Swedish favorites

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by AndrewK, Jan 25, 2020.

  1. hEARt PhoniX

    hEARt PhoniX living musical polyamory

    Location:
    Leipzig, Germany
    Hedningarna
    Their album Trä is my album ofvthe 90s, and yes, I was also more than just excited about Nirvana, but even they cannot touch this record.
    When I first heard a track on the radio I was hooked. It was the opening track from their second album Kaksi!, Finnish for two. But it's their third album that was my first encounter on album length (this were the 90s, the internet was not yet as omnipresent as it is today, international shopping was still something where you needed to know the right mailorders or buy a lot of CDs at festivals, such as Rudolstadt Featival): Trä, Swedish for Three is an albhm that went on most heavy rotation for a few years to come. The titles of their 2nd and 3rd album alone show a lot of their humour and open approach to folk. And what an outstanding album Trä is! It still does blow me away, these many years later.
    And from that album Tuuli is the quintessential Hedningarna track for me: Swedish folk band meets Finnish singers and this track features yet another layer, the Sami Joik artist Wimme, plus historic Joik recordings.
    This is greatness on so many levels.
    Hedningarna are still active, they have made a whole album with Wimme, and more. Though I wish they'd do another album, but as someone who cannot read the apropriate news due to the language barrrier there may be a lot that I just don't notice.

     
  2. kohoutek

    kohoutek Forum Resident

    Technically Norwegian, but Sweden claims him. A great player, one of my all-time favorites. Here is something from his youth. His later work is stunning. He has matured into a virtuoso. You can hear the rumor of that future here:

     
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  3. AndrewK

    AndrewK Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Cleveland, Ohio
    his sister Tone Norum is very attractive, I think Joey Tempest/Europe produced her debut album :)
     
  4. Grampire

    Grampire Forum Resident

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    29 Palms
  5. rfkavanagh

    rfkavanagh Unashamedly Pop!

    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Måns Zelmerlöw and Carola have already been mentioned, so I'll throw in Tommy Körberg and then go full pop with Robin Bengtsson. All Eurovision entrants! MZ and RB continue to issue some great pop songs - here's an '80s synth throwback:

    Robin Bengtsson: Dark Angel (2018)

     
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  6. AndrewK

    AndrewK Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Stellan Skarsgard is in a video, I wonder if he is a fan of her music

    Lykke Li - Sadness is a Blessing

     
  7. ferdinandhudson

    ferdinandhudson Forum Resident

    Location:
    Skåne
    80s goodness!

    Visitors was a duo consisting of Göran Danielsson and Svante Persson. They issued their third and final album in 1990.

     
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  8. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    Planet Earth
    Just this morning I listened to "Living In America" and it's such a great album. The title track isn't necessarily the best song on here. It's that good! There's very little filler!


    :bdance::bdance::bdance::bdance:
     
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  9. AndrewK

    AndrewK Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Cleveland, Ohio
    Harpo - Moviestar (1975).... 70's pop

     
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  10. Tristero

    Tristero Touching from a distance

    Location:
    MI
    I love the Swedish psych rockers Dungen:

     
  11. Wright

    Wright Forum Resident

    Strong Camel vibe here.
     
  12. AndrewK

    AndrewK Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    a singer that makes me wish I spoke Swedish, Swedish original of this song is called Vem tänder stjärnorna.....also another video with actor Stellan Skarsgard in it

    Eva Dahlgren - I'm not in Love With You (1991)

     
  13. AndrewK

    AndrewK Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Cleveland, Ohio
    I have no idea how this song got into Miss Congeniality movie, the only place I ever heard it, but it grabbed my attention back then much more than the movie itself......it sounds like a Melodifestivalen/Eurovision type of song, Bosson should have entered that contest :)

    Bosson - One in a Million (2000)
     
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  14. rockphotog

    rockphotog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oslo, Norway
    Need some more Hellacopters in this thread.

     
  15. AndrewK

    AndrewK Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Cleveland, Ohio
    nice pop tune.... lol that sax solo was unexpected

    Nova Miller - Mi Amor (2020)
     
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  16. AndrewK

    AndrewK Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Cleveland, Ohio
    new one from Icona Pop

    Icona Pop - Feels in my Body (2020)
     
  17. AndrewK

    AndrewK Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Cleveland, Ohio
    Sarah Brightman did a cover of this, but this is the original, beautiful composition

    Dive - Captain Nemo (1990)

     
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  18. AndrewK

    AndrewK Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Dennis and Larry make very fun Euro synthpop.... strong 80's Erasure, Pet Shop Boys influence

    Eurotix - We Could Have Been (2020)

     
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  19. Roy Crossland

    Roy Crossland Forum Resident

    Location:
    Helsingborg


    1963
     
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  20. Roy Crossland

    Roy Crossland Forum Resident

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    Helsingborg


    1968
     
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  21. AndrewK

    AndrewK Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Cleveland, Ohio
    thank you, Monica Zetterlund is good singer. It's my first time hearing her, classic Swedish pop and seems also classic 60's Eurovision
     
  22. Sebastian saglimbenI

    Sebastian saglimbenI Forum Resident

    Location:
    New york
    Great singer....I have the one album that had a hit or 2 on it with the associated hit single c.d.'s....i need to search out his other albums.
     
  23. Power Windows

    Power Windows Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mississauga


    My favourite Swedish artist is Basic Element. I love 90s Eurodance.
     
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  24. AndrewK

    AndrewK Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Cleveland, Ohio
    only in Sweden singers who look like rockstars (E-Type) sing Euro dance music. :)

    E-Type - This is the way (1994)
     
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  25. AndrewK

    AndrewK Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    80's schlager-pop from Lasse Holm and Kikki Danielsson. English version is called A Little Bit of Loving. To me sounds similar to some ABBA

    Chips - Mycke Mycke Mer (1980)

     
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