Monday, March 26, 2007

You just have to believe there's a place where our dreams come true

(Picture credit to Jessica Andersson's official site--when are we getting an album, Jessica?)

I love(d) Swedish duo Fame, made up of Fame Factory contestants Magnus Bäcklund and Jessica Andersson (now pursuing solo careers), but I do have a couple of issues. First, though I like and probably love "Give Me Your Love" (which ended up taking 5th place for Sweden at Eurovision), it was part of preventing Alcazar's "Not A Sinner, Nor A Saint" from winning Melodifestivalen in 2003. Second, though their album is nice and worth picking up, most of their best songs aren't on it. Originally, I was going to post a song from the compilation albums I just bought--"Sending Out An MMS," among others, is wonderful, and where else will you get to hear Jessica Andersson "rapping"? (it's poppier than that makes it sound); "Rivers of Gold" is excellent, too--but I think I'll go with another song instead. (For my first post on Fame, go here.)

All In The Game (Radio Version)--there are two versions of this song, and I'm often not sure which I prefer; this version sounds more like a remix (I know, saying "radio version" sort of automatically means it's been reworked, but a lot of single mixes make small subtle changes--the changes here are more along the lines of what you'd expect from a "real" remix, though not a full-fledged one) and the other version sounds more...inspirational, maybe? This song is more beat-oriented than, say, "Vindarna Vänder Oss," but still nothing but pure pop, upbeat and fun. Actually, the beat (probably because of the crowd effects) makes me think of sports, which was probably intentional, as apparently this was Sweden's official song for the 2006 Winter Olympics.

To buy Fame's single "All In The Game," go here (physical) or here (digital). If people want to hear more from them, just let me know; I'll take any excuse I can get to write about Fame (before anyone asks, I don't have " Låt Kärleken Slå Rot").

Next up: probably the singer I said I was going to write about yesterday; another Fame Factory contestant, she's been to Melodifestivalen twice.

6 comments:

Troy said...

I bought their album while I was in Sweden... It's too bad it didn't haev Vindarna Vander Oss on it though.

BTW... did you ever get the English version of it?

I have the english version now, so let me know if you need it...

Poster Girl said...

Vindarna Vander Oss is such an amazing song! I literally only just got the English version of it, but thanks so much anyways!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to hear the English version of "Vindarna Vander Oss" - I didn't even know there was one! Loads more "Fame" please. :)

Poster Girl said...

Yup, although it really has nothing on the Swedish version! I still listen to it anyhow, though... And coming right up! :)

Anonymous said...

I look forward to hearing it, thanks. Really enjoy your blog - keep up the good work :) All the best, Rob

Danny said...

Where can I find the English version? I know the UK Amazon sells it, but it won't let me buy it because I live in America. Is there anywhere else I can get it?