Gyöngyhajú lány

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"Gyöngyhajú lány"
Single by Omega
from the album 10 000 lépés
A-side "Petróleumlámpa"
B-side "Gyöngyhajú lány"
Released 1970
Recorded 1969
Genre Psychedelic rock, progressive rock, hard rock
Length 5:49
Label Qualiton
Writer(s) Anna Adamis (Lyrics)
Gábor Presser, Laslo Novak (Music)
10 000 lépés track listing
  1. "Petróleumlámpa"
  2. "Gyöngyhajú lány"
  3. "Tűzvihar"
  4. "Udvari bolond kenyere"
  5. "Kérgeskezű favágok"
  6. "Tékozló fiúk"
  7. "Tízezer lépés"
  8. "Az 1958-as boogie-woogie klubban"
  9. "Spanyolgitár legenda"
  10. "Félbeszakadt koncert"
"Pearls in Her Hair"
Single by Omega
B-side "The Lying Girl" (Germany)
"The Bird" (France)
Released 1973
Recorded 1973
Genre Psychedelic rock, progressive rock, hard rock
Length 4:22
Label Bacillus, Bellaphon
Writer(s) Anna Adamis (Lyrics)
Gábor Presser, Laslo Novak (Music)
"Perlen im Haar"
Single by Omega
from the album Das Deutsche Album
Released 1973
Recorded 1973
Genre Psychedelic rock, progressive rock, hard rock
Length 4:21
Label Edition BARBArossa
Writer(s) Anna Adamis (Lyrics)
Gábor Presser, Laslo Novak (Music)
Das Deutsche Album track listing
  1. "Meine Langerwartete Liebste"
  2. "Die Nächtliche Landstraße"
  3. "Omega Auto"
  4. "Nach Einem Schweren Jahr"
  5. "Reise Auf Dem Grauen Fluß"
  6. "Perlen im Haar"
  7. "Untreue Freunde"
  8. "Nur Ein Wort"
  9. "Zerbrechlicher Schwung"
  10. "Traurig Schwieg Ein Mädchen"
  11. "Sie Ruft Alle Tage Herbei"
  12. "Magischer Weißer Stein"
"Devojka biserne kose"
Song by Griva from the album Griva
Released 1987
Recorded 1987
Genre Hard rock, glam metal, folk rock
Length 5:00
Label Jugodisk
Writer(s) Gábor Presser, Laslo Novak
Producer(s) Karolj Kovač, Ivica Vlatković
Griva track listing
  1. ""Vojvodino, Vojvodino, što si tako ravna"
  2. "Februar je mesec u znalu mačora"
  3. "Kad me ostaviš i zaboraviš"
  4. "Devojka biserne kose"
  5. "Istanbul"
  6. "I noćas ću ti noći"
  7. "Još mislim na nju"
  8. "Mi vas volimo"
  9. "Sam protiv svih"
"White Dove"
Single by Scorpions
from the album Live Bites
A-side "White Dove"
B-side "Ave Maria No Morro"
Released 1994
Genre Acoustic rock, pop rock, soft rock
Length 4:19
Label PolyGram, Mercury (US)
Writer(s) Gábor Presser, Anna Adamis, Rudolf Schenker, Klaus Meine
Producer(s) Keith Olsen, Scorpions
Scorpions singles chronology
"Still Loving You (Remix)"
(1992)
"White Dove"
(1995)
"Send Me an Angel" (with Berliner Philharmoniker & Zucchero)
(2000)

"Gyöngyhajú lány" (The girl with pearly hair) is a song by Hungarian rock band Omega. It was written in 1968, composed in 1969, and released on their album 10 000 lépés. "Gyöngyhajú lány" was very popular in many countries, including Germany, Great Britain, France, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and Bulgaria.

The lyrics were written by Anna Adamis, the music was composed by Gábor Presser and the song was sung by János Kóbor.

In 1970 the single Petróleumlámpa / Gyöngyhajú lány was released and the song gained popularity.

Omega also recorded other versions of this song in foreign languages: English (Pearls in Her Hair) and German (Perlen im Haar).

Gyöngyhajú lány was covered in Poland (as Dziewczyna o perłowych włosach), Czech Republic (as Dívka s perlami ve vlasech), Yugoslavia (as Devojka biserne kose by Griva), Bulgaria (as Батальонът се строява / Batalyonat se stroyava by Дует "Южен Вятър" / Duet "Juzhen Vyatar") and Lithuania (as Meilės Nėra by Keistuolių Teatras). It was also covered by Scorpions (as White Dove on Live Bites) and Frank Schöbel (as Schreib es mir in den Sand). The song was also remixed (e.g. by Kozmix).

In 2013, hip-hop artist Kanye West sampled the song in the outro of "New Slaves"[1][2][3] without personally asking the band for permission, although the sample was cleared for use in the album by their label, Hungaroton Records. However, in May 2016 songwriter Gábor Presser filed a lawsuit seeking $2.5 million in damages for copyright infringement for the use of the sample.[4]

In March 2014, the song was used for the reveal trailer of the video game This War of Mine.

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