Sweden is one of the largest exporters of music in the world. Known for its relatively high number of songwriters and producers, you may be surprised by how many of your favorite songs have a Swedish origin. Needless to say, there are many great Swedish artists, too. From classics like ABBA to current pop artists such as Zara Larsson and Avicii, Sweden is well-represented across music genres.
Living in Stockholm, you will use the Tunnelbana and other forms of public transport to go places. Your commute may be a good time to check out some Swedish music – and maybe, your knowledge of local artists will even make for an easy conversation starter with the locals!
Avicii – Waiting for Love
Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson – Symphony
Veronica Maggio – Vi mot världen
Lune – Leave the World Behind
Lykke Li – I Follow Rivers
Håkan Hellström – Det kommer aldrig va över för mig
Laleh – Aldrig bli som förr
ABBA – Waterloo
About the Author
Nick (age 22) studies environmental social science at Stockholm University. A Dutch native, he moved to Stockholm two years ago. Although once the very worst at finding artsy coffee places and affordable restaurants, he now has an eye for what’s going on in the city. Likes: hiking in nature and spontaneous meet-ups with friends. Still afraid of the dark Swedish winters.