Aina mun pitää

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"Aina mun pitää"
Aina mun pitää Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät cover.jpg
Single by Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät
Released13 January 2015
FormatDigital download, 7´´ vinyl
  • Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät
Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät singles chronology
"Me ollaan runkkareita"
"Aina mun pitää"
"Mies haisee"
20150515 ESC 2015 Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät 6620.jpg
"Aina mun pitää" at Eurovision
Eurovision Song Contest 2015 entry
Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät
Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄ "Something Better" (2014)   
"Sing It Away" (2016) ►

"Aina mun pitää" (pronounced [ˈɑinɑ ˈmun ˈpit̪æː]; English: I always have to[1]) is a song by Finnish punk rock band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät. The song won Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) 2015 and represented Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.[2]

Background and release[edit]

On 7 January 2015, it was leaked through Spotify that Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät would compete in Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2015 with the song "Aina mun pitää", along with the seventeen other competing artists.[3] The official music video was presented on 13 January on both the band's Vevo account and UMK's YouTube channel. It was released on iTunes the day after.[4]


"Aina mun pitää" is a song which runs for one minute and twenty-seven seconds. It was written by Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät's band members. The song's lyrics are about having to engage in daily activities such as washing-up. It is the shortest song to be entered in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest, beating the record previously held by the United Kingdom for their 1957 entry in the contest that clocked in at one minute and fifty-two seconds.[1][5]

Critical reception[edit]

In a review by Eurovision blog Wiwibloggs, the song received an overall score of 1/10 based on the reviews of nine jurors and was ranked last among the eighteen UMK 2015 participants.[6]

Live performances[edit]

The song was performed live for the first time during the first semi-final of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2015, the Finnish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. It was later performed as well in the grand final three weeks later where it won the competition.[2] Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät also performed the song during the first half of the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
1."Aina mun pitää"1:27


  1. ^ a b Caroline Westbrook (28 February 2015). "You'll never have heard a Eurovision entry like Finland's". Metro. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b Vasilyev, Mikhail (28 February 2015). "FINLAND: PERTTI KURIKAN NIMIPÄIVÄT WINS UMK15 WITH "AINA MUN PITÄÄ"". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Finland: Artists and songs leaked on Spotify". 7 January 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Aina mun pitää - Single". iTunes. 14 January 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  5. ^ Henrik Ståhl (28 February 2015). "Punkbandet tog storslam med rekordkort låt" [Punk band took landslide victory with a record-breaking short song]. Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  6. ^ "UUDEN MUSIIKIN KILPAILU (UMK) 2015: REVIEWS FROM THE WIWI JURY". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 7 March 2015.

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