Gyöngyhajú lány

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"Gyöngyhajú lány"
Single by Omega
from the album 10 000 lépés
A-side"Petróleumlámpa"
B-side"Gyöngyhajú lány"
Released1970
Recorded1969
Genre
Length5:49
LabelQualiton
Songwriter(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"

"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, Romania, 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").

Other versions[edit]

"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 Frank Schöbel (as "Schreib es mir in den Sand"). The song was also remixed (e.g. by Kozmix).

Scorpions version[edit]

"White Dove"
Single by Scorpions
from the album Live Bites
A-side"White Dove"
B-side"Ave Maria No Morro"
Released1994
GenreRock
Length4:19
LabelPolyGram, Mercury (US)
Songwriter(s)Gábor Presser, Anna Adamis, Rudolf Schenker, Klaus Meine
Producer(s)Keith Olsen, Scorpions
Scorpions singles chronology
"No Pain No Gain"
(1994)
"White Dove"
(1994)
"Edge of Time"
(1995)

German rock band Scorpions covered the song titled as "White Dove", from the album Live Bites. Released as a single in 1994, it was a Top 20 hit in Germany and Switzerland, peaking at #18[1] and #20,[2] respectively.

"Pearls in Her Hair"
Single by Omega
B-side"The Lying Girl" (Germany)
"The Bird" (France)
Released1973
Recorded1973
Genre
Length4:22
LabelBacillus, Bellaphon
Songwriter(s)Anna Adamis (Lyrics)
Gábor Presser, Laslo Novak (Music)
"Perlen im Haar"
Single by Omega
from the album Das Deutsche Album
Released1973
Recorded1973
GenrePsychedelic rock, progressive rock, hard rock
Length4:21
LabelEdition BARBArossa
Songwriter(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
Released1987
Recorded1987
GenreHard rock, glam metal, folk rock
Length5:00
LabelJugodisk
Songwriter(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"

Sampling[edit]

In 2013, hip-hop artist Kanye West sampled the song in the outro of "New Slaves", having Frank Ocean sing over it,[3][4][5] 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.[6]

Other uses[edit]

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

In July 2018, the song was used within both the official trailer of the movie Mid90s and a scene in the movie.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts".
  2. ^ White Dove by Scorpions - Swiss Charts
  3. ^ http://pitchfork.com/news/50579-kanye-west-unveils-album-details-via-projections-around-the-world/
  4. ^ Diep, Eric. "Here's What Kanye West Sampled For "New Slaves" - XXL". XXL Mag.
  5. ^ http://recorder.blog.hu/2013/05/18/a_gyongyhaju_lanyra_rappel_kanye_west
  6. ^ "Omega - Gyöngyhajú lány". The Samples of Kanye - Blogspot. July 16, 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2016.