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News Archives: July 2002

New ballad from Roxette to impact radio on September 9th

Written by Lars-Erik_Olson on July 22, 2002 to .

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - A new Roxette single, “A Thing About You,” will be hitting the airwaves on September 9th – at least in Europe.

  The song, a classic Roxette power ballad, is almost certain to perform well on the charts. It is slated to be released as a single on October 14th and will be included in the worldwide* release this autumn of a “Roxette’s Greatest Hits: The Ballads” CD.

  EMI has removed the “Don’t Bore Us, Get To the Chorus” Greatest Hits album from their catalog, in order to clear the way for the new compilation album(s). Roxette’s participation in the “Night of the Proms” concert series is also expected to help promote this new release.

  (*”Worldwide,” that is, except in the U.S. where EMI does not have distribution rights. Daniel Alvedahl contributed to this article. Photo courtesy of EMI Sweden.)

Listeners place two Roxette songs on German station’s chart

Written by cskendras on July 21, 2002 to .

GERMANY - As part of their 50th birthday celebration, German radio station Antenne 1 in Baden-Württemberg let their listeners vote for the 50 biggest hits of all time.

  Roxette had two big hits in the Top 50. Somewhat surprisingly, “Milk & Toast & Honey” came in at #4 while “Listen To Your Heart” placed at #15.

Roxette sounds in an Iranian film

Written by Yashar on July 8, 2002 to .

TEHRAN - Roxette track “Crash! Boom! Bang!” has been used as a background sound in an Iranian film “Shokaran” (English title “Hemlock”). The story of the film is about a man who is happy with his life and has a good family, but when he visits a friend in a hospital, he falls in love with a beautiful nurse.

  The song can be heard first in the nurse’s home during their first night together and another time in the middle of film during a rainy night scene.

  “Shokaran” is a very popular film in Iran and it has been praised for its directing, acting and music. “Crash! Boom! Bang!” is not on the film’s soundtrack album.


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