Two Roxette songs in Top 10

Per Gessle has, once again, scored two Top 10 positions among the most played songs by Swedish composers outside of Sweden in 2008. STIM, Swedish music organisation, published its annual report on June 5th. Here are the results:

1. U + Ur Hand – Pink
Lyrics: Max Martin, Rami Yacoub, Lukasz Gottwald & Pink
Music: Max Martin, Rami Yacoub, Lukasz Gottwald & Pink

2. Who Knew – Pink
Lyrics: Max Martin, Lukasz Gottwald & Pink
Music: Max Martin, Lukasz Gottwald & Pink

3. Young Folks – Peter, Bjorn and John
Lyrics: John Eriksson, Peter Morén & Björn Yttling
Music: John Eriksson, Peter Morén & Björn Yttling

4. Dancing Queen – ABBA
Lyrics: Benny Andersson, Stikkan Anderson & Björn Ulvaeus
Music: Benny Andersson, Stikkan Anderson & Björn Ulvaeus

5. Listen To Your Heart – Roxette
Lyrics: Per Gessle
Music: Per Gessle & Mats Persson.

6. With Every Heartbeat – Kleerup feat. Robyn
Lyrics: Andreas Kleerup & Robyn
Music: Andreas Kleerup & Robyn

7. Fairytale Gone Bad – Sunrise Avenue
Lyrics: Samu Haber
Music: Samu Haber & Jukka Backlund.

8. It Must Have Been Love – Roxette
Lyrics: Per Gessle
Music: Per Gessle

9. Save Tonight – Eagle-Eye Cherry
Lyrics: Eagle-Eye Cherry
Music: Eagle-Eye Cherry

10. Mamma Mia – ABBA
Lyrics: Benny Andersson, Stikkan Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
Music: Benny Andersson, Stikkan Andersson och Björn Ulvaeus

Source: STIM.se

“It must have been love” & “The Look” live from Stockholm

Roxette in Stockholm, May 10th 2009Here is today’s Per Gessle’s interview from Sirius’ The Pulse chanell for downloading. There are even hidden two little gems – “The look” and “It must have been love” live from Stockholm on May 10th.

Thanks to shirley @ R2R.

Night of the proms – who goes to which concert?

Have you decided to go to one (or more) Night of the Proms shows? Do you want to meet up with other fans, know who else is going?

Following these links you will find lists of fans for each concert. On Roxetteforum (German) there’s even a sub-forum only about NOTP.

RoxetteForum (German): Wer geht zu welchem NOTP-Konzert 2009?

R2R: NOTP – who goes to which concert?

Spanish fans have also organised to go to a couple of NOTP shows. If you want to know more and/or get in touch with Spanish fans, visit roxspain.com and join the Roxspain Mailinglist.

Of course, you can also let us know here! 🙂

Media report about Roxette’s comeback – part II

Here are more links to articles about Roxette’s comeback:

Thanks Chrissie:

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Collected from Roxetteforum.com

http://www.kwick.de/magazin/traenen_bei_reunion_von_roxette.21782.html

http://www.nh24.de/content/view/21507/9/

http://www.roxetteforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=9138.0;attach=24335;image

http://www.koeln.de/koeln/was_ist_los/gayszene/nokia_night_of_the_proms_mit_roxettecomeback_163503.html

Big interview with Per, 2 new Roxette tracks

There’s a big interview with Per on www.gessle.com, mainly about the Party Crasher tour experiences. The band members promised each other to let this tour literary “never end”. Per will fly to NYC to get an US release for the album.

Today I asked Per on twitter if Roxette aim for a whole album or just some tracks. He responded “2 tracks. that’s it for now.” Not exactly the answer I dreamed of! But we’ll see how it continues. Wonder how these songs will be released…

Update: The interview was moved to The Daily Roxette.

Amsterdam bootleg

pg2009-05-06_front A Dutch fan, Joost, recorded Per Gessle’s Amsterdam gig from the 6th of May with Marie Fredriksson as a special guest and prepared a wonderful cover for this bootleg. The Brazilian Roxette site published an mp3 compressed rip of the recording which you can download following the link below:

CONCERT (password: www.roxettebrasil.net)

Or you can contact Joost for the original non-compressed audio files at www.dutchtaper.com. You can download the cover made by Joost here as well.

More about Roxette’s future plans

In an interview with dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad Per and Marie reveal a bit more about Roxette’s future plans beside NOTP.

Now after the comeback announcement there are plenty of offers for concerts and tours, but Marie feels still unable to do a complete Roxette tour. One step at a time. Despite this limitations Per thinks everything they do now is unexpected fun. He learned a lot from Marie’s story and changed his focus from career and money to the best possible entertainment. His recent solo tour already went into that direction.

When asked about a new album, Per reveals that they plan to go into the studio in the autumn. Both look forward to spend a lot of time with each other again, to be creative. If this studio time leads to good new songs they will be released. If they fail, the songs will never be mentioned again…

Click here for the original article in dutch!

So I’m glad they aim for more than some mediocre filler tracks! They want to reach the best Roxette standards again. And I got a feeling, they will succeed! Marie and Per seem to have some hunger again. How about you?

Press writing about the Amsterdam surprise

Especially Swedish press published some nice articles about last night’s big surprise in Amsterdam. Some excerpts:

Per about Marie’s reaction afterwards: “She was completely overwhelmed by the response we got. The audience had a big smile on their faces and the whole room had goosebumps”.
There’s also rumours about another performance by Marie in Stockholm, but it’s not decided yet. Join here, if you want to get Marie to conquer the stage in Stockholm!

Furthermore, as we learned before, Marie and Per are going to record new songs in autumn (take your time guys, we want GOOD songs, please no more OW if possible) but it’s not sure how and when they are going to be released.

http://www.aftonbladet.se/nojesbladet/scen/article5085561.ab
http://www.aftonbladet.se/nojesbladet/musik/article5076292.ab
http://www.expressen.se/noje/1.1559969/har-star-roxette-pa-scen-igen
http://www.expressen.se/noje/1.1559971/gessles-lofte-till-fansen-nya-latar

Roxette’s stage comeback on video!

What could make this fantastic day perfect? A rox-historical moment on video! Roxette back on stage together!!! 😀

First (blurry) videos from Expressen:
The Look | It Must Have Been Love

Much better quality from Youtube:
It Must Have Been Love | The Look | The Look (HQ)

More videos:

Per and Marie after the show – Gessle.com

Per and the band and Marie after the show – Gessle.com

Photos:

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Judith says: I tell you, you will cry!!!
Sascha says: Really hard not to look like crazy at work these days! 😛

Per and Magnus tell about NOTP impressions and Marie on stage

Per at twitter:
“Busy day today in Amsterdam. Dutch media, photosessions, Swedish media. Soundcheck with Marie F in 30 min. Voila!”
“Great press reception in Antwerp yesterday re NOTP. The world seems ready!!!”

The latest from Magnus:
“Soundcheck with Marie was super!”
“In Amsterdam. Tonight will be special.”

Source: http://twitter.com/PartyPleaser | http://twitter.com/mistermagnus