Yesterday me and my girlfriends had a fun afternoon singing different songs and dancing around my friend´s apartment. When someone put Roxette on a wave on nostalgy hit me and I wanted to sing nothing but Roxette songs.
It inspired me to start another learning-with-music blog post, with a band I used to be totally crazy about at the end of 1980´s and beginning of 1990´s.
Their album “Joyride” was the first original album I bought with my own pocket money. Back then we didn´t have cd´s or MP3´s, we had casettes! Yes, I am that old, I come from a generation that knows the relationship between these two objects ;)
For those who don´t know anything about Roxette: they were a Swedish pop-rock duo (formed by Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle) who were very popular both in Europe and the US between mid-eighties till about mid-nineties. According to Wikipedia they achieved nineteen UK Top 40 hits and 4 of their songs hit number one in the US Hot 100. If nothing else, I am sure you know their song “It Must Have Been Love” from the movie Pretty Woman.
I believe listening to and singing their songs helped me a lot with English grammar and vocabulary. The lyrics are simple and the melodies catchy, so go for it!Suggested steps to work with the songs:
- Watch the video clip, relax and enjoy it.
- Watch the video clip again, paying attention only to the words.
- Play it again and read the lyrics while listening. Why not sing along now?