Damn those Swedish people and their amazing sense of melodies and catchy pop tunes!
Roxette was one of the first bands that I really liked when I was just a little kid. First was Queen, then came Guns N' Roses and then Roxette was the third. It fit there pretty well, as they were more rock-sounding than, say, ABBA or some other pop group.
Per Gessle's songwriting skills are amazing and Marie Fredriksson's voice is pure ear-candy. Together they wrote hit after hit after hit after hit.
When they rock, they rock (Hotblooded, Harleys and Indians (Riders in the Sky), Sleeping in My Car), when they go for smoother pop it's really smooth (Like Lovers Do, Physical Fascination, Almost Unreal) and when they go full ballad-y…