Salvation (Roxette song)

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Roxette Salvation.jpg
Single by Roxette
from the album Have a Nice Day
B-side "See Me" and "Crazy About You"
Released 22 November 1999
Format CD
Recorded January–April 1998
Studio El Cortijo Studios, Marbella
Genre Pop
Length 4:04
  • Roxette Recordings
  • EMI
Songwriter(s) Per Gessle
Roxette singles chronology
"The Centre of the Heart"

"The Centre of the Heart"
Music video
"Salvation" on YouTube

"Salvation" is a song by Swedish pop music duo Roxette, released on 22 November 1999 as the fourth and final single from their sixth studio album, Have a Nice Day.

Release and promotion[edit]

The song was released on CD as the album's fourth and final single on 22 November 1999, and was backed by two b-sides "See Me" and "Crazy About You"—both outtakes from the duo's 1994 studio album, Crash! Boom! Bang!. "Crazy About You" had previously been released in a slightly remixed form as a b-side to the duo's 1995 single "You Don't Understand Me". This is the first release of the Marie Fredriksson-composed "See Me", a song that would go on to feature on a number of releases: it appeared as a bonus track on deluxe editions of their 2002 compilation The Ballad Hits, and on both Roxette box sets The Rox Box/Roxette 86–06 (2006) and The RoxBox!: A Collection of Roxette's Greatest Songs (2014). A newly-recorded version of the song was also released on their ninth studio album, Travelling (2012). The single also includes the music video of preceding single "Stars".[1]

The video for "Salvation" was directed by Dutch director Anton Corbijn, and was shot in both Naples and Amalfi in Italy in October 1999.[2] The song became a top 20 hit in Finland,[3] but failed to replicate the success of preceding singles elsewhere: charting at number 46 in the duo's native Sweden,[4] and at number eighty in Germany.[5] A Spanish-version of the track, titled "Lo siento", achieved minor airplay in Spanish-speaking regions.[1]

Formats and track listings[edit]

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

  • CD Single (8879200)
  1. "Salvation" (Single Version) – 4:04
  2. "See Me" – 3:46
  3. "Crazy About You" (Crash! Boom! Bang! Version) – 4:04
  4. "Stars" (Enhanced Video) – 3:55


Credits adapted from the liner notes of The Ballad Hits.[6]

  • Recorded at El Cortijo Studios, Marbella, Spain between January and April 1998
  • Mixed by Marie Fredriksson, Per Gessle, Michael Ilbert and Clarence Öfwerman at Mono Music, Stockholm.



Chart (1999) Peak
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[3] 18
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 80
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[4] 46


  1. ^ a b Thorselius, Robert (May 2003). The Look for Roxette: The Illustrated Worldwide Discography & Price Guide (1st ed.). Sweden: Premium Förlag Publishing. ISBN 978-9197189484. 
  2. ^ Ballad & Pop Hits - The Complete Video Collection (DVD liner notes). Roxette. EMI. 2003. 7243 4 90946-9 7. 
  3. ^ a b "Roxette: Salvation" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  4. ^ a b " – Roxette – Salvation". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  5. ^ a b " – Roxette – Salvation". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  6. ^ Lindström, Sven (2002). The Ballad Hits (CD liner notes). Roxette. Capitol Records. 72435 42798-2 9. 

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