Swedish popular music , also called Swedish pop music , or just Swedish pop , refers to music that has swept the Swedish mainstream at any given point in recent times. Since the s, Swedish pop music has come to international prominence with bands singing in English , ranking high on the British, New Zealand, American, and Australian charts and making Sweden one of the world's top exporter of popular music by gross domestic product. With the influx of American G. Many Swedish dansorkesters "dance orchestras" played jitterbug , foxtrot , and swing music and other jazz-derived tunes for people to dance to. In the s early rock and roll , as well as country music and German schlager also infused the market, influencing Swedish musicians to build upon these styles, gradually moving them away from jazz, which was turning more toward the avant garde.
The fact that The Highwomen even exists is impressive. They make that statement over an unabashedly pretty melody, going in and out of duets and harmonies with seamless, generous sweetness. Carly Rae Jepsen has built a cult following on the power of her brand of pure, heart-on-your-sleeve pop. Her widely-praised third album was even nakedly called Emotion. Bandana , the widely acclaimed album from rapper Freddie Gibbs and producer Madlib, was forged in trying circumstances: Gibbs says he wrote most of the record in an Austrian jail while awaiting his eventual acquittal from sexual assault charges. And that something is a propulsive, infectious disco sensibility. With a retro-sounding melody that resonates across generational tastes, the song has already become a dancefloor mainstay. The combination is potent and haunting, hinting at the diversity of Latin music and the creative future it is inevitably heading toward. Whether people went online to criticize it, dance to it or remix it, everyone interacted with it some way, continuously pouring fuel as it set record after record.
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The following is an independently verified list of best-selling music artists those with claims of 75 million or more record sales from the second half of the 20th century to the present. Only artists whose claimed sales figures can be cross-referenced with music recording certification systems the first of which appeared in the late s are included. The tables are listed with both their claimed sales figure along with their total independently certified units and are ranked in descending order, with the artist with the highest amount of claimed sales at the top.
You can listen to all songs that were voted for in our playlist. M ore than 50 Guardian music writers were polled for their favourite albums and tracks of the year, and a bewilderingly complex spreadsheet was created to tally their votes. For the Serf s Up!