The Sign (song) | impact and legacy

Impact and legacy

In 2014, Idolator ranked "The Sign" No. 1 on their ranking of The 50 Best Pop Singles of 1994.[8]

John Seabrook, a staff writer at The New Yorker, praised the song in his 2015 book The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory:[9]

Then the singing starts. A reggae rhythm guitar sound made on a Yamaha TG77 synthesizer plays a Nile Rodgers guitar riff. A dry tap of snare, and then comes the hook:

I saw the sign
And it opened up my eyes
I saw the sign

with a chilly silvery sound in the vocal. At the bridge, voices go up an octave, and the soaring, joyous Europop sound lets the ecstasy in. The song is a three-minute, thirty-second sonic thrill rise of Swedish funk.

In 2016, Rolling Stone placed the song at No. 42 on their list of 50 Best Songs of the Nineties.[10] BuzzFeed listed the song at number 28 in their 2017 list of The 101 Greatest Dance Songs Of the '90s.[11] Billboard put "The Sign" at No. 65 on their 2018 ranking of All-Time Top 100 Songs.[12] They wrote:[13]

"The Sign" led pop into a new era, putting Sweden on the map as a credible hitmaking hub, pushing electronic production closer to the forefront of popular music and helping ignite a collaborative approach to songwriting that has become an industry standard.

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