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Dollie De Luxe is a Norwegian duo formed in 1980 under the name Dollie and composed of Benedicte Adrian and Ingrid Bjornov. Duo which will take the name of Dollie De Luxe in 1984.


Duo which released a first album "Første Akt" the year of its formation, album which will be a great success in Norway. Followed by the album "Dollies dagbok" a year later in 1981, an album that will confirm the duo's status as a phenomenon of the moment in the Scandinavian sphere. Ditto for "Rampelys" which came out in 1982.


The 2 girls will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1984 with the title "Lenge leve livet". A participation that will see them finish 17th out of 19, a place to say the least unflattering ...


This will not prevent them from knowing a semblance of recognition in 1985 with the title "Queen of the night", single which will know its hour of glory especially in France. Title taken from the album "Rock Vs Opera" which will also be released in 1985 and which will once again be a notorious success in Norway.


Other titles will come out later but none will manage to repeat the performance of "Queen of the night" ...


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others ...) :

  • Vaere eller ikke vaere (Dollie) 1980

  • Smil (Dollie)1980

  • 1984 (Dollie) 1981

  • Engel (Dollie) 1981

  • Pa geng igjen (Dollie) 1982

  • Adam og Eva (II) (Dollie) 1982

  • Gi meg en dag 1982 (Dollie)

  • Lenge leve livet 1984

  • I don’t care 1984

  • Hit between the eyes 1984

  • Queen of the night/Satisfaction 1985

  • Vilja/Whatever you want 1985

  • The waltz arias 1985

  • The magic flute eind madchen oder weibchen 1985

  • She devil 1987

  • Eternally 1987

  • Love chant 1987



Clips :


1980 ... the very first steps. A title full of finesse which allows these 2 young unknown girls to get into the deep end. Afterwards, will there be a great career behind, only the future can answer this question ...



1980 ... it's fresh, it's light but there is still a hell of a lot of work before they can hope to compete with the planetary gratin, that's clear ...



1981 ... the rise in power is slow but real. Anyway, there is still a long way to go before these 2 young girls manage to land their first major hit ...



1981 ... they are at least known in Norway, which for now is enough to move them forward. But we imagine that they would still want a little more notoriety ...



1982 ... the sound evolves rather in the good direction. On the other hand, the fact of singing in Norwegian will not help internationally, that's for sure ...



1982 ... some songs could be 'exportable' if they were sung in English. Others clearly, less, including this one ...



1982 ... anyway, the girls continue their adventure and we hope that at some point, it will pay off. Patience, patience ...



1984 ... as Eurovision is doing quite well with the Scandinavians, the girls decide to give it a go. Unfortunately, it is not ABBA who wants ...



1984 ... the girls finally understood that they could not continue singing in Norwegian if they wanted to play in the big leagues. An evolution which arrives late but which arrives nonetheless ...



1984 ... now that everything is reunited, the sound as the spoken word, there is no reason why they should not finally get what they have been chasing since their beginnings ...



1985 ... then THIS title comes ! The 2 girls will simply hit the jackpot with this totally improbable title, a title that is half Opera, half Rock, pure and hard. It had to be tempted, and well they did. HU-GE !



1985 ... as the improbable mix worked perfectly on the previous title, the girls put the cover back in the process. Be careful not to overdo it ...


1985 ... a nice track full of finesse based on the same principle of bringing a famous classic piece up to date. The whole of 1985 will be based on these revisited versions, to say the least, original ...



1985 ... we continue in the same vein. Hopefully the rest will be a little more varied because the opera-rock concept is likely to get bored by force ...



1987 ... unfortunately the girls are locked in a universe which is their own but which is not necessarily to the taste of the general public. Attention danger...



1987 ... things are not really going to work out any better, that's clear. The girls continue to believe in it again and again but there is much more than they can hope for a return to grace ...



1987 ... an adventure that is almost coming to an end. It will continue a little afterwards but the girls will do more of the extras than anything else. Hard law of the trade ...



Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dollie_de_Luxe

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/798073

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMf3MBJlXzOi14M-9NDViIA/featured