Peter Björn and John's playlist – Weather Report, Sigue Sigue Sputnik and more

The Swedish trio range widely from summery jazz fusion to 80s glam-punk in their survey of the songs that inspired them

Weather Report – Black Market

John Eriksson: A very summery track from the masters of jazz fusion. Just listen to Joe Zawinul’s synth solo. Eerie sounds were important when he made music. If I could have been in a band other than Peter Björn and John, I would have picked Weather Report.

Niki & the Dove – So Much It Hurts

JE: I keep adding this track to playlists because I can’t stop liking it. I seldom find a new favourite song, but this one definitely is. Love the Prince-vibe of Malin Dahlström’s vocals and the steamy 80s production. High five.

Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Love Missile F1-11

Björn Yttling: An old favourite and a real classic. Got the seven-inch when I was a kid, and I still play it a lot.

Swimming Pool – Emmy the Great

Peter Morén: This is one of the best songs I’ve heard all year. Featuring Wild Beasts’ Tom Fleming, it has great lyrics, and I like the storytelling and production.

Eggstone – Like So

PM: Per Sunding who produced Gimme Some was the singer in my favourite Swedish band of the 90s, Eggstone. Their last album came out in 1997 and now out of the blue they release a new single that sounds as if it was recorded at the same sessions. Maybe it was. Maybe they are cheating. Either way, it is still great.

Peter Morén, Björn Yttling and John Eriksson

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