“Listen to Your Heart”: Roxette’s Timeless Ballad

“Listen to Your Heart,” one of Roxette’s most enduring and beloved songs, stands as a testament to the Swedish pop rock duo’s ability to craft emotionally resonant music. Released in 1988 as part of their second studio album, “Look Sharp!,” the song showcases the powerful vocals of Marie Fredriksson and the songwriting prowess of Per Gessle. Over three decades later, “Listen to Your Heart” remains a staple in pop and rock music, continuing to captivate audiences worldwide.

About Band

Roxette, consisting of Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle, emerged as one of the most successful acts of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Their unique blend of pop rock elements and heartfelt lyrics resonated with a broad audience. “Listen to Your Heart” was written by Per Gessle and Mats M.P. Persson and was the third single from “Look Sharp!,” following the hits “The Look” and “Dressed for Success.”

Released in September 1988 in Sweden and later in 1989 internationally, “Listen to Your Heart” quickly climbed the charts. In the United States, it became Roxette’s second number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100, following “The Look.”

Critical and Commercial Success

“Listen to Your Heart” received widespread acclaim from critics and fans alike. Its commercial success was significant, topping the charts in the United States and reaching the top ten in several other countries, including Canada, Australia, and Germany.

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