Checkout the below listed latest and best top 10 best Danish songs of all time 2017, The smallest of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark is big on its music traditions. Its rich viking history brings us many folk songs, as well as the development of ballet and orchestral compositions. It’s Copenhagen Jazz Festival is know world wide, as it’s Roskilde Festival. Below are some of the best selling songs of Denmark, from pop idols to instrumentals.
- 10. You and I by Medina
- 9. Only Teardrops by Emmelie de Forest
- 8. Fly on the Wings of Love by Olsen Brothers
- 7. The Spell by Alfabeat
- 6. From Paris to Berlin by Infernal
- 5. Sunshine Raggae by Laid Back
- 4. Saturday Night by Whigfield
- 3. Alley Cat by Bent Fabricius-Bjerre
- 2. Sleeping My Day Away by D-A-D
- 1. Barbie Girl by Aqua
Here we present the list of top 10 best Danish songs of all time 2017.
10. You and I by Medina
“You and I” is the English version of one of Medina’s top selling Danish singles “Kun for Mig”. “Kun for mig” was released in Denmark in 2008, and its English version was released a year later. “You and I” was composed by Medina, Jeppe Federspiel and Rasmus Stabell. The track has your standard synth sound, along with some sweet beats, all with a disco edge, all supporting Medina’s wistful vocals of a love that somehow falls apart.
9. Only Teardrops by Emmelie de Forest
Emmelie de Forest is a composer and performer from Denmark. Her first album was titled “Only Teardrops” and was released to the public in 2013. “Only Teardrops”, composed by Lisa Cabble, Julia Fabrin Jakobsen and Thomas Stengaard, was the lead single from that album. After it’s release the single “Only Teardrops”, became a huge success in Denmark, rapidly climbing the charts to reach the number one pole position. The track, which is a melodic ode to the conflicts of the heart, also became a chart topper in Europe and hit the UK Singles Chart peaking at 15.
8. Fly on the Wings of Love by Olsen Brothers
The song that won the highly sought after award at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2000 was “Fly on the Wings of Love” by the Olsen Brothers, which also garnered Denmark their second Eurovision award. The public was so enamored with the rendition of “Fly on the Wings of Love”, that they purchased 100,000 copies of the single in one day. The track is a melodic one with a simple message: To love one another forever, that love is the energy which holds us aloft throughout life.
7. The Spell by Alfabeat
In 2009, the Danish pop band released their song, “The Spell”, which was a quick moving, upbeat dance club song, which not only hit the Danish music charts, but also started to climb the music charts throughout Europe. The track was certified platinum in January 2010. Lyrically, the track conveys the deep love felt for another, so much so that it must be a spell, as he’s never felt so in love before.
6. From Paris to Berlin by Infernal
Infernal is a music group from Denmark who had a massive hit with their single, “From Paris to Berlin”. Released in 2005, this track rose up the music chart ranks in Europe and Australia. The track was such a favorite, that it had its lyrics and title altered, and used by England’s National Football team. This techno dance track carries with it a danceable beat and style, and describe the pain of a possible love lost, as they search the disco dance clubs for the one that left them, a forever, never ending search.
5. Sunshine Raggae by Laid Back
Laid Back, the Danish techno duo, John Guldberg and Tim Stahl released their track “Sunshine Reggae in 1983. “Sunshine Raggae” is an upbeat, and light hearted vehicle with a relaxed tropical feel, that is still enjoyed today. This track topped the charts in their home country of Denmark. “Sunshine Raggae” is a fun track, which has also been remixed a multitude of times by various artists. Laid Back was formed in 1979 and is still actively creating its special brand of electro, synthpop and post-disco beats.
4. Saturday Night by Whigfield
“Saturday Night” was an extremely popular dance club track released by musical artist Whigfield, in 1993. The huge success of “Saturday Night” actually stunned Whigfield, as it was her first single. Whigfield is also known by her other name, ‘Naan’. She is a Eurodance artist from Denmark but does much of her creative work in Italy. The track “Saturday Night” was re-released in 1994 and found international success, spawning its own dance routine to be performed in dance clubs.
3. Alley Cat by Bent Fabricius-Bjerre
This tune is probably that you might not know from its title, but there is a huge chance you are familar with this highly played, upbeat and snappy instrumental piece by Bent Fabricius-Bjerre. The original name for this track was “Around a Piano”. “Alley Cat” not only topped the music charts, but won a Grammy Award for Best Rock and Roll Recording, and was certified Gold. “Alley Cat” has been used in many films such as “Shag”, “Cabin Boy”, “Duets” and many others. The song has been covered by notables such as Ray Conniff, Al Hirt, Peggy Lee and Bobby Rydell.
2. Sleeping My Day Away by D-A-D
D-A-D is one of the best known rock groups from Denmark, known for their style of heavy melodic music. This Danish band had a huge hit with their 1989 single, “Sleeping My Day Away”. Smashingly powerful guitar work, with a bit of country twist, that gives it the ‘Cowpunk’ flavor. Indeed, this track not only climbed the charts, but also got D-A-D the recognition that it deserved. D-A-D enjoys their own sub genre of rock, and that is Cowpunk, a blend of folk and rock influences.
1. Barbie Girl by Aqua
The top selling single in all of Denmark’s history, is “Barbie Girl”. Released in 1997, this was a catchy melodic track, with baroque chords blended with a swift kick dance rhythm, and came with some fab hooks. People took to this track right away, enjoyed it, and had fun listening to it. “Barbie Girl” was an international sensation, topping the charts worldwide, and giving the band Aqua some much needed attention. Basically, being true to the title, “Barbie Girl” is about the Mattel dolls, Barbie and Ken.
An interesting mix of pop, reggae, and rock. As can be seen, the Danish enjoy their music and culture, never afraid to experiment with sounds and infuse them with different techniques. Smart, fun, classic and diverse, the Danes have a musical taste for everyone.