En ledig dag

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"En ledig dag"
En Ledig Dag single cover.jpg
Single by Anni-Frid Lyngstad
from the album Anni-Frid Lyngstad
B-side "Peter kom tillbaka"
Released September 1967
Format 7" vinyl
Recorded 11 September 1967 at Europafilm Studio, Stockholm[1]
Genre Pop, jazz
Length 2:55
Label His Master's Voice
Songwriter(s)
  • Bengt Sten
  • Matteo Chiosso
  • Bruno de Filippi
Producer(s) Olle Bergman
Anni-Frid Lyngstad singles chronology
"En ledig dag"
(1967)
"Din"
(1967)
"En Ledig Dag"
(1967)
"Din"
(1967)

En ledig dag (English: A Day Off) is a song written by Bengt Sten and Matteo Chiosso.[1] En ledig dag is the debut single released by Swedish singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad. The melody is based on another song titled "Weekend in Portofino", composed by Bruno de Filippi,[1] this single was originally released as a non-album single in September 1967, but has been included on her compilation albums, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, "Tre kvart från nu" and "Frida 1967–1972".

Background[edit]

Dagen-H performance, recording session[edit]

After winning the Swedish talent competition called "New Faces" on 3 September 1967, Lyngstad performed the song live on TV, at the day of "Dagen H", where Sweden changed their traffic from left-hand road to their right-hand road. Lyngstad's recording took place at Europafilm Studio, Stockholm and recorded her vocals in a single take.[2]

Legacy and impact[edit]

En ledig dag did not chart at the time of the release but is said to be circulated in Svensktoppen's charts, alongside with Lyngstad's continuous singles.[2] She did not reach to her breakthrough until two years later, she appeared as a contestant for Melodifestivalen, singing "Härlig är vår jord" and toured with Charlie Norman's cabaret shows.[2] Nonetheless, this single marked the turning point of Anni-Frid's life that her singing career would become successful in the future.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Frida 1967 - 1972". Discogs. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Frida 1967 - 1972 Liner Notes, English translation". Carl Magnus Palm. Retrieved 27 December 2016.