Günther (singer)

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Günther
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Background information
Birth name Mats Söderlund
Also known as Günther
Born (1969-07-25) 25 July 1969 (age 45)
Origin Malmö, Sweden
Genres Europop, Eurodance
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2004–present
Associated acts The Sunshine Girls
Website Günther official web site

Mats Söderlund (born 25 July 1969, Sweden) is a Swedish musician and Fashion Model, best known under his stage name Günther.

Career[edit]

Before he started working as an artist, he worked part time in a clothing store. Gunther's 2004 smash hit "Ding Dong Song" brought him country-wide recognition in his homeland, Sweden. The campy, silly, and titillating track, "Ding Dong Song" topped the Swedish charts the year of its release thanks to an inescapable hook and a sexually charged video featuring Günther's backup singers, the Sunshine Girls. A year later the campy phenomenon spread across Europe as indie rockers Franz Ferdinand were heard performing the song acoustically on Dutch radio.[1] In 2006, his song "Like Fire Tonight" was accepted into Melodifestivalen, a Swedish music competition. However, Günther and the Sunshine Girls finished sixth in the semi-final round and did not make the finals.

Günther announced on his website that he is currently working on a new album with the working title Dirty Man Swedish Sex Beast. In 2011, the first single, "Pussycat", became available on Günther's web site.[2]

Coming back from a hiatus, Günther released the single "I'm Not Justin Bieber, B*tch" on December 12, 2013.

Discography[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • Pleasureman (2004, Sweden; 2006, USA; 2007, Japan)[3]
  • Dirty Man Swedish Sex Beast (TBA - Possibly 2014)

Singles[edit]

  • "I'm not Justin Bieber B*tch" (2013)

With The Sunshine Girls[edit]

  • "Ding Dong Song" (2004) - UK #14[4]
  • "Teeny Weeny String Bikini" (2004)
  • "Tutti Frutti Summer Love" (2005)
  • "Christmas Song (Ding Dong)" (2005)
  • "Like Fire Tonight" (2006)
  • "Sun Trip (Summer Holiday)" (2007)
  • "Famous" (2010)
  • "Pussycat" (2011)

With Samantha Fox[edit]

Solo[edit]

  • "I'm not Justin Bieber B*tch" (2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.answers.com/topic/mats-s-derlund
  2. ^ http://www.gunthernet.com/spindex.htm
  3. ^ Pleasureman at Discogs (list of releases)
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 238. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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