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ABBA’s Comeback and Swedish Pop Hits via Svensktoppen Posted by on Oct 8, 2021

ABBA’s comeback and sing-along pop hits penned in Swedish make this week’s Svensktoppen absolutely dreamy. Presented by Sveriges Radio, this top 10 chart show is the perfect way to learn what’s hot on the Swedish music scene right now and get some language practice in, too! And, the great news is that this week 8…

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Melancholy via Melissa Horn on the Musikblogg Posted by on Sep 3, 2021

The cool breeze from Lake Superior tells me that autumn isn’t far away. After a stressful week, these chilly evenings just make me want to be mysig (cozy). And if you know me, music is central to my type of mys. Melissa Horn is a Swedish artist I play when I want to slow down…

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Olympic Pump-Up Songs på svenska! Posted by on Aug 6, 2021

Blood pumping. Sweat dripping. Adrenaline on high. Olympic athletes are experiencing these things in abundance right now. But how do they get themselves in the zone to perform at such a high level? Lots of folks put their headphones on, bob their heads in time, and blare a great pump-up song. Music has been used…

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Tribute to Peps Persson: Swedish Blues and Reggae Legend Posted by on Jul 2, 2021

Swedish blues and reggae musician Peps Persson passed away earlier this week. Known for infusing social criticism with music, and doing so in excellent skånska, this Swedish music Hall of Famer was a legendary collaborator and ambassador for his genre. This week, we’ll pay tribute to Peps with some music and honor his southern Swedish…

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58 Swedes Sommarpratar for Iconic Radio Show Posted by on Jun 11, 2021

At one o’clock in the afternoon, when summer temperatures are at their highest, sun-loving Swedes take a respite and adjust the dial to Sommar i P1. Today, Sveriges radio announced the 58 Swedes who will narrate personal stories, reflections, dreams, and critiques with audiences this summer. Comedians, actors, composers, CEOs, songwriters, even an astronaut, and…

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7 Swedish Summer Tunes Posted by on Jun 4, 2021

Sveriges nationaldag (Sweden’s National Day) is this weekend.  A sea of blue and yellow flags, and a chorus of Du gamla, du fria will ring out on June 6, live from the National Day celebration in Stockholm. But for me, nationaldagen is my cue that summer is in full swing. There’s something about the first…

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Swedish Music Trivia – April Fools’ Edition!  Posted by on Apr 2, 2021

In April’s Fools Day spirit, we’re going to have a little fun with today’s music blog post. One of my favorite memories of living in Sweden was gathering with friends for a round Musikquiz (Music Trivia) at our local pub. So today, we’re going to play a version of Swedish music trivia in the style of …

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