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Roxette

Mostly Credited As: Roxette
Date Of Birth: 1985
Country Of Birth: Sweden

Roxette


It's tempting to write Roxette off as nothing more than a shallow pop/rock band, but their shameless hooks are precisely what makes them so enjoyable. Roxette has a knack for writing extremely catchy and simple hooks and melodies that are sweet but not saccharine; it's radio-friendly pop, but the hooks don't wear thin with repeated plays. The duo of guitarist Per Gessle and vocalist Marie Fredriksson released an album in 1986 that didn't display much of their talents, but the infectious follow-up, 1988's Look Sharp!, brought them to the top of the charts in America and England; 1991's Joyride was almost equally successful. After a couple years off, Roxette returned with a new album, Crash! Boom! Bang!, in 1994; Baladas en EspaƱol followed in 1997, and two years later the duo returned with the EP Stars. In 2000, Roxette signed to Edel and released the greatest-hits collection Don't Bore Us Get to the Chorus and began work on their next album.

TV Appearances

Episode Cast Credits 

Wetten, dass..? (1981) 
  Halle (3) 31x04: (Feb/12/2011) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

MTV Unplugged (1989) 
  Roxette 04x01: (Feb/13/1993) As Themselves 
Featured Songs

Soccer AM Songs:
Series 11, Episode 13 + Dressed For Success 
Being Erica Songs:
Dr. Tom + It Must Have Been Love 
Beverly Hills, 90210 Songs:
Pass/Not Pass + Joyride 
Reunion Songs:
1989 + Listen To Your Heart 
Pepper Dennis Songs:
Heiress Bridenapped + Listen to Your Heart 
Cold Case Songs:
Lonely Hearts + The Look 
Maternal Instincts + Listen To Your Heart 
Step by Step Songs:
A Star is Born + She's Got the Look 
Baywatch Songs:
Shelter Me + The Look 
Ghost Whisperer Songs:
The Woman of His Dreams + The Look 
Dok 12 Songs:
De vrouw in het zwart + Wish I Could Fly 
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