Fångad av en stormvind

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"Fångad av en stormvind"
Single by Carola Häggkvist
from the album Carola Hits
Format 7-inch single  · 12-inch single  · CD single  · maxi single
Genre Swedish schlager
Length 3:00
Label Rival  · RCA  · BMG Ariola
Writer(s) Stephan Berg
Producer(s) Stephan Berg
Carola Häggkvist singles chronology
"Every Beat of My Heart"
(1990)
"Fångad av en stormvind"
(1991)
"Stop Tellin' Me Lies"
(1991)
Sweden "Fångad av en stormvind"
Eurovision Song Contest 1991 entry
Country
Artist(s)
As
Carola
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Stephan Berg
Conductor
Finals performance
Final result
1st
Final points
146
Appearance chronology
◄ "Som en vind" (1990)   
"I morgon är en annan dag" (1992) ►

"Fångad av en stormvind" (English: "Captured by a Storm Wind") is a song by Swedish singer-songwriter Carola Häggkvist. It was written and produced by Stephan Berg. The song is the best known as Sweden's winning entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1991 held in Rome, Italy, with 146 points.

"Fångad av en stormvind" peaked at number-three on the Swedish Singles Chart and number-six on the Norwegian Singles Chart, while its English-language version "Captured by a Lovestorm" charted in Austria, Belgium (Flanders) and The Netherlands.

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Carola earned the right to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1991 after convincingly winning Melodifestivalen 1991. Her entry "Fångad av en stormvind" received 78 points, 32 points more than the runner-up song "Ett liv med dej" by Towe Jaarnek.[1]

At the Eurovision Song Contest 1991, which was held in Rome, Italy, Carola performed eighth, following Luxembourg's Sarah Bray with "Un baiser volé", and preceding France's Amina with "C'est le dernier qui a parlé qui a raison". At the end of the voting procedure, Sweden and France had 146 points each. However, Sweden was given the victory as it had received more ten-point votes than France, as that was the procedure at the time.[2] That rule had been introduced in order to avoid the split victory, as it had happened at the Eurovision Song Contest 1968. The 1991 Contest was the first and the last time that procedure was used.

Carola gave Sweden its third victory in the Eurovision Song Contest, following ABBA with "Waterloo" in 1974 and Herreys with "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley" in 1984. It was also the second time Carola represented Sweden in Eurovision; she took part in the 1983 Contest with the song "Främling", which finished third. She once again represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 with the song "Invincible" and placed fifth.[2]

Other versions[edit]

In addition to the original Swedish-language version, Carola also recorded the English-language version of the song, "Captured by a Lovestorm", with the lyrics written by Richard Hampton.[3] The remix of both versions, called "Hurricane Remix", was done by Emil Hellman.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)
22[5]
Belgium (Flanders Top 30)
15[6]
Norway (VG-lista)
6[7]
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)
3[8]
The Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)
65[9]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Sweden (GLF)[10] Gold 25,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Cover versions[edit]

The Swedish heavy metal band Black Ingvars covered "Fångad av en stormvind" on their 1998 album Schlager Metal.

In 2000, demoscene artist "Auricom" covered "Fångad av en stormvind" and named it "Fångad av en korvring".[citation needed] This version of the song was later used in the site OMFGDOGS.

In 2005, Chilean urban singer DJ Méndez performed the song at the Alla tiders Melodifestival, a festival to celebrate the 50 years of Melodifestivalen. The song reached 9th place among 10 competitors.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Melodifestivalen 1991". Sveriges Television Archives (in Swedish). Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Eurovision Song Contest 1991". Eurovision Song Contest. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Carola – Fångad Av En Stormvind (Vinyl, 7", Single)". Discogs. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Carola – Captured By A Lovestorm (Vinyl, 12")". Discogs. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Carola – Captured by a Lovestorm". Austrian Singles Charts Archives (in German). Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Carola – Captured by a Lovestorm". Ultratop (in Dutch). Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "Fångad av en stormvind på VG-lista Topp 40 Låt". VG-lista (in Norwegian). Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Carola – Fångad av en stormvind (Song)". Swedish Singles Charts Archives. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "Carola – Captured by a Stormwind". Dutch Singles Charts Archives (in Dutch). Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "Carola Häggkvist – Fångad av en stormvind: Certificat" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Som en vind" by Edin-Ådahl
Melodifestivalen winners
1991
Succeeded by
"I morgon är en annan dag" by Christer Björkman
Preceded by
"Insieme: 1992" by Toto Cutugno
Eurovision Song Contest winners
1991
Succeeded by
"Why Me?" by Linda Martin