt it, and create new compositions. Dance club music is a hot and heavy favorite in Finland, where visitors to the country can easily find a night spot to dance the night away. Below are some of the best known songs in Finland, from folk to heavy metal, with a little electronica tossed in for good measure.
- 10. Säkkijärven polkka – Various Artists
- 8. Would You Love a Monsterman – Lordi
- 7. F-F-F-Falling – The Rasmus
- 6. Sandstorm – Darude
- 5. Join Me (Join Me In Death) – HIM
- 4. Wake Me Up – Avicii Featuring Aloe Blacc
- 3. Missä muruseni on – Jenni Vartiainen
- 2. Pop musiikkia – Neija Baritonia
- 1. Over the Hills and Far Away – Nightwish
Here we present the list of top 10 best Finnish songs of all time 2017.
10. Säkkijärven polkka – Various Artists
“Säkkijärven polkka” is one of the most loved folk songs in all of Finland. It’s most famous cover was by Viljo Vesterinen in 1939. The song is also known as the “Karelian-Finnish Polka. The folk song has an interesting military history. At the time of the Continuation War, Soviets had left land mines within the city of Vipuri. It was discovered that the land mines could be detonated by using a three not chord, that was tuned into the radio frequency. It was this folk song that was used to detonate the mines. They played the song over 1500 over and over in 1941 in order to help detonate the mines.
8. Would You Love a Monsterman – Lordi
Finnish rock band Lordi hit number one in their native Finland with the track, “Would You Love a Monsterman”, in 2002 from their LP, “Get Heavy” and released to the public as a single. “Would You Love a Monsterman” peaked at number one on Finland’s music charts, and hung around on the charts, for a total of 29 weeks. Lordi has an international following, and was the first rock band to ever win at the Eurovision Contest. Heavy, catchy and fresh, “Would You Love a Monsterman” is a fine example of power metal.
7. F-F-F-Falling – The Rasmus
The Rasmus is a widely popular band from Helsinki, Finland that have been around since 1994 and are currently working on their latest album. “F-F-Falling” comes off of their fourth album, “Hell of a Collection”, and became a smash hit for the band in 2001, becoming one of Finland’s top selling singles on Finland’s Weekly Singles Chart, reaching the number one pole position, and staying on the charts for a total of 29 weeks. They are currently in the studio, working on their next collaboration, which is slated to be released in 2017.
6. Sandstorm – Darude
Darude is a Finnish musical artist and record producer. In 1999 he released his first album, “Before the Storm”, and selected “Sandstorm” as its lead single. “Sandstorm” has received international recognition, even attaining gold record status in the U.S. “Sandstorm” represents the sub genre of electronic music, called ‘trance’. Trance is designed to put the listener in a state of psychological and emotional euphoria, whether on the dance floor or listening quietly at home. Completely instrumental with no lyrics, “Sandstorm” became one of Finlands best selling singles, and remains so today, peaking at number one, and staying a total of 42 weeks on the Finland Singles Charts altogether.
5. Join Me (Join Me In Death) – HIM
“Join Me in Death” comes off of their album , “Razorblade Romance”, and was released by the Finnish band, HIM. Whereas the official title is “Join Me in Death”, they were required to shorten it to “Join Me” due to censorship. Ville Valo provides the vocal for that track and also explains it’s meaning, as a “…rock track of “Romeo and Juliet”, asking if you would die for love. Valo insists the track is not about suicide, but about surrender. “Join Me in Death” topped the charts in Finland and is known as one of that country’s top songs.
4. Wake Me Up – Avicii Featuring Aloe Blacc
Avicii is an international DJ and music producer from Scandinavia, who specializes in the production of progressive house music. “Wake Me Up” comes off of his first studio album from 2013, “True”, and was used as the lead single, and recieved both critical and commercial success, hitting the number one spot in 22 countries. “Wake Me Up” is referred to by fans as Avicii’s summer anthem, that life is a journey of our own making. It’s swift, upbeat and driving, with elements of country and pop, seamlessly fused together. “Wake Me Up” is considered ‘folk electronica’. Folk electronica fuses together acoustic instrumentation with electronica.
3. Missä muruseni on – Jenni Vartiainen
Jenni Vartiainen was a professional figure skater turned Finnish pop star. “Missä muruseni on” (Where My Sweetheart Is) came off of Jenni’s second studio album, “Seilli”, and was released as her third single on August 2010. “Missä muruseni on” made its initial appearance on the Finnish Singles Chart at the third spot. By its fourth week it hit the number one position and stayed there for eleven weeks. The track was composed by Mariska, a Finnish rapper, and is a beautiful love song using the winds as a metaphor of love at a great distance.
2. Pop musiikkia – Neija Baritonia
“Pop-musiikkia” (pop music) was recorded by the Finnish band, Neljä baritonia (the Four Baritones) : Ismo Alanko, Kalle Ahola, Ikka Alanko and A.W. Yrjänä . They released it as a single in November of 1997, and was the first and last song by the ‘Four Baritones’. The recording was a surprise hit, rapidly climing up the charts, becoming certified double platinum in the process. “Pop-musiikkia” spent a total of 34 weeks on the charts, peaking at number one. According to Finnish Charts, it became the third best selling single in Finlands history.
1. Over the Hills and Far Away – Nightwish
Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Finland and released their single, “Over the Hills and Far Away, in 2001. “Over the Hills and Far Away was their cover version of the Gary Moore track. A cover is always tricky, and to base an entire album on a cover, is even riskier yet. However, Nightwish made it work. They took the songs original structure, and layered it with their signature style, and in the process make a good song even better. The Nightwish version steadily climbed the Finnish Charts and become one of the top selling singles in Finnish music history, peaking at number one, and staying on the charts for 49 weeks total.
While Finland may be small, it’s big on hospitality, clubbing and the keen appreciation of the culture of its people. Though the climate may be a bit nippy at times, the hearts of the Finnish people are warm and welcoming. Whether your taste is punk, heavy rock, classical or folk, Finland has a style to offer any music fan.