This is a selection of Swedish artists and their songs that you can hear anywhere you go in Sweden, even in coffee parlours. Some might be well known to be Swedish, like Zara Larsson and Swedish House Mafia, others maybe less, as many sing in English!
Avicii – You Make Me
Tim Bergling famously known as Avicii is an amazing DJ from Stockholm who produced many dance floor fillers and this single is probably my favourite one, although it was a tough call to pick one song.
Axwell /\ Ingrosso – Sun Is Shining
This duo formed in 2014 after their experiance together in ‘Swedish House Mafia’ with Steve Angelo which disolved in 2013. They produced many hits, this is one of them that came out roughly a year ago but is still popular now.
Daniel Adams-Ray – Gubben i lådan
First song in Swedish I really liked and appreciated back when I was on Erasmus in 2013. I did my best to learn it by heart even if it is 100% in Swedish and I can’t speak the language. I kind of managed thou, which is good! #proud
Familjen – Det snurrar i min skalle
Jakob Karlberg – Fan va bra
LALEH – Bara få va mig själv
Laleh is a Swedish singer and songwriter with Persian origins. She became famous in 2012 with her hit single ‘Some die young’. Many of her songs are in English, this one is her latest big hit and is in Swedish. The title of this song translated literally means ‘just get to be myself’.
Måns Zelmerlöw – Fire In the Rain
Originally from Lund (the other big University city in the south of Sweden). He won a talent show in 2005 and won Eurovision song contest in 2015 (with the single ‘Heroes’). This bellow is a big hit now that they keep playing on Swedish radio.
Norlie & KKV – Ingen annan rör mig som du
RMK & Toppen – Oss
Swedish House Mafia – Save the World
Released in 2011 this is probably the band’s most famous hit. They have made many great songs and most of them are extreamly popular in Sweden (understandably) and are still played in clubs.
Veronica Maggio – Jag Kommer
Veronica Maggio is my favourite Swedish singer, born and raised in Uppsala. Her mother is Swedish but her father is Italian and the great thing is that she inserts a few Italian words in most of her songs (including the two I posted here).
Veronica Maggio – Välkommen in
Zara Larsson – Lush Life
Zara is a young Swedish artist (turns 19 in December) from a place just north of Stockholm. In 2010 she won a Swedish talent show and in 2013 she released her first big hit ‘Uncover’ which reached the top of the charts in Scandinavia but made it to the top 40 in many other countries too. She sings mainly in English as many Swedish artists do. People say that Swedes need to make it big in Britain and USA to be truely appreciated in their home country.