Russian cover of “Funny Little World”


Перевод Tanya Tiny

Внезапно стал известным
И знают все меня
И тысячи девчонок
Желаний не таят
Но сердце ты пленила
Лишь улыбнувшись мне
И счастлив я пусть даже
Любовь – мгновение Continue reading Russian cover of “Funny Little World”

Warm wishes in a pillow

Moscow concert on 28 December, 2009 was chosen to be a great meeting of Russian-speaking FaceBookies. And we had been dreaming of presenting an unusual and memorable gift to Alex. Marina Ageeva had come up with a brilliant idea (like everything that comes to her mind) to make a pillow stuffed with soft hearts, hand-made by the fans of Alex. Lily aka Hands Off had sewed an extraordinary beautiful pillow. And 18 girls and one boy in different CIS countries had spent sleepless nights in creating, sewing, knitting and embroidering small touching hearts, which later crossed hundreds and thousands of miles to get to Moscow. As a result we’ve created a pillow filled with our love. Could you imagine what dreams Alex has when his head touches the pillow? 😉 Continue reading Warm wishes in a pillow

A report about the concert in Oslo and the FaceBookies meeting, Oct. 10th 2009

( A report by Jitka Holanová , Czech Republic)

There is one thing with AR concerts…and that is, that only one is not enough….I hoped so much, that I will calm after seeing him live..but I was very wrong, sigh..after return from Norway I became to be blue…no other concerts, everything already was nice, but it is gone…

Continue reading A report about the concert in Oslo and the FaceBookies meeting, Oct. 10th 2009

Report of the concert in Gothenburg, Sweden, Oct. 19th 2009

(A report by Milada Lenhartová from Brno, Czech Republik)

(Translated from Czech by Danka Čolláková, Slovakia)

Hi, Hi there everyone! I returned from Sweden, I have not even unpacked, and I’m with you. Do I have noted that it was such a surreal experience that I absolutely did not provide. For the record: I’m the old person who finally went with her husband the “honeymoon” after 37 years of marriage – to Alex’s concert in Goteborg. (I will find that once I’ve got a new computer, I’m not used to it…) but I should have noted that even though I’m an old granny according to calendar, I still feel like a girl, so I can also take these trips for Alex (in total enchantment) …

Continue reading Report of the concert in Gothenburg, Sweden, Oct. 19th 2009

Interesting stuff about charts and prizes – Alexander Rybak

(researched by Simone)

(updated in February, 2010)

Record Sales:


the debut album “Fairytales”:

# 1 for 19 weeks in the charts (triple platinum, which means over 90.000 sold copies)

the single “Fairytale“:

#1 for 22 weeks

the single “Funny little world“:

# 1 for 9 weeks

the single “Roll with the wind“:

#10 for 2 weeks


the debut album “Fairytales“:

#16 for 6 weeks

the single “Fairytale“:

# 4 for 17 weeks


the debut album “Fairytales“:

# 46 for 3 weeks

the single “Fairytale“:

# 10 for 13 weeks


the debut album “Fairytales“:

# 65 for 3 weeks

the single “Fairytale“:

#3 for 7 weeks


the single “Fairytale“:

#10 for 3 weeks


the single “Fairytale

on # 1 :

Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Island, Sweden, Russia

on # 2 :

Ireland, The Netherlands

The song “Fairytale” was # 3 in the European Billboard Charts. It has been released in 25 countries, 120.000 copies were sold in Norway, 300.000 copies in Europe: it also made Gold in Sweden (10.000 sold singles) and in Poland (5.000 sold singles), it got Double Platinum in Russia (40.000 sold singles).

The debut album “Fairytales” made 400.000 copies worldwide.




Report on the birth of the BOOK and the concert in Oslo, Oct., 10th ’09

“The Operation 10/10
how Rybak’s Facebookies went to Olso”
a report by
Irena Bay

Part 1

Well guys, I think it’s time for me to report back to the grid… to be honest I don’t feel that I will be able to put into words what I have experienced this weekend with these indescribably wonderful people … I know my account will fail to convey what really happened … still – I am a FB spy on duty, night and day, and I would never let you down! 😀

My story begins way earlier than the most stories you have read here until now[1]. My story began in July this year when out of the blue I found myself organizing and directing a facebook project – how the hell did that happen again?? (And why I am working on the new one in my head like crazy again since yesterday??)

Continue reading Report on the birth of the BOOK and the concert in Oslo, Oct., 10th ’09

Ådne Reinhold Geicke Kolbjørnshus

NAME: Ådne Reinhold Geicke Kolbjørnshus

BIRTHDAY: July, 6th


3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE MYSELF: Happy, passionate, lazy :p


WHAT MADE ME LAUGH THE LAST TIME: All the funny videoclips we taped in Finland 🙂

AS A CHILD I DREAMT OF BECOMING A … : Pro snowboarder and breakdancer


SINCE WHEN: 22.05.09

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THE FIDDLER: He is totally real and honest, I feel like he looks at us friends, and not just the one that you “work” with. His funny insidejokes and statements

WHAT IS ANNOYING ABOUT THE FIDDLER: He stole my pants, and he is still using it on every show -_-

THE MOST REMARKABLE THING I EXPERIENCED WHILE WORKING WITH THE FIDDLER: Hmm So many funny moments backstage and so many great and big moments on stage!!

MESSAGE TO THE FACEBOOKIES: Great job guys! Alex loves you! 🙂

How to contact Alexander Rybak

 Alexander Rybak answering fanmail


Alexander Rybak Fanmail
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1450 Nesoddtangen

If you would like an autograph in return, you must include a ready stamped envelope to your country of residence and with your address upon it.  Alexander does his very best to reply all fans, however we must inform you that we cannot guarantee a response.

Important: Please send your letters via regular post and NOT
as certified/registered mail.


Live in Oslo, October 10th, 2009

Here, we have one of the many concerts Alex did last year!

It is one of the most special ones to us (’cause we were there :)), so we decided to put all the songs together from youtube videos as one concert for you! (Sorry, about the singing – couldn’t help ourselves :D)


1. Springleik

3. Runaway

5. Kupalinka

6. 13 Horses

12. Da You Think I’m sexy


“Springleik” [audio:|titles=Springleik ]
“Roll With The Wind” [audio:|titles=Roll with the wind]
“Runaway” [audio:|titles=Runaway]
“Dolphin” [audio:|titles=Dolphin]
“Kupalinka” [audio:|titles=Kupalinka]
“13 Horses” [audio:|titles=13 horses]
“Song From A Secret Garden” [audio:|titles=Song from a secret garden]
“Norske Talenter” & “Funny Little World” [audio:|titles=Norske Talenter and Funny little world]
“Misirlou” [audio:|titles=Misirlou]
“Can’t Take My Eyes Of You” [audio:|titles=Can?t take my eyes of you]
“Fairytale” [audio:|titles=Fairytale]
“Da ya Think I’m Sexy” [audio:|titles=Dya think I?m sexy]
“Kiss And Tell” [audio:|titles=Kiss and tell]
“Komarovo” [audio:|titles=Komorova]
“Roll With The Wind” [audio:|titles=Roll with the wind]

“The birth of Rybak’s FaceBookies”

(written by Irena Bay)


Once upon a time, there was a fiddler from the North.

The fiddler was poor and had only a dream, a fiddle and a song. But he had yet another thing: He had love. Once he heard of a princess living in a country behind the seven seas and the seven mountains called Russia. It was said that the love of this princess was magical: Her love could make your dreams come true … It could lift you up where you belong … It could heal you … It could give sense to your past, present and future.  (At least, this is what some people believe). Without having met her, the fiddler fell head over heels for her and thought of her night and day. He was determined to win her over, come what may! (Hey, I am rhyming again, hahaha!)

He took his dream, fiddle, song and love and walked by foot around the whole wide world to find her. When he arrived in the village called Moscow, the people were in the middle of big preparations. He asked a village woman what they  were going to celebrate and she replied euphorically, “The wedding of the princess!” The fiddler stopped breathing for a while! He felt as if his heart shattered in his chest  into million glass pieces. He asked the woman, “Whom is she marrying?” “Well, nobody knows! Not even she! Her father, our king, was unhappy for a very long time, because she never had fallen in love. She rejected all the suitors from all over the world: there were princes and knights and Academy Awards winners, but no one could touch her soul. Her father started to give up hope. But then,” the face of the woman illuminated, “she announced that she had dreamt of the ONE! In her dream, she looked up to the blue moon and saw how the stars started to move and to twirl, faster and faster, and then suddenly they came together in the shape of a white, silverly-shining dolphin on the dark-blue nightly sky. The dolphin jumped over the full moon, swam through the air to the princess and told her wordlessly that she should invite all young men to compete with each other with a song, unknown to the world, and that she shall marry the winner!” (“What a nonsense!” the princess thought after waking up that night, “I should never eat spicy Thai food that late at night!” But since she was bored, she decided to do as the dream dolphin had told her to.)

As the fiddler heard this, the sun of hope came out through the clouds and he jumped to the woman and kissed her! “He’s nuts!”, she shrugged and continued to clean the fish in her hands watching the boy running to the castle, bumping into people and falling over things.

That night, all the singers assembled in the castle before the king’s throne in the big, luxurious, modern hall. Those who did not find room in the hall, pressed their noses on the window panes from outside, chewing popcorn and awaiting the contest. After each song, million of  heads turned in sync to the princess to check her reaction. But she looked bored and sad.

Then the fiddler came out in a white shirt and a black vest. He walked through the crowd clinging firmly to his violin and biting nervously his lip. Here he was, after all those sleepless nights of dreaming and hoping, finally at the end of his journey. He went up to the king and then he saw Europe: Seeing her face took his breath away! There, in her face, he saw himself! He *bonked*! He ran with his hand through his hair, took a breath and started to play his song.

When he was done, there was a complete silence in the whole country. A minute passed … and then another minute. And then Europe jumped from her throne and ran over to the fiddler to embrace him in a passionate, all-consuming, perfect kiss!

They married that night and the magic star dolphin exploded in multi-colored fireworks in the sky over their heads. (Next day, the fiddler had the worst hang-over of his life, but he didn’t mind and gave interviews anyway! :P)


Since the fiddler had to go on tour through the world, Europe felt lonely and missed the fiddler a lot. So the king Kjell Arild created a page on facebook called “The Official Facebook Page of Alexander Rybak” for Europe to keep contact with the traveling fiddler. The fiddler would send sms and little videos from his journey to the king, and the king would post them on facebook for Europe to read, see and RollOnTheFloorLaughingHerButtOff.

The Official Facebook Page of Alexander Rybak

But Europe was not a girl, even though she was a princess. Europe actually was many many people from all over the world, who started to meet on the Official Facebook Page of Alexander Rybak and have a great time. They called themselves Rybak’s FaceBookies.



After a while, it was not enough for them to talk to each other on facebook and they wanted to meet  in real life.

They started to meet each other in groups in the Russian-speaking countries to greet the fiddler, when he would come for promotion appearances and concerts to Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.

Three FaceBookies from the Czech Republic, whom we call the “Czech Musketeers”, took a car and drove with it through the whole Europe to the north and followed the fiddler and his bunch on their Norway concert tour in the summer.

Meanwhile, nearly 30 FaceBookies got inspired by the fiddler’s story and his music, and decided to make him a gift that would show him the influence he had on their lives. They wanted to say “thank you”  to him for the joy he spreads in the world and for the fact that they had found each other on his Official Facebook page. So they, who had never met each other in their lives, set together in a virtual secret cave on facebook and wrote a BOOK for him and about him. They named it “Alexander Rybak’s story Retold by Rybak’s FaceBookies”. In October 2009, they travelled to Olso to go to his concert together and to give him the BOOK.

By the way, if you want to have your own copy of the Book send your request here and you will receive it on your e-mail in PDF.

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After that, many other Rybak’s FaceBookies from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus met each other at the end of November and shook down the concert hall in Moscow singing with the fiddler.

The FaceBookies were on the spot to greet the fiddler in New York City, too! (And they traveled to NY all the way from California and Canada!)

Shortly after that, the Russian-speaking group called “Alexander Rybak’s Facebook Friends” and the original Rybak’s FaceBookies officially united under the name “Rybak’s FaceBookies” and got the logo designed by the “Russian Bunch” – you won’t be suprised to find out at this moment in my story that the logo shows – what else? – a magic dolphin! 😀

In December 2009, the Western European FaceBookies were planning to meet each other in Berlin/Germany for yet another concert. But unfortunately, things went wrong and the concert was cancelled. The FaceBookies were very sad about that, since they had been looking forward to it (for some of them, it was the only chance to see the fiddler on stage, and they even had had to get a visa – and if the fiddler can’t come to your country, you must go to where the fiddler is, right?).

They decided to go to Berlin any way, even though the concert had been cancelled: to meet each other again or for the very first time. An incredible thing happened then: the fiddler (who was sad about the cancelled concerts in Germany, too) heard about the meeting of the FaceBookies and decided to drop by and hang out with them for an hour! :)))

Now, we are dreaming of a even bigger FaceBookies meeting! Some place where the Western European and the Russian-speaking FaceBookies can meet and go together to a concert of the enchanted, enchanting boy!

And, if it happens (and it will happen, for sure, some day!), then we will return to facebook to write our reports for everyone who could not come, as we have been doing it up till now! We will write our story of how we met the fiddler, describe the magic of his playing on stage and the fun we had with each other.

And how many are we? We are way too many to be counted! There are active FaceBookies and less active FaceBookies. There are shadow-reading FaceBookies, who jump out of the shadow once in a while, and then there are silent shadow-reading people whose giggle we hear, but whom we never see. So, maybe you, yourself, are a FaceBookie! There is an easy way to find that out! Do this little questionnaire:

Am I a FaceBookie?

If you answer “yes” to the following questions, then you have been Rybak’s FaceBookie all along:

1. Does Alexander Rybak bring joy into your life?
2. Do you hang out on his Official Facebook Page?
3. Do you have fun there?


Result: You are, indeed, a Facebookie!! :DDD


What do Rybak’s FaceBookies do?

1. They spend a lot of time liking the smurf aka the fiddler.

2. They spend a lot of time cracking jokes on his Official Facebook Page and RollingOnTheFloor

3. They search for information/news on the fiddler, translate it for each other and share it with each other.
(See at the Rybak’s Facebookies group on Facebook or visit Youtube channels of the Facebookies, for instance. But but there is so much more! Just check the Fan’s wall on the Official Facebook Page.)

4. They meet each other traveling great distances and go to the fiddler’s concerts!

5. Now point Nr. 5 is very special !!! This is what makes us different from other fan groups: We write our reports about meeting and/or seeing the fiddler on stage!

By now we have a huuuuuuuuge library with such reports from all over the world and, our communication system is growing every day! Hardly ever, a concert goes by, which was not attended by one of our “spies” :))) In other words, if there is a concert — the FaceBookies are there and will report soon with their pics and videos. We are the first to know! (I heard that we know it sometimes before Kjell and even Alex himself know it!! On the other hand, maybe it’s just a rumour, who knows, who knows … 😀 )

And now it’s your turn:

Tell us your story of meeting the fiddler! We can’t wait to read it!

Everything the fiddler ever recorded and performed

LAST UPDATE: June 13th, 2010

(put together by the FaceBookie Venche)

Alexander Rybak Official video channel


Welcome to my channel. A warm welcome from Alex, here on the official channel you will find new music videos and vlogs directly from Alexander! This is the first video in his Vlog series. Enjoy! From the Official Alexander Rybak Youtube Channel



Bach Chaconne:

Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins with Arve Tellefsen:

Bach’s Largo Ma non Tanto with Arve Tellefsen:

Bach with Arve Tellefsen:

More With Arve Tellefsen: From the Official Alexander Rybak Youtube Channel

Practising before the concert with Arve Tellefsen (not exist)

Chaconne: (YT closed)

Concerto for Two Violins (Live) – From the Official Alexander Rybak Youtube Channel (not exist)

Farewell, my lovely by Jo Yeong-Wook from the movie Oldboy and Europe skies at the Eurovison welcome reception:

Farewell my lovely (Oldboy) / Dovregubbens hall:

Hungarian suite, complete with Igor Rybak:

Hungarian Suite (Live) – From the Official Alexander Rybak Youtube Channel

Hungarian suite, different part:

Largo Ma non Tanto – Bach – Arve Tellefsen and Alexander Rybak:(not exist)


Leia by Sharinsky:

Summer by Vivaldi Alexander Rybak & The Vivaldi orchestra

Torna a Surriento with Didrik Solli-Tangen:

Vivaldi Summer (Live) – From the Official Alexander Rybak Youtube Channel

Vivaldi’s summer with Barrat due junior orchestra:

Vocalise (instrumental)

Classical piece, 9 years old, with mother accompaniing on the piano:


Norwegian folk music:

Bergrosa (rose of the mountains):

Halling. Concert with Frikar Askim part 2. From the Official Alexander Rybak Youtube Channel (no exist)

Norwegian folk music:

Seterjentens søndag:

Springleik. From the Official Alexander Rybak Youtube Channel

Springleik, other version:

Other Norwegian folk music:

Spellemannsprisen, medley with a lot of Norwegian fiddlers:


Pop/country, miscellanious

Abandoned. From the Official Alexander Rybak Youtube Channel

Live at Sluserock:

All I do is dream of you:

All I have to do is dream, featuring Didrik Solli Tangen:

Always a woman:

Angel of life. Thomas Stanghelle, Alex on violin:

Baby it’s cold outside:


Beyond the sea: (no exist)

Can’t be taken away with Inger Lise Stulien, It’s from a collection with various artists called Fight Apathy:

Can’t take my eyes off you (Oslo with Anastasia)

Stavanger with Trine:

In Østersund with Åsa: (no exist)

Castle made of snow: (no exist)

Det gåtfulla folket: (YT channel closed – copyrights)

Do you think I’m sexy (live in Oslo):


Dream with Jørn Atle Støa:


En del av mitt hjärta with Tomas Ledin. Interview, live acoustic

Europe skies, from the Russian ESC finale. COMPLETE SONG, YEAH! (YT Channel closed-copyrights)

Europe skies / Fairytale from the Finnish national ESC:

Europe skies / Fairytale Slovenia national esc finale:)no exist)

Europe skies (Sluserock)

Europe Skies (animation) – From the Official Alexander Rybak Youtube Channel

Fairytale Norwegian finale 21.2.2009:

Winner performance:

Fairytale international finale, 16.5.2009:

After having won:

Fairytale french version:

Fairytale Nobel prize concert:

Small video filming that he lost the fiddle:

The joke in the beginning is about the fact that because Alex won ESC Norway will be the host in 2010. That costs a lot of money. Arne Scheie is a sports reporter, and because of Alex the TV station will have less money to show football, so they make a joke that he puts soap on the violin before the show to make it slip out of his hands. They say Alex is the victim of an assassination made by Arne Scheie

Fairytale russian: (YT channel closed CR)

Fairytale Alexander Rybak & Russian figure skater Alexei Yagudin and Frikar, Red Square Moscow Sochi 2014: (no exist)

Fairytale for mom:

Fairytale Michael Jackson style. From the Official Alexander Rybak Youtube Channel

Fairytale acoustic:

Fairytale acoustic in France (folk style):(no exist)

Fairytale remix:

Fairytale, P4 parody:(YT closed CR)

Främling, Fairytale, I’ll be there with Carola:(YT closed CR)


Fiddler on the roof. With Dennis Storhøi: (Yt closed CR)

First kiss:

500 miles:


From Russia with love (live):

Funny little world. From the Official Alexander Rybak Youtube Channel

Funny Little World (Live) – From the Official Alexander Rybak Youtube Channel

Funny little world acoustic from Så ska det låta

Funny little world, acoustic:

Hurra for deg (Happy birthday):

I asked the ash tree (Ya sprosil u yasena):

I don’t believe in miracles (black lightning soundtrack):

From the official Alexander Rybak Youtube Channel, with english subtitles:

With greek subtitles: (YT closed CR)

I en måneskinnsnatt med deg:

If you were gone:

I’m jealous: (no exist)

I’m yours:

I’m in love / fairytale:

(only I’m in love)

I wish Alexander Rybak and Jørn Atle Støa -(live @ Sundvolden)

It ain’t necessarily so from Porgy and Bess (George Gershwin)

also featuring Seterjentens søndag.

Kiss and tell:

Kogda uidjosh:

Komarovo (Live) – From the Official Alexander Rybak Youtube Channel


Last night on earth: The Margareths

Misirlou – Pump it – pulp fiction. From the Official Alexander Rybak Youtube Channel

My heart is yours, Didrik Solli-Tangen, feat Alexander Rybak:

No milk today:

Oah – From the Official Alexander Rybak Youtube Channel

Oah live at Sluserock:

Once upon a summer time. Acoustic summer piece. From the Official Alexander Rybak Youtube Channel

Roll with the wind. From the Official Alexander Rybak Youtube Channel

Rudolf the rednosed reindeer, part of Facebookies Merry Christmas:

Runaway (live):

Satellite Lena Meyer Landrut feat. Alexander Rybak (copyrights YT closed)

The videos of Satellite are being removed all the time, but these ones works just now. I post several links in case they disappear again

Song From A Secret Garden *Easter Special* – From the Official Alexander Rybak Youtube Channel (no exist)

Song from a secret garden live:

Spellemann på taket:(no exist)

Stariy klion, old maple:(no exist)

Summer moved on with AHA recorded 30/08/2003: (Yt channel slosed)

‘t Is Of De Wereld Vergaat with Paul de Leeuw

The man in the mirror, featuring all artists from the Nobel Peace Prize concert 2009:

Tell me when:

Facebookies Christmas card Tell me when:

13 horses:

Vända med vinden, Timoteij feat Alex:(no exist)

Vinteren er her (no exist):

Visa vid vindens ängar:

Visa Vid Vindens Ängar (Live) – From the Official Alexander Rybak Youtube Channel

Viva la vida:

Why not me:

Your song:

Piece of russian song from NRK super:

The Margarets feat Alexander Rybak One Stone Mountian @ Sommerfesten 2009 på Giske 25 07 09(YT closed)

Rud-school’s show, 06.01.10 (English subs)



Fela igjen, From the Official Alexander Rybak Youtube Channel. Subs in multiple languages

Fela igjen with english subtitles from Rybak’s Facebookies: (YT channel closed)

Fela igjen with Polish Subs:

Fela igjen with Russian subs:

Fela igjen, making of the video: (YT closed)


With Elisabeth Andreassen:

Blinde Karls vise with Elisabeth Andreassen:

Danse mot vår with Elisabeth Andreassen:

Det är vi ändå with Elisabeth Andreassen (Bettan)

Gabriellas sång with Elisabeth Andreassen:

Jolene with Elisabeth Andreassen (Bettan):

Klinga mina klockor with Elisabeth Andreassen (Bettan):

La det svinge interview/singing with Elisabeth Andreassen

Little piece of ”La det svinge” in concert:

Nu mår jag mycke bättre with Elisabeth (Bettan) Andreassen:

Fairytale with Elisabeth Andreassen:

With Elisabeth Andreassen a little bit from the P4 parody:

With Elisabeth Andreassen including P4 parody:


TV clips from “Så ska det låta” TV program:

Brown eyed girl feat Maria Haukås Storeng


Det gåtfulla folket:

Gabriellas sång feat Maria Haukås Storeng

Hallelujah. Featuring Maria Haukås Storeng:

Hold on be strong Maria Haukås Storeng

Mercy feat Maria Haukås Storeng, Shirley Clamp

Singing in the rain, feat Maria Haukås Storeng –


Something stupid, feat Maria Haukås Storeng

Visa vid vindens ängar:


Intro: Oldboy / Dovregubbens hall (vid by Susannization:)

Europe skies: (vid by Venchem)

First kiss:

By Venchem:

Abandoned, by Susannization:

Always a woman:

By MistOnTheHills:

By Venchem

By Susannization:


By Susannization:

By Venchem:

Barndance: (by Venchem)

Why not me (vid by Venchem)

Roll with the wind (vid by Susannization):

I’m in love / fairytale (vid by Susannization):

(vid by Venchem:)

(vid by MistOnTheHills (only I’m in love):)


Jitka’s playlist of 60 songs (choose play all):

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