This song was written by Roxette's instrumentalist Per Gessle. In a March 2011 interview with the London commuter freesheet Metro
, he was asked how many times Roxette had performed "It Must Have Been Love," to which he replied:
"We've done it at every show, so it's been hundreds of times. We don't need to rehearse it, put it that way. It's the same with 'Listen To Your Heart
' or 'The Look
' – when you stand there in front of 10,000 who love it, it's an amazing feeling."
Asked further, "Have you heard your songs in any unlikely places?", he said of the same song: "I was in Siberia the other day and heard a balalaikan version of 'It Must Have Been Love.'"