Australian website reviews “Charm School”

Same Same, a well-known Australian gay and lesbian lifestyle website has written an extensive and positive review of “Charm School”. Here some quotes:

“…the word that comes to mind when trying to place this album in context is ‘respect’ – respect for making an album worth making, one that surprised me and kept me listening…”

“…one reason the album works so well is the intermingling of, essentially solo, tracks by Marie and Per, with their work as a duo…”


Official “Charm School” charts

We will collect the different official chart entries and positions of Roxette’s new album “Charm School” in this post. How is the album doing in your country? Let us know! Please provide sources to your numbers.

Update February 21: Roxette entered straight to #1 in Germany! Announcement by Media Control | EMI (who also provided us with a new promo picture).

Update April 1: “Charm School” enters South Africa! And Per says that it has been certified gold in Switzerland! Germany and Austria should follow that style, while the album is heading to platinum in Sweden, according to the latest Live Nation press release. And CS is not the only charting album: The current Roxette action brought the “Hits!” compilation up to #65 in the German charts…

Update April 14: The album has reached the Brasilian charts! According to different retailer charts it’s also selling well in Argentina, but the official chart site doesn’t get updated. There’s also lack of official sources for Russia and Asian countries. We’re grateful for your help!

Update April 20: “Charm School” got Gold in Germany for more than 100,000 sales! Russia now included in the table.

To see the charts:

Read moreOfficial “Charm School” charts

New interview in British newspaper

British newspaper “Metro” joins the UK “Charm School” promotion and published an interview with Per Gessle yesterday. Nothing new is been told, besides maybe:

What’s the worst gig you’ve done?
I did a gig with the band I was in before Roxette at a festival in northern Sweden. It turned out the act on stage before us was a stripper.

Read more!

The BBC reviews “Charm School”. Fun reading!

Chris Roberts of the BBC got to review Roxette’s new album for the upcoming UK release. They get away pretty fine!

With a Hollywood-like sense of triumph over adversity, Roxette return with their first album since singer Marie Fredriksson was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2002. She recovered, and the Swedish power-pop duo seems appropriately exhilarated. …

Read it here: BBC

Roxette interview in Nyhetsmorgon tomorrow

TV4 posted a short teaser of the forthcoming interview with Roxette that will be broadcasted on Nyhetsmorgon tomorrow, February 19th.

Watch this teaser here. Per and Marie talk about the songs they choose to play for the audience before they go on stage.

Update February 19th: Here is the full interview from Nyhetsmorgon today!

Song-by-song “Charm school” interview with Per Gessle

An in-depth German interview that was published last week is finally available on website in English video version with German subtitles.

Part 1 – “Way out”, “No one makes it on her own”, “She’s got nothing on (but the radio)”

Part 2 – “Speak to me”, “I’m glad you called”

Part 3 – “Only when I dream”, “Dream on”

Part 4 – “Big black cadillac”, “In my own way”, “After all”

Part 5 – “Happy on the outside”, “Sitting on top of the world”

And here’s the whole interview in one part:

Roxette weekend at Rix FM

This weekend Roxette will take over the Swedish radio station Rix FM!

Rix FM will be playing the best of Roxette during the whole weekend. You can vote for your favourite Roxette song and win tickets for the band’s concert in Göteborg Slottsskogvallen (July 24th) or an exclusive Roxette box.

Vote here! (where it says personnummer give in your birth date in the indicated format, you don’t need the personnummer).

Which new song should Roxette add to the tour setlist?

We have heard that Roxette have rehearsed 6 new songs for the tour, but are still unsure about which ones should make it to the setlist. You can choose up to 3 songs below.

The poll will be closed on 21st February.

Update February 21st: the poll is now closed! Thanks for participating.

  • Speak To Me (20%, 136 Votes)
  • Way Out (15%, 101 Votes)
  • No One Makes It On Her Own (13%, 91 Votes)
  • She's Got Nothing On (12%, 82 Votes)
  • Only When I Dream (11%, 77 Votes)
  • Big Black Cadillac (7%, 45 Votes)
  • Dream On (5%, 35 Votes)
  • Sitting On Top Of The World (4%, 27 Votes)
  • In My Own Way (3%, 22 Votes)
  • After All (3%, 21 Votes)
  • Happy On The Outside (3%, 21 Votes)
  • I'm Glad You Called (3%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 240

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