Friday, May 6, 2011

THE ROCK SONG OF THE DAY IS: SUNRISE AVENUE - FAIRYTALE GONE BAD

"Fairytale Gone Bad", by Sunrise Avenue
"Fairytale Gone Bad" is the third single from Finnish rock band Sunrise Avenue debut album On The Way To Wonderland released in 2006.

In the summer of 2005 Sunrise Avenue were signed to Bonnier Amigo Music Group (responsible for the Finnish market), and later to EMI internationally. Having released their first singles "All Because of You" and "Romeo" during the beginning of 2006, Sunrise Avenue published their "On the Way to Wonderland" album in Finland in May.

Their third single, "Fairytale Gone Bad", was published on 23 August and reached 5th place in the Finnish music charts. This single also reached 7th place on Polish Singles Chart. In Germany the album was released two weeks after "Fairytale Gone Bad" (25 August 2006). Around that time, the band played their first gigs in Germany - in Cologne's Underground Club on 23rh August and at The Dome on 25 August.

On April 2007, the hit single "Fairytale Gone Bad" went Gold in Italy and in Germany after selling more than 150,000 copies (as of 17 April, 181,826 copies have been sold in total). The single also reached Gold status in Sweden, selling more than 30,000 copies.

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