Roxette’s “She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio) enters Svensktoppen at #10

Roxette’s first single off “Charm School” finally entered one of Sweden’s most popular radio charts, Svensktoppen, at #10!

Svensktoppen is a program on Sverige Radio (Swedish Radio) which runs on P4 between 11 and 12 CET each Sunday and presented by Carolina Norén.

Three newcomers are chosen each week by P4 music producers based on how often a song is played on P4. The list is created each week with the votes of a randomly selected jury, who can vote for up to 3 songs each week.

Thanks Evgeny for the information!

German radio station HR3 takes you to South Africa to see Roxette

German radio station HR3 has started a contest where you can win a trip to South Africa to see Roxette live. The package includes:

– Trip from 10th to 17th of May including flight to and from South Africa
– 5 nights in five-stars hotel “The Palace of the Lost City” in Pilanesbert National Park
– Roxette live on May 14th in Sun City

Contest is organised by HR3 together with South African Airlines and Sun International.
How to participate:
The radio station will be playing Roxette songs during the whole day between 2nd and 6th of May. Whenever you hear one of their songs, you’ll have to be quick and phone the radio station (phone nr: 069-19709). If you get through you’ll get a “Stand-By-Ticket”.
On May 6th, the radio station will then pick a winner among all listeners who have a “Stand-By-Ticket” during their show “hr3 – pop&weck”.

Note that these Terms and conditions apply! Specially important is that you have to have your residence in Germany and be at least 18 years old.

Good luck!

Thanks Kirsten for the information.

“Way Out” and “Speak To Me” to be released on vinyl 7″

Updated 10-5-2011: The below has been updated – thanks to Thomas Evensson for clarifying! Basically: “Speak To Me” will only be available on vinyl and “Way Out” only on CD, besides digitally.

First published on 1-5-2011

Here is an overview of the singles which are going to be released in the next weeks:

Digital “Speak To Me
Release date
released in Sweden, Belgium, Finland, Norway, Denmark, South Africa on April 18th, 2011

Tracks
“Speak To Me” Bassflow Remake
Stars – Live in Barcelona, October 2001

7″ vinyl “Speak To Me
Release date
To be released on May 18, 2011 – countries still unknown.

Tracks
A-side:
“Speak To Me” Bassflow Remake
“Speak To Me” Original Mix

B-Side:
She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio) Adrian Lux Mix
She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio) Adam Rickfors Mix

Digital “Way Out
Release date
to be released on June 10, 2011 in Germany and Austria. This will also be the 2nd single off “Charm School” in Spain, but release date is still unknown.

Tracks
Way Out
Crash! Boom! Bang! / Anyone – Live Forest National, Brussels, October 22, 2001

CD Single “Way Out
Release date
To be released on June 10, 2011 – countries still unknown

Tracks
Way Out
Crash! Boom! Bang! / Anyone – Live Forest National, Brussels, October 22, 2001

It is still unclear if both singles will be available on CDs as well but my guess is that they will according to the photos posted on Roxette Official Facebook page, since one of them is a “Way Out” CD.

“She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)” reaches #9 on the World Chart

Roxette’s first single off “Charm School”, “She’s Got Nothing On (But the Radio)”, has hit #9 on Radio Express’ World Chart. This means that Roxette’s song is the 9th most played song on this planet!

Roxette’s song has been on the list for 12 weeks now and has been climbing from #12 two weeks ago, to #11 last week and #9 this week. Current #1 is Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”, followed by Rhianna’s “S&M”.

And this is how the World Chart is created: every week Radio Express compiles the World Chart by tabulating the most listened-to pop songs on the planet, based on the playlists of 100s of top radio stations worldwide.

Together with the chart, Radio Express offers The World Chart Show, “which is available fully produced in a 2-hour English version presented by Lara Scott or in a easy-to-assemble version for local co-producers. There are 48 minutes of program time per hour.”

The World Chart Show also has a Facebook page.

 

 

Roxette to play the last concert of 2011 in Russia

SAV Entertainment, a company that was responsible e.g. for organizing two Russian Roxette shows in 2010, has just announced that Roxette is due to perform in Moscow on December 1st this year. The concert will take place in Crocus City Hall, a multipurpose two-level concert hall that can accommodate over 6,000 people. It is said to be the closing show for this year’s tour.

Source: SAV Entertainment

Thanks to Evgeny Perekopskiy for this information.

Note: we’ve heard more than once hints that the tour should go on in 2012. Of course, no details are available, so we base these speculations on some statements done by Per and Marie, like that the tour lasts one year, that Per mentioned Halmstad may be in the plan “next year”. And, of course, that they might play in the USA.

South African fans share their Roxette memories

During the month of March 2011, SunInternational.com ran a competition in their edition of the Million Thrills newsletter where they asked readers to send us their favorite Roxette memories. Below you will find two of them.

Claudia Keates

The memories that come to mind when I listen to my Roxette CD collection are bitter-sweet ones… During the 18 months that it took for my divorce to go through towards the end of 1998, I spent many evenings listening to Roxette music, as they were therapeutic for me, gave me hope that life would carry on and get better. It felt like many of the words to songs were specifically written for me in terms of all the emotions I was going through at the time. Thereafter, as my heart slowly healed and I fell in love again, Roxette music never failed to be an integral part of my life, this time a far happier part of my life than previously. I was embarking on new challenges in my personal life as well as career. Roxette’s music is held very dear to my heart. I never become tired of it

Mindy

When I heard that Roxette was coming to South Africa in 1995, I begged my parents to go watch them and Mom said yes after months of pleading. This was my first big concert that I had ever been to and I remember that feeling of utter excitement going to watch Roxette at Ellis Park Stadium. I also bought a Roxette poster at the concert and one day found my brother & cousin using Marie Fredriksson& Per Gessle faces as target practice for their new pellet guns. Needless to say, I was beyond angry and cried my heart out. I still have not forgiven them for that day.

For more stories from South African fans go to SunInternational.com

EMI Music Germany to release the special edition of “Hits!” as well

It seems like not only EMI South Africa has decided to celebrate Roxette’s World Tour 2011 with the special edition of “Hits!” CD and DVD compilation. On May 27th, the very similar edition – but this time with German flag and age restriction (well, in fact there is no age restriction) will be out on the German market.

You can purchase your copy at amazon.de for only 12 EUR.

Source: EMI Music Germany

Thanks to Daniel Kuhn for this information.