Melody Club

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Melody Club
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Background information
Origin Sweden
Genres New wave, nu-disco, synthpop, glam rock, synthrock
Years active 2000–present
Associated acts Birdflesh
Versant
Website melodyclub.com
Members Kristofer Östergren
Erik Stenemo
Jon Bordon
Niklas Stenemo
Richard Ankers
Past members Magnus Roos
Andy A

Melody Club is a Swedish New Wave band from Växjö formed in January 2000. Their breakthrough came in 2002 with the song Palace Station, which was also a big success in Germany. The band has frequent radio airplay in Sweden, Germany, Japan, Norway and Denmark.

Melody Club's style can be described as a blend of Synthpop and Glam rock. The single "Fever Fever" is included on the soundtrack of the football video game FIFA 08. On 22 April 2009, they released their fifth and first self-produced album, "Goodbye to Romance". The first single from the album was called "Girls Don't Always Wanna Have Fun"—a possible reference to Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun". In 2010 Andy A left the group in protest against the group's participation in Eurovision and was replaced with the original drummer Richard Ankers.

Melodifestivalen 2011[edit]

Melody Club participated in Melodifestivalen 2011, the Swedish selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. They competed in the fourth semi-final on 26 February 2011 in Malmö Arena, Malmö with the song "The Hunter", finishing in 7th place.[citation needed]

Band members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Chart position
NOR
[1]
SWE
[2]
2002 Music Machine 17 1
2004 Face the Music 6
2006 Scream 18
2009 Goodbye to Romance 18
2011 Human Harbour 22
Compilation albums
Year Album Chart position
NOR
[1]
SWE
[2]
2007 At Your Service
2012 Let's Celebrate 2002-2012 24

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart
position
Album
SWE
[2]
2002 "Palace Station" 9 Music Machine
"Electric" 18
2003 "Covergirl" 37
2004 "Take Me Away" 16 Face the Music
"Baby (Stand Up)" 2
2005 "Boys in the Girls' Room" 25
"Wildhearts"
2006 "Destiny Calling" 15 Scream
2007 "Fever Fever" 32
"Last Girl on My Mind" 27
2009 "Girls Don't Always Wanna Have Fun" 60 Goodbye to Romance
"The Only Ones" 48
"I Don't Believe in Angels" (feat. Anna Järvinen) 31
2011 "The Hunter" "Human Harbour"
2012 "Paralyzed"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Melody Club in Norwegian Charts". norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Melody Club in Swedish Charts". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 March 2011. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Melody Club at Wikimedia Commons