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Friday, 13 June 2014

Musical Friday: Beautiful Life

Dear friends,

Ace of Base is a Swedish pop group, originally consisting of Ulf "Buddha" Ekberg and three siblings, Jonas "Joker" Berggren, Malin "Linn" Berggren and Jenny Berggren. They released four studio albums between 1993 and 2002, which sold over 40 million copies worldwide. This makes them the third-most successful band from Sweden of all time, after ABBA and Roxette.
Happy Nation / The Sign is one of the best-selling debut albums of all time, and was certified nine times platinum in the United States. It was the first debut album to produce three number 1 singles on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart: "All That She Wants", "The Sign" and "Don't Turn Around".
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Following the formal departure of singer Linn in 2007, the band performed a series of concerts as a trio in Europe and Asia from 2007 through 2009. Jenny revealed in November 2009 that she would be taking indefinite leave from the band to focus on a solo career. In 2009, Jonas and Ulf recruited two new female vocalists, Clara Hagman and Julia Williamson, and released The Golden Ratio in September 2010.
"Beautiful Life" is a song by Swedish band Ace of Base, released in October 1995. In North America, it was the first single released from The Bridge; in Europe, it followed "Lucky Love". The song was written on January 1, 1994 by band member Jonas Berggren while he was in the Canary Islands. His earlier song "The Sign" had just hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list. Berggren incorporated gospel elements into the song, and the single proved quite successful worldwide, reaching #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December, 1995 and on the UK Singles Chart. It also hit #1 on the U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.

Ace Of Base - Beautiful Life

You can do what you want just seize the day
What you're doing tomorrow's gonna come your way
Don't you ever consider giving up
You will find, oooh

It's a beautiful Life, oooh *3
I just wanna be here beside you
And stay until the break of dawn

Take a walk in the park when you feel down
There're so mant things there that's gonna lift you up
See the nature in bloom, a laughing child
Such a dream, oooh

It's a beautiful Life, oooh *3
I just wanna be here beside you
And stay until the break of dawn

You're looking for somewhere to belong
You're standing all alone
For someome to guide you on your way
Now and forever

It's a beautiful Life, oooh *3

I just wanna be anybody
We're living in different ways

It's a beautiful life, oooh... 

P.S. I miss them a lot, they all had so very nice voices... I was quite a fan when I was small and I used to listen to ABBA, Roxette and Ace of Base non-stop. I would wait for their songs to come up at the radio and tape them on the casette. It was so hard sticking the cord in time so you would catch the full song... and there was always that moment when the radio broadcaster would say something in mid-song and then you would start it all over again :) Oh, the good times!

Yours truly,
An Old Ace Of Base Fan - The LadyBug