Category Archives: Music

That’s How You Write a Song – Alexander Rybak

Alexander Rybak’s entry in the Norwegian Eurovision selection, Melodi Grand Prix 2018

I’ve been working with this song and its message for a very long time, and I’m very excited to return to Melodi Grand Prix again. This way I will get my message out to a lot of people!” Alexander

Stream and download the song from: 

             

“A firework. A bit jazzy, with a Blues Brother flirt, Incredible dance able and modern. Not least, it is quite original.” ESCNorge about the song

“That’s How You Write a Song”

 

Puttin’ on The Ritz – A tribute album to Fred Astaire

Alexander Rybak contributes to the electro swing album “Puttin’ on The Ritz”,  a tribute to Fred Astaire.

The album will be released 1. December, and can be pre-ordered from 3. November. 
Alexander’s song will be released already Friday 24. November 2017. 

You can listen to the whole album and buy the CD here

http://smarturl.it/fred-astaire-2017

And this is the promo video for the CD where you can hear “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” performed by Alexander. Don’t hesitate to share it with your friends 🙂  Merry Christmas!  

About the project: 

Source: A Tribute to Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz; May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987) was an American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter. As well as being the 30th anniversary of the death of probably the world’s most eminent dancer, 2017 is also the 70th anniversary of Fred Astaire Dance Studios. Co-founded by this exceptional artist in 1947, the chain now boasts 170 franchised studios around the world.

For this album Rainer C. Regatschnig, Wolfgang Lohr and Justin Fidèle teamed up in order to explore how the original songs of Fred Astaire would sound with a contemporary arrangement and sung by some of the most energetic and still sensitive singers of nowadays.

Click on this picture for the audio-overwiev with extracts from the tracks:

Alexander Rybak – “Til Julie” – New music video

“Til Julie” – New classical music by Alexander Rybak

With this classical pearl Alexander Rybak has made a tribute to love and the Norwegian nature.

“Happy Birthday to my favorite person on earth, Julie Elisabeth! “- Alexander

 

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Alexander and Philip Cecil – Looking My Way

Alexander Rybak steps into the modern sound EDM in collaboration with Philip Cecil

“For a long time I have wanted to do something modern, something fun and fresh. @philipcecilmusic gave me that chance” –  Alexander

Continue reading Alexander and Philip Cecil — Looking My Way

Fever – Lyrics – Alexander Rybak

FEVER – with lyrics in several languages

Click on the flags to get the translation in Hungarian and Spanish

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 FEVER

Original music and lyrics : Eddie Cooley & Otis Blackwell
Performed by Alexander Rybak ft. D’Dorian
Production: Knut Bjørnar Asphol
Arrangement: Alexander Rybak

Never know how much I love you
Never know how much I care
But when you put your arms around me
I get a feeling that is hard to bear Continue reading Fever — Lyrics — Alexander Rybak

Fever (feat. D’Dorian) – Alexander Rybak – New music video

Alexander’s brilliant cover of “Fever”

A long awaited recording and music video of  Alexander’s brilliant version of the classic jazzy song  “Fever”.  

D’Dorian, who features Alexander in this song is Knut Bjørnar Asphol, who has produced several of Alexander’s earlier released songs.

“Fever” was one of the songs Alexander performed in “Kjempesjansen”, and it was also   on his playlist on his Christmas tour “Swinging home for Christmas” in 2010.

“Fever” was recorded first time in 1956,  and has since then been covered by numerous artists from various musical genres. You can read more about the song on Wikipedia. 

Where to stream and buy it :

       

And on Spotify

 

Superbarna nominated for Spellemann Award with “Hipp Hurra”, and Alexander plays on the album

Superbarna is nominated for Spellemann Award (Norwegian Grammy) 2016, and Alexander Rybak plays on the album 🙂

Superbarna’s album “Hipp Hurra” is nominated for Spellemann Award 2016 in the category “Childrens music”. The show is broadcast on Norwegian TV NRK Saturday 28.1.2017, starting at kl 20.55 CET.
Kan also be watched online on nrk.no, but probably not from abroad. 

The album “Hipp Hurra” contains 11 great songs, and Alexander Rybak plays on two of them; “Banana” and “Ha det gøy”.  You can listen to the song here:  Continue reading Superbarna nominated for Spellemann Award with “Hipp Hurra”, and Alexander plays on the album

Alexander and Angelina Jordan with “White Christmas”

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Alexander and Angelina Jordan performed “White Christmas” together in the Norwegian Christmas show “Lille Julaften” on TV2 23rd of December. It was a lovely performance, and luckily we all now can enjoy watching it on Alexander’s YT-channel. Continue reading Alexander and Angelina Jordan with “White Christmas”

Just a Closer Walk with Thee – video and lyrics

Alexander’s version of the song “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” – Music video and lyrics in several languages.

“Just a Closer Walk with Thee” is a traditional gospel song.  The song is perhaps the most frequently played number in the hymn and dirge section of traditional New Orleans jazz funerals. The title and lyrics of the song allude to the Biblical passage from 2 Corinthians 5:7 which states, “We walk by faith, not by sight” and James 4:8, “Come near to God and he will come near to you.” Continue reading Just a Closer Walk with Thee — video and lyrics

Foolin’ – Alexander Rybak

And finally,  “Foolin'”is properly released 🙂

Alexander won “Kjempesjansen” in 2006, performing his own song “Foolin'”. Now Alexander has recorded a new version of the jazzy song he performs in a crooner style (ref. Musikkonline).
Continue reading Foolin’ — Alexander Rybak

RETURN – Lyrics in several languages

Alexander’s lovely song “Return” with lyrics in several languages 🙂

“Everything you hear in this song is made of violin and song. I hope this will inspire other musicians to use their talents in new ways.

The songs itself is inspired by the DreamWorks picture “How To Train Your Dragon”, and it is about friendship and flying. :)” #MyTrueTalent

Continue reading RETURN — Lyrics in several languages

RETURN – new song and music video from Alexander Rybak

Alexander Rybak is out with a new song “Return”, where his beloved violin and voice are the only instruments, naked and vulnerable. A wonderful ballad.

Links for downloading and streaming below the video 🙂

Links to listen to and download the song on:
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On Spotify :

5 to 7 Years – Where to get Alexander Rybak’s gift to his fans

Where to get Alexander Rybak’s song “5 to 7 Years”

Alexander’s gift to all his fans, the music video “5 to 7 Years”,  was released only on YouTube the 20th of October 2013.

The 27th of June 2016, “5 to 7 Years” was released on Spotify, where you also can find it on Alexander’s  playlist Entertainer.

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 THE “ENTERTAINER” playlist.

 

I Came to Love You – Music video and lyrics

Alexander Rybak with a new song and music video

A happy love song dedicated to his girlfriend Julie. The music video of “I Came to Love You” is made in Rhodes late May 2016. Pictures from the shooting you’ll find HERE. And the observant might have noticed that his signature, the violin, is not present this time. You’ll find translation of the lyrics in several languages below the video. Continue reading I Came to Love You — Music video and lyrics

I Came to Love You – Where to get it – Alexander Rybak

“I Came to Love You” 

A happy love song by Alexander Rybak about his love to his girlfriend Julie 🙂  A song from the hearth and without his signature – the violin.

You can listen to or download it from here:

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Alexander has composed music to the game “The Little Grey Fergie”

Alexander Rybak has together with Svein Gundersen composed the music to the game “Little Grey Fergie Saves the Day” for phones and IPad.

The little tractor Fergie (original name is Gråtass) is a Norwegian children figure created by Fantasi-Fabrikken A/S (The Fantasy Factory) in Tønsberg i 1995. The figure is a “living”, grey tractor of the type Ferguson TE20 with two  black “eyes” as  lights. The Norwegian name “Gråtass” was a well-known nickname for this popular type of tractor in Norway.

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The game will also be released in Sami, German and Russia later in 2016.

Fantastic music made by the internationally acclaimed musician and composer Alexander Rybak together with Svein Gundersen puts you in a farming mood

In the trailer below you can hear a short piece of the music. 🙂

Lyublyu tebya kak ran’she – Love You as Before

Alexander Rybak I love you like before

Alexander’s new Russian song “Lyublyu tebya kak ran’she” ( I Love You as Before) now available for download.

 

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The song’s lyrics translated to several Languages you’ll find HERE

 

 

New Russian song “Love You as Before” with lyrics in several languages

“Lyublyu tebya kak ran’she” ( I Love You as Before)  Alexander Rybak’s lovely Russian love song

Below  you find the official music video, a live performance in a Russian radio show  and the lyrics in several languages. 

 

Live version of Alexander’s new Russian song  “Lyublyu tebya kak ran’she”/ “Love You As Before” from the radio show – lyrics in subtitles in English, German, Hungarian in this video:

   “Love You as Before”

Translation by Sonya L. 

Empty cities and only memories left.
I’ll forever remember all those gentle dates.
But apparently it’s not our destiny to go through life together,
And I love you, love you as before.
But apparently it’s not our destiny to go through life together,
And I love you, love you as before.
Continue reading New Russian song “Love You as Before” with lyrics in several languages

Alexander and Pernille – “Venner” with lyrics in several languages

“Venner” (Friends) is a song from Alexander Rybak’s children’s audiobook “Trolle og den magiske fela” (Trolle and the Magic Fiddle). The music from the book is now also out on CD. You can listen to, buy and download the songs from the album HERE

Since many of Alexander’s fans doen’t understand Norwegian, we have translated the lyrics, so below the video you’ll find the lyrics, so far, in Norwegian, Spanish, Russian, Azerbaijani and English.  Continue reading Alexander and Pernille — “Venner” with lyrics in several languages

Alexander Rybak and Pernille Hogstad Stene – “Du Bare Du” with lyrics

“Du Bare Du” (You Only You)  is a song from Alexander’s book “Trolle and The Magic Fiddle”. The song is performed by Pernille Hogstad Stene who gives voice to Alva, Trolle’s good friend. Alexander plays the lovely violin parts 🙂
Below the video you’ll find the lyrics in Norwegian, Russian, German, Spanish, English and Polish. More languages will follow. Continue reading Alexander Rybak and Pernille Hogstad Stene — “Du Bare Du” with lyrics

Danse for Trærne – lyrics in several languages

“Danse for trærne” (Dancing for The Trees) is a song from Alexander Rybak’s soundtrack to his book “Trolle and The Magic Fiddle”.

Since many of Alexander’s fans don’t understand Norwegian, we have translated the lyrics. Below the video you’ll find the lyrics in English, German, Azerbadijani, Turkish and Russian.  Continue reading Danse for Trærne — lyrics in several languages

Blant Fjell with lyrics in several languages.

Alexander Rybak’s  “Blant Fjell” with lyrics in several languages

For those of you who don’t understand Norwegian, some nice people have translated the Norwegian lyrics of this lovely song  to their own language. Below you will find the lyrics in English,  Russian, Turkish, Spanish, Hungarian and Farsi 🙂 Continue reading Blant Fjell with lyrics in several languages.

Alexander Rybak – New song “Blant Fjell”

Alexander Rybak has released a new song “Blant Fjell” (Among Mountains”. This is a song from the CD that follows his upcoming Norwegian audiobook “Trolle og den magiske fela” (Trolle and the magic fiddle).

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Download “Blant Fjell”  from Klicktrack Music Store here. You can download  it in both Mp3 and CD (Flac) quality.
From iTunes here

The  audiobook  will be released September 19th, and can be  ordered from Tanum.no (Norway only) and  worldwide from Haugenbok.no. You can pre-order it already now 🙂

 

If you have Spotify, you can listen to the song here:

Kotik – Russian song by Alexander Rybak – Where to buy it…

Alexander Rybak - Kotik - New Russian song

Alexander Rybak has released his first Russian composition, the song “Kotik”, which translated to English means “Kitten”. The song can be downloaded and listened to on world wide streaming services. Here are some links 🙂

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You’ll find the lyrics in several languages HERE

And if you have Spotify, you can listen to the song by clicking below 🙂

 

 

 

Alexander Rybak – music video – “Kotik” (Kitten)!

Alexander Rybak’s first Russian song project “Kotik” (Kitten). The music video was made in the beginning of May 2015 in Moscow.  Below the video you’ll find the lyrics in English, Russian (transliteration), Azerbadijani, Spanish, Turkish, Czech, Slovakian, Polish, Vietnamese  and Hungarian. 🙂

Director: Rustam Romanov
Music: Alexander  Rybak
Lyrics: Alexander Rybak & Yaroslav Rakitin

The song is also available on iTunes and Google Play

ENGLISH: “KOTIK”

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 Translation by Sonya L. Revision by Katie A.

I decided a long time ago that I’ll never fall in love again
But then you appeared, my kitten-kitten-kitten-kitten
I was independent, but now it’s so boring without you
You break my heart, you play with my soul

And I don’t mind, let people laugh at me
But as soon as I fall asleep, my bunny-bunny-bunny
You’re right here, and I grow wings on my back
And flying above  the ground, I’m dreaming only about one thing

Continue reading Alexander Rybak — music video — “Kotik” (Kitten)!

“Zvyozdochka moya yasnaya” | “My Shiny Little Star”

Alexander Rybak impersonating the popular Russian artist Alexander Losev from the group “Цветы (Flowers) and performing the song “Звездочка моя ясная (My little Star)

Lyrics: Olga Fokina. Music: Vladimir Semyonov

Transliteration

Pesni u lyudey raznyye,
A moya odna na veka.
Zvyozdochka moya yasnaya,
Kak ty ot menya daleka.
Pozdno my s toboy ponyali,
Chto vdvoyom vdvoyne veseley
Dazhe proplyvat’ po nebu,
A ne to, chto zhit’ na zemle. Continue reading “Zvyozdochka moya yasnaya” | “My Shiny Little Star”

ACCENT – MILKI now available on iTunes and Spotify

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Alexander’s new song “Accent” performed by MILKI is relased on iTunes and Spotify.

More info about MILKI here

 

 

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The Sound of 2014 – Alexander Rybak as Composer and Performer

2014 will soon be over and we are summing up the new music released through the year where Alexander has taken part as composer, lyrics writer or performer. And we counted 24 new ones from 2014, not bad. Some songs are released worldwide, some only in Norway and some only as official videos on youtube so far. This is just a listing of the songs, click the links for more info on each song.

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New song written and performed by Alexander

“Into a Fantasy” – Alexander Rybak link to more

New song written by Elisabet Mjanger performed by Alexander

“What I long for” – Alexander Rybak link to more

New song where Alexander takes part in a global collaboration

“Live It” Qatar Handball 2015 Official Anthem link to more

New compositions for other artists

Continue reading The Sound of 2014 — Alexander Rybak as Composer and Performer

Alexander Rybak – Winter Wonderland

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From Alexander Rybak´s album Christmas Tales (link).  Now this great jazzy version of Winter Wonderland is officially released on youtube. Enjoy! And subscribe to AlexanderRybakVideo Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Winter Wonderland

Accent – Alexander’s song in the Belarusian selection for Eurovision

Now you finally can listen to Alexander’s song in the Belarusian Eurovision selection “Accent”,  performed by the girls group “Milki”  🙂

Song written by Alexander Rybak and produced by Amir Aly at YLA Studios.

ACCENT

My accent is the same!

You are the love of my life,
you know I’m always by your side.
You have a choice, baby;
I can be yours ‘til the end of time.
Continue reading Accent — Alexander’s song in the Belarusian selection for Eurovision

Alexander Rybak – Christmas Tales – A perfect listen

A perfect listen for the upcoming holiday season. Christmas Tales, Alexander Rybak´s album released in November 2012. The album contains songs from the American Christmas tradition spiced up with Alexander´s arrangements and violin with a jazzy twist. Included are also two original songs by Alexander «Tell Me When» and «Presents».  Listen or buy from the links below.

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Links to buy physical copies worldwide, click the logos

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Stream or download here.

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Below are some links to articles from 2012 about Alexanders Christmas album and his Christmas traditions.

Christmas Tales Booklet, slideshow  Photo: Hans Fredrik Asbjørnsen Design: Håkon Ims Illustrations: Frode Skaren

Credits and authors (link to article)

“Still Here” on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon – Franklin Calleja – Alexander Rybak

“Still Here” amazingly performed by Franklin Calleja and composed by Alexander Rybak, is now available on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.com. Click on the icons below and you are directed to the actual websites.

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Alexander Rybak – “Still Here” Lyrics and Video

We present to you the lyrics to “Still Here” composed by Alexander Rybak and performed by Franklin Calleja in the National Eurovision Song Contest Selection in Malta.

Franklin Calleja and Alexander Rybak

Continue reading Alexander Rybak — “Still Here” Lyrics and Video

Premiere of new music video “Into a Fantasy” by Alexander Rybak

 

You can buy audio-CD and download MP3 version of the song here

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Written and produced by: Alexander Rybak
Director of photography: Olav Stubberud
Production manager: Tone Lise Asphol Continue reading Premiere of new music video “Into a Fantasy” by Alexander Rybak

Alexander Rybak – “Into a Fantasy” – release date 12th of June 2014

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Alexander’s new song “Into a Fantasy”, one of the soundtracks from the animation movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2” from DreamWorks, can be can be downloaded from iTunes ,  Spotify , GooglePlay and Deezer in many countries.

The audio CD can be pre-ordered at several Amazon online shops and also at Platekompaniet.no (Norway). Below you find links to the Amazon online shops and Platekompaniet. The release date is the 16th of June, unless Amazon.de who has the release date of the 25th of July. The songs are available at Amazon digitally from the same dates.

      Full CD MP3                       “Into a Fantasy” MP3                       Audio CD

          Amazon.de                        Amazon.de (Germany)                         Amazon.de

       Amazone.co.uk           Amazone.co.uk (United Kingdom)             Amazon.co.uk

          Amazon.fr                              Amazon.fr (France)                            Amazon.fr

          Amazon.es                             Amazon.es (Spain)                           Amazon.es

          Amazon.it                                Amazon.it (Italy)                              Amazon.it

In Norway you can pre-order the Audio CD  now on  Platekompaniet.no , or buy the CD in one of their shops when it is released the 16th of June. Check this list to see if you have one of their shops nearby you : Platekompaniet

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Marija Šerifovic & Alexander Rybak – “Gorka hrabrost”

Last summer Alexander has took part in recording of one of the Marija Šerifovic’s new songs.  The song is called “Gorka hrabrost” and it is included in her new album “Hrabro”.  Alexander accompanies Marija with  violin.  Two days ago this album was released.

Music: S. M. Mare. Lyrics: M. Tucakovic. Arr: S. M. Mare

Lyrics

Odlazim , zbogom ludi decace
Tuge se izjednace kad tad
Odlazim , ja ti necu faliti
Ni ja necu zaliti za sad
A bices mi uvek svaka druga rec
Svaka prva misao , znam to

Continue reading Marija Šerifovic & Alexander Rybak — “Gorka hrabrost”