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Roxette & Juice WRLD Songs Reach LyricFind Charts Following Artists' Deaths

Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle of Roxette
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Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle of Roxette photographed on March 7, 1994 in Amsterdam.

Roxette's "It Must Have Been Love" leads the way at No. 3 on the U.S. tally.

Songs from the catalogs of both Roxette and Juice WRLD storm Billboard's LyricFind U.S. and LyricFind Global charts dated Dec. 21, following the deaths of Roxette frontwoman Marie Fredriksson and the hip-hop artist a day apart.

The LyricFind Global and LyricFind U.S. charts rank the fastest momentum-gaining tracks in lyric-search queries and usages globally and in the U.S., respectively, provided by LyricFind. The Global chart includes queries from all countries, including the U.S. The company is the world's leader in licensed lyrics, with data provided by more than 5,000 publishers and utilized by more than 100 services, including Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, Microsoft, SoundHound and iHeartRadio. The latest tracking week ended Dec. 15.

Roxette leads the way on the LyricFind U.S. tally, earning seven entries, paced by "It Must Have Been Love," from the Pretty Woman soundtrack, at No. 3. The ballad became Roxette's third of four Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s and the pop duo's only multi-week leader, ruling for two weeks in June 1990.

According to LyricFind, lyric displays of the song leaped 990% in the tracking week following Fredriksson's Dec. 9 passing.

"Listen to Your Heart," "The Look" and "Joyride," Roxette's other three Hot 100 No. 1s, also reach LyricFind U.S.'s top 10 at Nos. 4, 8 and 10, respectively. The pair's other entries on the 25-position ranking: "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)," "Queen of Rain" and "Spending My Time" (Nos. 11, 13 and 17).

Meanwhile, Juice WRLD's "Legends" lifts 9-7 after debuting on the Dec. 14-dated list, after the singer/rapper died Dec. 8, the final day of that chart's tracking week. Lyric displays of the song jumped 5,867% after his death, likely boosted by the line, "What's the 27 Club? We ain't making it past 21," as he died at age 21.

In all, four Juice WRLD titles infuse LyricFind U.S., with "Lucid Dreams" (No. 14) and "All Girls Are the Same" (No. 25) re-entering.

Although both acts are less prominent on the LyricFind Global survey, Roxette reaches the list with five titles, led by "It Must Have Been Love" at No. 9, while "Legends" is Juice WRLD's only entry (No. 15).

An official cause of death for Juice WRLD (real name Jarad Higgins) is currently pending (he reportedly swallowed multiple pills while police were on board his flight searching its luggage), while Fredriksson passed after a 17-year battle with cancer.