Papaya Coconut (song)

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"Papaya Coconut"
Song by Papaya Coconut from the album 'Papaya Coconut'
Released 1986
Genre pop, schlager
Label Mariann
Writer(s) Lasse Holm
Composer(s) Ingela Forsman
Language Swedish
Producer(s) Ingela Forsman, Lasse Holm
'Papaya Coconut' track listing
"Ensam i stan"
"Papaya Coconut"
"Rädda pojkar"

"Papaya Coconut" is a song, written by Ingela Forsman and Lasse Holm. It was recorded with lyrics in Swedish by Kikki Danielsson on her 1986 album Papaya Coconut,[1] and is one of her most famous recordings. The lyrics are about travelling from the Earth's colder places to its hotter places. The song was a Svensktoppen #1 hit, being at the chart for 12 weeks from January 11-March 29, 1987.[2]

Kikki Danielsson's original recording of the song also appears in the 2014 film The Anderssons Rock the Mountains.[3]

Papaya Coconut (Come Along)[edit]

In 1998 Kikki Danielsson recorded the song together with Dr. Alban, with lyrics in English written by Dr. Alban, and released it on the single Dr. Alban vs. Kikki Danielsson - Papaya Coconut (Come Along), which was released on September 21, 1998. The music was re-arranged from classical Svensktoppen pop to Eurodance, and for that reason more like a Dr. Alban song than a Kikki Danielsson song. The single peaked at #22 at the Swedish singles chart. This version was also included as the last track on the 1999 Kikki Danielssons orkester album Dagar som kommer och går.

Track listing: Papaya Coconut (Come Along)[edit]

  1. Papaya Coconut (Radio Edit)
  2. Papaya Coconut (Extended Mix)
  3. Papaya Coconut (PN's Dub Doctor Mix)
  4. Come Along


Chart (1998) Peak
Sweden 22[4]

Papaya Coconut (Come Along) chart performance[edit]

Sweden Top 60
Week 1 October 1998 8 October 1998 15 October 1998 22 October 1998 29 October 1998 5 November 1998 12 November 1998 19 November 1998 26 November 1998 3 December 1998 10 December 1998 17 December 1998

Other recordings[edit]