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"Fly On The Wings Of Love" - The Olsen Brothers

                    The Olsen Bothers singing their winning song at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Olsen Brothers are Jørgen  and Noller Olsen a Danish rock /pop music duo.  They formed their first band, The Kids, in 1965. The Kids warmed up for The Kinks in the K.B. Hallen in 1965 and released their first single in 1967. Both Jørgen and Niels Olsen participated in the musical Hair in the Cirkusbygningen in Copenhagen March 1971, and went on tour afterwards through Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

The Olsen Brothers’ first album came out in 1972. To date they have released 12 albums. Their big hit singles include “Angelina” (1972), “Julie” (1977), “San Francisco” (1978), “Dans Dans Dans” (1979), “Marie, Marie” (1982) and “Neon Madonna” (1985).

After having won the annual Dansk Melodi Grand Prix song competition in 2000 in Copenhagen they went on to represent Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 in Stockholm, where they stormed to a landslide victory with the song “Fly on the Wings of Love”

They opened the Eurovision Song Contest 2001 in Copenhagen with a short reprise of their winning song from the previous year, followed by a full performance of their new release “Walk Right Back”.

In 2005 for the first time since their victory, they re-entered the Danish Melodi Grand Prix, the national pre-selection for the Eurovision contest, with the song “Little Yellow Radio”. It was widely reported that they hoped to repeat their triumph; however this time they had to settle for second place, finishing behind Jakob Sveistrup, a student teacher from Odense and former finalist on Danish television’s talent competition (“Star for a Night”).

 Their song Fly on the Wings of Love was nominated as one of the 14 finalists for the 50th anniversary Eurovision concert in Copenhagen, Denmark, at which they also performed.

Discography
Olsen (1972)
For What We Are (1973)
For the Children of the World (1973)
Back on the Tracks (1976)
You’re the One (1977)
San Francisco (1978)
Dans – Dans – Dans (1979)
Rockstalgi (1987)
Det Stille Ocean (1990)
Greatest and Latest (1994)
Angelina (1999)
Fly on the Wings of Love (2000)
Neon Madonna (2001)
Walk Right Back (2001)
Songs (2002)
Weil Nur Die Liebe Zählt (2003)
More Songs (2003)
Our New Songs (2005)
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Michael Teschl and Trine Jepsen
with “This Time I Mean It” Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
2000 Succeeded by
Rollo & King
with “Never Ever Let You Go”
Preceded by
 Charlotte Nilsson
with “Take Me to Your Heaven” Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
2000 Succeeded by
 Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL
with “Everybody”

  

Dario Poli

Composer, artist, and a published author and illustrator. He is initiator of the campaign to present a better image Internationally, of Marbella and the Costa del Sol. Composer of the music "Marbella Marbella" used as the anthem of the campaign and also many other recorded compositions including Nostradamus, and Corazon, for The Children for Peace Onlus charity in Rome as well as the co-author of the powerful musical drama Lady X and The Power of Destiny. He is also the editor and a founder member of this website.

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  • Dianna Collen

    "Fly on the wings of love" great song, loved it.

    • Glad you enjoyed the song! It’s a catchy tune with a fine arrangement to match, well performed live by the Olsen Brothers from Denmark who won the Eurovision song contest with their relaxed and uncomplicated presentation.
      Good for them.
      Dario

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