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Per’s 60 for 60. #3 Do You Wanna be My Baby? Well, here we are, at the top 3… it’s gone quite fast hasn’t it? this was the leading single off “The World” in 1997 accompanied by a video by Jonas Åkerlund, featuring the group Cirkus Cirkör. Per comments to TDR: “I find it much harder to write uptempo songs than ballads. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older. Maybe it’s because I’ve written so many songs it’s hard for me to find anything fresh in my own upbeat soil of pop. Sometimes I challenge myself and start writing in a key I where I know I eventually get lost. Just to make errors. Hopefully something interesting emerges from my mistakes. “Baby” was written on an acoustic guitar in the summer of 1996, for the ‘TWATG’ album. It also became the first single. I always felt that it could have been a great Rox track á la ‘Sleeping in My Car,’ but Roxette had taken a time out for the moment. That’s why I made that solo album.” We have to agree – this would have made a smashing Rox album! (A free tip; it’s not too late to make a follow-up.) #per60


Do You Wanna Be My Baby?

Per’s 60 for 60. This is #3 of TDR’s hand-picked list of songs from Per Gessle’s career.

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