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Roxette were a Swedish pop rock and soft rock duo, consisting of Marie Fredriksson vocals and keyboards and Per Gessle vocals and guitar. Formed inthe duo became an international act in the late s, when they released their breakthrough album Look Sharp!
Their third album Joyridewhich was released inbecame just as successful as its predecessor. Before coming together to form the duo, Fredriksson and Gessle were already established artists in Swedenshe having released a number of solo albums and he being the lead singer and songwriter of Gyllene Tidera band that had three No. On the advice of the managing director of their record label, the two came together to record " Neverending Love ", which became a hit single in Sweden.
They continued to chart in other territories, mainly in Europe and Latin Americawhere they earned various Gold and Platinum awards until the beginning of the new millennium. Inthe duo The Inside Out - Henry Badowski - Life Is A Grand a break from recording and touring when Fredriksson was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
Their final studio I Remember You - Roxette - MP3 , Good Karmawas released in Although the duo planned to release more studio material after Good KarmaFredriksson's ill health proved too much of an obstacle  and her death on 9 December ended the possibility of any further Roxette work. The track album was released in February and sold 45, copies in Sweden. Wassup, Wassup!
(DJ Icee Dub Mix) - A-Town Players - Wassup, Wassup! took six of the tracks and released an extended play EP record in the US with an abridged title, Heartlandbut the company insisted on a different name for the band.
I Remember You - Roxette - MP3 song, " Roxette ". The newly named Roxette issued one near-invisible release in the US, "Teaser Japanese", whose video reached MTV 's studio but received no rotation to speak of. It, and subsequent singles, fared better in Sweden, and Gyllene Tider briefly toured the country to support the album.
However, "the album died soon enough and the international career died before it even started", Gessle wrote. It was released in the summer of under the name "Roxette" and reached the Swedish top 10, selling 50, copies. After the success of "Neverending Love" in Sweden, Gessle and Fredriksson quickly recorded a full-length album, translating songs Gessle had written originally for his third solo album. The album was followed by a compilation of remixes of the same songs, titled Dance Passion.
InFredriksson released her third solo album Efter stormen After the Storm. The holiday-themed song received some attention in their native country as Roxette prepared their next album, though EMI Germany decided against releasing the single.
In the duo's native Sweden, " Dressed for Success " and " Listen to Your Heart " were chosen as the first two singles from their second album Look Sharp! Gessle said, "I always thought we should promote the songs Marie sang.
Me being a lead singer wasn't part of the plan, not for me anyway. Most striking are the lyrics. Gessle's once so subtle Swedish lyrics have became desolate English nonsense. When the third single from Look Sharp! The station started playing "The Look"; based on positive caller feedback, the song became very popular, and quickly spread to other radio stations. The song became a radio hit before any Roxette product had been commercially released or promoted in the US market.
EMI had previously rejected Roxette as unsuitable for the American market and they did not have a recording contract there,   but after the popularity of "The Look" in the US, EMI officials made the decision to release and market the single worldwide. The breakthrough for Roxette became international when the song also topped the charts in 25 other countries,  and at the end of the year, Billboard named "The Look" one of the 20 biggest Hot singles of the year.
The single peaked at No. Spending a single week at No. A fourth single, " Dangerous ", was released at the end of the year, entering the Hot at the end of December. The single, a duet between Gessle and Fredriksson, spent two weeks at No.
Though it was not the first single released from the soundtrack, "It Must Have Been Love" would prove to be Roxette's most successful single release. The song spent two weeks at No. Billboard named the song the No. In Germany the single spent 9 months in the top 75, and peaked at No.
As wound down, Roxette completed their tour and returned to Sweden to record their follow-up to Look Sharp! The track collection titled Joyridewhich was released in Marchbecame a critical and commercial success. It topped the charts in a number of countries and became Roxette's best selling album.
Their record company EMI invested almost 2 million dollars on promotion for the album,  which stayed at No. Considine of Rolling Stone magazine reviewed Joyride : "By emphasizing its sense of personality, Roxette delivers more than just well-constructed hooks; this I Remember You - Roxette - MP3 has heart, something that makes Не Уезжай Ты, Мой Голубчик - Various - Программа А: Фестиваль (DVD) the catchiest melody more appealing.
The single " Joyride " became Roxette's first No. Roxette then embarked on an ambitious worldwide tour. On reviewing their Universal Amphitheater performance, Dennis Hunt of the Los Angeles Times said, "Fredriksson is squandering her talents in pop's low-rent district. She's clearly superior to Roxette's uncomplicated, hook-crammed material Those folks who got sacked were the same people who made Roxette happen in Though Joyride was certified platinum  and made impressive worldwide sales, the subsequent singles from the album—the ballad " Spending My Time " and " Church of Your Heart "—failed to reach the heights of previous singles in the US charts.
In latethe band was honoured with its own postage stamp in Sweden, along with Lena Philipsson and Jerry Williams. Crows Feet - Love Like Fire* - Tear Ourselves Away tastes in the U.
As William Ruhlmann of AllMusic later wrote, "Americans probably lost interest [in Roxette] at about the time that Nirvana came roaring in from the Northwest. Roxette continued the Join the Joyride tour into Instead of releasing an album of brand-new material, Gessle and Fredriksson re-mastered older recordings, including several slated for, but not included on, Look Sharp!
Released in OctoberGessle and Fredriksson said Maniac Monday - Bangles - Greatest hits was meant to "capture the energy within the band". The first single off the album was " How Do You Do! Singles from Tourism barely dented the American radio and record charts but in the rest of the world, the first single "How Do You Do!
The album Tourism also charted well outside of the US, reaching No. In earlyRoxette became the first non-native-English speaking artists to be featured on MTV 's Unplugged series,  though the songs from the performance were never I Remember You - Roxette - MP3 on an official Unplugged album. In the same year, Roxette recorded and released " Almost Unreal ", a song originally slated for the film Hocus Pocus starring Bette Midler.
Roxette changed their musical style with the release of Crash! Bryan Buss of Allmusic wrote, "They rock harder than on their pop-friendly albums prior to this, and the result shows growth but not the fun that made them so popular in the first place Though the two have an edge on this album, they almost seem to have become a bit bored.
Although Crash! The Favorites of Crash! CD reportedly sold about 1 million copies. Some stores refused to sell the albums published by EMI, with one major chain protesting by temporarily pulling all products from CEMA EMI's distribution wing out I Remember You - Roxette - MP3 its sales and ad campaigns.
The first single release from Crash! The distortion guitar-heavy pop song, born out of anger and frustration of the album's grown up nature,  reached No. However, in the US, it was less successful, reaching only the Billboard top Subsequent releases-- the album's title selection" Fireworks ", and " Run to You "—were less successful but managed to reach the charts in some countries.
Roxette then embarked on another, albeit scaled-down, worldwide tour, skipping North America in the process. This reached the top 5 in many European countries, including the UK, as well as the top 10 in Australia. Gessle briefly reunited with Gyllene Tider inthen Roxette took instrumental masters of many of its ballads and recorded translated Spanish lyrics over them. Gessle and Fredriksson reunited in to record material for a new Roxette album, Have a Nice Daywhich was released in February and gave Roxette a comeback in continental Europe.
It entered at No. In Sweden it charted at No. The lyrics which conveys a sense of distance in a relationship, are not particularly engaging.
Room Service followed into a mixed response from critics. He did praise the three singles, " Real Sugar ," " The Centre of the I Remember You - Roxette - MP3 ," and " Milk and Toast and Honey ," but he ended the review with the prediction: "Roxette is not finished. But soon, I suspect. The album topped the Swedish charts and reached No. A planned US release through Edel America Records did not happen as the label was I Remember You - Roxette - MP3 due to financial difficulties,   though it did peak at No.
Roxette again went on tour, this time in Europe only, as concerts planned in South Africa were cancelled after the 11 September attacks. Each set contained a separate CD with material previously available and never heard before tracks. The album was released in the UK on 14 February to coincide with Valentine's Day and entered the charts there at No. It also peaked in the top 10 in Germany and The Netherlands.
The Ballad Hits which sold over a million copies within a year,  helped the duo win a World Music Award as the Best selling Scandinavian artist in October In SeptemberFredriksson was hospitalised after she received concussion during a fainting spell at her home. She was then diagnosed with a brain tumorwhich was later successfully removed in surgery. This turned out to be false; the newspaper issued an apology saying its report had no basis, but dismissed demands from Fredriksson for compensation.
The album which was inspired by her brush with mortality, entered the Swedish album chart at No. It was his first Swedish-language solo album in 18 years and became very successful in his home country, topping the charts and winning numerous awards. InGessle and Gyllene Tider reunited for a 25th-anniversary celebration that included the band's first album in 20 years, Finn 5 fel! InBelgian dance group D.
Originally released in Belgium inby the mid, the song reached the top 10 of the Billboard Hotand was certified gold in October by the RIAA. Gessle received two awards, the first for "It Must Have Been Love", which by that time had been played on US radio more than 4 million times,  while he and co-songwriter Mats Persson also received an award for Dance Song of I Remember You - Roxette - MP3 Year for D.
When asked by an Aftonbladet reporter if I Remember You - Roxette - MP3 would be a Roxette reunion, Gessle replied, "We haven't decided yet. No doors are closed.
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