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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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  • OVOXO

    Guardians Of The Galaxy <3

    21 Dec 4:30am Reply
  • leozim1205

    Guardians Of The Galaxy <3 [39]

    20 Dec 1:21pm Reply
  • ishlia

    Guardians Of The Galaxy <3 [38]

    17 Nov 9:28am Reply
  • maniakalnaya

    Guardians Of The Galaxy <3 [37]

    15 Nov 1:10pm Reply
  • PauIson

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

    12 Oct 5:52am Reply
  • monkeyhopeless

    Guardians Of The Galaxy <3 [36]

    11 Oct 2:20am Reply
  • promisedeyes

    OOOOGHA-CHACKA

    13 Sep 1:36am Reply
  • ChristieCocaine

    Guardians Of The Galaxy <3 [35]

    8 Sep 12:08pm Reply
  • muricamurray124

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

    5 Sep 12:49am Reply
  • turtlesandcats

    UGA CHAKA

    1 Sep 3:16pm Reply
  • D-Pooly

    Guardians Of The Galaxy <3 [34]

    30 Aug 2:22pm Reply
  • billyreynaldi

    loook at the recent listesteners trend, LOL) [2]

    26 Aug 3:39pm Reply
  • vinicius_young

    Guardians Of The Galaxy <3 [33]

    24 Aug 6:15pm Reply
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    21 Aug 2:06pm Reply
  • heycatnip

    Guardians Of The Galaxy <3 [32]

    18 Aug 4:36am Reply
  • matthew_fawson

    Guardians Of The Galaxy <3 [31]

    16 Aug 12:11pm Reply
  • Androbaza

    loook at the recent listesteners trend, LOL)

    13 Aug 1:02pm Reply
  • kamacedo

    Guardians Of The Galaxy <3 [30]

    12 Aug 9:18pm Reply
  • kashmir-

    Guardians Of The Galaxy <3 [28] OUGA CHAKA OUGA [2]

    12 Aug 8:37pm Reply
  • fah-only

    Guardians Of The Galaxy <3 [28] OUGA CHAKA OUGA

    12 Aug 12:28pm Reply
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