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News archives: Sales & Charts

Gyllene #1 in Sweden

May 3, 2013 — by Thomas Evensson — Gyllene Tider, Sales & Charts

Gyllene Tider's latest album Dags att tänka på refrängen heads straight into #1 on the Swedish album chart. That's not even close to surprising. What is surprising though, is that Streaplers shoots into #2... Both albums kick down Håkan Hellström, Swedish media's darling. Dags att tänka på refrängen sold 10 times more than Streapler's album and 50 percent of the album sales in Sweden this week was Dags att tänka på refrängen... Gyllene Tider celebrated with champagne at EMI, with Aftonbladet's web TV attending.


Roxette with 6 songs on the SWR1 Hitparade

October 29, 2012 — by Michael Mayer — Roxette, Sales & Charts

Every year, German based radio station SWR1 Baden Wuerttemberg organizes a one week chart show, searching for the best songs ever. This year Roxette is back with no less than 6 songs with "Listen To Your Heart" in the best position.

1001 Listen To Your Heart
1088 It Must Have Been Love
1104 The Look
1618 Spending My Time
1813 She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)
1984 Crash!Boom!Bang!

The top 10:

1 Stairway to heaven - Led Zeppelin
2 Bohemian rhapsody - Queen
3 Child in time - Deep Purple
4 Tage wie diese - Toten Hosen
5 Brothers in arms - Dire Straits
6 Nothing else matters - Metallica
7 Wish you were here - Pink Floyd
8 Hells bells - AC/DC
9 Music - Miles, John
10 Smoke on the water - Deep Purple


"The Sweet Hello" climbs in Sweden

August 21, 2012 — by Thomas Evensson — Music Business, Roxette, Sales & Charts

Roxette's latest single, "The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye" [Bassflow Remake] has entered the Swedish Music Control (official airplay) chart as the #1 Highest Chart Climber this week and as #3 Highest Climber by Points. The song is at #32.

"The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye" 10" single in blue vinyl is released August 22.


UK Radio airplay chart: Roxette highest climber

April 2, 2012 — by Steven Howlett — Roxette, Sales & Charts

Roxette is the highest climber in this week's UK Radio Airplay chart, which is compiled by Nielsen.

The figures released on Monday 2nd April show that Roxette climbed a respectable 32 places from 65 to 33 with the new single "It's Possible."

The latest top 10 is as follows:

NIELSEN UK RADIO AIRPLAY CHART (26/03/2012 to 01/04/2012)

1 Tulisa – Young (AATW/Island)
2 Chris Brown – turn Up The Music (Sony/RCA)
3 Flo-rida feat. Sia – Wild Ones (Atlantic)
4 Katy Perry – Part Of Me (Virgin)
5 Labrinth – Last Time (Syco)
6 Beyonce – End Of Time (Columbia/Parkwood Ent.)
7 David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj – Turn Me On (Positiva/Virgin)
8 Emeli Sande – Next To Me (Virgin)
9 David Guetta feat. Sia – Titanium (Positiva/Virgin)
10 Alexandra Burke featuring Eric Morillo – Elephant (RCA)
33 Roxette – It's Possible. (Capitol)


Roxette back on the charts in the U.S.

September 30, 2011 — by Ian Seggie — Roxette, Sales & Charts

After an absence of a little over 10 years, Roxette is back on the charts in the United States. "Radio" debuts on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart at #30 today! Per comments on Facebook and Twitter: "Great to be back in the charts in the U.S.!!!"

Gary Trust, in the magazine's "Chart Beat" column, wrote:

ROX ON: Venerable Swedish pop duo Roxette makes its first appearance on Adult Contemporary since the No. 27-peaking "Wish I Could Fly" in 2000, as "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" tunes in at No. 30.

The song appears on the pair's first album since 2001, Charm School. Released digitally in the U.S. in February, the set arrived at No. 1 on the German Albums chart in March. Roxette had last led a Billboard chart 10 years earlier, when Room Service topped the Sweden Albums list.

Roxette has now placed titles on the AC survey in the '80s, '90s, '00s and '10s, becoming the only duo to do so.

The twosome twice rose as high as No. 2 on AC, with first chart entry "Listen to Your Heart" in 1989 and "Pretty Woman" love ballad "It Must Have Been Love" in 1990.


Radio climbs to #5... on the radio (radio)

May 16, 2011 — by Thomas Evensson — Roxette, Sales & Charts

Bolstered by their current world tour, Roxette's single "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" continues to be a major hit – on the radio. The single has climbed yet another notch this past week and currently holds the #5 position on Radio Express's Top 40 world radio chart. Three weeks ago it was at #9, two weeks ago at #6 and last week at #7. Jennifer Lopez (feat. Pitbull) still has the #1 spot with "On The Floor." "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" has spent 12 weeks on the chart so far.

Every week, Radio Express compiles the World Chart by tabulating the most listened-to pop songs in the world, based on the playlists of hundreds of top radio stations worldwide. This chart is then used as the basis for a syndicated radio show – hosted by Lara Scott and originating from Los Angeles, California – that is distributed via one of the most extensive "network" of radio stations in the world.


Opening act for South Africa chosen

April 2, 2011 — by Hanro Manefeldt — Live, Misc, Roxette, Sales & Charts

Jacaranda 94.2, 94.5 KFM and M-Net are excited to announce that Roxette will be supported by one of South Africa’s top acts - The Wedding DJ’s - on the South African leg of their World Tour in May 2011.

The Wedding DJ’s have performed at anything from club nights to bar mitzvahs, from festivals to weddings. It is definitely not a jaw dropper why The Wedding DJ’s are the supporting act for Roxette. Their choice of material and mixes of '80s and '90s music is intensely tasteful and nostalgic. There is no doubt that Roxette is a crucial influence to the boys’ love for the decks and getting the masses moving and singing along.

Also, Charm School and All Videos Ever Made are on Top12 this week.


Good news from Germany: Gold award and tour sales

March 30, 2011 — by Kai-Uwe Heinze — Awards, Music Business, Roxette, Sales & Charts

Ticket sales for Roxette's fall leg of the world tour are selling well in Germany. According to the music business magazine , Roxette is #3 on the German ticket charts. This list is based on sales figures by the biggest local ticket vendor,, and its partners. The first two positions are being held by German-speaking artists, so Roxette is basically the best selling international artist at the moment.

Furthermore, as the Association of the German Music Industry (Bundesverband Musikindustrie) revealed on their website, Roxette's Hits album has sold more than 100,000 copies and has therefore been certified gold.

"tryffel2" on Roxette's official forum contributed to this article. 


UK gets ready for Charm School launch (and five copies to win!)

March 24, 2011 — by Mathew James — Exclusive, Releases, Roxette, Sales & Charts

Charm School is already album of the week on BBC Radio 2, and "She’s Got Nothing On" is improving its position on the UK airplay chart, and we want it, like you, to do really well over in the UK.

You can buy the album in the UK from the following online shops from next Monday (28 March):

Amazon and HMV

They are also now on Apple Ping!

And to celebrate the release of Charm School in the UK, Roxette and EMI Records are giving away five copies of the new album. So, to win a copy of Charm School we want you to complete the following sentence in no more than 30 extra words:

“I’ve got nothing on (but the radio), because...”

Simply email your answers to by 4 April 2011 and the five best answers will win the CDs. You need to provide your full name, address and answer in order to qualify.  Full T&Cs can be found at

The UK has started to wake up to Charm School –and you can read about its success by following these links:

BBC online review, Album of the Week on Radio 2, UK Airplay chart link