It Must Have Been Love – Roxette

THIS DAY IN MUSIC……………………………………on June 17th of 1990 Roxette occupy the #1 spot on Billboard with “It Must Have Been Love”. This song was written by Roxette’s instrumentalist Per Gessle in an interview with the London commuter freesheet Metro, he was asked how many times Roxette had performed “It Must Have Been Love,” to which he replied: “We’ve done it at every show, so it’s been hundreds of times. We don’t need to rehearse it, put it that way. It’s the same with ‘Listen To Your Heart’ or ‘The Look’ – when you stand there in front of 10,000 who love it, it’s an amazing feeling.” Originally called “It Must Have Been Love (Christmas For The Broken Hearted),” the song was released as a single backed by “Turn to Me.” Recorded before Roxette started working on their Joyride album, “It Must Have Been Love” was written for the movie Pretty Woman, starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. The movie was an enormous hit, and so was the soundtrack, which also featured “King Of Wishful Thinking” by Go West. Released in March 1990, Pretty Woman developed a huge following, which helped send this song to the top of the US Hot 100 in June, where it stayed for two weeks. Four different versions of the song have been officially released. The original 1987 track was followed by the most successful incarnation of the song, a slightly edited version – omitting the Christmas references. During the “Join the Joyride! World Tour” in 1991, the band recorded a country music version of the track in Los Angeles, which was included on their 1992 album Tourism. A Spanish-language version of the Pretty Woman recording was released on their 1996 compilation Baladas en español. Finally, an orchestral live performance from the band’s 2009 concert at Night of the Proms was included on their 2012 studio album, Travelling. The song was also a Top 10 hit in the UK peaking at #3.