CHART REFLECTION. Pop singer Chris Medina sang “What Are Words” at the funeral of Utøya victim Monica Iselin Didriksen earlier this week. The appearance was broadcasted by NRK and attended by Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.
Monica Iselin Didriksen’s parents asked Chris Medina to perform at the funeral as it was one of her favorite songs. “What Are Words” was originally issued at the end of February this year a day after the singer was eliminated from American Idol. The song was written for Chris Medina’s fiancée who was seriously injured in a car accident. Haven reached the Billboard Hot 100, the hit single struck a chord with Scandinavian audiences. It topped the Norwegian singles chart for twelve weeks, haven notched up six weeks atop the Swedish singles tally. “What Are Words” is co-written/produced by Rodney Jerkins, who co-wrote Brandy & Monica’s “The Boy Is Mine” and Lady Gaga’s “Telephone.”