“I always try to get the same temperature in the lyric and in the music. This music was really beautiful and it needed something reflective in the lyrics, so it was just something that felt good at the time. It’s not about a specific event or a person, it’s a mood that I wanted to reflect. It was the music first and then the lyrics.'' - Per Gessle
“When we re-recorded the song for Pretty Woman, Marie changed some of the lyrics, we added a new intro and some guitars and then we sent it away to Los Angeles. There was a guy called Humberto Gatica who was a very successful engineer and mixer at the time, and he used what he called his ‘lucky snare’ on It Must Have Been Love. It must have been lucky, because that became the version that most people are familiar with.'' - Per Gessle
''Before we had an international breakthrough it was a big hit here in Sweden, so we knew it was something special. Even to this day, it’s one of my best ballads. It’s pretty simple but it’s also pretty smart: the chorus sequence is always changing and it’s beautiful.” - Per Gessle
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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