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Roxette

December 12th, 2014

Formed:
1984 in Halmstad, Sweden

Genre:
Pop

Years Active:
'80s, '90s, '00s, '10s




Roxette

Biography

Roxette were one of the biggest global pop acts of the '90s, selling over 75 million records around the world and dominating the charts with songs like “The Look,” “Listen to Your Heart,” “Joyride,” and “It Must Have Been Love,” all four of which hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Hailing from Halmstad, Sweden, Roxette are a duo featuring vocalist Marie Fredriksson and songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Per Gessle. Fredriksson and Gessle first met in the late '70s, when she was a member of the pop combo Strul & Ma Mas Barn and he played with Gyllene Tider, one of Sweden's biggest groups of the late '70s and early '80s. In 1981, after Fredriksson's group broke up, she joined Gyllene Tider as backing vocalist for a concert tour, and later worked with them in the studio in the same capacity. In 1984, Fredriksson released her first solo album, Het Vind (Hot Wind) and Gessle contributed a song for the sessions; the same year, Gyllene Tider recorded their only English-language album, The Heartland Café, and Gessle once again invited Fredriksson to contribute to the sessions. For the American release, Gyllene Tider's American label, Capitol Records, edited the 11-song album down to a six-track EP, and shortened the title to Heartland. Capitol also felt the name Gyllene Tider might not register with U.S. listeners, so the group adopted the name Roxette, taken from a song by British pub rock icons Dr. Feelgood.

Top Albums


1. Room Service..

2. Pearls of Pa..

3. Have a Nice ..

4. Roxette – Gr..

5. Charm School..

6. Tourism (Del..

7. Baladas en E..

8. Joyride

9. Crash! Boom!..

10. Travelling t..

11. Travelling

12. Fading Like ..

13. The Pop Hits

14. Charm School..

15. Fading Like ..

16. Speak to Me ..

17. Reveal [Remi..

18. Reveal [Sing..

19. The Pop Hits

20. The Ballad H..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.
Look Roxette – Greatest Hits 3:57 $1.29
2.
Listen To Your Heart (Swedish Single.. Ballad Hits 5:14 $0.99
3.
Dangerous (Remastered) Roxette – Greatest Hits 3:49 $1.29
4.
Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You.. Roxette – Greatest Hits 3:50 $1.29
5.
Joyride (Single Version) Roxette – Greatest Hits 4:01 $1.29
6.
Listen to Your Heart Look Sharp! (Deluxe Version.. 5:28 $1.29
7.
It Must Have Been Love (Night of the.. Travelling 4:17 $0.99
8.
Listen to Your Heart (Swedish Single.. Roxette – Greatest Hits 5:14 $1.29
9.
Stars Have a Nice Day (Deluxe Ver.. 3:55 $1.29
10.
Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You.. Ballad Hits 3:50 $0.99
11.
Dangerous Look Sharp! (Deluxe Version.. 3:48 $1.29
12.
Look Look Sharp! (Deluxe Version.. 3:57 $1.29
13.
Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You.. Joyride 3:50 $0.99
14.
Joyride Joyride 4:23 $0.99
15.
Dressed for Success (US Single Mix) Roxette – Greatest Hits 4:11 $1.29
16.
It Must Have Been Love (Christmas Fo.. Pearls of Passion 4:47 $1.29
17.
Secrets That She Keeps Pearls of Passion 3:39 $1.29
18.
Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla (You Broke My He.. Room Service (Deluxe Versio.. 4:36 $1.29
19.
Make My Head Go Pop Room Service (Deluxe Versio.. 3:21 $1.29
20.
Real Sugar Room Service (Deluxe Versio.. 3:16 $1.29
21.
Sleeping In My Car EGB – La música de una gen.. 3:46 $1.29
22.
Church of Your Heart (Live from Sant.. Travelling the World (Live .. 5:19 $1.29
23.
Listen To Your Heart (Live from Sant.. Travelling the World (Live .. 5:45 $1.29
24.
Look (Live from Santiago 2012) Travelling the World (Live .. 6:33 $1.29
25.
Spending My Time (Live from Santiago.. Travelling the World (Live .. 6:20 $1.29

Top Music Videos


1. It Must Have B..

2. Listen To Your..

3. The Look

4. Dangerous

5. Fading Like a ..

6. Joyride

7. Dressed For Su..

8. Spending My Ti..

9. Chances

10. How Do You Do!

11. Crash! Boom! B..

12. She's Got Noth..

13. Un Día Sin T



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