The Cardigans Sues The Hives

CHART REFLECTION. The Swedish rock bands The Cardigans and The Hives are in a feud that might end up in court. The Cardigans, notably famous for the Romeo + Juliet hit “Lovefool,” is planning to sue The Hives  for 18.5m Skr (approx $2.9m).

No formal plaint has been filed yet, but according to a press release The Cardigans claims that they unintentionally lent The Hives 41.5m Skr ($6.6m). Some money has indeed been paid, but the remaining sum has led to these potential legal measures.

The Hives’ legal representative Monica Crusner says that the claim does is insubstantial and that her client is not in debt.

The Cardigans was formed in 1992 and got its international breakthrough with “Lovefool” in 1996. Originally included on the set The First Man on the Moon, the track was also featured in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet. Despite becoming a No.1 airplay hit in the US, the track failed to chart on the Hot 100 as it was never issued as a single. Back then, a lot of songs were only released to radio as singles “hurt” album sales. “Lovefool” peaked at No.2 in the UK.

The Swedish garage rock band The Hives is best known for the 2000 hit “Hate to Say I Told You So.” It was re-released two years later as the opening track of the compilation Your New Favorite Band. In 2004, the group topped the Swedish album tally with Tyrannosaurus Hives. The set also peaked at No.33 on the Billboard 200.


Wetpaint Reveals the Glee: The Music Volume 6 Tracks

CHART SPOTLIGHT. Our friends at Wetpaint just released the track list of the new Glee compilation, the sixth to be exact. WelcheMusic has closely followed the latest episode featuring Lykke Li and Keane. The set will feature Gwyneth Paltrow who plays Holly.

Unfortunately, the Lykke Li track is not included but the Swedish flag will be carried by ABBA whose “Dancing Queen” is a surefire choice. Here is the full track listing:

1. “Turning Tables” (Featuring Gwyneth Paltrow)
2. “I Feel Pretty” / “Unpretty”
3. “As If We Never Said Goodbye”
4. “Born This Way”
5. “Dreams” (Featuring Kristin Chenoweth)
6. “Songbird”
7. “Go Your Own Way”
8. “Don’t Stop”
9. “Rolling in the Deep” (Featuring Jonathan Groff)
10. “Isn’t She Lovely”
11. “Dancing Queen”
12. “Try a Little Tenderness”
13. “My Man”
14. “Pure Imagination”
15. “Bella Notte”
16. “As Long As You’re There”
17. ’Pretending’”
18. “Light Up the World’


Edward Maya Arrives in Mexico

CHART REFLECTION. Romanian DJ Edward Maya is set to conquer Mexico City and Puebla. His 2010 worldwide hit “Stereo Love” continues to earn global recognition. Edward Maya will perform alongside musicians such as Shantel, DJ Sava at the Pyramids of Cholula, Puebla followed by a performance at the Olympic Velodrome.

Read all about Edward Maya

WelcheMusic has followed Maya’s success, since his Swedish No.1 hit “Stereo Love.” The follow-up “This Is My Life” peaked at No.58. His latest single “Desert Rain” is yet to chart.

Maya returns to No.1 in Sweden with “Stereo Love”

This Easter, Maya offered a free remix of “Stereo Love” to all fans!

Bruno Mars Hardly Passes for Lazy

CHART SPOTLIGHT. The US songwriting team The Smeezingtons hardly pass for lazy as it beat Adele on Music Week’s tally of the top Q1 songwriters in the UK. Following “Grenade,” the latest production for Bruno Mars is titled “The Lazy Song.”

Bruno Mars Takes Doo Wops & Hooligans to the Top

Taken off the set Doo-Wops & Hooligans, it’s the latest string of hits from Mars. The Smeezingtons also produce Cee Lo Green’s “Forget You” and Mars’ “Just the Way You Are (Amazing).”

Cee-Lo Green Reaches New Peak with “F**k You”

The track will be released as a single on May 9 in the UK, but has already peaked at No.15 based on downloads. The hit peaked at No.11 on the Billboard Hot 100.



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