Look Sharp! Roxette
Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle – aka Roxette – had seen some success in their native Sweden, but it wasn't until an American foreign exchange student brought a copy of their second album back home to Minneapolis and gave it to a local radio station that the pop duo really took off. That 1988 collection, LOOK SHARP!, included three U.S. Top Ten singles: “Dangerous,” “Listen To Your Heart” and “The Look” (which was the #1 song in America this week in 1989) and the deeper album cuts were nothing to sneeze at either. LOOK SHARP! went platinum in America, with many other gold and platinum certifications around the globe, racking up more than 9 million sales worldwide. Upbeat and fun, the music of Roxette is an irresistible combination of punchy dance pop and beautiful balladry, and this breakthrough album will give you a good look at it.