Joyride is the third studio album by Swedish pop duo Roxettereleased on 28 March by EMI as the follow-up to their international breakthrough Look Sharp! The album was recorded over an month period in Sweden. The duo experienced considerable pressure from their record label to deliver a successful follow-up album, and resisted pressure to relocate to Los Angeles and work with Joyride - Roxette - Joyride American producers. The album was a critical and commercial success upon release, with a retrospective review for AllMusic calling it "the work of two pop artists at the top of their game.
Roxette also toured extensively to support the record, the " Maybe A Walk Home From Natick High School - Jonathan Richman - Her Mystery Not Of High Heels And Eye the Joyride!
Tour " saw them performing to over 1. As ofJoyride has sold over 11 million copies worldwide. The pair recorded rough demo Better Love - Maxeen - Better Love of ten songs over a three-week period, after which they were joined by vocalist Marie Fredrikssonwho then provided input on re-arranging some of the material.
By the end of April, the three had completed work on over twenty-five demos. With the success of previous album Look Sharp! It was never a given that Joyride was gonna be a major success just because Look Sharp! We were lucky that the Pretty Woman movie happened in between those albums, so the world never got the chance to forget about us!
I knew that Joyride had to be really focused with lots of single 'wannabes', so I think I wrote about 30 songs to make it happen. It was fun. All Joyride - Roxette - Joyride us were very motivated. All of the lyrics on the album were written by Gessle, who also composed the majority of its music—with the exception of " Spending My Time ", " Do You Get Excited? So I think she should write more. The title track was released as the album's first single. It became one of Roxette's biggest ever hits, and was one of the most successful singles of The song spent eight weeks at number one in Germany,  where it was Iskald - Drephjard - Sorgsvart gold by the Bundesverband Musikindustrie for sales in excess ofcopies.
In September, Roxette began their " Join the Joyride! Tour ". Opening on September 4 in Helsinkithe tour would see the band playing to over 1. A review for the Los Angeles Times claimed that Fredriksson was "squandering her talents in pop's low-rent district. On a set painted in Piet Mondrian primary colors, Miss Fredriksson struts, leans on the other band members, makes symmetrical arm motions, pouts and straps on a guitar to take a few chords; she took off her leather jacket and later her long sleeves, like a G-rated stripper.
CD and cassette editions contained fifteen tracks, with the exception of all North American editions, which omitted the song "I Remember You". This was replaced on the track list with the re-recorded version of " Soul Deep ", originally released as a single from their debut album Pearls of Passion. This reissue restored the album's original fifteen song track list, and included three B-sides as bonus material.
The album's sleeve was designed by Roxette and Kjell Andersson. The album received generally positive reviews from Joyride - Roxette - Joyride critics. AllMusic called the record the work of "two pop artists at the top of their game", and praised the album's consistency, saying: "most of the songs sound like they were designed to be hit singles, not just filler between two or three good cuts.
Considine of Rolling Stone said that although Joyride - Roxette - Joyride had similarities to ABBA, they were "different in the way that matters most—its music", and praised the duo for their performance which he said "marks perhaps the most important difference between Roxette and [ABBA].
By emphasizing its sense of personality, Roxette delivers more than just well-constructed hooks; this music has heart, something that makes even the catchiest melody more appealing. Joyride was an immediate commercial success, selling over 2. In total, it spent thirteen consecutive weeks at number one on the German Albums Chartand a further five weeks at number two. All lyrics are written by Per Gessle ; all music is composed by Gessle, except where noted.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Pop pop rock . Album version of the track. The song was composed by Marie Fredrikssonand is indicative of her Swedish-language solo work. It's a big song to us, anyway.
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