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Marie's 60 for 60. #34 Felicia adjö (Felicia Good-bye). We've met Ann-Katrin and Veronica; Felicia is maybe a sister of them. They all lived in the mind of singer-songerwriter Cornelis Vreeswijk, and Marie has covered not less than four of his songs for his tribute album, three of them to be found as bonus tracks on Den ständiga resan. Looks like she admired him a lot, don't you think? #marie60 http://www.dailyroxette.com/felicia-adjo/


Felicia adjö

Marie's 60 for 60. This is #34 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Marie Fredriksson's career.

Marie's 60 for 60. #35 Jag går min väg (I'm Going My Way). We're leaving the path of misery for a while, as now we come to another 10 point uptempo song, this time written by Marie and her then-boyfriend Lasse Lindbom. "You can dance with who you want/You can still play for a few hours more/But if you think I'm waiting/then I'm deceiving you/You expect too much of me/I slip away/I'm dancing away from you." Please raise your hand if the last line sounds familiar to you. #marie60 http://www.dailyroxette.com/jag-gar-min-vag/


Jag går min väg

Marie's 60 for 60. This is #35 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Marie Fredriksson's career.

Finally the DVD is announced. No sign of a BD so far. Release date June 25. This is a Sweden only release, of course. But knowing Bengans you can get it from there, worldwide.


Per Gessle - En Vacker Kväll Live På Brottet Halmstad 2017

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Marie's 60 for 60. #36 Det regnar igen (It's Raining Again). Yesterday, we talked about rain and today, it's raining again. It's a very moody song from the album Den ständiga resan. Marie is out there in this rainy city, wondering "if it's me or if it's us". She's left alone with her thoughts, but life around her goes on and on... #marie60 http://www.dailyroxette.com/det-regnar-igen/


Det regnar igen

Marie's 60 for 60. This is #36 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Marie Fredriksson's career.

Five years ago already.


"Dags att tänka på refrängen" - the review

So, here we are again. The TDR team meets in the 'Virtual-Record-Review-Room' to review the latest album from Gyllene Tider. This time Thomas, Kai, Paul & Colin discuss the album. Find out their thoughts below... Thomas: What strikes me is that this album sounds like it was been recorded in

Marie's 60 for 60. #37 En känsla av regn (A Sense of Rain). What sounds so airy and nice is often something completely different when sung by Marie. This is true here once more. This song, written by Lasse Lindbom and Niklas Strömstedt, is actually an ode to loss and deception. "I could not hold you/So you travel and go/You turn away/And I get a sense of rain" #marie60 http://www.dailyroxette.com/en-kansla-av-regn/


En känsla av regn

Marie's 60 for 60. This is #37 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Marie Fredriksson's career.

Marie's 60 for 60. #38 Ett enda liv (One Single Life) is a very personal song for Marie because she wrote it along with Anders Herrlin for a very close friend of hers who committed suicide. "You were our friend/our best friend of them all/You never found home/and you shall know it feels/So strong and yet so weak./If we had only understood/To give you all our strength/for the life you should have had." It shall be noted here that this is the first song in our playlist that received ten points from one of us. #marie60 http://www.dailyroxette.com/ett-enda-liv/


Ett enda liv

Marie's 60 for 60. This is #38 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Marie Fredriksson's career.

Marie's 60 for 60. #39 Längtan (Intro) (Longing) Yet another opening track, this time for Efter Stormen. The longer version of it features as track #7 on the album, and without giving away too much information, we will deal with it later, too. For now sit back, relax and listen to this masterpiece, please. #marie60 http://www.dailyroxette.com/langtan/


Längtan

Marie's 60 for 60. This is #39 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Marie Fredriksson's career.

Happy Birthday dearest Göran Fritzon, aka. Fritz, aka. The Farfisa Fantom aka. Fritte!


Marie's 60 for 60. #40 Het vind (Hot Wind). We're reaching the Top 40 of our playlist, and we do this in style with the title song of Marie's first solo album. The lyrics, written by Ulf Lundell, are a bit surreal we think. "The fans spin, the curtains sway/In the sea barracudas and sharks swim /Everyone is waiting in the bar's darkness/Semi-closed eyes and thunder rumbles/There is a hot wind blowing in" #marie60 http://www.dailyroxette.com/het-vind/


Het vind

Marie's 60 for 60. This is #40 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Marie Fredriksson's career.

Swedish star Avicii has been found dead at 28 years of age. RIP Tim. :(

Marie's 60 for 60. #41 Efter så många år (After So Many Years). Do people sometimes worry about you? Yes? Good! No? Good! You see, it's tricky sometimes. In this song from the 1996 album I en tid som vår you can find both questions and answers that matter. Enjoy this strong song! "Do you have time for yourself?/Do you have time for love?/In a time like ours?/After so many years/I am strong enough./After so many years./After so many years/Feels wonderful to look back./Thank God!/That I have become strong enough." #marie60 http://www.dailyroxette.com/efter-sa-manga-ar/


Efter så många år

Marie's 60 for 60. This is #41 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Marie Fredriksson's career.

YouTube won't let us upload this video, so we'll try it this way. It's our version of Why Don't You Bring Me Flowers?. It was supposed to be for the fast version of the song, but the slow version fit better.


Flowers.mp4

Marie's 60 for 60. #42 Tid för tystnad (Time For Silence) This beautiful little ballad from "Den ständiga resan" tells you about the feelings of a couple which can only be together at rare occasions, like you would imagine it to be with one of them permanently touring the world, for instance. And then it's good when you can just sit side by side and say nothing... "We have got to start over/so many times over again/If we only have time for silence/When we look and listen and listen/Give us time for silence" #marie60 http://www.dailyroxette.com/tid-for-tystnad/


Tid för tystnad

Marie's 60 for 60. This is #42 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Marie Fredriksson's career.

Marie's 60 for 60. #43 Värdighet (Dignity). The opening track of Den sjunde vågen (The 7th Wave, more about this maybe later) is great proof that Marie is able to write uptempo dance songs even though the topic is not of the lighter kind. Dignity needs strength, especially when you are with someone who likes to bend the truth sometimes: "Where does it come from/this feeling that something's wrong/Are these just phantasies or do you play a double game?/That's nothing I can or want to do something about/It's just my dignity!" #marie60 http://www.dailyroxette.com/vardighet/


Värdighet

Marie's 60 for 60. This is #43 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Marie Fredriksson's career.

Marie's 60 for 60. #44 Skyll på mej (Blame Me). Another song that has not been written by Marie but a musician named Per Andersson. "A time without questions/A breeze without waves/Smile against all the winds". The guitar was played by Staffan Astner who later would work for not only Marie and Roxette but also for Ray Charles and Celine Dion. #marie60 http://www.dailyroxette.com/skyll-pa-mej/


Skyll på mej

Marie's 60 for 60. This is #44 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Marie Fredriksson's career.

Marie's 60 for 60. #45 Tag detta hjärta (Take This Heart). An uptempo song, to be found on Het Vind from 1984 and written by... yes, Per Gessle and Lasse Lindbom. One in our team says it sounds a bit like Roxette's How Do You Do which would be released not less than six years later. Do you agree? #marie60 http://www.dailyroxette.com/tag-detta-hjarta/


Tag detta hjärta

Marie's 60 for 60. This is #45 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Marie Fredriksson's career.

While we're at it, some more oldies!


Roxette - Love is All (Live 1995) - www.dailyroxette.com

Live in Johannesburg, South Africa Jan. 14 1995.

Marie's 60 for 60. #46 Det blåser en vind (A wind blows). This powerful ballad was written by Lasse Lindbom, a big name in Swedish pop business and an important patron for both Marie's and Per's careers. Lasse, Marie, Per and Mats MP Persson formed the band Exciting Cheeses and performed their songs live, and that was just shortly before Rolf Nygren of EMI had an idea that lead to the recording of the song "Neverending Love" for a project called "Roxette". But I guess this is a different story... #marie60 http://www.dailyroxette.com/det-blaser-en-vind/


Det blåser en vind

Marie's 60 for 60. This is #46 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Marie Fredriksson's career.

A bit of history, anyone? Here are the Exciting Cheeses for you, ladies and gentlemen! Marie, Per, MP and Lasse Lindbom live in 1985


Spännande ostar ANC-galan 1985 - www.dailyroxette.com

The quartet Spännande ostar/Exciting Cheeses (Lasse Lindbom, Marie Fredriksson, Per Gessle & MP Persson) performing "Love the One You're With" at the ANC gal...

Marie's 60 for 60. #47 Låt mej andas (Let Me Breathe). Here we are back to Efter stormen with a song that describes the feeling when someone cares about you just a bit too much. "I know you're trying/i know you mean well/but it's never easy/and it will always be wrong/You hear everything I say/You see everything I do/but if you tighten the thread/keep in mind that it's brittle/ Let me breathe!" #marie60 http://www.dailyroxette.com/lat-mej-andas/


Låt mej andas

Marie's 60 for 60. This is #47 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Marie Fredriksson's career.

It's Friday! Crank it up and watch the video!


The Daily Roxette

Well, whoever made Per's video didn't use our material, so here it is for you to enjoy!

Marie's 60 for 60. #48 Tusen ögon (Thousand Eyes). Het Vind (Hot wind) was one of Marie's most energetic albums. It was her first solo album at all. Tusen ögon is about a love that's gone, gone to someone else but you're still longing for it... "You put big marks in my soul/So big that they will always be there/But my powers should never end/Because I'm right/to feel as long as I can" #marie60 http://www.dailyroxette.com/tusen-ogon/


Tusen ögon

Marie's 60 for 60. This is #48 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Marie Fredriksson's career.

Marie's 60 for 60. #49 Min trognaste vän (My Most Faithful Friend). Today we let the lyrics speak for themselves: "You, my most faithful friend, I will do all I can/So you feel freedom without a band./My faithful little friend/Fall asleep still beside me/I rock you, slowly you." Who do you think this wonderful ballad was written for? #marie60 http://www.dailyroxette.com/min-trognaste-van/


Min trognaste vän

Marie's 60 for 60. This is #49 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Marie Fredriksson's career.

Marie's 60 for 60. #50 Veronica. So we are entering the Top 50 of what we believe are Marie's best songs, we hope you could agree with us so far. Do you remember Ann Katrin? Veronica was yet another of Cornelis Vreeswijk's characters, this song too was covered by Marie for the album "Den flygande holländaren" (The Flying Dutchman), a collection of Cornelis' songs rerecorded by famous Swedish artists after his death. By the way, Marie was involved in not less than four songs on this compilation. More of them to follow here? Let me check... #marie60 http://www.dailyroxette.com/veronica/


Veronica

Marie's 60 for 60. This is #50 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Marie Fredriksson's career.

Marie's 60 for 60. #51 När du såg på mig (When You Looked At Me). After a series of rather dark and slow songs we now experience a new side of Marie's music. Loud, energetic, life-affirming. Which should not surprise you when you know that this one is a love song which deals with the feelings when your love wakes up next to you in the morning. Sung by Marie along with Lasse Lindbom who, at these times, actually were a real couple. Who would have thought? #marie60 http://www.dailyroxette.com/nar-du-sag-pa-mig/


När du såg på mig

Marie's 60 for 60. This is #51 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Marie Fredriksson's career.

Marie's 60 for 60. #52 Till sist (Finally/At Last). We think that this song stands out. Marie's unique voice supported only by an occasional accord. It's pure, nothing distracts you from its message. "At last you came/At last at last/I love you my friend/More than you can ever imagine/I never thought that love/ was such a big emotion". What do you think? #marie60 http://www.dailyroxette.com/till-sist/


Till sist

Marie's 60 for 60. This is #52 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Marie Fredriksson's career.

Well, whoever made Per's video didn't use our material, so here it is for you to enjoy!


Per Gessle - Name You Beautiful (TDR version)

Fanmade video of Per Gessle's song Name You Beautiful.

Marie's 60 for 60. #53 Aldrig tillbaka mer (Never Back Again). The title is quite similar to yesterday entry at #54 but the song's attitude is a completely different one. While Aldrig mer igen sounded helpless and hopeless, Aldrig tillbaka mer features a self-confident Marie who looks forward and "Knows what feels right/Now that the soul is strong...I will never return/To what once was./No, never back again." Have a great Sunday, dear readers. #marie60 http://www.dailyroxette.com/aldrig-tillbaka-mer/


Aldrig tillbaka mer

Marie's 60 for 60. This is #53 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Marie Fredriksson's career.

Marie's 60 for 60. #54 Aldrig mer igen (Never Again). "Het vind" was Marie's first solo album and musically a huge contrast to what she had done before in her bands Strul and Mammas Barn. In "Aldrig mer igen", Marie is strolling through the streets at night without an aim, suddenly realising that something important has vanished from her life. Whether it is a person that died, a friend who left or a dark cloud on one's soul... she leaves it up to you to decide... #marie60 http://www.dailyroxette.com/aldrig-mer-igen/


Aldrig mer igen

Marie's 60 for 60. This is #54 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Marie Fredriksson's career.

Marie's 60 for 60. #56 Drömmen (The Dream). Everyone has a dream, for some of us it's just a recurring nighttime activity, others are literally escaping into another world. So does Marie in her song which you can find on "I en tid som vår". What starts with an innocent glockenspiel turns into a jam session in the end. "I have never dreamed so well/Like tonight/I dreamed I was safe in love/Do you know that/I got faith back/Just for one night/I have never dreamed so well/Like tonight, like last night". Sleep well, dear TDR readers unless checking our page is the first thing you do in the morning. #marie60 http://www.dailyroxette.com/drommen/


Drömmen

Marie's 60 for 60. This is #56 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Marie Fredriksson's career.

Rock set? Nice!


The Look

Rockabilly fabulous version av "The look"