Cue (band)

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Cue is a Swedish pop duo group made up of musician Anders Melander and Niklas Hjulström. They have topped the Swedish Singles Chart with "Burnin'".

Anders Melander was a composer working for the Swedish TV and a theatre director at Angeredsteatern. He was also much earlier a member in the progg band Nationalteatern. Niklas Hjulström on the other hand was an actor. The two had cooperated before working on a song and Anders knew Hjulström was a skilled singer. So when Anders needed a singer to sing "Burnin'", a song composed by him for the Swedish TV series "Glappet", he asked Hjulström and they formed together a band called Cue.

Although not strictly intended for release as a hit, just usage for the TV series, the song gained popularity and upon release as the first single for Cue, it hit the Swedish charts at #1 for 4 weeks (14 November to 12 December 1997. It eventually sold 90,000 copies making it one of the most successful singles in the 1990s in Sweden.[1] It also reached #4 in Norway and #9 in Finland.

When Hjulström's work at Angeredsteatern ended, it was an opportune time for the duo to release in 2000 their first album Cue and a second single from the album entitled "Crazy".

A second album followed in 2006 entitled Guide in Blue where both Anders Melander and Niklas Hjulström wrote songs.

Eventually Cue became more of a Hjulström solo project besides his new work as director and art leader at the theatre Folkteatern.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions[2]
SWE
2000 Cue 8
2006 Guide in Blue 24

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions[2]
SWE NOR FIN NLD
1997 Burnin' 1 4 9 -
2000 Crazy 9 14 - -
Sway[3] - - - -
2002 Hello - - - 85
2006 Take Me Home 38 - - -
2011 Stay[4] - - - -
2012 Don't Wanna Lie[5] - - - -

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