Smile.dk


Smile.dk

Smile.dk (pronounced "Smile D-K") is a Swedish Bubblegum Dance group with Veronica Larsson and Hanna Stockzell as the current members. The band is well-known around the world partly due to their many songs in "Dance Dance Revolution", including "Butterfly", "Golden Sky", Boys, Mr. Wonderful, Petite Love, and Dancing All Alone.

The members are as follows:
*Veronica Larsson (Original member)
*Hanna Stockzell (New member in 2008)
*Malin Kernby (Joined during 2nd album, left in 2008 though still doing vocals for Doki Doki and a few other songs)
*Nina Boquist (Left group after 1st Album)

Malin, Veronica and former member Nina are not Danish; they are all from Sweden. They marketed their album in Denmark, hence the ".dk" tag.

History

Veronica and Nina first formed their band as Smile and published their first album "Smile" in 1998. It received wide attention, especially in Japan. The popular song "Butterfly" was licensed by Konami and featured in the first release of Dance Dance Revolution--a popular dance video game.

After the first album, Nina left Smile and started a solo career and Malin replaced Nina in Smile. The band name was also changed from Smile to Smile.dk.

The single "Kissy Kissy" from their second album is also a popular track in the dance game EZ2Dancer.

The group's songs, particularly "Butterfly", are often mistaken as being by the similar artists Toy-Box and, on occasion, Aqua.

On many online sources, the song "Butterfly" is wrongly attributed to Japanese pop singer, Ayumi Hamasaki - more than likely due to its "oriental" themes, and more-than-passing similarity to contemporary Japanese pop music. In fact, as at September 2008, Hamasaki has not released any song with all-English lyrics.

The video for "Boys" pays homage to Sabrina Salerno's hit 'Boys Boys Boys (Summertime Love)' in that Veronica is seen performing in a crystal-clear swimming pool, as did Salerno in her own video

Hiatus

In 2005, according to their manager, Smile.dk had begun a hiatus due to both Veronica and Malin having become married; one with a child on the way. However, he did not believe that Smile.dk would become defunct, which proved correct with their return.

Return

In early 2008 Smile.dk producer Jay Thomson announced at the BubblegumDancer.com Forums that SMiLE.dk would be returning in 2008 with a worldwide single ("Doki Doki"), and a soon to be released album (Party Around The World).

They performed live at San Japan, an anime convention located in San Antonio, Texas, USA, on August 9th, 2008. This was the first time they have ever performed in North America. [ [http://www.animecons.com/news/article.shtml/638 AnimeCons.com: News: Article ] ]

They will also be performing live at Sakura-Con 2009, an anime/manga convention located in Seattle, Washington, USA, on April 10-12, 2009. [ [http://www.sakuracon.org/programming/guests/smiledk.php Sakura-Con 2008 ] ]

Their new hit single "Doki Doki" is featured in DDR X.But as the Panik mix, except they prefer to say Speed mix so Its really called DOKI DOKI SPEED MIX.

imilar artists

* Aqua (Danish band famous for their hit "Barbie Girl")
* Bambee (famous for her hit "Bumble Bee")
* Toy-Box (famous for their hit "Tarzan & Jane")
* Hit'n'Hide (famous for their hit "Space Invaders")
* Daze (famous for their hit "Superhero")
* Vengaboys (famous for their hits "We're going to Ibiza", "Boom Boom Boom Boom" & "We Like to Party")
* Me & My (famous for their hit "Dub I Dub" & "So Many Men")
* Creamy (famous for their hit "I do I do I do" & "A Neverending Story")

Discography

ingles

*"Butterfly"
*"Boys"
*"Mr. Wonderful"
*"Coconut"
*"Doo Be Di Boy"
*"Dancing All Alone"
*"Kissy Kissy"
*"Domo Domo Domo"
*"Doki Doki"

Albums

*"Smile" (1998)
*"Future Girls" (26 July 2000)
*"Smile Paradise" (31 January 2001)
*"Golden Sky" (4 December 2002)
*"Party Around The World" (13 October 2008)

Video Game Discography

External links

* [http://bubblegumdancer.com/artists/smile-dk.htm Smile.dk at Bubblegum Dancer]
* [http://www.myspace.com/smiledkmusic Smile.dk at Myspace]
* [http://www.smiledk-music.com Smile.dk Official Website]
* [http://www.smiledkfans.com Smile.dk Fansite]
* [http://www.smiledkfanclub.webs.com Another Smile.dk Fansite]

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • SMiLE — Álbum de estudio de The Beach Boys Publicación no publicado Grabación Mayo de 1966 mayo de 1967 (cuando se cancelo) Género(s) Pop psicodelico …   Wikipedia Español

  • Smile FM — Slogan Michigan s Positive Hits Format Religious; Contemporary Christian Owner Superior Communications Webcast …   Wikipedia

  • SMILE — steht für: Smile (Band), der Vorläufer der Band Queen Smile.dk, eine schwedische Pop Gruppe Brian Wilson presents Smile, ein Musikalbum des Musikers Brian Wilson Smile (Laura Nyro), ein Album der Sängerin und Songwriterin Laura Nyro Smile (Film) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • smile — vb Smile, grin, simper, smirk are comparable as verbs meaning to express amusement or pleasure or satisfaction or, sometimes, contempt or indulgence, by a brightening of the eyes and an upward curving of the corners of the mouth and as nouns… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Smile — steht für: Smile (Band), der Vorläufer der Band Queen Smile.dk, eine schwedische Pop Gruppe Smile (Lily Allen Lied), die Debütsingle der Popsängerin Lily Allen Brian Wilson presents Smile, ein Musikalbum des Musikers Brian Wilson Smile (Boris),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Smile — Smile, v. t. 1. To express by a smile; as, to smile consent; to smile a welcome to visitors. [1913 Webster] 2. To affect in a certain way with a smile. [R.] [1913 Webster] And sharply smile prevailing folly dead. Young. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • SmILE — is a showcase car designed for Greenpeace in 1996 to demonstrate how fuel efficient a car can be. The name stands for Small, Intelligent, Light, Efficient . It is based on the Renault Twingo, halving its fuel consumption to 3.3 l/100km (30 km/l… …   Wikipedia

  • Smile.dk — (eigene Schreibweise SMiLE.dk) ist eine schwedische Pop Gruppe. Sie wurde vor allem 1998 durch das Lied Butterfly bekannt, das in dem Videospiel Dance Dance Revolution eingearbeitet wurde. Smile.dk besteht aus Cecilia Reiskog und Veronica… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • smile — [smīl] vi. smiled, smiling [ME smilen, akin to Norw smile, Swed smila, prob. via MLowG * smilen < IE base * (s)mei , to smile, be astonished > L mirus, wonderful, OE smearcian, to smile] 1. to have or take on a facial expression showing… …   English World dictionary

  • Smile — Smile, n. [CF. Dan. smiil, Sw. smil. See {Smile}, v. i.] 1. The act of smiling; a peculiar change or brightening of the face, which expresses pleasure, moderate joy, mirth, approbation, or kindness; opposed to {frown}. [1913 Webster] Sweet… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English