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Marie hits #1

Written by Roxryder on August 28, 2008 to and .

Marie Fredriksson's "Där du andas," the theme song for the movie Arn - Riket vid vägens slut - debuts this week right at #1 on the Swedish singles chart. This is Marie's first #1 solo single ever! Congratulations!

Another “Million-Air” award for Listen to Your Heart

Written by tevensso on August 18, 2008 to , and . Source: Jimmy Fun.

STOCKHOLM - Per Gessle and Mats MP Persson will travel to London October 7 to receive yet another "Million-Air" award for "Listen to Your Heart."

"Listen to Your Heart" has been played over 4.000.000 times on US radio, same as "It Must Have Been Love" in 2005. According to, based on an average length of three minutes, one million airplays is the equivalent of 50,000 hours or 5.7 years of continuous airplay. Top Million-Air songs are for instance The Police's "Every Breath You Take" and The Beatles' "Yesterday" with both over 8.000.000 plays.

Roxette has eight BMI awarded songs.

Per Gessle is obviously very pleased with this and comments "Yay!"

20 year old song enters chart in Australia

Written by tevensso on August 11, 2008 to and . Source:

For reasons yet unknown Roxette's US #2 single from 1989, "Dangerous,"  has entered the Australian download chart at #30. "The Oz people are famous for their exquisite taste. Marie and myself are very happy indeed" comments Per to The Daily Roxette.

Per enters Swedish album chart

Written by tevensso on May 25, 2008 to and . Source:

Per Gessle's re-released and extended album "The World According to Gessle" enters the Swedish album chart at #14.

Club gig

Written by tevensso on July 5, 2007 to and .

STOCKHOLM - Per will perform at a "secret" gig in Halmstad, a sneak preview if you will, Monday July 9. Like when he did the "Mazarin" release at Leif's Lounge back in 2003, Per will now perfomr at the same club. The gig will feature special invited guests only, and winners from different contests. The gig starts at around 22:00.

"En händig man" stays at #1 on the album chart, for the third week in a row, in spite of heavy newcomers.

Bits and pieces

Written by tevensso on June 1, 2007 to and .

(Updated) - Here are some bits and pieces about Per's present and upcoming activities:

Per will perform on Allsång på Skansen July 3. He will also be on Bingolotto's season finale June 5. And most important of all: the new single "En händig man" jumped up to #1 on the Swedish single chart! It entered last week after only one day of sales at #59. The song is also presently #5 on Rix Top 6. "En händig man" entered Sweden's official Topp 40 at #10 as well.

Also, in an interview on Swedish Radio P3 Per lets us know that the Plumber's son will return…

"En händig man" soars into spot #3 after only one day at #8 and a few days at #13 on Nielsen's Music Control chart. Nielsen's count the official radio play.

Roxette enters Australian chart

Written by drdave on March 19, 2007 to and .

Several months after its release in Australia, A Collection of Roxette Hits! has entered the Australian ARIA Album charts at number 93. This is the first time a Roxette album has entered the Top 100 in Australia since Have A Nice Day in 1999.

The Aria website had the following to say about the album.

Arguably one of Sweden’s most popular musical exports, Roxette made their mark on the international pop circuit during the late '80s and early '90s. Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson formed the pop double act phenomenon that was Roxette and brandished a whimsical blend of pop, rock, and dance to fans around the world that couldn’t seem to get enough of this dynamic duo. Mullets and shoulder pads aside, Roxette were the quintessential musical partnership of their time thanks to a string of successful releases including, Look Sharp! (#2 Sept. & Oct. ’89), Joyride (#2 Apr. ’91) and Crash! Boom! Bang! (#3 May ’94). Aptly titled, A Collection of Roxette Hits!, the band’s latest compilation offering celebrates twenty years in the music biz.
Other successful Swedish pop exports include Abba and Ace of Base.

“One Wish” #1 in the US

Written by tevensso on March 10, 2007 to and . Source: LOGO.

"One Wish" goes up to #1 on LOGO's video chart, beating competition like Christina Aguilera and Josh Zuckerman. 

1. Roxette - One Wish
2. Josh Zuckerman - Out From Under
3. Christina Aguilera - Candyman
4. Mona Chatterjee - Move With Me
5. The Cliks - Oh Yeah
6. Deadlee - Good Soldier II
7. Brian Kent - I'm Not Crazy
8. Mooneystarr - Shrimp and Cookies
9. Klaxons - Golden Skans
10. Kelly - Shoes

Roxette thanks all the voters out there. "The sun is shining!" Per Gessle comments.
LOGO is owned by Viacom.

“One Wish” holds position in the US

Written by matthewcho on March 4, 2007 to and .

CLEVELAND - Roxette's "One Wish" video has been playing quite frequently on the U.S.'s only gay network, named Logo. It has been in the channel's Top 10 (called the "Click List") for several weeks now. It is one of 50 videos in rotation at the channel.

This week it is at #2!

1. Josh Zuckerman - Out From Under
2. Roxette - One Wish
3. Mona Chatterjee - Move With Me
4. Brian Kent - I'm Not Crazy
5. Deadlee - Good Soldier II
6. Gwen Stefani - The Great Escape
7. The Cliks - Oh Yeah
8. Mika - Grace Kelly
9. Cascada - Miracle
10. Lily Allen - Smile

Vote for Roxette. It is, however, unclear to The Daily Roxette if this station has any impact outside the gay community in the US, or even if their site is up to date.

In Sweden, Roxette's latest single, "Reveal" entered the Swedish top 60 at #59 this week and the Swiss chart at #18!

Europe’s VH1 album chart has Roxette at #4

Written by Rox_Nox2003 on November 10, 2006 to and .

LISBON - This week's VH1 Top 10 album chart shows Roxette's "Hits" as the highest new entry at #4. VH1 uses sales and airplay charts from throughout the European territories they serve, and puts Roxette just behind Justin Timberlake, the Scissor Sisters and Evanescence.

As if to confirm the lack of promotion for the single "One Wish," VH1 is playing "Listen To Your Heart" on the Album Chart show, which seems to indicate "One Wish" is being ignored by VH1 (part of the MTV networks). However, a footnote ticker was shown during the video broadcast refering to the new album being the first Roxette release since Marie's recovery from her brain tumor. Furthermore, it was mentioned that this release contains two new tracks, whose titles were given.

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