Andreas and Linda lead MF06 chart glory

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Andreas Johnson led the Melodifestivalen charge on the 2006 end of year music charts in Sweden. His entry Sing for me remained on the Svensktoppen chart for more than half a year. His melodifestivalen performance also won him the 'Best Male National Final Performance award. Linda Bengzing, who missed out on the 'Best female national final perforance award', remained on the chart for 19 weeks with Jag ljuger så bra, ending the year as the 7th best selling single.

Swedish television personality, Björn Kjellman, finished one place behind Linda Bengtzingwith Älskar du livet, which remained on the chart for 18 weeks. The Poodles, who's entry Night of passion was written by fellow competitor from 2006 and 2007 entrant, Sonja Alden, finished the year as the 15th most popular single, remaining on the charts for 12 weeks.

Bodies Without Organs, who finished Second at Melodifestivalen and picked up the awards for 2006 'Best national final performance' and 'Best band national final performance' had a fantastic year. Their entry Temple of love failed to make the top 15 places, but they took fifth place for Sunshine in the rain and tenth place for We could be heroes.

Sweden's 2005 Melodifestivalen winner, Martin Stenmarck stormed to 4th place in the chart with 7milakliv, his first release since Las Vegas. 2004 winner, Lena Philipsson made the list with 14th place for Han jobbar i affär. The top two places also have a Eurovision Song Contest connection, being taken by Helen Sjöholm and Benny Anderssons (Abba) orchestra who spent the entire year or 52 weeks on the chart with Du är min man and second place for Det är vi ändå (32 weeks).

Svensktoppen is a musical hit list at Sveriges Radio. Until 2003, the songs had to be in the Swedish language. Svensktoppen has aired since 1962, except for the years 1982-1985. Svensktoppen airs once a week.

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