- 1. Balloon Farm - A Question of Temperature
- 2. Simon & Garfunkel - The Only Living Boy in New York
- 3. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - American Girl
- 4. Brainpool - Bandstarter
- 5. REM - The One I Love
- 6. The Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen in Love…
- 7. The Who - Dogs
- 8. Lindsay Buckingham - Trouble
- 9. The Beatles - Cry Baby Cry
- 10. The Troggs - Love is All Around
- 11. Bernt Staf - Familjelycka
- 12. Docent Död - Solglasögon
- 13. Blondie - Hanging on the Telephone
- 14. Ramones - Sheena is a Punk Rocker
- 15. T.Rex - Metal Guru
- 16. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole - Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World
- 17. Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song
- 18. Joni Mitchell - Rainy Night House
- 19. ABBA - S.O.S.
- 20. Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher Man
- 21. The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
22 Aug 2003
Mazarinerna is the band (VI): Per Gessle’s pop favorites
In this month’s Premiär magazine (a free magazine) Per gives us the recipe for a perfect pop CD. Many of these songs were featured on the pre-show CDs that were played before the “Sommar-Mazarin” concerts. As you may know it’s usually Per who compiles Roxette’s, Gyllene Tider’s and now his own pre-show CDs. Per does this “…with a few bottles of wine and a stack of CDs…”, according to himself.
Many classics and some new songs. Per also spoke at Finnish TV2 on 4th August about music. Read it below.
I don't have any gold records or MTV awards at home. I don't want to get stuck with the past. I want to look forward. It's hard to make good songs, but it helps to love your work. Marie and I love Roxette and the music we make. But it doesn't come easy: I write maybe one good song and fifty bad ones a month. It's hard for me to listen to Top 40 music, the same music I write myself. Start to think about it too technically, like 'this singing is too anemic', 'this echo is strange'. At home I often listen to jazz. John Coltrane, Norah Jones. And I love Alison Krauss' country music. I would love to make film music. There's an almost instrumental song on the new album that would make good film score. People have asked me to write a musical, but I won't. I hate musicals!