Alla Pugacheva has never loved her famous hit and was surprised by its wild popularity.
The record mignon with the famous song of Alla Pugacheva, the name of which is actually “Million Roses”, was released in December 1982 and sold a record circulation.
For 35 years the Diva hit has been rewritten in different languages a huge number of times. The number of cover versions in the hundreds. Teleprogramma.pro tells about the most interesting stories related to the hit.
The telepremera of "Million Roses" took place in the "New Year's Attraction", which Pugacheva conducted along with the magician Igor Kio. She performed the song under the circus dome, without insurance, and, as they say, almost fell through. The fact that “Million Roses” will instantly become super popular is not intended by Alla Borisovna.
The diva herself did not love her hit and was amazed at his frantic success.Even when Andrei Voznesensky showed her the words, she resisted, saying that this song did not suit her at all. The singer was not particularly inspired by the romantic legend on the basis of the poems about the poor Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani, who hopelessly fell in love with French actress Margarita De Sevre who toured in Tiflis.
As told, once he littered the entire area in front of the hotel, where she was staying, with flowers. She was impressed by the beauty, but she did not respond in return and soon left - whether the tour was over, or a rich admirer took her away. They said that Pugacheva was also frustrated because Raymond Pauls offered her his old tune. In the Baltics, the tune of the “Million Roses” was known by heart, and the names of the singers who performed a completely different song for this music were known to the whole Union.
The song of Raymond Pauls and Leon Briedis sounded in Latvian for the first time was called Davaja Marina - “Gave Marinia” (or Mary, the ancient Latvian goddess wore the name Mara). And she was about love, but maternal and unhappy female lobe: the song talked about a girl whom the mother “gave life to”, but forgot to give happiness.Davaja Marina was sung by such pop stars as Larisa Mondrus and Aija Kukule, the first one she performed in the 70s, and the second won with her in 1981 the competition “Microphone”.
In 2016, Pauls was tried to blame for plagiarism: a recording of an Iranian singer, Googush (real name Faige Ateshin), got into the Net, in which she sings to a familiar melody in Farsi. The record was dated 1969, the year when Googush began her career. But later it turned out that the composer didn’t steal anything from anyone: the user who uploaded a video to the Internet made a noise, simply put an entry made in the 80s on the artist’s retro performance, and “1969” turned out to be part of his nickname. Googush sang "Million Roses" after Pugacheva: the hit song was quickly sold out outside the USSR, it was transferred in many countries, there are hundreds of cover versions in English, French, Finnish, Swedish, Japanese, Korean ...
The incredible popularity of "Million Roses" received in Japan, where it was transferred, retaining the general meaning. The song, first performed by Tokiko Kato, instantly became a hit. In 1987, Pugacheva was on tour in Japan - and she sang the international hit for a couple with Tokiko, in two languages.
Million Roses in Korea sang and sang in every way, the first performer is Sim Su Bon.Hit Pugacheva - one of the few Western songs that are officially allowed to perform South Korean artists. In the country, many consider this song their own, folk.
The Azerbaijani singer, who presented a cover version of Pugacheva’s song in 2017, distinguished himself by spending a fortune on scarlet roses. In shooting a video clip, Nadir Gafarzade, who decided to perform a song in his own style and make a new arrangement, invested a considerable amount. “He bankrupted me,” said the artist about the video. In social networks, his work was mercilessly criticized, calling it an outrage over the Diva's masterpiece.
In March 2018, Yegor Creed presented his “Million Scarlet Roses”. He dedicated the song to the singer Nyusha, with whom he once had, when he had not yet become rich and famous, a novel. Alla Borisovna, one might say, personally blessed Creed for performance and allowed him to borrow the words of the chorus. However, her favor still did not save the young artist from the attacks of the haters. Some Pugacheva fans accused Creed of disrespecting the Russian pop diva.
Covers, or "mats", as they are called in slang, managed to appear on Creed's cover.On the Web, the version of the Dagestan singer Marina Suleimanova from the Misty project is highlighted. Creed also noted it by posting a video of a girl on her social media page with the caption “Cool cover. Beautiful shot! ".