Some bad news today. One of the most iconic Swedish pop groups of the century, OF ALL TIME, have announced that they are to split at New Year.
After two albums, one EP, and an ever-impressive repertoire of the kind of belters that no other artist is or was doing, they are no more. Cecilia, Elina, and Bodil (after original member Johanna left a few years back) announced today that once they finish up their current tour, that’s it. All three will begin work on new projects, with lead singer Cecilia first out of the blocks with a solo career next year.
A big disappointment that we won’t be hearing any more new music from them in the future. But let’s look back over the bestest songs that they gave us during their time together.
Below we countdown the Top 10 Timoteij highlights. And behold – a Spotify playlist that plays out like an absolute dream. A shame we had to wake up…
Thank you for the tunes, girls.
10: Högt Över Ängarna
The opening track of their first album, this song perfectly sets the tone for the sound and style that the girls were to embark on over their seven years together.
09: Milky Way
Timoteij try their hand at the tropical house trend of last year. And succeed.
Who can argue with a chorus that runs out of steam halfway through, and just reverts to “la-la-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la-laaa”?
07: Ta Mig Till Sommaren
Timoteij’s ode to longing for the summer to arrive. But who needs sunshine when you can bask in the blissful glow of this banger.
06: Dansar i Månens Sken
A ludicrous remake of the eighties Swedish classic by Suzzie Tapper’s Suzzie’s Orkester. Better than the original, naturally.
This might not have been one of their two Melodifestivalen entries, but it was one song more than any of their others that sounds like it was tailor made for a Eurovision Song Contest win.
Simultaneously one of the ridiculously brilliant and brilliantly ridiculous songs that we’ve featured on here during our eight years online. The dubstep genre both peaked and died out during this song’s middle eight.
03: Stormande Hav
For their comeback to Melodifestivalen in 2012, their traditional sound was ramped up to the highest possible BPM, given an enduring hit of poppers, and pushed out onto the stage to sparkle for millions of Swedes. Job done.
It should have been their Melodifestivalen 2011 entry. And we would’ve campaigned hard for it to become their Eurovision 2011 entry.
The song that started it all. And which remains their finest moment, and their biggest contribution to Scandipop music. A Swedish folk song that’s been chemically injected and clubbed up to euphoria. Genuinely one of our Top 10 favourite songs of all time.