Dover–Calais

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"Dover–Calais"
Single by Style
A-side "Dover–Calais"
B-side "Camera Action"
Released 1986
Format gramophone record
Genre pop, schlager
Label Alpha
Songwriter(s) Tommy Ekman, Christer Sandelin
Style singles chronology
"Give Me a Night to Remember/På jakt (efter guld som glimmar)"
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"Dover–Calais"
(1986)
"Följ mig"
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"Give Me a Night to Remember/På jakt (efter guld som glimmar)"
(1985)
"Dover–Calais"
(1986)
"Följ mig"
(1986)
White cliffs of Dover

"Dover–Calais" is a ballad song written by Tommy Ekman and Christer Sandelin, and originally performed by Style on 22 March 1986 at Melodifestivalen where the song ended up third.

The song lyrics describe a love meeting between two people on board a ferryboat moving across the English Channel between the UK and France in a pre-"Chunnel" era.

The song topped the Swedish singles chart, and peaked at 6th position in Norway. At Svensktoppen the song stayed for 18 weeks between the period of 13 April–29 June 1986, topping the chart during the seven first weeks.[1]

On 29 March 1986 the song also entered Trackslistan, reaching the first position on 5 April that year.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
Norway (VG-lista)[2] 6
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[3] 1

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Preceded by
"Brother Louie" by Modern Talking
Swedish number-one single
16 April- 14 May 1986
Succeeded by
"The Final Countdown" by Europe