The Irresistable Lure Of Swedish Dance Pop

May 28th, 2008 // 6 Comments

someoneboughtallthetaffeta.jpgAlthough the appearance of Will.I.Am nearly ruined my entire Radio 1 Chart Show experience on Sunday, I couldn’t help but be cheered today by the memory of September’s appearance at number nine with “Cry For You.”

There’s absolutely nothing to this song, which, to me, is part of its charm. It features the sort of faceless dance production that Sweden seems to have factories for, complete with bubbly beats and a big soaring chorus. The track seems to catch on to two or three top 40 stations on this side of the Atlantic every month, before dropping off the playlist (enjoy it while it lasts, KNOU in Indianapolis), which diminishes the prospects of a nationwide summer smash for September, but one can still hope. At very least, I’m sure I’ll be hearing this track added to the lite techno soundtrack of my local sushi bar sometime next year.

September [homepage]
September – Cry For You [YouTube]

  1. Anonymous

    Is it “Orinoco Flow” or “Smalltown Boy” that this song reminds me of?

  2. rogerniner


    “Mother will never understand
    Why you had to leave
    But the answers you seek
    Will never be found at home
    The love that you need
    Will never be found at home

    Let me sail, let me sail, let the orinoco flow,
    Let me reach, let me beach on the shores of tripoli.
    Let me sail, let me sail, let me crash upon your shore,
    Let me reach, let me beach far beyond the yellow sea.

    Run away, sail away, run away, sail away”

  3. ecoboy_wmc

    Heartily endorse this.

    September’s “Satellites” just works so perfectly on the workout iPod, as well, even as the title gives me some Dave Matthews Band shudders.

  4. narymary

    @rogerniner: You. Rule.

  5. Chris Molanphy

    Bless you, Dan.

    Man, does this tickle my girlypop special place.

  6. Chris Molanphy


    @Job: Good call! They should give Jimmy Somerville a damned writing credit on this; that opening synth hook is a near-total lift.

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