Sunday, June 22, 2008

Swedish Charts Update

Euro2008 mania is running riot in the Sverige Topplistan this week: firstly, the reggae-flavoured "Fotbollsfest" by Elias feat Frans who previously gave us that Zlatan song. It is a well known fact that 99.9% of football songs are tripe, and quite frankly I haven’t found that 0.01% this time. "Football Is Our Religion" by Rednex (yes, that Rednex) sounds like a German football song and is just a bit more memorable than the Elias-Frans effort. Ingen sommar utan Markoolio of course: his "Sverige Det Bästa På Vår Jord", is, strictly speaking, incorrect as they are now out of the tournament. Rather catchy song though. Finally, "Heja Sverige" by Camp Sweden featuring Chris Lindh (is that the Barbados guy?) Is the lowest placed of the Euro 2008 songs but it’s a decent enough bit of dansband-schlager.

Great to see "I’m Yours" by Jason Mraz at the top of the singles chart: why is this not massive in the UK? Also, good to see "Feelgood" by Ola climbing the chart too.

Anyway I'm off to bed now but before I go here is (IMHO) the best Swedish football song ever, from 1994, "När Vi Gräver Guld i USA" by (Anders) Glenmark, (Thomas-Orup) Ericsson & (Niklas) Strömstedt which I loved from the first time I heard it, and still love it today. And it obviously had the desired effect, as it spurred them on to a semi-final place at that year's World Cup.

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