Single sleeve of Mitt Team

Max Martin Chosen for Zlatan’s Swedish UEFA Euro 2016 Song

Zlatan Ibrahimovic initiated Sweden’s official Euro 2016 song ‘Mitt team’ with Frej Larsson and Joy. Issued on Friday (20th May), the track is written and produced by Max Martin, Shellback and Oscar Holter. It goes neck-to-neck with previous Melodifestivalen presenter Robin Paulsson’s ‘Abzolut.’

Frej Larsson & Joy – Mitt Team

‘Mitt team’ premiered live on the national breakfast TV show TV4 Nyhetsmorgon yesterday morning. The track entered the Spotify streaming tally for Sweden on Friday, racking up 84,095 plays entering at No.48. On yesterday’s chart which was only made available by a few hours ago, the song improved four positions (to No.44). The tally is led by Justin Timberlake’s ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling,’ also co-written by Max Martin and Shellback.

Oscar Holter has contributed to the Swedish and Danish Eurovision legs. In 2009, he co-wrote Amy Diamond’s ‘It’s My Life’ in Sweden’s Melodifestivalen. It qualified for Andra chansen, but missed out the grand finale. In 2013, he co-wrote Kate Hall’s ‘I’m Not Alone’ in the Danish Melodi Grand Prix. It didn’t qualify for the final, yet Emmeli de Forest managed to win that year with ‘Only Teardrops.’ will definitely keep track on the tally moving forward, as this song has the potential of reaching the upper reaches in no time.

At No.5 on yesterday’s Spotify streaming tally (SWE), the official UEFA Euro 2016 song ‘This One’s for You’ with David Guetta and Zara Larsson has arrived with a bang. The track bowed at No.8 on the official Swedish singles chart on Friday.

David Guetta & Zara Larsson – This One’s for You

As Dagens Nyheter reports, other songs claim to be Euro 2016 hits albeit non-official. The 7-year old Amadeus de la Motte’s ‘Bäst I Europa’ as well as the Melodifestivalen host Robin Paulsson’s ‘Abzolut’ are other songs fighting for attention.

Amadeus de la Motte – Bäst i Europa

Robin Paulsson is famous for his interpretations of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and is also from the same region as the football player. Hosting his own talk show Robins on Swedish public service, he was the presenter of Melodifestivalen a few years back. ‘Abzolut’ is written and produced together with Anderz Wrethow of Samir & Viktor, Hasse Andersson and Arash fame.

Robin Paulsson – Abzolut