Hera Bjork Ja Ja Ding Dong Icelandic Version

It’s the little ditty that became a surprise favourite from the Eurovision movie soundtrack. And now, for the first time, “Jaja Ding Dong” has been covered by a major song contest star — Iceland’s 2010 singer Hera Björk.

But the “Je ne sais quoi” hitmaker isn’t content to merely sing the track, she’s also gone and translated the lyrics into Icelandic.

Scroll down to read the “Jaja Ding Dong” lyrics in Icelandic

The performance appears to be somewhat spontaneous. It’s recorded in someone’s sitting room, and both Hera and her guitarist Benedikt Sigurðsson are “pinot gris marinated” — Hera’s words, not ours. Halldór Eiríksson provides additional ding dongs from behind the camera.

Ok darling ESCNation, weee give you this fresh fresh (pinot gris marinated) Icelandic version of the epic JA JA DING DONG…JÁ JÁ DÍNG DONG ?????HE: Fetum li?fið saman ho?nd i ho?nd Og fo?rum o?troðna slo?ðSHE: Gakk í so?lsetrinu niðrá stro?ndi hjo?rtum o?lgar blo?ð Ja?ja? ding dong Elskumst alla okkar li?fsins leið Ja?ja? ding dongÞa? leiðin verður alltaf bein og rosa greið Ja?ja? ding dong Elskum alla okkar li?fsins leið Ja?ja? ding dongþá saman verðum alltaf ding ding dongHE:A?stin vex er þu? ert me?r hja?Og dvi?nar ef þu? ferð SHE: E?g vil að þu? farir me?r aldrei fra?Þu? ert minn skjo?ldur og sveeeerð Ja?ja? ding dong Elskumst alla okkar li?fsins leið Ja?ja? ding dongÞa? leiðin verður alltaf bein og rosa greiðJa?ja? ding dong Elskum alla okkar li?fsins leið Ja?ja? ding dongþá saman verðum alltaf ding ding dongLyrics by: The Pinot Grís Hera Björk PrívatiðBenedikt SigurðssonBacings by: The DING DONG manHalldór EiríkssonNjótið elskurnar??

Posted by Hera Björk on Saturday, July 18, 2020

While Hera is the first big name to cover “Jaja Ding Dong”, several other tracks from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga have been reinterpreted.

“Volcano Man” is the most popular option. Song contest alums to tackle the number include Alexander Rybak, Jamala, Anna Odobescu, Elina Nechayeva, Scooch, Daði Freyr and Michał Szpak.

Meanwhile, Dutch singers Edsilia Rombley, Jeangu Macrooy and Maxine & Franklin Brown took on “Husavik”, “In The Mirror” and “Double Trouble” respectively at a screening of the movie in Rotterdam.

“Jaja Ding Dong” lyrics — Will Ferrell / My Marianne (Eurovision movie)

Icelandic lyrics by Hera Björk Prívatið and Benedikt Sigurðsson.

Original lyrics by Christian Mats Persson and Gustaf Thomas Holter.

English text

Icelandic translation

When I feel your gentle touch
And things are going our way
I wanna spill my love on you all day, all day

Jaja ding dong (ding dong)
My love for you is growing wide and long
Jaja ding dong (ding dong)

I swell and burst when I see what we becomeJaja ding dong (ding dong)
Come, come my baby, we can get love on
Jaja ding dong (ding dong)
When I see you, I feel like ding-ding dongLove expands when I’m with you
All over the milky way
I wanna open up to you all day, all day
Alright everyone, move your body, woo

Jaja ding dong (ding dong)
My love for you is growing wide and long
Jaja ding dong (ding dong)
I swell and burst when I see what we become (come on everyone)

Jaja uh ding dong (ding dong)
Come, come my baby, we can get love on
Jaja ding dong (ding dong)
When I see you, I feel like ding-ding dong

HE: Fetum lífið saman hönd i hönd
Og förum ótroðna slóð
SHE: Gakk í sólsetrinu niðrá strönd
i hjörtum ólgar blóð

Jájá ding dong
Elskumst alla okkar lífsins leið
Jájá ding dong

Þá leiðin verður alltaf bein og rosa greiðJájá ding dong
Elskum alla okkar lífsins leið
Jájá ding dong
þá saman verðum alltaf ding ding dongHE:Ástin vex er þú ert mér hjá
Og dvínar ef þú ferð
SHE: Ég vil að þú farir mér aldrei frá
Þú ert minn skjöldur og sveeeerð

Jájá ding dong
Elskumst alla okkar lífsins leið
Jájá ding dong
Þá leiðin verður alltaf bein og rosa greið

Jájá ding dong
Elskum alla okkar lífsins leið
Jájá ding dong
þá saman verðum alltaf ding ding dong

What do you think of Hera’s cover? Do you like “Jaja Ding Dong” in Icelandic? Let us know in the comments.

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Africavision
Africavision
2 months ago

This is just so lovely, and Hera radiates warmth, and seems so wonderful. I love how the dog lasted 20 seconds, before it was like “aight, I’m out”. 😀 Also, a good challenge is for non-Icelandic speakers to try reading those Icelandic lyrics. What kinda looks like an “o” sounds like a “d”, and what looks like a “p” sounds like a something else. This really must be one of the hardest languages to learn hey. I always sing Icelandic (and other foreign language) songs so nicely, thinking I am so multilingual and talented, until I actually read the song’s… Read more »

Una
Una
2 months ago

I wish it weren’t “marinated!” Please take that down and make an “unmarinated” version. This song deserves so much more.