* So I was out of town on business from Sunday through Friday, and it was exhausting. But I guess I'm a glutton for punishment, as I'm out of town again from today until Wednesday. I hope to have some energy to try to catch up with everybody this week despite all that.
What's up with Swedes writing creating pop songs that bore into our brains? In 1996, "Lovefool" by the Swedish band, The Cardigans, played on American airwaves every single hour, it seems. The song flew up to number one, and it also hit the charts all over Europe.
"Lovefool" was a single on The Cardigans' third album, First Band on the Moon, and having the song featured in the weird yet entertaining movie Romeo+Juliet. The song is an infectious mix of pop and a little disco in there. But the song's lyrics seem to be about a girl who's upset that some guy doesn't love her anymore. She's the "Lovefool" for still wanting him.
I say move on!
Unfortunately, The Cardigans did move on, but without another hit here in the States. They were huge internationally, however, and sold 15 million albums worldwide. They have gone on hiatus here and there, but still are together and are pretty popular in Asia.