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Origin Norrhult, Sweden
Genres Dansband music
Years active1962-2012

Thorleifs was a Swedish dansband, [1] formed in 1962 in Norrhult, Kronoberg County, Sweden and led by Thorleif Torstensson. The band that sings in Swedish and many other languages, also released albums in German. It also took part in Melodifestivalen 2009 with the song "Sweet Kissin' in the Moonlight" but did not proceed into the finals.

Dansband, or danseband in Norwegian and Danish, is a Swedish term for a band that plays dansbandsmusik. Dansbandsmusik is often danced to in pairs. Jitterbug and foxtrot music are often included in this category. The music is primarily inspired by swing, schlager, country, jazz, and rock. The main influence for rock-oriented bands is the rock music of the 1950s and 1960s.

Kronoberg County County (län) of Sweden

Kronoberg County is a county or län in southern Sweden. It borders the counties of Skåne, Halland, Jönköping, Kalmar, and Blekinge. Its capital is the city of Växjö.

Sweden constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

Sweden, formal name: the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund, a strait at the Swedish-Danish border. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. Sweden has a total population of 10.2 million of which 2.5 million have a foreign background. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi). The highest concentration is in the southern half of the country.



Guitar, lead vocals and saxophone
Guitar and vocals
Drums and vocals
Keyboards and accordion
Keyboards, guitar and saxophone
Trumpet and vocals


Studio albums

Johnny Blue is a 1981 Thorleifs studio album. It peaked at 50th position at the Swedish albums chart.

Till Folkets park is a 1987 Thorleifs studio album. It peaked at 38th position at the Swedish albums chart.

Saxgodingar series

Och du tände stjärnorna is a 1994 Thorleifs album. The album peaked at 45th position at the Swedish albums chart.

Thorleifs jul is a 1998 Thorleifs Christmas album. The album was recorded inside the Strängnäs Cathedral for TV4 Vision, and peaked at 30th position at the Swedish albums chart.

Thorleifs Hit Collection is a 2002 Thorleifs double compilation album. At the album charts, it peaked at 42nd position in Sweden.

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