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You Don’t Understand Me

“You Don’t Understand Me” is a song by the Swedish pop duo Roxette. Released in 1995, it was the first new single from their Greatest Hits album Don’t Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! – Roxette’s Greatest Hits.

“You Don’t Understand Me” was written by Per Gessle and Desmond Child and this was the first time Gessle had co-written a song with an international songwriter.

Roxette recorded acoustic versions of the songs, “The Look”, “Listen to Your Heart”, “You Don’t Understand Me” and “Help!”, at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London, England. “Help!”, a cover of the “Lennon–McCartney” song originally recorded by The Beatles, was released originally in the “Don’t Bore Us – Get to the Chorus! (Roxette’s European Promo Tour)” bootleg album (only 4 audio tracks)[1] and then on the Roxette compilation The Rox Box/Roxette 86-06, whereas the other three songs were included on the UK release of this single and “You Don’t Understand Me” was also included on the single “Anyone”, released in 1999.

The song was a hit in several European countries, reaching the top 10 in Sweden and Finland, and the top 20 in Italy and The Netherlands.

Wish I Could Fly

“Wish I Could Fly” is a song by the Swedish pop duo Roxette. Released in February 1999, it was the first single from their sixth studio album Have a Nice Day.

In the UK, the single peaked at #11, which was Roxette’s highest position for a single since their 1993 hit “Almost Unreal” (#7). The single also made the Top 10 in Sweden and Finland, Top 20 in Austria, Switzerland and Norway, Top 30 in Germany and the Top 40 in the Netherlands.

While the album Have a Nice Day wasn’t released in the U.S. Roxette signed a distribution deal with Edel Music, enabling “Wish I Could Fly” to peak at #27 on the U.S. Adult Contemporary Chart in 2000.

The song was also a considerable radio hit, becoming the most played song in Europe in 1999.[citation needed]. A Spanish-language version of the song, “Quisiera Volar”, was included on the South American release of the album.

Vulnerable (song)

“Vulnerable” is a song by Roxette, released as the fifth single from their album Crash! Boom! Bang!. The song is also featured on the duo’s 1995 compilation album, Don’t Bore Us, Get to the Chorus!.
The single peaked at #12 in Sweden and was a minor hit in several other European countries. It peaked at #44 in the UK Singles Chart, ending their five years of top 40 hits.

The Look

“The Look” is a song by the Swedish rock duo Roxette, released as the second single in early 1989 from their second studio album, Look Sharp! (1988). The song became Roxette’s international “breakthrough” single, finally exposing the duo to music consumers outside of the duo’s native Sweden and Europe after more than one attempt. It topped the U.S. singles chart in 1989 becoming their first U.S. #1 success and scored #7 on the UK Singles Chart. The song also topped the charts in 24 other countries. This song is also known as “She’s Got the Look.” [1]

The Centre of the Heart

“The Centre of the Heart” is a song by Swedish duo Roxette’s 2001 album Room Service. The single was only released commercially in Europe, except in the UK. It was the group’s third number 1 in Sweden where it remained on the top spot for 4 weeks. However, its success was limited elsewhere, not managing to reach higher than the top 30 or top 40 in most European countries.

The song was originally considered as the first single and the 10th track from the group’s Have a Nice Day album in 1999 but ultimately became an outtake.

This song is also known as “The Centre of My Heart” or “The Centre of the Heart [Is the Suburb to the Brain]”.

On 23 February 2001, Roxette performed “The Centre of the Heart” at the break during the Swedish Melodifestivalen 2001.

A remix CD was released to promote the single.

The Stonebridge ClubMix of this song was featured in Dance Dance Revolution 6th Mix: Max in 2001[1]

The Big L.

“The Big L.”, written by Per Gessle, was the third single released from Swedish pop rock duo Roxette’s 1991 album Joyride. The song became a top ten hit in Japan, Ireland and Sweden as well as a Top 20 hit in the rest of Europe.

CD maxi

  1. “The Big L.” – 4:29
  2. “One Is Such a Lonely Number” (demo – September 1987) – 3:33
  3. “The Big L.” (the bigger, the better mix) – 6:16
  4. “The Big L.” (U.S. mix) – 4:18

7″ single

  1. “The Big L.” – 4:29
  2. “One Is Such a Lonely Number” (demo – September 1987) – 3:33

3″ maxi

  1. “The Big L.” – 4:25
  2. “One Is Such a Lonely Number” (demo – September 1987) – 3:33
  3. “The Big L.” (the bigger, the better mix) – 6:16
  4. “It Must Have Been Love” – 4:18

Stars (Roxette song)

“Stars” is the third single from the Have a Nice Day album by the Swedish duo Roxette. The single was released in August 1999.

This song was originally a rock-driven track, but it made a complete change in the studio. “Stars” is an up-tempo song with dance and techno sound, which was a new direction for Roxette. Lead vocals were performed by Marie Fredriksson and in the chorus a children choir can be heard. Many remixes were made, including Almighty Radio Edit, which got airplay in most of radio stations. “Stars” was released as a maxi-CD with the track “Better Off On Her Own” and the demos of “I Was So Lucky” and “7Twenty7”.

In Europe, “Stars” became a hit single, hitting Top 10 in Finland and #13 in Sweden. In Germany it was the highest charting single from the Have A Nice Day album, peaking at #23. It was the last Roxette single to make the UK Top 75, but it charted quite low, at #56. The video, directed by Anton Corbijn, reached #19 on MTV’s European Top 20.

Spending My Time

“Spending My Time” is a song by Swedish duo Roxette, released as the fourth single from their third studio album, Joyride (1991). It was written by Per Gessle and Mats Persson, and produced by Clarence Öfwerman. The single attained moderate success in Europe, reaching the top 10 in Germany and the top 20 in Belgium, Sweden and Switzerland, while peaking at number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.

A remix was created by MC King Carli and Dr Renault (pseudonyms used by Clarence & Anders) at EMI Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, in July 1991, and was included on the single. A Spanish version of the song, titled “Un día sin ti” (“A Day Without You”), was released in 1996 as a single from the duo’s album Baladas en español.

Sleeping in My Car

“Sleeping in My Car”, written by Per Gessle, is a song by Roxette. It is the fifth track on their 1994 album Crash! Boom! Bang! and was released as the lead single from that album. It became the duo’s second #1 in Sweden, where it topped the charts for three weeks. It also achieved considerable success in Canada, reaching #2 in the RPM singles chart there. In the US it did not fare as well, reaching #50 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

When Roxette performed in the Workers Indoor Arena in Beijing, China in 1995, they were asked to change the suggestive lyrics of the song. “We agreed, but didn’t change them in the end,” says Per Gessle.[1]

She Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

“She Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” is a song by Roxette, released as the third single from their Greatest Hits album Don’t Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! from 1995. The single was released only in Europe and was a minor hit in Germany.

The song was originally written and recorded for Roxette’s album Crash! Boom! Bang!, but it was decided that the song did not suit that album. The song remained unreleased until it was included on their 1995 greatest hits album.

A remix of Roxette’s song “The Look” is included on this single and it is only available on this CDS and on the UK-only single release of “The Look ’95”

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