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'It Must Have Been Love': Roxette's power ballad is a masterpiece of pain

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 10 December 2019

By following the Motown blueprint of blending ecstatic music with agonised lyrics, Roxette created the ultimate breakup song — and the late Marie Fredriksson delivered it perfectly

There's a case to be made that Roxette's 'It Must Have Been Love' — sung by Marie Fredriksson, who has died after a 17-year health battle — is the greatest 80s power ballad of them all, and perhaps the greatest breakup song.

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