Dressed for Success
|"Dressed for Success"|
|Single by Roxette|
|from the album Look Sharp!|
|Released||Sweden: 28 June 1988,
Worldwide: October, 1989,
UK: October, 1990
|Format||CD, 7", 12"|
|Certification||Gold (Canada, Sweden)|
|Roxette singles chronology|
"Dressed for Success" was released on 28 June 1988 and is the second single from the Swedish pop duo Roxette's 1988 album Look Sharp!. Originally, "Dressed for Success" was their first Swedish single to promote Look Sharp! album in 1988.
The recording of the song was marked by a dispute between the band members but this apparently contributed to the strength of Marie's performance :-
"I was so mad when I did it. Everything about that session went wrong, we argued about the arrangement, we changed the key, I was dead tired of the song when I went in to do a guide vocal. Did it in one blast and suddenly realized, "hmm... this is it"."
The music video for the song mostly evolved on the duo performing together in a colorful "nightclub ruins" as several dancers, and even groups of party-goers, swayed into the song.
"Dressed for Success" was most successful in Sweden and Australia, where it peaked in the top three. It also was a moderate success across North America and Europe, and peaked at #14 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
End of year charts
|End of year chart (1989)||Position|
|Australian Singles Chart||20|
Released: 1988-06-28 // HMV / 1363207
Released: 1989-10 // / 1363522
- "Dressed for Success"
- "Dressed for Success" (The Look Sharp! mix)
- "The Voice"
Released: 1990-10 // EMI / EM 162