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It Must Have Been Love (Christmas for the Broken Hearted)

Per Gessle – Tits & Ass Demo, 14 April 1987

  • Woorde en musiek deur Per Gessle
  • Uitgegee deur Jimmy Fun Music
  • Opgeneem by Tits & Ass Studio (1), Halmstad, Swede op Dinsdag, 14 April 1987 deur Mats “MP” Persson
  • Voorsang: Per Gessle
  • Klawerborde: Mats “MP” Persson
  • Programmering: Per Gessle en Mats “MP” Persson

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Per: Yea, this is the original demo to “It Must Have Been Lunch”. EMI Germany asked us to make a xmas record. – “It’s gonna be easier for you guys to get airplay in this market”, they said. Danke Schön. So I wrote “It Must Have Been Love” and made this slightly clumpsy demo. We then recorded it properly with Marie & Clarence at the brand new digital Audio Sweden Studio in Stockholm, released it in Sweden and had a huge xmas hit! Germany? Nah, they didn’t want it! No release there. Sorry guys, next time… Then of course, after we had made it in the US with “The Look” and “Listen to Your Heart” etc, we got invited to write a song for the Pretty Woman-movie (it was called something else at the time, can’t remember what…). But I didm’t have any time left since we were busy doing promo all over the world so we offered them “It Must Have Been Love” with slightly new lyrics /xmas day became winter’s day etc/. Life was never the same again.

– Roxette Facebook, Sondag, 29 September 2013

Roxette – Oorspronklike Weergawe 4:48

Lay a whisper on my pillow
Leave the winter on the ground
I wake up lonely there’s air of silence
In the bedroom and all around
Touch me now I close my eyes and dream away

It must have been love but it’s over now
It must have been good but I lost it somehow
It must have been love but it’s over now
From the moment we touched ’til the time had run out

Make-believing we’re together
That I’m sheltered by your heart
But in and outside I’ve turned to water
Like a teardrop in your palm
And it’s a hard Christmas Day I dream away

It must have been love but it’s over now
It was all that I wanted now I’m living without
It must have been love but it’s over now
It’s where the water flows
It’s where the wind blows

  • Woorde en musiek deur Per Gessle
  • Uitgegee deur Jimmy Fun Music
  • Vervaardig deur Clarence Öfwerman
  • Opgeneem by Audio Sweden, Stockholm, Swede in Mei 1987, Junie 1987 en Augustus 1987 deur Alar Suurna en by EMI Studios, Stockholm, Swede in Mei 1987, Junie 1987 en Augustus 1987 deur Alar Suurna
  • Verwerk deur Per Gessle, Alar Suurna en Clarence Öfwerman by EMI Studios, Stockholm, Swede
  • Voorsang: Marie Fredriksson en Per Gessle
  • Dromme: Pelle Alsing
  • Kitaar: Jonas Isacsson
  • Klawerborde: Clarence Öfwerman
  • Programmering: Clarence Öfwerman
  • Synclavier: Alar Suurna en Clarence Öfwerman

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Roxette – It Must Have Been Love [Oorspronklike Weergawe] 4:17

Lay a whisper on my pillow
Leave the winter on the ground
I wake up lonely there’s air of silence
In the bedroom and all around
Touch me now I close my eyes and dream away

It must have been love but it’s over now
It must have been good but I lost it somehow
It must have been love but it’s over now
From the moment we touched ’til the time had run out

Make-believing we’re together
That I’m sheltered by your heart
But in and outside I’ve turned to water
Like a teardrop in your palm
And it’s a hard winter’s day I dream away

It must have been love but it’s over now
It was all that I wanted now I’m living without
It must have been love but it’s over now
It’s where the water flows
It’s where the wind blows

  • Woorde en musiek deur Per Gessle
  • Uitgegee deur Jimmy Fun Music
  • Vervaardig deur Clarence Öfwerman
  • Opgeneem by Audio Sweden, Stockholm, Swede in Mei 1987, Junie 1987 en Augustus 1987 deur Alar Suurna, by EMI Studios, Stockholm, Swede in Mei 1987, Junie 1987 en Augustus 1987 deur Alar Suurna en by EMI Studios, Stockholm, Swede op Woensdag, 2 Augustus 1989 deur Anders Herrlin
  • Verwerk deur Humberto Gatica by Ground Control, Santa Monica, Verenigde State van Amerika in 1990
  • Voorsang: Marie Fredriksson en Per Gessle
  • Dromme: Pelle Alsing
  • Kitaar: Jonas Isacsson
  • Klawerborde: Clarence Öfwerman
  • Programmering: Clarence Öfwerman
  • Synclavier: Alar Suurna en Clarence Öfwerman

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  • It Must Have Been Love
    • 5″ CD in slanke juweelkassie
    • 12″ Vinielplaat in omslag
    • 7″ Vinielplaat in omslag
    • 7″ Vinielplaat in omslag
    • 25th Year Anniversary Edition Digitale Aflaai
    • 25th Year Anniversary Edition 10″ Vinielplaat in omslag
  • Don’t Bore Us – Get to the Chorus! Roxette’s Greatest Hits
    • Musiekkasset in kassie
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    • 12″ Vinielplaat in omslag
    • 5″ CD in juweelkassie
  • The Rox Box
    • CD 1 5″ CD
  • Greatest Hits
    • 5″ CD in juweelkassie
  • XXX The 30 Biggest Hits
    • 5″ CD in juweelkassie
    • Digitale Aflaai

Per: It must have been lunch, but it’s over now… Marie: This is a fantastic song… I love it… one of the best we’ve ever done… but I like the original title more. Per: … “Christmas for the Broken Hearted” … yeah, it was EMI Germany who said they could get us on the radio if we could come up with an intelligent Christmas-single. It was a massive hit in Sweden, but nothing happened elsewhere. It wasn’t even released in Germany, not until the Pretty Woman-soundtrack came out a few years later and the song just exploded everywhere. Marie: Our third #1 in the US… not bad for a song that was lying around, gathering dust. But the video was a weird experience. The director wanted all movements in slow motion, so I had to lip sync the vocals in double speed. My first lesson in how to sing an emotional ballad Mickey Mouse-style. A strange way to make a living.

– Don’t Bore Us – Get to the Chorus! liner notes, 1995

Everybody’s favourite Roxette track, and the group’s third US hit. Spent two weeks as #1 on the Billboard chart in 1990, and has been played more than 3 million times on American radio over the years. First released as a Swedish Christmas single in 1987, three years later a global hit thanks to slightly altered lyrics and strategic position on soundtrack to romantic comedy Pretty Woman.

– The Ballad Hits liner notes, 2002

Roxette – It Must Have Been Love [Lewendig by Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australië op 13 Desember 1991] 5:29

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  • Queen of Rain
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    • 5″ CD in kaartomslag
    • 5″ CD in slanke juweelkassie
    • 7″ Vinielplaat in omslag

Roxette – It Must Have Been Love [L.A. Version] 4:45

  • Woorde en musiek deur Per Gessle
  • Uitgegee deur Jimmy Fun Music
  • Opgeneem by Ocean Way Recording, Los Angeles, Verenigde State van Amerika in Maart 1992 deur Mike Ross en Rail Rogut en by EMI Studios, Stockholm, Swede in Mei 1992 deur Alar Suurna
  • Voorsang: Marie Fredriksson en Per Gessle
  • Akoestiese Kitaar: Mats “MP” Persson
  • Agtergrondsang: Mia Lindgren en Staffan Öfwerman
  • Bas: Anders Herrlin
  • Dromme: Pelle Alsing
  • Elektriese Kitaar: Jonas Isacsson
  • Mondfluitjie: Per Gessle
  • Klawerborde: Clarence Öfwerman
  • Pedaalstaalkitaar: Greg Leisz
  • Tamboeryn: Alar Suurna

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  • It Must Have Been Love
    • 25th Year Anniversary Edition Digitale Aflaai
    • 25th Year Anniversary Edition 10″ Vinielplaat in omslag

Roxette – It Must Have Been Love [Live / L.A. Version] 7:08

  • Opgeneem by Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo, Santiago, Chili op Saterdag, 25 April 1992 deur ?
  • Voorsang: Marie Fredriksson
  • Klavier: Marie Fredriksson

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  • Tourism Songs from Studios, Stages, Hotelrooms & Other Strange Places
    • 5″ CD in juweelkassie
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Roxette – No sé si es amor [Oorspronklike Weergawe] 4:41

Es como amor pero no lo sé
Sabe a besos mi almohada
Madrugada y él no está
Solitaria en mi cama
Si él me ama por qué se va

Es amor o no es amor
No lo sé

No sé si es amor pero lo parece
Con él soy feliz pero vivo sin él
No sé si es amor pero crece y
Crece tan dentro de mi que
Se ve a flor de piel

¡Qué curioso!
Siempre juntos
Él con nadie
Yo con él
Y se me escapa entre los dedos
Medio angel, medio cruel

Eso es amor o no es amor
Yo no lo sé
No sé si es amor pero lo parece
Y me temo que yo estoy loca por él

No sé si es amor
Todo pude ser…
Es algo cálido
Es algo íntimo

No sé si es amor pero lo parece
Con él soy feliz pero vivo sin él
No sé si es amor pero crece y crece
Tan dentro de mi
Que se ve a flor de piel

No sé si es amor pero lo parece y me temo
Que yo estoy loca por él

No sé si es amor
Todo puede ser…
Es algo cálido
Es algo íntimo

  • Woorde deur Luis Gomez Escolar
  • Musiek deur Per Gessle
  • Uitgegee deur Jimmy Fun Music

Roxette – It Must Have Been Love [Live at Night of the Proms, Rotterdam, 2009] 4:17

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  • Travelling Songs from Studios, Stages, Hotelrooms and Other Strange Places
    • 5″ CD in juweelkassie
    • Digitale Aflaai
    • 12″ Vinielplaat in omslag
    • 5″ CD in juweelkassie

Roxette – It Must Have Been Love [Lewendig by Espacio Riesco, Santiago, Chili op 5 Mei 2012] 5:38

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Per Gessle met Helena Josefsson – It Must Have Been Love [Lewendig by Gamla, Borgå, Finland op 26 Augustus 2017] 4:52

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  • En vacker kväll Live sommaren 2017
    • 5″ CD in oopvou-kaartomslag
    • Digitale Aflaai