Radio Northern Europe International’s Playlists

This page contains playlists for the current year (2023). Previous years & RNEIxtra are found in the dropdown next to playlists.

The format for our playlists is:
Artist – Title (With YouTube Link) [Country Flag]
Rose’s comments on the songs.
[📅: Release Date – ▶️: Spotify Streams – 🔎: Source – 🔠: Categories]

#45 September 2023 -Spotify Playlist-

Scandipop.co.uk’s Song of the Month

  • ÁSDÍS – Angel Eyes 🇮🇸
    Icelandic born, Germany-residing artist ÁSDÍS brings us this fabulous synth-pop track 😀
    [📅: 2023.06.23 – ▶: 559k – 🔎: scandipop.co.uk – 🔠: Big Artist]
  • KUUMAA – Tulipalo 🇫🇮
    Here’s a massive Finnish hit with a stream count over 3x the population of Finland! I feel it’s quite catchy and enjoyable to listen to and hope you do too :3
    [📅: 2023.03.30 – ▶: 16.2m – 🔎: Spotify Recommendations – 🔠: Big Artist]
  • Ivy Lane – Untouchable 🇸🇪
    A fantastic, mellow synth-pop song from new pop-duo Ivy Lane from Sweden, I find this one quite relaxing to listen to ^_^
    [📅: 2023.08.11 – ▶: 24.2k – 🔎: Spotify Recommendations – 🔠: Small Artist]
  • Julia Alfrida – Like A Bass 🇸🇪
    Swedish artist Julia Alfrida is back after almost a year with this punchy bop of a song, I love the energy in this one! 😀
    [📅: 2023.07.07 – ▶: 13.9k – 🔎: Artist Releases – 🔠: Small Artist]
  • Gabba – Luohtejumezagat Sámi
    Spellemannsprisen Tradisjonsmusikk 2022 winning Sámi band Gabba, which means Ivory Coated Reindeer, bring us this lovely Joik!
    [📅: 2022.04.08 – ▶: 9.9k – 🔎: Radio Nova – 🔠: Small ArtistTraditional/Folk]
  • Zakku, Nakanojojo & Arigato Yuina – Matcha Love 🇯🇵
    Japanese artists Zakku, Nakanojojo & Arigato Yuina bring us this upbeat, crisp, dance-pop duet (Introduced by Arigato Yuina). With retro vibes scattered throughout the backing track to accompany the pretty and catchy vocals, I love this track and it’s become my most listened to song over the past 365 days! ^_^
    [📅: 2020.07.10 – ▶: 204k️ – 🔎: Spotify Recommendations – 🔠: Small Artist]

RNEI’s Song Through Time Mix: You’re Beautiful

  • Here is an interesting genre mashup for this month’s song through time featuring a well known song, I hope you like it 🙂
    • James Blunt – You’re Beautiful 🇬🇧
      [📅: 2005.08.08 – ▶: 805m – 🔠: Big Artist]
    • Amazonics – You’re Beautiful 🇧🇷
      [📅: 2017.08.25 – ▶: 1.1m – 🔠: Big Artist]
    • Roger Robin – You’re Beautiful 🇬🇧
      [📅: 2010.05.04 – ▶: 203k – 🔠: Small Artist]
    • Paratone & S:NE – You’re Beautiful 🇩🇪
      [📅: 2023.07.07 – ▶: 203k – 🔠: Big Artist]
  • WNDR – Get Down (RNEI Data Extended Edit) 🇳🇴
    WNDR Won’t let us down with this data-encompassing bop of a dance track!
    [📅: 2023.05.26 – ▶: 18.4k – 🔎: Spotify Recommendations – 🔠: Big ArtistDance]

Mamma’s Mest Metal

  • Martha Tilston – Bigger Bridges 🇬🇧
    [📅: 2021.09.24 – ▶: 16.7k]
  • Superslow – Hello 🇳🇴
    [📅: 2023.03.10 – ▶: 8.7k]
  • Blomst – Økernsenteret 🇳🇴
    [📅: 2023.04.13 – ▶: 26.2k]
  • Aktiv Dödshjelp – Brusjan 🇳🇴
    [📅: 2021.05.14 – ▶: 41.7k]

Stephen’s Feature on the Isle of Weight Artist Angelina Grimshaw

  • JC & Angelina Grimshaw – Mountain Ramble 🇬🇧
    [📅: 2015 – ▶: NA]
  • Angelina Grimshaw – January butterfly 🇬🇧
    [📅: 2016.12.02 – ▶: NA]
  • Angelina Grimshaw – Bye Bye Bye 🇬🇧
    [📅: 2019 – ▶: NA]
  • Angelina Grimshaw – Dark Heart 🇬🇧
    [📅: 2016.12.02 – ▶: NA]

DK Radio #2 (Channel 292, 💿= Record Label)

  • ESSEL – Lennon (Original Mix) 🇬🇧
    When I first heard of this song, the most striking audio feature that got me right away was the donk sound, right at the beginning. Then the message of its lyrics is something that I resonate with lately.
    [📅: 2023.06.01 – ▶: 4.6m – 💿: Toolroom Productions]
  • Mochakk fr. Joni – Da Fonk (Koniick Edit) 🇧🇴
    While discovering this edit of the song, first thought was that it reminded me of a deadmau5 song. The rest of the song is pure funkiness.
    [📅: 2023.07.06 – ▶: NA – 💿: NA]
  • deadmau5 – Maths 🇨🇦
    One of my all-time favorite classics from deadmau5.
    [📅: 2012.01.01 – ▶: 6.6m – 💿: mau5trap Recordings]
  • Mike Richards – Turn up the lights (Original Mix) 🇬🇧
    Stellar voice, banger House rhythm.
    [📅: 2023.06.09 – ▶: NA – 💿: Full Dance Records]
  • Disposal Beats – Funky Store 🇬🇧
    Originally, I found this song over a collection of Various Artists album, called “Funky House Deluxe 2023” from Garage Recordings. I still don’t know their origins, but this is the first track I found from them. Pretty solid.
    [📅: 2023.08.01 – ▶: NA – 💿: Garage Recordings]
  • Alexander Som & Elte – After Love 🇪🇸
    This sells me the summer vibes in House music. Funky, warm, bright, with deep vocals. Perfect.
    [📅: 2023.06.09 – ▶: 65.5k – 💿: Club Sweat]
  • Luanmer ft. fss.s – Sparkle 🇲🇽
    A Future Funk tune that I’ve found to be a perfect bridge between the Funky House music and the current meme entry. Anime aesthetic with funky vibes.
    [📅: 2021.09.03 – ▶: 47.7k – 💿: Self-release]
  • Yoko Takahashi x Aqua – A Cruel Barbie’s Thesis (Mashup) 🇻🇳
    One of the meme song entries that quickly ended up becoming one of the most popular mashup of this summer.
    [📅: 2023.07.25 – ▶: 1.2m on YouTube – 💿: NA]

#44 August 2023 -Spotify Playlist-

  • BESS & Nopsakalka – Viisi Kesää (RNEI Radio Edit) 🇫🇮
    Starting off the show is this track from well-known Finnish artist BESS and her producer Nopsakalka. Great singing and a bopping backing got this one in my head!
    [📅: 2021.07.02 – ▶: 6.3M – 🔎: Spotify Recommendations – 🔠: Big Artist]

Scandipop.co.uk’s Song of the Month

  • September – Ocean Of Love 🇸🇪
    Petra Marklund has created this track under her stage name September as a disco tribute to Pride!
    [📅: 2023.07.28 – ▶: 28.2k – 🔎: Scandipop.co.uk – 🔠: Big Artist]
  • Neon Capital – Open Doors (RNEI Radio Edit) 🇩🇰
    80s-style Synthwave at it’s finest! It’s a treat to be able to play you all this retro-inspired gem!
    [📅: 2023.07.07 – ▶: 11.7k – 🔎: Scandipop.co.uk – 🔠: Small Artist]
  • Kryger – Se på meg nå 🇳🇴
    Introduced by Kryger from Sandnes, a small city south of Stavanger in Norway, comes this track I really enjoy the upbeat punchy vocals and indie sound to this track!
    [📅: 2023.05.26 – ▶: 6993 – 🔎: Radio Nova – 🔠: Small Artist]
  • Najana – Joik of the Turning Tide *Sámi*
    Here is a fantastic, atmospheric and powerful joik (said as yoik) from Sámi artist Najana.
    [📅: 2023.03.25 – ▶: 11.7k – 🔎: Radio Nova – 🔠: Small Artist Traditional/Folk]
  • Aintops – 夏別れ (Summer Farewell) 🇯🇵
    Beautiful, emotive and pretty is how I’d describe this gorgeous instrumental piece that sounds just like it was from an emotional anime movie!
    [📅: 2021.08.25 – ▶: 64.4k – 🔎: Spotify Recommendations – 🔠: Small Artist]

RNEI’s Song Through Time Mix: Vill ha dej / Vill ha dig

  • Here is our first “Song Through Time” mix of a popular Swedish track “I want you” performed by Freestyle (1980), Drömhus (1998), KEiiNO (2019) & Loreen (2004). It’s quite interesting hearing a song evolve isn’t it!
    • Freestyle – Vill ha dej 🇸🇪
      [📅: 1980/1981 – ▶: 31.1m – 🔠: Big Artist]
    • Drömhus – Vill ha dig 🇸🇪
      [📅: 1998- ▶: 12.2m – 🔠: Big Artist]
    • KEiiNO – Vill ha dig 🇳🇴
      [📅: 2019.09.20 – ▶: 3.1m – 🔠: Big Artist]
    • Loreen – Vill ha dig 🇸🇪
      [📅: 2004.11.11 – ▶: 578k – 🔠: Big Artist]
  • うさこ // Kotu & Project Miyu – Chain of Love (RNEI Rap-Removal Edit) 🇯🇵
    From Kotu, the DJ who made “U and Me” with Yuka a few years ago, comes this head-bopping, relaxed, funky dance track that I really love!
    [📅: 2022.04.22 – ▶: 151k – 🔎: Hearing “U and Me” on Radio Joystick- 🔠: Small ArtistDance]
  • Sunlounger & Zara Taylor – Try to be Love (RNEI Radio & Data Edit) 🇩🇪&🇨🇦
    Requested by our long-time listener, Sunwave, comes this uplifting, energetic dance track to end the show with the data embedded inside!
    [📅: 2014.07.18 – ▶: 1.5M – 🔎: Request: Sunwave – 🔠: Big ArtistDance]

Mamma’s Penguin Paradox

Stephen’s Feature on the Lithuanian band Garbanotas

  • Garbanotas Bosistas – Long Ago Far Away 🇱🇹
    [📅: 2017.11.07 – ▶: 180k]
  • Garbanotas – Jūros Dugne 🇱🇹
    [📅: 2018.12.04 – ▶: 213k]
  • Garbanotas – Kūnas dangaus 🇱🇹
    [📅: 2023.02.23 – ▶: 137k]

#43 July 2023 –Spotify Playlist

  • Ryu Su Jeong – Daydreaming 🇰🇷
    Starting off the show with mellow summer vibes is this gorgeous little known track from Ryu Su Jeong’s album “Archive of Emotions”.
    [📅: 2023.04.20 – ▶: 32.8k – 🔎: Spotify Recommendations – 🔠: Small Artist]
  • Makoto Rita – Path 🇺🇸
    Here’s a dreamy, pretty song from an upcoming American virtual artist that has gotten stuck in my head this month, I hope you love it as much as I do!
    [📅: 2023.06.27 – ▶: 0 – 🔎: YouTube – 🔠: Small Artist]
  • Dajana, Mamie & Zoro – Big Bad Surprise 🇷🇸-🇳🇬-🇸🇪
    Genderfluid, Serbian-born, half-Nigerian, Swedish singer Dajana brings us this punchy and catchy summer number that I feel you’ll all enjoy!
    [📅: 2023.06.02 – ▶: 1563 – 🔎: Spotify Recommendations – 🔠: Small Artist]
  • The Crayon Set – Sunlounger 🇮🇪
    Irish band The Crayon Set is back with this gentle, soothing summer hit that feels so easy to listen to!
    [📅: 2023.07.14 – ▶: NA – 🔎: Artist Submission – 🔠: Small Artist]

Scandipop.co.uk’s Song of the Month

  • EYJAA – Summer Hungover 🇩🇰-🇮🇸
    Karl has chosen the latest song from this Danish-Icelandic duo we’ve been following closely. I love the punchy sound, clean vocals and catchy melody to this one 😀
    [📅: 2023.06.02 – ▶: 34.4k – 🔎: Scandipop.co.uk – 🔠: Small Artist]
  • Stuat & Marion Ravn – Det va du 🇳🇴
    Here is an upbeat, happy and catchy song from two big Norwegian artists Stuart and Marion Ravn which translates to “it was you”!
    [📅: 2023.04.28 – ▶: 163k – 🔎: Spotify Recommendations – 🔠: Big Artist]
  • Interesting & 泠鸢yousa – 大喜 (RNEI Data Edit) 🇨🇳
    A first for RNEI is this song from China which comes from virtual artist Líng yuān Yousa and Chinese DJ 音阙诗听 (Interesting). I find the melody really pretty combining dance and traditional elements with cute vocals 😀
    [📅: 2021.03.05 – ▶: 317k – 🔎: Spotify Recommendations – 🔠: Big Artist]
  • 発熱巫女~ず – Starlight Dance Floor feat.Ark Brown (2021 Re-Treatment) (RNEI Radio Edit) 🇯🇵
    To end the show is this J-dance classic sung by Ark Brown and made by the Touhou Doujin Circle 発熱巫女~ず (Hatsunetsumiko’s), Starlight Dance Floor. A very funky song with great progression, tempo and vocal delivery leading it to be really catchy!
    [📅: 2021.12.31 – ▶: 115k – 🔎: Spotify Recommendations – 🔠: Small Artist Dance]

Mamma’s Mest Metal

  • Rave The Reqviem – Ofelia 🇸🇪
    [📅:2022.12.01 – ▶: 415k – 🔠: Big Artist]
  • Snow White Blood – Emperor’s New Clothes 🇩🇪
    [📅: 2022.03.11 – ▶: 83.7k – 🔠: Small Artist]
  • MajorVoice – White Wedding 🇩🇪
    [📅: 2019.03.22 – ▶: 30.8k – 🔠: Small Artist]
  • Megaraptor – Let the Battles Begin! 🇫🇮
    [📅: 2023.06.23 – ▶: 15.1k – 🔠: Small Artist]

Stephen’s Feature on the French Singer/songwriter Cecilem

#42 June 2023 -Spotify Playlist-

  • XinU – 合図 EYES 合図 🇯🇵
    Here is something wonderfully funky and Summery from Japanese artist XinU.
    [📅: 2023.05.10 – ▶: 156k – 🔠: Small Artist]
  • Systur – Furðuverur 🇮🇸
    From Iceland’s 2022 Eurovision artist comes this mellow song that reminds me a little of the Lumineers!
    [📅: 2023.03.17 – ▶: 20.9k – 🔠: Big Artist]
  • Nyarons – Apple Pie 🇯🇵
    With a cassette-tape sound, softly-cute vocals and mellow vibes, this Japanese song is perfect for the summer!
    [📅: 2023.03.19 – ▶: 15.6k – 🔠: Big Artist]
  • ISÁK – Daughters Sámi
    ISÁK are back with this single featuring lots of musically delicious joiking to get lost in!
    [📅: 2023.03.17 – ▶: 20.8k – 🔠: Big Artist Traditional/Folk]
  • Florrie – Falling Back To You 🇬🇧
    With a bit more of an upbeat sound is this British track from Florrie which still has a wonderful, upbeat, summery sound 😀
    [📅: 2022.09.16 – ▶: 137k – 🔠: Big Artist]

Scandipop.co.uk’s Song of the Month

  • Dotter – No Room For Love 🇸🇪
    Karl has chosen the latest single from Dotter (who also sang “Bon Voyage”) to be our song of the month and I’m all for it and it’s powerful vocals with a great scandipop sound!
    [📅 :2023.03.19 – ▶: 109k – 🔎: Scandipop.co.uk – 🔠: Big Artist]
  • Clammbon – Somewhen, Somewhere… 🇯🇵
    Japan’s Clammbon brings us this anime-sounding track that continues our soft summery theme for this month, the instruments in this one are really fun!
    [📅: 2023.03.29 – ▶: 110k – 🔎: – 🔠: Big Artist]
  • Phùng Khánh Linh – căn gác mùa hè (sweet summer) 🇻🇳
    To finish up the show comes this track from Vietnam, inspired by Japanese city-pop (80s Japanese music). It also gives me a bit of a feeling of modern K-pop and I love it!
    [📅: 2022.11.11 – ▶: 1.3m – 🔎: Spotify Recommendations – 🔠: Big Artist]

Mamma’s Mest Metal

  • Perfume – Plasma 🇯🇵
    [📅: 2022.06.27 – ▶: 529k]
  • Frankmusik – Leagues Below 🇬🇧
    [📅: 2023.05.16 – ▶: 1759]
  • Käärijä – ROCK ROCK 🇫🇮
    [📅: 2019.03.06 – ▶: 1.5m]
  • Lord Of The Lost – Cha Cha Cha 🇩🇪
    [📅: 2023.05.05 – ▶: 1.1m]
  • Pip Blom – Tiger 🇳🇱
    [📅: 2023.04.04 – ▶: 169k]

Stephen’s Feature on the Breton Singer/songwriter Dom Duff

#41 May 2023 -Spotify Playlist-

  • 浠Mizuki – Day by Day 🇹🇼
    We’re starting off with some funky, jazzy sounds from Taiwanese virtual artist Mizuki. This song was too good to not share 😀
    [📅: 2023.03.28 – ▶: 12.0k – 🔎: Spotify Recommendations – 🔠: Small Artist]
  • Tigerstate – Occupied 🇳🇴
    From their self titled album, Olso-bassed collective Tigerstate bring us this track that feels to me like a blend of a Blondie song and the Persona 5 Soundtrack!
    [📅: 2022.11.11 – ▶: 89.7k – 🔎: NRK P3 – 🔠: Small Artist]
  • Emi Aramaki – Lonely Night 🇬🇧
    In the fabulous City-Pop style is the debut single from Emi Aramaki! This one’s been on my playlist for about a year now and I’ve still not grown bored of it!
    [📅: 2021.07.13 – ▶: 213k – 🔎: Spotify Discover – 🔠: Small Artist]

Scandipop.co.uk’s Song of the Month

  • Dagny – Heartbreak In The Making 🇳🇴
    Karl has chosen one of my favourite Norwegian artists and she’s as good as ever in her latest release 😀
    [📅: 2023.04.28 – ▶: 189k – 🔎: Scandipop.co.uk – 🔠: Big Artist]
  • RADWIMPS – 東京上空 🇯🇵
    From the latest anime film from Shinkai Makoto-san, Suzume / すずめの戸締まり, comes this epic track “Sky over Tokyo” full of many strong emotions. After seeing Suzume at the cinema recently, it makes me emotional listening to it!
    [📅: 2022.11.10 – ▶: 868k – 🔎: Watching Suzume – 🔠: Big Artist]
  • Vilma Jää – Humalahullu 🇫🇮
    Here’s something quite mad but amazing from Finland! I love the catchy melody and danceability of this song!
    [📅: 2023.03.03 – ▶: 87.2k – 🔎: Spotify Recommendations – 🔠: Small Artist]
  • Jón Jónsson – Dansa (feat. Friðrik Dór) 🇮🇸
    To finish up with the MFSK inside is this melow-yet-still-dancy Icelandic track from one of my favourite Icelandic artists, Friðrik Dór!
    [📅: 2022.05.13 – ▶: 229k – 🔎: Spotify Recommendations – 🔠: Big Artist Dance]

Mamma’s Mest Metal

  • Liela Moss – Empathy Files 🇬🇧
    [📅: 2023.01.13 – ▶: 11.4k]
  • Welshly Arms – Dangerous 🇺🇸
    [📅: 2022.10.21 – ▶: 1.2m]
  • IST IST – Something Has To Give 🇬🇧
    [📅: 2023.03.31 – ▶: 41.4k]
  • Pagefire – Roses are Red 🇳🇴
    [📅: 2021.07.08 – ▶: 1.1m]

Stephen’s Feature on Jodie Marie

  • Jodie Marie – I Got You 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
    [📅: 2011.01.01 – ▶: 68.5k]
  • Jodie Marie – Only One I’m Thinking Of 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
    [📅: 2015.07.24 – ▶: 11k]
  • Jodie Marie – The Answer 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
    [📅: 2021.02.12 – ▶: 2147]
  • Jodie Marie – Eye of the Storm 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
    [📅: 2023.04.14 – ▶: 1530]

#40 April 2023 -Spotify Playlist-

  • Caitlin Myers & Un3h – Stay with Me (RNEI Radio Edit) 🇺🇸 & 🇸🇪
    This is a lovely English-language cover of the dreamy, soothing Japanese City-Pop song “Mayonaka no Door” from American artist (and translator) Caitlin Myers featuring the Swedish artist Un3h & Swedish DJ Rezyon! The original Japanese version and this English version live in my head rent-free xD
    [📅: 2021.03.07 – ▶️: 1.1m – 🔎: Searching “Stay with Me English” – 🔠: Big Artist]
  • Vesala – Testamentti 🇫🇮
    Here is a Finnish song with fantastic vocals and a great energy to the backing. 😀
    [📅: 2023.02.10 – ▶️: 641k – 🔎: Spotify Recommendations – 🔠: Big Artist]
  • LA Priest – It’s You 🇬🇧
    Revisiting LA Priest we find this new comeback release complete with a fantastic, slightly psychedelic instrumental track and great vocals to match. I love this one!!
    [📅: 2023.03.16 – ▶️: 34.2k – 🔎: Artist Page – 🔠: Big Artist]
  • Pikekyss – Alt eller ingenting 🇳🇴
    Norwegian group Pikekyss are back with their signature delightful indie sound combining with gentle yet punchy vocals! Wonderfully catchy lyrics of “Gir meg alt eller ingenting” “Give me all or nothing” 🙂
    [📅: 2023.01.20 – ▶️: 33.8k – 🔎: Artist Page – 🔠: Small Artist]

Scandipop.co.uk’s Song of the Month

  • Moyka – Rear View 🇳🇴
    Chosen by Karl, from scandipop.co.uk, this fantastic gem from a long time favourite Norwegian artist of mine, Moyka! Fantastic synth-pop 😀
    [📅: 2023.03.17 – ▶️: 64.2k – 🔎: Scandipop.co.uk – 🔠: Big Artist]
  • Najana – Nila’s Joik Sámi
    A beautiful joik from the relatively new Sámi artist Najana
    [📅: 2023.02.21 – ▶️: 1152 – 🔎: NRK URBI Playlist – 🔠: Small ArtistTraditional/Folk]
  • Neon Letters & Maiko – ときめき 🇪🇪 & 🇯🇵
    Estonian group Neon Letters introduce their new song Tokimeki. They joined forces with Japanese singer Maiko (who lives in Estonia), to produce this fantastic track sung in both English and Japanese!
    [📅: 2022.12.04 – ▶️: 49.5k – 🔎: Spotify Recommendations – 🔠: Small Artist]
  • Inspector Spacetime – Dansa og Bánsa (RNEI Radio & Data Edit) 🇮🇸
    This song gives me slight Daði Freyr vibes! Also from Iceland, Inspector Spacetime closes off the show with this great bop that has few lyrics and loads of energy!
    [📅: 2021.01.08 – ▶️: 232k – 🔎: Spotify Recommendations – 🔠: Small Artist Dance]

Mamma’s Mindre Metal

  • Megson – Before I Know It 🇬🇧
    [📅: 2023.03.24 – ▶️: 2025]
  • Girl Scout – Run Me Over 🇸🇪
    [📅: 2023.02.15 – ▶️: 10.1k]
  • Ransel & Mari Boine – The Colour and the Shape 🇳🇴
    [📅: 2023.03.17 – ▶️: 5369]
  • Teleman – Short Life 🇬🇧
    [📅: 2022.10.18 – ▶️: 299k]

Stephen’s Feature on the Finnish Folk Quartet KARDEMIMMIT

  • Kardemimmit – Kun mun kultani tulisi 🇫🇮
    [📅: 2015.05.22 – ▶️: 5926]
  • Kardemimmit – Lasirakeet 🇫🇮
    [📅: 2018.02.28 – ▶️: 8430]
  • Kardemimmit – Muut tytöt 🇫🇮
    [📅: 2022.09.09 – ▶️: 3218]

Playlists below are formatted in:
(Extra information)
Artist name – Song name with link to stream (YouTube) [Emoji Flag] (Number of Spotify streams when the song was added to the show)

#39 March 2023 –Spotify Playlist

  • Zupermaria – Hun tenker 🇳🇴 (256k)
    Chosen by Luca from Radio Carpathia, Zupermaria is one of my favourite Norwegian artists and it’s a joy to have another excuse to play a song by her!

Scandipop.co.uk’s Song of the Month

  • Loreen – Tattoo 🇸🇪 (1.9m)
    Karl has chosen the latest song by Loreen of Eurovision Euphoria fame! It’s a great one!
  • 3, Kristin Sesselja – Óbyggðir 🇮🇸 (28.2k)
    A potential Eurovision entry from Iceland is this track with wonderful vocals and great synth!
  • Laura Druzy – Ego Life 🇩🇰 (4128)
    When we say another fantastic song from a previous song of the month artist, Laura Druzy, we just had to include it!
  • Lærke Emilie – Sirener 🇩🇰 (33.4k)
    There is a fantastic atmosphere resonating from this Danish chill-house style track!
  • Julienne – Not a Time for Us 🇫🇮 (1432)
    Beautiful vocal control and heartfelt lyrics set this Finnish song out from the others in our selection!
  • Duo Ruut – Liisa pehmes Süles 🇪🇪 (9364)
    Chosen for Norihiko-san, this Estonian track combines wonderful traditional instruments and soft vocals and we love it!
  • Siobahn Wilson – Quand La Vie Fait Mal 🇬🇧 (7743)
    Scottish artist Siobahn Wilson sings this gorgeous song in French. I find this one really pretty, relaxing, dreamy and soothing.
  • April – 54321 🇮🇪 (509k)
    Irish dance artist April brings us the countdown to the mess on the way out our data playlist!

Mamma’s Mest Metal

  • Anna Öberg – Idiot 🇸🇪 (13.1k)
  • Danheim – Kala 🇩🇰 (4.4m)
  • Besvärjelsen – All Things Break 🇸🇪 (49.5k)
  • Elephant Tree – Faceless 🇬🇧 (225k)

Stephen’s Feature on the Latvian band Carnival Youth


#38 February 2023 –Spotify Playlist

  • EMMA WAHLIN – Used To Be Mine 🇯🇵-🇸🇪 (526k)
    A strong instrumental track compliments Emma’s vocals well on this catchy song 🙂
  • BRÍET, Aron Can, Páll Óskar & Diddú – Búið Og Bless 🇮🇸 (62k)
    A lovely Icelandic bop with the “usual suspects” of the Icelandic music we love to play!
  • JENNA ALEXA – JÄISIKÖ MUA KUKAAN KAIPAAMAAN 🇫🇮 (212k)
    An epic Finnish number from Jenna Alexa, I love the rolled “R” in this song 😀
  • Pil – Dronning Af Månen 🇩🇰 (350k)
    I find this song really pretty sung in Danish. It’s very soothing!
  • Samira Manners – Not an Answer 🇸🇪 (72k)
    Introduced by Swedish indie artist Samira, this song is about the pains of someone not answering your calls in this sweet but sad song.

Scandipop.co.uk’s Song of the Month

  • Alessandra – Queen of Kings 🇳🇴 (3.7m)
    Potential Norwegian Eurovision entry Queen of Kings is a high energy Eurovision song with the famous key change 😀
  • 7, Pauline Scanlon & Bernie Pháid – Cé a chuirfidh tú liom 🇮🇪 (5279)
    Something traditional from Ireland which I find really soft and gentle.
  • 8, Let’s Eat Grandma – It’s Not Just Me 🇬🇧 (3.8m)
    I’ve loved this relaxing synth driven song since it came out in 2018 and I thought now was a good time to share it.
  • 9, Swing’it – Prohibition 🇳🇴 (115k)
    Some more electro swing and another potential Eurovision entry from Norway, This one is great!

Mamma’s Mest Metal

  • Nicklas Sonne – Freedom 🇩🇰 (20.2k)
  • Block of Flats – Black Swan 🇫🇮 (18.2k)
  • Käärijä – Cha Cha Cha 🇫🇮 (2.5m)
  • Cyan Kicks – Someone Like You 🇫🇮 (119k)
  • Dark Sarah – Warning Sign 🇫🇮 (283k)

Stephen’s Feature on the Icelandic folk rock group Seabear

  • Seabear – I Sing I Swim 🇮🇸 (7.6m)
  • Seabear – Softship 🇮🇸 (182k)
  • Seabear – Running Into A Wall 🇮🇸 (28.1k)
  • Seabear – Waterphone 🇮🇸 (212k)

#37 January 2023 –Spotify Playlist

  • Daniel Olsén, Jonathan Eng & Linnea Olsson – Inside 🇸🇪 (1.24m)
    An amazing uptempo sound with great vocals, from a fantastic video game. This song has remained on my main playlist all year!

Song of the Year, chosen by Karl (from Scandipop.co.uk)

  • Melanie Wehbe – Like I Do 🇸🇪 (33.4k)
  • Hilde Selvikvåg – Dansa te månen 🇳🇴 (14.4k)
    Beautiful vocals and a really nice chilled out vibe makes this another of my favourites of the year!
  • Malka – Maita ja mantula 🇫🇮 (251k)
    Chosen by Daz: “What an epic sounding track! I couldn’t go past it…”
  • Kardemimmit – Myötätuulli 🇫🇮 (50.6k)
    Chosen by Patrick, this track has a fantastic Finnish folk sound to it!
  • Hrím – Ljómi 🇮🇸 (3880)
    Chosen by Misayo, this track has a beautiful yet haunting feel full of atmospheric sound!
  • Diablo Swing Orchesta – Speed Dating An Arsonist 🇸🇪 (1.1m)
    Also chosen by Misayo, this is a song from one of my favourite genres, Electro Swing!
  • SLANEY – Romeo 🇮🇪 (12.2k)
    SLANEY has been one of my favourite artists since I first heard “Heaven” from 2021, and I really look forward to hearing what they have in store for us in 2023!

Mamma’s Mest Metal

  • Darkher – Unbound 🇬🇧 (67.8k)
  • Haavard – Athena 🇳🇴 (3665)
  • Vermilia – Marras 🇫🇮 (24.1k)
  • Lustre – Thirst 🇸🇪 (95.6k)

Stephen’s Feature on the best of 2022’s shows