Per speaks about HAND’s lack of success

“Have A Nice Day” wasn’t as big a success as Roxette had hoped. The album has so far sold “only” 1.9 million copies. Per thinks there are several reasons for this.

“Looking back, I think now that the album feels a bit uneven,” says Per. “And, we simply chose the wrong single tracks.” Per thinks that “Wish I Could Fly” was a good choice, but the second single “Anyone” wasn’t. “Ballads traditionally are not very strong summer singles.”

“It was the English EMI that had pressure on us — against the wish from the European headquarters — to release ‘Anyone’ as the second single. And that’s what we did. But when it flopped, England didn’t want to release it at all.”

This article was written for an earlier version of The Daily Roxette.
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May 29th, 2000

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