Maria Kalaniemi. Ellin Polkka. Composed by Traditional. Stream or buy on: User Reviews ↓ · Variations ↓ · Attributes ↓; Song Genres ↓; Song Styles ↓; Song. Ellin Polkka · Maria Kalaniemi | Length: This track is on the following album: Accordion Tribe · Maria Kalaniemi. Ievan Polkka” or “Ievan Polokka is a popular Finnish song with lyrics written in the early s by Eino Kettunen to a traditional Finnish polka tune. The name is.

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Ievan Polkka

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Very popular after World War II, the song was almost forgotten during the late s and s. This article has multiple issues.

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The name is commonly misspelled Levan Polkkadue to the similarity of lowercase L and the uppercase vowel I i in sans-serif fonts. Infolk metal band Korpiklaani recorded a cover on the album Manala.

Furthermore, mobile ringtones based on various mixes of “Ievan Polkka” gained a wide popularity among Russian and Commonwealth of Independent States mobile subscribers in late Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.


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Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. The melody can be traced back to the Viipuri Province in the 17th century when the border with the Kingdom of Sweden ran west of the province.

Polka was introduced in northern Europe during the late 19th century, which implies that the actual tune as it is known today originates from this era. This article’s use of external links may not follow Wikipedia’s policies or guidelines. Articles needing additional references from July All articles needing additional references Articles with too many examples Wikipedia articles with style issues from June Wikipedia external links cleanup from June Wikipedia spam cleanup from June Articles with multiple maintenance issues All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from September Articles with unsourced statements from July This article is about the song.

It polka also known as ” Loituma’s Polka” or “Loituma’s Polkka”. This song then became well known among Nogizaka46’s fans. The a cappella version of the song acquired greater international popularity as part of an Internet phenomenon in the spring of when the Loituma Girl also known as Leekspina looped Flash animation of an anime girl Orihime Inoue from the Bleach series twirling a leek, set to a scat singing section of Ievan Polkka sung by Loituma [2] was posted in Russian LiveJournal.

After the eloin was posted, Ievan Polkka become widely known worldwide, with a significant rise of interest and recognition demonstrated by the search terms popularity.


Locals who are well-versed in folk music agree the melody is very old and likely to have been known pklkka in the early 19th century and therefore probably of even older origin.

Retrieved from ” https: Finnish songs s songs Music memes Polkas Karelian-Finnish folklore. Owing to its viral exposure in popular cultureIevan Polkka has become one of the most famous Finnish songs in the world. It instantly became a global hit and the song soon enjoyed overwhelming popularity as a ringtone.

The album was released in the United States as Things of Beauty in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. July Learn how and when to remove this template message. Retrieved 26 June The number of Russian soldiers stationed in the poolkka area outnumbered the locals for many decades.

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For the band, see Loituma. However, the polka genre is of much later date. The most polkak vocaloid cover belonged to that of Hatsune Miku, garnering more than 40 million views on her official YouTube music video as of December The song is sung in very heavy Eastern Savonian dialects spoken in North Kareliato the point where it may not be understandable to some Finnish people.