The story of the Svensktoppen – Bert Karlsson & the dance bands take over | Part 3/5
In this episode, Carolina Norén unravels the truths behind the headlines and scandals of the 90s and early 2000s.
The 1990s have been called the dance band era at Svensktoppen. Dance bands now dominate the list altogether. How could there be so many dance bands? Was the music of Lasse Stefanz, Streapler and the Vikings so much better than all other Swedish music? At this time, artists such as Ace of Base, Roxette and The Cardigans have major international breakthroughs, but are completely invisible on the Svensktoppen.
And what about all the accusations that some dance bands were trying to cheat their way onto the list? The evening papers write columns and Robert Aschberg conducts a vote coup against Svensktoppen on TV 3.
What role did the channel change in Sveriges Radio play, when P3 was to become a youth channel and P4 aimed at a more mature audience?
The program ends with Kent Finell shocking everyone by quitting as host.
The program features and is heard: Bert Karlsson, Robert Aschberg, Kent Finell, Lars Gurell, Mattias Lundberg, Annika Jankell, Lasse Anrell, Ebbe Nilsson, Olle Jönsson and Per Sinding-Larsen.
The fantastic history of Svensktoppen, a documentary series in five episodes by Carolina Norén
Hear the truth behind the headlines and scandals over the years. Relive the breakthroughs and long drives. Artists, former presenters, psychologists, musicologists, those who praise the list and those who criticized it the most speak out. Hear old clips and remember the beloved song classics. High and low are mixed when Sweden’s most talked-about 60-year-old is to be celebrated and noticed in a documentary series.
Carolina Norén is host of Svensktoppen and creator of the series Svensktoppen’s fantastic history.
Source: ICELAND NEWS