Mediarun.pl reports that Polsat TV’s Warsaw New Year’s Eve Party was watched by 3,65 mln Poles with audience shares of over 30% in the 4+ group. During the midnight celebration (between 23:50 and 00:10) the audience rose to 4,27 mln people. The second channel of Polish national television TVP2 which organized the competing open-air party on the Wroclaw Old Town square – had an audience of 2,75 mln people.
As a reaction of the premature single release last friday the first music websites and blogs already posted initial reviews of Roxette’s new single. Here’s some excerpts:
The song sounds like classic Roxette with a modern twist. With an amazing sense of melody and the unique mix of Marie Fredriksson’s and Per Gessle’s voices, She’s Got Nothing On has the potential to be the biggest single from the duo since “Joyride”, their last Canadian number one hit in 1991.
As for us, well we just think it’s a good song really! … Retro guitars and huge drum beats are mixed up in a pop mould, and it gives the song a sugar coating that would make any pill easier to swallow. Melody wise, the chorus is very Roxette – soaring and anthemic.
… a return to form for the Swedish hit makers. The soaring vocal melodies are what one would expect to hear from a band that created some of the biggest hits of the 80s and 90s. If promoted properly, “She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)” could be poised to garner the band a whole new audience of music fans.
Too little Marie, the very echo of the past.
No, the first Roxette single in several years is not a grand comeback.
Expressen gives 2/5 bees, like in the good old times…
Hopefully the label also gives the pair another shot in the States, as well, with “She’s Got Nothing On”, because if Per Gessle’s composition proves only one thing, it’s that he’s still at the top of the game when it comes to Swede pop perfection. We think Roxette are still looking sharp. What say you?
If you find other reviews/article (without illegal download links of the song) please let us know! Popular magazines/websites preferred of course – not the private blog of your neighbour… 😉
RunToRoxette.com site did an interesting interview with Mats Udd, the director of the latest Roxette video for “She’s got nothing on (but the radio)” single. The interview is English and you can read it here.
Here is one of the most interesting answers Mats gave:
What is the spirit of the video for “She’s got nothing on (But The Radio)”?
I actually sent four ideas which was very different from eachother and they pick the last one and it was the most brightest idea cos they wanted a happy video. So that’s the spirit of the video, happiness but I tried to do it with a little twist. Of course, I wanted to go much deeper into weirdness but I guess that wouldn’t be true to the Roxette fans haha.
The Website ‘Pop In Stereo’ is possibly the first to review the new Roxette single after it’s leak on the internet yesterday. The single has received both positive and negative comments from fans around the world, but it predominantly seems all positive and fans seem in high spirits that Roxette are back again!
The review of the single which was published on their website yesterday on New Year’s Eve, talks about the new album ‘Charm School’ and where the album has been recorded and who is behind the production of the album as well as giving the release date.
As for the single, it gets a big thumbs up from the reviewer in which they describe soaring vocal melodies and say it is what you would expect to hear from a band that created some of the biggest hits of the 80s and 90s. They also say if the single is promoted properly, ‘She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)’ could be poised to acquiring Roxette a whole new audience of music fans.
To protect the policies of the Roxette Blog I am unable to link to the site, but feel this is most certainly a newsworthy article as the website Pop In Stereo attracts a lot of visitors!
Is there anything better than to celebrate a New Year with your favourite band on the stage? Don’t think so. I will not write a extensive review as I’m no writer. Just to let you know – I’m really happy about the yesterday’s Roxette performance – they sang live, three songs in each of two sets, no backing female singer this time and no new single. Some funny reports were shown on the screens before the first Rox appearance – they showed their arrival to Warsaw, cameramen followed them on their way from the airport to the hotel and stage – it all looked like the royal familly’s visit, not our’s humble duo. But well, they are super stars after all, so good for them!
The first part began just after 10 PM and it all started with “Dressed for Success,” followed by “Sleeping in my Car” and “It Must Have Been Love.” The second one took place just before the midnight and “Joyride,” “Listen to Your Heart” and “The Look” were performed in the versions we know from the last summer tour. Roxette and the band returned on the stage with their families just before the midnight and stayed there during the opera version of “Ode to joy.”
Though I’m totally satisfied with the show and the weather (just -2C, no snow), I’m not so happy about the crowd – it was quite dangerous and some drunk people just couldn’t enjoy the show in the nice way.
I’m sure you know this by now, but Marie wore the “Milk and Toast and Honey” video coat. Very strong winds blew during the first part and it looked almost the same as during the Stavanger gig in August Over 120,000 people were on the Constitution Square in the centre of Warsaw. Though we were informed during the show that it is broadcasted on Radio ZET as well, but unfortunately, it wasn’t (or at least it wasn’t on the internet). So I would like to apologize to all the international fans for that piece of information I gave you few days ago which could have been misleading.
The crowd and Roxette on the stage (This is the official Polsat TV HQ file, I thought it will be possible to see faces of Roxette and people from the crowd, but I was wrong)
Brazilian website UOL has for some unknown reason made “She’s Got Nothing On (But the Radio)” available for purchase already today. As you know, the international release date is set for January 10th.
The single can only be purchased by Brazilians living in Brazil, but as we know how these things spread, we ask you to refrain from adding a link for downloading to this website. We understand everybody wants to listen to the song, but this would certainly only damage the long-awaited launch!
Any links posted on this website to the song will be deleted, since we understand they will be illegal sharing of the song (the song is for now only available in Brazil and this website is hosted in Canada, maintained by Europeans). We are sure you’ll understand.
Update: EMI requested UOL to stop selling the song, which they have as it was a mistake to make it available for sale already today.
I was informed today that Radio ZET, the New Year’s Eve Party media partner, will broadcast this show live on its site. So all international fans who are eager to listen to Roxette on the New Year’s Eve day will be able to do so online. You can even download an iPhone app and listen to Radio ZET through your phone.
Unfortunately, Polsat TV has no official online broadcast.
Evgeny Perekopsiky was the first one (as always :-)) to find this short ad for the Russian New Year’s Eve programme “Olivier”. You have to skip to the 5th clip and you will be able to see a glimpse of “The look” performance. Watch it here