The leaves all turn hard and blue - The ROXETTE Rate - #19 | The Popjustice Forum

The leaves all turn hard and blue - The ROXETTE Rate - #19

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by Hudweiser, Jul 16, 2018.

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    Välkommen!​

    One man, one woman.
    Guitars.
    Pianos.
    Strings.
    Interesting hair and clothing choices.
    Joy, heartbreak, and cold cups of coffee left on a picnic table on a cold summer's day...
    ...it's Roxette.

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    We're here to celebrate and countdown Per and Marie's greatest hits. Need a quick intro?

    Unchallenged masters of the sad ballad, Marie's voice drips with pain but she can twist that to angst and joy for their uptempo pop-rock anthems in the blink of an eye.

    In the usual method of approach, we'll be rating their singles (and some promo singles) from 0 to 10 with that one elusive 11 for the song that lays you to waste, preferably while candles burn on an uneaten birthday cake as the sea churns under a miserable sky.

    As I don't envision huge numbers for this, the rate will be divided into two parts - 25 mandatory singles and 25 optional extras, so nobody can complain there's too much or too little.

    Mandatory
    1. The Look
    2. Dressed for Success
    3. Listen to Your Heart
    4. Dangerous
    5. It Must Have Been Love
    6. Joyride
    7. Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)
    8. The Big L
    9. Spending My Time
    10. Church of Your Heart
    11. How Do You Do!
    12. Queen of Rain
    13. Almost Unreal
    14. Sleeping in My Car
    15. Crash! Boom! Bang!
    16. Run to You
    17. You Don't Understand Me
    18. June Afternoon
    19. Wish I Could Fly
    20. Anyone
    21. Stars
    22. Salvation
    23. The Centre of the Heart
    24. Milk and Toast and Honey
    25. The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye (Bassflow Remake)

    Optional
    1. Neverending Love
    2. Goodbye to You
    3. Soul Deep
    4. I Call Your Name
    5. Chances
    6. Things Will Never Be the Same
    7. (Do You Get) Excited?
    8. Fingertips '93
    9. I'm Sorry
    10. Fireworks
    11. Vulnerable
    12. She Doesn't Live Here Anymore
    13. I Don't Want to Get Hurt
    14. Real Sugar
    15. A Thing About You
    16. Opportunity Nox
    17. One Wish
    18. Reveal
    19. Speak to Me
    20. She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)
    21. Way Out
    22. It's Possible
    23. It Just Happens
    24. Some Other Summer
    25. Why Don't You Bring Me Flowers?
    Spotify playlist!

    You have until August 20th! Now go pour a glass of wine and leaf through some old photos of when you were last happy.​
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2018
  2. Will you be telling all your secrets in a wonderful balloon?
     
    Terminus, phoenix123 and Hudweiser like this.
  3. 'Almost Unreal' is one of my favourite songs.
     
    Alenko, trussy74, Terminus and 2 others like this.
  4. Will the children's choir in Stars prevail or will our host tank it?
     
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  5. No, I quite like Stars.
     
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  6. Kill it.
     
  7. invertedbutterfly

    invertedbutterfly Moderator

    I haven't participated in a rate in aeons, but I am totally here for this.

    I imagine my scores will be a bit:

    All the Marie songs
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    All the Per songs

    But we shall see! Yay, exciting!
     
  8. I like a lot of Per songs, but he did begin to repeat himself a bit after 1994. Will be interesting to judge all the songs afresh.
     
  9. I'm telling you now the meltdowns I will have in this will not be pretty.
     
  10. This really should be compulsory Roxette viewing.

     
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  11. One of the countless should-have-been-singles from Joyride.

    (Someone will now tell me it was a promo-maxi in Timbuktu).
     
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  12. My personal chart rectified the mistake and had these as "singles":

    1991
    Joyride #2
    Fading Like A Flower #1
    The Big L #1
    Spending My Time #2
    (Do You Get) Excited #6

    1992
    I Remember You #6
    Church Of Your Heart #3
    Things Will Never Be The Same #2
    Perfect Day #2
     
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  13. Excited, Things... and Perfect Day should all have been proper singles!
     
  14. (Do You Get) Excited? was in the mandatory list for a while, but I decided to split it evenly between the hits everyone 'knows' and the stuff they should find. It'll be a high score from me at least.

    Some of those later singles though... yeeeee.
     
  15. While you gheys wait for this, let me just place this ginormo-bop complete with key change from Per earlier this year
     
  16. I hope the singles from Have a nice day do well, it's such a brilliant album and I was devastated when Wish I could fly just missed out on the top ten in the UK bless em.
     
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  17. The higher you vote, the better they’ll do!
     
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  18. PS all their single covers are in the collage - see if you can find them!
     
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  19. Is the one in the bottom left Goodbye To You? I didn't know that had a cover?
     
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