Music > Artists > Pop

Roxette

December 18th, 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. Pearls of Pa..

2. Have a Nice ..

3. Room Service..

4. Roxette – Gr..

5. The Ballad H..

6. Charm School..

7. Tourism (Del..

8. Baladas en E..

9. Travelling t..

10. Travelling

11. Crash! Boom!..

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. Joyride

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.

Listen to Your Heart (Swedish Single.. Roxette – Greatest Hits 5:14 $1.29
5.

Listen to Your Heart Look Sharp! (Deluxe Version.. 5:28 $1.29
6.

It Must Have Been Love (Night of the.. Travelling 4:17 $0.99
7.

Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You.. Roxette – Greatest Hits 3:50 $1.29
8.

It Must Have Been Love (Christmas Fo.. Pearls of Passion 4:47 $1.29
9.

Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You.. Ballad Hits 3:50 $0.99
10.

Dangerous Look Sharp! (Deluxe Version.. 3:48 $1.29
11.

Joyride (Single Version) Roxette – Greatest Hits 4:01 $1.29
12.

Joyride Joyride 4:23 $0.99
13.

Spending My Time Roxette – Greatest Hits 4:35 $1.29
14.

Look Look Sharp! (Deluxe Version.. 3:57 $1.29
15.

Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You.. Joyride 3:50 $0.99
16.

Look Pop Hits 3:55 $0.99
17.

It Will Take a Long Long Time (Moder.. Have a Nice Day (Deluxe Ver.. 3:57 $1.29
18.

7Twenty7 (Demo) Have a Nice Day (Deluxe Ver.. 3:25 $1.29
19.

Staring At the Ground (Demo) Have a Nice Day (Deluxe Ver.. 3:50 $1.29
20.

Better Off On Her Own Have a Nice Day (Deluxe Ver.. 2:49 $1.29
21.

New World Have a Nice Day (Deluxe Ver.. 3:37 $1.29
22.

Anyone/I Love How You Love Me Have a Nice Day (Deluxe Ver.. 4:09 $1.29
23.

Happy Together Have a Nice Day (Deluxe Ver.. 3:55 $1.29
24.

Little Miss Sorrow Have a Nice Day (Deluxe Ver.. 3:54 $1.29
25.

Salvation Have a Nice Day (Deluxe Ver.. 4:37 $1.29

Top Music Videos


1. It Must Have B..

2. The Look

3. Listen To Your..

4. Dangerous

5. Fading Like a ..

6. Joyride

7. Dressed For Su..

8. Spending My Ti..

9. How Do You Do!

10. Chances

11. Crash! Boom! B..

12. She's Got Noth..

13. Un Día Sin T



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