Friday, January 25, 2013

The Top Unknown/Underrated Songs of the Rock Era: "Nocture" by Secret Garden

Here is one of the best groups you may not have heard about.  They won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1995 with this song.  Among the songs they have written are "You Raise Me Up", which became a huge hit for Josh Groban and has been recorded by several other artists, and "Heartstrings", which was recorded by Barbra Streisand.

"Nocturne" helped the album Songs from a Secret Garden sell over one million copies and land on the New Age album chart for over two years.  Despite this overwhelming success, the song only reached #20 in the Netherlands, #24 in Belgium and #26 in Sweden and didn't even reach the major charts of the United States, the U.K., Canada, Australia or Germany.   
Secret Garden

Words and music by violinist Fionnuala Sherry and composer/pianist Rolf Lovland.

La dagen få
Sin hvile nå
Og natten vil våke for den

Selv mörket må
En gang forgå
Så natten kan föde en dag

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