Lead singer of the group "Hands Up!" Sergei Zhukov told how he missed the opportunity to become famous abroad. The musician gave a frank commentary in the eighth part of the documentary film "Lenta.ru" "History of Russian Pop Music".
In the late 90s, the German company BMG wanted to acquire the rights to a little-known track by the group "Pesenka". Zhukov agreed, after which foreign musicians began to release dozens of covers on it.
BMG General Producer Thomas Stein offered the artists Hands Up! perform it in English on his own, but Zhukov refused, citing poor knowledge of the language. In the end, the song was given to the ATC group, who recorded a cover of Around The World on it. Subsequently, the song became a hit in Europe.
“As soon as the song was shot, we began to do many others to the West. You don’t know about this, but we opened a label, went to all the festivals, wherever we were, we had English-language songs, tried to puff, but that's all”,
- Zhukov complained.
According to the singer, this story "insanely upset him for the rest of his life." Later, the musicians earned more than one and a half million dollars from "Song" in three years.
We will remind, earlier "Rambler" reported that Shufutinsky would sing the song "September 3" live.