Roxette

The Pop Hits

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The yang to The Ballad Hits' yin, Roxette's The Pop Hits collects 15 of Roxette's frothiest, bounciest pop confections, including the classic single "Joyride." "The Look," "Dangerous," and "Dressed for Success" are all here too, as well as singles that American audiences may not be completely familiar with, such as the flirty rock of "Sleeping in My Car" from Crash! Boom! Bang!; "Stars," a driving dance song from their 1999 electronica-tinged album Have a Nice Day; and "The Centre of the Heart," an insistent, tightly written song from 2001's Room Service. "Little Miss Sorrow," "Run to You," and "The Church of Your Heart" are some of the collection's other highlights. While casual fans will have their needs better-met by a Roxette collection that features their classic ballads as well, The Pop Hits is an exhilarating collection of their sugar-buzz pop moments. [The French version of this collection features a second disc with four bonus tracks: the bubblegum-like "Stupid"; the bittersweet, acoustic "Better off On Her Own"; and a pair of ballads, "Makin' Love to You" and "Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla (You Broke My Heart)."]

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