Thursday, October 21

The return of ABBA and the successes of Swedish pop through Svensktoppen


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The return of ABBA and pop hits to sing together written in Swedish mark this week’s success. The Swedish top absolutely dreamy. Presented by Swedish radio, This top 10 chart show is the perfect way to learn what’s hot on the Swedish music scene right now and also get a little practice in the language! And, the great news is that this week 8 out of 10 songs are performed in Swedish. We will go over each melody and come up with a couple of letters. Ready? Here we go!

Svensktoppen, Sveriges Radio’s chart-topping program

Since 1962, Svensktoppen has been produced by Swedish radio to show the hottest of Swedish music. the host (show host) Carolina Norén has been counting hits and interviewing artists for the show since 2007. Songs are ranked using a point system that takes into account radio requests, streams, and downloads each week. For more about The Swedish topvisit the x-ray program on my blog Svensktoppen. Now let’s count down to see which songs were the most popular during the week of September 27, 2021.

10. Miriam Bryant and Victor Leksell: keep quiet on the phone

These fashionable soloists collaborated to Mute on the handset. Be quiet is the verb to “shut up” and then on the phone it is “on the receiver”. Enjoy a couple of lines from this breakup song:

You only call me when it rains
You only call me when you’re drunk

You only call me when it rains
You only call me when you’re drunk.

9. Albin Lee Meldau – Josefin

Most Swedes knew this independent artist from the popular Swedish music and reality TV show. Better. Known for his soulful performances and honest lyricism, this week’s song is about Josefin:

She dances like a whirlwind
Know exactly what he is doing when he caresses your cheek

She dances like a whirlwind
Know exactly what to do while caressing your cheek

8. Molly Sandén – Someone Else Now

Molly Sandén is the who’s who of Swedish pop. She has a knack for turning despair into hits on the dance floor and she’s REALLY good at breakup songs. “Someone else now“It translates to” Someone else now. ”

It doesn’t matter how well I dance when you look at someone else
I’m floating in the sea of ​​people and you have already drowned in each other

It doesn’t matter how well I dance when you look at someone else
I move in a sea of ​​people and they are already drowning in each other

My prediction is that Molly’s new song “We will never go home (We’ll never go home again) debuts in this upcoming graphics show. Molly released the song last week with a performance on a balcony in central Stockholm for viewers below, coinciding with the first Swedish nightclub opening since the pandemic.

7. Veronica Maggio – SE MIG

Look at me“It’s a form of command for” See me, “a song about unrequited love. Hearing this song feels like running into a music video from the 1980s with its upbeat synth-pop vibe. Veronica is a Swedish indie-pop songwriter and producer that you should do your research if you are not yet familiar with her music.

I let go of the handlebars and want to close my eyes for eternity
We crash but tonight we’re alright

I let go of the handlebars and want to close my eyes forever
We’re gonna crash but tonight we’ll be alright

6. Victor Leksell – Fire and Flames

Victor also collaborated with Miriam Bryant on the song in 10th place! It’s no wonder this 24-year-old former Swedish Idol contestant is on the charts twice this week; It’s been killing it since its debut release in 2018.

And there is fire and flames, without pain
Just two hearts that burn

And there was fire and flames, no sadness
Just two hearts burning

5. Myra Granberg – Lose My Mind

Myra Granberg is a singer-songwriter who produces a variety of pop and electronic music in both Swedish and English. The title of this song in English is embedded in the rest of the Swedish text here:

So if I lose my mind and want to jump off the balcony
Will you catch me then?

So if I lose my mind and jump off the balcony
Will you catch me then?

4. Miss Li – The instruction manual

Miss Li has only written songs in English, so far. She released her latest album Wonderful in all its misery admitting that writing in her mother tongue made her feel vulnerable.

It seems so easy for those who have found a home.
Who found the solution
But I just can’t find it
The instruction manual

It seems so easy for those who have found their way home
Who has found the answer?
But i can’t find it
The user manual

3. ABBA – I still have faith in you

Well, were you waiting for the ABBA part? I also. ABBA is back with their first release in FORTY years. Yes, forty. His 2021 album Trip has made ABBA fans nervous. The first two singles are also the next two songs by The Swedish top, and the only ones in English this week. There are no Swedish lyrical treats here, because the singing is in English. At least Agnetha and Anni-Frid gave us their best Swedish accents on these English recordings.

2. ABBA – Don’t turn me off

1. Hanna Ferm – Forever

“Hanna Ferm knuffar ner Abba från förstaplatsen på Svensktoppen (Hanna Ferm pushes ABBA from first place in Svensktoppen)” was the title of this week’s program. This 20-year-old has continued to gain momentum after her second place on Swedish Idol in 2017 and her participation in Melodifestivalen in 2019 and 2020. This song is your typical pop song; fun, catchy and easy to sing along with:

I could find someone who loves me forever
Someone who is handsome and smells good and is nice
But what do you do when I’m completely disinterested?
Because only you can make my heart work

I can find someone who loves me forever
Someone who is cute, who smells good and who is nice
But what difference does it make when I am totally disinterested?
Cause only you can make my heart work


You want to know more? You can transmit the full program here and see all songs listed here!




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