Riki Sorsa

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Riki Sorsa

Richard Esko "Riki" Sorsa (born December 26, 1952) is a popular pop Finnish singer. He started his career in 1974 as the lead singer in the band The Zoo. He represented Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1981 with the entry Reggae OK, a reggae influenced song in Finnish which came 16th (20 countries). The song was composed by Jim Pembroke and the lyrics were written by Olli Ojala. It was conducted by Otto Donner. The English version of the song was a hit throughout Europe. Sorsa has continued his musical life, published several albums, with entries sung in Finnish, Swedish or English.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • The Zoo Hits Back (The Zoo, 1974)
  • Changing Tunes (1981)
  • Desert of Love (1982)
  • Riki Sorsa (1983)
  • This Is the Night (1983)
  • Kellot ja peilit (1984, CD 1985)
  • Myrskyn silmä (1986)
  • Roomanpunaista (1989)
  • Silmiisi sun (1992)
  • Riki Sorsa & Leirinuotio-orkesteri (1993)
  • Pieniä asioita (1994)
  • Suolaista ja makeaa (1996)
  • Valoa (2000)
  • Kun tunnet rakkauden - Suomalainen laulukirja (2013)

Compilations[edit]

  • Tähän asti - So Far 1980-1985 (1985)
  • CBS-klassikot (1989)
  • Parhaat (1998)
  • Haltuus annan lauluni - 18 balladia (2007)

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Preceded by
Vesa-Matti Loiri
with Huilumies
Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest
1981
Succeeded by
Kojo
with Nuku pommiin