Freestyle (Swedish band)

Freestyle was a short lived Swedish electronic music group active in the early 1980s. The original line-up consisted of Tommy Ekman, Christer Sandelin, Gigi Hamilton, Joakim Hagleitner, Anders Uddberg and Kayo Shekoni, but Kayo left the group with the release of the fourth single Vill ha dej and was replaced by Diane Corinne Söderholm, a half-sister of Rita Marley. The most notable hits of the group include "Vill ha dej", "Fantasi", "Ögon som glittrar" and "Rider omkring". "Vill ha dej" (also spelled "Vill ha dig") did stay on top of the list for 5 consecutive weeks and was covered by Swedish solo project Drömhus in 1998. Freestyle disbanded in 1983 with Ekman, Sandelin and Hamilton continuing as Style. Söderholm formed DaYeene with her sister Jeanette. Freestyle reformed for the Summer of 1998 to re-record "Fantasi" and "Ögon Som Glittrar" and to release a new compilation album. "Fantasi" became a huge hit once again and Freestyle made a one-off concert in Stockholm.

Freestyle
OriginSweden
GenresElectronic, pop, post-disco, bubblegum pop, Europop, dance-pop
Years active19801983
LabelsSound of Scandinavia, Warner Music Sweden
Associated actsStyle, DaYeene
MembersTommy Ekman
Christer Sandelin
Gigi Hamilton
Joakim Hagleitner
Anders Uddberg
Diane Corinne Söderholm
Past membersKayo Shekoni

Discography

Albums

Compilations

  • Freestyle's Bästa (1986)
  • Guldkorn-Den Kompletta Samlingen (1998) #2
  • Golden Hits/2CD (1998)

Singles

  • "Take Me Home" (1980)
  • "Running Away" (1980)
  • "Vill ha dej/I Want You" (1980) #1
  • "Fantasi" (1981) #13
  • "Rider omkring" (1981)
  • "Nära dej" (1981)
  • "Bubblar" (1981)
  • "Är det värt..." (1981)
  • "One More Ride/Fantasy" (1981)
  • "Ögon som glittrar" (1982) #3
  • "Att leka med känslor" (1982)
  • "Modiga agenter/Vill du ha en del av min sommar" (1982) #13
  • "Mission Impossible/Hard to Handle" (1982)
  • "Fingers in Motion" (1983)
  • "Musiken gör mig vild/Nattens dockor" (1983)
  • "Fantasi/10" (1991)
  • "C&N Medley '98/DJ Promotion" (1998)
  • "Fantasi '98" (1998) #37
  • "Ögon som glittrar '98" (1998)

References

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