Tor Endresen

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Tor Endresen

Tor Lars Oskar Endresen (born in Bergen, 15 June 1959) is a Norwegian singer and composer.

He has entered the national Norwegian Eurovision Song Contest numerous times, but has only won it once, and represented Norway in the international final in 1997, where he came in last with nul points.

Endresen was part of a popular Norwegian TV show in the early 1990s, a show with pop music from the 1950s and 1960s called Lollipop, as a singing bartender. The show went on for 30 episodes, and there were released three albums (English lyrics) with music from the show which sold very well in Norway.

A single called "Black Rain" which was released from his album Call Me Stranger in 1986, was nearly chosen as the themesong for the James Bond film The Living Daylights in 1987. (The choice fell on the Norwegian group a-ha instead.)[1]

He has been awarded two film music awards from Disney for his singing contribution to the Norwegian version of Disney films.

Hits[edit]

  • 1992 "Radio Luxembourg"
  • 1991 "Ingen er så nydelig som du"

Discography[edit]

Album[edit]

  • 2013 - Jumping For Joy
  • 2005 - Now And Forever
  • 2004 - Retrofeelia
  • 2001 - Julen i våre hjerter (Christmas album with daughter Anne Sophie)
  • 2001 - Trippel Tor (CD-box) (reissue of Solo, Tor Endresen II and Sanger)
  • 2000 - Blue
  • 1999 - Tarzan - Norwegian original film music
  • 1998 - Nære ting (with Rune Larsen)
  • 1997 - De aller beste (collection)
  • 1996 - Sanger
  • 1995 - Det beste fra Lollipop (collection)
  • 1992 - Tor Endresen II
  • 1992 - Collection (with Pål Thowsen) ((collection))
  • 1991 - Lollipop Jukebox (with Rune Larsen, Carola, Karoline Krüger and The Lollipops)
  • 1991 - Solo
  • 1990 - Lollipop 2 (with Rune Larsen and The Lollipops)
  • 1989 - Lollipop (with Rune Larsen)
  • 1989 - Life Goes On (with Pål Thowsen)
  • 1986 - Call Me Stranger (with Pål Thowsen) (includes Ole Edvard Antonsen)

Melodi Grand Prix[edit]

  • 2015 - "All over the world" with Elisabeth Andreassen
  • 2006 - "Dreaming of a new tomorrow" (5th)
  • 2005 - "Can you hear me" (with the group Seppo - 5th)
  • 1999 - "Lover" (3rd)
  • 1997 - "San Francisco" (1st)
  • 1994 - "Aladdin" (2nd)
  • 1993 - "Hva" (3rd)
  • 1992 - "Radio Luxembourg" (2nd)
  • 1990 - "Café le swing" (3rd)
  • 1989 - "Til det gryr av dag" (2nd)
  • 1988 - "Lengt" (4th)
  • 1987 - "Hemmelig drøm" (9th)

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

  • 1997 - "San Francisco" (24th and last)
  • 1988 - "For Vår Jord" - Backing singer for Karoline Krüger

Charts[edit]

Chart Provider(s) Peak
position
Album Year
Norwegian Albums Chart VG Nett 32 Det aller beste 1997
40 Sanger 1996
9 Det beste fra Lollipop 1995
13 Tor Endresen II 1992
7 Solo 1991
8 Lollipop 1989-1990

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References[edit]

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Elisabeth Andreassen
with "I evighet"
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
1997
Succeeded by
Lars A. Fredriksen
with "Alltid sommer"