the Buzz for August 6th, 2011


Roxette — “She’s Got Nothing On (But the Radio)”
(from Greatest Hits) — She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio) - Roxette - Greatest Hits

Regular readers of this blog know that those Swedish stunners known as Roxette are my all-time favorite pop band, and I couldn’t be more ecstatic to report that — after a hiatus of nearly a decade, brought on by Marie Fredriksson’s battle with (and enormously successful recovery from) a debilitating brain tumor — they are back with a fabulous new album, Charm School (which has yet to receive an official physical release stateside, although a digital version of the record turned up on iTunes a couple of weeks ago), and with this killer new single, which is generating the first genuine heat that Roxette has felt at American radio in at least fifteen years, and which is one of two new tracks on a fabulous just-released best-of compilation which brilliantly recaps the nine consecutive top 40 hits — iconic pop smashes, nearly to a tune, to this very day — this duo scored here in the late ’80s and early ’90s. I know I’m biased, but don’t be surprised to learn that the slinky, sinfully fun “Radio” is my pick for single of the summer. (Sorry, Pitbull.)