learning Swedish with music
Hej! Does anyone of you know artists who are making music with Swedish lyrics? As I am constantly listening (and enjoying) Mando Diaos "infruset", I would be happy hearing your inspiration and ideas :) . Tack så mycket!
I just used the search function on Duolingo Swedish discussions and there were loads of good Swedish music suggestions but I'm too technology-illiterate to know how to copy a link for you here - sorry!
I regularly listen to Emil Berg and Laleh. I also enjoy Jakob Karlberg, Norlie & KKV and Darin. Veronica Maggio is also very popular. I also like to listen to "iNTIM"'s medleys on youtube. Try them out if you want. Since I only gave you pop music so far I'm throwing a metal band for some variety xD "Sabaton". I know they have at least a full album in Swedish.
Veronica Maggio Has some good music. An added bonus: If you go on YouTube some of her songs have the Swedish lyrics with the English translation underneath. It's helped me with some words, I hope it helps you too!
Just a few rather well-known Swedish songs:
Cornelis Vreeswijk - Somliga Går Med Trasiga Skor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9HixTbvKuA
Evert Taube - Balladen om briggen Blue Bird, sung by Joakim Thåström https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUr9WwLn4r8
Ulf Lundell - Öppna Landskap https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAgrwxHAG2s
Lille Bror Söderlund (music) & Nils Ferlin (text) - En Valsmelodi, sung by Monica Zetterlund https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsKBwrdO1hE
Gunnar Turesson (music) & Dan Andersson (text) - Jag Väntar, sung by Sofia Karlsson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn-4HXRbamQ
Tom Paxton (original) & Fred Åkerström (Swedish version) - Jag ger dig min morgon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tX2ccZ1Dmu0
Paul Matsson - Visa vid vindens ängar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KbdxNMO9LE
Tomas Ledin - Sommaren är kort https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsbrTSdcYSU
Peter Lundblad - Ta mig till havet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gM3N67a-x1U
Ted Gärdestad - Sol, vind och vatten https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5s-Unhkl00
Björn Afzelius - Ljuset https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVnpSIY-lhQ
Amsie Brown - Min Kvinna Systor sol - Aldrig ensam Dani M - Allting jag har
Grimner, Vildhjarta, Månegarm, Garmarna, Thyrfing, Falconer, Vintersorg, Otyg, Mithotyn, Fejd.
I've tried to give some examples from different genres and artists. I present them in no particular order.
Jonathan Johansson - En hand i himlen (2008) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-TIba-dw5A Some indie pop. I like this song, so I threw it in here.
Kent - 747 (1998) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtKsVq9XlfA At one point one of the biggest bands in Sweden. Has had little success outside of Sweden.
Jojje Wadenius - Mitt lilla barn (1969) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6x3Oum-PPM Children's song with lyrics written by Astrid Lindgren (one of Sweden's most famous authors). Jojje himself is an accomplished guitarist and studio musician.
Rikard Wolff - Pojken på månen (1995) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59_WHFrT3pA In Sweden, Rikard Wolff is best known as an actor. He died recently (in 2017).
Lejonkungen - Var beredd (Lion King - Be prepared) (1994) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rJODmZtvuI Disney movies tend to be dubbed, including the songs. This is Rikard Wolff again.
Peps Persson - Oh Boy (1992) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0R9kGv2Ykk Why not listen to some Swedish reggae? Peps has a very pronounced Scanian accent.
Ebba Grön - Die Mauer (1982) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4FV6DAoonM Die Mauer refers to the Berlin wall, hence the name of the song. Ebba Grön was one of the most famous Swedish punk acts from back in the day. They were VERY left wing (especially from an American perspective).
Jussi Björling - Ack Värmeland, du sköna (Recording: 1936, lyrics: 19th century, melody: 18th century) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXPPMYyJl-g One of Sweden's most famous opera singers, along with Jenny Lind and Birgit Nilsson.
Lars Winnerbäck - Varning för ras (1998) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIsoolDaLCg One of Sweden's most popular singer songwriters.
Petter - Vinden har vänt (1998) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gITjhYfdjvs One of the biggest names in Swedish rap. This was, if I recall correctly, his break through hit.
Timbuktu - Alla vill till himlen, men ingen vill dö (2004) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv759wmsSFk More Swedish rap. He has a pronounced Scanian accent.
Uti vår hage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQtdC1k9Trk Traditional folk song.
Carl Michael Bellman - Så lunkar vi så småningom (sung by Fred Åkerström) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0jwCyudYfA Swedish national skald. Lived in the 18th century, so obviously there are no recordings of him actually singing, but Fred Åkerström was a popular 20th century singer-songwriter.
Veronica Maggio - Jag kommer (2011) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjZwz3yxS9I Very popular singer.
Robert Broberg - Båtlåt (1966) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeLQe_yG134 Much beloved artist. This particular song is full of puns.
I listen to (as well as play) a lot of Nordic folk/folk-rock music. You may want to check out/sample Youtubes by (these are all top notch bands/artists within this genre) :
Frifot, Lena Willemark & Ale Möller (Nordan Project), Garmarna, Groupa , Hedningarna, and Gjallarhorn.
(The last two sing in both Swedish and Finnish.)