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Articles
Overview
Roxette 1 1 17 17 23 29 29 41 41 45 50 56 60 65 70 75 81 84 84 85 85 87 92 94 97 99 102 102

Members
Per Gessle Marie Fredriksson

Discography
Roxette discography

Studio albums
Pearls of Passion Look Sharp! Joyride Tourism Crash! Boom! Bang! Have a Nice Day Room Service Charm School Travelling

Remix album
Dance Passion

Compilation albums
Rarities Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! Baladas En Espaol The Ballad Hits The Pop Hits Roxette Hits

Box sets
The Rox Box/Roxette 8606

Singles
"Neverending Love" "Goodbye to You" "Soul Deep" "I Want You" "I Call Your Name" "Chances" "The Look" "Dressed for Success" "Listen to Your Heart" "Dangerous" "It Must Have Been Love" "Joyride" "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)" "The Big L." "Spending My Time" "Church of Your Heart" "How Do You Do!" "Queen of Rain" "Fingertips '93" "Almost Unreal" "Sleeping in My Car" "Crash! Boom! Bang!" "Fireworks" "Run to You" "Vulnerable" "You Don't Understand Me" "June Afternoon" "She Doesn't Live Here Anymore" "Wish I Could Fly" "Anyone" "Stars" "Salvation" "The Centre of the Heart" "Real Sugar" "Milk and Toast and Honey" "A Thing About You"

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"Opportunity Nox" "One Wish" "Reveal" "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" "Speak to Me" "Way Out" "It's Possible"

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Videography
Sweden Live Look Sharp Live The Videos Live-Ism Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! Roxette's Greatest Video Hits Crash! Boom! Live! All Videos Ever Made & More! Ballad & Pop Hits The Complete Video Collection

Related articles
"Always Breaking My Heart" Gyllene Tider Clarence fwerman Christoffer Lundquist Helena Josefsson Join the Flumeride Att vara Per Gessle

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Roxette
Roxette

Roxette on stage in Halmstad, August 2010 Background information Origin Genres Years active Labels Halmstad, Sweden Pop, rock, pop rock 1986present Capitol records, EMI, Edel Music Gyllene Tider www.roxette.se Members Per Gessle Marie Fredriksson [1]

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Roxette are a Swedish pop music duo, consisting of Marie Fredriksson (vocals) and Per Gessle (vocals and guitar). Formed in 1986, the duo became an international act in the late 1980s, when they released their breakthrough album Look Sharp!. Their third album Joyride, which was released in 1991, became just as successful as its predecessor. Roxette went onto achieve nineteen UK Top 40 hits[2] and several US Hot 100 hits, including four US number-ones with "The Look", "Listen to Your Heart", "It Must Have Been Love", and "Joyride".[3] Other hits included "Dangerous", "Fading Like a Flower" and "Dressed for Success".[2][3] Before coming together to form the duo, Fredriksson and Gessle were already established artists in Sweden, with Fredriksson releasing a number of solo albums and Gessle being the lead singer and songwriter of Gyllene Tider, which had three No. 1 albums. On the advice of the managing director of their record label, they came together to

Roxette record "Neverending Love", which became a hit single in Sweden. After the release of Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus!, a greatest hits record, the duo took a hiatus from the mid-1990s before returning with the albums Have a Nice Day (1999) and Room Service (2001). They continued to chart in other territories such as Europe and South America, where they earned various Gold and Platinum awards until the beginning of the new millennium. In 2002 the duo took a break from recording and touring when Fredriksson was diagnosed with a brain tumour.[4] Gessle went on to release solo albums and reunited with Gyllene Tider before Roxette took to the stage together again for the first time in 8 years, in 2009, during Gessle's European Party Crasher tour.[5] In 2011 they released Charm School, their first studio album in ten years. This was followed by Travelling a year later. Their songs "It Must Have Been Love" and "Listen to Your Heart" continue to receive radio airplay, with both singles recently receiving awards from BMI for achieving four million radio plays.[6][7] They have sold an estimated 60 million records worldwide,[8][9][10] with over 10 million in certified units from Germany, the US and the UK, achieving gold and platinum certifications for Joyride and Look Sharp! in all three regions.[11][12][13]

History
19791986: Formation
Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson first met in Halmstad, Sweden, in the late 1970s.[14][15] Gessle performed in Gyllene Tider, one of Sweden's most popular bands of the time, and Fredriksson in the less successful Strul and MaMas Barn (Mama's Children) before both embarked on solo careers.[16] In 1981, Fredriksson sang for the first time with Gyllene Tider on stage and was featured as a background vocalist for a Swedish-language album the band released in 1982. Gessle also worked with ex-ABBA singer Frida, for a song that appeared on her 1982 album Something's Going On, setting music to a Dorothy Parker poem. While working on her first solo album, Het vind (Hot Wind), Fredriksson performed more background vocals for Gyllene Tider's only album in English, The Heartland Caf. The 11-track album was released in February 1984 and sold 45,000 copies in Sweden.[17] According to Gessle, the group's first English-language release was in response to interest expressed by EMI's American label Capitol Records. Capitol took six of the tracks and released an extended play (EP) record in the US with an abridged title, Heartland, but the company insisted on a different name for the band. Gessle and the other members of Gyllene Tider (Swedish for "Golden Times" or "Golden Age") chose the title of a 1975 Dr. Feelgood song, "Roxette".[17][18]
"I remember that Per had written a damn good song. I thought that Per and Marie would fit in as Per writes great music and Marie can sing a phone book and get it (to) sound good. Of course Im a bit proud of getting the idea for Roxette". Rolf Nygren
[19]

The newly-named Roxette issued one near-invisible release in the US, "Teaser Japanese", whose video reached MTV's studio but received no rotation to speak of. It, and subsequent singles, fared better in Sweden, and Gyllene Tider briefly toured the country to support the album. However, "the album died soon enough and the international career died before it even started", Gessle wrote. "We decided to put Gyllene Tider to rest... until further notice."[17] Gessle then turned solo work, recording his second Swedish-language solo album, Scener, released in 1985 and again featuring Fredriksson on background vocals. While Fredriksson recorded her second solo album, Den sjunde vgen (The Seventh Wave). It was then that the Managing Director of EMI, Rolf Nygren, suggested that Gessle and Fredriksson should sing together.[19] Gessle translated a song called "Svarta glas" ("Black glasses") into English, which became their first single, "Neverending Love". It was released in the summer of 1986 under the name "Roxette" and reached the Swedish Top 10, selling 50,000 copies.[19]

Roxette

19861988: Pearls of Passion


...while the album was a hit in Sweden, the rest of the world failed to pay much attention at all. And listening to the album, it's not that hard to tell why: nothing here is bad, but it lacks nearly all of the elements that made albums like Joyride and Look Sharp into massive hits just a few years later.
[20]

Damas of Allmusic retrospectively reviewing Passion

After the success of "Neverending Love" in Sweden, Gessle and Fredriksson quickly recorded a full length album, translating songs Gessle had written originally for his third solo album.[21] With the release of Pearls of Passion in October 1986, Roxette maintained their commercial momentum in Sweden with their next singles "Goodbye to You" and "Soul Deep". Some singles from Passion were released in other countries,[21][19] however these international releases didn't emulate their Swedish success. The album was followed by a compilation of remixes of the same songs entitled Dance Passion. In 1987, Fredriksson released her third solo album Efter stormen (After the Storm). Meanwhile, Roxette released the single "I Want You" in collaboration with Eva Dahlgren and Ratata. Later in the year, they released "It Must Have Been Love (Christmas For the Broken Hearted)" after EMI Germany asked the duo to come up with an intelligent Christmas single. The holiday themed song received some attention in their native country as Roxette prepared their next album, though EMI Germany decided against releasing the single.[18] Pearls of Passion was re-released internationally in 1997, and included "It Must Have Been Love (Christmas for the Broken Hearted)" as a bonus track.

Roxette together with Eva Dahlgren on the Rock Runt Riket tour in 1987

19881990: Look Sharp!


In native Sweden, "Dressed for Success" and "Listen to Your Heart" were chosen as the first two singles from their second album Look Sharp!, as Gessle and EMI Sweden chose to highlight Fredriksson's singing. Gessle said "I always thought we should promote the songs Marie sang. Me being a lead singer wasn't part of the plan, not for me anyway."[18] Both singles reached the Top 10 of the Swedish singles chart, while the album, which was released in Sweden in October 1988, held the No. 1 position for fourteen weeks.[22] Music critic Mns Ivarsson was underwhelmed by the album, "To consist of two such original persons as Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle, the album sounds unbelievably conventional. Most striking are the lyrics. Gessle's once so subtle Swedish lyrics have became desolate English nonsense"[19] The album won Roxette their first Rockbjrnen awards in Sweden and Gessle his first Grammis award in the category Best Composer.[23][24] When the third single from Look Sharp, "The Look" became another Top 10 single in their home country, Roxette were still unknown internationally. It was while studying in Sweden, that an American exchange student from Minneapolis, Dean Cushman, heard "The Look", and brought a copy of Look Sharp! home for the 1988 holiday break. He gave the album to a Minneapolis radio station, KDWB 101.3 FM. The station started playing "The Look" and based on positive caller feedback, the song became very popular, quickly spreading to other radio stations. The song became a radio hit before any Roxette product had been commercially released or promoted in the US market. The story was covered by radio, newspapers and TV in the US and in Sweden, with Gessle recently telling this as the story which highlighted the beginning of their international success.[15][19][25][26][27] Fredriksson dismissed rumours that Cushman was paid to take the record to the radio station.[15] EMI had previously rejected Roxette as unsuitable for the American market and they didn't have a recording contract there,[15][27] but after the popularity of "The Look" in the US, EMI officials made the decision to release and market

Roxette the single worldwide. "The Look" and pressed copies of Look Sharp! were issued in early 1989 to record stores and radio stations. "The Look" became their first No. 1 in the US on April 8, 1989, where it remained for one week. The breakthrough for Roxette became international when the song also topped the charts in 25 other countries,[14] and at the end of the year, Billboard named "The Look" one of the 20 biggest Hot 100 singles of the year.
"The Big Bad Ballad. This is us trying to recreate that overblown American FM-rock sound to the point where it almost becomes absurd. We really wanted to see how far we could take it. When it hit big in the States we suddenly found ourselves lumped together with bands like Heart and Starship, which wasn't the intention behind Roxette at all. But we got out of that one... I hope." Gessle talking about "Listen to Your Heart".
[18]

"Dressed for Success", featuring Fredriksson on lead vocals with Gessle singing short parts, was the second international single. The single peaked at No. 14 on the Hot 100 as well as at No. 3 in Australia.[3][28] "Listen to Your Heart" was released thereafter, it differed from previous singles and instead resembled the guitar-heavy ballads of Heart. Spending a single week at No. 1 in the US in November 1989 it bore the distinction of being the first US Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 to be not commercially available on 7-inch vinyl.[29][30] A fourth single, "Dangerous", was released at the end of the year, entering into the Hot 100 at the end of December. The single, a duet between Gessle and Fredriksson, spent two weeks at No. 2 on the Hot 100 in February 1990, and again becoming a worldwide success by reaching the Top 10 in important music markets such as Germany and Australia.[28][31] "Dangerous" was released as a double A-sided single in the UK with "Listen to Your Heart".[2] "It Must Have Been Love" Pretty Woman soundtrack It was around this time that Touchstone Pictures approached EMI and Roxette about contributing a song to the soundtrack of an upcoming film, Pretty Woman, starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts.[32] Gessle has claimed that "It Must Have Been Love", by then a 2-year-old recording, was chosen because Roxette didn't have time to compose and record a new song.[32] The film's producers turned it down, asking for another song, but Gessle declined to produce another song.[32] Some weeks later after re-editing the film before release, the producers re-requested "It Must Have Been Love", but Roxette had to remove the Christmas lyrics.[32] Gessle and producer Clarence fwerman then took the old recording, had Fredriksson replace a single Christmas-referenced line in the song and added some instrumentation and background vocal overlays. Though not the first single released from the soundtrack, "It Must Have Been Love" would prove to be Roxette's most successful single release. The song spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in June 1990, three months after the film's release, and stayed for two additional weeks at No. 2, spending a total of seventeen weeks in the Top 40. Billboard named the song the No. 2 Hot 100 single of the year behind Wilson Phillips' "Hold On".[33] The single also topped the charts in more than 20 other countries (including Australia[28]) around the world. In Germany the single spent 9 months in the Top 75, and peaked at No. 3 in the UK, the duo's highest singles chart position there.[2][31] The soundtrack went on to be certified three times platinum by the RIAA.[34]

19911992: Joyride
As 1990 wound down, Roxette completed its tour and returned to Sweden to record its follow-up to Look Sharp! The 14-track collection titled Joyride, which was released in March 1991, became a critical and commercial success. It topped the charts in a number of countries and became Roxette's best selling album. Their record company EMI invested almost 2 million dollars on promotion for the album,[19] which stayed at No. 1 in Germany for 13 weeks, while staying on the US album chart for over a year.[35] J.D. Considine of Rolling Stone magazine reviewed Joyride: "By emphasizing its sense of personality, Roxette delivers more than just well-constructed hooks; this music has heart, something that makes even the catchiest melody more appealing."[36] The album's success brought the duo two Rockbjrnen awards for Best Swedish Album and Best Swedish Group, the second time they had achieved that feat.[24]

Roxette "Joyride" the single became Roxette's first No. 1 in their home country.[22] It also topped the charts in more than 25 countries around the world, including Germany, Australia and the US; it was their 4th and last US No. 1.[3][28][31] The single also charted well in the UK and achieved success in Canada which resulted in the song being nominated in 1992 for a Juno Award in the category, Best Selling Single by a Foreign Artist.[37] Its follow-up, "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)", a power ballad similar to "Listen to Your Heart", with Fredriksson on lead, spent a week at No. 2 in the US in July and achieved success in other big markets as well.[2][3][28][31] It was then that Roxette embarked on an ambitious Worldwide tour.[38][39] The Join The Joyride! World Tour 1991/92 tour eventually reached more than 1.5 million fans in 107 concerts around the world,[40] including a few dates in the US. On reviewing their Universal Amphitheater performance, Dennis Hunt of the LA Times said, "Fredriksson is squandering her talents in pop's low-rent district. She's clearly superior to Roxette's uncomplicated, hook-crammed material..."[41]
"I believed this ("Spending My Time") was going to be our biggest hit ever, which might have happened if not our American record company had fired a lot of...ah, never mind."
[18]

"When Charles Koppelman took over the American [record] company in 1992 more than hundred people got replaced. Those folks who got sacked were the same people who made Roxette happen in 89-90-91." Gessle, on the downturn of Roxette in the US.
[42]

The end of 1991 saw the merger of SBK, Chrysalis and EMI record companies, to form EMI Records Group North America.[43][44] The resulting merger saw many personnel changes that resulted in a downturn in the publicity for Roxette. Though Joyride was certified platinum[11] and made impressive worldwide sales, subsequent singles from the album, the ballad "Spending My Time" and "Church of Your Heart", failed to reach the heights of previous singles in the US charts. Music tastes in the US were changing, with the emergence of new genres such as new jack swing, grunge, harder-core rap and hip-hop. As William Ruhlmann of Allmusic later wrote, "Americans probably lost interest [in Roxette] at about the time that Nirvana came roaring in from the Northwest."[45] In a 2009 interview with the BBC News, Gessle highlighted Nirvana and grunge music as part of the cause which contributed in Roxette's downturn of success.[26] Although Roxette's commercial momentum in America was slowing down dramatically, elsewhere, singles from the Joyride album continued to become hits when "Spending My Time" and "The Big L." charted in many countries.[2][28][31]

19921993: Tourism
Roxette continued the Join the Joyride tour through into 1992. It was during this tour that most of the material for Tourism: Songs from Studios, Stages, Hotelrooms & Other Strange Places was recorded. Instead of releasing an album of brand-new material, Gessle and Fredriksson re-mastered older recordings, including several slated for but not included on Look Sharp! and Joyride. They also recorded some of their live performances, recorded a country music inspired version of "It Must Have Been Love" in a Los Angeles studio, and recorded new material in various locations around the world an empty dance club, a hotel room and compiled everything on to the album. Released in October 1992, Gessle and Fredriksson said Tourism was meant to "capture the energy within the band".[40] The first single off the album was "How Do You Do!" followed by the ballad "Queen of Rain" and an electrified version of the song "Fingertips", originally recorded acoustically for the album and re-titled "Fingertips '93" for single release. Singles from Tourism barely dented the American radio and record charts but in the rest of the world, the first single "How Do You Do!", hit the Top 5 in most European and South American countries. The album Tourism also charted well outside of the US, reaching No. 1 in Germany and Sweden, No. 2 in the UK as well as peaking at No. 5 in Australia.[2][22][28][31] The duo's success reflected in an ECHO Award nomination for International Group of the Year.[46] At home, Roxette won a Rockbjrnen Award for Best Swedish Group. It

Roxette remains the last Rockbjrnen the duo has received.[24] In October 1992, Fredriksson released her first solo album in Swedish for five years, titled Den stndiga resan (The Eternal Journey).[22] In early 1993, Roxette became the first non-native-English speaking artists to be featured on MTV's Unplugged series,[14] though the songs from the performance were never released on an official Unplugged album. In the same year, Roxette recorded and released "Almost Unreal", a song originally slated for the film Hocus Pocus starring Bette Midler.[18] However, the song was moved to the soundtrack of the film based on the Nintendo video game Super Mario Bros.[18] Supported by an expensive video and ultimately receiving respectable airplay, "Almost Unreal" managed to briefly reach the lower end of the Billboard Hot 100 but charted highest in the UK reaching the Top 10, the group's first time there since "Joyride" two years before.[2][3] Roxette themselves were dismissive about the song, "Not one of our most inspired moments.",[18] Fredriksson said. While Gessle stated: "I still like the song in a way... but if you wanted to make a parody of Roxette, it would probably sound something like this."[18] To coincide with the UK television premiere of the film Pretty Woman, "It Must Have Been Love" was re-issued in September 1993 and entered the UK and Irish singles charts for the second time.[2][47][48]

19941998: Crash! Boom! Bang! and Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus!
"MF: It was just before Christmas '93 and we were listening to the first playback of the Crash! Boom! Bang! album and realized we were all missing something. It all sounded so... perfectly grown up. PG: We had worked for a year, much too long, endless hours of studio time... I mean, I loved it but there was too little P-O-P." Roxette, on the first playback of Crash! Boom! Bang!
[18]

Roxette changed their musical style with the 1994 release of Crash! Boom! Bang!. Bryan Buss of Allmusic wrote, "They rock harder than on their pop-friendly albums prior to this, and the result shows growth but not the fun that made them so popular in the first place... Though the two have an edge on this album, they almost seem to have become a bit bored."[49] Although Crash! Boom! Bang! saw chart success (No. 1 in Sweden, No. 2 in Germany & Australia, No. 3 in the UK[2][22][31][28]), it didn't sell as many as their previous albums.[19] EMI America were reluctant to release the album,[19] and instead promoted a shortened 10-track Favorites CD in association with McDonald's. The Favorites of Crash! Boom! Bang! CD reportedly sold about 1 million copies.[19][50] It was noted by journalists that the McDonald's promotion CD and other CDs by Tina Turner, Garth Brooks and Elton John, led to US music retailers of the time being unhappy with the promotion on several fronts, including that it bypassed established music stores and that the price of the CD was way below normal wholesale costs. Some stores refused to sell the albums published by EMI, with one major chain protesting by temporarily pulling all products from CEMA (EMI's distribution wing) out of its sales and ad campaigns.[51][52][53][54] Relations with EMI's North American subsidiary, never on the best of terms, collapsed after the release of this album.[55] Crash! Boom! Bang! became the last Roxette release EMI would issue in the US, until Greatest Hits was released in 2011 on subsidiary label Capitol Records. The first single release from Crash! Boom! Bang! was "Sleeping in My Car". The distortion guitar-heavy pop song, born out of anger and frustration of the album's grown up nature,[18] reached No. 2 in Canada, as well as the Top 10 in 7 European countries (including No. 1 in Sweden) as well as the Top 15 in the UK, Australia and Germany. However in the US it was less successful, reaching only the Billboard Top 50. Subsequent releases, the title track "Crash! Boom! Bang!", "Fireworks", and "Run to You", were less successful but managed to reach the charts in some countries.[2][31] Roxette then embarked on another, albeit scaled-down, worldwide tour, skipping North America in the process.[56] It was during this tour that Roxette became the first Western band to be allowed to perform in China (Workers' Indoor Arena, Beijing) since Wham! in 1985.[57] The procedure to get permission for this concert had taken over a year, and included self-censoring the lyrics.[58] In 2008 they were ordered to pay 4.5 million kronor in unpaid taxes to the Swedish Tax Agency, for money earned during the German part of 94/95 tour.[59][60]

Roxette In October 1995, Roxette released their first greatest hits compilation Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus!, which reached the top 5 in many European countries including the UK, as well as the Top 10 in Australia.[2][28] It featured four new songs, three were released as singles, including the ballad "You Don't Understand Me", co-written by Desmond Child.[18] Also that year, a compilation of demos, B-sides and remixes, alongside some of the 1993 MTV Unplugged material, was released in Japan and parts of South America under the title Rarities. Gessle briefly reunited with Gyllene Tider in 1996, then Roxette took instrumental masters of many of its ballads and recorded translated Spanish lyrics over them. The resulting album, Baladas En Espaol, sold well in Spanish speaking regions reaching 2platinum in Spain and platinum in Argentina.[61][62] The single "Un da sin ti" ("Spending My Time") accompanied by a video directed by Jonas kerlund, became their first Latin Pop Airplay chart entry.[3] The duo then released solo albums, I en tid som vr (In a Time Like Ours) by Fredriksson and The World According to Gessle by Gessle, with both charting in Sweden.[22]

19992001: Have a Nice Day and Room Service


Gessle and Fredriksson reunited in 1998 to record material for a new Roxette album, Have a Nice Day, which was released in March 1999 and gave Roxette a comeback in continental Europe. It entered at No. 1 in Sweden and No. 2 in Germany.[22] The first single, "Wish I Could Fly", became their highest charting UK single since 1993 (No. 11). In Sweden it charted at No. 4, their best position since "Sleeping in My Car".[2][22] Although the second single, "Anyone", didn't chart well in Europe, "Stars", the third single, charted well in Scandinavian and German speaking countries. NME's review called Have a Nice Day "...another clever-clever bastard of an album which defies Doctor Rock".[63] A review of "I Wish I could Fly" by Hkan Steen of Aftonbladet said "The come-back single is a disappointment. The lyrics which conveys a sense of distance in a relationship, are not particularly engaging."[64] The album according to Billboard Magazine, was under discussion for release in the US but ultimately it was not released there.[65][66] In 2000, Fredriksson released a greatest hits compilation called ntligen (At Last), which went on to be a big seller in Sweden, peaking at No. 1 for three weeks.[22] Meanwhile, Roxette signed a US distribution deal with Edel Music, which re-released Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus!, replacing some non-US hits with songs from Have a Nice Day.[66] To promote the release the duo did a small tour of America, performing at the Boston Mixfest and at the Virgin Megastore in Times Square.[67][68] The single "Wish I Could Fly" included in the album reached No. 27 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and No. 40 on the Adult Top 40 tally.[3] Room Service followed in 2001 to a mixed response from critics. "Probably the best Roxette album since Joyride", wrote Leslie Mathew of Allmusic, "Room Service is an exciting, immediate, high-gloss pop gem that contains very little filler indeed."[69] Per Bjurman from Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet was critical of the album, "It is not very good." he wrote. He did praise the three singles, "Real Sugar", "The Centre of the Heart" and "Milk and Toast and Honey", but ended the review with "Roxette is not finished. But soon, I suspect."[70] The album topped the Swedish charts and reached No. 3 in Germany, but received little attention in the UK. A penned US release through Edel America Records did not happen as the label was dispanded due to financial difficulties,[71][72] though it did peak at No. 2 on CNN's Worldbeat album chart.[73] The first single, "The Centre of the Heart" topped the charts in Sweden, made the Top 10 in Spain, and the Top 15 in Finland.[22][74][75] The other singles, "Real Sugar", the album's opening track and "Milk and Toast and Honey" were less successful. Roxette again went on tour, this time in Europe only, as concerts planned in

Roxette in a 2001 concert in Spain.

Roxette South Africa were cancelled after the September 11 attacks.[76] On reviewing their Lfbergs Lila Arena concert, Bjurman from Aftonbladet said "Roxette succeed in all cases, to never leave the 80s.",[77] criticising Roxette's playlist which consisted of some of their early hits. Johan Lindqvist from Gteborgs-Posten was more positive, scoring their Munich concert four stars out of five.[78]

20022008: Compilations, solo albums & hiatus


In 2002, at the Grammis ceremony, Roxette received a Music Export Prize from the Swedish Government.[23] After that came a set of compilations, The Ballad Hits in late 2002 and The Pop Hits in early 2003. Each set contained a separate CD with material previously available and never heard before tracks. "A Thing About You" was released as the lead single from The Ballad Hits. The album was released in the UK on February 14, 2003, to coincide with Valentines day and entered the charts there at No. 23 before climbing to its peak position of No. 11 a week later. It also peaked in the Top 10 in Germany and The Netherlands. The single "Opportunity Nox" was released from The Pop Hits in 2003. The Ballad Hits which sold over a million copies within a year,[79] helped the duo win a World Music Award as the Best selling Scandinavian artist in October 2003.[80] In that year, Roxette were also awarded with achievement medals by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden "for appreciated achievements in Sweden and internationally".[81] In September 2002, Fredriksson was hospitalised after she received concussion during a fainting spell at her home. She was then diagnosed with a brain tumour, which was later successfully removed in surgery.[4][82] Four months later, Swedish newspaper Expressen reported Fredriksson had been diagnosed with a second tumor. This turned out to be false and the newspaper issued an apology saying its report had no basis but dismissed demands from Fredriksson for compensation.[83][84] During her recovery, she recorded her first-ever English-language solo album, The Change. The album which was inspired by her brush with mortality, entered the Swedish album chart at No. 1 in October 2004.[22] With Fredriksson's illness and rehabilitation, the duo took a hiatus, allowing Gessle to release Mazarin (Cupcake) in 2003. It was his first Swedish-language solo album in 18 years and became very successful in his home country, topping the charts and winning numerous awards.[22][23][24][85] One of the tracks, "P promenad genom stan" ("Strolling Through the Town"), featured Fredriksson singing back-up. In 2004, Gessle and Gyllene Tider reunited for a 25th-anniversary celebration that included the band's first album in 20 years, Finn 5 fel!, and another successful tour in Sweden. In 2005, Belgian dance group D.H.T.'s trance-cover of "Listen to Your Heart" became a worldwide club hit. Originally released in Belgium in 2003, by the mid 2005, the song reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, and was certified gold in October by the RIAA.[86] Also that year, several songs were released as re-mixes and covers. Among them: two prominent versions of "Fading Like a Flower", one a trance cover by German group Mysterio and one a sampling by Dancing DJs that reached the UK chart.[2] In November 2005, while Gessle was in the middle of promoting his Son of a Plumber album, he and Fredriksson appeared at the Dorchester Hotel in London for an awards presentation by Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI). Gessle received two awards, the first for "It Must Have Been Love", which by that time had been played on US radio more than 4 million times,[7] while he and co-songwriter Mats Persson also received an award for Dance Song of the Year for D.H.T.'s cover of "Listen to Your Heart".[87] The ceremony marked the first time Gessle and Fredriksson had appeared in public together since before the onset of Fredriksson's brain tumour and subsequent surgery in 2002. When asked by an Aftonbladet reporter if there would be a Roxette reunion, Gessle replied, "We haven't decided yet. No doors are closed. We're still young".[88] Fredriksson returned in 2006 with an album of Swedish cover songs, titled Min bste vn (My Best Friend), while Gessle recorded two more solo albums, En hndig man (A Handy Man) (2007) and Party Crasher (2008).
"They were a legitimately popular band, but they dont fit neatly into the story of American pop music. The Swedish duo wasnt a boy band like New Kids on the Block, they werent glammy enough to be hair metal, and vocalist Marie Fredriksson didnt have the outsize personality to be a diva like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, or Janet Jackson. They were far from the only guitar-based pop

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act on the airwaves in the 80s, but they came too late to be mentioned alongside Journey, Survivor, or REO Speedwagon, and they didnt have the rock legacy of Heart or Starship." Chris Conaton from Popmatters reviewing Greatest Hits
[89]

In mid 2006, Roxette released to radio "The Rox Medley" to promote a forthcoming 20th Anniversary package. The medley included six Roxette hit singles: "The Look", "Joyride", "Listen to Your Heart", "Dangerous", "It Must Have Been Love" and "Fading Like a Flower (Everytime You Leave)". It was eventually released as b-side to the single "One Wish" and was also available to download. The 20th Anniversary package better known as The Rox Box was released on October 18, 2006 to commemorate Roxette's 20 years in the music industry. Spanning over 4 CDs and single DVD, it included two new singles, "One Wish", which was their first new single in four years and "Reveal". Both songs were also included on a new greatest hits album, Roxette Hits, which was released at the same time as The Rox Box. Nunstedt of Expressen was disparaging of Roxette Hits, giving the album two stars and ending the review, "...the CD subtitle Their Twenty greatest songs is a matter of discussion, I can only count eight hits."[90]

20092010: Night of The Proms and European Tour


Rumours started of a Roxette reunion when Gessle was interviewed by the BBC in April 2009. "Yeah, we've talked about it. It's really up to Marie." Gessle said.[26] Online news sites also picked up on the possibility of a reunion.[91][92] On 5 May 2009 an announcement was made that "Roxette would re-unite after 8 years and play for the first time on the Night of the Proms in Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany". The tour started on Friday, 23 October in the Sportpaleis Antwerp.[14][93] Roxette were due to play the Night of the Proms back in 2002, but Fredriksson's illness meant they had to pull out.[93] Despite the Night of the Proms announcement, the first appearance of Roxette after 8 years was on 6 May 2009, during Per Gessle's concert in Amsterdam as part of his Party Crasher tour. Almost at the end of the concert, Gessle said: "Id like you all to welcome an old friend of mine: Marie Fredriksson",[5] then she joined the band to perform "It Must Have Been Love" and "The Look". Later she also appeared on stage with him in Stockholm, at the last concert of his solo tour, 9 May 2009.[14] Later in July 2009 they took part in the New Wave festival in Latvia.[14] In January 2010 a concert at The Race Legends event in Sweden on 14 August was announced,[94] followed by confirmation of other concerts in Russia, Denmark and Norway which took place during August and September 2010. On 18 June 2010, Roxette performed a one off set at Stockholm Concert Hall, performing "The Look" in front of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, during the gala concert on the day before her Roxette on stage on 6 May 2009 wedding.[95] On 4 August 2010 Roxette played a 2 hour secret gig at Leifs Lounge, Hotel Tylsand, just outside Halmstad. This was seen as a dress rehearsal for the upcoming European tour.[96] On 31 December 2010 Roxette performed in Poland at New Year's Eve concert, transmitted live from Warsaw internationally.

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20112012: Charm School, Travelling and World Tour


On October 23, 2009, the Swedish newspaper Expressen reported that Roxette were recording new songs. Per stated that he had been working on new material for an upcoming album since May 2009.[97] In early November 2010, it was announced that the band would undertake their first world tour since 1995. Their eighth studio album, Charm School, was released in Europe on February 11, 2011 and peaked within the top 20 of eleven European album charts. The set also became their first since 1992's Tourism to reach No. 1 on the German album Roxette at the Bospop festival in Weert, The Netherlands, chart,[98] where it was certified gold for shipments in excess of 9 July 2011 100,000 units.[13] The album was preceded by the single "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" on January 10, 2011, which became Roxette's biggest hit in the German market since "How Do You Do!", and for several weeks was the fourth most-played song on radio in the world.[99] Charm School also received a full commercial release in South America, debuting at No. 1 on the Argentinian album chart.[100] The Neverending World Tour, their first in 15 years, started on February 28, 2011 in Kazan, Russia. It is expected to comprise up to 130 concerts[101] and run until October 2012,[99] with the band performing to over 800,000 people in the 79 concerts held in 2011 alone.[99][102] On November 15, Roxette played their first UK gig in 17 years at London's Wembley Arena, and in March 2012, they performed two concerts in China, after the Chinese Ministry of Culture gave them permission to play.[103] In early 2012, Gessle confirmed through his official Twitter account that recording for Roxette's ninth studio album, titled Travelling, had been completed. [104] The fifteen track album and the first single "It's Possible" was released in March 2012.

Awards
Year Nominated work Award Grammi (Sweden) Composer of the Year (Gessle) [24] Rockbjrnen (Sweden) Best Swedish Album Roxette Rockbjrnen (Sweden) Best Swedish Group [24] [23] Result Won Won Won

1988 Look Sharp

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1989 "The Look" Roxette MTV Video Award (USA) International Viewer's Choice (Europe) Rockbjrnen (Sweden) Best Swedish Group [24] [105] Won Won Won Won Nominated Won [24] Won Won Won Won Won Won [24] Won Nominated Nominated Nominated Nominated Won Won [23] Won Won

Silver Bravo Otto (Germany) Best rock/pop Group 1990 1991 Bronze Bravo Otto Best rock/pop group [106] [107]

Brit Award (UK) Best international group Silver Bravo Otto Best rock/pop group

[108]

Rockbjrnen (Sweden) Best Swedish Group Joyride

[24] Rockbjrnen (Sweden) Best Swedish Album Grammi Pop Group of the Year [23]

"Joyride" Roxette 1992

MTV Video Award International Viewer's Choice (Europe) Australian Music Awards Most Popular International Group Gold Bravo Otto Best rock/pop Group [109]

Rockbjrnen (Sweden) Best Swedish Group "Joyride" Roxette 1993 1995

[37] Juno Award (Canada) Best Selling Single by a Foreign Artist Echo (Germany)International Group of the Year Echo (Germany)International Group of the Year Echo (Germany)International Group of the Year [46] [46] [46]

1999 "Wish I Could Fly" Fono Music Award (Europe) European No. 1 Airplay hit[110] 2000 Roxette 2002 2003 [111] WMA Best selling Scandinavian artist Grammi (Sweden) Government Music Export Prize [80] WMA Best selling Scandinavian artist

Discography
Studio albums Pearls of Passion (1986) Look Sharp! (1988) Joyride (1991) Tourism (1992) Crash! Boom! Bang! (1994) Have a Nice Day (1999) Room Service (2001) Charm School (2011) Travelling (2012) Compilations Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! (1995) Baladas En Espaol (1996) The Ballad Hits (2002) The Pop Hits (2003) A Collection of Roxette Hits: Their 20 Greatest Songs! (2006)

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Tours
Rock Runt Riket Swedish Tour (with Eva Dahlgren and Ratata) (1987) [112] Look Sharp! Swedish Tour (1988) [112] Look Sharp Live! European Tour (1989)[112] Join the Joyride! World Tour (1991/92) [112] The Summer Joyride European Tour (1992) [112] Crash! Boom! Bang! World Tour (1994/95) [112] Room Service Tour (2001)[112] Night of the Proms (2009) (Classic meets Pop headliner, with
several artists)

European Tour (2010) (Six dates as a test for a bigger tour in


2011) [112]

Charm School The World Tour (2011/12) [113]

Christoffer Lundquist (guitarist) and Malin Ekstrand (backing vocals), who accompanied Roxette during the 2010 European tour

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External links
Official website (http://www.roxette.se) Roxette (http://musicbrainz.org/artist/d3b2711f-2baa-441a-be95-14945ca7e6ea.html) discography at MusicBrainz

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Members
Per Gessle
Per Gessle

Gessle at the Bospop festival in Weert, The Netherlands, 9 July 2011 Background information Birth name Born Per Hkan Gessle 12 January 1959 Halmstad, Sweden Pop, rock, soft rock, dance, pop rock, blues-rock Musician, songwriter Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica 1976present EMI, Fundamental, Sony BMG Roxette Gyllene Tider Son of a Plumber www.gessle.com [1]

Genres Occupations Instruments Years active Labels Associated acts

Website

Per Hkan Gessle (Swedish pronunciation:[pr sl]; born 12 January 1959) is a Swedish pop singer-songwriter, guitarist, and harmonicist. He is the lead singer of the Swedish pop group Gyllene Tider and formed Roxette with Marie Fredriksson (being the chief songwriter in both bands). With Fredriksson's illness in 2002, he went back to recording and became a successful solo artist in native Sweden, selling multi-platinum albums.

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Music career
Early work
Per Gessle was a founding member of Gyllene Tider, in 1976. They quickly became a popular group in Sweden, but after their fourth album, The Heartland Caf (1984), sold poorly compared to their previous albums, the group disbanded. Gessle wrote. "We decided to put Gyllene Tider to rest... until further notice."[2] In 1982, Gessle released his first solo album, Per Gessle and after Gyllene Tider split-up his second album, Scener, quickly appeared in 1985.

Roxette
Gessle and Marie Fredriksson had been friends for a few years before they came together as Roxette in 1986. After the success of their first hit "Neverending Love", which was written by Gessle, they quickly recorded Pearls of Passion using material which was originally intended for Per's third solo album.[3] Roxette went on to achieve four U.S. #1's and two #2's, with their albums Look Sharp! and Joyride attaining platinum status in a number of countries. After Roxette's early nineties success, Per released a demo compilation album in 1992, P vg, 1982-86. After the release of Crash! Boom! Bang! and subsequent world tour, Roxette took a break.

The World According to Gessle


In 1996, after a reunion and subsequent tour of Gyllene Tider, Per recorded his first English solo album, using Brainpool and Gyllene Tider as backing musicians. Christoffer Lundquist from Brainpool would also come to collaborate with Per on later releases. The World According to Gessle, released in 1997, produced three singles, "Do You Wanna Be My Baby?", "Kix" and "I Want You to Know". The videos to all three songs were directed by Jonas kerlund. The World According to Gessle was re-released in 2008, with extra bonus material and demos. In 1997 Hjrtats trakt - en samling was released as a best-of album.

Mazarin
After Roxette released Have a Nice Day (1999) and Room Service (2001) to moderate success, Per continued with his solo work. The subsequent album Mazarin (2003), was very successful in Sweden, going five times platinum in 2004.[4] This was his first album involving singer Helena Josefsson, and brought Gessle numerous awards; four Grammis awards: Best Artist, Best Male Pop Performer, Best Composer and Best Song.[5][6] He also won three Rockbjrnen awards: Best Swedish Male Artist, Best Swedish Album and Best Swedish Song and a Guldlgen (The Golden Moose) Award for Best Song. The song "Hr kommer alla knslorna (p en och samma gng)", is Gessle's most successful release in Sweden, spending two months at #1,[7] while gaining platinum status.[4] Also in 2004, saw Gessle and Gyllene Tider reunited for a 25th-anniversary celebration that included the band's first album in 20
Gessle on stage in Helsinki, Finland in 2003

years, Finn 5 fel!, and another wildly successful tour in Sweden. They beat the Ullevi attendance record, after the reparations, which was later broken by U2 in 2009,[8] and the band played to almost half a million fans. As a result,

Per Gessle the group was honoured with four awards in Sweden.

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Son of a Plumber
With Son of a Plumber, he continued his association with other Swedish artists. Helena Josefsson and Jens Jansson helped Per create his second English album. Released in November 2005, the album contains all of Gessle's musical heritage. His father was a plumber and the 2-disc album contains a song dedicated to him, "Kurt - The Fastest Plumber in the West". In Sweden, the album sold platinum on the first day of release.[4] The album was also released in several other European countries in April 2006.

En hndig man and Party Crasher


In June 2007, he released another solo album in Swedish with the name En hndig man, which shipped three times platinum.[4] A single of the same name was released; "En hndig man". Later on October a book of "Att vara Per Gessle" was released, telling some of the unknown facts about Gessle and his 30-years career. In late 2008, Per Gessle released Party Crasher, his seventh solo album and third in English. The first single off the album "Silly Really" was released on 29 October 2008, which achieved critical acclaim from Expressen, who called Per a "pop genius".[9] After that, Per started the Party Crasher 2009 Tour, with a band that included Helena Josefsson on backing vocals, while Marie Fredriksson joined him on stage twice, in Amsterdam and Stockholm. This was eight years after their last live performance together during Roxette's "Room Service Tour" in 2001.

Collaborations
In 1990 Per Gessle wrote a single, "The Sweet Hello The Sad Goodbye", for Thomas Anders (of Modern Talking fame). He has also participated with the Swedish singer Nisse Hellberg in the project The Lonely Boys. In 1996 he worked with Belinda Carlisle and wrote two songs for her album, A Woman and a Man; "Always Breaking My Heart" and "Love Doesn't Live Here". The former was released as a single, becoming a UK top 10 hit. Gessle also recorded a demo song for Carlisle, called "Liberty", which also was intended for the same album, but Carlisle turned down, asking for something more guitar-oriented.[10] So Gessle came up with "Always Breaking My Heart".[10]

Nordic Rox
Per Gessle also serves as the guiding creative force for Nordic Rox, Sirius XM Radios exclusive Scandinavian music show. On 25 January and 1 February 2009, Per, along with music journalist Sven Lindstrom, hosted a two part special celebrating the 100th episode of Nordic Rox, showcasing the 50 best Swedish songs of all time.[11]

Other business
Per Gessle is one of three people (also including Bjrn Ulvaeus) who own NoteHeads, a Swedish company which publishes the music notation program Igor Engraver.[12]

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Personal life
He married his long-time girlfriend sa Nordin in 1993 at Borgholm Castle, land Island, Sweden. The wedding took place in the same Swedish castle which was the setting for the music videos of Roxette's highly successful "Listen to Your Heart" and "Dangerous" hits. Together they have one son, Gabriel Titus.

Discography
Albums Per Gessle (1983) Scener (1985) The World According to Gessle (1997) Mazarin (2003) Son of a Plumber (2005) En hndig man (2007) Party Crasher (2008)

Live albums Gessle Over Europe (October 2009) Compilations P vg, 1982-86 (1992) Demos, 1982-86 (1992) Hjrtats trakt (1993) Hjrtats trakt - en samling (1997) Kung av sand - en liten samling 19832007 (2007) Original album serien (August 2011) (5-CD Box Set)

Videography En mazarin, lskling? (2003) Gessle Over Europe (Bonus DVD) En hndig man p turn (2007) Singles "Om du har lust" (1983) "Bl december" (1985) "Galning" (1985) "Inte tillsammans, inte isr" (1986) "Do You Wanna Be My Baby?" (1997) "Kix" (1997) "I Want You to Know" (1997) "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" (2002) "Hr kommer alla knslorna (P en och samma gng)" (2003) "P promenad genom stan" (2003) "Tycker om nr du tar p mej" (2003) "C'mon"/"Jo-Anna Says" (2005) "Hey Mr. DJ" (2006) "I Like it Like That" (2006)

"En hndig man" (2007) "Jag skulle vilja tnka en underbar tanke" (2007) (radio promo only)

Per Gessle "Pratar med min msli (hur det n verkar)" (2007) "Silly Really" (2008) "Sing Along" (2009)

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Charts
Albums
Year Album Peak Positions [13] [14] [15] BEL NOR 45 35 6 36 Gold 5 Platinum Platinum 3 Platinum Platinum Platinum Certifications (sales thresholds) [4] (SWE)

SWE 1983 Per Gessle 1985 Scener 1997 The World According to Gessle 2003 Mazarin 2005 Son of a Plumber 2007 En hndig man Kung av sand - en liten samling 19832007 2008 Party Crasher 2009 Gessle Over Europe 2011 Original album serien 5

39 1 1 1 1 2 24 50

Singles
Year Single SWE [7] Certifications (sales thresholds) [4] (SWE) Gold

1997 "Do You Wanna Be My Baby?" "Kix" "I Want You to Know" 2002 "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" 2003 "Hr kommer alla knslorna (P en och samma gng)" "P promenad genom stan" "Tycker om nr du tar p mej" 2005 "C'mon"/"Jo-Anna Says" 2006 "Hey Mr. DJ" "I Like it Like That" 2007 "En hndig man" "Jag skulle vilja tnka en underbar tanke" "Pratar med min msli (hur det n verkar)" 2008 "Silly Really" 2009 "Sing Along"

1 28 48 44 1 20 9 5 23 47 1 29 47 1 41

Platinum

Per Gessle Other Charted Songs


Year Single SWE 47 [7]

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2008 "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On"

References
[1] http:/ / www. gessle. com/ [2] "The Heartland Caf 1990 re-release CD liner notes" (http:/ / gyllenetider. eu/ ~gt/ dgraphy/ gta_thehe. php?PHPSESSID=f7f25uh9mmt6odjfbkqhc3o8d0). gyllenetider.eu. . Retrieved 2009-02-10. [3] "Pearls of Passion album re-release introduction by Gessle." (http:/ / www. pergessle. net/ pearls/ roxette/ bpopre. html). www.pergessle.net. . [4] "IFPI Sweden" (http:/ / www. ifpi. se/ ?page_id=67). www.ifpi.se. . Retrieved 2009-02-10. [5] "Aftonbladet's report on Grammis awards" (http:/ / www. aftonbladet. se/ nojesbladet/ musik/ article192598. ab). www.aftonbladet.se. . Retrieved 2009-02-10. [6] "Grammis award winners archive" (http:/ / www. langmann. se/ Press/ Grammisvinnare_1969-2008. pdf). . [7] http:/ / www. swedishcharts. com/ search. asp?cat=s& search=per+ gessle [8] "Aftonbladet article on GT concert record" (http:/ / www. aftonbladet. se/ nyheter/ article226813. ab). www.aftonbladet.se. . Retrieved 2009-02-04. [9] "Expresson review of "Silly Really" (In Swedish)" (http:/ / www. expressen. se/ noje/ recensioner/ konsert/ 1. 1344907/ gessle-ar-ett-popgeni). www.expressen.se. . [10] "Gessle's official homepage" (http:/ / www. gessle. com). . Retrieved 2009-02-10. [11] http:/ / www. sirius. com/ nordicrox [12] "Noteheads.com" (http:/ / www. noteheads. com). . Retrieved 2008-04-18. [13] http:/ / www. swedishcharts. com/ search. asp?cat=a& search=per+ gessle [14] http:/ / www. ultratop. be/ search. asp?cat=a& search=per+ gessle [15] http:/ / www. norwegiancharts. com/ search. asp?cat=a& search=per+ gessle

External links
Official website (http://www.gessle.com) Per Gessle (https://www.facebook.com/364652802798) on Facebook Per Gessle (https://twitter.com/PartyPleaser) on Twitter Per Gessle (http://musicbrainz.org/artist/843238f1-ecfa-4a26-9e47-ce52e4ea1e31.html) discography at MusicBrainz www.pergessle.net (http://www.pergessle.net) Official Roxette website (http://www.roxette.se) www.dailyroxette.com (http://www.dailyroxette.com)

Marie Fredriksson

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Marie Fredriksson
Marie Fredriksson

Fredriksson at the Bospop festival in Weert, The Netherlands, 9 July 2011 Background information Birth name Born Gun-Marie Fredriksson 30 May 1958 ssj, Sweden Pop, rock, soft rock, dance, pop rock, blues rock Singer Vocals, piano, guitar 1978present Roxette www.mariefredriksson.se [1]

Genres Occupations Instruments Years active Associated acts Website

Marie Fredriksson (born Gun-Marie Fredriksson; 30 May 1958) is a Swedish pop singer-songwriter and pianist, best known for forming one half of the pop duo Roxette, which she created together with Per Gessle in 1986. She and Per Gessle achieved international success from the late 1980s to the early 1990s with a total of six top 10 US hit songs such as "It Must Have Been Love", "Listen to Your Heart", "The Look", "Joyride" and "Dangerous".

Early life
Marie Fredriksson was the youngest member of a family of five children, who was born in ssj. The family later moved to the small Swedish town of stra Ljungby. A poor family, both parents were forced to work, often leaving the young Marie alone. It was during this time alone that she developed an interest in performing, standing in front of a mirror pretending to be a star. Together with her siblings, or neighborhood children Fredriksson began to play music and sing. She was often asked by her mother to perform in front of friends who were impressed by her Olivia Newton-John-like singing voice.[2] Her interest grew stronger in her teens as she discovered artists such as Joni Mitchell, The Beatles and Deep Purple. At 17, Fredriksson enrolled in a music college and performed in local theatre.[3] However, she found it incredibly

Marie Fredriksson boring, instead longing for the thrill of an audience. As she put it - "I wanted to perform. I'm a performer."[4] She became involved in theatre, and after moving to the town of Halmstad, she found herself involved in the local music scene. Joining her boyfriend Stefan's band Strul, they played local gigs and even recorded a single. After that group split, Marie and a new boyfriend Martin Sternhuvsvud performed as MaMas Barn. They recorded one album together. Per Gessle, lead singer of the famous Swedish group Gyllene Tider, shared a rehearsal studio with Marie and they became friends. Per believed Fredriksson was far too talented to be hiding behind keyboards in local pub bands, and got her an audition with his producer, Lasse Lindbom who was extremely well known in Sweden. Lasse was suitably impressed with her voice, and offered her a contract.[5]

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Going solo: Het vind and Den sjunde vgen


Lasse Lindbom asked Fredriksson to record a duet with him, "S nra nu", which lead to her joining his group "The Lasse Lindbom Band." Per Gessle started to encourage her to start a solo career, but she was too nervous and lacked confidence. Fredriksson finally accepted, and she recorded her first solo album, Het vind, produced by Lindbom. "nnu doftar krlek" was the first single. Lindbom, Fredriksson, Per Gessle and Mats "MP" Persson started a new band called "Spnnande Ostar" ("Exciting Cheeses"). That same year, Fredriksson and Lindbom went to the Canary Islands to write songs for Marie's second solo album. They returned to Sweden for the recording. The album was released in 1986, under the name Den sjunde vgen. "Den bsta dagen" and "Silver i din hand" were released as singles, and Fredriksson finally found the courage to tour as a solo artist.

Start of Roxette and Efter stormen


Gessle and Fredriksson had talked about working together for many years. Fredriksson had done backing vocal work for Gessle's band Gyllene Tider, and they had worked together on Spnnande Ostar and other projects, including an attempt by Gyllene Tider to release an English language album in America. Fredriksson's career was soaring in Sweden, but Gessle - a former boyband member whose solo career was not doing as well. Friends and people in the industry were skeptical towards the idea of Marie collaborating with Gessle. His idea was to form a duo, singing in English, and try to have some success in Europe. However, during the 1980s, it was uncommon for Swedish artists to perform in English. In 1986, she decided to team up with Gessle under the name Roxette - the name Gyllene Tider had used when they tried to release their album The Heartland Caf in the US. Their first single "Neverending Love" was a hit in Sweden, and Roxette's album Pearls of Passion breathed new life into Per's flagging career, and cemented Marie as a major artist. After the 1987 "Rock Runt Riket" Swedish concert tour with Roxette, she recorded her third solo album album Efter stormen. Once again, she worked together with Lasse Lindbom, both as a producer and as a songwriter. It was followed by another solo tour.
Fredriksson at the 1987 Rock Runt Riket Swedish concert tour

In February 1989, she also recorded a song for a TV Series called Sparvga. Her song, the title theme of the show, became one of her most beloved and best known songs. Fredriksson was now one of the most well known singers in Sweden.

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Roxette's international success


In 1988, Roxette went back to the studio and recorded a second album, Look Sharp! which once again returned them to the charts in Sweden. However, Roxette then had an unexpected number one hit in the USA with "The Look" in April 1989. Almost overnight, Fredriksson and Gessle were catapulted from being minor celebrities in Sweden to major artists internationally who suddenly found themselves traveling all over the world, selling millions of records, and receiving awards. Look Sharp! was a massive hit, producing two US #1 hits including "Listen to Your Heart" in November 1989. A third song from the Look Sharp! album, "Dangerous", spent two weeks at the #2 spot in February 1990. In 1990, Gessle was approached by Touchstone pictures to write a song for the upcoming film Pretty Woman. Since he did not have time to create a new song, he re-edited an old Christmas song and gave them "It Must Have Been Love". The song was included on the movie, topped the music charts for 2 weeks in June 1990 in America and became one of Roxette's best selling and most well known songs. In 1991, a third album, Joyride was released which gave them another number one hit in the US in May 1991 while another song, "Fading Like a Flower", reached the #2 spot in the US music market in July 1991. They followed it up with a major Join the Joyride world tour in over 100 cities during 1991 and 92. However, after the tour, Roxette's future songs failed to enter the U.S. top 10 list again, whereas in Europe and South America, Roxette continued their superstardom with Gold and Platinum albums until the beginning of the new millennium.
Fredriksson performing at a Roxette concert in Spain 2001.

Further solo albums


In 1992 Fredriksson returned to her solo career, recording the soul searching Den stndiga resan (The Eternal Journey). The album was her musical self-portrait and was written like a diary, containing very personal songs about her life, feelings and relationships. "It mirrors a four to five year period of my life," said Marie about the album. "It was a crisis, with hellish side effects. But I'm glad I went through it."[6] The song "Ett enda liv" was written about a good friend of hers who committed suicide. She gave birth to a daughter Inez Josefin (known as Josefin) on 29 April 1993. In 1996, Fredriksson recorded a ballad album in Spanish with Roxette and a new solo album I en tid som vr (In a Time Like Ours). Her second child, Oscar Mikael was born on 26 November 1996.[7]

ntligen (Finally) - Marie Fredriksson bsta 19842000


In 1998 and 1999, Fredriksson worked with Gessle on the new Roxette album Have A Nice Day. In 2000 Fredriksson released a greatest hits album under the title ntligen - Marie Fredrikssons bsta 1984-2000. It was followed by a summer tour,[8] later released as a live CD/DVD package called ntligen - Sommarturn. The album to date has sold more than 350,000; two more singles were released from the album, "ntligen" and "Det som var nu". Fredriksson released all her albums in a box set, called Krlekens Guld (Love's Gold). The remastered albums feature previously unreleased songs as well as new packaging.

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Cancer
On 11 September 2002 Fredriksson fainted in her bathroom, hitting her head and receiving a concussion. Scans indicated that Fredriksson had a brain tumor in the back of her head.[9][10] This diagnosis led to the cancellation of Roxette's planned performance at the 2002 Night of the Proms concert series. After waiting several weeks for the concussion to subside, she underwent a successful surgery to remove the tumour. It was malignant and she then endured months of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. She temporarily had difficulties reading, writing and counting, [11] and is now blind in her right eye. In January 2003, Roxette were awarded the 'Royal Medal with Blue Ribbon' by King of Sweden Carl Gustaf XVI. The ceremony was the first event at which Fredriksson appeared after her operation. This was one of very few public appearances made during her illness. She subsequently withdrew from the public eye for almost two years. On 21 October 2005, Fredriksson stated, "Its been three very difficult years", but in an interview with Jens Peterson published in Aftonbladet, Fredriksson says she has won her fight against cancer. "Im healthy", she says. "Im not receiving treatment anymore." [12]

The Change
About 6 months after Fredriksson's cancer diagnosis, she and her husband Mikael Bolyos began to work on her first ever English solo album. She called the album The Change which entered the Swedish chart at No. 1 The first single, "2nd Chance", entered the Swedish singles chart at No. 1. Soon after its release, The Change achieved gold status (20,000 copies sold) in Sweden, according to IFPI.[13] In conjunction with the release of The Change, Fredriksson started a new publishing company together with her husband Micke Bolyos. MaryJane Music was mainly created "as a home for Marie's solo albums," states the label's website, "but as the musical collaboration between Marie and Mikael continues and expands, don't be surprised if you find other exciting projects with some of their musical friends released on this label."

Min bste vn (My Best Friend)


In 2006 Fredriksson returned with a new CD of Swedish cover songs called Min bste vn (My Best Friend) in February. The first single released from this cover album was the song "Sommarng" by Swedish artist John Holm. "Ingen kommer undan politiken" was the second single outtake off the album later that year (but only as a promotional CD). During her illness, Fredriksson rediscovered her love of drawing. Although she could no longer read or write, drawing was one thing she could still do and she found a real passion for it. She had always been very private about her artwork but for the first time she exhibited a collection of her drawings in a gallery show entitled "After The Change". The vernissage at the Doktor Glas gallery in Kungstrdgrden featured 24 of her charcoal drawings and ran from 2130 October. Later she released the book After the Change, featuring reprints of all 24 sketches.

2006 to the present


On 23 October 2009, Fredriksson performed with Gessle as Roxette at the Night of the Proms. This was only the second Roxette performance since the cancer treatment. The first one took place on 7 May 2009 in the Melkweg in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In 2010 Roxette's returned with a mini euro tour. After the successful concerts, the band announced the first full Roxette World tour in 15 years which began in March 2011. A new Roxette single "She's Got Nothing On (But The Radio)" was released in January 2011, and the new Roxette album Charm School was released on 11 February 2011.

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Discography
Albums
Het vind (1984) SW#20 Den sjunde vgen (1985) SW#6 Efter stormen (1987) SW#1 Den stndiga resan (1992) SW#1 NO#17 I en tid som vr (1996) SW#2 ntligen - Marie Fredrikssons bsta 1984-2000 (2000) SW#1 NO#6 Krlekens Guld (6-CD Box) (2002) The Change (2004) SW#1 Min bste vn (2006) SW#3 A family affair by Mikael Bolyos featuring Marie Fredriksson & Mats Ronander (2007) Tid fr tystnad - Marie Fredrikssons ballader (2007) SW#32 AR#16

Singles
"nnu doftar krlek" (1984) SW#18 "Het vind" (1984) "Den bsta dagen" (1985) "Silver i din hand" (1986) "Efter stormen" (1987) SW#7 "Sparvga" (1989) SW#6 "S lnge det lyser mittemot" (1992) "Mellan sommar och hst" (1992) "Tro" (1996) SW#8 "I en tid som vr" (1996) "Ber bara en gng" (1997) "ntligen" (2000) SW#34 "Det som var nu" (2000) SW#59 "2nd Chance" (2004) SW#8 "All About You" (2004) "A Table In The Sun" (2005) "Sommarng" (2006) SW#21 "Ingen kommer undan politiken" (2006) "Ordet r farvl" (2007) "Dr du andas" (2008) SW#1 "Where Your Love Lives" (20082009)(English version for "Dr du andas")

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References
[1] http:/ / www. mariefredriksson. se/ [2] Roxette The Book by Larz Lundgren, pg 32 [3] Roxette The Book by Larz Lundgren, pg 51 [4] The Making of Joyride Documentary 1991 [5] Roxette The Book by Larz Lundgren, pg 134 [6] Den Stndiga Resan documentary, directed by Jonas kerlund [7] The Daily Roxette (http:/ / www. dailyroxette. com/ node/ 538) April 16, 2001 [8] Aftonbladet nje: ntligen r Marie p vg igen (http:/ / wwwc. aftonbladet. se/ noje/ 0007/ 07/ marie. html) [9] Marie har en hjrntumr | Njesliv | Aftonbladet (http:/ / www. aftonbladet. se/ nojesliv/ article94876. ab) [10] Cancern slog ut synen | Njesliv | Aftonbladet (http:/ / www. aftonbladet. se/ nojesliv/ article248277. ab) [11] Sydsvenska Dagbladet. "Jag har haft en jkla tur som klarat det" (http:/ / www. sydsvenskan. se/ familj/ fodelsedag/ article325900/ Jag-har-haft-en-jakla-tur-som-klarat-det. html) [12] Roxette fick pris av kungen | Musik | Njesliv | Aftonbladet (http:/ / www. aftonbladet. se/ nojesliv/ musik/ article119423. ab) [13] "IFPI Sweden" (http:/ / www. ifpi. se/ ?page_id=67). www.ifpi.se. . Retrieved 2009-02-03.

Roxette: The Book by Larz Lundgren 1992 The Look for Roxette by Robert Thorelius

External links
Official website (http://www.mariefredriksson.se) MarieFredriksson.net (http://www.mariefredriksson.net) Marie-Fredriksson.com (http://www.marie-fredriksson.com) Official Roxette website (http://www.roxette.se) Marie Fredriksson (fan website) (http://www.mariefredriksson.com) Marie Frederiksson on Europopmusic.eu (http://www.europopmusic.eu/Scandanavia_pages/Fredriksson. html) (English) Marie Fredriksson (http://musicbrainz.org/artist/3a0373c0-f9c1-4eb3-9c10-53cc18193b07.html) discography at MusicBrainz

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Discography
Roxette discography
Roxettediscography

Roxette on stage in Weert 2011


Releases Studio albums Compilation albums Singles Video albums Music videos Remix albums 8 9 40 8 45 1

The discography of Roxette, the second most commercially successful band from Sweden, after ABBA.[1] This is a list of all of their albums and singles. They have sold an estimated 60 million records,[2][3] with over 3.5 million record sales in the United States[4][5][6], achieving platinum for Joyride and Look Sharp! there.[4] They enjoyed worldwide success, from the late 1980s until the mid 1990s, gaining nineteen UK Top 40 hits[7] and four US #1 singles with, "The Look", "Listen to Your Heart", "It Must Have Been Love" and "Joyride".[8] Two further singles "Dangerous" and "Fading Like a Flower" hit #2.[8] They also achieved three #1s and seventeen Top 10 singles in Sweden.[9] All their albums from 19862001, excluding compilations, were re-mastered and re-released in September 2009. This was because the albums were out of print in some countries and also the sound was not up to date, Per Gessle explained. Previously released bonus tracks were included on all the re-released albums.[10]

Albums
Studio albums

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Year

Title

Peak chart positions SWE AUS AUT CAN FIN GER NLD NOR SWI [9] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] UK [19] US [20]

Sales

1986 Pearls of Passion Released: October 31, 1986 Label: EMI (EMI / #136245 / #7464592) Formats: CD, Cassette, LP

WW: 800,000

[21]

1988 Look Sharp! Released: October 19, 1988 Label: EMI (EMI / #791098) Formats: CD, Cassette, LP

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[22] CAN: 600,000 GER: [23] 1,000,000 [24] UK: 300,000 [4] US: 1,000,000 WW: [21] 9,000,000 [22] CAN: 500,000 GER: [23] 1,750,000 [24] UK: 600,000 [4] US: 1,300,000 WW: [21] 11,000,000 [22] CAN: 100,000 [23] GER: 750,000 [24] UK: 100,000 WW: [21] 6,000,000 IFPI (EU): [25] 1,000,000 [23] GER: 500,000 [24] UK: 100,000 WW: [21] 5,000,000 GER: 250,000 WW: [21] 2,200,000 [23]

1991 Joyride Released: March 28, 1991 Label: EMI (EMI / #796048) Formats: CD, Cassette, LP

12

1992 Tourism 1 Released: August 28, 1992 Label: EMI (EMI / #799929) Formats: CD, Cassette, LP

19

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117

1994 Crash! Boom! Bang! Released: April 9, 1994 Label: EMI (EMI / #828727) Formats: CD, Cassette, LP

13

1999 Have a Nice Day Released: March 9, 1999 Label: EMI (Roxette Recordings / EMI / #498853 / #523309) Formats: CD, Cassette

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12

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2001 Room Service Released: April 3, 2001 Label: EMI (Roxette Recordings / EMI / #532043) Formats: CD, Cassette

10

80

120

[23] GER: 150,000 [26] SWE: 80,000

2011 Charm School Release: February 11, 2011 Label: EMI (Roxette Recordings / EMI / #50999-714272) Formats: CD, LP, Digital Download

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21

26

122

[27]

[23] GER: 100,000 [28] SWE: 20,000 [29] WW: 500,000

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8 32 37

2012 Travelling Release: March 23, 2012 Label: EMI (Roxette Recordings / EMI / #50999-4406532) Formats: CD, LP, Digital Download

"" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory. Notes: 1:Tourism is often confused as being a live album but only four tracks are live recordings.

Remix albums
Year Title SWE [9] 1987 Dance Passion Released: March 27, 1987 Label: EMI (EMI / #1362611) Formats: CD (bootleg), Cassette, LP "" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory. 19 AUS [11] AUT [12] CAN [13] Peak chart positions FIN [14] GER [15] NLD [16] NOR [17] SWI [18] UK [19] US [20] Sales

Compilation albums
Year Title SWE [9] 1995 Rarities Released: February 17, 1995 Label: EMI (EMI / #832277) Formats: CD, cassette 2 10 4 36 2 7 12 14 2 5 AUS [11] AUT [12] CAN [13] Peak chart positions FIN [14] GER [15] NLD [16] NOR [17] SWI [18] UK [19] US [20] Sales

WW: [21] 1,000,000

Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! Released: December 20, 1995 Label: EMI (EMI / #835466) Formats: CD, cassette, LP

[24] UK: 300,000 ARG: [30] 30,000 BRA: [31] 250,000 CAN: [22] 50,000 GER: [23] 500,000 IFPI (EU): [25] 1,000,000 WW: [21] 6,000,000

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1996 Baladas En Espaol Released: December 2, 1996 Label: EMI (EMI / #854414) Formats: CD, cassette

ARG: [30] 60,000 BRA: [31] 100,000 SPA: [32] 200,000 WW: [21] 1,000,000 BRA: [31] 50,000 [24] UK: 60,000

2002 The Ballad Hits Released: November 4, 2002 Label: EMI (Roxette Recordings / EMI / #542798 / #541857) Formats: CD

16

15

10

11

2003 The Pop Hits Released: March 24, 2003 Label: EMI (Roxette Recordings / #58215) Formats: CD

16

32

40

22

27

13

27

84

BRA: [31] 50,000

2006 A Collection of Roxette Hits: Their 20 Greatest Songs! Released: October 18, 2006 Label: EMI (Roxette Recordings / #3827022 / #3713822) Formats: CD

17

40

21

48

22

GER: [23] 100,000

The Rox Box/Roxette 86-06 Released: October 18, 2006 Label: EMI (Roxette Recordings / #3679722) Formats: 4 CD+DVD

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2008 The Pop Hits & Ballad Hits & The Complete Video Collection Released: October 29, 2008 Label: EMI (Roxette Recordings / #24331227) Formats: 2 CD+DVD

2011 Greatest Hits Released: July 26, 2011 Label: Capitol Records (Roxette Recordings / #?) Formats: CD, digital download

"" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Roxette discography Album certifications


Look Sharp! Austria: 2x Platinum [33] [22] Canada: 6x Platinum [34] Finland: Platinum [23] Germany: 2x Platinum [35] Netherlands: Gold [36] Sweden: Platinum [37] Switzerland: 2x Platinum [24] UK: Platinum [4] US: Platinum Joyride Austria: 3x Platinum Canada: 5x Platinum [33] [22] [34] Crash! Boom! Bang! Austria: Platinum Europe: Platinum Finland: Platinum [33] [25] [34] Room Service Finland: Gold [34] [23] [26] []

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Germany: Gold

Sweden: Platinum Switzerland: Gold The Ballad Hits Brazil: Gold [31]

[23] Germany: Platinum [35] Netherlands: Gold [38] Poland: Gold [36] Sweden: Platinum [39] Switzerland: Platinum [24] 1 UK: Gold Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! [30] Argentina: Gold [33] Austria: Gold [31] Brazil: Platinum [22] Canada: Gold [25] Europe: Platinum [34] Finland: Platinum [23] Germany: Platinum [35] Netherlands: Gold [38] Poland: Gold [36] Sweden: Platinum [40] Switzerland: Platinum [24] UK: Platinum Baladas En Espaol Argentina: Platinum [31] Brazil: Gold [32] Spain: 2Platinum Have a Nice Day Austria: Gold [33] [23] Germany: Gold [46] Norway: Gold [47] Sweden: Platinum [] Switzerland: Platinum [30]

Sweden: Gold

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Switzerland: Gold [24] UK: Silver The Pop Hits Brazil: Gold [31]

Finland: 2x Platinum [23] Germany: 7x Gold [35] Netherlands: Platinum [36] Sweden: Platinum [37] Switzerland: 4x Platinum [24] UK: 2x Platinum [4] US: Platinum

A Collection of Roxette Hits: Their 20 Greatest Songs! [23] Germany: Gold [43] Ireland: Platinum [44] Sweden: Gold [45] Switzerland: Gold

Tourism Austria: Platinum [33] [22] Canada: Platinum [34] Finland: Gold [23] Germany: Platinum [35] Netherlands: Gold [36] Sweden: Platinum [37] Switzerland: Platinum [24] UK: Gold

Charm School [23][48] Germany: Platinum [28] Sweden: Gold [49] Switzerland: Gold

Notes: 1: Due to an error on BPI's website, Crash! Boom! Bang!'s gold certification is hidden from normal view. Clicking on More Info >> reveals it has been certified gold.

Singles

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Year

Single UK US [50] [8] US AC [51] AUS [52]

Peak chart positions GER [53][54] AUT SWI SWE [55] [56] [57] NOR [58][59] IRE CAN [60] [61]

Album

1986 "Neverending Love" "Goodbye to You" 1987 "Soul Deep" "It Must Have Been Love (Christmas for the Broken Hearted)" 1988 "I Call Your Name" 1989 "The Look" "Dressed for Success" 1 "Listen to Your Heart" 2 "Chances" "Dangerous" 2 1990 "It Must Have Been Love" 3 1991 "Joyride" "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)" "The Big L" "Spending My Time" 1992 "Church of Your Heart" "How Do You Do!" "Queen of Rain" 1993 "Fingertips '93" "Almost Unreal" 1994 "Sleeping in My Car" "Crash! Boom! Bang!" "Fireworks" "Run to You" 1995 "Vulnerable" "You Don't Understand Me" "The Look '95" 4 1996 "June Afternoon" "She Doesn't Live Here Anymore" "Un Da Sin Ti" 1997 "No S Si Es Amor"

3 9 18 4

Pearls of Passion

7 18 6 6 3 4 12

1 14 1 2 1 1 2

2 21 2 21 5

1 3 10 9 1 1 7

1 16 7 8 4 1 5

2 6 2 8 3 1 6

1 4 8 10 1 1 3

6 2 3 9 6 1 5

1 1 1 4

10 14 5 5 9 4

1 10 1 2 2 1 2

Pearls of Passion Look Sharp!

Pretty Woman Joyride

21 22 21 13 28 7 14 26 30 27 44 42 28 52

32 36 58 94 50

20 24

20 16 55 13 66 17 18 73 68 49

13 9 28 2 19 45 20 11 31 51 51 71 44 57 86

11 16 24 2 20 6 19 18 25

13 15 2 27 15 7 31 35

10 11 21 2 12 39 8 1 17 34 12 9 24

1 6 3

9 23 24 15 5 16

9 11 12 47 29 2 27 60 73 Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! Super Mario Bros. Crash! Boom! Bang! Tourism

Baladas En Espaol

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11 56 27 57 26 62 23 80 31 11 30 12 30 28 28 4 35 13 46 1 13 11 72 5 Room Service Have a Nice Day

1999 "Wish I Could Fly" "Anyone" "Stars" "Salvation" 2001 "The Centre of the Heart (Is a Suburb to the Brain)" "Real Sugar" "Milk and Toast and Honey" 2002 "A Thing About You" 2003 "Opportunity Nox" 2005 "Fading Like a Flower" 2006 "The Rox Medley" "One Wish" 2007 "Reveal" 2011 "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" "Speak to Me" "Way Out" "No One Makes It On Her Own" 2012 "It's Possible"

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30

96 54 37 69 50 10

39 56 9

72 29 35 87 56 19

23 21 14 11 41 2 59

19 36 40 19

13

The Ballad Hits The Pop Hits Dancing DJ's vs Roxette B-side to "One Wish" A Collection of Roxette Hits! - Their 20 Greatest Songs Charm School

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Travelling

"" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory. Notes: 1: "Dressed for Success" was originally released in the UK in 1989,[62]

peaking at #48.[50] 2: "Dangerous"/"Listen to Your Heart" was a double A-side in the UK in 1990. "Listen to Your Heart" originally peaked at #62 in 1989.[50] 3: "It Must Have Been Love" re-released in UK in 1993.[63]
4: "The Look '95" was released solely in the UK, in connection with Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus!.[64]

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Singles certifications
"The Look" Australia: Platinum [22] Canada: Gold [36] Sweden: Gold [4] USA: Gold "Dressed for Success" Australia: Platinum [22] Canada: Gold [36] Sweden: Gold "Listen to Your Heart" [33] Austria: Gold [36] Sweden: Gold "Dangerous" Australia: Gold [65] [65] [65] "Joyride" [65] Australia: Platinum [33] Austria: Gold [22] Canada: Gold [23] Germany: Gold [36] Sweden: Platinum "How Do You Do!" Australia: Gold [65] [36]

Sweden: Platinum

"Sleeping in My Car" [36] Sweden: Gold "Wish I Could Fly" [36] Sweden: Gold "Stars" Sweden: Gold [47]

"The Centre of the Heart (Is a Suburb to the Brain)" [26] Sweden: Platinum

"It Must Have Been Love" [65] Australia: Platinum [33] Austria: Gold [23] Germany: Gold [36] Sweden: Gold [24] UK: Silver [4] USA: Gold

Video albums
Year 1989 Sweden Live Released: February 17, 1989 Label: Toshiba EMI Format: VHS, Laserdisc US: Gold [4] Title Certifications

Look Sharp Live Released: October, 1989 Label: Picture Music International Format: VHS

1991 The Videos Released: November 16, 1991 Label: Picture Music International Format: VHS, Laserdisc Germany: Gold [23]

1992 Live-Ism Released: October 5, 1992 Label: Picture Music International Format: VHS, Laserdisc

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1995 Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! - Roxette's Greatest Video Hits Released: December 20, 1995 Label: Picture Music International Format: VHS, Laserdisc

1996 Crash! Boom! Live! Released: September 19, 1996 Label: Picture Music International Format: VHS, Laserdisc

2001 All Videos Ever Made & More! Released: November 19, 2001 Label: EMI Format: DVD Argentina: Platinum [30]

2003 Ballad & Pop Hits Released: November 17, 2003 Label: EMI Format: DVD

Music videos
Year Title Director [66][67][68][69][70][71] ? Rikard Petrelius

1987 "Neverending Love" (Version 1) "Neverending Love" (Version 2) "Soul Deep" 1988 "I Call Your Name" "Chances" "The Look" (Version 1) 1989 "The Look" (Version 2) "Dressed for Success" "Listen to Your Heart" "Dangerous" "Silver Blue" 1990 "It Must Have Been Love" 1991 "Joyride" "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)" "The Big L" "Spending My Time" "(Do You Get) Excited?" 1992 "Church of Your Heart" "How Do You Do!" "Queen of Rain" Doug Freel

Jeroen Kamphoff

Mats Jonstam Peter Heath

Anders Skog Wayne Isham

Anders Skog Matt Murray

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1993 "Fingertips '93" "Almost Unreal" 1994 "Sleeping in My Car" "Crash! Boom! Bang!" "Fireworks" "Run to You" 1995 "Vulnerable" "You Don't Understand Me" "June Afternoon" 1996 "She Doesn't Live Here Anymore" "Un Da Sin Ti" 1999 "Wish I Could Fly" "Anyone" "Stars" "Salvation" 2001 "The Centre of the Heart (Is a Suburb to the Brain)" Jonas kerlund "Real Sugar" "Milk and Toast and Honey" 2002 "A Thing About You" 2003 "Opportunity Nox" Jonas kerlund Kristoffer Dis Jonas kerlund Jonas kerlund Mats Udd Arena Grande Mikael Sandberg Tanya Rush Jesper Hiro Anton Corbijn Greg Masuak Jonas kerlund Jonas kerlund Jonas kerlund Michael Geoghegan

2006 "One Wish" 2011 "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" "Way Out" "Speak To Me" "No One Makes It On Her Own"

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Pearls of Passion
Pearls of Passion
Studio album by Roxette Released 31 October 1986

Recorded EMI Studios, Stockholm, 1986 Genre Label Pop, Rock EMI

Producer Clarence fwerman Roxette chronology

Pearls of Passion (1986)

Dance Passion (1987)

Singles from Pearls of Passion 1. 2. 3. 4.

"Neverending Love"
Released: 1986

"Goodbye to You"
Released: 1986

"Soul Deep"
Released: 1987

"I Call Your Name"


Released: 1988

Professional ratings Review scores


Source Allmusic Rating [1]

Pearls of Passion is Roxette's debut album, released on 31 October 1986. It was re-released internationally on CD on 31 October 1997 with some previously unreleased or single-only bonus tracks. It was re-mastered and re-released again in 2009. The album was originally only released in Scandinavia and Canada.[2]

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Album information
The album peaked at #2 on the Swedish albums chart[3] but apart from Canada it failed to get released outside Sweden. However, Roxette went onto record and release their follow-up, Look Sharp!. "Neverending Love", "Goodbye to You", "Soul Deep" and "I Call Your Name" were released as singles. "It Must Have Been Love" was later used (with the reference to Christmas changed to a neutral winter reference (Its a hard Christmas Day was replaced with Its a hard winters day) in the movie Pretty Woman. "Soul Deep" reappeared on their album Joyride in 1991 and "So Far Away" was recorded again for Tourism in 1992. The album was followed by a compilation of re-mixes of those same songs, titled Dance Passion.

Track listings
Original CD release All songs written and composed by Per Gessle, except where noted.
No. Title 1. "Soul Deep" 2. "Secrets That She Keeps" 3. "Goodbye to You" 4. "I Call Your Name" 5. "Surrender" 6. "Voices" (Music: Marie Fredriksson & Per Andersson) 7. "Neverending Love" 8. "Call of the Wild" 9. "Joy of a Toy" (Music: Mats Persson & Gessle) 10. "From One Heart to Another" 11. "Like Lovers Do" 12. "So Far Away" (Lyrics: Per Gessle & Hasse Huss) Total length: Length 3:41 3:48 4:03 3:39 4:23 4:46 3:30 4:32 3:09 4:11 3:25 5:17 48:27

1997 Remastered Release CD bonus tracks No. Title 13. "Pearls of Passion" 14. "It Must Have Been Love (Christmas for the Broken-Hearted)" 15. "Turn to Me" 16. "Neverending Love" (Tits & Ass demo / 1986) 17. "Secrets That She Keeps" (Tits & Ass demo / 1986) 18. "I Call Your Name" (Montezuma Demo / 26.07.86) 19. "Neverending Love" (Frank Mono-Mix / 1987) 20. "I Call Your Name" (Frank Mono-Mix / 1987) Total length: Length 3:35 4:49 2:58 2:45 2:54 3:04 3:19 3:21 74:35

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2009 Remastered Release CD bonus tracks No. Title 13. "Pearls of Passion" 14. "Neverending Love" (Tits & Ass demo / 1986) 15. "Secrets That She Keeps" (Tits & Ass demo / 1986) Length 3:35 2:45 2:54

2009 Remastered Release iTunes only bonus tracks No. Title 13. "I Call Your Name" (Montezuma Demo / 26.07.86) 14. "Neverending Love" (Frank Mono-Mix / 1987) 19. "I Call Your Name" (Frank Mono-Mix / 1987) Length 3:04 3:19 3:21

LP/Cassette Side A No. Title 1. "Soul Deep" 2. "Secrets That She Keeps" 3. "Goodbye to You" 4. "I Call Your Name" 5. "Surrender" 6. "Voices" Length

LP/Cassette Side B No. Title 7. "Neverending Love" 8. "Call of the Wild" 9. "Joy of a Toy" 10. "From One Heart to Another" 11. "Like Lovers Do" 12. "So Far Away" Length

Singles
"Neverending Love": 1. "Neverending Love" 2. "Neverending Love" (Love Mix) "Goodbye to You": 1. "Goodbye to You" 2. "So Far Away" "Soul Deep": 1. "Soul Deep" (7" remix) 2. "Pearls of Passion"

Pearls of Passion "I Call Your Name": 1. "I Call Your Name" (7" remix) 2. "Surrender"

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Personnel
Vocals Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson Keyboards Clarence fwerman Guitars Jonas Isacsson Bass Tommy Cassemar Drums Pelle Alsing

Production
Produced and arranged by Clarence fwerman. Engineered By Alar Suurna All songs published by Jimmy Fun Music, except: "From One Heart to Another": Sweden Music AB, "Voices" and "Turn to Me": Shock the Music/Jimmy Fun Music "Soul Deep": Happy Accident Music

References
[1] Damas, Jason. "Allmusic review" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r173864). Rovi Corporation. . Retrieved 2012-01-22. [2] "The Look for Roxette discography" (http:/ / www. thelookforroxette. com/ search. html?search_id=111613& offset=0). . Retrieved 2012-01-22. [3] "Sedish charts archive" (http:/ / www. swedishcharts. com/ search. asp?cat=a& search=roxette). . Retrieved 2012-01-22.

External links
Pearls of Passion (original) (http://musicbrainz.org/release/ea993212-ec1c-43ad-90a8-329d7288db1a) at MusicBrainz Pearls of Passion (remastered) (http://musicbrainz.org/release/930f0318-dbd3-4016-84e9-f735987f48a8) at MusicBrainz

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Look Sharp!
Look Sharp!
Studio album by Roxette Released Recorded October 19, 1988 MarchJune 1988 Genre Label Producer EMI Studios, Stockholm Trident II Studios, London

Pop, rock EMI Clarence fwerman, Adam Moseley Roxette chronology

Dance Passion (1987)

Look Sharp! (1988)

Joyride (1991)

Singles from Look Sharp! 1. 2.

"Chances"
Released: December 1988

"The Look"
Released: March 1989 (Europe) / January 1989 (USA)

3. 4. 5.

"Dressed for Success"


Released: July 1989

"Listen to Your Heart"


Released: October 1989

"Dangerous"
Released: December 1989

Look Sharp! is the second studio album by the Swedish pop and rock duo Roxette. It was recorded at EMI Studios in Stockholm between March and June 1988 and at Trident II Studios in London in June 1988. The album was released on October 19, 1988, two years after their debut Pearls of Passion, and became a worldwide bestseller. Look Sharp! is often considered as Roxette's breakthrough. The album has sold over 9 million copies worldwide.

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Background
"The Look", "Chances", "Dressed for Success", "Listen to Your Heart" and "Dangerous" were released as singles. In native Sweden, "Dressed for Success" and "Listen to Your Heart" were chosen as the first two singles, as Gessle and EMI Svenska chose to highlight Fredriksson's singing. The singles reached #2 and #3 on Swedish chart respectively. But despite huge popularity in their homeland Roxette were still unknown globally. Everything changed when the third single "The Look" was released in Sweden. It was while studying in Sweden, that an American exchange student from Minneapolis, Dean Cushman[1], heard "The Look", and brought a copy of Look Sharp! home for the 1988 holiday break.[2][3] He gave the album to a Minneapolis radio station,[2][3] KDWB 101.3 FM.[4] The station started playing "The Look" and based on positive caller feedback, the song became very popular,[3][4] and quickly spread to other radio stations.[3] The song became a radio hit before any Roxette music had been commercially released or promoted in the US market.[3] The story was covered by radio, newspapers and TV in the US and in Sweden, making for good press for many years, with Gessle telling this as the story which highlighted the beginning of their international success.[4] Until 2009 Look Sharp! has sold over 9 million copies worldwide[5] including over 1 million copies in US alone, which gave the album platinum certification by RIAA in January 1990[6] (it has sold 402,000 since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991).[7] Look Sharp! peaked at #4 in UK, where it stayed on the charts for 53 weeks and was certified platinum by BPI in the UK in December 1990 for sales in excess of 300,000.[8] It is also the second best selling album in Swedish music history (only behind ABBA's Arrival) where it held the top spot for 14 weeks and has gone 6x platinum. Furthermore Look Sharp! collected gold and platinum certifications all around the world. The CD edition of the albmu features the track '(I Could Never) Give Up' which was omitted from both the cassette and vinyl editions. 'Chances' is also 40 seconds longer.

Reception
Professional ratings Review scores
Source Allmusic LA Times Rating [9] [10]

Gessle won his first Grammis award in the category Best Composer.[11] Roxette also received two Rockbjrnen awards for Best Swedish Album and Best Swedish Group.[12]

Track listings
CD original release All songs written and composed by Per Gessle, except where noted.

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No. Title 1. "The Look" 2. "Dressed for Success" 3. "Sleeping Single" 4. "Paint" 5. "Dance Away" (Marie Fredriksson, Gessle) 6. "Cry" (Fredriksson, Gessle) 7. "Chances" 8. "Dangerous" 9. "Half a Woman, Half a Shadow" (Fredriksson, Gessle) 10. "View From a Hill" 11. "(I Could Never) Give You Up" 12. "Shadow of a Doubt" (Fredriksson, Gessle) 13. "Listen to Your Heart" (Gessle, Mats MP Persson) Total length:

Length 3:57 4:09 4:38 3:30 3:25 5:19 4:57 3:49 3:35 3:40 3:58 4:14 5:29 53:12

2009 Remastered Release CD bonus tracks No. Title 14. "The Voice" 15. "One is Such a Lonely Number" (Demo) 16. "Don't Believe in Accidents" (Demo) Length 4:14 3:31 3:41

2009 Remastered Release iTunes only bonus tracks No. Title 17. "Cry" (Demo) 18. "Dressed for Success" (Chris Lord-Alge Mix/US Single Mix) 19. "Listen to Your Heart" (US Remix) 20. "Surrender" (Live) 21. "Neverending Love" (Live) Length 5:07 4:10 4:52 3:09 3:27

LP/Cassette Side A No. Title 1. "The Look" 2. "Dressed for Success" 3. "Sleeping Single" 4. "Paint" 5. "Dance Away" 6. "Cry" Length

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LP/Cassette Side B No. Title 7. "Chances" 8. "Dangerous" 9. "Half a Woman, Half a Shadow" 10. "View From a Hill" 11. "Shadow of a Doubt" 12. "Listen to Your Heart" Length

Singles "Chances" 1. "Chances" 2. "Silver Blue" (Demo) "The Look" 1. "The Look" 2. "Silver Blue" (Demo) "Dressed for Success" 1. "Dressed for Success" 2. "The Voice" "Listen to Your Heart" 1. "Listen to Your Heart" 2. "(I Could Never) Give You Up" "Dangerous" 1. "Dangerous" 2. "Surrender"/"Neverending Love" (Live)

Charts
Country Australian Albums Chart Austrian Albums Chart Canadian Albums Chart German Albums Chart Peak 2 3 [13] [14] 8 7 2x platinum 6x Platinum 2x Platinum [15] Certification

New Zealand Albums Chart 12[16] 2x Platinum Norwegian Albums Chart Swedish Albums Chart Swiss Albums Chart UK Albums Chart U.S. Billboard 200 1 1 2 4 [17] [18] [19] [19] [20] 6x Platinum 2x Platinum Platinum Platinum [8] [6]

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Credits
Vocals Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson Drums Pelle Alsing Programming and bass Anders Herrlin Saxophone Erik Husler Electric and acoustic guitars Jonas Isacsson Harmonica Jalle Lorensson Slide guitar Janne Oldaeus Spanish guitar Erik Borelius Main programming and keyboards Clarence fwerman Production Clarence fwerman (except "Cry", "Chances" and "View From a Hill" produced by Adam Moseley)

References
[1] "Expresson's article on Roxette's history (part 2)" (http:/ / web. archive. org/ web/ 20010420035208/ http:/ / www. expressen. se/ article. asp?id=63685) (in Swedish). www.archive.org. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. expressen. se/ article. asp?id=63685) on 2001-04-20. . [2] "Gessle bio. on Sirus Satellite Radio" (http:/ / www. sirius. com/ servlet/ ContentServer?pagename=Sirius/ CachedPage& c=FlexContent& cid=1145993019609). sirus.com. . [3] "Nokia Night Of The Proms (Roxette-Comeback)" (http:/ / www. koeln. de/ koeln/ was_ist_los/ gayszene/ nokia_night_of_the_proms_mit_roxettecomeback_163503. html) (in German). Koeln.de. . [4] "BBC news Talking Shop: Roxette's Per Gessle" (http:/ / news. bbc. co. uk/ 1/ hi/ entertainment/ 7990226. stm). BBC News. April 15, 2009. . Retrieved 2009-07-12. [5] "Roxette's history by Expressen newspaper" (http:/ / web. archive. org/ web/ 20010605042251/ http:/ / www. expressen. se/ article. asp?id=63791) (in Swedish). archive.org. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. expressen. se/ article. asp?id=63791) on 2001-06-05. . [6] "Awards for Roxette from RIAA." (http:/ / www. riaa. com/ goldandplatinumdata. php?resultpage=1& table=SEARCH_RESULTS& action=& title=& artist=Roxette& perPage=25). www.riaa.com. . Retrieved 2009-09-23. [7] "Ask Billboard section on billboard.com (2005)" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ bbcom/ charts#/ news/ ask-billboard-1001015119. story). www.billboard.com. . [8] "BPI certification database" (http:/ / www. bpi. co. uk/ certifiedawards/ search. aspx). www.bpi.co.uk. . [9] Allmusic review (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r16998) [10] Johnson, Connie (1989-06-04). "LA Times review" (http:/ / articles. latimes. com/ 1989-06-04/ entertainment/ ca-2361_1_milli-vanilli-marie-fredriksson-roxette). LA Times. . Retrieved 2011-12-23. [11] "Grammis award winners history" (http:/ / www. ifpi. se/ wp/ wp-content/ uploads/ Grammmis-vinnare-genom-ren. pdf) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. . Retrieved 2012-01-31. [12] "Rockbjrnen tidigare vinnare [Previous winners]" (http:/ / www. aftonbladet. se/ nojesbladet/ musik/ rockbjornen2011/ article12332776. ab). Aftonbladet / Rockbjrnen. . Retrieved 2012-01-31. [13] "Australian charts archive" (http:/ / www. australian-charts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=Look+ Sharp!& cat=a). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2010-11-21. [14] "Austrian charts archive" (http:/ / austriancharts. at/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=Look+ Sharp!& cat=a). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2010-11-21. [15] "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Roxette)" (http:/ / www. musikindustrie. de/ gold_platin_datenbank/ ?action=suche& strTitel=& strInterpret=Roxette& strTtArt=alle& strAwards=checked) (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. . [16] "New Zealand charts archive" (http:/ / charts. org. nz/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=Look+ Sharp!& cat=a). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2010-11-21. [17] "Norwegian charts archive" (http:/ / norwegiancharts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=Look+ Sharp!& cat=a). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2010-11-21. [18] "Swedish charts archive" (http:/ / swedishcharts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=Look+ Sharp!& cat=a). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2010-11-21. [19] "Swiss charts archive" (http:/ / hitparade. ch/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=Look+ Sharp!& cat=a). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2010-11-21. [20] "Billboard 200 charts archive" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ bbcom/ charts#/ artist/ roxette/ chart-history/ 5569?f=305& g=Albums). Billboard. . Retrieved 2010-11-21.

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External links
Look Sharp! (CD version) (http://musicbrainz.org/release/2b6b58ee-f11f-418b-bd54-8dd4a7b8e6ed) at MusicBrainz Look Sharp! (LP version) (http://musicbrainz.org/release/fdd2edb3-5c88-498c-b77d-e12e6c34749b) at MusicBrainz

Joyride
Joyride
Studio album by Roxette Released 28 March 1991

Recorded JanuaryNovember 1990 Genre Label EMI Studios, Stockholm Tits & Ass Studio, Halmstad

Dance rock, power pop, soft rock, adult contemporary EMI

Producer Clarence fwerman Roxette chronology

Look Sharp! (1988)

Joyride Tourism (1991) (1992)

Singles from Joyride 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

"Joyride"
Released: February 1991

"Fading Like a Flower"


Released: April 1991

"The Big L."


Released: August 1991

"Spending My Time"
Released: November 1991

"Church of Your Heart"


Released: March 1992

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Professional ratings Review scores


Source Allmusic Entertainment Weekly Rolling Stone B+ [2] [3] Rating [1]

Joyride is the third studio album by Swedish duo Roxette, released 28 March 1991 by EMI. After the great popularity of "It Must Have Been Love" single and enormous sales of Look Sharp!, Joyride became just as successful, spawning the US #1 hit "Joyride".[4]

Album information
"Joyride", "Fading Like a Flower", "The Big L.", "Spending My Time", and "Church of Your Heart" were released as singles. Roxette's original recording of "Soul Deep" (more synthesiser-driven and with less guitars) appeared on their 1986 album Pearls of Passion. In some releases, "I Remember You" was an additional track on the album, bringing the total track count to 15 instead of 14. "Joyride" became Roxette's fourth and last US #1 single.[4] Joyride immediately became a worldwide best-seller. It held the position of best selling album in Europe for 2 weeks in June 1991, following its debut and peak at #2 on UK charts two months earlier. It was certified 2x platinum by BPI in August 1992 for selling more than 600,000 copies,[5] after staying on British charts for almost a year.[6] Joyride reached #12 on the American Billboard Top 200 albums and was certified platinum by the RIAA in July 1991,[7] eventually selling 1.3 million copies there[8] and stayed on charts there for over a year.[9] Joyride also reached the upper end of charts across the world, including #1 in Germany (13 weeks) and #1 in Sweden (7 weeks). In Argentina, the album was awarded as the best-selling English album ever (to that date), with sales of more than 400,000 copies there. To date the album has sold over 11 million copies worldwide.[10]

Track listings
Worldwide release
Released: 1991-03-28 // EMI / 796048

All songs written and composed by Per Gessle, except where noted.
No. Title 1. "Joyride" 2. "Hotblooded" (Music: Marie Fredriksson & Gessle) 3. "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)" 4. "Knockin' on Every Door" 5. "Spending My Time" (Music: Mats Persson & Gessle) 6. "I Remember You" 7. "Watercolours in the Rain" (Music: Fredriksson) 8. "The Big L." 9. "Soul Deep" 10. "(Do You Get) Excited?" (Music: Persson & Gessle) 11. "Church of Your Heart" Length 4:24 3:18 3:52 3:56 4:36 3:54 3:40 4:26 3:34 4:16 3:16

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12. "Small Talk" 13. "Physical Fascination" 14. "Things Will Never Be the Same" 15. "Perfect Day" (Music: Persson & Gessle) Total length: 3:53 3:27 4:26 4:05 59:03

US/Canada release No. Title 1. "Joyride" 2. "Hotblooded"

[11] Length 4:26 3:20 3:55 3:58 4:38 3:37 3:43 4:28 4:19 3:18 3:56 3:30 4:28 4:05 55:17

3. "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)" 4. "Knockin' on Every Door" 5. "Spending My Time" 6. "Soul Deep" 7. "Watercolours in the Rain" 8. "The Big L." 9. "(Do You Get) Excited?" 10. "Church of Your Heart" 11. "Small Talk" 12. "Physical Fascination" 13. "Things Will Never Be the Same" 14. "Perfect Day" Total length:

2009 remastered release CD bonus tracks No. Title 16. "The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye" 17. "Love Spins" (Demo) 18. "Seduce Me" (Demo)

[12]

Length

2009 remastered release iTunes only bonus tracks No. Title 16. "Come Back Before You Leave" (Demo) 17. "Joyride" (US Remix) 18. "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)" (Gatica Remix) Length

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LP Side A No. Title 1. "Joyride" 2. "Hotblooded" 3. "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)" 4. "Knockin' on Every Door" 5. "Spending My Time" 6. "Watercolours in the Rain" Length

LP Side B No. Title 7. "The Big L." 8. "(Do You Get) Excited?" 9. "Small Talk" 10. "Physical Fascination" 11. "Things Will Never Be the Same" 12. "Perfect Day" Length

Singles "Joyride" 1. "Joyride" 2. "Come Back (Before You Leave)" "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)" 1. "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)" 2. "I Remember You" "The Big L." 1. "The Big L." (album version) 2. "One Is Such a Lonely Number" (demo, September 1987) "Spending My Time" 1. "Spending My Time" (album version) 2. "The Sweet Hello, the Sad Goodbye" "Church of Your Heart" 1. "Church of Your Heart" 2. "I Call Your Name"

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Credits
Vocals Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson Lyrics Per Gessle on all tracks Music Per Gessle, except for the following: "Hotblooded": music by Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle "Spending My Time", "(Do You Get) Excited?" and "Perfect Day": music by Per Gessle and Mats "MP" Persson "Watercolours in the Rain": music by Marie Fredriksson Keyboards, programming, grand piano, barrel organ, and Hammond-organ Clarence fwerman Programming and electric bass Anders Herrlin Six- & twelve-string electric guitars, six- & twelve-string acoustic guitars, slide guitar, & mandolin Jonas Isacsson Additional drums and hihats Pelle Alsing Additional backing vocals Staffan fwerman

Produced and arranged by Clarence fwerman All songs published by Jimmy Fun Music, except "Hotblooded" and "Watercolours in the Rain" (Jimmy Fun Music/Shock the Music) and "Soul Deep" (Happy Accident Music).

Charts
Album
Country Argentina Australia Austria Canada Finland Germany Hungary New Zealand Norway Spain Sweden Switzerland UK USA 1 1 [19] [21] [6] [22] 4 1 1 4 [17] [18] 2xPlatinum 6xPlatinum 4xPlatinum 2xPlatinum Platinum [5] [20] Platinum 2 1 [13] [14] 1 Position Certification 6xPlatinum 2xPlatinum 3xPlatinum 5xPlatinum 2x Platinum 7x Gold [15]

[16]

2 12

[7]

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External links
Joyride [23] at MusicBrainz Joyride (15-track version) [24] at MusicBrainz Joyride (LP) [25] at MusicBrainz

References
[1] "Allmusic review" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r16999). Rovi Corporation. . Retrieved 2010-09-05. [2] "Entertainment Weekly review" (http:/ / www. ew. com/ ew/ article/ 0,,314050,00. html). Entertainment Weekly. 1991-04-19. . Retrieved 2010-09-05. [3] "Rolling Stone review" (http:/ / web. archive. org/ web/ 20080325011655/ http:/ / www. rollingstone. com/ reviews/ album/ 166160/ review/ 5941707/ joyride). Rolling Stone. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. rollingstone. com/ reviews/ album/ 166160/ review/ 5941707/ joyride) on 2008-03-25. . Retrieved 2010-09-05. [4] "Roxette's Billboard Hot 100 chart history" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ bbcom/ charts#/ artist/ roxette/ chart-history/ 5569?f=379& g=Singles). www.billboard.com. . [5] "BPI certifications" (http:/ / www. bpi. co. uk/ certifiedawards/ search. aspx). www.bpi.co.uk. . [6] "UK charts archive" (http:/ / www. chartstats. com/ release. php?release=44925). chartstats.com. . Retrieved 2011-11-03. [7] "Awards for Roxette from RIAA." (http:/ / www. riaa. com/ goldandplatinumdata. php?resultpage=1& table=SEARCH_RESULTS& action=& title=& artist=Roxette& perPage=25). www.riaa.com. . Retrieved 2009-09-23. [8] "Ask Billboard section on billboard.com (2005)" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ bbcom/ charts#/ news/ ask-billboard-1001015119. story). www.billboard.com. . [9] "Roxette's Billboard 200 chart history" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ bbcom/ charts#/ artist/ roxette/ chart-history/ 5569?f=305& g=Albums). www.billboard.com. . [10] "Expressen's Roxette story - part 3" (http:/ / web. archive. org/ web/ 20010605042251/ http:/ / www. expressen. se/ article. asp?id=63791). www.archive.org/Expressen. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. expressen. se/ article. asp?id=63791) on 2001-06-05. . [11] "Joyride US album release info" (http:/ / www. thelookforroxette. com/ releases. html?id=617). www.thelookforroxette.com. . [12] "Joyride album 2009 re-release info" (http:/ / www. thelookforroxette. com/ releases. html?id=2547). www.thelookforroxette.com. . [13] "Australian charts archive" (http:/ / www. australian-charts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=Joyride& cat=a). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2010-11-21. [14] "Austrian charts archive" (http:/ / austriancharts. at/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=Joyride& cat=a). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2010-11-21. [15] Kulta- ja platinalevyt IFPI.fi (http:/ / ifpi. fi/ tilastot/ artistit/ roxette) [16] "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Roxette)" (http:/ / www. musikindustrie. de/ gold_platin_datenbank/ ?action=suche& strTitel=& strInterpret=Roxette& strTtArt=alle& strAwards=checked) (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. . [17] "New Zealand charts archive" (http:/ / charts. org. nz/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=Joyride& cat=a). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2010-11-21. [18] "Norwegian charts archive" (http:/ / norwegiancharts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=Joyride& cat=a). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2010-11-21. [19] "Switzerland charts archive" (http:/ / www. swedishcharts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=Joyride& cat=a). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2010-11-21. [20] "Swedish Certifications 1987-1998" (http:/ / www. ifpi. se/ wp-content/ uploads/ guld-platina-1987-1998. pdf). IFPI Sweden. . [21] "Switzerland charts archive" (http:/ / hitparade. ch/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=Joyride& cat=a). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2010-11-21. [22] "Roxette's Billboard 200 chart history" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ bbcom/ charts#/ artist/ roxette/ chart-history/ 5569?f=379& g=Albums). www.billboard.com. . [23] http:/ / musicbrainz. org/ release/ eccfb1b2-92bf-4b8c-b2f2-944db5349be3 [24] http:/ / musicbrainz. org/ release/ 86174d0e-024c-4c25-96ed-9d218ed61c74 [25] http:/ / musicbrainz. org/ release/ ee33925a-6435-45e8-abd2-594783cf0fdc

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Tourism
Tourism
Studio album with live tracks by Roxette Released Recorded Genre Label Producer 28 August 1992 EMI Studios, Stockholm, 1992 Pop EMI Clarence fwerman Roxette chronology

Joyride Tourism (1991) (1992)

Crash! Boom! Bang! (1994)

Singles from Tourism 1. 2. 3.

"How Do You Do!"


Released: 1992

"Queen of Rain"
Released: 1992

"Fingertips '93"
Released: 1993

Professional ratings Review scores


Source Allmusic Entertainment Weekly LA Times [2] B [3] Rating [1]

Tourism: Songs from Studios, Stages, Hotelrooms & Other Strange Places is the fourth album by Swedish pop duo Roxette. Released on 28 August 1992, it was recorded mostly during their Join The Joyride world tour and is often mistaken for being a live album. In fact it's a mixture of live and studio tracks.

Album information
Four live tracks were included in the album, "The Look", "It Must Have Been Love", "Things Will Never Be the Same" and "Joyride". While "It Must Have Been Love" didn't appear on a Roxette album until their Greatest hits album Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus!, the other three songs did appear on Look Sharp! and Joyride albums. Another three songs were also released before, "So Far Away" was included on their 1986 debut album Pearls of Passion, "Come Back (Before You Leave)" was originally the b-side for the "Joyride" single, while "Silver Blue" originally appeared as a demo version as the b-side for "The Look" single. "Here Comes the Weekend", the album's 11th track, featured some improvisation. As the song was recorded in a hotelroom, a Samsonite suitcase was used instead of drums.

Tourism Tourism made a little impact on American charts - it peaked only at #117 on the Billboard 200 album chart but still was able to sell about 273,000 copies there.[4] It did far better elsewhere, especially in Europe, where held #1 position of best selling albums for 4 weeks in September 1992. Upon release, the album went straight to #2 in the UK, staying on the album chart there for 17 weeks and eventually was certified gold by BPI in September 1992 for selling more than 100,000 copies.[5] It also debuted at #1 in Sweden and reached higher regions of album charts all over the world. Though not matching the previous albums' success, Tourism has sold in excess of 6 million copies worldwide.[6]

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Track listings
All songs written and composed by Per Gessle, except "So Far Away" (Lyrics: Gessle & Hasse Huss) & "Queen of Rain" (Music: Gessle & Mats Persson).
No. Title 1. "How Do You Do!" 2. "Fingertips (original version)" 3. "The Look (live version)" 4. "The Heart Shaped Sea" 5. "The Rain" 6. "Keep Me Waiting" Studio Halmstad & Stockholm Rio de Janeiro Live in Sydney Los Angeles Stockholm Stockholm Length 3:09 3:22 5:34 4:31 4:49 3:12 7:08 5:04 3:44 4:05 4:11 4:02 4:30 3:22 4:50 4:49 1:10:22

7. "It Must Have Been Love (live & country version)" Santiago, Chile-Ocean Way, L.A. 8. "Cinnamon Street (original version)" 9. "Never Is a Long Time (live version)" 10. "Silver Blue" Stockholm, Copenhagen Live in So Paulo Stockholm

11. "Here Comes the Weekend (live acoustic version)" Hotelroom 603, Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina 12. "So Far Away (live acoustic version)" 13. "Come Back (Before You Leave)" 14. "Things Will Never Be the Same (live version)" 15. "Joyride (live version)" 16. "Queen of Rain (original version)" Total length: Hotelroom 603, Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina Stockholm, Sweden Live in Zrich Live in Sydney Stockholm, Sweden

2009 remastered release CD bonus tracks No. Title 16. "Fingertips '93" 17. "2 Cinnamon Street"

[7] Length

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2009 remastered release iTunes only bonus tracks No. Title 16. "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)" (Live) 17. "Paint" (Live) 18. "It Must Have Been Love" (Live) 19. "Dressed for Success" (Live) 20. "Hotblooded" (Live) Length

Singles
"How Do You Do!" 1. 2. 3. 4. "How Do You Do!" "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)" (Live) "Knockin' on Every Door" (BomKrash 12" Remix) "How Do You Do!" (BomKrash 12" Remix)

"Queen of Rain" 1. 2. 3. 4. "Queen of Rain" (edit version / single version) "It Must Have Been Love" (Live) "Paint" (Live) "Pearls of Passion"

"Fingertips '93" 1. 2. 3. 4. "Fingertips '93" "Dressed for Success" (Live) "Hotblooded" (Live) "The Voice"

Charts
Album
Country Australia Austria Canada Finland Germany Hungary New Zealand Norway Sweden Switzerland 1 4 27 1 1 1 Position Certification 5 2 19 Platinum Platinum Gold [8] [9]

[10] [11]

3xGold

Platinum Platinum

[12] [13]

Tourism
[5]

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UK USA 2 117

Gold

Credits
Vocals Per Gessle & Marie Fredriksson Lyrics Per Gessle on all tracks, except: "So Far Away": Per Gessle & Hasse Huss Music Per Gessle, except for the following: "Queen of Rain": Per Gessle & Mats M.P. Persson Produced & arranged by Clarence fwerman All songs published by Jimmy Fun Music

References
[1] Allmusic review (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r172104) [2] Entertainment Weekly review (http:/ / www. ew. com/ ew/ article/ 0,,20166163,00. html) [3] Hunt, Dennis (1992-10-01). "LA Times review" (http:/ / articles. latimes. com/ 1992-10-04/ entertainment/ ca-930_1_new-albums). LA Times. . Retrieved 2011-12-23. [4] "Ask Billboard section on billboard.com (2005)" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ bbcom/ charts#/ news/ ask-billboard-1001015119. story). Billboard. . [5] "BPI certifications" (http:/ / www. bpi. co. uk/ certifiedawards/ search. aspx). British Phonographic Industry. . Retrieved 2011-12-23. [6] "Expresson's article on Roxette's history (part 3)" (http:/ / web. archive. org/ web/ 20010605042251/ http:/ / www. expressen. se/ article. asp?id=63791) (in Swedish). www.archive.org. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. expressen. se/ article. asp?id=63791) on 2001-06-05. . Retrieved 2009-09-28. [7] "Tourism album 2009 re-release info" (http:/ / www. thelookforroxette. com/ releases. html?id=2548). www.thelookforroxette.com. . [8] "Austrian Certifications" (http:/ / www. ifpi. at/ ?section=goldplatin). IFPI Austria. . [9] "Canadian Certifications" (http:/ / www. musiccanada. com/ GPSearchResult. aspx?st=& ica=False& sa=roxette& sl=& smt=0& sat=-1& ssb=Artist). Music Canada. . [10] Kulta- ja platinalevyt IFPI.fi (http:/ / ifpi. fi/ tilastot/ artistit/ roxette) [11] "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Roxette;'=Tourism')" (http:/ / www. musikindustrie. de/ gold_platin_datenbank/ ?action=suche& strTitel==Tourism& strInterpret=Roxette& strTtArt=alle& strAwards=checked) (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. . [12] "Swedish Certifications 1987-1998" (http:/ / www. ifpi. se/ wp-content/ uploads/ guld-platina-1987-1998. pdf). IFPI Sweden. . [13] "Swiss Certifications 1992" (http:/ / www. swisscharts. com/ awards. asp?year=1992). Swiss IFPI. .

External links
Tourism (Roxette album) (http://musicbrainz.org/release/4998ad1d-7335-4cfb-a9a7-8189ccdec42e) at MusicBrainz

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Crash! Boom! Bang!


Crash! Boom! Bang!
Studio album by Roxette Released 9 April 1994

Recorded February 1993 January 1994 Genre Label EMI Studios, (Stockholm) Mayfair Studios, (London) Capri Digital Studios, (Italy) Isola di Capri, (Italy) Tits & Ass Studio, (Halmstad)

Pop, Jazz, Rock EMI

Producer Clarence fwerman Roxette chronology

Tourism (1992)

Crash! Boom! Bang! (1994)

Rarities (1995)

Favorites from Crash! Boom! Bang! McDonald's promotional cover Singles from Crash! Boom! Bang! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

"Sleeping in My Car"
Released: 7 March 1994

"Crash! Boom! Bang!"


Released: 9 May 1994

"Fireworks"
Released: 1994

"Run to You"
Released: 14 November 1994

"Vulnerable"
Released: 27 March 1995

Professional ratings Review scores


Source Allmusic Entertainment Weekly LA Times C+ [2] [3] Rating [1]

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Crash! Boom! Bang! is Roxette's fifth studio album, released on 9 April 1994.

Crash! Boom! Bang! Though highly successful in Europe and South America, the album was badly marketed by EMI in the United States. A shorter version of the album was made available a few months earlier, as a special deal at the McDonald's restaurant chain, called Favorites from Crash! Boom! Bang!. The Japanese version includes the track "Almost Unreal", which was (for unknown reasons) entitled "It's Almost Unreal". In the UK a vinyl version of the album was also released, despite CDs taking over as the mainstream format. "Sleeping in My Car", "Crash! Boom! Bang!", "Fireworks", "Run to You" and "Vulnerable" were released as singles.

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Track listings
All Songs Published By Jimmy Fun Music, except "Go To Sleep" (Jimmy Fun Music/Shock The Music). All songs written and composed by Per Gessle, except where noted.
No. Title 1. "Harleys & Indians (Riders in the Sky)" 2. "Crash! Boom! Bang!" 3. "Fireworks" 4. "Run to You" 5. "Sleeping in My Car" 6. "Vulnerable" 7. "The First Girl on the Moon" 8. "Place Your Love" 9. "I Love the Sound of Crashing Guitars" 10. "What's She Like?" 11. "Do You Wanna Go the Whole Way?" 12. "Lies" (Music: Mats Persson & Gessle) 13. "I'm Sorry" 14. "Love Is All (Shine Your Light on Me)" 15. "Go to Sleep" (Music: Marie Fredriksson) Total length: Length 3:15 5:02 3:58 3:39 3:47 5:03 3:11 3:09 4:49 4:16 4:11 3:41 3:10 6:41 3:58 1:01:50

All songs written and composed by Per Gessle, except where noted.
Japanese release No. Title 1. "Harleys & Indians (Riders in the Sky)" 2. "Crash! Boom! Bang!" 3. "Fireworks" 4. "Run to You" 5. "Sleeping in My Car" 6. "Vulnerable" 7. "The First Girl on the Moon" 8. "Place Your Love" Length 3:45 5:02 3:58 3:39 3:46 5:01 3:00 3:10

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9. "I Love the Sound of Crashing Guitars" 10. "What's She Like?" 11. "Do You Wanna Go the Whole Way?" 12. "Almost Unreal" 13. "Lies" (Music: Mats Persson & Gessle) 14. "I'm Sorry" 15. "Love Is All (Shine Your Light on Me)" 16. "Go to Sleep" (Music: Marie Fredriksson) Total length: 4:48 4:14 4:11 3:59 3:41 3:10 6:41 3:59 1:02:05

Favorites from Crash! Boom! Bang! McDonald's CD No. Title 1. "Harleys & Indians (Riders in the Sky)" 2. "Run to You" 3. "Crash! Boom! Bang!" 4. "I Love the Sound of Crashing Guitars" 5. "Do You Wanna Go the Whole Way?" 6. "The First Girl on the Moon" 7. "Place Your Love" 8. "Lies" 9. "I'm Sorry" 10. "Go to Sleep" Total length: Length 3:45 3:39 5:02 4:48 4:09 3:02 3:07 3:34 3:13 4:00 38:20

2009 remastered release CD bonus tracks No. Title 16. "Almost Unreal" 17. "Crazy About You" (B-side to "You Don't Understand Me") 18. "See Me" (B-side to "Salvation") Total length: Length 3:57 3:59 3:44 73:36

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2009 remastered release iTunes only bonus tracks No. Title 16. "Better Off on Her Own" (B-side to "Stars") 17. "Always Breaking My Heart" (Demo) Total length: Length 2:49 3:08 67:52

Singles "Sleeping in My Car" 1. "Sleeping in My Car" (Single edit) 2. "The Look" (MTV unplugged) 3. "Sleeping in My Car" (The Stockholm Demo Version) "Crash! Boom! Bang!" 1. "Crash! Boom! Bang!" (Single edit) 2. "Joyride" (MTV unplugged) 3. "Run To You" (Demo) "Fireworks" 1. 2. 3. 4. "Fireworks" (Single edit) "Dangerous" (MTV unplugged) "Fireworks" (Jesus Jones Remix) "The Rain" (Demo)

"Run to You" 1. 2. 3. 4. "Run to You" "Don't Believe in Accidents" (Demo) "Almost Unreal" (Demo) "Crash! Boom! Bang!" (Demo)

"Vulnerable" 1. 2. 3. 4. "Vulnerable" (Single edit) "The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye" "Vulnerable" (Demo) "I'm Sorry" (Demo)

Charts
Album

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Country Australia Canada Germany Hungary Netherlands Norway Sweden Switzerland UK Poland

Position Certification 2 13 2 9 6 6 1 1 3 2x Platinum Platinum Gold Gold [5] [6] Gold Platinum [4]

Personnel
Marie Fredriksson: vocals Per Gessle: vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, dobro, harmonica Pelle Sirn: electric and acoustic guitars Jalle Lorensson: harmonica Jonas Isacsson: electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin M. P. Persson: electric guitars, mandolin, drums, percussion Janne Oldaeus: electric guitars Clarence fwerman: keyboards, programming Anders Herrlin: bass, programming Pelle Alsing, Nicki Wallin, Christer Jansson, Alar Suurna: drums, percussion Vicki Benckert, Staffan fwerman: backing vocals

Arranged and produced by Clarence fwerman Favorites From Crash! Boom! Bang! was produced by CEMA Special Markets.

References
[1] Allmusic review (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r204135) [2] Entertainment Weekly review (http:/ / www. ew. com/ ew/ article/ 0,,303960,00. html) [3] Rosenbluth, Jean (1994-10-23). "LA Times review" (http:/ / articles. latimes. com/ 1994-10-23/ entertainment/ ca-53553_1_silly-lyrics). LA Times. . Retrieved 2011-12-23. [4] "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('Crash! Boom! Bang!')" (http:/ / www. musikindustrie. de/ gold_platin_datenbank/ ?action=suche& strTitel=Crash!+ Boom!+ Bang!& strInterpret=& strTtArt=alle& strAwards=checked) (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. . [5] "BPI searchable certification database" (http:/ / www. bpi. co. uk/ certifiedawards/ search. aspx). British Phonographic Industry. . Retrieved 2011-10-20. [6] "Polish certification database" (http:/ / zpav. pl/ plyty. asp?page=zlote& lang=pl). ZPAV. . Retrieved 2011-10-20.

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External links
Crash! Boom! Bang! (15 tracks) (http://musicbrainz.org/release/8dbf89dc-ff9e-45e3-ac43-2b82afee28ad) at MusicBrainz Crash! Boom! Bang! (16 tracks) (http://musicbrainz.org/release/ec301dad-1069-4c50-811a-eacb0ec0a6c2) at MusicBrainz

Have a Nice Day


Have a Nice Day
Studio album by Roxette Released Recorded 22 February 1999 JanuaryOctober 1998 El Cortijo Studios (Marbella) Atlantis, Cosmos and Polar Studios (Stockholm)

Genre Label Producer

Pop EMI Clarence fwerman Marie Fredriksson Per Gessle Michael Ilbert Roxette chronology

Baladas En Espaol (1996)

Have a Nice Day (1999)

Room Service (2001)

Singles from Have a Nice Day 1. 2. 3. 4.

"Wish I Could Fly"


Released: 1 February 1999

"Anyone"
Released: 10 May 1999

"Stars"
Released: 26 July 1999

"Salvation"
Released: 22 November 1999

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Professional ratings Review scores


Source Allmusic NA NME Rating [1] [2] [3]

Have a Nice Day is the sixth studio album by Swedish pop duo Roxette, released worldwide in March 1999. This was the first international Roxette release in 4 years and their first brand new studio album since 1994's Crash! Boom! Bang! The album was not released in the U.S. as the duo were no longer signed to a record label there. Additional Spanish language versions of "Wish I Could Fly", "Anyone" and "Salvation" were included as bonus tracks in some Spanish-speaking countries.[4]

Chart performance
The album was a success in various European countries and Latin American countries, reaching the top three in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Sweden. However in the UK, it stalled at #28, failing to emulate the Top 5 success of all their previous albums.

Single releases
"Wish I Could Fly", the first single, was a sizable hit and was one of the most frequently played songs in Europe during 1999. In the UK the single peaked at #11 on the UK charts, the highest singles chart position for Roxette there since 1993. The second single to be released from the album was the ballad "Anyone". "Anyone" failed to make any impact on the charts. The controversial video, directed by long-time collaborator Jonas Akerlund, ends with a distressed Fredriksson committing suicide. The video was the banned by MTV, due to the video's sensitive content.[5] The poor chart showing by "Anyone" meant EMI UK decided against releasing the single, even though they had already sent out promo CDs to radio DJs and the media.[6] The third single from the album was the techno-driven dance number "Stars", which garnered some success in Europe, particularly in Scandinavian countries. The final single from the album was "Salvation", which reached the Top 20 in Finland but little success elsewhere.

Other information
The track "It Will Take a Long Long Time" was featured in the Julia Roberts and Richard Gere romantic comedy Runaway Bride, though it was not included on the soundtrack album. Have a Nice Day was the first ever Roxette album to feature a track solely written by Marie Fredriksson ("Waiting for the Rain"). In Arab countries the naked babies on the sleeve had to be removed for religious reasons, so a special edition of the album was made.[4] The success of Have a Nice Day saw Roxette win the 'Highest Selling Scandinavian Act' at the 2000 World Music Awards.[7] For the Awards Gala, Roxette chose to perform lead single "Wish I Could Fly".

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Track listings
CD All songs written and composed by Per Gessle, except where noted. Spanish lyrics by Luis Gmez Escolar.
No. Title 1. "Crush on You" 2. "Wish I Could Fly" 3. "You Can't Put Your Arms Around What's Already Gone" 4. "Waiting for the Rain" (Marie Fredriksson) 5. "Anyone" 6. "It Will Take a Long Long Time" 7. "7Twenty7" 8. "I Was So Lucky" 9. "Stars" 10. "Salvation" 11. "Pay the Price" 12. "Cooper" 13. "Staring at the Ground" 14. "Beautiful Things" (Fredriksson/Gessle) Total length: Length 3:35 4:40 3:30 3:37 4:31 4:03 3:53 4:17 3:56 4:38 3:48 4:17 2:58 3:48 55:31

Spanish speaking regions bonus tracks No. Title 15. "Quisiera volar" (Spanish version of "Wish I Could Fly") 16. "Alguien" (Spanish version of "Anyone") 17. "Lo siento" (Spanish version of "Salvation") Total length: Length 4:45 2:59 3:49 69:58

2009 Remastered Release CD bonus tracks No. Title 15. "It Hurts" 16. "Myth" (Demo) 17. "Makin' Love to You"

[8] Length

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2009 Remastered Release iTunes only bonus tracks No. Title 15. "Little Miss Sorrow" 16. "Happy Together" 17. "Anyone/I love How You Love Me" (Demo) 18. "New World" (Demo) 19. "Better Off on Her Own" (Demo) 20. "Staring at the Ground" (Demo) 21. "7Twenty7" (Demo) 22. "It Will Take a Long Long Time" (Modern Rock Version) Length

Singles
"Wish I Could Fly" 1. "Wish I Could Fly" 2. "Happy Together" 3. "Wish I Could Fly" (Demo, November 1997) "Anyone" 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. "Anyone" "Anyone" (T&A Demo, July 29, 1998) "Cooper" (Closer to God) "You Don't Understand Me" (Abbey Road Version, November 15, 1995) "Wish I Could Fly" (Enhanced Video)

"Stars" 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. "Stars" (Almighty Single Version) "Better Off on Her Own" "I Was So Lucky" (T&A Demo) "7Twenty7" (T&A Demo) "Stars" "Anyone" (Enhanced Video)

"Salvation" 1. 2. 3. 4. "Salvation" (Single Version) "See Me" "Crazy About You" (Crash! Boom! Bang! version) "Stars" (Enhanced Video)

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Production
Clarence Ofwerman: Production, Mixing Per Gessle: Production, Mixing Marie Fredriksson: Production, Mixing Michael Ilbert: Production, Mixing George Marino: Mastering

Personnel
Marie Fredriksson: Piano, Keyboards, Vocals Clarence Ofwerman: Bass, Synthesizers, Keyboards, Piano, Programming Jonas Isaacson: Electric & Acoustic Guitars Christoffer Lundquist: Bass, Backing Vocals Christer Jansson: Drums, Percussion Hasse Dyvik: Trumpet Anders Evaldsson: Trombone

Charts
Title Peak chart positions (1999)

[9][10] Have a Nice Day "Wish I Could Fly" "Anyone" "Stars" "Salvation" 1 4 35 13 46

SWE

[11] 28 11 56 -

UK

[12][13] 8 9 9 18

FIN

GER
[14] 2 26 62 23 80

[15][16] 3 11 14 4 -

AUT

ITA

[17][18] 2 12 30 30 -

SWI

[19][20] 12 35 73 74 -

NLD

NOR
[21]

6 13 11 -

References
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External links
Have a Nice Day (14 tracks) (http://musicbrainz.org/release/ec0cc5b5-57d7-4e98-b522-abbc812eb9af) at MusicBrainz Have a Nice Day (17 tracks) (http://musicbrainz.org/release/5d6fb113-1d39-40fc-b5ee-344e53a1abcd) at MusicBrainz

Room Service
Room Service
Studio album by Roxette Released Recorded 3 April 2001 January 2000January 2001, Genre Length Label Producer Atlantis Studios (Stockholm) Polar Studios (Stockholm)

Pop 43:40 EMI Clarence fwerman, Per Gessle & Marie Fredriksson Roxette chronology

Have a Nice Day (1999)

Room Service (2001)

The Ballad Hits (2002)

Singles from Room Service 1. 2. 3.

"The Centre of the Heart"


Released: 2001

"Real Sugar"
Released: 2001

"Milk and Toast and Honey"


Released: 2001

Room Service is an album released by Swedish pop duo Roxette, on 3 April 2001. The album topped the Swedish charts and reached the upper regions of the charts in many European countries, peaking at #3 in Germany, but was largely ignored in the United Kingdom, peaking only at #120 there. The album wasn't released in the United States

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Production
The album was a shorter effort than their previous release Have a Nice Day. "The Centre of the Heart" was originally recorded during the Have a Nice Day sessions but was left off the album.

Singles
The album produced three singles; "The Centre of the Heart", "Real Sugar" and "Milk & Toast & Honey". "The Centre of the Heart" peaked at #1 in Sweden and was a minor hit in various European countries. The second single, "Real Sugar", was not a commercial success, and the third and final single, "Milk & Toast & Honey", was the only single from Room Service to be released in the U.K. but was also ultimately unsuccessful.

Critical reception
Professional reviews Review scores
Source Allmusic Aftonbladet Expressen Gteborgs-Posten The Guardian MTV Asia Yahoo! Music Rating [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

Room Service received a mixed response from critics. "Probably the best Roxette album since Joyride", wrote Leslie Mathew of Allmusic. Room Service is an exciting, immediate, high-gloss pop gem that contains very little filler indeed.".[1] Chili Paddy from MTV Asia also praised the album, "There are many potential hit singles here such as the glorious chirpy sing-along 'Real Sugar'".[6] Carol Sullivan from UK newspaper The Guardian disliked the album, and wrote, "Fredriksson's vocals are compelling yet curiously unengaged as she tries to negotiate Per Gessle's lyrics."[5] Per Bjurman, from Swedish newspaper, Aftonbladet, bluntly put "It (the album) is not very good.", and thought the album was not original, "Many songs sound like covers of old Roxette material. Perhaps inevitable when you return to 'roots', but a little more imagination may be required." He did praise the three singles, "Real Sugar", "The Centre of the Heart" and "Milk and Toast and Honey", which he called "Roxette's strongest ballad since 'It Must Have Been Love' and 'Listen to Your Heart'", but ended the review with "Roxette is not finished. But soon, I suspect."[2] The verse from "Jefferson": "Jefferson was always out of luck/I remember when we both grew up/ Jefferson got hit by a westbound truck/I guess that didn't make him look like a million bucks.", also brought a mixed response. Simon P. Ward from Yahoo! Music called the verse a "lyrical gem",[7] while Carol Sullivan from The Guardian put "one of the worst first verses in history."[5] Ward additionally noted that "You Make My Head Go Pop", "...has everything and the kitchen sink thrown into it - keyboards, techno beats, the guitar riff from the Stones' 'Satisfaction' and strings."[7] In more recent years, Anders Nunstedt from Expressen gave more critical overviews to the album. In one article while talking about all of Roxette's studio albums, he said it was, "Outdated, unattractive and also relatively

Room Service unmusical."[8] While in another comment he stated "On Have a Nice Day, you heard a band that has lost it's compass. You do not have to listen carefully to Room Service to hear the sound of a duo who have been lost in the woods so long that the search ended.[9]

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Artwork
The visual theme to the album sleeve and promo shots, photographed by Jonas kerlund, was shot at the Californian hotel The Madonna Inn.[10] The video for "The Centre of the Heart", directed by kerlund, was shot at the hotel.[11] The video became the most expensive Roxette video ever produced, surpassing long-time title holder "Spending My Time" from their 1991 Joyride album.

European tour
The Room Service World Tour 2001 was Roxette's first tour in over six years, and saw the duo perform live in many parts of Europe except the UK. Concerts planned in South Africa were cancelled after the September 11 terrorist attacks.[12] On reviewing one of their concerts, Bjurman from Aftonbladet was critical of the duo's chosen playlist and suggested that the duo had become too stuck in their past glories.[13] Johan Lindqvist from Gteborgs-Posten was more positive, scoring their Munich concert four stars.[14]

Track listings
CD All songs written and composed by Per Gessle, except "Little Girl" written and composed by Marie Fredriksson.
No. Title 1. "Real Sugar" 2. "The Centre of the Heart" 3. "Milk and Toast and Honey" 4. "Jefferson" 5. "Little Girl" 6. "Looking for Jane" 7. "Bringing Me Down to My Knees" 8. "Make My Head Go Pop" 9. "Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)" 10. "Fool" 11. "It Takes You No Time to Get Here" 12. "My World, My Love, My Life" 13. "Entering Your Heart" (Extended Version, Bonus track - Japan only) Total length: Length 3:17 3:23 4:04 3:51 3:37 3:20 3:49 3:23 3:13 3:53 3:36 4:03 4:34 48:04

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2009 Remastered Release CD bonus tracks No. Title 13. "Entering Your Heart (Edit Version)" 14. "The Weight of The World" 15. "Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla (You Broke My Heart)" Length 4:00 2:52 4:37

2009 Remastered Release iTunes only bonus tracks No. Title 13. "Every Day" 14. "Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla (You Broke My Heart)" (Demo) 15. "All I Ever Wanted" (Demo) 16. "Stupid (Roxette Version)" 3:26 Length 3:26

Singles
"The Centre of the Heart" 1. "The Centre of the Heart" 2. "Entering Your Heart (Edit Version)" 3. "Entering Your Heart (Extended Version)" "Real Sugar" 1. 2. 3. 4. "Real Sugar" "It Will Take a Long Long Time" (Modern Rock Version) "Real Sugar" (Shooting Star Treatment) "The Centre of the Heart" (Enhanced Video)

"Milk and Toast and Honey" 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. "Milk and Toast and Honey" "Milk and Toast and Honey" (Active Dance Remix) "Milk and Toast and Honey" (Shooting Star Treatment) "Milk and Toast and Honey" (T&A Demo, August 2 and 3rd 1999) "Real Sugar" (Enhanced Video)

Credits
The words & music to all tracks by Per Gessle. Except "Little Girl"; words & music by Marie Fredriksson. Produced by Clarence fwerman, Gessle & Fredriksson. Tracks 1, 9 & 11, published by Jimmy Fun Music. Track 5 published by Shock the Music. All other tracks published by HipHappy.

Programming by Clarence fwerman & Shooting Star with MP Persson & Gessle. Keyboards: fwerman, Persson & Gessle. Electric & acoustic guitars: Gessle, Christoffer Lundquist, Jonas Isacsson, Persson, David Birde & Mattias Thorell. Bass guitar: Lundquist. 12 string acoustic guitar: Gessle & Lundquist.

Room Service Live drums: Christer Jansson.

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Charts
Album
Country Austria Finland Germany Hungary Netherlands Norway Poland Sweden Switzerland UK Position Certification 4 10 3 18 80 7 3 1 2 120 --Gold Gold --------Platinum Gold --[17] [15] [16]

[18]

External links
Room Service (12 tracks) [19] at MusicBrainz Room Service (13 tracks) [20] at MusicBrainz

References
[1] "Allmusic's review of Room Service" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r527262). Rovi Corporation. . Retrieved 2009-02-06. [2] "Aftonbladet's review of Room Service" (http:/ / www. aftonbladet. se/ nojesbladet/ article16045. ab). Aftonbladet. . Retrieved 2009-02-06. [3] "Expressen's review of Room Service" (http:/ / web. archive. org/ web/ 20010413125655/ http:/ / www. expressen. se/ article. asp?id=62179). expressen. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. expressen. se/ article. asp?id=62179) on 2001-04-13. . Retrieved 2009-12-10. [4] "Gteborgs-Posten's review of Room Service" (http:/ / web. archive. org/ web/ 20011121143229/ http:/ / www2. gp. se/ gp/ jsp/ Crosslink. jsp?d=172& a=24191). Gteborgs-Posten. Archived from the original (http:/ / www2. gp. se/ gp/ jsp/ Crosslink. jsp?d=172& a=24191) on 2001-11-21. . Retrieved 2009-12-10. [5] Aizlewood, John (2001-04-06). "The Guardian's review of Room Service" (http:/ / www. guardian. co. uk/ lifeandstyle/ 2001/ apr/ 06/ shopping). London: The Guardian. . Retrieved 2009-02-06. [6] "MTV Asia's review of Room Service" (http:/ / web. archive. org/ web/ 20080203233607/ www. mtvasia. com/ Review/ CD/ C2001050301. html). MTV Asia. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. mtvasia. com/ Review/ CD/ C2001050301. html) on 2008-02-03. . Retrieved 2011-01-07. [7] "Yahoo! Music's review of Room Service" (http:/ / web. archive. org/ web/ 20110613162217/ http:/ / uk. launch. yahoo. com/ l_reviews_a/ 19252. html). 2001-04-09. Archived from the original (http:/ / uk. launch. yahoo. com/ l_reviews_a/ 19252. html) on 2011-06-13. . Retrieved 2011-10-24. [8] Nunstedt, Anders (2011-02-01). "Nunstedt om Roxettes studioalbum" (http:/ / www. expressen. se/ noje/ 1. 2313664/ nunstedt-om-roxettes-studioalbum). Expressen. . Retrieved 2012-01-14. [9] Nunstedt, Anders (2006-10-18). "Roxette - Roxette hits!" (http:/ / www. expressen. se/ noje/ recensioner/ skivor/ 1. 443272/ roxette-roxette-hitsm). Expressen. . Retrieved 2012-01-14. [10] Room Service CD liner notes. [11] "Roxette bio at D&D management" (http:/ / www. dndmanagement. com/ index. php/ biographyroxetteeng). . [12] "Roxette's official website-from archive" (http:/ / web. archive. org/ web/ 20011122222315/ http:/ / www. roxette. se/ news. php?news_id=125). Roxette's official website. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. roxette. se/ news. php?news_id=125) on November 22, 2001. . [13] "Aftonbladet's review of Roxette concert" (http:/ / www. aftonbladet. se/ nojesbladet/ musik/ live/ article45090. ab). Aftonbladet. . Retrieved 2009-02-06.

Room Service
[14] "Gteborgs-Posten's review of Munich concert" (http:/ / web. archive. org/ web/ 20011023102032/ http:/ / www2. gp. se/ gp/ jsp/ Crosslink. jsp?d=286& a=37107) (in Swedish). Gteborgs-Posten. Archived from the original (http:/ / www2. gp. se/ gp/ jsp/ Crosslink. jsp?d=286& a=37107) on 2001-10-23. . [15] "Finland Certifications" (http:/ / www. ifpi. fi/ tilastot/ artistit/ roxette). IFPI Finland. . [16] "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Roxette;'Room+Service')" (http:/ / www. musikindustrie. de/ gold_platin_datenbank/ ?action=suche& strTitel=Room+ Service& strInterpret=Roxette& strTtArt=alle& strAwards=checked) (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. . [17] "Swedish Certifications 2001" (http:/ / www. ifpi. se/ wp/ wp-content/ uploads/ ar-20013. pdf). IFPI Sweden. . [18] "Swiss Certifications 2001" (http:/ / www. swisscharts. com/ awards. asp?year=2001). Swiss IFPI. . [19] http:/ / musicbrainz. org/ release/ 308101b3-67ed-4f64-98f8-cd7287d72db0 [20] http:/ / musicbrainz. org/ release/ 17cb841b-67c2-4a1b-ab12-e8ffb4c8b313

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Charm School
Charm School
Studio album by Roxette Released 11 February 2011

Recorded 20092010, Aerosol Grey Machine Studio, Vallarum (Sweden) Genre Length Label Jangle Pop/Power Pop 39:30 EMI

Producer Clarence fwerman Christoffer Lundquist Per Gessle Marie Fredriksson Roxette chronology

The Rox Box/Roxette 86-06 (2006)

Charm School (2011)

Travelling (2012)

Singles from Charm School 1. 2. 3. 4.

"She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)"


Released: 7 January 2011

"Speak to Me"
Released: 18 April 2011

"Way Out"
Released: 10 June 2011

"No One Makes It On Her Own"


Released: 28 November 2011

Charm School is the eighth studio album by Swedish pop duo Roxette, released on 11 February 2011. It is Roxette's first studio album since 2001's Room Service[1] and was the duo's biggest chart success since 1992's Tourism in countries like Germany and Switzerland, where it reached number one. According to their official website, the album was released on CD and LP. A deluxe edition, including a bonus CD with 12 live tracks was also available. These songs were recorded in Saint Petersburg, Halmstad and Stavanger during their 2010 Tour.[2] Charm School had been certificated Gold in Sweden, Austria, Germany, Russia and Czech Republic within 4 months of its release, and was eventually certified Platinum in Germany for shipments of over 200,000 units.[3]

Charm School A digital-only American release for the album was released on July 26, 2011. In November 28, the album was re-released under the title Charm School Revisited with a bonus disc containing demo versions of every track from the album, plus two remixes of "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" and one of "Speak to Me".

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Background
On 23 October 2009, the Swedish newspaper Expressen reported that Roxette were recording new songs. Per stated that he had been working on new material for an upcoming album since May 2009.[4]

Critical reception
Professional ratings Review scores
Source The AU Review BBC Allmusic Dagens Nyheter Expressen Gteborgs-Posten Svenska Dagbladet (positive) [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] Rating [5]

Charm School was chosen as BBC Radio 2's album of the week for the week commencing 21 March 2011. It received a positive review from BBC music critic Chris Roberts, he comments; "Charm School is loaded with punchy, hook-riddled anthems that can only be described as absolute belters. From the opening surge of "Way Out", a sonic sibling to Joan Jett's "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" only even bigger, louder and dumber, this album consummately achieves its goals and then some."[6] While Erlewine from Allmusic wrote; "Roxette may be a band out of time on Charm School but, well, thats their charm: theyre still unapologetically big pop, they still celebrate melody over everything else."[7] SPIN magazine voted Charm School the 15th best pop album in 2011, saying "Even more influential than ABBA on the Swedes behind Britney, Kelly and Ke$ha, these masters of the pre-grunge pop airwaves return from the near-dead for a thrilling third act of classic rock riffage, supercharged sugar hooks, and soul-aching choruses bigger than the national debt".[12] Reception from Swedish newspapers was less positive, Anders Nunstedt from Expressen wrote, "Charm School is a clear return to the successful sound the duo had. Just a little boring. Without the former charm." Charm School is middle-of-the-road pop at 70 kph with no specific destination."[9] Andres Lokko form Svenska Dagbladet gave a scathing review, scoring the album one star and said "Often I found myself thinking about how there is too much pop music, to ever be able to find a single reason for this album's existence."[11]

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Track listing
All songs written and composed by Per Gessle.
No. Title 1. "Way Out" 2. "No One Makes It on Her Own" 3. "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" 4. "Speak to Me" 5. "I'm Glad You Called" 6. "Only When I Dream" 7. "Dream On" 8. "Big Black Cadillac" 9. "In My Own Way" 10. "After All" 11. "Happy on the Outside" 12. "Sitting on Top of the World" Length 2:45 3:42 3:33 3:41 2:48 3:52 3:09 3:05 3:30 3:15 3:37 3:55

iTunes only bonus track No. Title 13. "It Must Have Been Love" (Live in St. Petersburg 2010) Length 6:01

Deluxe Edition bonus disc No. Title 1. "Dressed for Success" (Live in St. Petersburg 2010) 2. "Sleeping in My Car" (Live in Stavanger 2010) 3. "Wish I Could Fly" (Live in St. Petersburg 2010) 4. "7Twenty7" (Live in Halmstad 2010) 5. "Perfect Day" (Live in St. Petersburg 2010) 6. "Things Will Never Be the Same" (Live in St. Petersburg 2010) 7. "How Do You Do!/Dangerous" (Live in Stavanger 2010) 8. "Silver Blue" (Live in St. Petersburg 2010) 9. "Joyride" (Live in St. Petersburg 2010) 10. "Listen to Your Heart" (Live in St. Petersburg 2010) 11. "The Look" (Live in Halmstad 2010) 12. "Church of Your Heart" (Live in St. Petersburg 2010) Length 4:36 3:41 4:51 3:57 3:19 3:00 6:55 5:10 4:27 5:46 6:23 4:46

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Charm School Revisited CD 2 No. Title 1. "Way Out" (Demo January 25, 2010) 2. "No One Makes It on Her Own" (Demo July 26, 2010) 3. "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" (Demo August 7, 2009) 4. "Speak to Me" (Demo July 13, 2010) 5. "I'm Glad You Called" (Demo November 19, 2009 at The Westin Hotel, Rotterdam) 6. "Only When I Dream" (Demo August 7, 2009) 7. "Dream On" (Demo January 25, 2010) 8. "Big Black Cadillac" (Demo July 2, 2010) 9. "In My Own Way" (Demo August 7, 2009) 10. "After All" (Demo July 27, 2010) 11. "Happy on the Outside" (Demo August 17, 2005) 12. "Sitting on Top of the World" (Demo July 13, 2010) 13. "Speak To Me" (Bassflow Remake) 14. "Shes Got Nothing On (But The Radio)" (Adam Rickfors Radio Edit) 15. "Shes Got Nothing On (But The Radio)" (Adrian Lux Remix Original Version) Length 2:22 3:18 2:30 3:33 2:40 3:33 2:53 3:02 2:53 3:22 2:27 2:45 3:37 3:28 5:34

Vinyl Edition
According to a news entry on their official website, from 26 December 2010 the LP will contain a longer version of "No One Makes It on Her Own" (3:58) and a slower version of "Speak to Me".[13] However, the version of "Speak To Me" featured on the LP release is actually identical to the cd release version.

Outtakes
"Charm School"[14] (later retitled "Touched by the Hand of God" and included on their next studio album Travelling)[15]

Charts
Chart (2011) Peak position [16] 1 49 2 27 57 1 11 21 Gold [22] Certification

Argentinian Albums Chart Australian Albums Chart Austrian Albums Chart Belgium (Flanders)

[17]

[18]

[19] [20] [21] [23]

Belgium (Wallonia)

Czech Albums Chart

Danish Albums Chart Dutch Albums Chart

[24]

Charm School
[25] [26] [28]

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22 1 1 15 [30] 16 45 [31] 26 16 8 14 2 1 Gold [35] Platinum [27][3]

Finnish Albums Chart

German Albums Chart

German Downloads Chart Greek Albums Chart [29]

Hungarian Albums Chart Italian Albums Chart

Norwegian Albums Chart [32] Polish Album Charts Russian Album Charts Spanish Albums Chart

[33] [34] [24]

Swedish Albums Chart Swiss Albums Chart

[36]

Year-end charts
Chart (2011) Austrian Albums Chart German Albums Chart Swiss Albums Chart [37] Position 56 26 19

[38]

[39]

References
[1] "Roxette turn on the charm" (http:/ / www. emimusic. com/ blog/ 2010/ roxette-turn-on-the-charm). EMI. . [2] "Charm School deluxe" (http:/ / www. dailyroxette. com/ node/ 18843). www.dailyroxette.com. . [3] "Charm School goes platinum in Germany" (http:/ / roxetteblog. com/ 2012/ 03/ 06/ charm-school-goes-platinum-in-germany/ ). http:/ / roxetteblog. com/ . . [4] "Roxette spelar in nytt material" (http:/ / www. kvp. se/ noje/ musik/ 1. 1754031/ roxette-spelar-in-nytt-material) (in Swedish). Expressen. 2009-10-23. . Retrieved 2012-01-09. [5] Nick Mason (2011-02-07). "The AU review" (http:/ / www. theaureview. com/ albums/ roxette-charm-school-2011-lp). The AU Review. . Retrieved 2011-02-05. [6] "BBC Charm School review" (http:/ / www. bbc. co. uk/ music/ reviews/ 3fq4). BBC online. . Retrieved 2011-03-19. [7] Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "allmusic review" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ charm-school-r2128979). . Retrieved 2011-08-05. [8] Hansson, Nils (2011-02-09). "Roxette: Charm School" (http:/ / www. dn. se/ kultur-noje/ skivrecensioner/ roxette-charm-school). Dagens Nyheter. . Retrieved 2012-01-17. [9] Nunstedt, Anders (2011-02-01). "Roxettes "Charm school" saknar charm [Roxette's Charm School lacks charm]" (http:/ / kvp. expressen. se/ 1. 2313510). Expressen. . Retrieved 2012-01-09. [10] Andersson, Jan (2011-02-09). "Roxette: Charm School" (http:/ / www. gp. se/ kulturnoje/ musik/ 1. 547165-roxette-charm-school). Gteborgs-Posten. . Retrieved 2012-01-17. [11] Lokko, Andres (2011-02-11). "terkomst som saknar charm [Comeback lacking charm]". Svenska Dagbladet. [12] "20 best pop albums of 2011" (http:/ / www. spin. com/ articles/ spins-20-best-pop-albums-2011?page=0,1). Spin magazine. 2011-12-15. . Retrieved 2012-01-09. [13] Roxette News (http:/ / www. roxette. se/ index. php?d=1& page=6) [14] Per tells TDR that he ad Marie are "thrilled" with what's to come in 2011 The Daily Roxette (http:/ / www. dailyroxette. com/ node/ 18853) [15] Travelling Tracklist (http:/ / dailyroxette. com/ 2012/ travelling-tracklist/ )

Charm School
[16] "Ranking Mensual Pop" (http:/ / adminlic. capif. org. ar/ sis_resultados_rankings_web. aspx). CAPIF. 2011-02-01. . Retrieved 2011-09-03. [17] "Charm School Charts" (http:/ / acharts. us/ album/ 61141). aCharts'. 2011-02-21. . Retrieved 2011-02-21. [18] "Austrian Charts" (http:/ / www. gotv. at/ charts_detail. php?id=10). GoTV. . Retrieved 2011-02-22. [19] "Belgian charts archive" (http:/ / www. ultratop. be/ nl/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=Charm+ School& cat=a). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2011-02-18. [20] "Belgian charts archive" (http:/ / www. ultratop. be/ fr/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=Charm+ School& cat=a). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2011-02-25. [21] "NS IFPI" (http:/ / www. ifpicr. cz/ hitparada/ index. php?a=titul& hitparada=14& titul=148905& sec=d1bcf07ba3b62691d3ae912d7c23619b) (in Czech). Hitparda TOP50 Prodejn. IFPI Czech Republic. . Retrieved 2012-03-28. [22] Roxette receives golden record for Charm School (http:/ / roxetteblog. com/ 2011/ 06/ 07/ roxette-receives-golden-record-for-charm-school/ ) [23] "Danish Album Charts" (http:/ / www. hitlisterne. dk/ ). IFPI Denmark. . Retrieved 2011-02-25. [24] "Charm School Charts" (http:/ / acharts. us/ album/ 61141). aCharts'. 2011-02-18. . Retrieved 2011-02-18. [25] "Finnish Charm School Charts" (http:/ / www. finnishcharts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=Charm+ School& cat=a). Hung Medien. 2011-02-25. . Retrieved 2011-02-25. [26] "Roxette, Charm School German charts archive" (http:/ / www. charts. de/ album. asp?artist=Roxette& title=Charm+ School& cat=a& country=de). Media Control Charts. . Retrieved 2011-02-21. [27] "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Roxette)" (http:/ / www. musikindustrie. de/ gold_platin_datenbank/ ?action=suche& strTitel=& strInterpret=Roxette& strTtArt=alle& strAwards=checked) (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. . Retrieved 2012-01-09. [28] Lady Gaga strmt internationale Download-Charts (http:/ / www. media-control. de/ lady-gaga-stuermt-internationale-download-charts. html) [29] "Greek Album Charts" (http:/ / www. ifpi. gr/ chart01. htm). IFPI Greece. . Retrieved 2011-03-19. [30] "MAHASZ Magyar Hanglemezkiadk Szvetsge" (http:/ / www. mahasz. hu/ ?menu=slagerlistak& menu2=archivum& lista=top40& ev=2011& het=9& submit_=Keress). mahasz.hu. . Retrieved 2011-03-10. [31] "Norwegian album charts" (http:/ / lista. vg. no/ show_list. php?ListsOp=showWeek& listID=2). Norwegian Album Charts. . Retrieved 2011-02-19. [32] "OLIS Official Retail Sales chart" (http:/ / olis. onyx. pl/ listy/ index. asp?lang=en). www.olis.onyx.pl. 2010-02-25. . Retrieved 2011-02-25. [33] " " (http:/ / lenta. ru/ articles/ 2011/ 03/ 18/ chart/ ). lenta.ru. 2011-03-18. . Retrieved 2011-03-18. [34] "Charm School Charts" (http:/ / www. promusicae. es/ ) (in Spanish). Promusicae'. 2011-02-23. . Retrieved 2011-02-23. [35] "Official Swedish charts website" (http:/ / www. sverigetopplistan. se/ ). Sverigetopplistan. . Retrieved 2011-03-07. [36] "Roxette, Charm School Swiss charts archive" (http:/ / www. hitparade. ch/ weekchart. asp?cat=a). Hung Mdien'. 2011-02-18. . Retrieved 2011-02-23. [37] "3 Austria Top 40 - Longplay Charts 2011" (http:/ / oe3. orf. at/ charts/ stories/ albumyear/ ). 3 Austria Top 40. . Retrieved 2012-01-09. [38] "Album Jahrescharts 2011" (http:/ / www. mtv. de/ charts/ Album_Jahrescharts_2011). MTV Germany. . Retrieved 2012-01-09. [39] "SCHWEIZER JAHRESHITPARADE 2011" (http:/ / hitparade. ch/ year. asp?key=2011). http:/ / hitparade. ch. . Retrieved 2012-01-02.

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External links
Charm School (Roxette album) (http://musicbrainz.org/release/8dcbccad-75c7-4085-a80e-084bea72aca4) at MusicBrainz "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" (http://musicbrainz.org/release/ a23b8126-1590-42f5-ab28-2d5105fc906b) at MusicBrainz

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Travelling
Travelling
Studio album by Roxette Released March 26, 2012 (most countries), April 2, 2012 (UK) Genre Length Label Pop 54:45 EMI

Producer Clarence fwerman Christoffer Lundquist Per Gessle Roxette chronology

Charm School (2011)

Travelling (2012)

Singles from Travelling 1.

"It's Possible"
Released: March 2, 2012

Travelling: Songs from Studios, Stages, Hotelrooms & Other Strange Places is the ninth studio album by Swedish pop music duo Roxette, released March 26, 2012 by EMI.[1] Originally titled Tourism 2, the album is a direct sequel to the 1992 album of the same name. The album's name went through several revisions before release including 2rism and T2 on the insistence of record label EMI, who claimed that "titles with numbers aren't good."[2] The album was preceded by lead single "It's Possible" on March 2, 2012.[3]

Song Information
Much like the original Tourism album, Travelling matches its predecessor in that it features a mix of both new songs and re-workings of previously unreleased older material. "See Me", which was originally an out-take from the Crash! Boom! Bang! sessions and released on the "Salvation" single, appears on the album in a "totally new recording, except Marie's [vocal]," while "Turn of the Tide" was written during the Have A Nice Day sessions in 1998 and first recorded during the Travelling sessions in a studio in Sun City. "Touched by the Hand of God" was originally the title track of their previous studio album Charm School. The album also contains "The Weight of the World," which first appeared as a b-side on the "A Thing About You" single in 2002, and a new version of "Perfect Excuse" from Per Gessle's 2008 solo album Party Crasher featuring shared vocal duties between Marie and Helena Josefsson. This will be the first track in Roxette's history not to feature any backing vocals from Gessle, who explained that he "always wanted to hear Marie sing that song, 'cause it's beautiful. On my album, it's me singing the verse and Helena doing the chorus, and this is just Marie and Helena singing it. It's [...] very different to the original."[4] The album is also features three live songs, including a live version of "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" recorded in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil on April 16, 2011, a performance of "Stars" taken from at a soundcheck in Dubai on May 20, 2011, and an orchestral performance of "It Must Have Been Love" from their Night of the Proms set in

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Track listing
All songs written and composed by Per Gessle, except "See Me" composed by Marie Fredriksson (lyrics by Gessle)..
No. Title 1. "Me & You & Terry & Julie" 2. "Lover, Lover, Lover" 3. "Turn of the Tide" 4. "Touched by the Hand of God" 5. "Easy Way Out" 6. "It's Possible" 7. "Perfect Excuse" 8. "Excuse Me, Sir, Do You Want Me to Check on Your Wife?" 9. "Angel Passing" 10. "Stars" (Live at Dubai soundcheck) 11. "The Weight of the World (Vocal Up Mix)" 12. "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" (Live in Rio de Janeiro) 13. "See Me (New Version)" 14. "It's Possible (Version Two)" 15. "It Must Have Been Love" (Live at Night of the Proms, Rotterdam) Length 3:46 4:00 4:11 3:48 3:38 2:38 3:41 4:15 2:47 3:36 2:52 4:41 3:49 2:45 4:18

iTunes only bonus track No. Title

[5] Length 3:00 57:45

16. "Lover, Lover, Lover" (Tits & Ass Demo, August 10, 2011) Total length:

Vinyl Edition No. Title

[6] Length

16. "Me & You & Terry & Julie" (Tits & Ass Demo, June 9, 2011) 17. "Charm School" (Tits & Ass Demo, September 10, 2009)

Album charts

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Charts (2012)

Peak position [7] 8 37

Czech Republic (IFPI) Hungary (Mahasz) [8]

References
[1] "Roxette Travelling" (http:/ / www. dailyroxette. com/ 2012/ roxette-travelling/ ). The Daily Roxette. 2012-01-31. . Retrieved 2012-02-01. [2] "Titles with numbers aren't good" (http:/ / dailyroxette. com/ 2012/ titles-numbers-not-good/ ). The Daily Roxette. 2012-02-22. . Retrieved 2012-03-05. [3] "The new single is "It's Possible"" (http:/ / dailyroxette. com/ 2012/ new-single-its-possible/ ). The Daily Roxette. 2012-02-29. . Retrieved 2012-03-05. [4] "Travelling tracklist revealed" (http:/ / dailyroxette. com/ 2012/ travelling-tracklist/ ). The Daily Roxette. 2012-03-05. . [5] "TRAVELLING: 54 minutes, 45 seconds" (http:/ / roxetteblog. com/ 2012/ 03/ 05/ travelling-51-minutes-45-seconds/ ). RoxetteBlog. 2012-03-05. . Retrieved 2012-03-05. [6] "Travelling (2LP) (Vinyl LP)" (http:/ / cdon. eu/ music/ roxette/ travelling_(2lp)-18367686). CDON. . Retrieved 2012-03-12. [7] "Czech album charts" (http:/ / www. ifpicr. cz/ hitparada/ ). IFPI Czech Republic. . Retrieved 2012-03-28. [8] "MAHASZ Magyar Hanglemezkiadk Szvetsge" (http:/ / www. mahasz. hu/ ?menu=slagerlistak& menu2=archivum& lista=top40& ev=2012& het=12& submit_=Keress). mahasz.hu. . Retrieved 2012-03-28.

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Remix album
Dance Passion
Dance Passion
Remix album by Roxette Released Genre Label March 27, 1987 Pop EMI Roxette chronology

Pearls of Passion (1986)

Dance Passion (1987)

Look Sharp! (1988)

Dance Passion is a remix album of Roxette's first album, Pearls of Passion. It was only released on vinyl on March 27, 1987 and was never officially released on CD.[1] All CD versions are therefore pirate copies. It was only released in Sweden.

Track listing
LP
Side A 1. 2. 3. 4. "I Call Your Name" (Kaj Erixon remix) "Soul Deep" (Kaj Erixon remix) "Like Lovers Do" (Kaj Erixon remix) "Neverending Love" (Ren Hedemyr remix)

Side B 1. "Goodbye to You" (Kaj Erixon remix) 2. "Secrets That She Keeps" (Alar Suurna remix) 3. "Joy of a Toy" (Kaj Erixon remix)

References
[1] "Dance Passion - The Remix Album - The Look For Roxette.com (BETA): Worldwide Discography & Price Guide :: Releases" (http:/ / www. thelookforroxette. com/ releases. html?id=1359). The Look For Roxette.com. 1987-03-27. . Retrieved 2012-02-12.

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Compilation albums
Rarities
Rarities
Compilation album by Roxette Released Genre Label Producer 17 February 1995 Pop EMI Roxette & Clarence fwerman Roxette chronology

Crash! Boom! Bang! (1994)

Rarities (1995)

Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! (1995)

Rarities is a compilation album by Swedish pop duo Roxette, released on 17 February 1995 in Asia and South America.[1]

Album information
The album composed of songs previously released only as singles. The album was only supposed to be sold in South East Asia for three months as an extra promotion for the Crash! Boom! Bang! tour which took place in this part of the world at the time when the album was released.[2] "Vulnerable", "Fingertips '93", "Dressed For Success", "Fireworks" and "Spending My Time" are remix versions previously only available on singles and not included on any Roxette album.[2] "The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye", "The Voice" and "One Is Such a Lonely Number" were previously only available as bonus tracks on singles and not included on any Roxette album. "The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye" had been originally recorded in April 1991 as a single by Thomas Anders (of Modern Talking fame) and also appeared in 1993 on the album, Over My Heart by American pop chanteuse Laura Branigan. "Joyride", "The Look", "Dangerous" (all from MTV Unplugged) and "Almost Unreal" (demo) were all released as extra songs on singles. These versions of the songs were previously not available on any Roxette album.[2]

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Track listing
1. "Vulnerable" (single version) 2. "Fingertips '93" (new version) 3. "Dressed for Success" (Look Sharp! U.S. mix, remix by Chris Lord-Alge) 4. "Joyride" (MTV Unplugged version) 5. "The Look" (MTV Unplugged version) 6. "Dangerous" (MTV Unplugged version) 7. "The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye" (B-side to the "Spending My Time" single) 8. "The Voice" (B-side to the "Dressed for Success" single) 9. "Almost Unreal" (Demo / February '93) 10. "Fireworks" (Jesus Jones Remix) 11. "Spending My Time" (Electric Dance Remix) 12. "One Is Such a Lonely Number" (Demo / September '87, B-side to the "The Big L." single)

Credits
Words & music by Per Gessle. Published by Jimmy Fun Music. Produced by Clarence fwerman. Engineers: Paulo Janqueiro, Alar Suurna & Anders Herrlin. Mixed at EMI Studios, Stockholm, Sweden by Per Gessle, Anders Herrlin, Alar Suurna & Clarence fwerman.

Charts
Chart (1995) Peak position 17 [3]

Japanese Albums Chart

References
[1] "The Look for Roxette disography" (http:/ / www. thelookforroxette. com/ search. html?search_id=111608& offset=0). . Retrieved 2012-01-12. [2] "Roxette discography" (http:/ / www. thelookforroxette. com/ releases. html?id=575). www.thelookforroxette.com. . [3] "Roxette's Oricon chart history" (http:/ / www. oricon. co. jp/ prof/ artist/ 186552/ products/ release/ p/ 2/ ). Oricon. . Retrieved 2012-01-12.

External links
Rarities (Roxette album) (http://musicbrainz.org/release/c4a68875-02e2-47a5-8ddb-be0cd5300262) at MusicBrainz

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Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus!


Don't Bore Us - Get to the Chorus! Roxette's Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by Roxette Released Recorded Genre Length Label Producer 30 October 1995 1988-1995 Pop 75 minutes EMI Clarence fwerman Roxette chronology

Rarities (1995)

Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! (1995)

Baladas En Espaol (1996)

2000 U.S. release cover Singles from Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! 1. 2. 3. 4.

"You Don't Understand Me"


Released: 1995

"The Look '95"


Released: 1995 (UK only release)

"June Afternoon"
Released: 1996

"She Doesn't Live Here Anymore"


Released: 1996

Professional ratings Review scores


Source Allmusic Rating [1]

Don't Bore Us - Get to the Chorus! Roxette's Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Swedish pop duo Roxette, released on 30 October 1995. The album wasn't released in the United States until 26 September 2000, with a different track listing. The album title is based on a quote from Berry Gordy.[2]

Album information
The tracks "June Afternoon", "You Don't Understand Me", "She Doesn't Live Here Anymore" and "I Don't Want To Get Hurt" were newly recorded for this album. "Almost Unreal" was not previously released on a Roxette album. It was used in the 1993 movie Super Mario Bros.. "You Don't Understand Me", "June Afternoon" and "She Doesn't Live Here Anymore" were released as singles. "The Look" was released as a maxi-single in the UK. This version of "It Must Have Been Love" had also never been previously released on any Roxette album up to this point.

Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! The lead single from the album was "You Don't Understand Me". American hit-maker Desmond Child and Gessle co-wrote that song, originally intended for submission to other artists. Impressed with the moody ballad, Per decided to keep it and asked Marie Fredriksson to record the vocals. Roxette then realised that this 'project' song would make an ideal Roxette track.[3] It was the first time that an "outsider", as described by Per Gessle, would co-write a Roxette song. The album was released in late 1995 in Australia with minimal promotion and, therefore, made little impact on the ARIA Album Charts, subsequently failing to crack the Australian Top 40. This was a first for the duo, as each album released 'down under' enjoyed great success on the Album Charts. It was not until mid-1996, some 6 months later, that EMI Australia began to promote the album with a collection of slick TV commercials that the record-buying-masses heard about the album. Don't Bore Us then debuted in the Australian Top 20 in June 1996 and eventually peaked at #10 on the ARIA Album Charts. The greatest hits package was certified platinum and made the Top 40 for "End of Year" Best-selling albums.

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Track listings
All songs written and composed by Per Gessle, except where noted.
No. Title 1. "June Afternoon" 2. "You Don't Understand Me" (Gessle & Desmond Child) 3. "The Look" 4. "Dressed for Success" 5. "Listen to Your Heart" (Swedish single edit) 6. "Dangerous" 7. "It Must Have Been Love" (From the "Pretty Woman" soundtrack) 8. "Joyride" 9. "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)" 10. "The Big L." 11. "Spending My Time" 12. "How Do You Do!" 13. "Almost Unreal" (From the Super Mario Bros. soundtrack) 14. "Sleeping in My Car" (Single edit) 15. "Crash! Boom! Bang!" (Single edit) 16. "Vulnerable" (Single edit) 17. "She Doesn't Live Here Anymore" 18. "I Don't Want to Get Hurt" Total length: Length 4:14 4:29 3:57 4:13 5:15 3:48 4:19 4:00 3:53 4:29 4:38 3:12 4:00 3:33 4:26 4:29 4:05 4:19 75:20

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2000 re-release No. Title 1. "Wish I Could Fly" 2. "Stars" 3. "The Look" 4. "Dressed for Success" 5. "Listen to Your Heart" 6. "Dangerous" 7. "It Must Have Been Love" 8. "Joyride" 9. "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)" 10. "The Big L." 11. "Spending My Time" 12. "Church of Your Heart" 13. "How Do You Do!" 14. "Sleeping in My Car" 15. "Crash! Boom! Bang!" 16. "You Don't Understand Me" Length 4:43 3:57 3:58 4:13 5:15 3:48 4:19 4:00 3:53 4:29 4:38 3:18 3:58 3:34 4:27 4:27

Singles
"You Don't Understand Me": 1. "You Don't Understand Me" 2. "Crazy About You" 3. "Harleys And Indians (Riders In The Sky)" The Look '95" (2CD set, CD1): 1. "The Look" (Chaps 1995 remix) 2. "The Look" (Chaps 1995 remix edit) 3. "The Look" (Chaps Donna Bass mix) 4. "The Look" (Rapino Club mix) 5. "The Look" (Rapino Dub mix) "The Look '95" (2CD set, CD2): 1. 2. 3. 4. "The Look" (Chaps 1995 remix) "Crazy About You" "The Look" "Dressed For Success" (U.S. mix)

"June Afternoon": 1. "June Afternoon" 2. "Seduce Me" (demo, August 22, '90) 3. "June Afternoon" (demo, July 17, '94) "She Doesn't Live Here Anymore": 1. "She Doesn't Live Here Anymore"

Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! 2. "The Look" (Chaps 1995 remix) 3. "The Look" (Rapino 7" mix)

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Charts and Certifications


Album Charts
Country Argentina Australia Brazil Canada Germany Hungary Italy Netherlands Peak position Certification Sales unknown 10 unknown 36 7 30 7 12 Gold [4] 30,000+ 70,000+ 250,000+ 50,000+ 500,000+ unknown 100,000+ 30,000+ 15,000+ unknown 100,000+ 300,000+ 100,000+

Platinum Platinum Gold Platinum none Platinum Gold Platinum none Platinum Platinum Gold [5]

New Zealand 8 Norway Sweden UK Poland 14 2 5 5

Credits
Vocals Per Gessle & Marie Fredriksson Lyrics Per Gessle on all tracks "You Dont Understand Me": Words & Music by Per Gessle & Desmond Child Music Per Gessle, except for the following: "You Don't Understand Me": Words & Music by Per Gessle & Desmond Child "Listen To Your Heart": Music by Per Gessle & Mats MP Persson "Spending My Time": Music by Per Gessle & Mats MP Persson "She Doesn't Live Here Anymore": Music by Per Gessle & Mats MP Persson Produced & arranged by Clarence fwerman All songs published by Jimmy Fun Music, except "You Don't Understand Me" Jimmy Fun Music/EMI Songs

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External links
Original release [6] at MusicBrainz 2000 re-release [7] at MusicBrainz

References
[1] Allmusic review (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r513205) [2] Buss, Bryan. "Don't Bore Us - Get to the Chorus! Roxette's Greatest Hits - Roxette" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r513205). AllMusic. . Retrieved 2012-01-05. [3] Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! liner notes [4] "Representando a la Industria Argentina de la Msica" (http:/ / www. capif. org. ar/ Default. asp?PerDesde_MM=1& PerDesde_AA=2000& PerHasta_MM=1& PerHasta_AA=2010& interprete=Roxette& album=& LanDesde_MM=0& LanDesde_AA=0& LanHasta_MM=0& LanHasta_AA=0& Galardon=O& Tipo=1& ACCION2=+ Buscar+ & ACCION=Buscar& CO=5& CODOP=ESOP). CAPIF. 1995-10-24. . Retrieved 2012-01-05. [5] (http:/ / zpav. pl/ plyty. asp?page=zlote& lang=pl) [6] http:/ / musicbrainz. org/ release/ 99f45e1c-3712-4a2e-92c5-8ead71bd0166 [7] http:/ / musicbrainz. org/ release/ 79d489c3-0270-4cb9-b83d-d1e577af1c41

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Baladas En Espaol
Baladas en espaol
Compilation album by Roxette Released Genre Length Label December 2, 1996 Pop 50:50 EMI Roxette chronology

Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! (1995)

Baladas en espaol (1996)

Have a Nice Day (1999)

Baladas en espaol is a Spanish language album by Roxette, released on December 2, 1996. "Un da sin ti" and "No s si es amor" were released as singles, though almost every song was frequently played on Latin American and Spanish radio. The album was certified 2xPlatinum in Spain, platinum in Argentina, Chile and gold in several Latin American countries. The compilation has sold more than a million copies so far. A curious fact to note: In countries like Colombia, Chile and Venezuela, the other songs that were not singles, frequently sounded in the musical pattern of Radio Stations, and this, on its own initiative the same announcers and producers of radio programs as a way to publicize others good-songs on the album that will wouldn't sound like promotionals singles in the radio, this helped a lot to raise awareness the album in these countries and motivating the public to go to buy the album quickly

Track listing
1. "Un da sin ti" ("Spending My Time") 2. "Crash! Boom! Bang!" 3. "Directamente a ti" ("Run to You") 4. "No s si es amor" ("It Must Have Been Love") 5. "Cuanto lo siento" ("I'm Sorry") 6. "Tmida" ("Vulnerable") 7. "Habla el corazn" ("Listen to Your Heart") 8. "Como la lluvia en el cristal" ("Watercolours in the Rain") 9. "Soy una mujer" ("Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)") 10. "Quiero ser como t" ("I Don't Want to Get Hurt") 11. "Una reina va detrs de un rey" ("Queen of Rain") 12. "El da del amor" ("Perfect Day")

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Singles
"Un da sin ti" 1. "Un da sin ti" ("Spending My Time") 2. "Tmida" ("Vulnerable") "No s si es amor" 1. "No s si es amor" ("It Must Have Been Love") 2. "Directamente a ti" ("Run To You")

Credits
Vocals Marie Fredriksson & Per Gessle Music; Per Gessle (2-6, 9, 10), Per Gessle & Mats M.P. Persson (1, 7, 11 & 12), Marie Fredriksson (8). Original lyrics by Per Gessle. Translated into Spanish by Luis G. Escolar. Produced & arranged by Clarence fwerman Songs published by Jimmy Fun Music

Charts
Chart (1996) Peak Certifications position [1] 6 8 2 Platinum [3]

Portuguese Albums Chart Spanish Albums Chart [2]

References
[1] "Hits of the World - Portugal (Click to enlarge the image to view full page)" (http:/ / books. google. fi/ books?id=zA4EAAAAMBAJ& printsec=frontcover& dq=billboard+ 1997& hl=fi& sa=X& ei=XbYJT_mwOs7tOeXj1d0B& ved=0CFEQ6AEwCQ#v=snippet& q=portugal roxette baladas en espanol& f=false). Billboard: 49. 1 February 1997. . Retrieved 8 January 2012. [2] "LISTAS DE AFYVE: 1996 Albumes (2 parte)" (http:/ / afyvecharts. blogspot. com/ 2007/ 08/ 1996-albumes-2-parte. html). Asociacin Fonogrfica y Videogrfica de Espaa (AFYVE). . Retrieved 2011-07-13. [3] "Top 100 albums 2006-09" (http:/ / www. promusicae. es/ files/ listassemanales/ albumes/ historial/ TOP 100 ALBUMES 06_09. pdf). Promusicae. . Retrieved 2012-01-08.

External links
Baladas En Espaol (http://musicbrainz.org/release/79d25e66-04fe-4611-a413-e95019772d6a) at MusicBrainz

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The Ballad Hits


The Ballad Hits
Compilation album by Roxette Released Recorded Genre Length Label Producer October 2002 1988-2002 Pop 66:48 EMI Roxette chronology

Room Service (2001)

The Ballad Hits (2002)

The Pop Hits (2003)

Singles from The Ballad Hits 1.

"A Thing About You"


Released: 2002

Professional ratings Review scores


Source Allmusic NA Uncut Rating [1] [2] [3]

The Ballad Hits is part one of two "best of" albums by Roxette, released in October 2002. The other is The Pop Hits, released in March 2003. The tracks "A Thing About You" and "Breathe" were recorded especially for this album. Only the first one was released as a single. The limited edition of the CD included an EP featuring four tracks: "The Weight Of The World" (B-side of "A Thing About You"), "It Hurts", "See Me" (B-side of "Salvation") and "Every Day". The European version is copy protected. The album proved to be a reasonable success in Europe, reaching the top 10 in many countries and reaching #11 and achieving Silver status in the UK.[4]

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Track listing
1. "A Thing About You" 2. "It Must Have Been Love" 3. "Listen to Your Heart" (Swedish Single Edit) 4. "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)" 5. "Spending My Time" 6. "Queen of Rain" 7. "Almost Unreal" 8. "Crash! Boom! Bang!" (Single Edit) 9. "Vulnerable" (Single Edit) 10. "You Don't Understand Me" 11. "Wish I Could Fly" 12. "Anyone" 13. "Salvation" 14. "Milk and Toast and Honey" (Single Master) 15. "Breathe"

4-Track Bonus EP
1. 2. 3. 4. "The Weight of the World" "It Hurts" "See Me" "Every Day"

Singles
"A Thing About You" 1. "A Thing About You" 2. "The Weight Of The World"

Charts
Country Austria Belgium (Flanders) Brazil Denmark Finland Germany Netherlands Norway Portugal Sweden Switzerland UK Position Certification 16 6 unknown Gold 3 15 10 4 8 21 5 8 11 Silver [4] Platinum

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External links
The Ballad Hits [5] at MusicBrainz

References
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] Allmusic review (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r617829) Nerikes Allehanda review (http:/ / www. na. se/ meny/ recension. asp?page=1& nr=7374) Uncut review (http:/ / www. uncut. co. uk/ music/ roxette/ reviews/ 5228) http:/ / www. bpi. co. uk/ certifiedawards/ search. aspx http:/ / musicbrainz. org/ release/ a3b6ee6a-1bb5-46e9-9718-78e676cd8fdd

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The Pop Hits


The Pop Hits
Compilation album by Roxette Released Recorded Genre Length Label Producer March 24, 2003 1988-2003 Pop 56 min EMI Professional reviews Allmusic link [1]

Roxette chronology

The Ballad Hits (2002)

The Pop Hits (2003)

Roxette Hits (2006)

Singles from The Pop Hits 1.

"Opportunity Nox"
Released: 2003

The Pop Hits is one of two "best of" albums by Swedish pop duo Roxette, released on March 24, 2003. The other is The Ballad Hits, released in October 2002. "Opportunity Nox", "Little Miss Sorrow", "Makin' Love To You" and "Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla (You Broke My Heart)" were newly recorded for this album. "Better Off On Her Own" was a B-side of the 1999 single "Stars". Original version of "Stupid" appeared earlier on Per Gessle's solo album The World According to Gessle. "Opportunity Nox" was released as a single, and in March 2003 the song became the first Roxette song to reach Svensktoppen.

Track listing
1. "Opportunity Nox" 2. "The Look" 3. "Dressed for Success" (US Single Mix) 4. "Dangerous" (G.M. Remaster '03) 5. "Joyride" (Single edit) 6. "The Big L" 7. "Church of Your Heart" (G.M. Remaster '03) 8. "How Do You Do!" 9. "Sleeping in My Car" (Single edit) 10. "Run To You" (G.M. Remaster '03) 11. "June Afternoon" 12. "Stars" (G.M. Remaster '03) 13. "The Centre of the Heart" (G.M. Remaster '03)

The Pop Hits 14. "Real Sugar" 15. "Little Miss Sorrow"

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Four track bonus EP


1. 2. 3. 4. "Stupid" "Makin' Love To You" "Better Off On Her Own" "Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla (You Broke My Heart)"

Singles
"Opportunity Nox" 1. "Opportunity Nox" 2. "Fading Like a Flower (Everytime You Leave)" (Live) 3. "Breathe" (T&A Demo)

Charts
Country Austria Belgium (Flanders) Denmark Finland Germany Netherlands Norway Sweden Switzerland Position 32 17 17 40 22 27 13 16 27

References
[1] http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r638193

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Roxette Hits
A Collection of Roxette Hits: Their 20 Greatest Songs!
Greatest hits album by Roxette Released Recorded Genre Length Label October 18, 2006 19882006 Pop 79:36 EMI Sweden Roxette chronology

The Pop Hits (2003)

Roxette Hits (2006)

The Rox Box (2006)

Singles from Roxette Hits 1. 2.

"One Wish"
Released: 2006

"Reveal"
Released: 2007

Professional ratings Review scores


Source Allmusic Expressen PopMatters Rating [1] [2] [3]

A Collection of Roxette Hits: Their 20 Greatest Songs!, released on October 18, 2006 is a greatest hits from Swedish pop duo Roxette, celebrating 20 years of record releases. The tracks "One Wish" and "Reveal" were recorded especially for this album in May 2006. A deluxe version is also available which comes with a DVD featuring the videos of the 18 hits included on this album, namely the rebranded re-release of the album in Australia in 2011 labelled as the "Exclusive Australian Tour Edition CD & DVD".

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Track listing
1. "One Wish" (Recorded 2006) 2. "The Look" 3. "Dressed for Success" 4. "Listen to Your Heart" (Swedish Single Edit) (Per Gessle, Mats Persson) 5. "Dangerous" 6. "It Must Have Been Love" 7. "Joyride" (Single Edit) 8. "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)" 9. "Spending My Time" (Per Gessle, Mats Persson) 10. "How Do You Do!" 11. "Almost Unreal" 12. "Sleeping in My Car" (Single Edit) 13. "Crash! Boom! Bang!" (Single Edit) 14. "Run to You" 15. "Wish I Could Fly" 16. "Stars" 17. 18. 19. 20. "The Centre of the Heart (Is a Suburb to the Brain)" "Milk and Toast and Honey" "A Thing About You" "Reveal" (Recorded 2006)

The Spanish version of the album includes the song "No s si es amor" ("It Must Have Been Love"), instead of "A Thing About You". All songs written by Per Gessle, except where noted.

Singles
"One Wish" "Reveal"

Charts
Country Austria Australia Belgium (Flanders) Denmark Finland Germany Netherlands Norway Spain Position 8 [4] [5] [6]

17 17 9

[7] [8] [9]

40 21 48 7

[10]

[11] [12]

25

Roxette Hits
[13] [14] [15]

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Sweden Switzerland UK

2 7

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References
[1] James Christopher Monger. "Allmusic review" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r860743). Rovi Corporation. . Retrieved 2011-02-05. [2] Anders Nunstedt (2006-10-18). "Expressen review" (http:/ / www. expressen. se/ 1. 443272). Expressen. . Retrieved 2011-02-05. [3] Mike Schiller (2007-03-30). "Popmatters review" (http:/ / www. popmatters. com/ pm/ review/ roxette-a-collection-of-roxette-hits). Popmatters. . Retrieved 2011-02-05. [4] "Austrian charts archive" (http:/ / austriancharts. at/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=a). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2008-06-24. [5] "Top 50 Albums Chart - Australian Recording Industry Association" (http:/ / www. ariacharts. com. au/ pages/ charts_display_album. asp?chart=1G50). ARIA. . Retrieved February 26, 2012. [6] "Belgian charts archive" (http:/ / www. ultratop. be/ nl/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=A+ Collection+ Of+ Roxette+ Hits+ -+ Their+ 20+ Greatest+ Songs!& cat=a). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2011-02-05. [7] "Danish charts archive" (http:/ / danishcharts. com/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=a). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2008-06-24. [8] "Finnish charts archive" (http:/ / finnishcharts. com/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=a). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2008-06-24. [9] "German charts archive" (http:/ / www. charts. de/ search. asp?search=roxette& x=0& y=0& cat=a& country=de). charts.de. . Retrieved 2008-07-07. [10] "Dutch charts archive" (http:/ / dutchcharts. nl/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=a). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2008-06-24. [11] "Norwegian charts archive" (http:/ / norwegiancharts. com/ search. asp?cat=a& search=Roxette). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2008-06-24. [12] "Spanish charts archive" (http:/ / www. spanishcharts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=A+ Collection+ Of+ Roxette+ Hits+ -+ Their+ 20+ Greatest+ Songs!& cat=a). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2011-02-05. [13] "Swedish charts archive" (http:/ / swedishcharts. com/ search. asp?cat=a& search=Roxette). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2008-06-24. [14] "Swiss charts archive" (http:/ / swisscharts. com/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=a). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2008-06-24. [15] "UK charts archive" (http:/ / www. everyhit. com/ ). Chart Stats. . Retrieved 2008-06-24.

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Box sets
The Rox Box/Roxette 8606
The Roxbox (Roxette 86-06)
Box set by Roxette Released Recorded Genre Length Label Producer October 18, 2006 19862006 Pop EMI Roxette chronology

Roxette Hits (2006)

The Rox Box (2006)

Charm School (2011)

Singles from The Roxbox 1. 2.

"One Wish"
Released: 2006

"Reveal"
Released: 2007

Professional ratings Review scores


Source Aftonbladet Rating [1]

The Roxbox (Roxette 86-06), released on 18 October 2006 is a Boxset from Swedish pop duo Roxette[2], celebrating 20 years of successful hit singles and albums. Its sister release was their Greatest hits compilation A Collection of Roxette Hits - Their 20 Greatest Songs!.

Box set information


The songs featured in this box set stretch back to Roxette's first release, "Neverending Love", to new songs recorded for the compilation, "One Wish" and "Reveal" also featured in their Greatest hits album. Other songs can also be found in the four CD box set, including unreleased demos and album out-takes. Strangely although every international Roxette single from "Neverending Love" to "Reveal" is included, the album omits the 1994 hit single "Fireworks". Although the reason isn't known it is assumed that Roxette do not like it as it has not appeared on previous compilations. It only appears on its parent album Crash! Boom! Bang! from 1994, although it is included in

The Rox Box/Roxette 8606 remixed form on their album Rarities from 1995. The DVD however does include the video for the track. The album does omit smaller hit singles that were only minor hits in smaller countries such as "I Call Your Name", "Chances" and "Fingertips '93". A DVD of their complete 1993 MTV Unplugged concert featuring previously unseen performances can also be found in this box set. The cover of The Roxbox bore the line "It Was Twenty Years Ago Today...", a nod to Gessle's lifelong fandom of The Beatles, coming as it does from the song "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band". In a radio interview on Vancouver Island's CKWV-FM ("The Wave"), Gessle shared information about The Rox Box. "It's four CDs, a DVD, a little bit of this, a little bit of that, outtakes and demos and stuff. It's like a coffee table thing, and it's really, really big [with an] 80-page booklet and stuff."[3]

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Track listings
All songs written and composed by Per Gessle unless noted..
CD one No. Title 1. "Neverending Love" (Single from Pearls of Passion) 2. "Secrets That She Keeps" (From Pearls of Passion) 3. "Goodbye to You" (Single from Pearls of Passion) 4. "Soul Deep" (Single from Pearls of Passion) 5. "The Look" (Single from Look Sharp!) 6. "Dressed for Success" (Single from Look Sharp!) 7. "Sleeping Single" (From Look Sharp!) 8. "Paint" (From Look Sharp!) 9. "Dangerous" (Single from Look Sharp!) 10. "Listen to Your Heart" (Single from Look Sharp!) 11. "The Voice" (B-side to "Fingertips '93"; outtake from Look Sharp!) 12. "Cry" (Demo) 13. "It Must Have Been Love" (Single from the Pretty Woman Soundtrack) 14. "Joyride" (Single from Joyride) 15. "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)" (Single from Joyride) 16. "Spending My Time" (Single from Joyride) 17. "Watercolours in the Rain" (From Joyride) 18. "Church of Your Heart" (Single from Joyride) 19. "Perfect Day" (From Joyride) Length 3.27 3:41 4:00 3:33 3:57 4:12 4:38 3:32 3:51 5:15 4:16 5:09 4:19 4:01 3:53 4:36 3:39 3:23 4:06

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CD two No. Title 1. "The Big L" (Single from Joyride) 2. "(Do You Get) Excited?" (From Joyride) 3. "Things will never be the same" (From Joyride) 4. "The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye" (B-side to "Spending My Time"; outtake from Joyride) 5. "Love Spins" (Demo) 6. "Seduce Me" (B-side to "June Afternoon"; Demo) 7. "How Do You Do!" (Single from Tourism) 8. "The Heart Shaped Sea" (From Tourism) 9. "The Rain" (From Tourism) 10. "Never Is a Long Time" (From Tourism) 11. "Silver Blue" (From Tourism) 12. "Come Back (Before You Leave)" (From Tourism) 13. "Queen of Rain" (Single from Tourism) 14. "Almost Unreal" (Single from the Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack) 15. "Sleeping in My Car" (Single from Crash! Boom! Bang!') 16. "Crash! Boom! Bang!" (Single from Crash! Boom! Bang!) 17. "Vulnerable" (Single from Crash! Boom! Bang!) 18. "The First Girl on the Moon" (From Crash! Boom! Bang!) 19. "I'm Sorry" (From Crash! Boom! Bang!) Length 4:28 4:17 4:28 3:48 3:31 3:56 3:11 4:32 4:50 3:46 4:08 4:32 4:56 3:58 3:34 4:28 4:29 2:57 3:11

CD three No. Title 1. "Run to You" (Single from Crash! Boom! Bang!) 2. "See Me" (B-side to "Salvation"; outtake from Crash! Boom! Bang!) 3. "June Afternoon" (Single from Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! - Roxette's Greatest Hits!) 4. "You Don't Understand Me" (Single from Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus!) 5. "She Doesn't Live Here Anymore" (Single from Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus!) 6. "I Don't Want To Get Hurt" (From Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus!) 7. "Always Breaking My Heart" (Demo) 8. "Help" (From the Abbey Road Sessions) 9. "Wish I Could Fly" (Single from Have a Nice Day) 10. "You Can't Put Your Arms Around What's Already Gone" (From Have a Nice Day) 11. "Waiting for the Rain" (From Have a Nice Day) 12. "Anyone" (Single from Have a Nice Day) 13. "Stars" (Single from Have a Nice Day) 14. "Salvation" (Single from Have a Nice Day) 15. "Cooper" (From Have a Nice Day) Length 3:38 3:45 4:11 4:27 4:04 4:17 3:07 2.57 4:42 3:33 3:38 4:32 3:57 4:38 4:20

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3:50 3:52 3:57 3:56 3:50

16. "Beautiful Things" (From Have a Nice Day) 17. "It Hurts" (Outtake from Have a Nice Day) 18. "Little Miss Sorrow" (From The Pop Hits; outtake from Have a Nice Day) 19. "Happy Together" (B-side to "Wish I Could Fly"; outtake from Have a Nice Day) 20. "Staring at the Ground" (Demo)

CD four No. Title 1. "7Twenty7" (Demo; B-side to "Stars") 2. "It Will Take a Long Long Time" (From Have A Nice Day; B-side to "Real Sugar") 3. "Anyone/I Love How You Love Me" (Demo) 4. "Myth" (Demo) 5. "New World" (Demo) 6. "Better Off on Her Own" (Demo) 7. "Real Sugar" (Single from Room Service) 8. "The Centre of the Heart (Is a Suburb to the Brain)" (Single from Room Service) 9. "Milk and Toast and Honey" (Single from Room Service) 10. "Jefferson" (From Room Service) 11. "Little Girl" (From Room Service) 12. "The Weight of the World" (Outtake from Room Service) 13. "Every Day" (Outtake from Room Service) 14. "Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla (You Broke My Heart)" (Demo) 15. "A Thing About You" (Single from The Ballad Hits) 16. "Breathe" (From The Ballad Hits) 17. "Opportunity Nox" (Single From The Pop Hits) 18. "All I Ever Wanted" (Demo) 19. "One Wish" (Single; recorded 2006) 20. "Reveal" (Single; recorded 2006) Length 3:27 3:59 4:12 4:25 4:38 2:51 3:17 3:23 4:04 3:58 3:39 2:52 3:25 4:36 3:49 4.34 3:01 4:16 3:03 3:43

DVD 1: The Complete Roxette MTV Unplugged TV Show! No. Title 1. "The Look" 2. "Queen Of Rain" 3. "Hotblooded" 4. "Interview" 5. "I Never Loved A Man (The way I Love You)" 6. "It Must Have Been Love" 7. "Fingertips" 8. "Interview" 9. "Heart Of Gold" Length 4:59 5:45 3:51 0:32 4:41 5:08 3:30 0:28 4:00

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10. "Church Of Your Heart" 11. "Listen To Your Heart" 12. "Interview" 13. "Here Comes The Weekend" 14. "Joyride" 15. "So You Wanna Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star" 16. "Dangerous" 17. "Spending My Time" 18. "The Heart Shaped Sea" 19. "Cry" 20. "Watercolours in the Rain" 21. "Surrender" 22. "Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave)" 23. "Perfect Day" 3:00 3:49 0:25 4:05 5:53 2:47 4:46 4:48 4:25 2:33 4:08 3:25 3:44 4:21

DVD 2: All The Roxette Videos! No. Title 24. "Neverending Love" 25. "Soul Deep" 26. "I Call Your Name" 27. "Chances" 28. "The Look" 29. "Dressed For Success" 30. "Listen to Your Heart" 31. "Dangerous" 32. "It Must Have Been Love" 33. "Joyride" 34. "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)" 35. "Spending My Time" 36. "(Do you Get) Excited" 37. "Church of Your Heart" 38. "The Big L." 39. "How Do You Do!" 40. "Queen of Rain" 41. "Almost Unreal" 42. "Fingertips '93" 43. "Fireworks" 44. "Sleeping In My Car" 45. "Crash! Boom! Bang!" 46. "Run to You" Length

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47. "Vulnerable" 48. "June Afternoon" 49. "You Don't Understand Me" 50. "She Doesn't Live Here Anymore" 51. "Un Dia Sin Ti" ("Spending My Time") 52. "Wish I Could Fly" 53. "Stars" 54. "Salvation" 55. "Anyone" 56. "Real Sugar" 57. "The Centre of the Heart" 58. "Milk and Toast and Honey" 59. "A Thing About You" 60. "Opportunity Nox"

[2]

Singles
"One Wish" "Reveal"

Charts
Chart (2006) Peak position 20 [4]

Sweden

References
[1] Markus Larsson (2006-10-18). "Aftonbladet review" (http:/ / aftonbladet. se/ nojesbladet/ musik/ recensioner/ article447674. ab). . Retrieved 2011-02-05. [2] "The Roxbox box set information" (http:/ / www. thelookforroxette. com/ releases. html?id=1205). www.thelookforroxette.com. . [3] Ian Seggie (Producer) (2006). Gessle interviewed on CKWV-FM "The Wave" (http:/ / www. youtube. com/ watch?v=N781udiTRUc). CKWV-FM "The Wave". . [4] "Swedish charts archive" (http:/ / swedishcharts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=The+ Roxbox+ -+ Roxette+ 86-06& cat=a). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2011-02-05.

External links
The Rox Box/Roxette 8606 (http://musicbrainz.org/release/0cac8514-c324-459b-9540-08c3af8eb08f) (discs 2 (http://musicbrainz.org/release/a4bb4e3b-1f1c-4cee-bb8f-04e7c8b63140), 3 (http://musicbrainz.org/release/ 83af8e6e-94be-4479-96f0-cd7579db8d31), 4 (http://musicbrainz.org/release/ a6331dc8-92c5-4038-ab0f-0c6b388a5568)& 5 (http://musicbrainz.org/release/ 2da83a97-6a2b-4a84-8f32-762247d48654)) at MusicBrainz

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Singles
"Neverending Love"
"Neverending Love"
Singleby Roxette from the album Pearls of Passion Released Format Genre Length Label Writer(s) 8 July 1986 7", 12" Pop 03:29 EMI Per Gessle

Roxette singles chronology

"Neverending Love" (1986)

"Goodbye to You" (1986)

Alternative Covers French edition Swedish 12" edition

"Neverending Love", written by Per Gessle, was the first release by the Swedish pop duo Roxette, and was later included on their debut album Pearls of Passion. Originally the single was only meant to be released outside of Sweden but EMI eventually changed their minds and released it in Sweden too.[1] It peaked at #3 on the singles chart in Sweden.[2] The song was originally called "Svarta Glas" and had been written for another Swedish artist, Pernilla Wahlgren. She turned it down and gave it to her brother, Niclas Wahlgren, who decided to record it. The release of this version was cancelled, however, at the request of Roxette's record company EMI, because Gessle had recorded an English version of the song together with fellow Roxette member Marie Fredriksson. The song's new title was "Neverending Love".[3] There are two music videos for "Neverending Love". The first video was shot in Luxembourg in 1986 and features a red-haired Marie Fredriksson. The second video was directed by Rikard Petrelius and was shot in Sweden one year later.

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Track listing
Side A 1. "Neverending Love" Side B 1. "Neverending Love" (Love Mix) 2. "Voices" (Montezuma Version) (12" maxi)

Charts
Chart (1986) Peak Position 3 [2]

Swedish Single Charts

References
[1] "'Neverending Love' info" (http:/ / www. thelookforroxette. com/ releases. html?id=279). www.thelookforroxette.com. . [2] "Swedish singles chart" (http:/ / swedishcharts. com/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). swedishcharts.com. . [3] "It was 20 years ago today..." (http:/ / www. dailyroxette. com/ node/ 1461). The Daily Roxette. . Retrieved 2006-07-07.

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"Goodbye to You"
"Goodbye to You"
Singleby Roxette from the album Pearls of Passion A-side B-side Released Format Recorded Genre Length Writer(s) "Goodbye to You" "So Far Away" 1986 7" 1986 Pop 04:00 Per Gessle Roxette singles chronology

"Neverending Love" (1986)

"Goodbye to You" (1986)

"Soul Deep" (1987)

"Goodbye to You," was the second single taken from Swedish pop duo Roxette's 1986 album Pearls of Passion. It was only released in Sweden, where it peaked at #9 on the singles chart.[1] The B-Side was "So Far Away" which is also included on the album Pearls of Passion.[2] There isn't a video for this single.

Track listing
Side A 1. "Goodbye to You" Side B 1. "So Far Away"
[2]

Charts
Chart (1986) Peak Position 9 [1]

Swedish Single Charts

References
[1] "Swedish singles chart" (http:/ / swedishcharts. com/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). swedishcharts.com. . [2] "'Goodbye to You' single info" (http:/ / www. thelookforroxette. com/ releases. html?id=285). www.thelookforroxette.com. .

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"Soul Deep"
"Soul Deep"
Singleby Roxette from the album Pearls of Passion B-side Released Format Genre Length Writer(s) "Pearls of Passion" 1987 7", 12" Pop 03:52 Per Gessle Roxette singles chronology

"Goodbye to You" (1986)

"Soul Deep" (1987)

"I Want You" (1987)

"Soul Deep" was the third single taken from Swedish pop duo Roxette's 1986 debut album Pearls of Passion. It was only released in a few European countries and Canada.[1] The single peaked at #18 on the charts in Sweden[2], but failed to chart elsewhere. The song was originally written in Swedish and was called "Dansar ner fr ditt stup i rekordfart" but that title was considered too silly.[1] Per Gessle wrote new lyrics in English and eventually Roxette recorded it for their debut album and for their 1987 single. "Soul Deep" was re-arranged and remixed for release on the Joyride album from 1991. The song "Pearls of Passion" was included as a B-Side to "Queen of Rain" but was not included on any album until the re-issue of Pearls of Passion in 1997.[1]

Track listing
Released: 1987-02-17 // EMI Roxette / 1362557

Side A 1. "Soul Deep" Side B 1. "Pearls of Passion"


[1]

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Charts
Chart (1987) Peak Position 18 [2]

Swedish Single Charts

References
[1] "'Soul Deep' single info" (http:/ / www. thelookforroxette. com/ releases. html?id=292). www.thelookforroxette.com. . [2] "Swedish singles chart" (http:/ / swedishcharts. com/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). swedishcharts.com. .

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"I Want You"


"I Want You"
Singleby Roxette Released 1987 Format Genre Length 7" Pop 04:37

Writer(s) Eva Dahlgren, Per Gessle, Marie Fredriksson, Mauro Scocco, Johan Ekelund, Anders Glenmark Roxette singles chronology

"Soul Deep" (1987)

"I Want You" (1987)

"It Must Have Been Love (Christmas for the Broken Hearted)" (1987)

Eva Dahlgren singles chronology

"I Want You" (1987)

Ratata singles chronology

"I Want You" (1987)

"I Want You", written by Eva Dahlgren, Per Gessle, Marie Fredriksson, Mauro Scocco, Johan Ekelund (both members of the duo Ratata) and Anders Glenmark is a song which was recorded in mid 1987, about one month before Roxette's first tour.[1] The song was recorded by Roxette, Ratata and Eva Dahlgren in order to support their joint tour "Rock runt riket" and as the closing of every concert the song was performed by all of the artists.[1] Anders Glenmark was the producer.

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Track listing
Side A: 1. "I Want You" Side B: 1. "I Want You" (Digital lgerelds-mix)
[1]

References
[1] "'I Want You' single information" (http:/ / www. thelookforroxette. com/ releases. html?id=294). www.thelookforroxette.com. .

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"I Call Your Name"


"I Call Your Name"
Singleby Roxette from the album Pearls of Passion B-side Released Format Genre Length Writer(s) "Surrender" 20 January 1988 7", 12" Pop 03:21 Per Gessle Roxette singles chronology

"It Must Have Been Love (Christmas for the Broken Hearted)" (1987)

"I Call Your Name" (1988)

"Chances" (1988)

"I Call Your Name" was a single taken from Roxette's first album Pearls of Passion. The single was released on 20 January 1988 and was only released in Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and The Netherlands. Two versions of the song exist. The original album version, which is more of a pop song, while the Frank Mono-Mix (released on the single) is more rock orientated, with extra guitars and heavier drumming. Both versions are available on most remastered CD issues of the album, with the latter mix featuring as one of the bonus tracks. In 2010 enBanda, an uruguayan band, recorded an own version of the song and is available to listen at http:/ / www. snowfish.com/enBanda
[1]

Track listing
Released: 20-1-1988 // EMI / 1363007

Side A 1. "I Call Your Name" (Frank Mono-mix) Side B 1. "Surrender"


The 12" version includes the tracks I Call Your Name (Frank Mono 12" remix) and Soul Deep. [1]

References
[1] "'I Call Your Name' single info" (http:/ / www. thelookforroxette. com/ releases. html?id=297). www.thelookforroxette.com. .

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"Chances"
"Chances"
Singleby Roxette from the album Look Sharp! Released Format Genre Length Label Writer(s) 28 December 1988 7", 12" Pop 04:07 EMI Per Gessle

Roxette singles chronology

"I Call Your Name" (1988)

"Chances" (1988)

"The Look" (1989)

"Chances" is a single from the Roxette album Look Sharp!. It was only released in a few countries in Europe.[1]

Video
The video alters between what appears to be concert footage in color, and black and white footage from a casino with Marie Fredriksson as a Black Jack dealer and croupier at a Roulette-table and Per Gessle as a gambler.

Track listing
Released: DEC 28 1988 // EMI / 1363247

Side A 1. "Chances" Side B 1. "Silver Blue"


Also released on 12", remixed as the "Dancehall Version." Not released in Sweden, but Germany, Italy and France. [1]

References
[1] ""Chances" information" (http:/ / www. thelookforroxette. com/ releases. html?id=328). www.thelookforroxette.com. .

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"The Look"
"The Look"
Singleby Roxette from the album Look Sharp! Released Format January 12, 1989 7" single 12" maxi CD maxi 1988 Pop rock 3:56 EMI Per Gessle Clarence fwerman Gold: USA, NZ, Canada

Recorded Genre Length Label Writer(s) Producer Certification

Roxette singles chronology

"Chances" (1988)

"The Look" (1989)

"Dressed for Success" (1989)

"The Look", written by Per Gessle and performed by Roxette, was released as a single in early 1989 from the album Look Sharp!. The song became Roxette's international "breakthrough" song, finally exposing the duo to music consumers outside of the duo's native Sweden and Europe after more than one attempt. It topped the U.S. singles chart in 1989 becoming their first U.S. #1 success and scored #7 on the UK Singles Chart. The song also topped the charts in 24 other countries.[1]

Background
While still unknown outside of Sweden, Roxette released their second album Look Sharp! With the success of the first two singles from the album, they toured Sweden again. When "The Look" was about to be released in Sweden as the third single, an American exchange student named Dean Cushman returned from Sweden and urged radio station, KDWB in Minneapolis, to play "The Look". From there, "The Look" spread on cassette copies to other radio stations. With the song's radio success, EMI quickly released "The Look". Suddenly, Roxette had a #1 scoring single in the United States, and the record wasn't even released. When Look Sharp! was finally released, it was able to debut on the U.S. album charts at #50, an unusual feat at the time for a newcomer artist, and later scored #23, eventually staying in the charts for 71 weeks. According to Gessle the first two verses lyrics were guide lyrics but were kept anyway. "Walking like a man, hitting like a hammer"... the first two verses are guide lyrics, words just scribbled down to have something to sing. Couldn't come up with anything better, so we kept them. Everybody gets lucky sometimes... Per Gessle[2]

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Track listings
All formats were released on 12 January 1989, (by EMI/Parlophone; 1363337). Also released on many formats, including 3" CD, 5" CD, and 12" vinyl. Included on most of those was The Look (Head-Drum Mix). The first edition of the vinyls was in red vinyl. A few exist in clear vinyl.
7" single 1. "The Look" (3:56) 2. "Silver Blue" (demo) (4:05) 12" maxi CD maxi 1. 2. 3. 4. "The Look" (head-drum-mix) (7:22) "The Look" (7" version) (3:58) "Silver Blue" (demo) (4:06) "Sleeping Single" (demo) (3:46)

1. "The Look" (headdrum mix) (7:16) 12" remixes 2. "The Look" (7" version) (3:56) 3. "Silver Blue" (demo) (4:05) 1. "The Look" (Visible Mix) (6:03) 2. "The Look" (Power Radio Mix) (4:09) 3. "The Look" (Big Red Mix) (7:33) 4. "The Look" (Invisible dub) (5:11) 5. "Silver Blue" (demo) (4:00)

Remix: "The Look '95"


"The Look '95"
Singleby Roxette from the album Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! - Roxette's Greatest Hits Released Genre Length Writer(s) 1995 Pop 5:08 Per Gessle Roxette singles chronology

"You Don't Understand Me" (1995)

"The Look '95" (1995)

"June Afternoon" (1996)

Background
"The Look '95" is a remixed version of Roxette's hit song and it was only released commercially in the UK in connection with the release of their greatest hits album Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! - Roxette's Greatest Hits. This version of the song does not appear on the album, but two of the versions from this single were eventually included on the European release of the single "She Doesn't Live Here Anymore".

Track listings
CD maxi 1 1. "The Look" (chaps 1995 remix) (5:08) 2. "The Look" (chaps donna bass mix) (6:53) 3. "The Look" (rapino club mix) (5:22) 4. "The Look" (rapino dub mix) (5:14)

"The Look" CD maxi 2 1. 2. 3. 4. "The Look" (chaps 1995 remix) (5:10) "The Look" (original version) (3:59) "Crazy About You" (3:59) "Dressed for Success" (U.S. mix) (4:53)

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Charts
Chart (1989) [3][4][5][6][7][8] Peak position 1 47 1 2 2 1 [9] 1 12 1 10 1 1 1 6 1 7 Peak position 28

U.S. Billboard Hot 100 U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Australian ARIA Singles Chart Austrian Singles Chart Dutch Singles Chart European Hot 100 Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) French Singles Chart German Singles Chart Irish Singles Chart Italian Singles Chart New Zealand Singles Chart Norwegian Singles Chart Swedish Singles Chart Swiss Singles Chart UK Singles Chart Chart (1995) [10]

UK Singles Chart

End of year charts


End of year chart (1989) Australian Singles Chart [11] Position 2

Cover versions
An English language cover of the song was recorded by the Spanish band, The Stunned Parrots, for their debut album Vol. 1 - Pining for the Fjords. An audio sample can be heard on their official website.[12] A rockabilly cover of this song recorded by the German band The Baseballs was included on their debut album Strike in 2009. A Cantonese language cover of "The Look" was perform by the Hong Kong pop singer, Alan Tam.(Chinese name of the song: )

"The Look" Austrian band I Am Cereals recorded a cover of the song. An audio sample can be heard on their official website.[13] In 2011, Tommy Johansson of the band ReinXeed covered the song for the compilation Swedish Hitz Goes Metal, with guest vocals by PelleK. Candlelight Red included a modern rock cover of the song on their 2011 album The Wreckage, and released the single "She's Got the Look [14]" in March 2012.[15]

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Appearances in other media


In 2009, "The Look" was used in a trailer and TV commercial for the game Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City.[16][17] Also it can heard on ingame radio station Vice City FM. "The Look" appears as a playable track in the 2010 music rhythm game Rock Band 3. The song appeared in the Family Guy episode "Baby Not on Board" when Stewie announced his remorse for staying up all night listening to Persian radio. Danniella Westbrook skated to the song during props week as a sexy secretary in the UK reality show Dancing on Ice where, after being in the skate-off for the previous two weeks, she came top of the leaderboard, beating the favorite skater, and being safe in the results, taking her to the semi-final.

References
[1] "Roxette - News" (http:/ / www. roxette. se). Roxette.se. . Retrieved 2011-12-11. [2] "[[Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! (http:/ / www. pergessle. net/ pearls/ roxette/ bdbugttc. html)] liner notes."]. www.pergessle.net. . [3] "The Look", in various Singles Chart Lescharts.com (http:/ / lescharts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=The+ Look& cat=s) (Retrieved 10 April 2008) [4] German Singles Chart Charts-surfer.de (http:/ / www. charts-surfer. de/ musiksearch. php) (Retrieved 10 April 2008) [5] Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (http:/ / www. irishcharts. ie/ search/ placement) (Retrieved 10 April 2008) [6] Italian Single Chart Hit parade Italia (http:/ / www. hitparadeitalia. it/ schede/ l/ look. htm) (Retrieved 30 May 2008) [7] UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (http:/ / www. chartstats. com/ songinfo. php?id=16304) (Retrieved 10 April 2008) [8] Billboard Billboard.com (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ bbcom/ index. jsp) (Retrieved 10 April 2008) [9] Nyman, Jake (2005) (in Finnish). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN951-31-2503-3. [10] UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (http:/ / www. chartstats. com/ songinfo. php?id=23598) (Retrieved 10 April 2008) [11] "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 50 Singles 1989" (http:/ / www. aria. com. au/ pages/ aria-charts-end-of-year-charts-top-50-singles-1989. htm). Aria.com.au. . Retrieved 2011-12-11. [12] "Stunned Parrots" (http:/ / www. stunnedparrots. com/ ). Stunned Parrots. . Retrieved 2011-12-11. [13] http:/ / www. iamcereals. com/ video. html [14] http:/ / soundcloud. com/ thejayblack/ shes-got-the-look [15] "Candlelight Red Hits Radio Hard With She's Got The Look Single / Prepare To Hit The Road With Trapt" (http:/ / evigshed. com/ candlelight-red-hits-radio-hard-with-she-s-got-the-look-single-prepare-to-hit-the-road-with-trapt/ ). Evigshed. 2012-03-01. . Retrieved 2012-03-06. [16] "Roxette's official website" (http:/ / www. roxette. se). . [17] "GTA: The Ballad of Tony Gay - official website" (http:/ / www. rockstargames. com/ theballadofgaytony). .

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"Dressed for Success"


"Dressed for Success"
Singleby Roxette from the album Look Sharp! Released Sweden: 28 June 1988, Worldwide: October, 1989, UK: October, 1990 CD, 7", 12" 1988 Pop 04:09 EMI Per Gessle Clarence fwerman Gold (Canada, Sweden) Roxette singles chronology

Format Recorded Genre Length Label Writer(s) Producer Certification

"The Look" (1988)

"Dressed for Success" (1988) Alternative cover

"Listen to Your Heart" (1989)

"Dressed for Success" was released on 28 June 1988 and is the second single from the Swedish pop duo Roxette's 1988 album Look Sharp!. Originally, "Dressed for Success" was their first Swedish single to promote Look Sharp! album in 1988.

Production
The recording of the song was marked by a dispute between the band members but this apparently contributed to the strength of Marie's performance :"I was so mad when I did it. Everything about that session went wrong, we argued about the arrangement, we changed the key, I was dead tired of the song when I went in to do a guide vocal. Did it in one blast and suddenly realized, "hmm... this is it"." Marie Fredriksson, Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! liner notes.[1]

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Music video
The music video for the song mostly evolved on the duo performing together in a colorful "nightclub ruins" as several dancers, and even groups of party-goers, swayed into the song.

Charts
"Dressed for Success" peaked up at #14 on the American Billboard Chart. "Dressed for Success" was also a top 10 Australian hit in September 1989. The track entered the UK Singles Chart for the first time in July 1989 peaking at #48, but after the re-release soon after the success of "It Must Have Been Love" it peaked at #18 in November 1990. It reached the top five in Canada, Italy, Sweden, and Switzerland.

End of year charts


End of year chart (1989) Australian Singles Chart [2] Position 20

Track listings
Released: 1988-06-28 // HMV / 1363207 7" Side A 12" Side A

1. "Dressed for Success" 1. "Dressed for Success" (The Look Sharp! mix) Side B 1. "The Voice" Side B 1. "Dressed for Success" (instrumental) 2. "Dressed for Success" (7" version) 3. "The Voice"

Released: 1989-10 // / 1363522

CDM 1. "Dressed for Success" 2. "Dressed for Success" (The Look Sharp! mix) 3. "The Voice"
Released: 1990-10 // EMI / EM 162 7" Side A CD "Dressed for Success" (single version) "The Look" (Big Red Mix) "Dressed for Success" (New Radio mix) "The Voice"

1. 1. "Dressed for Success" 2. 3. Side B 4. 1. "The Voice"

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References
[1] http:/ / www. pergessle. net/ pearls/ roxette/ bdbugttc. html [2] http:/ / www. aria. com. au/ pages/ aria-charts-end-of-year-charts-top-50-singles-1989. htm

"Listen to Your Heart"


"Listen to Your Heart"
Singleby Roxette from the album Look Sharp! Released Sweden: September 17, 1988 Worldwide: August 19 1989 7", 12", CD 1988 Pop, soft rock 05:27 EMI Per Gessle, Mats Persson Gold (Austria, Sweden) Roxette singles chronology

Format Recorded Genre Length Label Writer(s) Certification

"Dressed for Success" (1988)

"Listen to Your Heart" (1988)

"Dangerous" (1989)

"Listen to Your Heart" was the third single issued in the United States from Swedish pop duo Roxette's 1988 album Look Sharp! It was written by Per Gessle and Mats M.P. Persson. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on November 4, 1989, their second chart-topper of the year. They rose to #1 the same week the dominant New Kids on the Block rose to number two with their song "Cover Girl", thus preventing the group from taking the top spot. The song was released in the UK in October 1989 and reached a lowly number 62, but was re-issued in August 1990 as a Double A-Side with "Dangerous" after the success of their previous single "It Must Have Been Love", and reached number six.

Production and video


According to Gessle the song was conceived as :"The Big Bad Ballad. This is us trying to recreate that overblown American FM-rock sound to the point where it almost becomes absurd. We really wanted to see how far we could take it." [1] Three different versions of the song are available: the original, a slightly modified version that was included on Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus, Ballad hits and Roxette hits and the so-called Us remix which is used in the music video and in Kuschelrock vol.4. Roxette recorded the video for "Listen to Your Heart" in the Borgholm Castle ruin on the Swedish Baltic Sea island of land.

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Accolades
In 2008, the song had reached four million American radio plays.[2] The D.H.T. dance cover is included in the total of plays. The song has been voted The Best Roxette Song ever by readers of fan-site The Daily Roxette.[3]

Live versions
At the Wembley Arena gig on their 1991-92 Join The Joyride / The Summer Joyride World Tour, before playing this song as part of the encore, Per said "We can't leave you tonight without playing you this absolutely true story."

Track listings
7" single 1. "Listen to Your Heart" 5:12 2. "(I Could Never) Give You Up" 3:59 CD maxi (1989) 1. "Listen to Your Heart" (Single Mix) 2. "Dressed for Success" (New Radio Mix) 3. "(I Could Never) Give You Up" 4. "Neverending Love" (Live) CD maxi (1990 reissue) 1. 2. 3. 4. "Listen to Your Heart" (Swedish Single Version) "Dangerous" (LP Version) "Listen to Your Heart" (U.S. Remix) "Dangerous" (U.S. Club Edit)

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Charts and sales


Peak positions
Chart (1989) Peak position [4] 10 2 1 7 5 [4] 3 8 62 [8] [8] 1 2 Peak position [9] 6

Certifications
Country Austria [10] [11] Certification Date Gold Gold March 7, 1990 February 6, 1989 Sales certified 15,000 25,000

Australian ARIA Singles Chart Austrian Singles Chart [4]

Sweden

Canadian Singles Chart German Singles Chart Irish Singles Chart [6] [5]

Swedish Singles Chart Swiss Singles Chart UK Singles Chart

[4]

[7]

U.S. Billboard Hot 100

U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks Chart (1990)

UK Singles Chart 1

"Listen to Your Heart" / "Dangerous"

Chart successions

D.H.T. cover
"Listen to Your Heart"
Singleby D.H.T. featuring Edme from the album Listen to Your Heart Released November 2004 (U.S) August 2005 (UK) Format Genre Label CD single, CD maxi Piano rock, trance, dance-pop, Eurodance Ministry of Sound

Producer Flor Theeuwes, Jeffrey Vissers, Thunder Deejay D.H.T. featuring Edme singles chronology

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"Listen to Your Heart" (2004)

"I Go Crazy" (2006)

In 2005, Belgian dance group D.H.T.'s trance-cover of "Listen to Your Heart" became a worldwide club hit after being released as single from the album "Listen to Your Heart". Originally released in Belgium in 2003, the various mixes of the song reached U.S. clubs in late 2004. The song was released in the U.S. in November 2004. By June 2005, the song reached number one on Billboard Hot Dance Airplay chart and the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number eight in August. The same year, the group also released an acoustic ballad version of the song, which also received substantial airplay.

Track listings
CD single 1. "Listen to Your Heart" 4:32 2. "My Dream" 3:55 CD maxi 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. "Listen to Your Heart" (Edme's unplugged vocal edit) 3:45 "Listen to Your Heart" (furious F.EZ radio edit) 3:11 "Listen to Your Heart" (uniting nations remix) 7:11 "Listen to Your Heart" (furious F.EZ extended mix) 4:54 "Listen to Your Heart" (hixxy remix) 7:11 "Listen to Your Heart" (Friday night posse remix) 7:29

Digital download 1. "Listen to Your Heart" 4:32

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Charts

Peak positions Chart (2005/06) Australian Singles Chart


[12] [12] [12]

Year-end charts Peak position 11 15 12 13 10 Country Certification 7 81 12 19 100 7 8 1 6 1 3 13 U.S.[20] Gold Date Sales certified Chart (2005) Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[17] Dutch Top 40[18] French Singles Chart[19] Certifications Position 78 37 34

Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart

Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Danish Singles Chart[12] Dutch Singles Chart[12] French Singles Chart
[12]

German Singles Chart[13] Irish Singles Chart[14] Norwegian Singles Chart[12] Swiss Singles Chart[12] UK Singles Chart[15] U.S. Billboard Hot 100[8] U.S. Pop 100[8] U.S. Adult Contemporary[8] U.S. Hot Dance Airplay[8] U.S. Hot Dance Singles[8] U.S. Adult Pop Songs[16]

October 500,000 5, 2005

References
[1] [2] [3] [4] "Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! liner notes." (http:/ / www. pergessle. net/ pearls/ roxette/ bdbugttc. html). . "2008 BMI awards ("Listen To Your Heart")" (http:/ / www. bmi. com/ news/ entry/ 537308). www.bmi.com. . "And The Best Roxette Song Ever IS" (http:/ / www. dailyroxette. com/ node/ 17823). The Daily Roxette. . Retrieved 2011-12-11. "Listen to Your Heart", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (http:/ / www. lescharts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=Listen+ To+ Your+ Heart& cat=s) (Retrieved August 23, 2008) [5] German Singles Chart Charts-surfer.de (http:/ / www. charts-surfer. de/ musiksearch. php) (Retrieved August 1, 2008) [6] Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (http:/ / www. irishcharts. ie/ search/ placement) (Retrieved August 1, 2008) [7] UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (http:/ / www. chartstats. com/ songinfo. php?id=16937) (Retrieved August, 2008) [8] Billboard allmusic.com (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ artist/ p5312/ charts-awards/ billboard-singles) (Retrieved August 23, 2008) [9] UK Singles Chart (1990 release) Chartstats.com (http:/ / www. chartstats. com/ songinfo. php?id=17920) (Retrieved August 1, 2008) [10] Austrian certifications ifpi.at (http:/ / www. ifpi. at/ ?section=goldplatin) (Retrieved August 23, 2008) [11] Swedish certifications Ifpi.se (http:/ / www. ifpi. se/ wp-content/ uploads/ guld-platina-1987-1998. pdf) (Retrieved September 11, 2008) [12] "Listen to Your Heart", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (http:/ / lescharts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=DHT+ feat. + Edme& titel=Listen+ To+ Your+ Heart& cat=s) (Retrieved April 7, 2008) [13] German Singles Chart Charts-surfer.de (http:/ / www. charts-surfer. de/ musiksearch. php) (Retrieved April 7, 2008)

"Listen to Your Heart"


[14] Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (http:/ / www. irishcharts. ie/ search/ placement) (Retrieved April 7, 2008) [15] UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (http:/ / www. chartstats. com/ songinfo. php?id=1099) (Retrieved April 7, 2008) [16] Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks Chart Listing For The Week Of Oct 08 2005 (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ bbcom/ esearch/ chart_display. jsp?cfi=343& cfgn=Singles& cfn=Hot+ Adult+ Top+ 40+ Tracks& ci=3061366& cdi=8437071& cid=10/ 08/ 2005), Billboard.com, (Retrieved June 16, 2008) [17] 2005 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (http:/ / www. ultratop. be/ fr/ annual. asp?year=2005) (Retrieved August 23, 2008) [18] "Single top 100 over 2005" (http:/ / www. top40. nl/ pdf/ Top 100/ top 100 - 2005. pdf) (in Dutch) (PDF). Top40. . Retrieved 5 May 2010. [19] 2005 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (http:/ / www. disqueenfrance. com/ fr/ page-259376. xml?year=2005) (Retrieved August 23, 2008) [20] U.S. certifications riaa.com (http:/ / www. riaa. com/ goldandplatinumdata. php?table=SEARCH) (Retrieved August 23, 2008)

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"Dangerous"
"Dangerous"
Singleby Roxette from the album Look Sharp! Released Version 1: December 1989 Version 2: 1990 7", 12", CD 1988 Pop 3:48 EMI Per Gessle Roxette singles chronology

Format Recorded Genre Length Label Writer(s)

"Listen to Your Heart" (1989)

"Dangerous" (1989 & 1990)

"It Must Have Been Love" (1990)

"Dangerous", written by Per Gessle, is the fourth single released from Roxette's album Look Sharp!. Gessle penned it just before Roxette's first tour in 1987.[1] Released at the end of 1989, it was the group's third top 10 showing on the Billboard Hot 100, spending two weeks at #2 in February 1990. It was held out from the #1 spot by the Paula Abdul track "Opposites Attract". The music video was performed in the ruins of Borgholm Castle. It was released as a double A-side in the UK, alongside "Listen to Your Heart". The version on the single features a different introduction, omitting the instruments in favour of the duo singing the first line of the chorus.

Track listing
Released: 1989-05-02 // EMI / 1363412

CDM 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. "Dangerous" (7" version) "Dangerous" (waste of vinyl 12" -mix) "Surrender" (live) "Neverending Love" (live) "Joy of a Toy" (live) "Sleeping Single" (live)

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Charts
Peak positions
Chart (1989) Peak position 3 6 9 2 Peak position [2] 21

End of year charts


End of year chart (1990) Position Australia ARIA [3] [4] 39 34

Polish Singles Chart UK Singles Chart Australian Singles Chart U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Chart (1990) [2]

U.S. Billboard Hot 100

U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary

References
[1] Dangerous Songfacts (http:/ / www. songfacts. com/ detail. php?id=8609) [2] Allmusic. Roxette | Billboard Singles (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ artist/ roxette-p5312/ charts-awards/ billboard-singles). Retrieved 2011-08-08. [3] http:/ / www. aria. com. au/ pages/ aria-charts-end-of-year-charts-top-50-singles-1990. htm [4] "Billboard Top 100 - 1990" (http:/ / longboredsurfer. com/ charts. php?year=1990). . Retrieved 2009-09-15.

"It Must Have Been Love"

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"It Must Have Been Love"
Singleby Roxette from the album Pretty Woman Soundtrack Released July 1, 1987 May 1, 1990 September 1, 1993 1987 Pop 4:18 Per Gessle Gold: USA, Germany, NZ, Sweden, Austria Silver: UK Roxette singles chronology

Recorded Genre Length Writer(s) Certification

"I Want You" (1987)

"It Must Have Been Love (Christmas for the Broken Hearted)" (1987)

"I Call Your Name" (1988)

"Dangerous" (1989)

"It Must Have Been Love" (1990)

"Joyride" (1991)

UK 1993 re-release chronology

"Almost Unreal" (1993)

"It Must Have Been Love" (1993)

"Sleeping in My Car" (1994)

"It Must Have Been Love" is a power ballad written by Per Gessle and performed by the Swedish pop duo Roxette. The ballad became the duo's 3rd #1 hit in the United States,[1] and is one of their best-selling releases, leading the single to be certified gold in a number of countries. The song, included on the soundtrack to the hugely popular film Pretty Woman, rivals "The Look," "Joyride," and "Listen to Your Heart" as the song most closely associated with them. In 2005, Per Gessle received an award from BMI after the song's four millionth radio play.[2]

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"It Must Have Been Love (Christmas For The Broken Hearted)" (1987)
"It Must Have Been Love (Christmas For The Broken Hearted)", the song's original title,[3] was first released in 1987 after EMI Germany asked Roxette to come up with an intelligent Christmas-single.[3] It went on to become a Top 10 hit in Sweden but EMI Germany decided not to the release the track.[3] This version of the song was not part of any Roxette album until the 1997 re-release of Pearls of Passion, where it was included as a bonus track. The B-side to "Christmas For The Broken Hearted", "Turn to Me", also featured as a bonus track.

Track listing
Side A: "It Must Have Been Love (Christmas For The Broken Hearted)" Side B: "Turn to Me"

Pretty Woman movie soundtrack (1990)


During the run of chart-topping singles from Look Sharp! Touchstone Pictures approached Roxette's record label, EMI, and the group about contributing a song to the soundtrack of the upcoming romantic comedy release Pretty Woman, starring Richard Gere and Oscar nominee Julia Roberts. Pretty Woman was released in March 1990 and went on to make more than $460 million worldwide.[4] Gessle has claimed that "It Must Have Been Love", by then a two-year-old recording, was chosen because Roxette did not have time to compose and record a new song while touring Australia and New Zealand. Gessle and producer Clarence fwerman took the original 1987 recording, had Marie Fredriksson replace a single Christmas-referenced line in the song and added some instrumentation and background vocal overlays to enhance the sound. Gessle claimed the soundtrack producers initially turned down "It Must Have Been Love" but changed their minds after re-editing the film. Although "It Must Have Been Love" was part of the Pretty Woman soundtrack, the song wasn't part of a Roxette album until Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus!, their 1995 greatest hits release. The album wasn't released in the United States until September 26, 2000, with a different track listing.

Chart success
Though the lyrics refer to a lonely winter's day after the break-up of a relationship, "It Must Have Been Love" became an international hit in the summer of 1990. It was not the first single released from the Pretty Woman soundtrack but "It Must Have Been Love" became the most successful, spending its first of two weeks at #1 on the Hot 100 in June and onto sales of 500,000 copies in the U.S.[5] Billboard magazine listed "It Must Have Been Love" as the #2 Hot 100 single of the year behind Wilson Phillips' "Hold On".[6] The single was released in the UK in June 1990 and peaked at #3, Roxette's best showing there, and stayed in the UK Singles Chart for 14 weeks. The song was re-released in September 1993 and peaked at #10. It was due to the success of this song that "Listen to Your Heart" and "Dressed for Success" were re-issued in the UK later that year. It later became Roxette's second of three #1 singles in Australia, spending two weeks at the top spot in July 1990, while it also peaked at #1 in Norway, for 12 weeks, and in Switzerland. It also reached the Top 5 in Sweden, Austria and Germany, where the single spent 9 months in the Top 75, while it reached the Top 20 in Italy. In the CD liner notes for Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus!, Fredriksson remarked, "Our third #1 in the U.S. ...not bad for a song that was lying around, gathering dust."[3] The soundtrack went on to be certified three times platinum by the RIAA,[7] with total Worldwide sales of nine million.[3][8] While the song went on to receive gold certification in the Austria, Germany, United States,[5] Sweden and New Zealand.

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Music video
The video was shot in a warehouse, with Fredriksson singing and Gessle playing the guitar between various prop changes. It included scenes from the Pretty Woman movie (Marie Fredriksson wearing a white dress in this movie version). There is also an alternate version of the video without the movie scenes, available solely on the VHS The Videos. According to Fredriksson, shooting the video was a surreal experience. ... the video was a weird experience. The director wanted all movements in slow motion so I had to lip sync the vocals in double speed. My first lesson in how to sing an emotional ballad Mickey Mouse style. A strange way to make a living. -Marie Fredriksson[3]

Track listing
1. "It Must Have Been Love" 2. "Paint"

Charts
Chart (1990) Peak Position 4 3 1 2 [12] [13] 4 1 3 1 1 4 Peak Position 10

[9] Swedish Single Charts UK Top 75 [10] [1]

US Hot 100

[11] US Hot AC German Single Charts

Australian Single Charts Austrian Top 40 [14] [15]

Swiss Single Charts

[16] Norwegian Singles Charts Irish Singles Chart [17]

Chart (1993)

UK Top 75

[10]

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End of year chart (1990) Australia ARIA [18] [19]

Position 4 2

U.S. Billboard Hot 100

Alternative versions
A revised version of the song was recorded in a Los Angeles studio during Roxette's 1991 worldwide tour in support of the album Joyride. This slower country music-esque version, featuring a steel guitar solo in place of the original's piano, was included in the 1992 album release from that tour, Tourism: Songs from Studios, Stages, Hotelrooms & Other Strange Places. A re-issue of the 1990 version of the song entered the UK Top 10 in September 1993 after Pretty Woman was first shown on UK terrestrial TV. On the 1996 album Baladas En Espaol, Roxette recorded new Spanish vocals and remixed the backing track; the result "No s si es amor" ("I don't know if it's love"), reached #6 in Spain. Roxette's 2012 album, "Travelling" has a newly recorded studio version.

Cover versions
Nr krleken fds
In 2006, the Swedish pop singer Shirley Clamp recorded a Swedish language cover version of "It Must Have Been Love" called "Nr krleken fds" ("When Love is Born") that was released as a single in April of that year and peaked at #6 at the Swedish singles chart. On 11 June 2006, "Nr krleken fds" entered eighth place on Svensktoppen. "Nr krleken fds" had no words related to Christmas or other seasons or holidays. Tracklisting 1. "Nr krleken fds" - 5:08 2. "ppna din drr" - 4:12

Other cover versions


The Chipettes covered the song for the 1991 album The Chipmunks Rock the House. Mexican singer Roco Banquells recorded her own acoustic version for her 1991 album Escucha el infinito. Shirley Bassey covered this song on her 1995 album Sings the Movies. Punk rock band Polly Esther included a cover of the song on their 2002 album Standstill. A cover of the song by British eurotrance group Friday Night Posse (a.k.a. Dancing DJs) featuring Soraya was released in 2004. Greek indie act My Wet Calvin included a cover version of the song as a hidden track on their promo single "My Greatest Hits", January 2005. A Hi-NRG cover by Digital Bitch featuring Sandra O was released in 2005 and included on the compilation Remixland X-Mas 2005. British pop duo Journey South made an acoustic version of "It Must Have Been Love" on their self-titled 2006 album. The song was covered in Spanish by Australian band Aleks and The Ramps on their album Pisces Vs Aquarius. German indie singer Get Well Soon covered this song in 2008.

"It Must Have Been Love" Norwegian singer-songwriter Maria Mena covered this song in 2008 and was released as a Bonus Track via iTunes UK for her fourth studio album Cause and Effect.

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Live cover performances


Danish singer Sanne Salomonsen has performed the song in various live performances over the years. Bad Lashes (X Factor UK 2008 finalist) covered the song in the first live show.

References
[1] "Roxette's Billboard Hot 100 chart history" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ bbcom/ charts#/ artist/ roxette/ chart-history/ 5569?f=379& g=Singles). www.billboard.com. . [2] "2005 BMI awards." (http:/ / www. bmi. com/ news/ entry/ 534322). www.bmi.com. . [3] "Greatest hits album notes" (http:/ / www. pergessle. net/ pearls/ roxette/ bdbugttc. html). www.pergessle.net. . [4] "Box Office Mojo's page on Pretty Woman" (http:/ / www. boxofficemojo. com/ movies/ ?id=prettywoman. htm). Box Office Mojo. . [5] "Roxette's RIAA single & album certifications" (http:/ / www. riaa. com/ goldandplatinumdata. php?resultpage=1& table=SEARCH_RESULTS& artist=Roxette& perPage=25). www.riaa.com. . [6] "Billboard's 1990 year end chart." (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ bbcom/ charts/ yearend_chart_display. jsp?f=The+ Billboard+ Hot+ 100& g=Year-end+ Singles& year=1990). www.billboard.com. . [7] "Pretty Woman's soundtrack RIAA multi platinum award" (http:/ / www. riaa. com/ goldandplatinumdata. php?resultpage=1& table=SEARCH_RESULTS& action=& title=pretty woman& perPage=25). www.riaa.com. . Retrieved 2009-02-04. [8] "Roxette's biography" (http:/ / www. sonofaplumber. com/ biography_roxette. php). www.sonofaplumber.com/www.roxette.se. . [9] "Swedish singles chart" (http:/ / swedishcharts. com/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). swedishcharts.com. . [10] "UK Chart Stats" (http:/ / www. chartstats. com/ artistinfo. php?id=5406). chartstats.com. . [11] "Roxette's Billboard AC chart history" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ bbcom/ charts#/ artist/ roxette/ chart-history/ 5569?f=341& g=Singles). www.billboard.com. . [12] "German Album Chart" (http:/ / www. charts-surfer. de/ musiksearch. php). charts-surfer. . [13] "Australian Singles Chart" (http:/ / australian-charts. com/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). australian-charts.com. . [14] "Austrian Singles Chart" (http:/ / austriancharts. at/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). austriancharts.com. . [15] "Swiss Singles Chart" (http:/ / hitparade. ch/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). swisscharts.com. . [16] "Norwegian Singles Chart" (http:/ / norwegiancharts. com/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). norwegiancharts.com. . [17] "Irish Singles Chart" (http:/ / www. irishcharts. ie/ search/ placement). irishcharts.ie. . Retrieved 2008-07-14. [18] http:/ / www. aria. com. au/ pages/ aria-charts-end-of-year-charts-top-50-singles-1990. htm [19] "Billboard Top 100 - 1990" (http:/ / longboredsurfer. com/ charts. php?year=1990). . Retrieved 2009-09-15.

External links
"It Must Have Been Love" music video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2C5TjS2sh4) (YouTube,
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"Joyride"

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"Joyride"
Singleby Roxette from the album Joyride B-side Released Format Genre Length Writer(s) Producer Certification "Come Back (Before You Leave)" 27 February 1991 CD maxi, 7" single Pop 4:22 Per Gessle Clarence fwerman Gold: Germany, Canada, Austria, NZ Platinum: Sweden Roxette singles chronology

"It Must Have Been Love" (1990)

"Joyride" (1991)

"Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)" (1991)

"Joyride", written by Per Gessle, was the first single released from Swedish pop duo Roxette's 1991 album Joyride, the follow-up to the group's highly successful Look Sharp!. The single topped the charts across Europe, and in Australia, Canada and the United States, where it spent one week at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, their last to do so, in May 1991. In the UK, "Joyride" peaked at #4. In interviews, Gessle states he got the idea for the opening line of this song from his girlfriend (now wife) who left a note on his piano that stated, "Hello, you fool, I love you."[1] In the opening section of the song, a man is heard saying "Come on, join the joyride everybody, get your tickets here, step right this way", in a possible homage to The Beatles' song "Magical Mystery Tour", where at the opening section, Paul McCartney is heard saying "Roll up, roll up for the Magical Mystery Tour! Step right this way!". During the 1994 Stanley Cup playoffs this became the intro anthem to the Vancouver Canucks as they took the ice before each game.

Formats and track listings


CD maxi 1. 2. 3. 4. "Joyride" (7" version) 4:01 "Come Back (Before You Leave)" 4:36 "Joyride" (12" magicfriendmix) 6:11 "Joyride" (U.S. remix) 4:05

7" single 1. "Joyride" 3:58 2. "Come Back (Before You Leave)" 4:34

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Charts and sales


Peak positions
Chart (1991) Peak position [2] 1 1 1 1 1 1 [2] 39 1 9 4 [2] 3 1 1 1 4 [8] 1 21

Australian ARIA Singles Chart Austrian Singles Chart [2]

Belgium Singles Chart Canadian Singles Chart Dutch Top 40 [3]

Eurochart Hot 100 French SNEP Singles Chart German Singles Chart Irish Singles Chart [5] [6] [4]

Italian Singles Chart

New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart Norwegian Singles Chart Swedish Singles Chart Swiss Singles Chart UK Singles Chart [2]

[2]

[2]

[7]

U.S. Billboard Hot 100

U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks

End of year charts


End of year chart (1991) Australian Singles Chart Austrian Singles Chart Dutch Top 40 [3] [11] [12] [9] Position 9 6 11 2 23

[10]

Swiss Singles Chart

U.S. Billboard Hot 100

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Certifications
Region Austria (IFPI Austria) [13] Certification Sales/shipments Gold 15000x 5000^ 250000^ 50000x

Canada (Music Canada) Germany (BVMI) Sweden (GLF)


^ x

[14] Gold Gold Platinum

[15]

[16]

shipments figures based on certification alone unspecified figures based on certification alone

External links
Joyrider (CD maxi) [17] at MusicBrainz

References
[1] "Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! album liner notes." (http:/ / www. pergessle. net/ pearls/ roxette/ bdbugttc. html). www.pergessle.net. . [2] "Joyride", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (http:/ / lescharts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=Joyride& cat=s) (Retrieved April 7, 2008) [3] "Single top 100 over 1991" (http:/ / www. top40. nl/ pdf/ Top 100/ top 100 - 1991. pdf) (in Dutch) (pdf). Top40. . Retrieved 13 April 2010. [4] German Singles Chart Charts-surfer.de (http:/ / www. charts-surfer. de/ musiksearch. php) (Retrieved April 7, 2008) [5] Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (http:/ / www. irishcharts. ie/ search/ placement) (Retrieved April 7, 2008) [6] Italian Single Chart Hit parade Italia (http:/ / www. hitparadeitalia. it/ hp_yends/ hpe1991. htm) (Retrieved May 31, 2008) [7] UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (http:/ / www. chartstats. com/ songinfo. php?id=18652) (Retrieved April 7, 2008) [8] Billboard Allmusic.com (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ artist/ p5312/ charts-awards/ billboard-singles) (Retrieved August 15, 2008) [9] 1992 Australian Singles Chart aria.com (http:/ / www. aria. com. au/ pages/ aria-charts-end-of-year-charts-top-50-singles-1991. htm) (Retrieved August 15, 2008) [10] 1991 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at (http:/ / www. austriancharts. at/ 1991_single. asp) (Retrieved August 15, 2008) [11] 1991 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (http:/ / hitparade. ch/ year. asp?key=1991) (Retrieved August 15, 2008) [12] "Billboard Top 100 - 1991" (http:/ / longboredsurfer. com/ charts. php?year=1991). . Retrieved 2009-09-15. [13] "Austrian single certifications Roxette Joyride" (http:/ / www. ifpi. at/ ?section=goldplatin) (in German). IFPI Austria. . Enter Roxette in the field Interpret. Enter Joyride in the field Titel. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen [14] "Canadian single certifications Roxette Joyride" (http:/ / www. musiccanada. com/ GPSearchResult. aspx?st=Joyride& sa=Roxette& smt=0). Music Canada. . [15] "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Roxette;'Joyride')" (http:/ / www. musikindustrie. de/ gold_platin_datenbank/ ?action=suche& strTitel=Joyride& strInterpret=Roxette& strTtArt=single& strAwards=checked) (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. . [16] "Guld- och Platinacertifikat r 19871998" (http:/ / www. ifpi. se/ wp/ wp-content/ uploads/ guld-platina-1987-1998. pdf) (in Swedish) (PDF). IFPI Sweden. . [17] http:/ / musicbrainz. org/ release/ 54b0b452-c603-4898-8805-9e640c10d6d6

"Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)"

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"Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)"


"Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)"
Singleby Roxette from the album Joyride Released Genre Length Label Writer(s) 1991 Pop 03:51 EMI Per Gessle Roxette singles chronology

"Joyride" (1991)

"Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)" (1991)

"The Big L" (1991)

"Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)", written by Per Gessle, was the second single released from Swedish pop duo Roxette's 1991 album Joyride. In July 1991, the song spent a week at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.

Music video
The music video was shot mostly in Gamla stan, Stockholm, Sweden and features images of Stockholm City Hall. It was written in 1989 ("in Canada" according to Gessle), but eventually released in 1991.

Track listing
"I Remember You" was the B-side for this single in the U.S. The single was available as a 7" and 12" format as well as a cassette single. "Fading Like a Flower" (CDM)
Released: 1991-04-29 // EMI / 1364047

1. 2. 3. 4.

"Fading Like a Flower [Every Time You Leave]" "I Remember You" (Bonus track) "Physical Fascination" (Guitar solo version) "Fading Like a Flower" (Gatica Remix) aka (A/C Mix)

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Charts
The song reached the top 5 most everywhere in Europe and also reached the top 3 in the USA and Canada. The track entered and peaked at #12 in the UK Singles Chart in May 1991 and #7 in Australia on June 2nd 1991.
End of year chart (1991) Position U.S. Billboard Hot 100 [1] 2

Remixes
The song was remixed by the Dancing DJs in 2005 and charted at #18 in the UK. Produced in 2005, credited as Dancing DJ's vs Roxette - "Fading Like A Flower". 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. "Radio Edit" "Hardino Mix" "Extended Mix" "Alex K Mix" "Discode Mix" "Alex K Bounce Mix"

Musical analysis
Piano based rock ballad, in the key of F.

Cover versions
Norwegian death metal band Cadaver recorded a cover of the song. A eurodance cover of the song was recorded by Mysterio.

References
[1] "Billboard Top 100 - 1991" (http:/ / longboredsurfer. com/ charts. php?year=1991). . Retrieved 2009-09-15.

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"The Big L."


"The Big L."
Singleby Roxette from the album Joyride Released Format Recorded Genre Length Writer(s) Producer 1991 12" single, 7" single, CD maxi 1991 Pop 4:29 Per Gessle Clarence fwerman Roxette singles chronology

"Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)" (1991)

"The Big L." (1991)

"Spending My Time" (1991)

"The Big L.", written by Per Gessle, was the third single released from Swedish pop duo Roxette's 1991 album Joyride. The song became a top ten hit in Japan, Ireland and Sweden as well as a Top 20 hit in the rest of Europe.

Track listings
CD maxi 1. 2. 3. 4. "The Big L." 4:29 "One Is Such a Lonely Number" (demo - September 1987) 3:33 "The Big L." (the bigger, the better mix) 6:16 "The Big L." (U.S. mix) 4:18

7" single 1. "The Big L." 4:29 2. "One Is Such a Lonely Number" (demo - September 1987) 3:33 3" maxi 1. 2. 3. 4. "The Big L." 4:25 "One Is Such a Lonely Number" (demo - September 1987) 3:33 "The Big L." (the bigger, the better mix) 6:16 "It Must Have Been Love" 4:18

The single was also released on 12".

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Charts
Chart (1992) Peak position [1] 20 11 14 [1] 24 13 9 [1] 34 10 13 21

Australian ARIA Singles Chart Austrian Singles Chart Dutch Singles Chart [1]

[1]

French SNEP Singles Chart German Singles Chart Irish Singles Chart [3] [2]

New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart Swedish Singles Chart Swiss Singles Chart UK Singles Chart [1]

[1]

[4]

References
[1] "The Big L", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (http:/ / lescharts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=The+ Big+ L. & cat=s) (Retrieved January 5, 2008) [2] German Singles Chart Charts-surfer.de (http:/ / www. charts-surfer. de/ musiksearch. php) (Retrieved April 7, 2008) [3] Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (http:/ / www. irishcharts. ie/ search/ placement) (Retrieved April 7, 2008) [4] UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (http:/ / www. chartstats. com/ songinfo. php?id=19150) (Retrieved April 7, 2008)

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"Spending My Time"
"Spending My Time"
Singleby Roxette from the album Joyride Released Genre Length Label Writer(s) 1991 Soft rock 4:49 (album version) EMI Per Gessle, Mats Persson Roxette singles chronology

"The Big L" (1991)

"Spending My Time" (1991)

"Church of Your Heart" (1992)

"Un da sin ti"


Singleby Roxette from the album Baladas En Espaol B-side Released Genre Label Writer(s) "Timida" ("Vulnerable") November 29, 1996 Pop EMI Per Gessle, Mats Persson & Luis G. Escolar Roxette singles chronology

"She Doesn't Live Here Anymore" (1996)

"Un da sin ti" (1996)

"No s si es amor" (1997)

"Spending My Time", written by Per Gessle, was the fourth single released from Swedish pop duo Roxette's 1991 album Joyride. It peaked at #32 on Billboard's Hot 100. A remix was created by MC King Carli and Dr Renault at EMI Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, in July 1991, and was included on the single. A Spanish version of the song, called "Un da sin ti" ("A day without you"), was released as a single from the album Baladas En Espaol. "Spending My Time" was a sizeable hit in Brazil, due to extensive airplay, as well as being part of the Brazilian telenovela "Outrageous Preppy Women" soundtrack (Perigosas Peruas Trilha Sonora Internacional - 1992) by Globo TV.[1]

"Spending My Time"

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Music video
The video was directed by Wayne Isham, who has worked on other music videos for other popular artists.

Track listing
1. 2. 3. 4. "Spending My Time" (electric dance remix) "Spending My Time" (album version) "The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye" (non-album track) "Spending My Time" (electric dance remix/instrumental)

Musical analysis
An acoustic guitar based ballad, sung by Marie Fredriksson. The verse is in the key of F#m, while the chorus is in E, later transposing to F#.

Charts
This song reached the top 10 in Canada and Germany, and was a sizeable hit in many other places worldwide. In South America, the song became as successful as "Joyride" or "It Must Have Been Love", especially in Brazil, where it reached #1 in the charts. In 1996 - sung in perfect Spanish and called "Un da sin ti" - it was the first single released from Baladas en Espaol, reaching #1 in Mexico, top 3 in Chile, Argentina, Spain and many other Latin-American countries.

References
[1] http:/ / www. teledramaturgia. com. br/ perigt. htm

"Church of Your Heart"

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"Church of Your Heart"


"Church of Your Heart"
Singleby Roxette from the album Joyride Released Genre Label Writer(s) February 24, 1992 Pop EMI Per Gessle Roxette singles chronology

"Spending My Time" (1991)

"Church of Your Heart" (1992)

"How Do You Do!" (1992)

"Church of Your Heart", written by Per Gessle, was the fifth single released from Swedish pop duo Roxette's 1991 album Joyride. The single came out in 1992.

Music video
The video was directed by Wayne Isham, who has worked on other music videos for other popular artists.

Track listing
CD Maxi 1. 2. 3. 4. "Church of Your Heart" 3:18 "I Call Your Name" 3:37 "Come Back (Before You Leave)" (Demo April 1990) 4:11 "Soul Deep" (Tom Lord-Alge Remix) 3:40

UK CD 2 1. 2. 3. 4. "Church of Your Heart" 3:18 "I Call Your Name" 3:37 "Soul Deep" (Tom Lord-Alge Remix) 3:40 "Roxette Megamix"

Charts

"Church of Your Heart"

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Chart (1992)

Peak position 36 [1] 24 21

U.S. Billboard Hot 100

[1]

U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary UK Singles Charts

References
[1] Allmusic. Roxette | Billboard Singles (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ artist/ roxette-p5312/ charts-awards/ billboard-singles). Retrieved 2011-08-08.

External links
"Church of Your Heart" lyrics (http://www.pergessle.net/pearls/roxette/joy.html#churchofyourheart/)

"How Do You Do!"


"How Do You Do!"
Singleby Roxette from the album Tourism Released Format Genre Length Label Writer(s) Certification 3 July 1992 CD single Rock, Pop 3:09 EMI Per Gessle Platinum (Sweden) Roxette singles chronology

"Church of Your Heart" (1992)

"How Do You Do!" (1992)

"Queen of Rain" (1992)

Music video Official video [1]

"How Do You Do!" is a pop song by Swedish pop duo Roxette. It was released as their first single from the album Tourism. The single spent eight weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at #58 in the United States. It was a bigger hit in Europe, reaching #2 in Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands, and peaking at #13 in the UK Singles Chart.

"How Do You Do!"

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Musical analysis
A common Roxette trait is to have a different key signature in the verse to the chorus, and this song follows that rule. The verse is in C, using powerchords of C F and G. With a pause, Marie breaks into "How Do You Do!" as the song moves up to the key of E flat.

Lyrics
Per Gessle mentions the singer Tiny Tim in the lyrics: "I love your blue-eyed voice, like Tiny Tim shines thru".

Track listing
1. 2. 3. 4. "How Do You Do!" "Fading Like a Flower" (live) "Knockin' on Every Door" (BomKrash 12" remix) "How Do You Do!" (BomKrash 12" remix)

The Live version of "Fading Like a Flower" was recorded at The Entertainment Centre in Sydney, Australia in December 1991.

Charts
Chart (1992) Peak position 2 2 2 [2] 1 2 2 [4] [4] 58 34 13

Austrian singles chart Dutch singles chart

[2]

[2] [3]

German singles chart

Norwegian singles chart Swedish singles chart Swiss singles chart

[2]

[2]

U.S. Billboard Hot 100

U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream UK Singles Chart [5]

Cascada's version

"How Do You Do!"

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"How Do You Do!"


Singleby Cascada from the album Everytime We Touch Released Format Genre Label Producer September 30, 2005 (Germany) CD single: Worldwide Electronicdance Zooland Records Manuel Reuter Yann Peifer Cascada singles chronology

"Everytime We Touch" (2005)

"How Do You Do!" (2005)

"Truly Madly Deeply" (2006)

Track listing
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. "How Do You Do!" (Dance radio edit) "How Do You Do!" (Radio mix) "How Do You Do!" (Megara vs. DJ Lee radio edit) "How Do You Do!" (Rob Mayth short edit) "How Do You Do!" (Original mix) "How Do You Do!" (Megara vs. DJ Lee remix) "How Do You Do!" (Tune up! remix) "How Do You Do!" (Veranos fuzzy styled remix) "How Do You Do!" (a speech)

All versions
"How Do You Do" (Dance Radio Edit) - 2:51 "How Do You Do" (Pop Airplay Mix) - 2:53 "How Do You Do" (Radio Edit) - 3:18 "How Do You Do" (Club Mix) - 5:06 "How Do You Do" (Rob Mayth Radio Edit) - 3:57 "How Do You Do" (Rob Mayth Remix) - 5:32 "How Do You Do" (Megara Vs. DJ Lee Radio Edit) - 3:13 "How Do You Do" (Megara Vs. DJ Lee Remix) - 7:07 "How Do You Do" (Tune Up! Radio Edit) - 3:28 "How Do You Do" (Tune Up! Remix) - 5:32 "How Do You Do" (Verano Short Cut) - 3:30 "How Do You Do" (Verano Fuzzy Styled Remix) - 6:02 "How Do You Do" (Exr Reconstruction) - 5:59 "How Do You Do" - 3:31

"How Do You Do" (Wanchu Remix) - 7:51


The Dance Radio Edit and Pop Airplay Mix are the same.

"How Do You Do!"

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Charts
Cascada's version of "How Do You Do!" charted at 50 in Austria, but failed to chart else where.[6]

References
[1] http:/ / www. youtube. com/ watch?v=nx2iLOvP0rM [2] "Austrian charts archive" (http:/ / www. austriancharts. at/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=How+ Do+ You+ Do!& cat=s). . Retrieved 2010-10-21. [3] "German charts archive" (http:/ / www. charts. de/ song. asp?artist=Roxette& title=How+ Do+ You+ Do!& cat=s& country=de). . Retrieved 2010-10-21. [4] Allmusic. Roxette | Billboard Singles (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ artist/ roxette-p5312/ charts-awards/ billboard-singles). Retrieved 2011-08-08. [5] "UK charts archive" (http:/ / www. chartstats. com/ release. php?release=19793). . Retrieved 2010-10-21. [6] "Austrian charts archive (Cascada's version)" (http:/ / www. austriancharts. at/ showitem. asp?interpret=Cascada& titel=How+ Do+ You+ Do& cat=s). . Retrieved 2010-10-21.

External links
Roxette.se (http://www.roxette.se/) Roxette's official website CascadaMusic.de (http://www.cascadamusic.de/) Cascada's official website How Do You Do! (http://musicbrainz.org/release/1e8e0aa5-d875-45ac-ab4a-6f39050a9420) at MusicBrainz

"Queen of Rain"

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"Queen of Rain"
"Queen of Rain"
Singleby Roxette from the album Tourism B-side Released Genre Length Label Writer(s) "Pearls of Passion" October 28, 1992 Pop 04:49 EMI Per Gessle & Mats M.P. Persson Roxette singles chronology

"How Do You Do!" (1992)

"Queen of Rain" (1992)

"Fingertips '93" (1993)

Queen of Rain was the second single taken from Swedish pop duo Roxette's 1992 album, Tourism: Songs from Studios, Stages, Hotelrooms & Other Strange Places.[1] It was originally written and recorded for the highly successful Joyride album. Initially considered as a closing track, it was replaced by "Perfect Day". Instead it became a cornerstone on 1992's Tourism album.

Track listing
UK CD1 1. "Queen of Rain" (Radio Edit) 2. "Pearls of Passion" 3. "Interview With Roxette" UK CD2 1. 2. 3. 4. "Queen of Rain" "It Must Have Been Love" (Live) "Paint" (Live) "Dangerous"
The UK CD1 additional fifteen minute interview is in fact an extract from the promo CD, "Talking about Tourism"

[1][2]

Charts

"Queen of Rain"

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Chart (1992)

Peak Position 12 28 19 66 27 [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

Sweden Single Charts UK Top 75 German Single Charts Australian Single Charts Swiss Single Charts

References
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] "'Queen of Rain' single info" (http:/ / www. thelookforroxette. com/ releases. html?id=972). www.thelookforroxette.com. . "'Queen of Rain' single CD2 info" (http:/ / www. thelookforroxette. com/ releases. html?id=973). www.thelookforroxette.com. . "Swedish singles chart" (http:/ / swedishcharts. com/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). swedishcharts.com. . "UK Chart Stats" (http:/ / www. chartstats. com/ artistinfo. php?id=5406). chartstats.com. . "German Album Chart" (http:/ / www. charts-surfer. de/ musiksearch. php). charts-surfer. . "Australian Singles Chart" (http:/ / australian-charts. com/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). australian-charts.com. . "Swiss Singles Chart" (http:/ / hitparade. ch/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). swisscharts.com. .

"Fingertips '93"

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"Fingertips '93"
"Fingertips '93"
Singleby Roxette from the album Tourism Released Genre Length Label Writer(s) January 26, 1993 Pop 03:42 EMI Per Gessle Roxette singles chronology

"Queen of Rain" (1992)

"Fingertips '93" (1993)

"Almost Unreal" (1993)

"Fingertips '93", is a song by Roxette, released as the third single from their album Tourism: Songs from Studios, Stages, Hotelrooms & Other Strange Places. While this single was not released in every country, it appeared on the 4-track CD release of the next single "Almost Unreal" which was released internationally.

Music video
The video was directed by Jonas kerlund.

Track listing
1. 2. 3. 4. "Fingertips '93" "Dressed for Success" (Live) "Hotblooded" (Live) "The Voice"

Charts

"Fingertips '93"

153

Chart (1993)

Peak Position 39 32 45 [1] [2] [3]

Sweden Single Charts Dutch Single Charts German Single Charts

References
[1] "Swedish singles chart" (http:/ / swedishcharts. com/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2010-01-29. [2] "Dutch charts archive" (http:/ / dutchcharts. nl/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=Fingertips+ '93& cat=s). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2010-01-29. [3] "German charts archive" (http:/ / www. charts. de/ search. asp?search=roxette& x=0& y=0& cat=s& country=de). charts.de. . Retrieved 2010-01-29.

"Almost Unreal"

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"Almost Unreal"
"Almost Unreal"
Singleby Roxette from the album Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack Released Format Recorded Genre Length Label Writer(s) Producer May 1993 CD 1993 Pop 03:58 EMI Per Gessle Clarence fwerman Roxette singles chronology

"Fingertips '93" (1993)

"Almost Unreal" (1993)

"Sleeping in My Car (1994)

"Almost Unreal" is a pop song performed by Swedish duo Roxette. The song was released in May 1993 and is featured on the soundtrack of Super Mario Bros. "Almost Unreal" became a summer hit especially in Europe, where it hit Top 10 and Top 20 in many countries, including the UK where it reached #7, and the video received a heavy rotation on music channels. The song proved to be unsuccessful in US where it peaked at #94 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The song's inclusion on the Super Mario Bros. sound track angered songwriter Per Gessle [1] as it was originally written for Walt Disney's 1993 fantasy-comedy "Hocus Pocus" starring Bette Midler, but was never used.

Reception
Roxette themselves were dismissive about the song, "Not one of our most inspired moments",[1] Fredriksson said. While Gessle stated: "I still like the song in a way... but if you wanted to make a parody of Roxette, it would probably sound something like this."[1] Mike Schiller from Popmatters called the song "awful"; and wrote, "...not only does it sound like corporate pandering, but its probably the most forced smash hit wannabe Roxette ever created."[2]

Track listing
CD single (cardsleeve) 1. "Almost Unreal" 2. "The Heart Shaped Sea" UK CD and EU CD Maxi[3] [4] 1. "Almost Unreal" 2. "The Heart Shaped Sea"

"Almost Unreal" 3. "Fingertips '93" 4. "Almost Unreal" (A/C Mix)

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Charts
Chart (1993) Peak Position 8 7 [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

Sweden Single Charts UK Single Charts United States Single Charts German Single Charts Australian Single Charts Swiss Single Charts Norwegian Single Charts Dutch Single Charts Austrian Single Charts

94 20 17 15 6

[10]

[11] [12] [13]

31 20

References
[1] (2006) Album notes for Roxette Hits by Roxette [CD booklet]. EMI Records. [2] Mike Schiller (2007-03-30). "Roxette Hits review" (http:/ / www. popmatters. com/ pm/ review/ roxette-a-collection-of-roxette-hits/ ). Popmatters. . Retrieved 2011-02-01. [3] "Almost Unreal (UK CD Single)" (http:/ / www. discogs. com/ Roxette-Almost-Unreal/ release/ 2117347). Discogs.com. . Retrieved 2012-03-19. [4] "Almost Unreal (EU Maxi CD Single)" (http:/ / www. discogs. com/ Roxette-Almost-Unreal/ release/ 509412). Discogs.com. . Retrieved 2012-03-19. [5] "Swedish charts archive" (http:/ / swedishcharts. com/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2010-01-29. [6] "UK charts archive" (http:/ / www. chartstats. com/ artistinfo. php?id=5406). chartstats.com. . Retrieved 2010-01-29. [7] "Roxette's Billboard singles history" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ artist/ roxette-p5312/ charts-awards/ billboard-singles). All Media Guide / Billboard. . Retrieved 2010-01-29. [8] "German charts archive" (http:/ / www. charts. de/ search. asp?search=roxette& x=0& y=0& cat=s& country=de). charts.de. . Retrieved 2010-01-29. [9] "Australian charts archive" (http:/ / australian-charts. com/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2010-01-29. [10] "Swiss charts archive" (http:/ / hitparade. ch/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2010-01-29. [11] "Norwegian charts archive" (http:/ / norwegiancharts. com/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2010-01-29. [12] "Dutch charts archive" (http:/ / dutchcharts. nl/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2010-01-29. [13] "Dutch charts archive" (http:/ / austriancharts. at/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2010-01-29.

External links
Almost Unreal (http://musicbrainz.org/release/687c443c-a39d-49f1-9a32-0f836ed4d6e5) at MusicBrainz Almost Unreal (incl. Fingertips '93) (http://musicbrainz.org/release/776b3c50-ea41-4f3a-8319-71dee0e9d932) at MusicBrainz

"Sleeping in My Car"

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"Sleeping in My Car"
"Sleeping in My Car"
Singleby Roxette from the album Crash! Boom! Bang! Released Format Recorded Genre Length Label Certification 7 March 1994 CD 1994 Pop rock 3:34 EMI Gold (Sweden) Roxette singles chronology

"Almost Unreal" (1993)

"Sleeping in My Car" (1994)

"Crash! Boom! Bang!" (1994)

"Sleeping in My Car", written by Per Gessle, is a song by Roxette, released as the first single from their 1994 album Crash! Boom! Bang!. It reached #1 in Sweden and #3 in Canada, and stayed on the Canadian charts for more than half a year. In the US it reached #50 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. When Roxette performed in the Workers Indoor Arena in Beijing, China in 1995, they were asked to change the suggestive lyrics of the song. "We agreed, but didn't change them in the end," says Per Gessle.[1]

Track listing
1. "Sleeping in My Car" 2. "The Look" (MTV Unplugged) 3. "Sleeping In My Car" (The Stockholm Demo Version)

Charts
Chart (1994) Peak Certification position 1 [4] [4] [2] Gold [3]

Swedish Singles Chart U.S. Billboard Hot 100

50 22

U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream

"Sleeping in My Car"

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External links
Sleeping in My Car (2 tracks) [5] at MusicBrainz Sleeping in My Car (3 tracks) [6] at MusicBrainz Sleeping in My Car (4 tracks) [7] at MusicBrainz

References
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] "Rolling Stones play China" (http:/ / www. dailyroxette. com/ node/ 1419). The Daily Roxette. . Retrieved 2006-04-10. "Swedish charts archive" (http:/ / swedishcharts. com/ search. asp?search=roxette& cat=s). swedishcharts.com. . "IFPI Sweden's 1987-1998 certifications list" (http:/ / www. ifpi. se/ wp-content/ uploads/ guld-platina-1987-1998. pdf). www.ifpi.se. . Allmusic. Roxette | Billboard Singles (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ artist/ roxette-p5312/ charts-awards/ billboard-singles). http:/ / musicbrainz. org/ release/ e23feab4-b134-4b67-9536-bc0a9c7040c1 http:/ / musicbrainz. org/ release/ 3cda6a38-bae8-4feb-a894-6ff4fae72b44 http:/ / musicbrainz. org/ release/ bf1e64be-5cdd-424e-b730-8cbb74aff606

"Crash! Boom! Bang!"

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"Crash! Boom! Bang!"


"Crash! Boom! Bang!"
Singleby Roxette from the album Crash! Boom! Bang! Released Format Recorded Genre Length Label Producer May 9, 1994 CD 1993 Pop, rock, jazz 5:02 EMI Clarence fwerman Roxette singles chronology

"Sleeping in My Car" (1994)

"Crash! Boom! Bang!" (1994)

"Fireworks" (1994)

"Crash! Boom! Bang!" is a song by the Swedish pop duo Roxette. Released in 1994, it was the second single taken from their album of the same name. The single became a moderate hit in many European countries, peaking at #26 on the UK Singles Chart.

Music video
The videoclip was directed by Michael Geoghegan.

Track listing
Released: 1994-05-09 // EMI / 8650852

1. "Crash! Boom! Bang!" 2. "Joyride" (unplugged) 3. "Run to You" (demo December '92)

Charts

"Crash! Boom! Bang!"

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Chart (1994)

Peak Position 19 23 31 17 26 50 [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Austrian Single Charts Dutch Single Charts German Single Charts Sweden Single Charts UK Single Charts New Zealand Single Charts

References
[1] "Dutch charts archive" (http:/ / austriancharts. at/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2011-11-27. [2] "Dutch charts archive" (http:/ / dutchcharts. nl/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2011-11-27. [3] "German charts archive" (http:/ / www. charts. de/ search. asp?search=roxette& x=0& y=0& cat=s& country=de). charts.de. . Retrieved 2011-11-27. [4] "Swedish charts archive" (http:/ / swedishcharts. com/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2011-11-27. [5] "UK charts archive" (http:/ / www. chartstats. com/ artistinfo. php?id=5406). chartstats.com. . Retrieved 2011-11-27. [6] "New Zealand charts archive" (http:/ / charts. org. nz/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=Crash!+ Boom!+ Bang!& cat=s). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2011-11-27.

"Fireworks"

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"Fireworks"
"Fireworks"
Singleby Roxette from the album Crash! Boom! Bang! Released Format Genre Length Label Producer 1994 CD Pop 3.40 EMI Clarence fwerman Roxette singles chronology

"Crash! Boom! Bang!" (1994)

"Fireworks" (1994)

"Run to You" (1994)

"Fireworks" is a song by the Swedish pop duo Roxette. Released in 1994, it was the third single from their album Crash! Boom! Bang!. It achieved moderate success in various European countries, and peaked at number 30 on the UK Singles Chart. Strangely, the single was omitted from the career retrospective The Rox Box, which included every international single released by Roxette up to 2006. It has also been left off other hits compilations, leading to speculation that Roxette do not like the song. In an interview with The Daily Roxette website in 2009, Per Gessle was asked why the song was ignored on the compilations. He answered, "I guess it just wasn't big enough. There are so many other Rox tracks that kick its ass. And on The Rox Box we decided to use demos and other uplifting stuff instead."[1]

Music video
The music video is mainly based in London, featuring several well known places and landmarks as well as signage from the London Underground. Parts of the video are also set on a beach with fire surrounding the duo as the song reaches it's climax.

Track listing
1. 2. 3. 4. "Fireworks" "Fireworks" (Jesus Jones remix) "Dangerous" (from MTV unplugged) "The Rain" (Demo, from December 29, 1991)

"Fireworks"

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Charts
Chart (1994) Peak Position 18 41 51 34 30 [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Austrian Single Charts Dutch Single Charts German Single Charts Sweden Single Charts UK Single Charts

References
[1] "Per speaks out in The Daily Roxette fall interview" (http:/ / www2. dailyroxette. com/ node/ 18704). The Daily Roxette. . Retrieved 2011-11-27. [2] "Dutch charts archive" (http:/ / austriancharts. at/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2011-11-27. [3] "Dutch charts archive" (http:/ / dutchcharts. nl/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2011-11-27. [4] "German charts archive" (http:/ / www. charts. de/ search. asp?search=roxette& x=0& y=0& cat=s& country=de). charts.de. . Retrieved 2011-11-27. [5] "Swedish charts archive" (http:/ / swedishcharts. com/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2011-11-27. [6] "UK charts archive" (http:/ / www. chartstats. com/ artistinfo. php?id=5406). chartstats.com. . Retrieved 2011-11-27.

"Run to You"

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"Run to You"
"Run to You"
Singleby Roxette from the album Crash! Boom! Bang! Released Format Genre Length Label Writer(s) Producer 14 November 1994 CD, 7" vinyl Pop 3:39 EMI Per Gessle Clarence fwerman

Roxette singles chronology

"Fireworks" (1994)

"Run to You" (1994)

"Vulnerable" (1994)

"Run to You" is an acoustic-electric rock song by the Swedish pop duo Roxette. Released in 1994, it was the fourth single taken from their album Crash! Boom! Bang!. The single reached #27 in the UK, and the top 50 in Switzerland and Australia.

Music video
The music video, directed by Jonas kerlund, shows the band while on tour in Europe during the Crash! Boom! Bang! tour. It features shots of the travelling, the fun, the waiting, the soundchecks and later in the video the moment the band enters the stage in the Festhalle in Frankfurt. The video ends like a busy day ends, with the hand of an unknown person hanging a "Do Not Disturb" card outside a hotel door.

Track listing
CD 1 1. 2. 3. 4. "Run to You" "Don't Believe in Accidents" (Demo, Spring, 1988) "Crash! Boom! Bang!" (Demo, May, 1993) "Almost Unreal" (Demo, February, 1993)

CD 2 1. 2. 3. 4. "Run to You" "Listen to Your Heart" (7" Edit) "Joyride" "How Do You Do!"

"Run to You"

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Charts
Chart (1994) Peak Position 49 51 31 27 [1] [2] [3] [4]

Australian Single Charts German Single Charts Swiss Single Charts UK Single Charts

References
[1] "Australian charts archive" (http:/ / australian-charts. com/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2011-11-27. [2] "German charts archive" (http:/ / www. charts. de/ song. asp?artist=Roxette& title=Run+ To+ You& cat=s& country=de). charts.de. . Retrieved 2011-11-27. [3] "Swiss charts archive" (http:/ / hitparade. ch/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2010-01-29. [4] "UK charts archive" (http:/ / www. chartstats. com/ artistinfo. php?id=5406). chartstats.com. . Retrieved 2011-11-27.

"Vulnerable"

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"Vulnerable"
"Vulnerable"
Singleby Roxette from the album Crash! Boom! Bang! Released 23 February 1995 (Europe) 27 March 1995 (UK) 7" vinyl, cassette, 3 CD Pop music, Soft rock, Adult contemporary 4:30 EMI Per Gessle Clarence fwerman Roxette singles chronology

Format Genre Length Label Writer(s) Producer

"Run to You" (1994)

"Vulnerable" (1994)

"You Don't Understand Me" (1995)

"Vulnerable" is a song by Roxette, released as the fifth single from their album Crash! Boom! Bang!. The song is also featured on the compilation album, Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus!. The single peaked at #12 in Sweden and was a minor hit in one or two other European countries. It peaked at #44 in the UK charts, ending their five year of top 40 hits.

Track listing
Released 1995 Dutch Pressing. // EMI / 7243 8 65152 2 3

1. 2. 3. 4.

"Vulnerable" (Single Edit) - 4:30 "The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye" - 4:49 "Vulnerable" (Demo December 28, '90) - 4:44 "I'm Sorry" (Demo August 18, '93) - 3:25

Charts

"Vulnerable"

165

Chart (1994)

Peak Position 71 12 44 [1] [2] [3]

German Single Charts Sweden Single Charts UK Single Charts

References
[1] "German charts archive" (http:/ / www. charts. de/ song. asp?artist=Roxette& title=Vulnerable& cat=s& country=de). charts.de. . Retrieved 2011-11-27. [2] "Swedish charts archive" (http:/ / swedishcharts. com/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2011-11-27. [3] "UK charts archive" (http:/ / www. chartstats. com/ artistinfo. php?id=5406). chartstats.com. . Retrieved 2011-11-27.

External links
Vulnerable (2 tracks) (http://musicbrainz.org/release/3774a3e8-2f42-4e88-8a4e-dc548cbbbfaa) at MusicBrainz Vulnerable (3 tracks) (http://musicbrainz.org/release/4329373d-a442-42bd-8eba-c38c3e78fffc) at MusicBrainz Vulnerable (4 tracks) (http://musicbrainz.org/release/4c459da3-7f81-45ab-a312-75829b526c53) at MusicBrainz

"You Don't Understand Me"

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"You Don't Understand Me"


"You Don't Understand Me"
Singleby Roxette from the album Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! - Roxette's Greatest Hits Released Genre Length Writer(s) 1995 Pop 04:28 Per Gessle, Desmond Child Roxette singles chronology

"Vulnerable" (1994)

"You Don't Understand Me" (1995)

"The Look '95" (1995)

Alternative cover Cover of the UK release

"You Don't Understand Me" is a song by the Swedish pop duo Roxette. Released in 1995, it was the first new single from their Greatest Hits album Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! - Roxette's Greatest Hits. "You Don't Understand Me," was written by Per Gessle and Desmond Child and this was the first time Gessle had co-written a song with an international songwriter. Roxette recorded acoustic versions of the songs, "The Look", "Listen to Your Heart", "You Don't Understand Me" and "Help!", at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London, England. "Help!", a cover of the "LennonMcCartney" song originally recorded by The Beatles, was released originally in the "Don't Bore Us - Get to the Chorus! (Roxette's European Promo Tour)" bootleg album (only 4 audio tracks)[1] and then on the Roxette compilation The Rox Box/Roxette 86-06, whereas the other three songs were included on the UK release of this single and "You Don't Understand Me" was also included on the single "Anyone", released in 1999. The single reached the top 10 on the Swedish and Finnish singles charts. In the UK, the single was released in 1996, peaking outside the top 40.

Track listing
1. "You Don't Understand Me" 2. "Crazy About You" 3. "Harleys & Indians (Riders in the Sky)" UK release CD1 1. "You Don't Understand Me" 2. "The Look" (Abbey Road Acoustic Version) 3. "Listen to Your Heart" (Abbey Road Acoustic Version) 4. "You Don't Understand Me" (Abbey Road Acoustic Version) CD2

"You Don't Understand Me" 1. 2. 3. 4. "You Don't Understand Me" "Almost Unreal" (Demo) "Harleys & Indians (Riders in the Sky)" "The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye"

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Charts
Chart (1995) Peak Position 9 [2] [3] [4] [5]

Sweden Single Charts UK Top 75 German Single Charts Austrian Top 40 Finnish Singles Chart

42 44 25 7

[6]

References
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] This information was taken from the website: www.roxservice.com Section: Bootleg. "Swedish singles chart" (http:/ / swedishcharts. com/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). swedishcharts.com. . "UK Chart Stats" (http:/ / www. chartstats. com/ artistinfo. php?id=5406). chartstats.com. . "German Album Chart" (http:/ / www. charts-surfer. de/ musiksearch. php). charts-surfer. . "Austrian Singles Chart" (http:/ / austriancharts. at/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). austriancharts.com. . Retrieved 2008-07-07. "Swedish chart" (http:/ / books. google. co. uk/ books?id=Pw0EAAAAMBAJ& pg=PA75& dq=roxette+ you+ don't+ understand& lr=& as_pt=MAGAZINES& cd=6#v=onepage& q=roxette you don't understand& f=false). Billboard magazine: 75. 1995-11-25. . Retrieved 2010-02-08.

"June Afternoon"

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"June Afternoon"
"June Afternoon"
Singleby Roxette from the album Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! - Roxette's Greatest Hits Released Genre Length Writer(s) 18 January 1996 Pop 04:15 Per Gessle Roxette singles chronology

"The Look '95" (1995)

"June Afternoon" (1996)

"She Doesn't Live Here Anymore" (1996)

"June Afternoon", written by Per Gessle and released in 1996, is a song by Roxette, released as the second single from their greatest hits album Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! from 1995. It was only released in Europe and Australia. It peaked at number 24 in Sweden and number 52 in the UK. Recorded with members of the Swedish pop group Gyllene Tider, "June Afternoon" was the planned centrepiece on Per Gessle's upcoming solo album The World According to Gessle, but plans were changed and this cheerful ode to endless summer was picked as a single off Roxette's 1995 greatest hit album. The second song on this single is a demo version of "Seduce Me", which was later included on the 2006 release of The Rox Box.

Track listing
1. "June Afternoon" 2. "Seduce Me" (Demo) 3. "June Afternoon" (Demo)

Charts
Chart (1994) Peak Position 33 57 24 35 52 [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

Belgium Single Charts (Vl) German Single Charts Sweden Single Charts Swiss Single Charts UK Single Charts

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References
[1] "Belgian charts archive" (http:/ / www. ultratop. be/ nl/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=June+ Afternoon& cat=s). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2011-11-27. [2] "German charts archive" (http:/ / www. charts. de/ song. asp?artist=Roxette& title=June+ Afternoon& cat=s& country=de). charts.de. . Retrieved 2011-11-27. [3] "Swedish charts archive" (http:/ / swedishcharts. com/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2011-11-27. [4] "Swiss charts archive" (http:/ / hitparade. ch/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). Hung Medien. . Retrieved 2011-11-27. [5] "UK charts archive" (http:/ / www. chartstats. com/ artistinfo. php?id=5406). chartstats.com. . Retrieved 2011-11-27.

"She Doesn't Live Here Anymore"

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"She Doesn't Live Here Anymore"


"She Doesn't Live Here Anymore"
Singleby Roxette from the album Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! Released Genre Length Writer(s) April 25, 1996 Pop 04:03 Per Gessle Roxette singles chronology

"June Afternoon" (1995)

"She Doesn't Live Here Anymore" (1996)

"Un da sin ti" (1996)

"She Doesn't Live Here Anymore" is a song by Roxette, released as the third single from their Greatest Hits album Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! from 1995. The single was released only in Europe and was a minor hit in Germany. The song was originally written and recorded for Roxette's album Crash! Boom! Bang!, but it was decided that the song did not suit that album. The song remained unreleased until it was included on their 1995 greatest hits album. A remix of Roxette's song "The Look" is included on this single and it is only available on this CDS and on the UK-only single release of "The Look '95"

Track listing
1. "She Doesn't Live Here Anymore" 2. "The Look" (Chaps 1995 Remix) 3. "The Look" (Rapino 7" Remix)

Charts
Chart (1996) Peak Position 81 [1]

German Single Charts

References
[1] "German charts archive" (http:/ / www. charts. de/ song. asp?artist=Roxette& title=She+ Doesn't+ Live+ Here+ Anymore& cat=s& country=de). charts.de. . Retrieved 2011-11-27.

"Wish I Could Fly"

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"Wish I Could Fly"


"Wish I Could Fly"
Singleby Roxette from the album Have a Nice Day B-side Released Recorded Genre Length "Happy Together" February 1, 1999 1998 Pop 4:40 (Album Version) 3:59 (Radio Edit) EMI Per Gessle Gold (Sweden) Roxette singles chronology

Label Writer(s) Certification

"No s si es amor" (1996)

"Wish I Could Fly" (1999)

"Anyone" (1999)

"Wish I Could Fly" U.S single cover The U.S. release of "Wish I Could Fly" has been Roxette's only single there since 1994

"Wish I Could Fly" is a song by the Swedish pop duo Roxette. Released in February 1999, it was the first single from their sixth studio album Have a Nice Day. In the UK, the single peaked at #11, which was Roxette's highest position for a single since their 1993 hit "Almost Unreal" (#7). The single also made the Top 10 in Sweden and Finland, Top 20 in Austria, Switzerland and Norway, Top 30 in Germany and the Top 40 in the Netherlands. While the album Have a Nice Day wasn't released in the U.S. Roxette signed a distribution deal with Edel Music, enabling "Wish I Could Fly" to peak at #27 on the U.S. Adult Contemporary Chart in 2000. The song was also a considerable radio hit, becoming the most played song in Europe in 1999.. A Spanish-language version of the song, "Quisiera Volar", was included on the South American release of the album. Unlike most Roxette songs, this song has a video that has been described as NSFW due to its images of a couple (neither of whom is in the band) in an apparently sexual situation.

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Track listing
CD Maxi 1. "Wish I Could Fly" 2. "Happy Together" 3. "Wish I Could Fly" (Demo, or in the U.K. Todd Terry's Remix) European CD Maxi Remixes 01[1] 1. 2. 3. 4. "Wish I Could Fly" (Tee's Radio Mix) 4:02 "Wish I Could Fly" (Tee's In House Mix) 7:57 "Wish I Could Fly" (StoneBridge R&B Mix) 4:32 "Wish I Could Fly" (StoneBridge Club Mix) 6:34

European CD Maxi Remixes 02[2] 1. 2. 3. 4. "Wish I Could Fly" (Tee's Radio Mix) 4:02 "Wish I Could Fly" (Radio Edit / Fade Out Version) 3:59 "Wish I Could Fly" (StoneBridge R&B Mix) 4:32 "Wish I Could Fly" (StoneBridge Club Mix) 6:34

Charts
Chart (1999) Peak Position 4 11 9 4 13 26 11 12 35 [3] 27 40

Sweden Single Charts UK Top 75 Finnish Single Charts Italian Single Charts Norwegian Single Charts German Single Charts Austrian Top 40 Swiss Single Charts Netherlands Single Charts U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream

[3]

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References
[1] "Wish I Could Fly (Remixes) 01" (http:/ / www. discogs. com/ Roxette-Wish-I-Could-Fly-Remixes/ release/ 1148945). Discogs.com. . Retrieved 2012-03-19. [2] "Wish I Could Fly (Remixes) 02" (http:/ / www. discogs. com/ Roxette-Wish-I-Could-Fly-Remixes/ release/ 130701). Discogs.com. . Retrieved 2012-03-19. [3] Allmusic. Roxette | Billboard Singles (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ artist/ roxette-p5312/ charts-awards/ billboard-singles). Retrieved 2011-08-08.

External links
Wish I Could Fly (3 tracks) (http://musicbrainz.org/release/ce2ffd75-21d4-4149-aac6-210bffc5c013) at MusicBrainz Wish I Could Fly (3 tracks, UK) (http://musicbrainz.org/release/bdcb3d8b-6022-4e29-9d4a-35e80fab0039) at MusicBrainz Wish I Could Fly (4 tracks, remixes) (http://musicbrainz.org/release/2cfaa544-66e3-46dc-9ed8-069efc4dd755) at MusicBrainz Wish I Could Fly (4 tracks, remixes, UK) (http://musicbrainz.org/release/ e4785545-b9bd-4fc8-96e1-21d0243f0133) at MusicBrainz

"Anyone"

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"Anyone"
"Anyone"
Singleby Roxette from the album Have A Nice Day Released Genre Length Label Writer(s) Producer May 17, 1999 Pop 4:31 EMI Per Gessle Clarence fwerman

Roxette singles chronology

"Wish I Could Fly" (1999)

"Anyone" "Stars" (1999) (1999)

"Anyone" is the second single from Swedish duo Roxette's Have a Nice Day album. It was released in May 1999.

Song information
"Anyone" is like its predecessor 'Wish I could fly' a ballad, with instruments including piano, saxophone and strings. "Anyone" was initially planned to be the first single from Have A Nice Day, but the group feared it would sound too "Roxette-ish" for a comeback single, and they chose "Wish I Could Fly" instead. After the success of "Wish I Could Fly", fans believed the next single release would be "Stars" or "Crush On You" (both are dance songs a-typical for Roxette). But in the end, it was "Anyone" that was picked as the second single. The B-sides are the demo of "Anyone", "Cooper" (a track from Have A Nice Day), and "You Don't Understand Me (Abbey Road Sessions 1995)". The maxi-single includes the video of "Wish I Could Fly". In Japan, a double A-side with "Pay The Price" was released, although there is no video for this song.

Chart Success
"Anyone" is often regarded as a flop, because in Europe it never achieved as much success as its predecessor. It charted only in The Netherlands at #73, Germany (peaking outside the Top 50), Sweden (where it failed to reach the Top 30), and Switzerland, where it was a modest success, spending two weeks in the Top 30. EMI UK refused to release "Anyone" because of the poor chart results of the single in Europe. However, in South America, "Anyone" gained far more attention and the country's radio stations later even airplayed the Spanish version, "Alguien".

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Music video
The video of "Anyone", directed by Jonas kerlund, was banned by some TV stations (including MTV), because of a scene in which Marie Fredriksson attempts suicide by drowning herself in the sea. The video was recorded in Portugal in the peninsula of Tria. The clip was only broadcast after 10pm in many countries, because some believed it suggested young people to commit suicide.

Track listing
Anyone (CDM) Released: 1999-05-10 // Roxette Recordings / 8868920 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. "Anyone" "Anyone" (T&A demo, July 29, '98) "Cooper" [Closer to God] "You Don't Understand Me" (Acoustic Abbey Road version, November 15, '95) "Wish I Could Fly" (video)

"Stars"

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"Stars"
"Stars"
Singleby Roxette from the album Have a Nice Day A-side B-side Released Recorded Genre Length Label Writer(s) Producer "Stars" "Better Off On Her Own" August 2, 1999 1998 Pop 3:56 (Album version) EMI Per Gessle Clarence fwerman

Certification Gold (Sweden) Roxette singles chronology

"Anyone" "Stars" "Salvation" (1999) (1999) (1999)

"Stars" is the third single from the Have a Nice Day album by the Swedish duo Roxette. The single was released in August 1999.

Song information
This song was originally a rock-driven track, but it made a complete change in the studio. "Stars" is an up-tempo song with dance and techno sound, which was a new direction for Roxette. Lead vocals were performed by Marie Fredriksson and in the chorus a children choir can be heard. Many remixes were made, including Almighty Radio Edit, which got airplay in most of radio stations. "Stars" was released as a maxi-CD with tracks like "Better Off On Her Own" and the demos of "I Was So Lucky" and "7Twenty7".

Song Success
In Europe, "Stars" became a hit single, hitting Top 10 in Finland, Top 20 in Sweden and Norway and Top 30 in Germany and Switzerland. It actually was more successful than "Wish I Could Fly" in Finland, Norway and Germany. It was the last Roxette single to make the UK Top 75, but it charted quite low, at #56. The video, directed by Anton Corbijn, reached #19 on MTV's European Top 20.

Track listing
Promo 1. "Stars" (Almighty 7" Radio Edit Fade Out) 3.44 2. "Stars" (Album Version) 3.56 CD Single (cardsleeve)

"Stars" 1. "Stars" (Almighty Single Version) 2. "Better Off On Her Own" 3. "Stars" (Album Version) CD Maxi 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. "Stars" (Almighty Single Remix) "Better Off On Her Own" "I Was So Lucky" (Tits & Ass demo, June 3, 1998) "7Twenty7" (Tits & Ass demo, Nov. 20 1997) "Stars" (Album Version) "Anyone" (Enhanced Video)

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CD Maxi Remixes 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. "Stars" (Almighty 7" mix) "Stars" (Almighty 12" Definitive Mix) "Stars" (Almighty dub) "Stars" (Almighty Alternate 12") "Stars" (X-treme Extended Mix)

"Salvation"

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"Salvation"
"Salvation"
Singleby Roxette from the album Have a Nice Day Released Format Genre Length Label Writer(s) Producer November 23, 1999 CD Pop 04:08 EMI Per Gessle Clarence fwerman

Roxette singles chronology

"Stars" "Salvation" (1999) (1999)

"The Centre of the Heart" (2001)

"Salvation", written by Per Gessle, is the fourth and last single from the Have a Nice Day album by the Swedish duo Roxette. The single was released in November 1999.

Song information
"Salvation" is a ballad with instruments like acoustic guitars, piano, choir and drum machine. It was released around Christmas time, because it has a Christmas sound. The B-sides of "Salvation" single are "See Me" (an outtake from Crash! Boom! Bang! album) and "Crazy About You" (C.B.B. Version). The single includes also the video of "Stars".

Song Success
"Salvation" was the third single from Have A Nice Day to enter the Finnish Top 20 (it also got good airplay in Finland). In Germany and Sweden, on the other hand, it charted at quite low positions (#80, #46). "Salvation" also didn't get as much airplay as the previous singles. The Spanish version "Lo Siento" got some minor airplay in Spanish-speaking countries.

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Music video
The video for "Salvation" was directed by Dutch director Anton Corbijn. The shooting took place in Naples and Amalfi (Italy) in October 1999.

Track listing
Released: 1999-11-22 // Roxette Recordings / 8879200

1. 2. 3. 4.

"Salvation" (Single version) "See Me" "Crazy About You" (C!B!B! version) "Stars" (video)

"The Centre of the Heart"

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"The Centre of the Heart"


"The Centre Of The Heart"
Singleby Roxette from the album Room Service Released Format Genre Length Label Writer(s) Producer Certification March 19, 2001 CD Pop 03:22 EMI Per Gessle Clarence fwerman Platinum (Sweden)

Roxette singles chronology

"Salvation" (1999)

"The Centre of the Heart" (2001)

"Real Sugar" (2001)

Remix cover The Centre of The Heart Remix cover

"The Centre of the Heart" is a song by Swedish duo Roxette's 2001 album Room Service. The single was only released commercially in Europe, except in the UK. It was the group's third #1 in Sweden where it remained on the top spot for 4 weeks. It also was a medium-sized hit in other European countries. The song was originally considered as the first single from the group's Have a Nice Day album in 1999 but ultimately became an outtake. On 23 February 2001, Roxette performed "The Centre of the Heart" at the break during the Swedish Melodifestivalen 2001. A remix CD was released to promote the single.

"The Centre of the Heart"

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Music video
The video directed by Jonas kerlund, was shot at The Madonna Inn in California. It is the most expensive Roxette video ever produced. Roxette are seen performing from a room inside The Madonna Inn.

Track listing
European Maxi CD[1] 1. "The Centre of the Heart" 3:22 2. "Entering Your Heart" 3:59 European Maxi CD Remix[2] 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. "The Centre of the Heart" (Original Version) 3:21 "The Centre of the Heart" (Stonebridge Club Mix Edit) 3:37 "The Centre of the Heart" (Stonebridge Club Mix) 7:49 "The Centre of the Heart" (Yoga Remix) 3:29 "The Centre of the Heart" (Stonebridge Peak Hour Dub) 6:36 "The Centre of the Heart" (Stonebridge More Vox Dub) 6:36

Charts
Chart (2001) Peak Certification position 1 [3] Platinum [4]

Swedish Singles Chart

External links
The Centre of the Heart [5] at MusicBrainz The Centre of the Heart: Remix [6] at MusicBrainz

References
[1] "The Centre Of The Heart (EU Maxi CD Single)" (http:/ / www. discogs. com/ Roxette-The-Centre-Of-The-Heart/ release/ 542164). Discogs.com. . Retrieved 2012-04-01. [2] "The Centre Of The Heart (Remix)(EU Maxi CD Single)" (http:/ / www. discogs. com/ Roxette-The-Centre-Of-The-Heart-Remix/ release/ 942479). Discogs.com. . Retrieved 2012-04-01. [3] "Swedish charts archive" (http:/ / swedishcharts. com/ search. asp?search=roxette& cat=s). swedishcharts.com. . [4] "IFPI Sweden's 2001 certifications list" (http:/ / d12753932. u160. foretag. surftown. se/ wp-content/ uploads/ ar-2001. pdf). www.ifpi.se. . [5] http:/ / musicbrainz. org/ release/ 47e9a031-c18e-46c7-819e-c9f88666de0a [6] http:/ / musicbrainz. org/ release/ db3afaba-942d-434f-8010-dbed6773324a

"Real Sugar"

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"Real Sugar"
"Real Sugar"
Singleby Roxette from the album Room Service Released Format Genre Length Label Writer(s) Producer July 2, 2001 CD Pop rock 03:17 EMI Per Gessle Clarence fwerman Roxette singles chronology

"The Centre of the Heart" (2001)

"Real Sugar" (2001)

"Milk and Toast and Honey" (2001)

"Real Sugar", written by Per Gessle, is a song by Roxette, released as the second single from their 2001 album Room Service. It was not released in the UK.[1]

Music video
In the video, directed by Jesper Hiro, all the characters seen (except Roxette) are very similar to "The Muppets". At the start of the video, Roxette are seen performing "The Centre of the Heart" on a small T.V. The channel is turned over to a late night show, where Roxette are introduced. Later into the song, the backing band are introduced as Ray, Mandy and Joey. After the song is finished, the T.V. is turned off by a couple of lovers, who are seen kissing.[2]

Track listing
"Real Sugar" (CDM)
Released: 18 June 2001 // Roxette Recordings // 8793642

1. 2. 3. 4.
[1]

"Real Sugar" "It Will Take a Long Long Time" (Modern Rock version) "Real Sugar" (Shooting Star treatment) "The Centre of the Heart" (video)

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Charts
Chart (2001) Peak position 96 19 23 72 [3] [4] [5] [6]

German Singles Chart Norwegian Singles Chart Swedish Singles Chart Swiss Singles Chart

Personnel
Words & music: Per Gessle Programming: Clarence fwerman & Shooting Star Keyboards: fwerman & MP Persson Electric guitars: Gessle, Christoffer Lundquist & Jonas Isacsson Acoustic guitars: Gessle Drums & maracas Christer Jansson Bass guitar: Lundquist Backing vocals: Lundquist, Marie Fredriksson & Gessle Tremolo guitar: Persson

References
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] "'Real Sugar' single info" (http:/ / www. thelookforroxette. com/ releases. html?id=145). www.thelookforroxette.com. . Youtube - Real Sugar official video (http:/ / www. youtube. com/ watch?v=7TMV0BzbDoc) German Singles Chart Charts-surfer.de (http:/ / www. charts-surfer. de/ musiksearch. php) "IFPI Norway - Official chart positions" (http:/ / www. ifpi. no/ sok/ index_charts. htm). www.ifpi.no. . "Swedish Singles Chart" (http:/ / swedishcharts. com/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). swedishcharts.com. . "Swiss Singles Chart" (http:/ / hitparade. ch/ search. asp?search=Roxette& cat=s). swisscharts.com. .

"Milk and Toast and Honey"

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"Milk and Toast and Honey"


"Milk And toast And Honey"
Singleby Roxette from the album Room Service Released Genre Length Writer(s) September 3, 2001 Pop 04:04 Per Gessle Roxette singles chronology

"Real Sugar" (2001)

"Milk And Toast And Honey" (2001)

"A Thing About You" (2002)

"Milk And Toast And Honey", (the group's 35th single) was the third single released from Swedish pop duo Roxette's 2001 album Room Service. The single was only released commercially in Europe and Australia where chart-wise it didn't perform spectacularly. The ballad is part of the Brazilian soap opera An Angel Fell From Heaven- Soundtrack (Um Anjo Caiu do Cu Trilha Sonora Internacional - 2001) by Globo TV.[1] The song was also one of the most played songs in Brazil in 2001.

Track listing
Released: 2001-10-01 // Roxette Recordings / 8797140

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

"Milk And Toast And Honey" (Single Master) "Milk And Toast And Honey" (Active Dance Remix) "Milk And Toast And Honey" (Shooting Star Treatment) "Milk And Toast And Honey" (Tits & Ass Demo) "Real Sugar" (Video Clip)

Charts
Chart (2001) Peak position [2] 49 8 54 [5] 80 21 [7] 29

Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) [3]

Germany (Media Control AG)

[4]

Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100) Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) [6]

Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)

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References
[1] http:/ / www. teledramaturgia. com. br/ anjocaiut. htm [2] " Ultratop.be Roxette Milk and Toast and Honey" (http:/ / www. ultratop. be/ nl/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=Milk+ and+ Toast+ and+ Honey& cat=s) (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2011-01-09. [3] " Ultratop.be Roxette Milk and Toast and Honey" (http:/ / www. ultratop. be/ fr/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=Milk+ and+ Toast+ and+ Honey& cat=s) (in French). Ultratip. ULTRATOP & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2011-01-09. [4] " Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Knstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche musicline.de" (http:/ / musicline. de/ de/ chartverfolgung_summary/ title/ Roxette/ Milk+ and+ Toast+ and+ Honey/ single) (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 2011-01-09. [5] " Dutchcharts.nl Roxette Milk and Toast and Honey" (http:/ / www. dutchcharts. nl/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=Milk+ and+ Toast+ and+ Honey& cat=s) (in Dutch). Mega Single Top 100. Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2011-01-09. [6] " Swedishcharts.com Roxette Milk and Toast and Honey" (http:/ / www. swedishcharts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=Milk+ and+ Toast+ and+ Honey& cat=s). Singles Top 60. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-01-09. [7] " Roxette Milk and Toast and Honey swisscharts.com" (http:/ / www. swisscharts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=Milk+ and+ Toast+ and+ Honey& cat=s). Swiss Singles Chart. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-01-09.

This single was #1 in Brazil

"A Thing About You"

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"A Thing About You"


"A Thing About You"
Singleby Roxette from the album The Ballad Hits B-side Released Format Genre Length Label Producer "The Weight of the World" October 14, 2002 CD Pop 3.51 EMI Clarence fwerman Roxette singles chronology

"Milk and Toast and Honey" (2001)

"A Thing About You" (2002)

"Opportunity Nox" (2003)

"A Thing About You", written by Per Gessle, is the only single from Swedish pop duo Roxette's 2002 compilation album The Ballad Hits. The song featured on BBC Radio 2's playlist.[1]

Charts
This song was a medium-sized hit in Europe. It reached the top 20 in Sweden, and the top 40 in Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Germany.

Track listing
1. "A Thing About You" 2. "The Weight of the World" 3. "A Thing About You" (Video Clip)

References
[1] "BBC Radio 2 playlist" (http:/ / web. archive. org/ web/ 20030207091309/ http:/ / www. bbc. co. uk/ radio2/ audioreplay/ audio_playlist. shtml). archive.org. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. bbc. co. uk/ radio2/ audioreplay/ audio_playlist. shtml) on 2003-02-07. .

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"Opportunity Nox"
Singleby Roxette from the album The Pop Hits Released Format Genre Length Label Producer February 25, 2003 CD Pop 3.01 EMI Clarence fwerman Roxette singles chronology

"A Thing About You" (2002)

"Opportunity Nox" (2003)

"One Wish" (2006)

"Opportunity Nox" is the only single from Swedish pop duo Roxette's 2003 compilation album The Pop Hits. In March 2003, "Opportunity Nox" became the first Roxette song to reach Svensktoppen. Due to Marie Fredriksson having cancer at the time, the song had no promotion and featured very little of her vocals.

Reception
Swedish newspapers Aftonbladet and Expressen both gave the song 4 stars and called it their best song since "Dangerous" and "Joyride" respectively.[1][2]

Charts
Despite the lack of promotion, this song did peak at #11 in Sweden, and was a minor hit in Germany (#69) and Switzerland (#87).

Music video
The video for the song is animated. This was mainly due to Fredriksson's illness.

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Track listing
1. "Opportunity Nox" 2. "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)" (Live in Brussels 2001) 3. "Breathe" (Tits & Ass Demo)

External links
Opportunity Nox [3] at MusicBrainz

References
[1] http:/ / www. aftonbladet. se/ vss/ noje/ story/ 0,2789,260316,00. html [2] http:/ / www. expressen. se/ expressen/ jsp/ polopoly. jsp?d=204& a=11286#ned [3] http:/ / musicbrainz. org/ release/ 731e5bb7-f93c-4336-8193-d382bbd227fc

"One Wish"

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"One Wish"
"One Wish"
Singleby Roxette from the album Roxette Hits B-side Released Genre Length Label Writer(s) "The Rox Medley" October 9, 2006 Pop 03:01 EMI/Capitol Records Per Gessle

Roxette singles chronology

"Opportunity Nox" (2003)

"One Wish" (2006)

"Reveal" (2007)

"One Wish", written by Per Gessle and performed by Swedish pop duo Roxette, is the first single released from their 2006 album Roxette Hits, the first release from Roxette since 2003. Per Gessle describes the song as an uptempo duet. The B-Side is "The Rox Medley" which, prior to this release, has been available on the radio and on iTunes.

Music video
The video, also directed by Jonas kerlund, was a mixture of new and old images, which were taken from different music videos by Roxette over the years.

Track listing
CD Single 1. "One Wish" 2. "The Rox Medley!" MAXI CD single 1. 2. 3. 4. "One Wish" "The Rox Medley" "It Must Have Been Love (Christmas for the Broken Hearted)" "Turn to Me"

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Charts
Svensktoppen "One Wish" was tested on the Swedish hitlist "Svensktoppen", where it debuted on October 15, 2006 by entering at 4th place.[1] The Svensktoppen visit lasted for four weeks, with a 3rd place on October 22, 2006 as best result.[2] Top 10 The single charted at #2 in Sweden, #3 in Spain and #5 in Finland.[3]

References
[1] "Svensktoppen chart archive. Wk 2006-10-15" (http:/ / sverigesradio. se/ sida/ artikel. aspx?programid=2023& artikel=454888). Sveriges Radio. . Retrieved 2012-01-16. ( direct link to chart (http:/ / 195. 178. 191. 81/ history/ 2006-10-15. html)) [2] "Svensktoppen chart archive. Wk 2006-10-22" (http:/ / sverigesradio. se/ sida/ artikel. aspx?programid=2023& artikel=454888). Sveriges Radio. . Retrieved 2012-01-16. ( direct link to chart (http:/ / 195. 178. 191. 81/ history/ 2006-10-22. html)) [3] "Swedish charts archive" (http:/ / www. swedishcharts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=One+ Wish& cat=s). . Retrieved 2012-01-22.

"Reveal"

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"Reveal"
"Reveal"
Singleby Roxette from the album Roxette Hits Released Genre Length Writer(s) February 27, 2007 Pop 03:43 Per Gessle Roxette singles chronology

"One Wish" (2006)

"Reveal" (2007)

"She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" (2011)

"Reveal" remix version

"Reveal", written by Per Gessle with Marie Fredriksson, was the second single released from Swedish pop duo Roxette's 2006 album Roxette Hits. Gessle was reportedly unhappy with the original version that featured on the Hits album. For the song's single release it was given a subtle remix, with the middle eight section redone. The new single version was released digitally on January 10, 2007.[1] A physical release came on February 27, 2007, featuring two additional remixes and the video to the group's previous single, "One Wish" There is no video for this single.[2] It charted in Sweden for one single week, peaking at #59.[3]

Track listings
Promo CD, Digital Release 1. "Reveal" (Single Version) 03:43 Remix CD 1. 2. 3. 4. "Reveal" (The Attic Remix) 3:29 "Reveal" (Kleerup Remix) 3:41 "Reveal" (Single Version) 3:43 "One Wish" (Video directed by Jonas kerlund)

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Charts
Chart (2007) Peak position [4] 59

Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)

References
[1] [2] [3] [4] "iTunes entry" (http:/ / itunes. apple. com/ gb/ album/ reveal-single-version-single/ id209540936). . Retrieved 2012-01-22. "Daily Roxette" (http:/ / dailyroxette. com/ node/ 16244). . Retrieved 2012-01-22. "Swedish charts archive" (http:/ / swedishcharts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=Reveal& cat=s). . Retrieved 2012-01-22. " Swedishcharts.com Roxette Reveal" (http:/ / www. swedishcharts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=Reveal& cat=s). Singles Top 60. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-02-11.

External links
Reveal (song) (http://musicbrainz.org/release/e159f8c2-e48d-4348-ba83-d42cff0cf656) at MusicBrainz

"She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)"

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"She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)"
Singleby Roxette from the album Charm School B-side "Wish I Could Fly" (Live from St. Petersburg 12 September 2010)

Released 10 January 2011(see release history) Genre Length Label Rock, Electronica 03:36 EMI/Capitol Records

Writer(s) Per Gessle Roxette singles chronology

"Reveal" (2007)

"She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" (2011)

"Speak to Me" (2011)

"She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)", written by Per Gessle and performed by Swedish pop duo Roxette, is the first single released from their eighth studio album Charm School. The video was directed by Mats Udd. The single is Roxette's longest running hit in Germany since "How Do You Do!" in 1992, charting for 21 weeks [1] The song was A-listed on BBC Radio 2 for the week commencing 7 March.[2] and remained there for the weeks commencing the 14, 21 & 26 March & 2 April, before moving to the B-list for the week commencing 9 April. The song has spent 39 weeks on Czech's Hot 100 Airplay Chart, peaking at #30, still receiving radio play.[3] It was serviced to radio stations on June 20, 2011, in the United States.[4] The title is a reference to a 1952 quote by Marilyn Monroe about her nude photographs for a calendar: "It's not true I had nothing on. I had the radio on.". The band Pantera used the same phrase for the title of its song "Nothin' On (But the Radio)" on their 1983 debut album Metal Magic. In 2004, country music artist Gary Allan released "Nothing On but the Radio". In 2010, Lady Gaga published an unreleased song under the title "Nothing On (But the Radio)".[5][6]

Track listing
Digital download/CD Single[7] 1. "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" 3:36 2. "Wish I Could Fly" (Live from St. Petersburg 12 September 2010) 4:51 Digital download Adrian Lux/Adam Rickfors Remixes[8] 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" (Adrian Lux Radio Edit) 2:43 "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" (Adrian Lux Extended Mix) 5:36 "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" (Adam Rickfors Radio Edit) 3:32 "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" (Adam Rickfors Power Edit) 3:38 "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" (Adam Rickfors Dub Edit) 7:25

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Charts
Chart (2011) Peak position [9] [10] 9 34 10 6 9 [14] 19 26 [16] 30

Austria (3 Austria Top 75)

Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) Germany (Media Control AG) German Airplay Chart [12] [13]

[11]

Hungary (Rdis Top 40)

Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) UK Airplay Chart [15]

U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary

Year-end charts
Chart (2011) German Singles Chart [17] [18] Position 71 38

Hungarian Airplay Chart

Release history
Region Date Format

United Kingdom 10 January 2011 Digital download[19] Sweden United States June 20, 2011 Adult radio [4]

References
[1] "Roxette's German Singles history" (http:/ / musicline. de/ de/ chartverfolgung_summary/ artist/ Roxette/ 22279/ single). . Retrieved 2012-01-22. [2] "BBC Radio 2" (http:/ / www. webcitation. org/ 5x0Ukzwmu). BBC. . Retrieved 2012-01-22. [3] "Czech Radio Chart" (http:/ / www. ifpicr. cz/ hitparada/ index. php?hitp=R). IFPI CZ. . Retrieved 2012-01-22. [4] "FMQB: Radio Industry News" (http:/ / www. fmqb. com/ Article. asp?id=16692). FMQB. June 20, 2011. . Retrieved June 20, 2011. [5] Lady Gaga: "Nothing On (But the Radio)" (http:/ / www. itemvn. com/ song/ Lady-GaGa-Nothing-On-But-The-radio-Nothing-On-But-The-radiosingle/ 82AFAB5419) [6] "New Lady Gaga Song Leaks?" (http:/ / www. rollingstone. com/ music/ news/ plus-r-e-m-name-new-album-new-lady-gaga-song-20101014) by Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone (14 October 2010) [7] "She's Got Nothing On But The Radio - Single" (http:/ / itunes. apple. com/ de/ album/ shes-got-nothing-on-but-radio/ id410959001). iTunes. . Retrieved 2011-01-25. [8] "She's Got Nothing On (But The Radio) (Adrian Lux / Adam Rickfors Remixes)" (http:/ / www. musicload. de/ roxette/ she-s-got-nothing-on-but-the-radio-adrian-lux-adam-rickfors-remixes/ musik/ maxi/ 9584069_2). Musicload. . Retrieved 2011-03-14. [9] " Roxette She's Got Nothing On (But The Radio) Austriancharts.at" (http:/ / www. austriancharts. at/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=She's+ Got+ Nothing+ On+ (But+ The+ Radio)& cat=s) (in German). 3 Austria Top 40. Hung Medien.

"She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)"


[10] " Ultratop.be Roxette She's Got Nothing On (But The Radio)" (http:/ / www. ultratop. be/ nl/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=She's+ Got+ Nothing+ On+ (But+ The+ Radio)& cat=s) (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2011-01-22. [11] " Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Knstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche musicline.de" (http:/ / musicline. de/ de/ chartverfolgung_summary/ title/ Roxette/ She's+ Got+ Nothing+ On/ single) (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 2011-02-22. [12] German Airplay Chart (http:/ / germancharts. com/ airplay_charts. asp), Retrieved on 2011-06-03 [13] " Archvum Slgerlistk MAHASZ Magyar Hanglemezkiadk Szvetsge" (http:/ / www. mahasz. hu/ ?menu=slagerlistak& menu2=archivum& lista=radios& ev=2011& het=7& submit_=Keress) (in Hungarian). Rdis Top 40 jtszsi lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadk Szvetsge. Retrieved 2011-02-26. [14] " Roxette She's Got Nothing On (But The Radio) swisscharts.com" (http:/ / www. swisscharts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=Roxette& titel=She's+ Got+ Nothing+ On+ (But+ The+ Radio)& cat=s). Swiss Singles Chart. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-02-16. [15] "The UK Radio Airplay Chart" (http:/ / www. webcitation. org/ 5xBEEyFGg). . Retrieved 2012-01-22. [16] "Chart Highlights: Rodney Atkins Takes 'Back Road' To No. 1 On Country Songs" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ #/ column/ chartbeat/ chart-highlights-rodney-atkins-takes-back-1005359862. story). Billboard. . Retrieved 20 September 2011. [17] "Single Jahrescharts 2011" (http:/ / www. mtv. de/ charts/ Single_Jahrescharts_2011). MTV Germany. . Retrieved 2012-01-22. [18] "MAHASZ Rdis TOP 100 2011" (http:/ / www. mahasz. hu/ ?menu=slagerlistak& menu2=eves_osszesitett_listak& id=radios& ev=2011) (in hungarian). Mahasz. . Retrieved 23 February 2012. [19] "Amazon.com UK" (http:/ / www. amazon. co. uk/ Shes-Got-Nothing-But-Radio/ dp/ B004GQYT60). Amazon. 2011-01-10. . Retrieved 2011-06-20.

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"Speak to Me"

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"Speak to Me"
Singleby Roxette from the album Charm School B-side Released Genre Length Label Writer(s) "Stars (Live from Barcelona Oct. 24, 2001)" April 18, 2011 Rock 03:39 EMI/Capitol Records Per Gessle Roxette singles chronology

"She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" (2011)

Speak to Me (2011)

"Way Out" (2011)

"Speak to Me", written by Per Gessle and performed by Swedish pop duo Roxette, is the second single released from their eighth studio album Charm School. It was released in Sweden, Belgium and South Africa and will be released in Germany with a video. The song has received heavy airplay on Finnish radio.

Track listing
Digital download[1] 1. "Speak to Me" (Bassflow Remake) 3:39 2. "Stars" (Live from Barcelona Oct. 24, 2001) 4:06 Digital download/CD Single 1. "Speak to Me" (Bassflow Remake) 3:39 2. "Speak to Me" (Original Mix) 3:41 3. "Stars" (Live from Barcelona Oct. 24, 2001) 4:06 7" Vinyl[2] Side A 1. "Speak to Me" (Bassflow Remake) 3:39 2. "Speak to Me" (Original Mix) 3:41 Side B 1. "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" (Adrian Lux Mix) 5:34 2. "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" (Adam Rickfors Mix) 3:29

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Charts
Chart (2011) Peak position [3] 18

Finland Airplay Chart

References
[1] "Speak to Me" (http:/ / se. 7digital. com/ artists/ roxette/ speak-to-me/ ). 7digital. . Retrieved 2011-04-23. [2] "Not one, but two new singles" (http:/ / dailyroxette. com/ 2011/ not-one-two-new-singles/ ). . Retrieved 2011-04-30. [3] Listablogi: Kuumuutta kesn 31.5.2011 (in Finnish) (http:/ / listablogi. blogspot. com/ 2011/ 05/ kuumuutta-kesaan. html)

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"Way Out"
"Way Out"
Singleby Roxette from the album Charm School B-side "Crash! Boom! Bang!/ Anyone (Live at Forest National, Brussels, Oct. 22, 2001)"

Released June 10, 2011 Genre Length Label Rock 02:45 EMI/Capitol Records

Writer(s) Per Gessle Roxette singles chronology

"Speak To Me" (2011)

Way Out (2011)

"It's Possible" (2012)

"Way Out", written by Per Gessle and performed by Swedish pop duo Roxette, is the third single released from their eighth studio album Charm School. It was released solely in Germany and Austria, who decided to release another uptempo single, following the success of "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)".

Track listing
Digital download/CD Single[1] 1. "Way Out" (Radio Edit) 2:43 2. "Crash! Boom! Bang!/ Anyone" (Live at Forest National, Brussels, Oct. 22, 2001) 6:21

References
[1] "Way Out" (http:/ / de. 7digital. com/ artist/ roxette/ release/ way-out/ ). 7digital. . Retrieved 2012-03-04.

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"It's Possible"
"It's Possible"
Singleby Roxette from the album Travelling B-side "It's Possible (Tits & Ass Demo)"

Released March 2, 2012 Genre Length Label Rock 02:34 EMI/Capitol Records

Writer(s) Per Gessle Roxette singles chronology

"Way Out" (2011)

It's Possible (2012)

"It's Possible", written by Per Gessle and performed by Swedish pop duo Roxette, is the first single released from their ninth studio album Travelling. The song was named BBC Radio 2's Record of the Week for the week commencing March 17,[1] and later A-listed on March 22.[2] It's Possible debuted on The UK Radio Airplay Chart at # 65. [3]

Track listing
Digital download[4] 1. "It's Possible" (Version One) [Radio Edit] 2:34 CD Single[5] 1. "It's Possible" (Version One) [Radio Edit] 2:34 2. "It's Possible" (Tits & Ass Demo July 26, 2011) - 2:33

References
[1] "BBC Radio 2 Playlist" (http:/ / www. bbc. co. uk/ radio2/ music-events/ playlist/ index. shtml#rotw). BBC. 2012-03-17. . Retrieved 2012-03-19. [2] "BBC Radio 2 Playlist" (http:/ / www. webcitation. org/ 66LqSxnZY). Webcitation. 2012-03-17. . Retrieved 2012-03-19. [3] "The UK Radio Airplay Chart" (http:/ / www. ukairplaychart. com/ ). UK Radio. 2012-03-28. . Retrieved 2012-03-28. [4] "It's Possible" (http:/ / itunes. apple. com/ se/ album/ its-possible-version-one-radio/ id506452048/ ). iTunes. . Retrieved 2012-03-04. [5] "It' Possible" (http:/ / www. amazon. de/ Its-Possible-Roxette/ dp/ B007F46JG8/ ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8& qid=1330884382& sr=8-1/ ). Amazon. . Retrieved 2012-03-04.

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Videography
Sweden Live
Sweden Live
Starring Roxette

Distributed by Toshiba EMI Release date(s) February 17, 1989 Language English,Swedish

Sweden Live is a concert video by the Swedish pop duo Roxette, released on VHS and Laserdisc on February 17, 1989. It features footage from a concert filmed in Sweden.

Track listing
1. "Dressed for Success" 2. "The Look" 3. "Cry" 4. "Joy of a Toy" 5. "Surrender" 6. "Neverending Love" 7. "Dance Away" 8. "Dangerous" 9. "Soul Deep" 10. "Listen to Your Heart"

Look Sharp Live

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Look Sharp Live


Look Sharp Live
Starring Roxette

Distributed by Picture Music International Release date(s) October 1989 Running time Language 45 minutes English,Swedish

Look Sharp Live is a concert video by the Swedish pop duo Roxette, released on VHS in October 1989. It features footage from a concert at Borgholm Castle in Borgholm, Sweden 1989. Most of the shots were done by a Swedish and American crew even the aerial shots by choppers.

Track listing
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. "The Look" "Dressed for Success" "Dance Away" "Dangerous" "Cry" "Paint" "Silver Blue" "Listen to Your Heart"

The Videos

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The Videos
The Videos
Starring Roxette

Distributed by Picture Music International Release date(s) November 16, 1991 Running time Language 70 minutes English

The Videos is a video collection by the Swedish pop duo Roxette, released on VHS and Laserdisc on November 16, 1991. It features music videos for the hit singles from the albums Look Sharp! and Joyride, as well as "It Must Have Been Love" from the Pretty Woman soundtrack and the documentary The Making of Joyride.

Track listing
1. "The Look" 2. "Dressed for Success" 3. "Dangerous" 4. "Listen to Your Heart" 5. "It Must Have Been Love" (Original Version Without Scenes from Pretty Woman) 6. "Joyride" 7. "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)" 8. "The Big L" 9. "Spending My Time" 10. The Making of Joyride

Live-Ism

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Live-Ism
Live-Ism
Starring Roxette

Distributed by Picture Music International Release date(s) August 1992 Language English

Live-Ism is a concert video by the Swedish pop duo Roxette, released on VHS and Laserdisc on in August 1992. It features footage from a concert in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, filmed on December 13, 1991, during the Join The Joyride! World Tour 1991/92, as well as behind the scenes footage and the Music video for "How Do You Do!".

Track listing
1. "Hotblooded" 2. "Dangerous" 3. "The Big L" 4. "Watercolours in the Rain" 5. "Church of Your Heart" (Music video) 6. "Knockin' on Every Door" 7. "Things Will Never Be the Same" 8. "Dressed for Success" 9. "Soul Deep" 10. "The Look" 11. "It Must Have Been Love" 12. "(Do You Get) Excited?" (Music video) 13. "Joyride" 14. "Perfect Day" 15. "How Do You Do!" (Music video)

References

Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! Roxette's Greatest Video Hits

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Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! Roxette's Greatest Video Hits
Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! - Roxette's Greatest Video Hits
Starring Distributed by Release date(s) Language Roxette Picture Music International December 20, 1995 English

Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! - Roxette's Greatest Video Hits is a video collection by the Swedish pop duo Roxette, released on VHS and Laserdisc on December 20, 1995.

Track listing
1. "You Don't Understand Me" 2. "The Look" 3. "Dressed for Success" 4. "Listen to Your Heart" 5. "Dangerous" 6. "It Must Have Been Love" 7. "Joyride" 8. "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)" 9. "The Big L" 10. "Spending My Time" 11. "Church of Your Heart" 12. "(Do You Get) Excited?" 13. "How Do You Do!" 14. "Queen of Rain" 15. "Fingertips '93" 16. "Almost Unreal" 17. "Sleeping in My Car" 18. "Crash! Boom! Bang!" 19. "Fireworks" 20. "Run to You" 21. "Vulnerable"

Crash! Boom! Live!

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Crash! Boom! Live!


Crash! Boom! Live!
Starring Roxette

Distributed by Picture Music International Release date(s) September 19, 1996 Running time Language 86 minutes English

Crash! Boom! Live! is a concert video by the Swedish pop duo Roxette, released on VHS and Laserdisc on September 19, 1996. It features footage from a concert in Johannesburg, South Africa, filmed on January 14, 1995, during the Crash! Boom! Bang! Live tour.

Track listing
1. "Sleeping in My Car" 2. "Fireworks" 3. "Almost Unreal" 4. "Dangerous" 5. "Crash! Boom! Bang!" 6. "Listen to Your Heart" 7. "The First Girl on the Moon" 8. "Harleys & Indians (Riders in the Sky)" 9. "Lies" 10. "The Rain" 11. "Run to You" 12. "It Must Have Been Love" 13. "Dressed for Success" 14. "The Big L" 15. "Spending My Time" 16. "The Look" 17. "Love Is All (Shine Your Light on Me)" 18. "Joyride"

All Videos Ever Made & More!

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All Videos Ever Made & More!


All Videos Ever Made & More! - The Complete Collection 1987-2001
Starring Distributed by Release date(s) Language Roxette EMI November 19, 2001 English

All Videos Ever Made & More - The Complete Collection 1987-2001 is a DVD by the Swedish pop duo Roxette, released on November 19, 2001. It features all the music videos the duo recorded from 1987 to 2001.

Track listing
Videos
1. "Neverending Love" 2. "Soul Deep" 3. "I Call Your Name" 4. "Chances" 5. "The Look" 6. "Dressed for Success" 7. "Listen to Your Heart" 8. "Dangerous" 9. "It Must Have Been Love" 10. "Joyride" 11. "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)" 12. "The Big L" 13. "Spending My Time" 14. "Church of Your Heart" 15. "(Do You Get) Excited?" 16. "How Do You Do!" 17. "Queen of Rain" 18. "Fingertips '93" 19. "Almost Unreal" 20. "Sleeping in My Car" 21. "Crash! Boom! Bang!" 22. "Fireworks" 23. "Run to You" 24. "Vulnerable" 25. "You Don't Understand Me" 26. "June Afternoon" 27. "She Doesn't Live Here Anymore" 28. "Un Da Sin Ti" 29. "Wish I Could Fly" 30. "Anyone"

All Videos Ever Made & More! 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. "Stars" "Salvation" "The Centre of the Heart (Is a Suburb to the Brain)" "Real Sugar" "Milk and Toast and Honey"

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Rarities
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. "Neverending Love" (The first ever video clip) "It Must Have Been Love (Christmas for the Brokenhearted)" (Early TV performance at Swedish chart show) "I Call Your Name" (Another early TV performance at Swedish chart show) "The Look" (An early video clip of this song - made in Sweden 1988) "Silver Blue" (A rare video clip made on tour in 1989)

Documentaries
1. The Making of Joyride (50 minutes behind the scenes) 2. Really Roxette (1 hour road movie from 1995)

Ballad & Pop Hits The Complete Video Collection

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Ballad & Pop Hits The Complete Video Collection


Ballad & Pop Hits - The Complete Video Collection
Starring Distributed by Release date(s) Language Roxette EMI November 17, 2003 English

Ballad & Pop Hits - The Complete Video Collection is a DVD by the Swedish pop duo Roxette, released on November 17, 2003. It features all the music videos the duo recorded from 1987 to 2003, split into Ballad Hits and Pop Hits.

Track listing
Ballad Hits
1. "A Thing About You" 2. "It Must Have Been Love" 3. "Listen to Your Heart" 4. "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)" 5. "Spending My Time" 6. "Queen of Rain" 7. "Almost Unreal" 8. "Crash! Boom! Bang!" 9. "Vulnerable" 10. "You Don't Understand Me" 11. "Wish I Could Fly" 12. "Anyone" 13. "Salvation" 14. "Milk and Toast and Honey"

Pop Hits
1. "Opportunity Nox" 2. "The Look" 3. "Dressed for Success" 4. "Dangerous" 5. "Joyride" 6. "The Big L" 7. "Church of Your Heart" 8. "How Do You Do!" 9. "Sleeping in My Car" 10. "Run to You" 11. "June Afternoon"

Ballad & Pop Hits The Complete Video Collection 12. "Stars" 13. "The Centre of the Heart (Is a Suburb to the Brain)" 14. "Real Sugar"

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Extras
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. "Neverending Love" "Soul Deep" "I Call Your Name" "Chances" "(Do You Get) Excited?" "Fingertips '93" "Fireworks" "She Doesn't Live Here Anymore" "Un Da Sin Ti"

Documentaries
1. The Making of Joyride (50 minutes behind the scenes) 2. Really Roxette (1 hour road movie from 1995)

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"Always Breaking My Heart" (1996)

"Love in the Key of C" (1996)

"Always Breaking My Heart" is the second single from Belinda Carlisle's A Woman and a Man album, released in 1996 (see 1996 in music). It made the UK Top 10, peaking at #8. The song was written by Per Gessle from Roxette, and a demo of the song recorded by Gessle was later released as a B-side of his single "Do You Wanna Be My Baby?".

Music video
The music video was directed by Philippe Gautier.[1]

Track listing
CD 1
1. "Always Breaking My Heart" (Single version) 2. "Love Walks In" (Previously unreleased) (Tom Caffey, Charlotte Caffey) 3. "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan" (Previously unreleased) (Shel Silverstein)

CD 2
1. "Always Breaking My Heart" (Single version) 2. "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" (1987) 3. "Circle In the Sand" (1987) 4. "I Get Weak" (1987)

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Charts
Chart (1996) Peak position 50 52 22 8

Australian Singles Chart European Hot 100 Singles Italian Singles Chart UK Singles Chart

References
[1] "belinda carlisle always breaking my heart" (http:/ / www. youtube. com/ watch?v=hnbgHssKaog). YouTube. . Retrieved 2012-01-14.

External links
Belinda Carlisle 1996 singles (http://members.fortunecity.com/belindavault/singles/1996.htm) at BelindaVault

Gyllene Tider

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Gyllene Tider

Gyllene Tider in Stockholm 2004. Background information Origin Genres Years active Labels Halmstad, Sweden Pop, rock 19761985 (temporary reunion in 1996, 2004 and 2010) EMI, Capitol Records

Associated acts Roxette, Son of a Plumber, Audiovisuellt Angrepp, Grape Rock Website www.gyllenetideronline.com Members Per Gessle Mats Persson Micke Andersson Anders Herrlin Gran Fritzon [1]

Gyllene Tider is a Swedish pop group. The name Gyllene Tider translates as "Golden ages" or "Golden times". Few Scandinavians would not recognize the band's most famous song "Sommartider", often played on the radio during late spring and early summer. The band is well-known for its catchy choruses and light-weight lyrics about summer, teenage love and life in a small town.

History
In 1976, Per Gessle met Mats Persson, a member of the band Audiovisuellt Angrepp, forming the duo Grape Rock. Later Micke Andersson, Anders Herrlin and Gran Fritzon joined and the quintet was born. The group's name was changed to Gyllene Tider. In the following year, the band had become local celebrities in Halmstad for their Christmas concerts. Taking advantage of this they released their quite rare vinyl EP, Billy, selling about 900 copies. In 1980, the LP Gyllene Tider was released, becoming a huge success in Sweden. "Flickorna p TV2" ("The girls on TV2") was the album's biggest hit. The second album, released in 1981 under the name Moderna Tider (Modern Times), also enjoyed huge success, and was followed by a national tour. The following year Puls (Pulse) was released, with the hits "Sommartider" ("Summer times") and "Flickan i en Cole-Porter-sng" ("The girl in a Cole Porter song").

Gyllene Tider The group tried to break through to the American market in 1984 with the album Heartland (a six track mini version of the album The Heartland Caf released in Sweden) under the name "Roxette"; however, the album flopped, selling only about 8,000 copies. The name Roxette was later used by Per Gessle to name his successful collaboration with Marie Fredriksson. In 1985 Gyllene Tider officially broke up. In the following years, however, a few Greatest hits albums were released and a number of reunions took place, in particular the immensely popular tertget tour of 1996. In 2004 the band celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary with the first new album in 20 years and a big summer tour in July and August. The tour, called GT25, was a huge success, being the biggest tour in Scandinavia ever and the second largest of all time in the whole of Europe, gathering large crowds all over Sweden. When they performed at Ullevi stadium in Gothenburg on August 7, 2004 during the GT25, 58,984 fans watched the concert live, breaking the record set by Bruce Springsteen,[2] and the performance was later broadcast on TV4. Gyllene Tider reunited again on August 14, 2010, as a surprise encore during Roxette's concert in Halmstad, both bands' hometown. They performed a three-song set, featuring the songs "Juni, Juli, Augusti", "Sommartider", and "Nr alla vnnerna gtt hem", with Marie Fredriksson and the rest of the Roxette band joining them on stage for the last number.[3]

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Albums
1978 Gyllene Tider (EP) (aka "Billy" and "the yellow EP") 1980 Gyllene Tider 1981 Moderna Tider 1982 Puls 1984 The Heartland Caf (six of the tracks from this album were released in the United States as Heartland under the name "Roxette") 2004 Finn 5 fel!

Live and compilation albums


1989 Instant Hits 1990 Parkliv (Live 1981) 1993 Samlade Tider (nice price) 1995 Halmstads prlor 1997 Ljudet av ett annat hjrta/En samling (nice price) 1997 tertget Live! (Gyllene Tider live!) 2000 Konstpaus - samtliga inspelningar frn 1990-talet och lite till... 2004 GT 25 - Samtliga hits! 2004 GT25 Live! (Live 2004; also on DVD from Ullevi)

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1997 tertget (documentary from TV4, live and interviews ) 2004 Karaoke Hits! 2004 Parkliv (concert/documentary from 1981 filmed by Lasse Hallstrm, released on DVD 2004) 2004 GT25 Live! (live at Ullevi 2004)

References
[1] http:/ / www. gyllenetideronline. com [2] Sandahl, Ronnie (2004-08-08). "Vilken skn rekordfest, GT!" (http:/ / www. aftonbladet. se/ nyheter/ article226813. ab). Aftonbladet. . Retrieved 2012-01-06. [3] "Roxette rocks Halmstad with Gyllene!" (http:/ / www. dailyroxette. com/ node/ 18803). www.dailyroxette.com. .

External links
Gyllene Tider.com - Elektroniska Tider (http://www.gyllenetider.com/) (With full discography and info) R2R Forum (http://forum.runtoroxette.com/index.php?board=7.0) The Daily Roxette (http://www.dailyroxette.com) (Latest Gyllene Tider news) Gyllene Tider online (http://www.gyllenetideronline.com) (Official)

Gyllene Tider (http://musicbrainz.org/artist/dc767c6e-74d1-45fc-be31-bda00253fbda.html) discography at MusicBrainz

Clarence fwerman
Clarence fwerman, born 22 November 1957, is best known as the longtime producer of Roxette,[1] having been with the band from their debut album Pearls of Passion in 1986 through to 2011's Charm School, Roxette's latest studio album. He is the big brother of Roxette percussionist, keyboardist and vocalist Staffan fwerman. fwerman also joins Per Gessle[2] and Roxette[3] as a live musician on various tours, most recently during the 2009 Night of the Proms series in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany.[1] and a mini European tour in 2010. He will join Roxette for their first world tour in 16 years in 2011.

fwerman at the Bospop festival in Weert, The Netherlands, 9 July 2011

References
[1] Victor Johansson (2009-11-21). "Roxette Make a Comeback in Belgium" (http:/ / translate. google. com/ translate?js=y& prev=_t& hl=en& ie=UTF-8& layout=1& eotf=1& u=http:/ / allehanda. se/ noje/ ttnoje/ 1. 1457094-roxette-gor-comeback-i-belgien& sl=auto& tl=en). Allehanda. . Retrieved 2010-03-06. Original article (http:/ / allehanda. se/ noje/ ttnoje/ 1. 1457094-roxette-gor-comeback-i-belgien) [2] Kenth Jonsson (2007-05-12). "Gessle gives concert in Borgholm" (http:/ / translate. google. com/ translate?js=y& prev=_t& hl=en& ie=UTF-8& layout=1& eotf=1& u=http:/ / www. olandsbladet. se/ index. php?placid=6& placid_text=6& id=3920& sl=auto& tl=en). landsbladet. . Retrieved 2010-03-06. Original article (http:/ / www. olandsbladet. se/ index. php?placid=6& placid_text=6& id=3920) [3] Maurilio De Miguel (1994-12-05). "Roxette - Marketability well-run" (http:/ / translate. google. com/ translate?js=y& prev=_t& hl=en& ie=UTF-8& layout=1& eotf=1& u=http:/ / www. elmundo. es/ papel/ hemeroteca/ 1994/ 12/ 05/ cultura/ 18437. html& sl=auto& tl=en). El Mundo. . Retrieved 2010-03-06. Original article (http:/ / www. elmundo. es/ papel/ hemeroteca/ 1994/ 12/ 05/ cultura/ 18437. html)

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Christoffer Lundquist

Lundquist at the Bospop festival in Weert, The Netherlands, 9 July 2011 Background information Origin Genres Occupations Years active Associated acts Website Sweden, born in 1970 Pop, Rock Bass Guitarist, Electric Guitarist, Producer 1993present Brainpool, Per Gessle, Roxette AGMSweden [1]

Carl Christoffer Lundquist, born 1970, is a Swedish musician and producer. His own band is Brainpool where he started as a bass player and backing vocalist, but has moved to play both the bass and the guitar. Brainpool won a Swedish Grammy in 1994 (best new band). He has also produced albums by Per Gessle and Gyllene Tider and played in the backing groups of Roxette and Gessle. He has his own studio in the rural south of Sweden, The Aerosol Grey Machine Studio (AGM) in Vallarum, Scania. The AGM is primarily an analogue studio with lots of vintage equipment and two live echo-chambers. Since its start in 1998, the AGM has hosted a vast selection of both Swedish and international artists like Roxette, Per Gessle, Ed Harcourt, Ulf Lundell, Gyllene Tider, Thstrm, Bo Sundstrm, Wilmer X, Christian Kjellvander, Helena Josefsson, Sandy Mouche, Peter von Poehl, Justin Winokur, Doug Wyatt, and Moneybrother.[2] In May 2011, Christoffer released his first ever solo album, Through the Window.[3] The album reached #29 on the Swedish album chart.[4] Also in May, Christoffer was the first person ever to be awarded the Sir George Martin Award at a gala event in Malm, Sweden. The award came with SEK100,000.[5]

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Discography
Through the Window (2011)

References
[1] http:/ / www. agmsweden. com/ [2] Lundquist on AMG-Sweden. (http:/ / www. agmsweden. com/ christoffer. html) [3] Mattias Dahlstrm (2011-05-04). "Christoffer Lundquist: Through the window review" (http:/ / www. dn. se/ kultur-noje/ skivrecensioner/ christoffer-lundquist-through-the-window). Dagens Nyheter. . Retrieved 2011-09-18. [4] "Sverigetopplistan official website" (http:/ / www. sverigetopplistan. se/ ). . Retrieved 2011-10-01. [5] Emil Sandgren (2011-02-24). "Lundquist rrd ver Martin-pris" (http:/ / www. kristianstadsbladet. se/ noje/ article1394853/ Lundquist-rord-over-Martin-pris. html). Sydsvenska Dagbladet. . Retrieved 2011-09-18.

Helena Josefsson

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Helena Josefsson

Josefsson at the Bospop festival in Weert, The Netherlands, 9 July 2011 Background information Birth name Born Origin Occupations Instruments Years active Labels Helena Marianne Josefsson March 23, 1978 Kalmar, Sweden Singer, songwriter Vocals 1996present EMI, Elevator Entertainment Sandy Mouche, Per Gessle Official website [1]

Associated acts Website

Helena Marianne Josefsson is a Swedish singer and songwriter. She is the lead singer in the band Sandy Mouche and has been singing in Per Gessle's projects since 2003. In February 2007 she released her first solo album, Dynamo.

Biography
Helena Marianne Josefsson was born in Kalmar, Sweden on March 23, 1978. Her parents, Per Olof and Margareta, divorced when Helena was seven years old, and she and her sisters moved with their mother to a village called Bjrnstorp (outside of Lund, Skne County, southern Sweden) when she was ten. Helena has four sisters (Charlotta, Sofia, Hanna and Carolina). She is left-handed and can play keyboards, tambourine and harmonica. Helena married Martin Nilsson (a.k.a. Martinique Josefsson), her longtime boyfriend, in 2003; they live in Malm and became the parents of a boy, Charles-Didrik, on November 8, 2008.[2] Helena's thoughts on life and her career;

Helena Josefsson - "What do you want to become when you grow up? Either a troll or an artist!, I replied to that question at 7 years of age. When I think about it, trolls and artists do have rather much in common. What I wanted, and still try to achieve, is the sense of liberty, being part of nature, getting room in the city, finding a spot for mushrooming. That it is all right to be the way one is and still being able to receive love. Being an artist and composer is probably one of the few lifestyles where one can be a troll simultaneously!" [2] - "When you are born, you are complete but then shell after shell is added as protection against dangers around. Or society forces you to take different parts, needs and patterns you don't really need or want. Then one can spend the rest of one's life finding and removing the bad shells, and saving the good ones, one by one. At least that's what I want to do" [2]

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Helena began to play in some groups of Lund and Malm at High School. Her first band was Plastic Soul (firstly called "Jive with Clive"), with Helena Josefsson (singer), Johan Duncanson (guitar), Fredrick Whitling (lead-guitar and keyboards), Olof Martinsson (bass) and Per Blomgren (drums). Between 1996 and 2000, they took part in club gigs and indie Summer festivals and released some singles ("Uneasy", 1999; Love poems, 2000). Johan and Per began a new successful project, The Radio Dept. Helena also took part in two non long-lasting projects. In 1999, she played and recorded two promo E.P.'s with Magnus Tingsek and their band ewing.1. Between 2000 and 2001, Helena was the lead singer of Dan Bornemark's rock band, The Good Mornings, recording an album (The Good Mornings, 2000). In the fall of 2001, during a holiday trip to Crete (Greece), Helena and her boyfriend Martin Nilsson started the band Sandy Mouche with their friends, the Blomgren brothers (Per -drums- and Ola -guitar) and Danyal Taylan (bass until 2004). So far they have had gigs in Sweden and France promoting their songs, that have been released in Sweden, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Australia and Japan: an E.P. (Sandy Mouche, spring 2003), some promo singles ("Cherry pie", 2003; "C'est pas juste and Papillon", 2004), three digital singles ("Une histoire", "In the sand" and "Spiderweb suit", all in 2005) and two albums (White Lucky Dragon, September 2004; and ... and poems for the unborn, January, 2006). The song, "Spiderweb suit", written by Helena, features in the film New York Waiting (directed by Joachim Hedn, 2006). Since 2007, the band has been working in a new album in Per Blomgren's home studio. Sandy Mouche played together in a gig in Malm last March, 2010, three years later.[3]

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Backing vocals
Josefsson has been doing backing vocals for a lot of Swedish and some foreign artists: The Ark, Righteous Boy, Swan Lee, Justin Winokur, Gyllene Tider, Doug Wyatt, Junior Senior, Andreas Johnson, Sebastian Karlsson, Hideki Kaji, The Margarets, Metro Jets, Brainpool, Pelle Ossler, Air Bureau, Stockfinster, District 1269, Fredo and Arash Labaf. Many of these collaborations have been recorded in the most famous studios of Skne: Tambourine Studios and Gula Studion in Malm, owned by Eggstone's and The Mopeds's members respectively, and the Aerosol Grey Machine Studios in Vollsj, owned by Brainpool's member Christoffer Lundquist. In 2003 Josefsson took part in the recording of Per Gessle's Swedish solo album Mazarin as a backup singer. Gessle's Mazarin project actually became a defined solo band, with Gessle (vocals and guitar), Clarence fwerman (keyboards), Christoffer Lundquist (guitar), Jens Jansson (drums) and Josefsson (vocals). They have released another three albums since Mazarin, both in Swedish and in English, Son of a Plumber (2005), En hndig man (2007) and Party Crasher (2008). Josefsson's voice become more prominent Josefsson at Per Gessle's live concert in in Gessle's latest album, Party Crasher, as she sang leading vocals in some Helsingborg, Sweden on 19 July 2007 songs. They also toured Sweden during the Mazarin Sommarturne (2003) and the En hndig man Sommarturne (2007), and around Europe for "The Party Crasher Tour" (2009).[4] In 2011 she will join Roxette to cover the backing vocals for their World Tour which starts officially in Russia on February 28 Helena is expected to do the backing vocals on the shows and this is to be shared with Malin Ekstrand [5] who joined Roxette on tour in the summer of 2010.

Solo albums and other projects


On February 28, 2007, Helena Josefsson's first solo album, Dynamo, was released by EMI and Per Gessle's own company, Elevator Entertainment. The album, produced and mixed by Christoffer Lundquist at Aerosol Grey Machine Studios during 2006, was backed by the singles "By Your Side", "Never Never (My Dynamo)" and "Where Does the Unused Love Go?" Dynamo spent two weeks on the album Swedish Charts. (#23, 2007.03.08) Helena Josefsson toured with her own band in 2007 in order to promote Dynamo in Sweden and Germany. Since September 2007, she has been working in a new solo album. Helena Josefsson released her first single in Swedish, Fen & Jag, in October 2009. She also released a new video with her song Kyss mig, in February 2010.[6] Helena has also taken part in some live bands playing famous covers of other artists. Ludde, Hella & Gken (a.k.a. Mikael Gkinan Trio: Mikael Gkinan - acoustic guitar and backing vocals, Helena Josefsson - vocals, and Ludvig Wennstrm - contrabass and backing vocals) played soul and jazz, influenced by Jeff Buckley, Kate Bush and Kent, in 2006-2007. Sommardis (Martinique Josefsson - vocals and guitar, Helena Josefsson - vocals, and Christoffer Andersson piano) play acoustic covers from Taube to Metallica in Swedish churches. They begin this project in the Summer 2008. Malin Nilsson's magic show: Helena Josefsson sings in these shows in Sweden, premiered in November 2009 and that will continue from Spring 2010. Helena Josefsson also sang in Tribute Concerts in Sweden: Dolly Parton's Dollykollot (Stockholm, 6.08.2005 and 16.03.2007), En afton med ... Dusty Springfield (Malm, 28.12.2007), En afton med ... Michael Jackson (Malm,

Helena Josefsson 25.12.2009), ...[6] She is currently participating in the "Charm School" Roxette tour.

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Albums ewing.1: promo-1 (March, 1999) & promo-2 (May, 1999) - E.P. The Good Mornings: The Good Mornings (2000) Sandy Mouche: "Sandy Mouche" (2003) - EP Sandy Mouche: "White Lucky Dragon" (2004, AGM Studios) Sandy Mouche: "... and poems for the unborn" (2006, AGM Studios) Helena Josefsson: Dynamo (February 2007, AGM Studios) Ludde, Hella & Gken: Ludde, Hella & Gken (Autumn, 2007, AGM Studios) - Promo E.P. Sommardis: Sommardis (2009, AGM Studios) - Promo E.P. Helena Josefsson: Kyss Mej (November 2010)
Dynamo track listing No. Title 1. "Ghosts" 2. "Never never (my dynamo)" 3. "By your side" 4. "The moon is a grain of sand" 5. "Waterlily love" 6. "Air-hostess" 7. "Where does the unused love go" 8. "Into the woods" 9. "Sleepyhead" 10. "Big bad wolf" 11. "Meadow" 12. "Pirate king" 13. "Never never (reprise)" Length 03:25 03:21 02:59 03:40 03:57 03:47 03:52 03:47 03:07 04:06 03:54 03:46 01:54

Singles Plastic Soul: "Uneasy" (1999) Plastic Soul: "Love poems" (2000) Sandy Mouche: "Cherry pie" (2003) - promo Sandy Mouche: "C'es pas juste" (2004) - promo Sandy Mouche: "Papillon" (2004) - promo Sandy Mouche: "Une histoire" (2005) Sandy Mouche: "In the sand" (2005) Sandy Mouche: "Spiderweb suit" (2005) Sandy Mouche: "Papillon" (2006) - promo (France) Helena Josefsson: "By Your Side" (October, 2006) Helena Josefsson: "Never Never (My Dynamo)" (February, 2007) Helena Josefsson: "Where Does the Unused Love Go?" (2007) - radio only

Helena Josefsson Helena Josefsson: "Fen & Jag" (October, 2009)

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Recordings at Aerosol Grey Machine Studios, Vallarum Per Gessle: Mazarin (2003), Son of a Plumber (2005), En Hndig Man (2007), Party Crasher (2008). Justin Winokur: Thirteen Songs About Love (2004). Gyllene Tider: Finn 5 fel! (2004). Doug Wyatt: The Dream of I (2006). Metro Jets: "Jingle Jangle Christmas" (2006, single).

Recordings at Tambourine Studios and Gula Studion, Malm The Ark: We are The Ark (2000), In Lust we Trust (2002) Andreas Johnson: Mr. Johnson, your room is on fire (2005), The Collector (2007). Sebastian Karlsson: "Words and Violence" (2006, single), The Vintage Virgin (2007). Righteous Boy: I Sing Because Of You (2003). Swan Lee: Swan Lee (2004), The Complete Collection (2007). Pelle Ossler: Den siste som kom ut (2002). The Margarets: Love Will Haunt You Down (2005). Hideki Kaji: "This is Still OK" (2000, single), You will love me (2001). stockfinster: Red wood (2004), Sunset (2005), All Becomes Music (2005), Car crash (2009),Dead line (2009). Junior Senior: "Rhythm Bandits" (2003, single), D-D-Don't Don't Stop the Beat (2003). Air Bureau: "Had it With You" (2006, single).

Other recordings District 1269: "Summertown" (2006, single) - Wonderland Studios, Malm Fredo: Smack (2005), Remack (2006). Arash Labaf: Arash (2005), Donya (2008), "Broken Angel" (2010) - World Studios, Malm

Videography
Solo "By Your Side" (2006) "Fen & Jag" (2009) "Kyss mig" (2010) Featuring Hideki Kaji: "This is Still OK" (2000) Sandy Mouche: "Cherry pie" (2004, dir. Johan Tholsson) Sandy Mouche: "Cest pas juste" (2004, dir. Per and Ola Blomgren) Sandy Mouche: "Papillon" (2004, dir. Jeffery Richt) Son of a Plumber - "Jo-Anna Says" (2005) Son of a Plumber - "Hey Mr. DJ (Won't You Play Another Love Song)" (2005) Son of a Plumber - "Shopping with mother" (2007)

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References
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] http:/ / www. helenajosefsson. com H.J. Biography - http:/ / www. helenajosefsson. com/ biography/ biography. php http:/ / www. sandymouche. com Party Crasher liner notes http:/ / malinekstrand. com/ http:/ / www. myspace. com/ helenajosefsson

External links
Helena Josefsson's Official site (http://www.helenajosefsson.com) Helena Josefsson's Myspace (http://www.myspace.com/helenajosefsson) Sandy Mouche's Official site (http://www.sandymouche.com) Official Helena Josefsson Fan Forum (http://www.phpbb88.com/helena/) Unofficial Helena Josefsson Fanclub (http://www.helena.forumportal.se) Le Journal des Mouches (http://helenamouche.blogspot.com) - News about Helena, Sandy Mouche and Per Gessle's Solo Band Grain of sand (http://www.grainofsand.info.se/) - Unofficial fansite Fan page about Mazarinerna project (http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://www.geocities.com/ kaktus_17/roxette/mazarinerna/mazarinerna.html&date=2009-10-26+01:09:23)

Join the Flumeride

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Join the Flumeride


Join the Flumeride
Directed by Produced by Written by Tobias Persson Ola Ingvarsson Roger Gunnarsson Tobias Persson Anna Ahnstedt Anders Celin Roger Gunnarsson Tobias Persson

Starring Music by

Release date(s) 1998 Running time Country Language 56 minutes Sweden Swedish

Join the Flumeride is a 1998 Swedish mockumentary. The plot revolves around two fictional bands, "Gula Tidningen" and "Pincette", which are parodies of Swedish pop groups Gyllene Tider and Roxette respectively. The film features a cameo by Per Gessle, the lead vocalist of Gyllene Tider and one half of the duo Roxette. The title is a takeoff on the lyrics Roxette's hit 1991 single, Joyride.

External links
Join the Flumeride [1] at the Internet Movie Database

References
[1] http:/ / www. imdb. com/ title/ tt0476560/

Att vara Per Gessle

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Att vara Per Gessle


Att vara Per Gessle (ISBN 91-0-011200-3) (Being Per Gessle) is a book, written by Swedish journalist Sven Lindstrm about Swedish pop-rock singer/songwriter and Roxette co-founder Per Gessle in 2007. The book is written in Swedish and contains a CD with 7 or 9 songs, depending on the issue of the book. The book was released on 30 October, 2007 in Sweden only. The first issue of 8,000 copies includes a CD with 9 songs, while the second issue of 22,000 copies contains a CD with 7 songs. The songs are demo versions of well-known Gessle's solo songs and those recorded by Roxette.

Doppade bara trna demos 19771990


(Track listing 9 song version)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

"Saken slr mej som p huvudet!" (originally performed by Per's old band Grape Rock) "Lgg din hand i min om du har lust" "Svarta glas" (Roxette's "Neverending Love") "Dansar nerfr ditt stup i rekordfart" (Roxette's "Soul Deep") "It Must Have Been Love" (demo 14 April 1987) "The Look" (demo 30 March 1988) "Listen to Your Heart" (Demo 9 May 1988) "Joyrider" (Demo 22 May 1990) "Joyrider" (Demo 23 May 1990)

External links
Per Gessle's official web site [1] TDR article about the book [1] Ad-libris [2]

References
[1] http:/ / www. dailyroxette. com/ node/ 17121 [2] http:/ / www. adlibris. com/ se/ product. aspx?isbn=9100112003& shopperid=ED79CA247DBF4087AC1A25E9E8B1CACB

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