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!

September 12, 2018


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!

September 12, 2018

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    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.

    September 12, 2018

    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!

    September 12, 2018

    My personal favorites are MOVITS! and some of Darin’s albums. Here’s a huge list of music for you to choose from;

    September 12, 2018

    That's the link!

    September 12, 2018

    Just a few rather well-known Swedish songs:

    September 13, 2018

    Kaliffa - Det Strålar Så Om Dej

    September 19, 2018

    Amsie Brown - Min Kvinna Systor sol - Aldrig ensam Dani M - Allting jag har

    September 19, 2018

    Grimner, Vildhjarta, Månegarm, Garmarna, Thyrfing, Falconer, Vintersorg, Otyg, Mithotyn, Fejd.

    September 21, 2018

    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) Some indie pop. I like this song, so I threw it in here.

    Kent - 747 (1998) At one point one of the biggest bands in Sweden. Has had little success outside of Sweden.

    Jojje Wadenius - Mitt lilla barn (1969) 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) In Sweden, Rikard Wolff is best known as an actor. He died recently (in 2017).

    Lejonkungen - Var beredd (Lion King - Be prepared) (1994) Disney movies tend to be dubbed, including the songs. This is Rikard Wolff again.

    Peps Persson - Oh Boy (1992) Why not listen to some Swedish reggae? Peps has a very pronounced Scanian accent.

    Ebba Grön - Die Mauer (1982) 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) One of Sweden's most famous opera singers, along with Jenny Lind and Birgit Nilsson.

    Lars Winnerbäck - Varning för ras (1998) One of Sweden's most popular singer songwriters.

    Petter - Vinden har vänt (1998) 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) More Swedish rap. He has a pronounced Scanian accent.

    Uti vår hage Traditional folk song.

    Carl Michael Bellman - Så lunkar vi så småningom (sung by Fred Åkerström) 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) Very popular singer.

    Robert Broberg - Båtlåt (1966) Much beloved artist. This particular song is full of puns.

    September 24, 2018

    Thank you so much for you efford. I really appreciate that. :)

    September 27, 2018

    You're welcome!

    September 27, 2018

    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.)

    November 7, 2018
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