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Special cover version of “The Look”

Enjoy this cover version of “The Look” recently performed in Pakistan in a music show called “Nescafe Basement”. Really interesting for a change! You might not recognize it in the first minute…

Thanks to Sarah H. for the tip!

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Danish duo “Electric Lady Lab” samples “Listen To Your Heart” in new single “Hurts”

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The Danish electro-pop duo “Electric Lady Lab” uses the famous piano riff of Roxette’s 1989 global hit “Listen To Your Heart” while creating a new melody around it. The ballad “Hurts” was released as a digital single on March 24, 2014. The duo presented its debut album “Flash” in 2011 and works on a second album. They describe themselves as big Roxette fans and got permission to use the sample by Per Gessle (Danish article).

Roxette is the greatest band that has come out of Scandinavia ever.

You can listen to the song here or follow the duo on Facebook here.

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Swedish Hitz Goes Metal – Vol. 2

Swedish Hitz Goes Metal Vol IIYou surely remember the first Swedish Hitz Goes Metal album from 2011, as it included 4 Roxette covers, The Look, Joyride, Sleeping in My Car and Listen to Your Heart. Now it’s been announced that a second album is on its way, being released on 25th October.

 

According to the official tracklist, there is no Roxette cover on the worldwide release, BUT the Japanese edition will contain Dressed for Success. Somehow the song is already on YouTube, so you can listen to it by clicking here.

 

 

Original tracklist for the worldwide release:

01. Dancing Queen (ABBA)
02. Don´t Stop The Music (ROBYN)
03. Alive (DA BUZZ)
04. One Of Us (ABBA)
05. Tiger (ABBA)
06. Does Your Mother Know (ABBA)
07. Rock Me (ABBA)
08. Voulez-Vous (ABBA)
09. Take A Chance On Me (ABBA)
10. All About The Money (MEJA)
11. Euphoria (LOREEN)
12. My Favourite Game (THE CARDIGANS)

 

Japanese release:

01. My Favourite Game (The Cardigans) (4:00)
02. Dancing Queen (ABBA) (3:34)
03. Tiger (ABBA) (2:57)
04. Don’t Stop The Music (Robyn) (3:35)
05. One Of Us (ABBA) (3:49)
06. Rock Me (ABBA) (3:27)
07. Alive (Da Buzz) (3:19)
08. Dressed For Success (Roxette) (3:36)
09. Does Your Mother Know (ABBA) (3:23)
10. Take A Chance On Me (ABBA) (4:27)
11. Voulez-vous (ABBA) (5:08)
12. All’Bout The Money (Meja) (4:00)
13. Euphoria (Loreen) (Bonus Track For Japan) (3:34)

 

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American based Candlelight Red covers “The Look”

Hard Rock band Candlelight Red just finished up a video for their new single “She’s Got the Look,” a cover of Roxette’s “The Look”.

“She’s Got the Look” is the second single off The Wreckage, the video was shot in Stanley Kubrick’s family warehouse by indie video aficionado Alex de Campi. The video twists the song into a horror story of a lonely teen boy who dreams of finding a girl who ends up finding him, as well as featuring a performance by the band.

WATCH THE CLIP

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Coldplay single “Paradise” inspired by “Wish I Could Fly”?

Belgian newspaper “Het Nieuwsblad” reports about a striking similarity between the backing tracks (not the vocal melody) of Coldplay’s new single “Paradise” and Roxette’s hit “Wish I Could Fly” from 1999. Coldplay have been in the focus of plagiarism claims before with previous singles, so the author asks if Chris Martin & Co. have asked Marie & Per in advance for this kind of “inspiration”. Judge for yourself:

Source: nieuwsblad.be

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German Roxette tribute band at the opening of the female FIFA World Cup 2011

German Roxette tribute band called THE LOOK! – A Tribute To ROXETTE was one of the opening acts for the first football match of the female FIFA World Cup 2011between the female teams from USA and Sweden in Wolfsburg, Germany on July 6. They performed 2-hour concert with songs like “Wish I could fly” and the latest Roxette hit single “She’s got nothing on (but the radio)”.

 

Thanks to Ivan Kelava

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‘The Look’ cover version by Italian band ‘Ocean Drive’

The Roxette classic was covered again, this time by the Italian rock band ‘Ocean Drive’. Watch the video here:

The band’s website: Ocean Drive

Thanks Fabio Z. for the news tip!