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Songs for a hot Swedish summer

The Local · 24 Jul 2014, 09:32

Published: 24 Jul 2014 09:32 GMT+02:00

The Swedish summer is associated with many things and one of which is music. Here is a selection of Swedish songs that I’ve come to associate with hot summer days. And also one Swedish favourite that I never want to hear again, come rain or shine.

Icona Pop

I Love It



The girls may not yet have repeated the global success of I Love It but, last summer, I heard this all over Europe, from Glasgow to Rome.

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Ted Gärdestad
Sol, Vind Och Vatten

Abba and Oasis are fans of Sweden’s very own version of David Cassidy - this slice of acoustic loveliness could not be any more sunkissed.




Lorentz & Sakarias
Garbo, Astrid and Taube

Two summers ago, I heard this song pumping out of a huge pick-up cruising the streets of Gallivare, way up north. It still makes me think of the endless summer days of June.




Lucas Nord feat Tove Lo
Run On Love

A year ago, Tove Lo was still nine months away from a top 10 UK hit (Stay High) and even further away from supporting Katy Perry on two legs of her world tour. Run On Love, however, is a stone-cold summer classic.




Alina Devecerski
Flytta på dej

This sound of young Stockholm was huge two summers ago - it’s sweaty, thrilling and undeniably Swedish.




The Worst Swedish summer song ever
Gyllene Tider
Sommartider

Clearly Swedes love wafty mullets, simpering voices and cliched lyrics - why else would they vote this abomination from Gyllene Tider as their favourite summer song ever?

 

Paul Connolly

 

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