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Joyride #1 in US 11 years ago this week

Written by DanJKroll on May 10, 2002 to .

Eleven years ago this week, Roxette’s “Joyride” ascended to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The chart topping single was the group’s fourth #1, following “The Look,” “Listen To Your Heart” and “It Must Have Been Love.”

  To commemorate the occasion, has included “Joyride” in its weekly streaming audio feed. The song comes about 15 to 20 minutes into the countdown.


WOW! 11 years it seems like it was yesterday. I do agree that Spending My Time should had be a number one hit also. I can still remember people at school singing Spending my time at loud during lunch time.

Time goes by fast...

Although Roxette isn’t so succesful anymore as 11 years ago, it is not true that Roxette is dead!
They are going to perform on the Night of the Proms and they are busy with their new album (at least that is what I have heard).

Yeah...? So what? I love ’em! KEEP ON ROXXING!

The overall problem with the music industry today is image. There’s too much image involved. And Roxette doesn’t use sex to sell records, like most acts today. And that may be one reason why, even if they did try to break the US market again, they would never have huge success.

But I do believe there is a market here - at least to distribute their music. I still don’t think it’s fair that US fans have to buy imports to get their music. Just once I would love to walk into a record store and pick up the new Roxette album, distributed in the US. Then again, the music industry is in trouble anyways with declining album sales, so that just makes things worse.

There’s so much good music that never gets heard. And there’s always problems with distribution.

yeh, it’ s like yesterday...


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