Dana – Never Gonna Fall In Love Again

Picture1When Eric Carmen heard “Symphony No.2 in Adagio”, it inspired him to write Never Gonna Fall In Love Again. So Eric Carmen had to pay Rachmaninoff’s estate for 12% of the royalties for two songs, this one and his signature’s All By Myself. Never Gonna Fall In Love Again as Eric 1976 single made #11 in the US, but only Dana’s version entering the chart to become a hit in the UK. Issued on GTO Records, it was her third UK hit in two years with other two, All Kinds of Everything and It’s Gonna Be a Cold Cold Christmas. This video was probably her best ever performance of the song on TV program held in February 1976. Former of the winner 1970 Eurovision Song Contest entered politics in 1997 as Dana Rosemary Scallon, running unsuccessfully in the Irish presidential election but later being elected as an MEP for Connacht–Ulster in 1999.

Lagu putus cinta bernada riang ini gak dikenal di Indonesia, apalagi sang penyanyinya. Ada tiga hal menarik yg patut dicatat. Pertama si penulis lagu, Eric Carmen dapat nada setelah menyimak Symphony No.2 in Adagio karya Rachmaninoff. Never Gonna Fall In Love Again menjadi karya kedua yg dipengaruhi komposer Rusia, setelah All By Myself yg beken oleh Celine Dion serta Dimash Kudaibergen. Eric kudu membayar royalty 12% dari penjualan kedua hits tsb kepada lembaga Rachmaninoff. Tokoh kedua, pengggubah piano yg dianggap gak lazim krn bermain secara unik. Karena panjang jari dan telapak tangan di atas ukuran normal, Rach dapat memukul nada yg sulit dijangkau sekaligus oleh musisi biasa. Banyak parodi di yutube, butuh dua pianis memainkan partiturnya atau memakai alat bantu. Nada ekstrim yg kentara lewat nada pop Never Gonna Fall In Love Again juga All By Myself, begitu dinamis dari nada rendah lalu melengking. Akhirnya Dana, saat SMA telah juara nyanyi di Festival Musik Eropah 1970. Lewat All Kinds of Everything juga hits seantero Inggris mencakup Commonwealth. Lalu ditawari lagu Eric yg cuma beken di Amerika tapi gagal di Eropah. Never Gonna Fall In Love Again versi Dana sukses berkibar di Britania hingga Australia. Memasuki era 90an Dana terjun ke politik, mencalonkan diri sbg Presiden Irlandia tapi gagal. Hingga kini masih aktif bernyanyi untuk rekaman rohani dan beragam kegiatan amal. (nDy)

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