Julmusik is in the air. We’re sure you already know that Sweden is one of the world’s leading exporters of popular music. From the success of Roxette, Ace of Base and ABBA (who became one of the most successful pop groups of all time) to recent superstars Zara Larsson and Avicii. Swedish advent means nothing without Swedish julmusik!
Swedish producers and songwriters are amongst the global elite who collaborate with some of the most famous international artists today. One big name to look out for is Max Martin.
So, it’s Christmas and it will come as no surprise that Sweden boasts an extensive and varied range of festive music guaranteed to fill our snow boots with Christmas cheer! Swedish advent wouldn’t be complete without Swedish advent julmusik!
Swedeish Advent classic julmusik
Much the same as in other countries across the world music is so important to Swedes at Christmas time. Carol music communicates messages of peace and love and often tell the Christmas story. Christmas music sparks happy memories, brings all ages together and whether we’re singing whilst decorating the Christmas tree, watching our favourite pop artist blast out Christmas tunes or joining a congregation for a church service, it brings so much joy to us all.
It’s almost impossible to narrow it down but here are five of our best loved newbie picks. Of course, all sang by Swedish artists.
- Välkommen hem – E.M.D
- Jul, Jul strålande jul – Carola Häggkvist
- Jag kommer hem igen till jul – Peter Jöback
- Fira jul med mig – Linnea Henriksson
- Stad I ljus – Tommy Körberg
If you are looking for some background music to play whilst tucking in to your julbord this year then here is a link to twenty of the most played julsånger of 2022.
And if you are a fan of Swedish julmusik, please let us know your favorite in the comments.