Alcazar - Megamix הורד
- 17 במרץ 2009
With the songs: Crying at the discotheque - Sexual guarantee - Don't you want me - Menage a trois - This is the world we live in - Physical - Start the fire. Alcazar is a Swedish pop group which has established themselves as one of Sweden's most successful music groups with a string of hits since their debut single in 1999. The group formed in 1998 with three members: Andreas Lundstedt, Tess Merkel (born Therese Merkel, 18 April 1970, Nykoping, Sweden), and Annika Kjærgaard (born 18 May 1971, Bjarnum, Sweden). Their first single, "Shine On", was a hit in Sweden, but it was with their second release, "Crying at the Discoteque" (which heavily sampled Sheila B. Devotion's 1979 hit "Spacer") they achieved success across Europe. Both singles appeared on their debut album, Casino. Later editions of Casino contained a cover of Human League's hit "Don't You Want Me" which also served as the third single off the album. In the United States, Alcazar gained moderate success. "Crying at the Discoteque" peaked at #44 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play and "Don't You Want Me" peaked at #30 on the same chart. In December 2002, Andreas Lundstedt's boyfriend at the time, Magnus Carlsson, joined the group. The second album, Alcazarized, was released in Sweden in 2003 and became a big hit. Subsequently, it was released internationally in 2004, with new cover artwork and a slightly different track list. In the autumn of 2004, Alcazar released "This Is the World We Live In". The song samples Diana Ross's 1980 hit single "Upside Down" and re-uses lyrics from Genesis' 1986 single "Land of Confusion". Their follow-up single, "Physical", also sampled an older hit: Londonbeat's "I've Been Thinking About You". The singles were followed up by the album Dancefloor Deluxe which was released in Sweden in August 2004. 2005 saw the release of the single "Start the Fire". During the making of its music video, Kjærgaard had an accident in which she broke her foot.