Thursday, January 31, 2008

Swedish Charts Update

Oh well, the Sverige Topplistan looks about as static as our own UK top 40 singles chart. The top five are exactly the same as last week - E.M.D. still hanging on to the no.1 spot with "All For Love" whilst Amanda Jenssen, Basshunter (now amusingly back in the Swedish chart with his English-language remake of "Boten Anna"), Timbaland/OneRepublic, and Leona Lewis. Nice to see Vincent's "Miss Blue" climbing the chart to no.14.

Talking of Mr Pontare....I finally have his "Lucky Thirteen" album in my possession (I'm well impressed with the speedy service of and will hopefully post a full review over the weekend. I'm enjoying what I'm hearing so far.

In the album charts, all the recent winners of various awards are all still doing well - Lars Winnerbäck still at no.1 with "Daugava" (which coincidentally is the name of the river that runs through Riga, which after last night's discussion is now the frontrunner for our spring break this year!!) Kent, Sahara Hotnights and Säkert! all continue to do very well, although Sonja Aldén didn't benefit from her Rockbjörnen win last week - her album has slipped to no. 58.

There are still quite a few artists in the Swedish album chart whose music I haven't heard yet but plan to do so, as there may well be some hidden treats to discover.

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