Sweden’s extensive impact on the music business is well known all over the world.



In our article about STIM (Swedish Performing Rights Society), we mentioned that 2017 was a record year for Swedish creators, in terms of royalties. Swedish music talents pocketed a whopping 2 billion SEK, just for their music being played on various platforms and outlets. STIM listed the top 10 most successful songs from 2017 with Swedish talent behind it.

Did you know that these worldwide hits were created by Swedes?

1. Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Created by: Max Martin, Shellback och Justin Timberlake




2. Just Like Fire – Pink
Created by: Max Martin, Shellback, Oscar Holter och Alecia Moore




3. Send My Love (To Your New Lover) – Adele
Created by:Max Martin, Shellback och Adele Adkins




4. Cake By the Ocean DNCE
Created by:Mattias Larsson, Robin Fredriksson, Justin Tranter och Joseph Jonas 




5. Lush Life – Zara Larsson
Created by: Emanuel Abrahamsson, Iman Conta Hulten, Linnea Södahl, Markus Sepehrmanesh, Christoph Bauss och Fridolin Walcher




6. Wildest Dreams – Taylor Swift
Created by: Max Martin, Shellback och Taylor Swift




7. Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
Created by: Max Martin, Tove Lo, Ali Payami, Ilya och Savan Harish Kotecha




8. Into You – Ariana Grande
Created by: Max Martin, Savan Harish Kotecha, Ilya, Alexander Kronlund, Ariana Grande




9. Side to Side – Ariana Grande ft Nicki Minaj
Created by: Max Martin, Ilya, Savan Harish Kotecha, Alexander Kronlund, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj




 

10. My House – Flo Rida
Created by: Marco Borrero, Johan Carlsson, Roy C. Hammond, Flo Rida




 

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Managing Editor at Swedes in the States
Elina Sundqvist is originally from Luleå and finished her bachelor in journalism and multimedia before moving to Los Angeles in 2016.

She is the Managing Editor at Swedes in the States. For editorial inquiries: elina@swedesinthestates.com
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