People keep saying to me they wish they knew more about Europop so I thought I would write a basic guide introducing all the best acts. I started making a list but found that so many of the important bands began with A that the whole first post will be dedicated to them. The ‘best song’s are just my personal favourites rather than their biggest hits so if you disagree don’t get cross. And this feature is probably going to go on for ages so sorry if you don’t like this kind of stuff. Now, let’s begin!
Who? Pioneers of Europop and one of the most famous pop groups ever. I don’t think they need an introduction!
Best song: Impossible to choose!
Ace Of Base
Who? Probably the most internationally successful Europop group of the 90s with big hits in the UK and US.
Best song: Waiting For Magic
Who? Young girl/boy band created by Army Of Lovers star Alexander Bard, famous in the UK for the big hit Crying At The Discotheque.
Best song: This Is The World We Live In
Who? Female dance-pop star Alessia Aquilani, massive in Italy.
Best song: Uh La La La
Who? Group of DJs fronted by singer Judy, who collected five top 20 UK hits in 99/00.
Best song: Better Off Alone
Who? French teen sensation best known for her top 10 2002 hit Moi…Lolita.
Best song: Moi…Lolita
Who? Boy and girl duo, once Eurovision entrants for Greece.
Best song: List Of Lovers
Who? Cheesy pop group responsible for huge no.1 hits Barbie Girl, Dr Jones and Turn Back Time, fronted by the fab Lene Nystrom.
Best song: Cartoon Heroes
Army Of Lovers
Who? Crazy boy/girl group most famous for their early 90s single Crucified but also had a small dance hit last year with Let The Sunshine In.
Best song: Crucified
Who? Girl/boy foursome responsible for the top 20 hit Around The World (La La La La) in 2002.
Nationality: Italian/British/Australian/New Zealand (but based in Italy)
Best song: Around The World (La La La La)
Who? Started out as a teenage Abba tribute group but have become one of Sweden’s top pop acts.
Best song: Perfect Match