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Billboard mentions Roxette

Written by DanJKroll on February 26, 2011 to and . Source: Billboard.

Roxette has earned a mention in Billboard's look at the milestones in the history of its Hot 100 countdown. The group's name comes in the same breath as the Beatles, Michael Jackson, and Madonna.

"Listen to Your Heart," the 706th song to ever hit number one on the famed chart, was the first chart topper to be available only as a cassette single. All prior number ones had been available for purchase on vinyl.

The nostalgic look back was prompted when Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" became the 1,000th number one in the chart's history.


Does anybody know if there will be a physical CD for the Remixes of SGNO?

I remember hearing that when “Listen” hit #1 in the US, but it always confused me because, like a lot of people here I’m sure, I have a 7” of “Listen” (b/w “Half a Woman, Half a Shadow”) from the US! There’s a Canadian one, too. I wonder if maybe it was sold only after the song reached #1? Kind of weird to release a single on another format after it’s already dropping on the charts!

I have it too, but it must have been released afterwards as you say. Company sleeve? Mine is.

“Listen to your heart” was the first #1 on Billboard Hot 100 to be available only on MC for the US market. Billboard quoted that sometime ago..

They must’ve ridden to #1 four times and #2 twice almost entirely on the strength of cassette single sales.

Speaking solely of commercial releases, all the vinyl here in the U.S.–except The Look 12”–was in company sleeves. In fact, the only singles to even get 12” releases here were The Look and Dangerous. Heck, there were no vinyl releases at all from Joyride and there weren’t even any CD singles until How Do You Do! which, ironically, came after EMI stopped caring about Roxette.

Now that I think about it, it’s even more amazing Roxette rode to the top of the charts as often as they did in the U.S. Per and Marie should be very proud.


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