Thursday, March 8, 2007
The A*teens - Marie, Amit, Sara, and Dhani first hit the charts in 1999. Their first single "Mama Mia" (sounds familiar) entered the Swedish charts at number 1 and stayed there for 3 weeks, it sold 120.000 copies and was the best selling single that year (I bought it too!!). Their debut album (The ABBA Generation) was also a smash and topped the album charts going triple-platinum in Sweden and sold over 3 million copies worldwide. In 2000 they toured the U.S.A. with 'N Sync and Britney Spears. They followed up on the success of their first album with the release of two more, "Teen Spirit" in 2001 and then the fabulously named "POP TIL YOU DROP" which featured the soundtrack to Disney's "Lilo & Stich."
Then came their Greatest Hits album (already! - yes I released my greatest hits when I was 4 and half). The Greatest Hits featured their most poptastic hit EVER - "I Promised Myself". I love this song! It has everything you'd expect from a Svenska hit, and comes complete with a fabulous video (with a great flash of light moment) and an (oh my God I've got to learn the moves to this) dance routine. Check out the clip with all the kids learning the moves from the TV - did anybody else do that as a kid! (am I too old to still be doing that now?)
A*teens - I Promised Myself
Check out the A*teens website!
and pop til you drop . . .