Reggae OK

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Finland "Reggae OK"
Eurovision Song Contest 1981 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Jim Pembroke
Lyricist(s)
Olli Ojala
Conductor
Otto Donner
Finals performance
Final result
16th
Final points
27
Appearance chronology
◄ "Huilumies" (1980)   
"Nuku pommiin" (1982) ►

"Reggae OK" was the Finnish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1981, performed in Finnish by Riki Sorsa.

The song was performed eighth on the night (following Yugoslavia's Seid-Memić Vajta with "Lejla" and preceding France's Jean Gabilou with "Humanahum"). At the close of voting, it had received 27 points, placing 16th in a field of 20.

The song is in praise of reggae music, with Sorsa singing that his listeners will "enjoy it until you die" and that "its sound is like a bomb". He even criticises those who say he listens to too much of it, calling them "jerks". Sorsa also recorded the song in English under the same title; "Reggae OK".

It was succeeded as Finnish representative at the 1982 Contest by Kojo with "Nuku pommiin".

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