|Born||26 November 1944|
|Genres||Dansband music, Pop, Rock, Schlager|
Sten Torgny Söderberg (born 26 November 1944 in Varberg, Sweden) is a Swedish songwriter.He has worked a lot together with Lena Philipsson and written schlager songs such as "100%", "Kärleken är evig" and "Diggi-loo diggi-ley". "Diggi-loo diggi-ley" won the Swedish Melodifestivalen 1984 and even the Eurovision Song Contest 1984.
The United Kingdom was represented in the Eurovision Song Contest 1984 by Belle and the Devotions with the song "Love Games". It was chosen as the British entry through the A Song for Europe national selection process and placed seventh at Eurovision, receiving 63 points.
Herreys, sometimes Herrey's or Herrey, is a Swedish pop group, consisting of the three brothers Per Herrey, Richard Herrey, and Louis Herrey. They won the Eurovision Song Contest 1984 with the song "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley". Richard and Louis Herrey became the first teenage males to win Eurovision and remain the youngest ever male winners, being 19 years and 260 days and 18 years and 184 days of age respectively. In 1985, they won the Sopot International Song Festival with "Sommarparty". At the time Herreys won Eurovision, the brothers were living and working as singers in the United States. 2 Herreys continued to record and tour for a few years, but had no hits of the same magnitude as the Eurovision winner. They were the first European boyband preceding the international boom a few years later. Herreys was the bestselling pop group in Sweden in the 1980s, and enjoyed enormous success touring and performing in excess of 300 live shows. Herreys was also the first western band to be invited to tour behind the Iron Curtain in the Soviet Union, and also did shows with the big Russian star Alla Pugacheva.
Sweden has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 59 times since making its debut in 1958, missing only three contests since then. Since 1959, the Swedish entry has been chosen through an annual televised competition, known since 1967 as Melodifestivalen. At the 1997 contest, Sweden was one of the first five countries to adopt televoting. Sweden is the only country to have hosted the event in five different decades, three times in Stockholm, twice in Malmö and once in Gothenburg (1985).
Gemini are a Swedish brother and sister duo, consisting of Karin Glenmark and Anders Glenmark. The duo released two original albums: Gemini (1985) and Geminism (1987). Both albums reached the Swedish Top 20, while their success was limited to Scandinavia. Their only truly international release was the single "Just Like That".
Kikkis 15 bästa låtar is a 1984 compilation album from Swedish pop and country singer Kikki Danielsson. On the compilation, 15 songs recorded by her had been chosen. One of the songs, "Gubben i lådan", written by Lasse Holm and Torgny Söderberg, was new and became a hit.
"Fångad av en stormvind" is a song by Swedish singer-songwriter Carola Häggkvist. It was written and produced by Stephan Berg. The song is the best known as Sweden's winning entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1991 held in Rome, Italy, with 146 points.
"Si la vie est cadeau" by Jean-Pierre Millers (music) and Alain Garcia (lyrics), was the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1983, performed in French by French singer Corinne Hermès for Luxembourg.
"Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley" was the winning song in the Eurovision Song Contest 1984 performed in Swedish by a trio of brothers named Herrey's. Lyrics were written by Britt Lindeborg, and the tune by Torgny Söderberg. It was produced by Anders Engberg and Torgny Söderberg.
Schlager Metal is a 1998 album by Swedish heavy metal band Black Ingvars. On the album, they cover Melodifestivalen songs in heavy metal version. However, the first song, "Cherie", was their own and they performed it at the Swedish Melodifestivalen 1998, where it finished fifth.
Varför är kärleken röd? is a song in Swedish with text and music by Torgny Söderberg. It was sung by Swedish country and pop singer Kikki Danielsson when it finished 2nd in the Swedish Melodifestivalen 1983. Varför är kärleken röd? was also released as a single in 1983, with the song Du skriver dina kärlekssånger as the B-side.
"100% d'amour" was the Luxembourgish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1984, performed in French by 19-year-old musical newcomer Sophie Carle. Despite Luxembourg's storied history in the Contest, which included five wins at that point, Carle was only the fourth singer to represent Luxembourg who was native to the Grand Duchy, the three previous being Solange Berry in 1958, Camillo Felgen in 1960 and 1962 and Monique Melsen in 1971.
My Name is a 1989 album by Swedish pop singer Lena Philipsson. The album peaked at #10 at the Swedish album chart. On the album, she contributed as songwriter together with Torgny Söderberg. The entire album is in English and sold 130,000 copies within 2 months.
Sweden held a national preselction named Melodifestivalen 1984 to choose the entry for the Eurovision Song Contest the same year. The winner was the three brothers Herrey, consisting of Richard, Louis and Per. Their song was called "Diggi-loo diggi-ley", and was written by Britt Lindeborg and Torgny Söderberg.
Torgny is a given name. Notable people with the name include:
Curt-Eric Gunnar Holmquist is a Swedish conductor.
I Love Europe is a song written by Torgny Söderberg and Magnus Johansson, with lyrics by Ingela "Pling" Forsman. The song was performed by Christer Sjögren at Melodifestivalen 2008. On 9 February 2008 the song headed directly from the semifinal inside Scandinavium in Gothenburg to the final in the Stockholm Globe Arena on 15 March that year. Once there, the song ended up 9th. Magnus Johansson also appeared as a trumpeter. The song lyrics describes the dream of friendship and peace all across Europe, and compares the nations with one big family.
"Månsken i augusti", written by Torgny Söderberg and Lena Philipsson, is a song recorded by Lena Philipsson for her 1995 eponymous album.
This is a list of Swedish television related events from 1984.
Diggi Loo, Diggi Ley is a 1984 music album by Herreys.
Britt Lindeborg was a Swedish lyricist.
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