Secret Service is a legendary Swedish pop/new wave band, originally formed 1979. Ola Hakansson, former vocalist of Ola & The Janglers and then a publishing manager at Sonet Music, teamed up with Tim Norell and Ulf Wahlberg to write a few songs that they submitted to the European Song Contest. They did not win but decided to continue working together and changed their band's name from Ola+3 to Secret Service. Besides Ola Hakansson (vocals), Tim Norell and Ulf Wahlberg (keyboards), the original lineup included Tonny Lindberg (guitars), Leif Paulsen (bass) and Leif Johansson (drums).
Tim Norell however, who along with lyric writer Bjorn Hakanson, penned most songs of the band, did not appear with the band on stage or on the album covers. Secret Service's first single "Oh Susie" became a hit in Sweden and several other countries of Europe and South America. "Oh Susie"was no 1 in 29 countries.
The same titled album included another hit, "Ten O'clock Postman" Other successes followed, with their synthesizer based number "Flash in the Night" hitting the charts all over continental Europe, the duet with ex-ABBA's Agnetha Faltskog, "The Way You Are", also to be mentioned.
SECRET SERVICE - NEW RELEASE - “GO ON”
It’s has been 40 years since Secret Service in 1979 released the smash hit “Oh Suzie”.
This marked the beginning of an amazing pop adventure! Ten O’clock Postman, A Flash In The Night, Cry Softly, Ye Si Ca … the hits has been many!
Secret Service, one of the biggest European bands from the 80s, is back!
After touring heavily for 15 years, we are super excited to finally release some new music, says Ulf Wahlberg and Tim Norell, two of the original founding members of the band.
What would be more appropriate for our 40th anniversary!
GO ON, the first single, is written by the hit master Tim Norell, who has composed every Secret Service hit single since the very beginning.