Made in Sweden: How Sweden Became the World’s Third Largest Music Nation

Event October 25, 2018 01:00 PM

One of three lectures at Missouri Southern State University.

THURSDAY, OCT 25
Made in Sweden: How Sweden Became the World’s Third Largest Music Nation

1 p.m.
Missouri Southern State University
Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall
Admission: free

Question: What do “Cuckoo Waltz,” “How Great Thou Art,” “It Must Have Been Love,” and “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” have in common? Answer: They are all songs written by Swedes. The influx of Swedish songs in the United States began in the early 20th century but virtually exploded in the 1990s and beyond – today only John Lennon and Paul McCartney have had more U.S. No. 1 hits as songwriters than Swedish hit machine Max Martin. This presentation will take you on a journey from those early flash-in-the-pan hits to today, when Swedish songwriters and producers are hard currency in the United States.

Three lectures about ABBA and Swedish music at Missouri Southern State University in October.