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What are some good or well known Norwegian songs?

Asked by partyrock (3858 points ) February 22nd, 2012

What are some good or well known Norwegian songs?

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auhsojsa's avatar

NP hopefully some more artists are named I’m interested as well!

partyrock's avatar

@auhsojsa – Yes hopefully! It sucks when you have a song in another language that you don’t know the name of !

auhsojsa's avatar

Do you remember what kind of song?

Here’s a list from wikipedia that lists the rock/pop artists

Rock and popular
Modern Norwegian pop acts include Rebekka Karijord, kaada, Furia Norway, Bertine Zetlitz, M2M, Marit Larsen, Marion Raven, Kings of Convenience, Erlend Øye, Minor Majority, Ane Brun, Briskeby, D’Sound, Datarock, Maria Haukaas Storeng, Serena Maneesh, Jaga Jazzist, Hanne Hukkelberg, Maria Solheim, Lene Marlin, Margaret Berger, Kurt Nilsen, Annie, Sondre Lerche, Maria Mena, TNT, Flunk, Venke Knutson, Thomas Dybdahl , Postgirobygget, Return, Savoy and Wig Wam.
The synthpop/-rock band a-ha is quite possibly the most successful music group ever to come out of Norway, having sold over 50 million albums worldwide.
Sissel Kyrkjebø, the singer commonly known as “Sissel”, has also reached a level of worldwide popularity – especially after her voice appeared on the soundtrack for the 1997 film Titanic. Highlights of her career include singing the Olympic hymn at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, representing Norway at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert , and performing at the invitation of tenor greats Placido Domingo and José Carreras at the first Christmas concert in Moscow after the fall of the Soviet Union.[2]
The Norwegian rock scene comprises bands such as Turbonegro, Gluecifer, BigBang, Kvelertak, Madrugada, Kaizers Orchestra and Gåte. Legends of the scene include 1980s and 90s heroes Dum Dum Boys, CC Cowboys, Jokke & Valentinerne, deLillos, Raga Rockers, Seigmen and Motorpsycho. In alternative rock, The Low Frequency in Stereo is an example of a Norwegian post-rock bands on the rise.
In recent times some Norwegian rock artists have based themselves abroad as a springboard to reach international audiences. Norwegian musicians have formed groups with British musicians. Groups formed include The Wombats and Daddysmilk.
In 2009, Norway won the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Fairytale composed and performed by Alexander Rybak. This song received the highest score ever achieved on the Eurovision Song Contest – 387 points.

downtide's avatar

I don’t know any Norwegian singers or bands but I love this song about Norway…
Saint Olav’s Gate (written by an American, Tom Russell, who lived in Norway for a while).

cazzie's avatar

I like Valkyrien All Stars. http://www.valkyrienallstars.com/

Norway is sort of well known for it’s Black Death Metal. Not a type of music I like but if you are into that, it can be searched for.

My husband is one of the biggest Motorpsycho fans you’d ever meet. I don’t like them, but at least it falls more under prog-rock and isn’t black death metal.

I am always surprised by the dialects people here, in Norway, sing in.

Can you make out any of what they are saying? Or tell me what it sounds like they are saying? I speak Norwegian, so perhaps we can figure it out that way.

Perhaps this page might lead you to a clue:

Here is a link to the Norwegian version of The Grammys.
http://www.spellemann.no/

tranquilsea's avatar

I should know as my last name is distinctively Norwegian. Alas, I married into the name.

fundevogel's avatar

@cazzie Those guys sound really good.

I’ve got a Mayhem mix a friend gave me as a gag. It doesn’t hit my metal spot, but it doesn’t bother me either. Mayhem is more interesting than their music.

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