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The Girls Want The Boys! Sweden’s Beat Girls 1964-1970

Now it’s the turn of Sweden.

This smörgåsbord of Swedish she-pop opens with early solo sides by the lead singers of the nation’s greatest pop music export, ABBA: Agnetha Fältskog with ‘Ge Dej Till Tåls’ (a highlight of her second album) and Anni-Frid Lyngstad with ‘Så Synd Du Måste Gå’ (a song popularised by Françoise Hardy as ‘Comment Te Dire Adieu’). Other featured well-known names include national treasure Lill-Babs with her cover of Dusty Springfield’s ‘Little By Little’ and chart star Mona Wessman with a version of ‘Music To Watch Girls By’.

It wasn’t all cover versions in mid-60s Sweden. Dig, for example, Eleanor Bodel’s title track, ‘Don’t’ by cult favourite Doris (who also appears as lead vocalist of the group Plums), au pair duo Bella & Me’s groovy ‘Help Me Break This Habit’ and Britt Bergström’s Ivy League-penned ‘You Really Have Started Something’. Cherry-picked tracks by the Plommons and cover stars MAK Les Soeurs illustrate the country also produced its fair share of all-girl groups.

Bumper CD booklet contains a 5,000-word track commentary and extra photos.

Compiled by Mick Patrick.

1. GE DEJ TILL TÅLS - Agnetha Fältskog 2. SÅ SYND DU MÅSTE GÅ - Anni-Frid Lyngstad 3. THE GIRLS WANT THE BOYS - Eleanor Bodel 4. KÄRLEK FINNS DET ÖVERALLT – MAK Les Soeurs 5. GOOD KIND OF HURT - Lena Junoff 6. LAST TRAIN TO LIVERPOOL - Plommons 7. DON'T - Doris 8. HELP ME BREAK THIS HABIT - Bella & Me 9. VÄDRET - Mona Wessman 10. LITE FÖR LITEN - Lill-Babs 11. YOU REALLY HAVE STARTED SOMETHING - Britt Bergström 12. BENNY LAW - Plums 13. DÄR DU GÅR LÄMNAR KÄRLEKEN SPÅR - Anni-Frid Lyngstad 14. WHAT'S THE REASON - Sunnygirls 15. TO LOVE SOMEBODY IS TO HURT SOMEBODY - Eleanor Bodel 16. SPELA VÅR SÅNG - Agnetha Fältskog 17. WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE 7-DAY WEEK - Bella & Me 18. SOLSKEN – MAK Les Soeurs 19. JAG ÄR PÅ VÄG - Mona Wessman 20. DET FÅR EJ HÄNDA IGEN - Suzie 21. OM BARA DU GAV EN VINK - Maritza 22. SUNSHINE BOY - Angeliques 23. EN MAN I BYRÅN - Lill Lindfors 24. SOMMARTID - Susanne Wigforss

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