Hello Rocksmith fans!
On Friday we learned that the first confirmed song would be The Look (Look Sharp – 1988). Today we can confirm (via Xbox NZ) that the other two songs are indeed Ballads such as It Must Have Been Love (Pretty Woman Soundtrack – 1990 [1987 Single]), and of course Listen to Your Heart (Look Sharp).
Roxette were one of the biggest global pop acts of the ’90s, selling over 75 million records around the world and dominating the charts with songs like “The Look,” “Listen to Your Heart,” “Joyride,” and “It Must Have Been Love,” all four of which hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Hailing from Halmstad, Sweden, Roxette are a duo featuring vocalist Marie Fredriksson and songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Per Gessle. Fredriksson and Gessle first met in the late ’70s, when she was a member of the pop combo Strul & Ma Mas Barn and he played with Gyllene Tider, one of Sweden’s biggest groups of the late ’70s and early ’80s. In 1981, after Fredriksson‘s group broke up, she joined Gyllene Tider as backing vocalist for a concert tour, and later worked with them in the studio in the same capacity. In 1984, Fredriksson released her first solo album, Het Vind (Hot Wind) and Gessle contributed a song for the sessions; the same year, Gyllene Tider recorded their only English-language album, The Heartland Café, and Gessle once again invited Fredriksson to contribute to the sessions. For the American release, Gyllene Tider‘s American label, Capitol Records, edited the 11-song album down to a six-track EP, and shortened the title to Heartland. Capitol also felt the name Gyllene Tider might not register with U.S. listeners, so the group adopted the name Roxette, taken from a song by British pub rock icons Dr. Feelgood.
Their songs “It Must Have Been Love” and “Listen to Your Heart” continue to receive wide radio airplay, with both singles recently receiving awards from BMI for achieving five million radio plays. They have sold an estimated 75 million records worldwide, with over 10 million in certified units from Germany, the US and the UK, achieving gold and platinum certifications for Joyride and Look Sharp! in all three regions.
- Roxette “It Must Have Been Love”|Lead/Rhythm/Bass [E Standard] – [XBL] / Steam
- Roxette “Listen to Your Heart”|Lead/Rhythm [E Standard] | Bass [D Standard] – [XBL] / Steam
- Roxette “The Look”|Lead/Rhythm/Bass [E Standard] – [XBL] / Steam
All E Standard this week!
Are you happy to see the Swedish pop-rock duo come to Rocksmith or were you hoping for some more rockin’ tunes? Let us know!