Home The Idol phenomenon continues with Darin who was the runner up to Sweden Idol in 2004. He has released 3 albums in total: The Anthem (released 16 February 2005), Darin (released 28 September 2005) and latest album Break The News (released 22 November 2006). The Anthem and Break The News contain 1 song each co-written by Max Martin!
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21 November 2006. Niklas from Gotheburg in Sweden emailed and told me that Darin has worked with Max Martin, Robyn and Jörgen Elofsson. Album out 22 November. (Thanks Niklas!)

Andrea from Italy and Niklas also advised the song: Extra Ordinary Love. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  Arnthor Birgisson
  Lukasz Gottwald
  Awards 11 December 2006: Just checking out wikipedia, I notice Darin sang NSync's It's Gonna Be Me on 24 Sept 2004 and 26 Oct 2004 he sang Britney's (you drive me) Crazy, the Winner's single was Coming True written by Jorgen Elofsson. Link: http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idol_2004. Good choices! Also note that on October 22 they had a Max Martin themed week!
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  News 2007, 2006 Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/darinzanyar1
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1 3T Break The News  
2 Ace of Base Released in Germany 21 September 2007
3 Adam Lambert    
4 Agnes Carlsson    
5 A-ha Extra Ordinary Love Written by Max Martin/Rami/Robyn Carlsson/Patrik Berger
6 Allison Iraheta  
7 Amy Diamond    
8 Ana Johnsson Produced by Produced by Patrik Berger.
Vocals Produced by Patrik Berger and Robyn.
Mixed by Ollie Olson and Henrik Edenhed for mix inc at Cosmos studios
9 Apocalyptica  
10 Army of Lovers  
11 Artister of Amnesty  
12 Ashley Parker Angel    
13 Avril Lavigne    
14 Backstreet Boys    
15 BC Jean Slightly different tracklist from the original Break The News  
16 Bo Bice

1. Insanity

17 Bon Jovi 2. Extra Ordinary Love    
18 Britney Spears 3. Step Up Written by Red One, Darin, Bilal. Produced by Red One. From Darin's album Darin.
19 Bryan Adams
20 Bullet For My Valentine  
21 Carly Rae Jepsen 4. Everything But The Girl    
22 Carolina Liar 5. Desire    
23 Carrie Underwood 6. Like No One    
24 Celine Dion 7. Perfect    
25 Cervello 8. Who's That Girl Written by Jorgen Elofsson. Produced by J Elofsson, P Westerlund R Brandén for Planet Six Productions. This song is also on album Darin.
26 Cher Lloyd
27 Christina Aguilera 9. Everything You're Not    
28 Cyndi Lauper 10. If You Wanna    
29 Darin 11. The Thing About You    
30 Daughtry 12. Homeless    
31 Dede  
32 Def Leppard Thanks to Martin from Sweden who let me know of this German release.
33 Drain ________________________________________________________________________________________________________
34 Draxx    
35 E-Type Break The News  
36 Emblem3 Released 22 November 2006
37 Enrique Iglesias    
38 Fireal Extra Ordinary Love Written by Max Martin/Rami/Robyn Carlsson/Patrik Berger
39 Five  
40 Gary Barlow Produced by

Produced by Patrik Berger.
Vocals Produced by Patrik Berger and Robyn.
Mixed by Ollie Olson and Henrik Edenhed for mix inc at Cosmos studios

41 George  
42 Glee  
43 Herbie  
44 Human Nature  
45 Its Alive  
46 James Blunt  
47 Jessica  
48 Jessie J  
49 Justin Bieber  
50 Kahsay    
51 Katy Perry Link to the lyrics: http://www.darin.nu - Extra Ordinary Love
52 Kelis

Niklas from Gotheburg, Sweden thinks that Extra Ordinary Love song was for Britney's In The Zone album, just with some diffrent lyrics, because Darin is a boy, which may have been fixed by Robyn and Patrik Berger. Niklas also thinks that Max and Rami and Robyn wrote some other songs that didn't make it to In The Zone and another could be Celine Dion's Love Is All We Need. Very interesting!!!! Thanks Niklas!

53 Kelly Clarkson
54 Kesha
55 Lambretta
56 Leila K ________________________________________________________________________________________________________
57 Lesley Roy Tracks:
58 Leona Lewis 1. Insanity Written by Darin/Peter Manson/Patric Sarin. Produced, recorded & mixed at MIR Studios, Stockholm Sweden by Peter Mansson
59 Linda Sundblad
60 Living Things 2. Extra Ordinary Love Written by Max Martin/Rami/Robyn Carlsson/Patrik Berger. Produced by Patrik Berger
61 Marie Serneholt
62 Marion Raven 3. Perfect Written by Anders Wikström/Fredrik Thomander/Robbie Nevil. Recorded Mixed and Produced by Fredrik Thomander/Anders Wikström for Epicentre Productions at Epicentre Studios
63 Maroon 5
64 Megan McCauley
65 Michael Bolton 4. Everything But The Girl Written by Anders Wikström & Fredrik Thomander. Recorded, Mixed and Produced by Fredrik Thomander/Anders Wikström for Epicentre Productions at Epicentre Studios
66 Michele
67 Miranda Cosgrove
68 Nick Carter 5. Desire Written by Darin/Peter Mansson/Patric Sarin. Produced, recorded & mixed at MIR Studios, Stockholm Sweden by Peter Mansson
69 Nicki Minaj
70 NSync 6. Like No One Written by Patrik Berger/Fredrik Berger. Produced by Patrik Berger.
71 Pain 7. Saturday Night Written by: P. Alderheim/Darin. Produced by Per Aldeheim, recorded at Maratone.
72 Papa Dee
73 Pink 8. What If I Kissed You Now Written by A.Hansson & M.Sandén. Produced by Anders Hansson at Eclectic by Anders Hansson
74 Pitbull
75 Play 9. Everything You're Not Written by Darin, E.Mughal & J.Wahlsteen. Produced by Ishi. Recorded at Cave Studios
76 Prime Sth
77 Rednex 10. If You Wanna Written by Darin, D.Eriksen & Remee. Produced by Ishi
78 Robyn 11. The Thing About You Written by Tysper/Mack/Grizzly/Sophia Somajo. Produced by Grizzly/Tysper for TEN Productions
79 Safe
80 Shayne Ward 12. Homeless Written by: J Elofsson. Produced by Elofsson Westerlund Brandén
81 Simple Plan  
82 Skye Sweetnam This album is fantastic! This is the best Idol album I've heard. To me this album is very Justin Timberlake in Sexyback mode but way better!
83 Solid Harmonie
84 Stanfour Of course I love Extra Ordinary Love and I think it would have fit in perfectly with Britney's In The Zone, but Darin sings it so great so I'm not complaining. I love also love Saturday Night - very upbeat and funky. Homeless is a sad ballad and very dramatic which is classic Jorgen Elofsson. Everything But The Girl is also fantastic. Well, I just love this album.
85 Sugababes
86 Taio Cruz
87 Taylor Swift I'm guessing for the song Saturday Night that P. Alderheim is Per Aldeheim and that the r is a typo. It is produced at Maratone, so it's gotta be?
88 Tobias Regner
89 Twill  
90 The Veronicas Anders Wikström & Fredrik Thomander have worked with written for A*Teens and more.
91 Those Dancing Days Patrik Berger has worked with Robyn. Also written for Hilary Duff - song The Little Voice. He has also worked with Swedish singer Sahlene. Link: www.myspace.com/sahlene. I don't know much about him.
92 Usher
93 Vanessa Hudgens ________________________________________________________________________________________________________
94 Westlife The Anthem  
95 will.i.am Released 16 February 2005
  Contact Stand By Me Alexandra/Max Martin
    Produced by Johan Brorson
    8 April, 2007: Billboard 2005 Year in Music: 2005 Critics Choice. Fred Bronson Chart Beat Columnist lists Darin's album The Anthem at No 8. Link: http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/yearend/2005/top10/staff_1.jsp. Thanks Martin for the link.

Overall this album is actually pretty good. One of the best 'Idol' cd's I've listened to. Highlights are:

Stand By Me - a perfect pop song (but not bubblegum)

I Can See U Girl - one of the best pop songs I've heard for a long while

Encore Otra Vez, I More Time - a mysterious ballad

Give It To Me, The Anthem, What is Love, The Way I am, What You're Made Of - uptempo songs

On True Flame (co-written by Jorgen Elofsson) - a sweet ballad

Coming True (co-written by Jorgen Elofsson) - typical Idol ballad - very dramatic!

Note: This cd is pretty hard to find on an English speaking website that sells Cd's. I bought mine from www.gemm.com

    1. Give It To Me Written by Arnthor Birgisson/Robin Thicke. Produced by Arnthor Birgisson for Murlyn Music
    2. Money For Nothing Written by Robyn Carlsson/Remee/Johan Ekhe/Ulf Lindstrom. Produced by GHOST
    3. I Can See You Girl Written by Red One/Tori London. Produced by Red One for DZI. Recorded at Reactive Studios
    4. Why Does It Rain Written by Jorgen Elofsson/Anja. Produced by GHOST
    5. Encore, Otra Vez, 1 More Time Written by Red One/Teran Beal/Carl . Produced by Red One at Reactive Studios.
    6. The Anthem Written by George Samuelson/Adam Baptiste. Produced by George Samuelson for Trakslammer Productions.
    7. What Is Love Written by Niclas Windahl/Pontus Soderqvist/Tymes/Red One/Darin. Produced by Red One for DZI at Reactive Studios
    8. The Way I Am Written by Harry Sommerdahl/Anders Barren/Stefan Adel/Ninos Yacoub. Produced by GHOST
    9. One True Flame Written by Jorgen Elofsson. Robbie Nevil. Produced by GHOST
    10. Stand By Me Written by Alexandra/Max Martin. Produced by Johan Brorson for Maratone.
    11. What You're Made Of Written by Darin/Andreas Klingberg/Kristjan Dogar. Produced by GHOST
    12. Coming True Written by Jorgen Elofsson. Produced by J. Elofsson, R. Branden and P. Westerlund. Recorded at Lighthouse Studios, Stockholm.
    About songwriter George Samuelson. Link: http://www.emimusicpub.com - George Samuelson