Wednesday, 6 November 2013

M2M : My No.2 Most Favourite English Music Band

Here is my favourite English Music Bands :  Groove Coverage , M2M ,  The Corr , West Life

Their songs can be play repeat and repeat , day by day , year to year . Till today , I still love it
as the first time I heard it.

Everlasting for me.

M2M :   My No.2 Most Favourite  English Music Band

All these info is From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 (English Music Band)

M2M members:  Marit Larsen & Marion Raven
Background information
Origin Lorenskog, Norway
Genres Pop, teen pop, pop rock, alternative rock
Instruments Acoustic guitar, piano and vocals
Years active :  1999 to 2002
Labels Atlantic, Warner Music Norway

M2M  members
Marit Larsen
Marion Raven

M2M was a pop music duo formed by two Norwegians,
Marion Elise Raven and Marit Elisabeth Larsen.
They released  three albums  under Warner Music Norway :  Shades of Purple , The Big Room, and
The Day You Went Away: The Best of M2M,  a greatest hits album released by their record label
after they disbanded.

Raven and Larsen come from Lorenskog in the district east of Oslo. They had known each other
since the age of five. Discovered by the Norwegian music producers Kenneth M. Lewis and
Kai Robole, the girls were signed to Atlantic Records in 1998.
The name "M2M" was chosen from a contest held for fans to give a name to the band, having been
previously known as Marion & Marit. The group's first single, "Don't Say You Love Me", appeared in

1999, and was featured on the soundtrack of Pokemon: The First Movie (albeit with a small edit to
the lyrics). The film helped the song to reach success worldwide, including peaking at No. 16 in the
UK Singles Chart, their only hit in the UK. The duo released their first album Shades of Purple
in 2000. It debuted at number one in Norway and several Asian countries, entering the Top 40 for
most other countries. In September that year, they toured with Hanson, performing as the boys'
opening act. Earlier in the year, they performed a concert special at Epcot in Walt Disney World,
broadcast on April 29, 2000, under the name "M2M and BBMak in Concert", performing
six songs with breaks in between of them walking around the park.
Four more singles were released from the album: "Mirror Mirror", "The Day You Went Away",
"Pretty Boy" and "Everything You Do". They enjoyed some popularity in Asia; releasing a song
sung in Mandarin, "Pretty Boy".
However they did not record a Mandarin version of their hit "The Day You Went Away",
and Taiwanese singer Cindy Wang recorded her own version.

In 2002, the duo returned with a more mature, less pop-oriented sound with their second album, 
The Big Room. In two years, their voices had changed, particularly Raven's. The first single from
the album was "Everything" followed by "What You Do About Me". They did not release
a third single, even though "Don't" was released to U.S. and Latin America's radio stations and

"Wanna Be Where You Are" was released in the Philippines. The promotion for their second record
included TV appearances that year, including a spot on the WB's Dawson's Creek, appearing in the
100th episode of the show towards the end of its fifth year. That year, they also took part in the
Pantene Pro-Voice concert series that aired on the now defunct MuchMusic USA.
While on tour with Jewel, M2M was dropped by Atlantic Records, who cited a lack of record sales,
although the album did do well in Norway, Asia and Australia.


Despite The Big Room being critically acclaimed, it was not as commercially successful as their
first album. M2M saw its record company support wane. As a result of disappointing record sales,
M2M was pulled in the middle of Jewel's This Way tour. Shortly after, M2M disbanded.

Marion Raven was immediately signed to a solo record contract.

Marit Larsen went to finish high school.

In 2005, Marion Raven debuted three songs on NRK. In support of her new solo record, she later
toured Japan, Latin America, and Europe.  The album was released in Asia, Scandinavia, Norway,
Sweden, Australia and in Latin America including Mexico, being particularly successful in Japan,
Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore.

In 2006, Marit Larsen performed live on NRK radio. Her debut solo album, Under the Surface
went platinum in Norway.

Both singers are currently performing as solo artists, going by their own names.

Go to Wikipedia for more detail


 song list sort by me  > alphabetically

 1. Dear Diary
 2. Do You Know What You Want
 3. Don't Mess with My Love
 4. Don't Say You Love Me
 5. Don't
 6. Eventually
 7. Everything You Do
 8. Todo Lo Que Haces   _ (Everything You Do  _Spanish version)
 9. Everything
10. Girl in Your Dreams
11. Give a Little Love
12. Is You
13. Jennifer
14. Leave Me Alone
15. Love Left For Me
16. Mirror Mirror
17. Miss Popular
18. Not to Me
19. Our Song
20. Payphone
21. Pretty Boy
22. Pretty Boy  (Mandarin Chinese version)
23. Smiling Face
24. Sometimes
25. The Day You Went Away
26. Wait for Me
27. Wanna Be Where You Are
28. What You Do About Me
29. Why


my favourite  M2M  song
 Top 5
(Other is all best , I love all  M2M  songs )

1. Pretty Boy  (Mandarin Chinese version)
2. Pretty Boy
3. Our Song
4. Don't Mess with My Love
5. Dear Diary

(Other is all best , I love all  M2M  songs )


When M2M disbanded , I were so sad.
Till today ,  I  occasionally listen to   Marion Raven  ,  Marit Larsen     songs.
Marion Raven  song  "Here I am"   is one my favourite English Song.

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