On this day in music history: September 17, 1996 - “First Band On The Moon”, the third album by The Cardigans is released. Produced by Tore Johansson, it is recorded at Tambourine Studios in Malmö, Sweden from September 1995 - June 1996. The Swedish alternative rock band make their US debut two years earlier when tracks from their first two albums combined for their first domestic release “Life”. Issued on Chicago indie label Minty Fresh Records, the album earns them a cult following in the US. The buzz created by “Life” attract interest from major American Record labels, with Mercury Records signing the band. The Cardigans major label debut becomes their breakthrough on a worldwide basis when the single “Lovefool” (#1 Billboard Hot Airplay & Top 40 Mainstream) receives a high profile boost when it is also included on the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann’s film “Romeo + Juliet” (starring Leonardo Di Caprio and Clare Danes). “First Band On The Moon” peaks at number thirty five on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.
Source: How can you not love this band. is your heart made of Ice? i don’t get it. I’m not accusing you, the other guy behind you who says he only liked the one hit song. this is really one of my fav things about Sweden. Im sure there they are probably as popular as Fosters beer is in Australia but who knows i might be wrong.
these songs couldn’t be any closer to having your mother sing you bed time songs, only she like Black Sabbath and sings covers..
and next year Emmerdale will be 20 years old think about that! damn.
“Lovefool” is a song written by Peter Svensson and Nina Persson for The Cardigans’ third studio album, First Band on the Moon (1996). It was released as a single on 14 September 1996 in the United Kingdom and internationally on 5 October 1996. It was released as the album’s lead single in 1996 and became the Cardigans’ first international hit single, topping the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart and making appearances on six other Billboard charts. In 1997, the song found international success, peaking at number two on the UK Singles Chart and finding moderate success on some other European charts. The single also topped the charts in New Zealand, and was certified Gold in Australia.
The song was featured in the film Romeo + Juliet just two months after the release of the single, as well as in the 1999 film Cruel Intentions.