The Cardigans are a Swedish alternative rock band formed in the town of Jonkoping in October 1992.
Their debut album Emmerdale (1994) gave them a solid base in their home country and enjoyed some success abroad, especially in Japan. It was not until their second album Life (1995) that an international reputation was secured. Their popularity rose when their single "Lovefool", from the album First Band on the Moon (1996), was included in the soundtrack of Baz Luhrmann's 1996 film William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet. Other hit singles include "Erase/Rewind" and "My Favourite Game" from the album Gran Turismo (1998).