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Blue Swede was a Swedish / band from the early to mid- that succeeded with a few singles that covered other artists’ material, played in a deliberately ‘kitsch’ and ‘novelty’ sound. The band was originally called “Blåblus” (Swedish for “blue denim shirt”) and featured vocalist Björn Skifs of the band Slam Creepers singing the lead vocals. The band got their international break-through in 1974 with their cover of the 1969 B. J. Thomas “Hooked on a Feeling” as adapted by British pop eccentric Jonathan King. Their “Hooked on a Feeling” was a commercial juggernaut, shooting all the way to the number one spot in the U.S. Hot 100 chart and gaining serious airplay worldwide.

The group additionally had a U.S. top 10 hit with “Never My Love”, a cover of pop band The Association’s tune. Also of note, the group recorded a 1975 that combined Tommy James And The Shondells’ “I’m Alive” and Deep Purple’s “Hush”, which played better in Scandinavia than anywhere else and brought them to a bombastic sound more aggressive than their general style. Over the years, Björn Skifs has had a moderately successful solo career in Europe. “Hooked on a Feeling” has experienced many surges of popularity, happening more recently in 2014 as part of its inclusion in the film ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’.

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  • Ika-Musume

    Guardians Of The Galaxy <3 [45]

    6 hours ago Reply
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    15 Apr 8:18am Reply
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    16 Mar 8:47am Reply
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    NOT Guardians of the Galaxy! ... OK. Guardians of the Galaxy [43] -__-

    22 Jan 3:38pm Reply
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    Guardians Of The Galaxy <3 [666]

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    Guardians Of The Galaxy <3 [39]

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    17 Nov 2014 Reply
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  • PauIson

    you might wanna hear the original tune from B.J. Thomas

    12 Oct 2014 Reply
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    11 Oct 2014 Reply
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    13 Sep 2014 Reply
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    Guardians Of The Galaxy <3 [35]

    8 Sep 2014 Reply
  • muricamurray124

    Why is this just now getting popular after the movie? Its been out for a long time...

    5 Sep 2014 Reply
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    1 Sep 2014 Reply
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