Främling (song)

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Sweden "Främling"
Eurovision Song Contest 1983 entry
Country Sweden
Artist(s) Carola Häggkvist
Language Swedish
Composer(s) Lasse Holm
Lyricist(s) Monica Forsberg
Conductor Anders Ekdahl
Finals performance
Final result 3rd
Final points 126
Appearance chronology
◄ "Dag efter dag" (1982)   
"Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley" (1984) ►

"Främling" ("Stranger"), written by Lasse Holm and Monica Forsberg and arranged by Lennart Sjöholm, was the song performed by the 16-year-old Carola Häggkvist which won the Swedish Melodifestivalen 1983.

At the Eurovision Song Contest 1983 in Munich in the former West Germany the song finished third. It was performed fourth on the night, after the United Kingdom's song "I'm Never Giving Up" by Sweet Dreams, and before Italy's entry "Per Lucia" by Riccardo Fogli.

Främling as best reached a 5th place at the Swedish singles charts.


Cover versions[edit]

  • The Swedish heavy metal group Black Ingvars covered "Främling" on their 1998 album Schlager Metal.
  • Finnish singer Meiju Suvas covered the song in Finnish, called "Muukalainen" (like Främling, also translates as "stranger").
  • The Norwegian free-jazz band Farmers Market has covered "Främling" on several concerts, and on their 2008 album "Surfin' USSR".
Preceded by
Dag efter dag by Chips
Melodifestivalen winners
Succeeded by
Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley by Herreys

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
Norway 1[1]
Sweden 5[2]


  1. ^ "Främling". Norwegiancharts. 1983. Retrieved 15 October 2008. 
  2. ^ "Främling". Swedishcharts. 1983. Retrieved 15 October 2008.