Ihmisten edessä (song)

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For the album, see Ihmisten edessä.
"Ihmisten edessä"
Jennivartiainenihmistenedessasingle.jpg
Single by Jenni Vartiainen
from the album Ihmisten edessä
Released 5 September 2007 (2007-09-05)[1]
Format Digital download[1]
Genre Pop
Length 3:32[1]
Label Warner Music Finland
Writer(s) Teemu Brunila[2]
Jenni Vartiainen singles chronology
"Tunnoton"
(2007)
"Ihmisten edessä"
(2007)
"En haluu kuolla tänä yönä"
(2010)
Music video
"Ihmisten edessä" on YouTube

"Ihmisten edessä" (English: In Front of People) is a Finnish-language pop song by Finnish pop singer Jenni Vartiainen. It was released by Warner Music Finland on 5 September 2007 as the second single from her eponymous debut album Ihmisten edessä.

Written by Teemu Brunila,[2] the lyrics to "Ihmisten edessä" talk about a couple's struggles with showing their romantic affection in public. The music video depicts the couple as two females, though Vartiainen, when interviewed by City magazine, said the song could be about any couple whose love is not accepted by the surrounding society.[3] In 2008, Seta, the main Finnish LGBT organization, awarded Vartiainen and Brunila with its annual award, Asiallisen tiedon omena (the "Apple of Objective Information"), for the song. According to Seta, the piece is "an apposite evocation of the courage needed from LGBT people e.g. to hold hands in public".[4]

"Ihmisten edessä" debuted at number 20 on the Finnish Singles Chart and peaked at number two on its fourth week, while charting for 33 weeks.[5] The single topped the Download Chart on its seventh week.[6] "Ihmisten edessä" has sold platinum in Finland with over 16,000 copies to date,[7] was the sixth-best-selling single of 2008[8] and ranks currently 66th on the list of the best-selling singles of all time in the country.[9]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[1]
No. Title Length
1. "Ihmisten edessä" (In Front of people) 3:32

Charts and certifications[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Ihmisten edessä – Jenni Vartiainen" (in Finnish). Bonnier Group. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Kappaleen tiedot – Ihmisten edessä" (in Finnish). Yleisradio. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  3. ^ Rinne, Jaana. "Jenni Vartiainen – Tyttöbändin ex". City (in Finnish). Janton. 2007 (19). Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  4. ^ "Seta palkitsi Jenni Vartiaisen ja Teemu Brunilan". Helsingin Sanomat (in Finnish). Sanoma News. 2008-06-28. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  5. ^ a b "Jenni Vartiainen: Ihmisten edessä" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 2013-08-27.
  6. ^ "Suomen Virallinen Latauslista – Viikko 43, 22.10.–28.10.2007" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  7. ^ a b c "Jenni Vartiainen" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "FinlandJenni_VartiainenIhmisten_edess.C3.A4singleCertRef" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "FinlandJenni_VartiainenIhmisten_edess.C3.A4singleCertRef" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  8. ^ a b The first is the list of the best-selling domestic singles of 2008 in Finland, the second is that of the foreign singles:
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  10. ^ The first is the list of the best-selling domestic singles of 2007 in Finland, the second is that of the foreign singles:

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