Ne Ver', Ne Boysia

May 2003

, Who often Ne, ne boisja, ne prossi (Russian Не верь, не бойся, не проси, German: No "Faith :; Ne ne who, boisja ( " not faith, not fear, " German Russian Не верь, не бойся ), fear not, please do not " ), is a song of the Russian pop duo tATu from the year 2003. t.A.T.u. occurred with this song (using the English transliteration Ne Ver ', Ne Boisia ) for Russia at Euro Vision Song Contest 2003 in the Latvian capital Riga and reached # 3, just behind Belgium and the winning song from Turkey.


Mars Lasar and Ivan Shapovalov wrote the lyrics to Ne ne who, boisja while Valeri Poljenko composed the music. According to Mars Lasar produced Shapovalov and he to have made the song without it. Instead, they sent each other over the Internet MP3 files - Schapowalow in Russia, Lasar in the United States.

The song's title is derived from the saying of a Russian Gulag prisoner, who found their way into the general Russian language by Alexander Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago work. The phrase had sprung up in the 1930s under the Gulags, and is common today among prison inmates. Main intention of this pronouncement is to trust any other prisoner or the prison administration, have no fear, because victimization causes violence, and nothing to question. Referring to the importance of the song title, are in the music video for Ne ne who, boisja to see some scenes where tATu Yulia Volkova singer has endured in a prison cell and is eventually freed by Jelena Katina. Both singers said that the song should encourage people to be more self-confidence.


An official single to the song does not exist, it was only released as a promo CD and a music video. The said music video shows video montages from the Yugoslav wars, various demonstrations and road traffic accidents as well as videos of the two singers Jelena Katina and Yulia Volkova. In 2008, the music video was uploaded on the official YouTube channel of the band. However, the song can be found on several other releases of the band, such as on the deluxe edition of their English-language debut album 200 km / h in the Wrong Lane, the maxi-single to Not Gonna Get Us, the remix album tATu Remixes and the compilation album t.A.T.u. The Best To promote the band and the song, especially in the run up to the Euro Vision Song Contest, a promo version of the song was released. This was also broadcast by the Polish music channel VIVA, the music video is different in the two versions.

Success and criticism

The song reached the second place in the Russian radio airplay chart, spending ten weeks in the top 10. In the Belgian singles chart Ne reached who, ne boisja number 27 and was six weeks on the charts. In Sweden, the song reached number six and was represented for three weeks in the top 20 charts.

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung wrote about the song, it had a " melodic introduction" to the " a refrain like a single, energetic cry " follow. The ARD German international broadcasting wave called Ne who, boisja ne as " contemporary, well-made pop song ". The Russian radio station Hit FM recorded the song as " 100 Pound Hit ". It was the third consecutive year in which t.A.T.u. had received this award for one of her songs.

Euro Vision Song Contest

The Russian TV channel Perwy chose the song without preliminary decision. In international competition, it was to eleventh place, behind Lou from Germany with Let 's Get Happy and before the Spaniard Beth ( Dime ) argued. The beginning and the end of the gig and ratings for Russia were acknowledged by the audience boos. This was due to the already strained relations between Russia and Latvia as well as critical statements of the two singers on stage and tone for the event at a previous press conference.

In the course of narrow rating Ne received who ne, boisja 164 points, was only three points behind the winning song from Turkey, Everyway That I Can by Sertab Erener, and one point behind the Belgian song Sanomi of Urban Trad, and thus reached # three. In this case, Russia got only two countries - Ireland and the UK - no points. The Russian TV channel Perwy failed later with a complaint with the European Broadcasting Union and the accusation that the telephone voting in these two countries had been manipulated. → Main article: Euro Vision Song Contest 2003