How Do You Do!

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"How Do You Do!"
Single by Roxette
from the album Tourism
Released 3 July 1992
Format CD single
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:09
Label EMI
Writer(s) Per Gessle
Certification Platinum (Sweden)
Roxette singles chronology
"Church of Your Heart"
(1992)
"How Do You Do!"
(1992)
"Queen of Rain"
(1992)
Music video
Official video

"How Do You Do!" is a pop rock song by Swedish pop duo Roxette. It was released as their first single from the album Tourism. The single spent eight weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at #58 in the United States. It was a bigger hit in Europe, reaching #2 in Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands, and peaking at #13 in the UK Singles Chart.

Musical analysis[edit]

A common Roxette trait is to have a different key signature in the verse to the chorus, and this song follows that rule. The verse is in C, using powerchords of C F and G. With a pause, Marie breaks into "How Do You Do!" as the song moves up to the key of E flat.

Lyrics[edit]

Per Gessle mentions the singer Tiny Tim in the lyrics: "I love your blue-eyed voice, like Tiny Tim shines thru".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "How Do You Do!"
  2. "Fading Like a Flower" (live)
  3. "Knockin' on Every Door" (BomKrash 12" remix)
  4. "How Do You Do!" (BomKrash 12" remix)

The Live version of "Fading Like a Flower" was recorded at The Entertainment Centre in Sydney, Australia in December 1991.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Austrian singles chart[1] 2
Dutch singles chart[1] 2
German singles chart[2] 2
Norwegian singles chart[1] 1
Polish Singles Chart[3] 5
Swedish singles chart[1] 2
Swiss singles chart[1] 2
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[4] 58
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream[4] 34
UK Singles Chart[5] 13

Cascada's version[edit]

"How Do You Do!"
Single by Cascada
from the album Everytime We Touch
Released 30 September 2005 (Germany)
Format CD single: Worldwide
Genre Electronicdance
Label Zooland Records
Producer(s) Manuel Reuter
Yann Peifer
Cascada singles chronology
"Everytime We Touch"
(2005)
"How Do You Do!"
(2005)
"Truly Madly Deeply"
(2006)

Track listing[edit]

  1. "How Do You Do!" (Dance radio edit)
  2. "How Do You Do!" (Radio mix)
  3. "How Do You Do!" (Megara vs. DJ Lee radio edit)
  4. "How Do You Do!" (Rob Mayth short edit)
  5. "How Do You Do!" (Original mix)
  6. "How Do You Do!" (Megara vs. DJ Lee remix)
  7. "How Do You Do!" (Tune up! remix)
  8. "How Do You Do!" (Veranos fuzzy styled remix)
  9. "How Do You Do!" (a speech)

All versions[edit]

  • "How Do You Do" (Dance Radio Edit) - 2:51
  • "How Do You Do" (Pop Airplay Mix) - 2:53
  • "How Do You Do" (Radio Edit) - 3:18
  • "How Do You Do" (Club Mix) - 5:06
  • "How Do You Do" (Rob Mayth Radio Edit) - 3:57
  • "How Do You Do" (Rob Mayth Remix) - 5:32
  • "How Do You Do" (Megara Vs. DJ Lee Radio Edit) - 3:13
  • "How Do You Do" (Megara Vs. DJ Lee Remix) - 7:07
  • "How Do You Do" (Tune Up! Radio Edit) - 3:28
  • "How Do You Do" (Tune Up! Remix) - 5:32
  • "How Do You Do" (Verano Short Cut) - 3:30
  • "How Do You Do" (Verano Fuzzy Styled Remix) - 6:02
  • "How Do You Do" (Exr Reconstruction) - 5:59
  • "How Do You Do" - 3:31
  • "How Do You Do" (Wanchu Remix) - 7:51

The Dance Radio Edit and Pop Airplay Mix are the same.

Charts[edit]

Cascada's version of "How Do You Do!" charted at 50 in Austria, but failed to chart else where.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Austrian charts archive". Retrieved 2010-10-21. 
  2. ^ "German charts archive". Retrieved 2010-10-21. 
  3. ^ "Polish Singles Chart |". 
  4. ^ a b Allmusic. Roxette | Billboard Singles. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
  5. ^ "UK charts archive". Archived from the original on 2012-05-30. Retrieved 2010-10-21. 
  6. ^ "Austrian charts archive (Cascada's version)". Retrieved 2010-10-21. 

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