Fingertips '93

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"Fingertips '93"
Fingertips '93.jpg
Single by Roxette
from the album Tourism
Released 26 January 1993
Format
Recorded May; December 1992
Studio
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:42
Label EMI
Songwriter(s) Per Gessle
Producer(s) Clarence Öfwerman
Roxette singles chronology
"Queen of Rain"
(1992)
"Fingertips '93"
(1993)
"Almost Unreal"
(1993)
"Queen of Rain"
(1992)
"Fingertips '93"
(1993)
"Almost Unreal"
(1993)
Music video
"Fingertips '93" on YouTube

"Fingertips '93", is a song by Swedish pop duo Roxette, released as the third and final single from their fourth studio album Tourism on 26 January 1993. The single was only released in a select few countries, and charted moderately in territories such as Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Spain, the song would be given a wider release when it was issued as one of the b-sides on the duo's proceeding single, "Almost Unreal", which was released four months later in May 1993.

Music video[edit]

The music video was Roxette's first collaboration with director Jonas Åkerlund, who would go on to direct a total of twelve music videos for the duo.[1]

Formats and track listings[edit]

All music and lyrics by Per Gessle, except "Hotblooded", music by Marie Fredriksson and Gessle.

  • 7" single and cassette (Europe 8650237)
  1. "Fingertips '93" – 3:42
  2. "Dressed for Success" (Live from the Sydney Entertainment Centre on 13 December 1991) – 4:49
  • CD single (Australia · Europe 8650222)
  1. "Fingertips '93" – 3:42
  2. "Dressed for Success" (Live from Sydney) – 4:49
  3. "Hotblooded" (Live from Sydney) – 3:55
  4. "The Voice" – 4:27

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Tourism and Rarities.[2][3]

  • Original album version recorded at Nas Nevans Recording Studio, Rio de Janeiro in May 1992
  • Single version remixed at EMI Studios, Stockholm in December 1992

Musicians

Technical

  • Paulo Junqueiro — engineer
  • Antoine Midani — assistant engineer

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 29
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 45
Netherlands Tipparade (Dutch Top 40)[6] 2
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 32
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 39
Spain (AFYVE)[9] 30

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ballad & Pop Hits - The Complete Video Collection (DVD liner notes). Roxette. EMI. 2003. 7243 4 90946 9 7. 
  2. ^ "Digital booklet". Tourism (liner notes). Roxette. Stockholm, Sweden: EMI Records. 1992. 7777 99929 2 8. 
  3. ^ "Digital booklet". Rarities (liner notes). Roxette. Stockholm, Sweden: EMI. 1995. 368 832277-2. 
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Roxette – Fingertips '93" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Roxette – Fingertips '93". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 | Roxette - Fingertips '93". Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Roxette – Fingertips '93" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Roxette – Fingertips '93". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  9. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.