Thomas Gustafsson (born 25 February 1968), known professionally as Thomas G:son, is a Swedish composer and musician.

Thomas G:son
G:son in 2013
G:son in 2013
Background information
Birth nameThomas Gustafsson
Born (1968-02-25) 25 February 1968 (age 56)
Skövde, Sweden
  • Composer
  • musician
  • music producer
Years active1998–present

He is best known for the 117 songs he has written for the national selections of 12 countries for the Eurovision Song Contest: 74 for Sweden, 16 for Spain, six for Norway, five for Denmark and Finland, three for Georgia, two each for Poland and Malta, and one each for Cyprus, Latvia, Romania, Belgium and Lithuania. He will reach the milestone of 70 entries at Melodifestivalen at the 2024 edition. His songs have also reached the Eurovision Song Contest 15 times: four times for Sweden, three times each for Spain and Georgia, twice for Cyprus and once each for Norway, Denmark and Malta. In 2012, G:son achieved his first victory as a winning composer at the Eurovision Song Contest with "Euphoria", performed by Loreen. With the same artist in 2023, he won the contest for a second time.

Gustafsson has been a full-time songwriter since 1998. In addition to writing and composing songs in various genres for a living, he is the guitarist of the hard rock band Masquerade.

Songwriting discography edit

Eurovision Song Contest edit

Year Country Song Artist Co-written with Final Points Semi Points
2001   Sweden "Listen to Your Heartbeat" Friends Henrik Sethsson 5 100 No semi-finals
2006 "Invincible" Carola Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström, Carola Häggkvist 5 170 4 214
2007   Norway "Ven a bailar conmigo" Guri Schanke Failed to qualify 18 48
  Spain "I Love You Mi Vida" D'Nash Andreas Rickstrand, Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson, Rebeca Pous del Toro 20 43 Member of the "Big 4"
2010   Denmark "In a Moment Like This" Chanée and N'evergreen Henrik Sethsson, Erik Bernholm 4 149 5 101
2012   Spain "Quédate conmigo" Pastora Soler Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson, Erik Bernholm 10 97 Member of the "Big 5"
  Sweden "Euphoria" Loreen Peter Boström 1 372 1 181
2013   Georgia "Waterfall" Sopho Gelovani and Nodiko Tatishvili Erik Bernholm 15 50 10 63
2015   Spain "Amanecer" Edurne Peter Boström, Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson 21 15 Member of the "Big 5"
  Georgia "Warrior" Nina Sublatti Nina Sublatti 11 51 4 98
2016 "Midnight Gold" Nika Kocharov and Young Georgian Lolitaz Kote Kalandadze 20 104 9 123
  Cyprus "Alter Ego" Minus One Minus One 21 96 8 164
2017 "Gravity" Hovig 21 68 5 164
2018   Malta "Taboo" Christabelle Johnny Sanchez, Christabelle Borg, Muxu Failed to qualify 13 101
2020   France "Mon alliée (The Best in Me)" Tom Leeb Peter Boström, John Lundvik, Amir Haddad, Tom Leeb, Léa Ivanne Contest cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2023   Sweden "Tattoo" Loreen Jimmy "Joker" Thörnfeldt, Jimmy Jansson, Lorine Talhaoui, Moa Carlebecker, Peter Boström 1 583 2 135

Junior Eurovision edit

Year Country Song Artist Co-written with Place Points
2010   Sweden "Allt jag vill ha" Josefine Ridell Arash Labbaf, Robert Uhlmann, Johan Bejerholm 11 48
2014 "Du är inte ensam" Julia Kedhammar Julia Kedhammar 13 28

National final entries edit

Melodifestivalen entries (Sweden) edit

Melodi Grand Prix entries (Norway) edit

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix entries (Denmark) edit

Euroviisut and Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu entries (Finland) edit

  • "Who Cares About a Broken Heart?" by Johanna (2002), 5th place
  • "Say You Will, Say You Won't" by Ressu (2002), 4th place
  • "I Can't Stop Loving You" by Kirsi Ranto (2004), 10th place (semi-final)
  • "Till the End of Time" by Arja Koriseva (2004), 10th place
  • "Domino" by Saara Aalto (2018), 2nd place

Eirodziesma entry (Latvia) edit

  • "Heaven in Your Eyes" by Elina Furmane (2006), 8th place

Selecţia Naţională entry (Romania) edit

Piosenka dla Europy entries (Poland) edit

  • "Viva la musica" by Man Meadow (2008), 3rd place
  • "Love Is Gonna Get You" by Man Meadow (2009), 6th place

Eurosong entry (Belgium) edit

  • "Addicted to You" by Tanja Dexters (2008), 5th place (semi-final)

Spanish selection entries (Spain) edit

Malta Eurovision Song Contest (Malta) edit

Pabandom iš naujo! (Lithuania) edit

Luxembourg Song Contest (Luxembourg) edit

Controversy edit

G:son and Henrik Sethsson's song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2001, "Listen to Your Heartbeat", was accused of plagiarism from Belgium's 1996 entry "Liefde is een kaartspel". The songwriters denied the accusation, but after the Belgian songwriters and the author's organisation SABAM pressed for legal action, a cash settlement was agreed.[2][3]

References edit

  1. ^ Petersen, Rasmus (24 January 2015). "Denmark: Here are the songs for Melodi Grand Prix 2015". Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  2. ^, Swedish entry 2001 now officially plagiarism
  3. ^ Leif Thorsson. Melodifestivalen genom tiderna ["Melodifestivalen through time"] (2006), p. 290. Stockholm: Premium Publishing AB. ISBN 91-89136-29-2

External links edit