The Top 5 Biggest Sean Paul Hits in Sweden

Sean Paul
Sean Paul

Welcoming Sean Paul to Sweden, the Jamaican dancehall singer performed during last night’s Idol. Sean Paul is here to promote the latest album Full Frequency, slated for release on Nov. 4. Included, is his latest single ‘Turn It Up.’

Sean Paul – Turn It Up

Sean Paul has collaborated with producers such as Stargate, The Cataracs and Benny Blanco. The first single ‘Other Side of Love’ topped the UK R&B singles chart earlier this fall and was produced by Benny Blanco and The Cataracs.

In an interview with Aftonbladet, Sean Paul hails Miriam as a probable Idol winner. He also commend the Swedish success duo Icona Pop. “They’re really great. I like their song. I love it, my mother loves it and my grandma loves it. I’ve heard my grandma singing ’I don’t care..’,” he says.

Looking back on Sean Paul’s chart career, these are his greatest achievements on the Swedish singles chart to date.

5. Sean Paul – We Be Burnin’ (2005)

‘We Be Burnin’’ was produced by Renaissance Crew Productions and was the first single off Sean Paul’s third installment The Trinity. The track spent 20 weeks on the Swedish singles chart, finally peaking at No.14. It was a UK No.2, eventually peaking at No.6 on the Hot 100.

4. Sean Paul – Like Glue (2003)

Lyrics from ‘Like Glue’ was originally included meant for ‘Gimme the Light,’ but transformed into a new song. T.O.K’s ‘Money 2 Burn’ is used as a sample on the track. The track spent 14 weeks on the singles chart, finally peaking at No.13.

3. Beyoncé feat. Sean Paul – Baby Boy (2003)

‘Baby Boy’ was included on Beyoncé’s album Dangerously in Love. The release succeeded Beyonce’s ‘Fighting Temptation’ and Sean Paul’s ‘Breathe.’ ‘Baby Boy’ was a huge hit across the globe. The track spent 19 weeks on the singles chart, finally peaking at No.5.

2. Simple Plan feat. Sean Paul – Summer Paradise (2012)

The French-Canadian pop punk band Simple Plan originally featured the Somali-Canadian rapper K’Naan on ‘Summer Paradise.’ Upon the worldwide release, guest vocals were provided by Sean Paul instead. The track spent 20 weeks on the singles chart, finally peaking at No.4.

1. Sean Paul – Get Busy (2003)

‘Get Busy’ is included on Sean Paul’s album Dutty Rock and the video was shot in Woodbridge, Ontario. Produced by Steven ‘Lenky’ Marsden, ‘Get Busy’ spent 27 weeks on the singles chart, finally peaking at No.4. A remix of the track was featured in the 2003 film Grind.

4 Things You Should Know About Wilkinson [INFOGRAPHIC]

Expect the UK producer Wilkinson to fill many a dance floor this fall with the latest single ‘Afterglow.’ The South West London DJ began his musical career at the age of 16. His debut album Lazers Not Included is scheduled for release on 28th Oct. It includes earlier singles ‘Need to Know,’ ‘Take You Hight’ and ‘Heartbeat.’ A video for ‘Afterglow’ just bowed on VEVO.

Wilkinson – Afterglow

The new single is available via iTunes in a special remix package as well as Spotify. According to the eminent music blog Get Lifted Tonight, the Adele-esque singer on ‘Afterglow’ is Becky Hill. Beginning with a piano, the track turns into a great drum and bass track.

Wilkinson has been awarded the National D&B Awards as the Breakthrough Producer, and is regularly played on BBC Radio 1 by DJs such as Annie Mac, Nick Grimeshaw and Zane Lowe.




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Today in Music: They Topped the Swedish Singles Chart in 1993

20 years have passed since 1993! Jurassic Park was the top grossing movie, but there was always a fresh singles chart – every week. Check out the top five tracks on the Swedish singles chart in 1993 on WelcheMusic’s Chart Rewind:

5. Twenty 4 Seven feat. Stay-C and Nance – Slave to the Music

Dutch group Twenty 4 Seven was created by the producer Ruud van Rijen back in 1989. They debuted with ‘I Can’t Stand It’ that very year, ultimately racking up no less than 15 singles and four albums. ‘Slave to the Music’ was their biggest singles, lifted off the sophomore set carrying the same name. The track was written by Twenty 4 Seven with van Riijen as co-writer and producer. Twenty 4 Seven continued to release music until 2007 when ‘Like Flames’ was released – a cover of US new wave group Berlin most famous for ‘Take My Breath Away.’  Time for a comeback? Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a good version of the original video, explaining why Li-Ann is the featured artist in this version.

4. 4 Non Blondes – What’s Up?

‘What’s Up?’ was unquestionably the biggest hit for the San Francisco rock group 4 Non Blondes. Included on the debut album Bigger, Better, Faster, More!, the track was written by singer Linda Perry. It topped the Swedish singles chart for 4 weeks, was a runner-up in the UK and missed out the top ten in the US (it peaked at No.14). While 4 Non Blondes might not be around, Linda Perry is a successful songwriter haven penned hits such as ‘Get the Party Started’ (P!nk), ‘Beautiful’ (Christina Aguilera) and ‘What You Waiting For?’ (Gwen Stefani).

3. Pet Shop Boys – Go West

Peaking at No.2, ‘Go West’ was originally a hit for the Village People in 1979. It was written by Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo, Victor Willis, while Morali helmed production. The track was chosen when the Pet Shop Boys performed on an AIDS charity event at the Hacienda nightclub in Manchester. Following the success of ‘Can You Forgive Her?,’ ‘Go West’ was the second single off Very. The set spawned no less than five hit singles!

2. Soul Asylum – Runaway Train

A giant hit back in 1993, amassing no less than 23 weeks Soul Asylum’s ‘Runaway Train’ missed out on the top position.  It was written by lead singer David Pirner and produced by Michael Beinhorn (of Hole and Marilyn Manson fame). The fourth single off the album Grave Dancers Union, the track was awarded a Grammy for Best Rock Song in 1994. Focusing on missing children, the video was adapted to different markets showing pictures of children that had disappeared. Soul Asylum released their tenth album last year named Delayed Reaction.

1. Freddie Mercury – Living on My Own

Topping the Swedish singles chart for 5 weeks, ‘Living on My Own’ became an enormous hit in its remixed version by No More Brothers. The track was originally produced by German producer Mack and written by Freddie Mercury. It topped the charts in several markets, including the UK, France, Norway and Italy. The footage in the video is taken from Freddie Mecury’s 39th birthday. The song was originally featured on Mercury’s debut solo album Mr. Bad Guy (1985), peaking at No.50 in the UK upon its single release that year. Returning to the charts 8 years later, this was Freddie Mercury’s first and sole UK No.1 as a solo artist.




Meja Returns with ‘Blame It on the Shadows’


In the ‘90s, Meja recorded the hit singles ‘All ‘Bout the Money’ and ‘Private Emotion’ and now she’s back. ‘Blame It on the Shadows’ precedes the upcoming EP ‘Stroboscope Sky,’ which is set to debut in mid-December. Written by Meja and Nicolas Gunthardt, production is handled by Ebbot Lundberg (former singer of The Soundtrack of Our Lives).

Née Anna Pernilla Torndahl in 1969, she re-named herself Meja at the age of three. It became a legal registered name in Sweden in 1976.

She was initially a background singer for the Swedish group Rob n Raz DLC in 1991.Moving to the US in the early 90s, she returned to Sweden forming the dance project Legacy of Sound.

The 1994 Legacy of Sound album Tour de Force included the track ‘The Woman in Me’ which was recorded by Jessica Simpson featuring Destiny’s Child on the former’s album Sweet Kisses (1999).

Legacy of Sound – Happy

‘All ‘Bout the Money’ International Breakthrough

Her eponymous debut album from 1996 was followed by the 1998 sophomore set Seven Sisters. Meja worked with famous industry gurus such as Billy Steinberg, Jörgen Elofsson and Douglas Carr. It included ‘All ‘Bout the Money,’ which became an international hit. The track was actually featured in the Chevy Chase movie Funny Money back in 2006.

Ricky Martin featuring Meja – Private Emotion

‘All ‘Bout the Money’ spent 24 weeks on the Swedish singles chart, peaking at No.4. The set was later issued in the US by the Columbia C2 label. In 1999, Meja hit the charts with the Ricky Martin collaboration ‘Private Emotion.’ The track was written by Rob Hyman and Eric Baziian, while production was handled by by Desmond Child.

Celebrating her 20th anniversary in the music business, Meja says on her home page that she will introduce new collaborators, new music and a new vibe.

Listen to Meja’s ‘Blame it on the Shadows’ via Spotify



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