Roxette’s song “It Must Have Been Love” originally “It Must Have Been Love (Christmas for the Broken Hearted)” is a song written by Per Gessle, one half of the duo. The song was first released as “It Must Have Been Love (Christmas for the Broken Hearted)” as a Christmas single in December 1987 reaching #4 in Sweden. A performance from a Swedish TV chart show in 1987 acted as the song’s first music video.
“It Must Have Been Love” became a major hit in 1990 after including on the soundtrack to the American romantic comedy film Pretty Woman. The single was released on 20 May 1990 with “Paint” on the B-side. The single hit number one spot in numerous countries, including the United States, Australia and Canada. The video was directed by Doug Freel and was shot in a warehouse. It included clips from Pretty Woman. The song was re-released in the UK and Ireland in September 1993 to tie in with the TV premiere of “Pretty Woman”, reaching number ten in both countries.
A Spanish-language version of the Pretty Woman “No Sé Si Es Amor” (“I Do Not Know If This Is Love” in English) was released on their 1996 compilation “Baladas en Español”.