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|Birth name||Mats Söderlund|
|Also known as||Günther|
|Born||25 July 1967|
|Associated acts||The Sunshine Girls|
|Website||Günther official web site|
Mats Söderlund is a Swedish musician and fashion model, best known under his stage name Günther.
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. 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.
Coming back from a hiatus, Günther released the single "I'm Not Justin Bieber, B*tch" on 12 December 2013. The song features strong electro house influences in its sound. The track's sexually aggressive music video has gone viral, gaining momentum among fans and having over two million views as of November 2015.
- Pleasureman (2004, Sweden; 2006, USA; 2007, Japan)
- Dirty Man Swedish Sex Beast (TBA – Possibly 2016)
- "I'm not Justin Bieber B*tch" (2013)
With The Sunshine Girls
- "Ding Dong Song" (2004) – UK No. 14
- "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
- "Touch Me" (2004)
- "I'm Not Justin Bieber B**ch - Official Video". YouTube.com. December 13, 2013. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
- Pleasureman at Discogs (list of releases)
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 238. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- Günthernet.com – Official website
- Günther discography at Discogs
- The Eurodance Encyclopedia – Günther and the Sunshine Girls