Chips (band)

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This article is about the Swedish band for the Irish band of the same name, see Linda Martin. For other uses, see Chips (band) (disambiguation).
Chips
Origin Sweden
Genres Country, Country pop, Pop, Schlager
Years active 1979–1983
Labels Mariann Grammofon AB

Chips was a Swedish country and pop group, formed in 1979 by Kikki Danielsson and Lasse Holm, and split in 1983.

Chips finished 4th in the Swedish Melodifestivalen 1980 with the song "Mycke' mycke' mer", with Lars Westman, Lisa Magnusson, Mats Rådberg and Monica Silverstrand (back then Barwén) as background singers. After Melodifestivalen 1980, Britta "Tanja" Johansson also became a member. In 1980, the album Chips was released and short after this, Elisabeth Andreassen became a member. Just some weeks after this, they toured the former West Germany. In Düsseldorf the TV-show Show-Express became a great success for them.

Under the new name Sweets 'n Chips, which they used since a dansband also said they owned the right for the name Chips, the group competed at the Swedish Melodifestivalen 1981, and finished second with the song "God morgon". A little bit later the group was reduced to two members, since the label owner Bert Karlsson thought that "was to tall". Lasse Holm stayed as songwriter, but leftt all the singing for Elisabeth and Kikki.

With only Elisabeth and Kikki on stage, Chips won the Swedish Melodifestivalen 1982, with Elisabeth Andreassen and Kikki Danielsson singing the song "Dag efter dag". They represented Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 1982 in Harrogate in the United Kingdom, there they finished 8th.

After the 1982 Swedish Melodifestivalen success, the album "Having a Party" was released, and sold around 100 000 copies in Sweden. They toured the northern parts of Europe and had a successful 1982. However, the group was split in 1983. This because they didn't get more success outside Sweden and Norway, and also because both Elisabeth and Kikki had their solo careers.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Svensktoppen songs[edit]

  • Mycké, mycké mer - 1980
  • High school - 1980
  • God morgon - 1981
  • Här kommer solen - 1982
  • Dag efter dag - 1982

Members[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Björn Skifs
with "Fångad i en dröm"
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
1982
Succeeded by
Carola
with "Främling"