Just wait for the chorus...
Summer is here! And Opa Opa is the perfect track to pull you to the beach volleyball, sand dunes and salt water. Its so summery it literally smells of sunscreen. This song will make you whiggle ya bum and waive ya hands. Lyrically its all in English but its by a Greek queen of pop music: the legend that is Despina Vandi.
So who is Despina Vandi...Well if Anna Vissi is the Madonna of Greek music, Despina is the Kylie which makes Helena Paparizou the Greek Britney. Which is all good! Like Kylie, who is big in a country she wasnt born in, Despina Vandi(which rimes with candy...) is actually GERMAN! From Dusseldorf actually. Recalling Helena P, Opa Opa sounds like a hyped up version of her Eurovision win last year. Opa Opa came out first. We say nothing more...
Moreover Despina has studied psychology and philosophy at the University of Thessaloniki. No false intellect impressions-looks at Madonna-for this diva.
In 2003 she embarked on an international career, something Greek performers have had little success in accomplishing. Her first three international singles, Gia (2003), Opa Opa (2004) and Come Along Now (2005) entered the charts around the world, something that had not been achieved for decades by a Greek artist. Her first internationally-distributed albums are named after the songs Gia and Come Along Now.
Posted by SteveGoesPOP! at Friday, May 05, 2006