How Do You Do!

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"How Do You Do!"
Rox hdyd.jpg
Single by Roxette
from the album Tourism
Released 3 July 1992 (1992-07-03)
Format
Recorded April–May 1992
Studio
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:09
Label EMI
Songwriter(s) Per Gessle
Producer(s) Clarence Öfwerman
Roxette singles chronology
"Church of Your Heart"
(1992)
"How Do You Do!"
(1992)
"Queen of Rain"
(1992)
"Church of Your Heart"
(1992)
"How Do You Do!"
(1992)
"Queen of Rain"
(1992)
Music video
"How Do You Do!" on YouTube

"How Do You Do!" is a pop rock song by Swedish pop duo Roxette. It was released as the lead single from their fourth studio album Tourism on 3 July 1992. The song was a commercial success upon release, topping the national singles charts in Norway and Spain. It also peaked at number two in several countries, including Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland. It was held off the top spot in many of these territories by Dr. Alban's "It's My Life". The single was backed by several remixes created by Swedish production duo BomKrash, which consisted of Jacob Hellner and Carl-Michael Herlöfsson.

Composition and style[edit]

According to Ultimate Guitar, "How Do You Do!" is an uptempo pop rock song written in common time with a tempo of 121 beats per minute. It utilises a common trait found in Roxette compositions of the verse using a different key signature than the chorus. The verse is composed in C, and consists of three repetitions of a basic C–F–G–F sequence, followed by one shortened sequence of C–F–G. The pre-chorus makes use of a power chord structure, and consists of a sequence of Am–G–F–C–Em, which is then amended to Am–G–F–G. Following a brief pause, Marie Fredriksson takes over lead vocals for the song's chorus, which moves up from the verses by two keys to E♭. The chorus is composed almost entirely of sharp notes, and follows a sequence of D♯–A♯–D♯–G♯–A♯–Cm–G♯–A♯–Cm–G♯–A♯. The bridge consists of four short repetitions of Cm–A♯, played as power chords. American musician Tiny Tim is referenced in the song's lyrics.[1]

Formats and track listings[edit]

  • Cassette and 7" single (Europe 8650027)
  1. "How Do You Do!" – 3:09
  2. "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)" (Live from the Sydney Entertainment Centre on 13 December 1991) – 4:09
  • 12" single (Europe 8650026)
  1. "How Do You Do!" (7" Version) – 3:12
  2. "Knockin' on Every Door" (BomKrash 7" Remix) – 3:51
  3. "How Do You Do!" (BomKrash 12" Remix) – 5:43
  • CD single (Europe and Australia 8650022 · UK CDEM-241)
  1. "How Do You Do!" (7" Version) – 3:12
  2. "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)" (Live from Sydney) – 4:09
  3. "Knockin' on Every Door" (BomKrash 12" Remix) – 6:05
  4. "How Do You Do!" (BomKrash 12" Remix) – 5:43
  • US CD single (E2-56252)
  1. "How Do You Do!" (7" Version) – 3:12
  2. "How Do You Do!" (BomKrash US Edit) – 3:11
  3. "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)" (Live from Sydney) – 4:09

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of The Rox Box/Roxette 86–06.[2]

  • Recorded at Tits & Ass Studio in Halmstad and EMI Studios in Stockholm between April and May 1992.
  • Mixed by Alar Suurna, Per Gessle and Clarence Öfwerman at EMI Studios in Stockholm.

Musicians

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[24] Gold 35,000^
Sweden (GLF)[31] Platinum 50,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Cascada cover (2005)[edit]

"How Do You Do!"
Roxette - How Do You Do! single cover.jpg
Single by Cascada
from the album Everytime We Touch
Released 30 September 2005
Genre Eurodance
Label Zooland Records
Songwriter(s) Per Gessle
Producer(s)
  • Manuel Reuter
  • Yann Peifer
Cascada singles chronology
"Everytime We Touch"
(2005)
"How Do You Do!"
(2005)
"Truly Madly Deeply"
(2006)
"Everytime We Touch"
(2005)
"How Do You Do!"
(2005)
"Truly Madly Deeply"
(2006)

In 2005, a cover of the song by German dance act Cascada was released as the third single from their debut album Everytime We Touch. This version charted in the top fifty of the Ö3 Austria Top 40, but failed to chart elsewhere.[32]

Formats and track listings[edit]

CD maxi

  1. "How Do You Do!" (Radio Edit) – 3:16
  2. "How Do You Do!" (Pop Airplay Edit) – 2:51
  3. "How Do You Do!" (Album Version) – 3:29
  4. "How Do You Do!" (Original Club Mix) – 5:05
  5. "How Do You Do!" (Rob Mayth Remix) – 5:31
  6. "How Do You Do!" (Megara vs. DJ Lee Remix) – 7:05
  7. "How Do You Do!" (Tune up! Remix) – 5:30
  8. "How Do You Do!" (Veranos Fuzzy Styled Remix) – 6:00
  9. "How Do You Do!" (EXR Reconstruction) – 5:57

Digital download

  1. "How Do You Do!" (Radio Edit) – 3:16
  2. "How Do You Do!" (Rob Mayth Radio Edit) – 3:55
  3. "How Do You Do!" (Original Mix) – 5:04
  4. "How Do You Do!" (Megara vs. DJ Lee Remix) – 7:05

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Booklet". The Rox Box/Roxette 86–06 (liner notes). Roxette. Stockholm, Sweden: Roxette Recordings and Capitol Records. 2006. 9463 67972–2 9. 
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  25. ^ "Alle Rechte Jahreshitparade 1992" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Archived from the original on 12 June 2009. Retrieved 15 February 2017. 
  26. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 1992" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved 15 February 2017. 
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