Once again, I bow in the direction of Paul over at Fizzy Pop for turning me on to one of the most perfect pop songs I have heard this year. Enduring his endless admiration of Måns Zelmerlöw (kidding) has paid off, as his new duet with Maria Haukaas Storeng is an amazing update of Phil Seymour’s “Precious To Me”, which hit #22 here in the US back in 1981. I was thinking it had been a hit in the 70s, but either way, I have not thought of that song in at least 20 years.
There’s a lot of praise to go around on this track, but first and foremost, big props to whomever came up with the idea of using the song in the first place. It retains the charm of the original, but updates it in a way that sounds retro and current at the same time. Here’s hoping that this duet escapes Scandinavia and takes over the rest of the world.