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Marie: This is still one of my all time favorites, maybe the best thing we’ve ever done – seven years old and it sticks out as much now as it did then. Per: Our first American #1 and of course the Big Break. It topped the charts in some 30 countries but at the time I just thought it was a throwaway. Marie: I couldn’t sing it, it suited Per perfectly. But he didn’t believe in himself as a singer in those days. Per: I always thought that we should promote the songs Marie sang. They were all written for her anyway, but some of them didn’t suit her style. I mean, the whole idea behind Roxette was me writing clever songs and Marie singing like a goddess and together we’d conquer the world. Me being a lead singer wasn’t part of that plan, not for me anyway. Marie: Proves that a great pop songs more about personality and attitude than just singing technically good. Per: Thank you. Marie: After the first studio playback of “The Look!” I said: “here’s our #1 hit in the States”, which was just a wet dream for a Swedish band. Per: “Walking like a man, hitting like a hammer”… the first two verses are guide lyrics, words just scribbled down to have something to sing. Couldn’t come up with anything better, so we kept them. Everybody gets lucky sometimes…

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

The throwaway pop tune with the guide lyrics that kicked the door open and topped the charts in 33 countries. It all started in the USA, despite their American record company’s initial refusal to sign the band. In February 1989 an exchange student brought the Look Sharp! CD to the Minneapolis radio station KDWB, they started to play “The Look”. From there it spread on 500 cassette copies to radio stations all over the country. The record company rush-released the song, it quickly hit the #1 spot on the Billboard chart and the ball was rolling.

– The Pop Hits liner notes, 2003

Weergawes

Per Gessle – Tits & Ass Demo, 30 Maart 1988

  • Woorde en musiek deur Per Gessle
  • Uitgegee deur Jimmy Fun Music

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Per: I was trying to mix a “dance-vibe” with powerful guitars. A little bit like ZZ Top a la “Gimme All Your Lovin’”. It was written for Marie but it sounded terrible when she tried it out. She needs “bigger” melodies so you can hear her fab voice properly! We always, by instinct, went for singles where Marie did the lead vox. When we heard about the airplay in the US we instantly thought it was “Dressed for Success” or “Listen to Your Heart” that started to happen. Big surprise to all of us that it was “The Look”. Badabam!

– Roxette Facebook, Sondag, 22 September 2013

Roxette – Oorspronklike Weergawe 3:56

1-2-3-4 walking like a man
Hitting like a hammer
She’s a juvenile scam
Never was a quitter
Tasty like a raindrop
She’s got the look

Heavenly bound
Cause heaven’s got a number
When she’s spinning me around
Kissing is a color
Her loving is a wild dog
She’s got the look

She’s got the look
She’s got the look
What in the world can make a brown-eyed girl turn blue
When everything I’ll ever do
I’ll do for you and I go
La la la la la
She’s got the look

Fire in the ice
Naked to the t-bone
Is a lover’s disguise
Banging on the head drum
Shaking like a mad bull
She’s got the look

Swaying to the band
Moving like a hammer
She’s a miracle man
Loving is the ocean
Kissing is the wet sand
She’s got the look

And she goes: na na na na na na na na

  • Woorde en musiek deur Per Gessle
  • Uitgegee deur Jimmy Fun Music
  • Vervaardig deur Clarence Öfwerman
  • Opgeneem by EMI Studios, Stockholm, Swede gedurende Mei–Augustus 1988 deur Anders Herrlin en Alar Suurna
  • Verwerk deur Per Gessle, Alar Suurna en Clarence Öfwerman in 1988
  • Voorsang: Marie Fredriksson en Per Gessle
  • Elektriese Kitaar: Jonas Isacsson
  • Hi-hat: Pelle Alsing
  • Klawerborde: Clarence Öfwerman
  • Programmering: Anders Herrlin en Clarence Öfwerman

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  • Look Sharp!
    • Musiekkasset in kassie
    • 5″ CD in juweelkassie
    • 12″ Vinielplaat in omslag
    • Digitale Musiekkasset
    • MD-skyf in juweelkassie
    • Rox Archives Vol. 2 5″ CD in oopvou-kaartomslag
    • 30th Anniversary Edition 5″ CD in oopvou-kaartomslag
    • 12″ Vinielplaat
  • The Look
    • 5″ CD in slanke juweelkassie
    • 12″ Vinielplaat in omslag
    • 7″ Vinielplaat in omslag
  • Don’t Bore Us – Get to the Chorus! Roxette’s Greatest Hits
    • Musiekkasset in kassie
    • 5″ CD in juweelkassie
    • 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

Roxette – Head-Drum-Mix 7:16

  • Addisionele Produksie en Herverwerking deur Emil Hellman vir SweMix in 1988

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  • The Look
    • 5″ CD in slanke juweelkassie
    • 12″ Vinielplaat in omslag

Roxette – Big Red Mix 7:33

  • Addisionele Produksie en Herverwerking deur Rusty Garner in 1989

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Roxette – Invisible Mix 5:11

  • Addisionele Produksie en Herverwerking deur Rusty Garner in 1989

Roxette – Power Radio Mix 4:09

  • Addisionele Produksie en Herverwerking deur Rusty Garner in 1989

Roxette – Visible Mix 6:03

  • Addisionele Produksie en Herverwerking deur Rusty Garner in 1989

Roxette – Swemix 7:00

Roxette – He's Got the Look (Roffe Nygren 50!) [Oorspronklike Weergawe] 2:21

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Roxette – Lewendig by Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australië op 13 Desember 1991 5:34

  • Woorde en musiek deur Per Gessle
  • Uitgegee deur Jimmy Fun Music

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  • Tourism Songs from Studios, Stages, Hotelrooms & Other Strange Places
    • 5″ CD in juweelkassie
    • Rox Archives Vol. 4 5″ CD in oopvou-kaartomslag

Roxette – Unplugged at Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden, 9 January 1993 5:11

  • Woorde en musiek deur Per Gessle
  • Uitgegee deur Jimmy Fun Music
  • Vervaardig deur Clarence Öfwerman en Roxette
  • Opgeneem by Cirkus, Stockholm, Swede op Saterdag, 9 Januarie 1993 deur Alar Suurna vir MTV Unplugged
  • Verwerk deur Per Gessle, Alar Suurna en Clarence Öfwerman by EMI-Medley Studios, København, Denemarke
  • Voorsang: Marie Fredriksson en Per Gessle
  • Akoestiese Bas: Anders Herrlin
  • Akoestiese Kitaar: Per Gessle en Jonas Isacsson
  • Agtergrondsang: Vicki Benckert en Staffan Öfwerman
  • Dromme: Pelle Alsing
  • Vleuelklavier: Clarence Öfwerman
  • Perkussie: Staffan Öfwerman

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Roxette – Acoustic Abbey Road Version 3:46

  • Woorde en musiek deur Per Gessle
  • Uitgegee deur Jimmy Fun Music

Roxette – Chaps Donna Bass Mix 6:53

Roxette – Live at Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium, 2009 5:26

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Roxette – Lewendig by Espacio Riesco, Santiago, Chili op 5 Mei 2012 6:33

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Roxette – 2015 Remake 3:58

  • Woorde en musiek deur Per Gessle
  • Uitgegee deur Jimmy Fun Music
  • Vervaardig deur Addeboy vs Cliff, Per Gessle, Christoffer Lundquist en Clarence Öfwermanvir Roxette Recordings
  • Opgeneem by Aerosol Grey Machine, Vallarum, Swede in 2015 deur Christoffer Lundquist, by GB17, Täby, Swede in 2015 deur Addeboy vs Cliff en by Studio Vinden, Danderyd, Swede in 2015 deur Christoffer Lundquist

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  • The Look 2015 Remake
    • Digitale Aflaai
    • 7″ Vinielplaat in omslag

Roxette – 2015 Remake - Instrumental 3:55

  • Musiek deur Per Gessle
  • Uitgegee deur Jimmy Fun Music
  • Vervaardig deur Addeboy vs Cliff, Per Gessle, Christoffer Lundquist en Clarence Öfwermanvir Roxette Recordings
  • Opgeneem by Aerosol Grey Machine, Vallarum, Swede in 2015 deur Christoffer Lundquist, by GB17, Täby, Swede in 2015 deur Addeboy vs Cliff en by Studio Vinden, Danderyd, Swede in 2015 deur Christoffer Lundquist

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  • The Look 2015 Remake
    • Digitale Aflaai
    • 7″ Vinielplaat in omslag