First, there was this French song, by our beloved husky superstar Vanessa Contenay-Quinones, together with her O’s (don’t forget to check out her new song!). Then, while searching for non-English filles to play in my podcast, I bumped onto Ania Dabrowska (pictured). A star in Poland, where she scored a hit with the same song about Charlie Charlie, only in Polish. Then I found out that Charlie Charlie was written by O’s member Niclas Frisk, who originally wrote it in English (in 2001) for Nina Persson’s A Camp. Can’t decide which version is my favourite. Ania Dabrowska also sang with Nouvelle Vague (a Robert Palmer cover on the third NV-album 3, but also live in Poland, see this video) and recently released an album with soundtrack-covers in English, wonder where she got that idea. Her Polish albums are way better, try her second album.

Vanessa & the O’s – Charlie Charlie
Ania Dabrowska – Charlie Charlie
A Camp – Charlie Charlie

Written by guuzbourg

French girls, singing. No, sighing. Making me sigh. Ah.

This article has 2 comments

  1. Lewis Francis

    LOVE Ania, didn’t realie Polish could sound so sexy!

  2. theo

    good thing it wasn’t a big hit for A Camp or someone out there would have realized that the lyrics are way too close to part of Frank Mills in Hair…