The Cardigans
The Cardigans

The Cardigans

About The Cardigans

Swedish pop group The Cardigans became an international success when their 1996 single “Lovefool” appeared on the soundtrack to the film Romeo + Juliet. The song remains the band’s biggest hit.

• The Cardigans formed in 1992 and released their debut, Emmerlang, in 1994. The album first came out in Sweden and Japan. An international re-release followed in 1997.
• “Lovefool” came from the group’s third album, 1996’s First Band on the Moon, which hit No. 2 in Sweden and cracked the Top 40 in the US and the Top 20 in the UK.
• In the US, “Lovefool” reached No. 2 on Billboard’s Radio Songs chart, and in the UK, it was No. 2 on the pop charts. Two additional singles from the album, “Been It” and “Your New Cuckoo,” were minor UK hits.
• The Cardigans appeared in a 1997 episode of Beverly Hills, 90210, where they performed “Lovefool” and “Been It” at Kelly Taylor’s graduation party.
• The band’s fourth album, Gran Turismo, charted across Europe, reaching No. 1 in Sweden and No. 8 in the UK.
• After a five-year break, The Cardigans returned with Long Gone Before Daylight in 2003, followed by Super Extra Gravity in 2005. Both topped the charts in Sweden.
• The band continues to perform occasionally in concert but hasn’t released an album since 2005.
• Guitarist Peter Svensson has found outside success as a songwriter and producer for acts including Sam Smith, Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor, and One Direction.

  • ORIGIN
    Jönköping, Sweden
  • FORMED
    1992

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