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Roxette

Roxette were one of the biggest global pop acts of the '90s, selling over 75 million records around the world and dominating the charts with songs like "The Look," "Listen to Your Heart," "Joyride," and "It Must Have Been Love," all four of which hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Hailing from Halmstad, Sweden, Roxette are a duo featuring vocalist Marie Fredriksson and songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Per Gessle. Fredriksson and Gessle first met in the late '70s, when she was a member of the pop combo Strul & Ma Mas Barn and he played with Gyllene Tider, one of Sweden's biggest groups of the late '70s and early '80s. In 1981, after Fredriksson's group broke up, she joined Gyllene Tider as backing vocalist for a concert tour, and later worked with them in the studio in the same capacity. In 1984, Fredriksson released her first solo album, Het Vind (Hot Wind) and Gessle contributed a song for the sessions; the same year, Gyllene Tider recorded their only English-language album, The Heartland Café, and Gessle once again invited Fredriksson to contribute to the sessions. For the American release, Gyllene Tider's American label, Capitol Records, edited the 11-song album down to a six-track EP, and shortened the title to Heartland. Capitol also felt the name Gyllene Tider might not register with U.S. listeners, so the group adopted the name Roxette, taken from a song by British pub rock icons Dr. Feelgood.

The Heartland Café proved to be Gyllene Tider's last album for a 20-year period, and Gessle decided it was finally time for him and Fredriksson to record a project together. As Roxette, they cut a single in 1986, "Neverending Love," which was a major hit in Sweden, and a number of songs Fredriksson and Gessle had earmarked for her third solo album became the basis of the first proper Roxette album, Pearls of Passion. In hopes of greater international success, Roxette wrote and recorded their material in English, but while Pearls of Passion was a hit at home, Capitol/EMI didn't bother to release the album in the United States. The same fate initially befell 1988's Look Sharp! until an American student studying in Sweden brought a copy of the album home to Minneapolis and persuaded a DJ at a local radio station to give "The Look" a spin. The song clicked with listeners, and soon Capitol rush-released Look Sharp! in the United States; both "The Look" and "It Must Have Been Love" went to number one on the singles charts, and the album went platinum, establishing Roxette in the States and kickstarting their career in Europe.

Their next album, 1991's Joyride, also went platinum in America, and it was followed in 1992 by Tourism: Songs from Studios, Stages, Hotel Rooms and Other Strange Places, a collection of material recorded during the group's 1991 world tour. In 1994, Roxette released Crash! Boom! Bang!, which was successful in Sweden and Europe but failed to live up to the sales figures of their second and third albums in America. In 1996, Roxette went on hiatus after recording a Spanish-language album, as Gyllene Tider staged a reunion tour and Gessle released a solo album. Roxette returned to duty in 1999 with the album Have a Nice Day, and Room Service followed in 2001, with the duo making a high-profile appearance as part of the Eurovision Song Contest. However, in the fall of 2002, Roxette was forced to curtail their activities when Fredriksson was diagnosed with a brain tumor; over the next several years, she focused on her recovery and recorded solo material, while Gessle also pursued solo projects and staged another Gyllene Tider reunion.

In 2008, Gessle surprised fans at a concert in Amsterdam when he brought out Fredriksson to sing several Roxette hits, and in 2009, the duo staged a comeback tour that sold out halls all across Europe and the Netherlands. With Fredriksson back in fighting shape, Roxette returned to the recording studio and 2011's Charm School was their first album of new material in ten years, and was followed by another successful world concert tour that stretched for two years. The lead single from the album -- "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" -- hit the top of the European Airplay charts that January. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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Track List: The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye (Bassflow Remake) (Single)

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cwimbushd
Be that man n the mirror!! ♥♡Mj
I love this song! It was so perfect for the soundtrack to the movie Pretty Woman. Thank you Roxette!
This will forever be one of the greatest songs ever.
melissa_shy
I love this song ��
I miss the days of all the good songs
The best
Wow
paulfoland
"It Must Have Been Love"

Lay a whisper on my pillow,
leave the winter on the ground.
I wake up lonely,
there's air of silence in the bedroom
and all around
Touch me now, I close my eyes and dream away.

It must have been love but it's over now.
It must have been good but I lost it somehow.
It must have been love but it's over now.
From the moment we touched, 'til the time had run out.

Make-believi n g we're together that I'm sheltered by your heart.
But in and outside I've turned to water like a
Where are all the lyrics long time passing. Please put them back. I miss them
❤️❤️❤️
Put the words to the songs back in!
What happening with the lyrics please don't forget. I like it.
Good song
I remember hearing this song in the movie Pretty Woman. It was a perfect soundtrack for the movie. Thanks Roxette!
What a colorful genera of music this is eighties Rock On!!!��
Great times.... brings me back to early college and new wave music of late 80's and early 90's, when i used to dance all night long!
i love this lady me hace viajar en el tiempo
p.littleone
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life however if you don't post this you will die in two days. Now you started reading this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in the next 143 minutes. When done press F6 and your lover's name will appear on the screen in big letters this is so scary because it actually works.
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorow will be the best day of your life however if you don't post this you will die in two days. Now you started reading this so don't stop . This is so scary put this on at least 5songs in the next 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is so scary because it actually works.
It Must Have Been Love. It's my Favorite song!
kamieloy
brings back good memories.
niralimurthy
I love this song!!
Memories of my spent youth
Dangerous : I LOVE ROXETTE
mlitsceo
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you've started reading so don't stop. This is so scary put this on 5 songs in 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lovers name will come on the screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works
It sure was......... : ' (
The Pacific Northwest run at owning the alt market
Thank you Debbie Gibson great song lost in your eyes
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life.However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you started reading so don't stop. This is so scary put this on 5 songs in143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lovers name will come on the screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works
Roxette fan for life!!!
Great F**kin' Song. -Spending My Time
My music style
No
Wait, wait, wait, WHAT? I could've SWORN the girl who sang this was WAY younger, and the music didn't sound like this.
Spending My Time- My fav or Roxette's. Great f'in band.
you think roxette is good, you should hear my band Nazi Pregnancy Test
....lots of hits.....but Spending My Time is my favorite....
Great F**kin' Group, that's all there is to say...
Nice
Listen to you heart...? the heart is treacherous. . . w h o can know it ...?
Awesome artist
I'm interested
I am so bad at remembering details, this is really unique and can enjoy this
Per Gessle got married in the castle featured in Roxette's music videos
IT MUST HAVE BEEN LOVE BUT ITS OVER NOW~
Haha I could listen to this all day
Beautiful song
I love Roxette, great memories listening to them in the 90's
one of my favorites of all TIME
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