Don’t be surprised if a Robert John “Mutt” Lange track ends up as Sweden’s entry in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. He has written hits such as ‘All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You’ and ‘You’re Still the One.’ Lange co-wrote FO&O’s boyband-esque track ‘Gotta Thing About You’ together with Tony Nilsson.
FO&O didn’t qualify directly for a Melodifestivalen final ticket last week. Instead they will compete in the Second Chance the upcoming Saturday. Felix, Oscar and Omar was previously the act The Fooo Conspiracy. As one of the O’s exited the group, the name had to be changed leading to a new boy band act. Other entries include Loreen’s ‘Statements.’ That song didn’t manage to win a final ticket last night. As WelcheMusic.com previously reported, Loreen was a favorite.
Robert John Mutt Lange has written and/or produced hits that have touched millions of fans. Lange was born in Mufulira, Zambia today. He was raised in South African Durban and currently resides in Switzerland.
Robert John “Mutt” Lange’s debut came in October 1978. ‘Rat Trap’ for The Boomtown Rats reached No.1. It is far from the sound of FO&O’s boy band hit.
One of the songwriter’s greatest legacy is the song Lange co-wrote and produced for Bryan Adams. The soundtrack theme to Kevin Costner’s Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It for You.’ It topped the UK singles chart for 16 consecutive weeks in 1991.
In 1997, Lange produced the hugely successful album Come on Over for Shania Twain – the best-selling country album.
He also won five Grammy awards, including Shania Twain’s ‘You’re Still the One’ (1998 – Best Country Song) and Muse’s Drone (2016 – Best Album).
Tony Nilsson, on the other hand, has contributed several tracks to Melodifestivalen throughout the years. Among Nilsson’s entries include tracks for Marie Serneholt, Alcazar and Behrang Miri. Today, he Tony Nilsson is an internationally acclaimed songwriter with ‘Hit the Lights’ for Selena Gomez & The Scene in 2011 to his credit.
WelcheMusic.com will continously report on the future success of Lange and his entry.
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