Staffan Öfwerman

Spotify – Staffan Participates

The details about some of the 
tracks on the Spotify Playlist

This playlist contains music where Staffan Öfwerman appear as a musician, singer or producer.
Below you will find a list of the songs. Hopefully it's all correct, but sometimes things are forgotten. 
Here is a link to the Spotify Playlist (make sure you follow the playlist) – PLAYLIST

There is also an interview with Staffan on the podcast called Roxcast. Check it out on Spotify (around 40 mins).

Fading like a flower (Every time you leave) – Roxette
I added multiple vocal overdubs to this track, and my high-pitched voice is most prominent in the part where the lyrics go “Can’t let go” (around 01:40). In addition, I provided backing vocals along with Per and Marie on the chorus for the “Every time you leave the room” parts.

Let Us Take You Higher  – Staffan Öfwerman
The music on this track, which was released in March 2023, is a collaboration between myself and Angie Kuske, who wrote the lyrics. I played all the instruments and created every sound on the recording. I also took on the roles of recording engineer, mixer, and producer to bring the song to life. 

Sleeping in my car – Roxette
Another Roxette track. Here you find me on a lot of backing vocal overdubs with Per and Marie. 

Punch In, Punch Out – Staffan Öfwerman
This is a track that I released in August 2022, with music by myself and lyrics by Angie Kuske and me. I played all the instruments and created all the sounds that you hear on this recording. Additionally, I handled the recording, mixing, and production myself. A music video for this track is also available on YouTube.

Don't Give Up – Woodgrove/Ofwerman
This one was recorded in the ’90s, but not released until 2022. On this track, I provided lead vocals, acoustic drums, harmonica, and keyboards. Most of the recordings were done in the first take, which gives the track a lot of live performance feelings. 

How do you do? – Roxette
On this track, I collaborated with Per, Marie, and Vicki Benckert for the backing vocals, and I did a lot of shouting, particularly towards the end of the song. Those familiar with my voice will easily recognize it in these parts. 

Shelley is in a play – Staffan Öfwerman
This is a track that was released in November 2020 with music by me and lyrics by Angie Kuske. All the sounds you hear on this recording were created by me. I also handled the recording, mixing, and production myself. Additionally, there is a music video available for this track on YouTube. 

Fireworks – Roxette 
This track is from the Crash, Boom, Bang album. On Fireworks, it’s me on backing vocals. 

The Look – Live in Sydney – Roxette
This is a live performance of “The Look,” recorded during the 1991 Joyride World Tour in Sydney, Australia. In addition to playing electronic percussion, I also provided a lot of backing vocals along with Vicki Benckert. 

Mellan sommar och höst – Marie Fredriksson
This is from Marie’s solo album. On this track, she brought me, Mia Lindgren, and her personal assistant Ulf Andreasson/Barthel in for backing vocals, named the “Friends choir.” 

Early Train – Staffan Öfwerman 
This track was released in March 2022, with music and lyrics by me and Angie Kuske, respectively. I created all the sounds on this recording and was responsible for the recording, mixing, and production. Additionally, there is a 360 video for this track available on YouTube, which is best viewed on YouTube VR with a VR headset. If you’re watching on a smartphone, you can turn around to view the video. If you’re watching on a browser, you’ll need to scroll around. Be sure to set the video quality to the best available on YouTube. 

Harleys & Indians – Roxette
Backing vocals by me on this one.  

Två – ZZAJ
This song was a B-side on a single and possibly included on one of the albums. I arrived at Soundtrade Studio in Solna, just outside of Stockholm, to record my part. The band had already played their portion, and Billy Bolero wanted me to play some soft jazz-type piano on the track. Since I am self-taught and not a proper piano player, it was pretty strange to sit alone in front of a grand piano in a large studio room and hear the track in my headphones. I improvised all of it while hearing the track in my headphones, with no chords, score, or anything else to guide me. The final recording likely used the first or maybe the second take, and it was all done in one take. 

Daddys little boy – Grand Pop Station
I wrote this song in the 90s, and later my bandmate Gunnar By-Skoglund helped me with it. We recorded a demo, but it was never released. Years later, I formed my band Grand Pop Station with some friends. This single was our first release, and I am the lead vocalist and played all the keyboards (except the Hammond organ). I recorded, arranged, and mixed it in my newly built home studio, Red Room Studio, around 2009. It also features a fantastic guitar solo by Per Hesselrud. 

Om du kommer – ZZAJ
During a rehearsal for a series of gigs in the UK with the band 1, 2, 3,
guitarist Billy Bolero asked me to stay afterward and try out some new material with a new singer named Anna Nederdal. In the rehearsal room, the three of us played this song, and Billy asked me to play it with a feel similar to that of singer Sade’s music. We later recorded it in a studio, and it became a small hit in Sweden, receiving a lot of airplay. On this track, I play the electric piano, clavinet, and synth flute, and my own created Yamaha DX7 sounds were used in a sequenced loop in the background. 

Almost unreal – Roxette
This Roxette track was originally called “Hocus Pocus” on the first cassette I received from Per Gessle before heading to the studio. It was later included in the soundtrack for the Mario Bros movie. On this song, you can hear me providing backing vocals. 

What becomes of the broken hearted – Staffan Öfwerman
This track was released in February 2020, and it’s a cover of the classic Motown song. All the sounds on this recording were created by me, and I am also responsible for the recording, mixing, and cover photo. The arrangement is heavily inspired by a version by keyboardist Dave Stewart.

What's she like – Roxette
Another track from the Crash, Boom, Bang album with me on backing vocals. 

Genom natten – Irma
This is from an album with Swedish singer Irma Schultz. Billy Bolero (from the ZZAJ project) called me to play keyboards on this track, which was recorded in Polar Studio A, also known as the ABBA studio. 

Walking on sunshine – Chris Jobe
This was a project produced by me and Gunnar By-Skoglund (aka Woodgrove/Ofwerman). I programmed and sampled a lot of sounds, including farts and burps, and recorded it with my own voice, but we wanted a girl to sing this one. So, Gunnar found Chris Jobe (Kicki Jobe) in his neighborhood, and we recorded it in the home studio at Gunnar’s place. Gunnar and I also shouted “Hey!” in the background. 

Rise 'n' Shine – Staffan Öfwerman
This is a track that was released in August 2020, with words and music by me. All the sounds you hear on this recording were created by me. I also did the recording, mixing, and production. There’s also a video for this track on YouTube. 

Lies – Roxette
I provided just backing vocals on this track. 

Small talk – Roxette
This one is from the Joyride album. You can hear me with my high-pitched voice in the chorus singing “Small, small talk” behind Marie, and then with a rockier voice singing “Come on now” together with Marie. 

We take care – The Breeze
“The Breeze” was a duo consisting of myself and Gunnar By-Skoglund. We played all the instruments ourselves and had a lot of fun recording the music. The lyrics to this song were written on pieces of paper – we wrote one-liners and threw all the pieces up in the air, then tried to make lyrics out of the pieces they landed next to. I sang lead vocals and played many of the instruments. I also wrote most of the music and lyrics for the chorus, which we both put together to create a complete song. On this recording, there is also a real bagpipe played by Ulf Schönberg. When I wrote the music, it happened to be in the same key as a bagpipe plays, although I didn’t know this at the time. So it was just pure luck, but a lot of work went into tuning the tape machine and the bagpipe after the song changes key at the end. 

Love is all (Shine your light on me) – Roxette
Roxette again (a lot on this playlist). I did the backing vocals, and the track was recorded in the EMI studio outside Stockholm, Sweden, like many of the Roxette tracks were back then. In the outro of the song, you can hear me with Per and Marie, and possibly Vicki Benckert, although I’m not sure if she was on this track. 

Joyride – Live in Sydney – Roxette
This is a live recording from Sydney, Australia. I play keyboards and percussion and backing vocals. The keyboard parts I play are the brass part in the middle 8 around 2:48 and the high notes in the choruses during the end. The rest is played by my brother Clarence, who is the main keyboard player. 

När du ändå tänker gå – Irma
Back in the Polar studio with Irma. Here you can hear me playing the Hammond Organ. 

(Do you get) Excited? – Roxette
I’m on backing vocals on this one, with Mia Lindgren. On the Joyride tour, I used to start this song playing the intro on the keyboard when it was the first encore on the Joyride tour. 

Det spelar ingen Roll (Rock'n'Roll) – Stilmord 
The first single released by Swedish group Stilmord on Polar Music, in 1982. The music was written by me and the lyrics by Keith Almgren. I was also the lead singer and played piano on this track. Warner Music re-released the track digitally during the summer 2021 together with other song recorded by the band back then.   

Tänker på dig – ZZAJ
Me playing keyboards and a lot of synth programming. I used to create a lot of sounds for the Yamaha DX7 in these years, and I had a really large sound bank full of new sounds. 

Shine your love – Grand Pop Station 
This is a song that was written for The Breeze and also released by The Breeze. A couple of years later, I re-used the song with my band project Grand Pop Station. This one is recorded in my old home studio, and here you find me on lead and backing vocals, together with the band members as well. I’m playing all the keyboard parts, and I am also producing the recording. There is also a funny low budget video on YouTube for the song which I edited and directed. The video was shot in Stockholm, just around the corner from where I live nowadays. 

Joyride (live MTV Unplugged) – Roxette 
This is the last live performance I did with Roxette. Here you can hear me on backing vocals and percussion (mostly tambourine), and of course, whistling. There are some great versions on the MTV Unplugged recording, recorded at Circus in Stockholm. 

Digitalt tidsinställt liv – Rabalder 
This is actually the same band as Stilmord (more info in the book), but we decided to change the name of the band when we moved to a new record label. The track was written by me and released in 1984. I am is the lead singer, and I also play piano and synth here. 

Stars – Roxette
This song was recorded a couple of years after I wasn’t in Roxette anymore. They wanted a children’s choir and since I was the one with the oldest kids, Clarence, who was the producer, called me and asked if I could arrange a group of kids singing the chorus. I rehearsed with friends of my daughter, Jackie, and recorded them one by one to find if they all could sing the part. And they all did a great job. So we went to the studio one night after school and recorded the vocals. 

Church of your heart – Roxette
Another track from the Joyride album where you can hear me on backing vocals. The video for this song was recorded during the Joyride tour, and some shots were filmed on stage in Sydney, Australia. 

Time Bomb – Staffan Öfwerman 
When my first solo single was released, it was a song called Young, written by Per Gessle. It was the first single ever released on his brand-new label, Jimmy Fun Records. As a B-side, I wrote Time Bomb. But on this new recorded version, released August 2020, I’m playing all the instruments and recorded the track on my own. So this is the same song, but a new recording and using some of the retro sounds to take you back to the good old days. 

I love the sound of crashing guitars – Roxette 
Another track from Roxette with me on backing vocals. 

Shine your love – The Breeze 
This is the same song as the one Grand Pop Station recorded. But this is the original version written by me and Gunnar By-Skoglund. Here you can hear me on lead vocals and also on flute. I’m also playing live drums on this track, together with a drum machine. The rest of the instruments are played by me and Gunnar By-Skoglund. 

I'm into you – Lavin This is Lavin. A duo with Martin Nordström on lead vocals and my son, Hampus Öfwerman, on various instruments. In this song, mixed by me, you can hear me playing the toms (large drums) throughout the song. 

Fingertips – Roxette 
This song is from the Tourism album, which was recorded on different locations during the Joyride tour around the world. Me on tambourine. 

Ska vi (till Ska-musik)? – Stilmord 
This is one of the first demos recorded by the band Stilmord. Music by Mattias Torell and me, well, Mattias wrote the chords and I wrote the melody. Lyrics by Keith Almgren. On this track, I’m the Lead singer and I also play the Hammond Organ and the melody on glass bottles and wine glasses. 

Sleep in my bed – Grand Pop Station
One of my old songs that was recorded by my band Grand Pop Station. Music and lyrics by me. It’s me on lead vocals and most of the keyboards. The whole band on backing vocals. During the end, I am playing a trumpet part on keyboard, but the idea was to have the drummer. “Isak” (who played the trumpet years ago in school) to play a real trumpet, but that didn’t work out that well, so the keyboard trumpet was used instead. 

The Look (Live on MTV Unplugged) – Roxette 
Another track from the MTV Unplugged concert with Roxette. I’m the one on tambourine and backing vocals. 

Sekunder och Timmar – Stilmord 
This song was written by me, and recorded as a demo in 1983, but first released in 2022. I am the Lead singer.  

Shine your love (dance mix) – The Breeze
This is just another version of the song released as a CD with The Breeze. In this version, there are only me and Gunnar. No backing vocals by the girls. The backing vocals are only the two of us. And the computerized voice in the beginning is made by me with an old speech program on my old Atari 1040ST computer. In the middle part of the song, I found a synthesizer in the studio with some nice string sounds, so I arranged some string parts played by me on this version. 

Here comes the weekend – Roxette
This song, from the Tourism album, was recorded in a hotel room in Buenos Aires. Pelle Alsing playing the drums using a suitcase as a bass drum. I’m playing “Eggz” (rhythm shakers). 

Heaven is (a Paradise) 
A song basically written by me, but put together into a complete song by me and Gunnar By-Skoglund. Most of the instruments are programmed by me. The guitars and bass played by Gunnar. I am also playing live drums on top of programmed drums. Lead vocals by me. Backing vocals by Gunnar and me. 

Du är helt underbar (Ballad) – Stilmord 
This is a slow demo version of this song and played on a piano by me in Polar Music studios. I also play a live synth on top of the piano in the bridge parts. Johan Melbi is singing the backing vocals and the beat is a rhythm machine. Music by me and also all the lyrics except for one sentence written by Keith Almgren. 

Cinnamon Street – Roxette
Recorded in Copenhagen, with me and Vicki Benckert on backing vocals (more of those towards the end of the song).

Semester – Lovisa
A happy summer song recorded by a young Lovisa (daughter of the guitarist, Per Hesselrud, from Grand Pop Station). The song was written by me and my daughter Jackie Öfwerman many years ago. All the instruments played and programmed by me. 

Shadows in the dark – Grand Pop Station
One of the tracks recorded by the band Grand Pop Station. Words and music by me. Lead vocals (actually with some auto-tune effect in some parts) and all keyboards played by me. I am also playing some mandolin on this recording. Recorded in my home studio. 

Sunshine afterglow – Chris Jobe 
The B-side of the Walking on sunshine single with Chris Jobe. Gunnar By-Skoglund and I programmed all the sounds and used a lot of Chris’ voices from the first track, making a new song to complete the CD with 2 songs. Music by me and Gunnar. Not much you can call lyrics on this one. The wild man shouting “A-ri-tiii” was sampled from a voice sample CD. It added a little humor to the song. 

Dina Ögon – Rabalder
As mentioned before, this is the same band as Stilmord, but on a new record label. This is the A-side on the bands’ last single. Words and Music by me. I’m also responsible for the Lead vocals and the piano. 

This is for real – Grand Pop Station
Another song written by me. The lyrics are about the planet and how we all slowly destroy our planet. It’s me on lead vocals and most of the keyboards. I also wrote the guitar melody, but it really came alive when Per Hesselrud put his fingers on the strings. Recorded in my home studio.  

Vecko-Revyn (Demo Version) – Stilmord
This is one of the songs recorded in the studio when the band was trying out songs for our second single (“Förbjuden Kärlek”). This one didn’t make it to the vinyl, but the song was pretty popular during our live gigs. Words and Music by me. I am also the Lead vocalist on this song. 

The Rain – Roxette 
Me on backing vocals, together with Mia Lindgren. 

Two Pieces – Staffan Öfwerman 
This is a track released by me in March 2020. Words and music by me. All the sounds you can hear on this recording are made by me. The recording, mixing and production is also done by me, myself and I. 

Rikedom – Stilmord 
A lot of Stilmord recordings were released for the first time on digital platforms during 2021 and 2022. This song, written by me, was recorded during a production rehearsal in a school in the early 80s. Recorded from the front of house mixing desk. I am the lead singer here. 

The Big L – Roxette 
It’s me on backing vocals. On the Joyride tour, I played the harmonica on this song, but on the studio album this is played by guitarist Jonas Isacsson. There is a video on YouTube of this song, recorded in Sydney, like many other songs the American video team recorded there. 

Ett Skådespel – Rabalder 
You probably know by now that Rabalder is actually Stilmord. This is one of three songs recorded for the last single, but this is the song that didn’t make it to the single release. The music is written by me and the words by me and Linus Torell. It’s me on Lead vocals. 

I remember you – Roxette 
This song was only released on the Swedish version of the Joyride vinyl album. I was told during the time of the release, a lot of vinyl albums were imported from outside of Sweden to make them cheaper. So one thing to get around this problem for the record company, was to record a unique version for those buying the local version. So this song was at the time only released on the Swedish version of the album. It’s me on backing vocals. A lot of “Na-na-na-na.” 

Kärleken är blind – Stilmord 
From the first single by Stilmord. Me on lead vocals. Recorded in Polar Studios, in 1982. I wrote the music and also the lyrics except for one sentence which was written by Keith Almgren. 

Du är helt Underbar – Stilmord 
The B-side of the second single by Stilmord. It’s me on Lead vocals and keyboards. Music by me and also the words, except for one sentence which was written by Keith Almgren. Sometimes when I got stuck, I asked Keith if he had any suggestions for the line where I couldn’t find any good words. 

Dangerous MTV Unplugged Version – Roxette 
As You already know, MTV Unplugged was the last time I played live with Roxette. This is one of the songs from that concert where I play percussion and backing up the vocals.   

You Can Do What You Do – Staffan Öfwerman 
This song was released by me in July 2020. Another one of my old demos recorded all over again and all the sounds played by me again. The lyrics were only written as guides but finalized for this new recording. 

Förbjuden Kärlek – Stilmord 
The second single from Stilmord, released in 1982. Words and Music by me. I am also on lead vocals and keyboards. 

Fading like a flower – Dancing DJs 
This is a remix of the Roxette song. And there is a lot of me and my voice in the backing vocals, especially the “Can’t let go” part again and again. 

Hemma bra, men borta bäst – Stilmord 
This song was written by my brother, Clarence. It was written for his band Overture, but never released. I did like the song and introduced it to my band Stilmord. This is a live recording during a production rehearsal in 1983. Recorded on cassette from the front of house mixer and released as a digital track in November 2021. It’s me on Lead vocals. 

Flicka på beställning – Stilmord 
This one was written by me. The lyrics are in Swedish, and about how you can order your girlfriend, which is almost You can do in some dating apps nowadays, but not back then when this was written in 1982. It’s me on Lead Vocals. 

Fading like a flower – Roxette 
Another DJ mix release of Fading like a flower. And I’m still on backing vocals, but appearing most during the end from around 2:10. 

Det spelar ingen Roll (Rock'n'Roll) [Demo] – Stilmord 
This is a demo of the first single released by Stilmord. This demo was recorded at Polyvox Studio in Stockholm by Lasse Westman as producer and engineer in 1981. It was released on digital platforms for the first time in 2022 and mastered from an old cassette. But it still sounds pretty ok. Music by me. Lyrics by Keith Almgren. 

Systrar & Bröder - Efva Attling 
I’m on backing vocals here, together with Marie Fredriksson, Niklas Strömstedt, Marianne Flynner, Lasse Lindbom, and Anders Engström. During the end, there is a children’s choir added as well. I actually wrote the chords for this, listening to Efva’s vocals on top of a drum machine. 

Magic of My Power - Woodgrove / Ofwerman 
The second release from Woodgrove / Ofwerman. This is a track me and Gunnar BySkoglund recorded as a demo in the studio in the 90's. But it wasn't released until 2022. It's me on lead vocals and real drums on top of a drum loop. 

There are a lot of other songs with Staffan, but a lot of them are not available on Spotify. But maybe this list will be updated one day. New songs added and maybe some songs might be added to the playlist. So don't forget to follow the playlist on Spotify to make sure you can see when new songs are added.