Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Monthly chart - June 2017

1. Steps - Story Of A Heart (7th Heaven Radio Mix)
2. Carly Rae Jepsen - Cut To The Feeling
3. Mariah Carey - You're Mine (Eternal) (Chus & Ceballos Remix Edit)
4. Bananarama - I Heard A Rumour (Original Mix)
5. Katz - One Touch Too Much
6. Stacey Q - Don't Make A Fool Of Yourself (Shep Pettibone Radio Edit)
7. Donny Montell - Screw Me Up
8. Gina G - Tonight's The Night
9. Zoë - Dangerous Affair
10. Liamoo - Burn
11. Samantha Jade - Always
12. Caz Fernández - I'm No Good At Keeping Secrets
13. Jamiroquai - Automaton
14. Bunny X - Lasers & Lace
15. Stacey Q - Out Of My Heart
16. SuperCub - All Kinds Of Amazing (7th Heaven Radio Mix)
17. Jamiroquai - Cloud 9
18. Paul Varney - Kiss And Make Up (Andy Sikorski Edit)
19. Goldfrapp - Rocket (Richard X Eight Four Remix)
20. Adam Lambert - Another Lonely Night
21. Kady Z - Game Over
22. Samantha Jade - Born To Be Alive
23. Alphabeat - Fascination (Bimbo Jones Radio Edit)
24. Bananarama - Nathan Jones (Dave Ford Mix)
25. Kady Z - Beautiful Disaster
26. Ruslana - It's Magical
27. Alphabeat - 10,000 Nights (Bimbo Jones Radio Edit)
28. Dead Or Alive - My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me To The Doctor) (7" Version)
29. Kady Z - Drown You Out
30. Lady Gaga - The Cure (Liam Keegan Radio Edit)
31. Katz - Loving You Is All I Know (Maxi Disco Mix)



This list shows which songs I've listened to the most this month, on my computer and my iPod. A regularly updated list of my all-time favourite songs can be found here.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Steps - Story Of A Heart (Video + Remixes)

Today, Steps finally premiered the video for their new single "Story Of A Heart" and you can check it out down below. The video is such a nostalgic trip for those of us who have followed the group since their debut in the nineties.

As you probably know by now, the song is written by ABBA's Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, and is the second single from Steps' wonderful comeback album "Tears On The Dance Floor".

The digital single includes brand new remixes by Cutmore and 7th Heaven, which is always a big plus. I even think that the song is even better as an uptempo track. You can get the remixes now from iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

"Story Of A Heart (Remixes)" tracklist:

1. Story Of A Heart (Cutmore Radio Mix)
2. Story Of A Heart (7th Heaven Club Mix)
3. Story Of A Heart (Cutmore Club Mix)
4. Scared Of The Dark (7th Heaven Club Mix)
5. Scared Of The Dark (Wideboys Step It Up Club Mix)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Liza Minnelli - Results (Re-release)

Is it Christmas? It sure feels like it, because yet another one of my favourite albums are being expanded and reissued. On August 25, Strike Force Entertainment are releasing a deluxe edition of musical icon Liza Minnelli's 1989 album "Results", including bonus remixes and music videos.

This lovely synthpop album is produced by the Pet Shop Boys and includes the electronic singles "Losing My Mind", "Don't Drop Bombs" and "Love Pains", plus the ballad single "So Sorry, I Said". Pre-order your copy of this masterpiece now from Amazon UK or Cherry Red.

"Results" tracklist - CD 1:

1. I Want You Now
2. Losing My Mind
3. If There Was Love
4. So Sorry, I Said
5. Don't Drop Bombs
6. Twist In My Sobriety
7. Rent
8. Love Pains
9. Tonight Is Forever
10. I Can't Say Goodnight

"Results" tracklist - CD 2:

1. Losing My Mind (7" Mix)
2. Losing My Mind (Extended Remix)
3. Losing My Mind (Full Length Ultimix)
4. Losing My Mind (Ultimix Dub)
5. Losing My Mind (Almighty Club Mix)
6. Losing My Mind (Almighty Dub)
7. Losing My Mind (Almighty Transensual Mix)
8. Love Pains (Steve Hurley's Radio Edit)
9. Love Pains (Steve Hurley's Remix)
10. Love Pains (Deep House Pains)
11. Love Pains (Deep Dub)
12. Love Pains (Steve Hurley's Instrumental)

"Results" tracklist - CD 3:

1. Don't Drop Bombs (New 7" Mix)
2. Don't Drop Bombs (Extended Remix)
3. Don't Drop Bombs (Disconet Remix)
4. Don't Drop Bombs (Exterminator Remix)
5. Don't Drop Bombs (Peace And Love Remix)
6. Don't Drop Bombs (Dub Mix)
7. Don't Drop Bombs (Percapella)
8. Don't Drop Bombs (Accapella)
9. Don't Drop Bombs (Instrumental)

"Results" tracklist - DVD 1:

1. Losing My Mind (Video)
2. Don't Drop Bombs (Video)
3. So Sorry, I Said (Video)
4. Love Pains (UK TV Appearance)
5. The Day After That (Video)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Exposé - What You Don't Know (Re-release)

Another one of my favourite albums are being remastered and reissued on August 18. "What You Don't Know" by freestyle girl group Exposé was originally released in 1989 and includes the singles "What You Don't Know", "Tell Me Why", "Stop, Listen, Look & Think", "Your Baby Never Looked Good In Blue" and "When I Looked At Him". This album is a must for every fan of eighties dance-pop music.

The reissue by Cherry Pop Records will consist of three CD's packed with bonus tracks like B-sides, demos and remixes, plus the previously unreleased track "You Got Me Running". Pre-order your copy now from Amazon UK and Cherry Red. I also recommend the reissue of their debut album "Exposure" too. It's great!

"What You Don't Know" tracklist - CD 1:

1. What You Don't Know
2. Stop, Listen, Look & Think
3. Tell Me Why
4. When I Looked At Him
5. Let Me Down Easy
6. Still Hung Up On You
7. Your Baby Never Looked Good In Blue
8. Now That I Found You
9. Love Don't Hurt (Until You Fall)
10. Didn't It Hurt To Hurt Me
11. Walk Along With Me
12. What You Don't Know (Radio Mix)
13. When I Looked At Him (Single Version)
14. Tell Me Why (Remix Radio Edit)
15. Your Baby Never Looked Good In Blue (Radio Remix)
16. Tell Me Why (7" Remix)
17. Stop, Listen, Look & Think (7" Single Version)
18. Walk Along With Me (Single Version)

"What You Don't Know" tracklist - CD 2:

1. What You Don't Know (Paradise Version)
2. When I Looked At Him (Suave Mix)
3. Tell Me Why (Extended Remix)
4. Stop, Listen, Look & Think (Lambada Mix Radio Edit)
5. What You Don't Know (In Effect Mix)
6. When I Looked At Him (Suave Mix - US Edit)
7. Tell Me Why (Groovehouse Mix)
8. Stop, Listen, Look & Think (House Mix)
9. What You Don't Know (Atomic Mix)
10. Tell Me Why (No Name Mix - Part 1 Dub/Part 2 Vocals)
11. Stop, Listen, Look & Think (L.A. Mix)
12. What You Don't Know (Bass Mix)

"What You Don't Know" tracklist - CD 3:

1. Tell Me Why (12" Remix)
2. Stop, Listen, Look & Think (Deep Thought Mix)
3. What You Don't Know (Crossover Mix)
4. Stop, Listen, Look & Think (Dub Mix)
5. Tell Me Why (Radio Edit)
6. Stop, Listen, Look & Think (7" Club Single Edit)
7. What You Don't Know (Might Hurt You Beats)
8. Stop, Listen, Look & Think (Ambient Mix)
9. Tell Me Why (Voice Me Why Percapella)
10. What You Don't Know (Martineé Expo Mix)
11. Stop, Listen, Look & Think (12" Mix)
12. Tell Me Why (Dakeyne DMC Remix)
13. Stop, Listen, Look & Think (Dub)
14. What You Don't Know (Demo)
15. You Got Me Running

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Baccara, Katz, Tracy Spencer, Stacey Q, PWL galore

New additions to my record collection: "I Belong To Your Heart" by Baccara, "Tracy" by Tracy Spencer, "Sunni" by freestyle singer Sunni, "Baby It's You" by Hawn & Wonder, the compilation "Super Disco Hit Collection '89" which includes many rare PWL related tracks, "Don't Make A Fool Of Yourself" and "Going Goth" by Stacey Q.



And last but not least: a CD reissue of "Female Of The Species" by Swedish pop duo Katz, produced by the Secret Service guys. It's a bootleg but the sound quality is quite good for an album sourced from vinyl. This is probably the only chance we'll ever get this classic album on CD.

Friday, June 09, 2017

"Love is blind, it's true, nobody is like you"

New CD's in my record collection "Donny Montell" by Eurovision singer Donny Montell, the Pete Hammond produced "Life Force" by Ouriel Elixir, "Nine" by Samantha Jade, "Trouble In Paradise" by La Roux, "Give Me Love" by Fun Fun and finally the Pete Hammond produced "Life In Tokyo" by EPO.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Grace And Frankie - A truly amazing show

The comedy-drama series "Grace And Frankie" follows two very different women who become friends after their husbands announce that they are in love with each other. I'm a fan of Jane Fonda so she was the main reason I decided to watch the show. But I got hooked right from the start and the show also made me a fan of Lily Tomlin, whose character is such a joy. I kind of wish I was her friend.

Watching the unlikely friendship evolve is what makes this show so great. It's also refreshing to finally see a good TV series about people over forty. It didn't take me long to watch all three seasons on Netflix. But now what? The fourth season is set to premiere in 2018. I can't wait that long to share the lives of these amazing characters. Maybe I'll just re-watch the show in the meantime.

I really recommend this series to anyone who needs some cheering up. It's truly amazing.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Zoë - Dangerous Affair

Do you remember the Austrian singer Zoë? She competed with the magical song "Loin D'ici" in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 and quickly became one of my favourites that year. Now, she's back with the new single "Dangerous Affair". It has English lyrics and a more electronic sound than her previous work, which is always a big plus for me.

Check out the video down below. The song is out now on iTunes and Spotify. I also recommend her lovely album "Debut".

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Monthly chart - May 2017

1. Steps - Happy
2. IMRI - I Feel Alive
3. Steps - Glitter & Gold
4. Lucie Jones - Never Give Up On You (7th Heaven Radio Edit)
5. Lana Pellay - Pistol In My Pocket
6. Helena Paparizou - Baby It's Over
7. Jana Burčeska - Dance Alone
8. Koit Toome & Laura - Verona (1985 Version)
9. RuPaul - American
10. Vanessa - Just A Game
11. Demy - This Is Love
12. RuPaul - Superstar (Hollywood Royalty Remix)
13. Alma - Requiem
14. Alexa Aronson - Hide & Seek (Dave Audé Edit)
15. Triana Park - Line
16. Dihaj - Skeletons
17. Kristian Kostov - Beautiful Mess (Hit The Floor RMX)
18. Salvador Sobral - Amar Pelos Dois
19. George Michael - Monkey (7" Edit)
20. Svala - Paper
21. Slavko Kalezić - Space
22. Verona - Ti Sento
23. Veroniqué - Jungle Man
24. RuPaul - Responsitrannity (Matt Pop Edit)
25. Steps - Story Of A Heart
26. Blanche - City Lights
27. Tijana Bogićević - In Too Deep
28. Isaiah - Don't Come Easy (7th Heaven Remix)
29. Hovig - Gravity (7th Heaven Epic Radio Mix)
30. Elton John & RuPaul - Don't Go Breaking My Heart (Moroder - 7" Edit Mix)
31. Sunstroke Project - Hey Mamma
32. Brendan Murray - Dying To Try
33. IMRI - I Feel Alive (DJ Pm & Tomer Maizner Remix)



This list shows which songs I've listened to the most this month, on my computer and my iPod. A regularly updated list of my all-time favourite songs can be found here.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Samantha Fox - Play It Again, Sam: The Fox Box

A few years back, my idol Samantha Fox's first four studio albums were amazingly reissued, remastered and expanded by Cherry Pop Records. On July 28th, the label is finally releasing the box set "Play It Again, Sam: The Fox Box".

Disc one includes most of her single versions while disco two features rarities and remixes. Finally, we get two two DVD's packed with her music videos and interviews.

This box set is a most for every true Samantha Fox fan. Pre-order your copy now from Amazon UK, Amazon US and Cherry Red.

"The Fox Box" tracklist - CD 1:

1. Touch Me (I Want Your Body)
2. Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me)
3. Hold On Tight (Radio Mix)
4. I'm All You Need (Single Re-Mix)
5. Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now
6. I Surrender (To The Spirit Of The Night) (7" Mix)
7. I Promise You (Get Ready)
8. True Devotion (New Mix)
9. Naughty Girls (Need Love Too) (Single Edit)
10. Love House (7" Edit)
11. I Only Wanna Be With You
12. I Wanna Have Some Fun (UK Single Edit)
13. (Hurt Me! Hurt Me!) But The Pants Stay On (Radio Edit - Sam Talks)
14. Another Woman (Too Many People) (Harding/Curnow 7" Version)
15. Go For The Heart (Feat. SOX)
16. Let Me Be Free
17. The Reason Is You (One On One) (Radio Edit)
18. Santa Maria
19. Angel With An Attitude
20. Call Me (Feat. Sabrina)
21. You've Got Me Believing In Make Believe

"The Fox Box" tracklist - CD 2:

1. I Should Have Known Better
2. Confession
3. Lovin' Don't Grow On Trees (Alternative Mix)
4. All I Wanna Do... (Feat. Full Force)
5. Love To Love You Baby (Sleaze Mix) (Hip Hop Mix)
6. Even In The Darkest Hours (7" Edit)
7. Love House (7" Edit)
8. I Only Wanna Be With You (Special Single Edit)
9. Too Late To Say Goodbye (Original 12" Mix)
10. The Winner Takes It All
11. La Isla Bonita
12. A Question Of Honour
13. Midnight Lover
14. I Give Myself To You (Pete Hammond Remix)
15. Touch Me 2016
16. It's You (Nick Harvey Club Mix)
17. Gimme Shelter (Feat. Hawkwind)
18. The Best Is Yet To Come (7" Mix)

"The Fox Box" tracklist - DVD 1:

1. Touch Me (I Want Your Body)
2. Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me)
3. Hold On Tight
4. Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now
5. I Surrender (To The Spirit Of The Night)
6. I Promise You (Get Ready)
7. True Devotion
8. Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)
9. Love House
10. I Only Wanna Be With You
11. I Wanna Have Some Fun
12. (Hurt Me! Hurt Me!) But The Pants Stay On
13. Another Woman (Too Many People)
14. Just One Night
15. Go For The Heart
16. Let Me Be Free
17. The Reason Is You (One On One)
18. Santa Maria
19. Angel With An Attitude
20. Call Me

"The Fox Box" tracklist - DVD 2:

1. Rockin' With My Radio
2. I Surrender (To The Spirit Of The Night) (Unedited Version)
3. Naughty Girls (Need Love Too) (Club Version)
4. Love House (Dance Mix)
5. I Only Wanna Be With You (Alternative Version)
6. All I Wanna Do...
7. Touch Me (Feat. Günther)
8. Rockin' With My Radio (Behind The Scenes)
9. 1987 Interview
10. 1989 Interview
11. 1991 Interview
12. Call Me (Behind The Scenes)

Monday, May 22, 2017

"Got a nice package alright, guess I'm gonna have to ride it tonight"

New CD's in my record collection: "World Be Gone" by Erasure, "All For You (Single)", "All For You (Japanese Album Reissue)", "Someone To Call My Lover" and "All Nite (Don't Stop)/I Want You" by Janet Jackson and finally "Any Which Way" by the Scissor Sisters including the amazing B-side "Sex Exciter".

It was really nice to get the Erasure album signed and my name mentioned on the thank you-list inside the booklet.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Susie Päivärinta - In Dreams

I would like to share the video to the lastest single by my friend Susie Päivärinta – member of eighties euro disco duo Lili & Susie – called "In Dreams". The beautiful track and video is a farwell to Susie's long-time songwriting partner Nestor Geli, who sadly passed away on December 15, 2016. He had co-written Lili & Susie singles such as "Nothing Could Be Better", "Where Eagles Fly", "Ride On My Love" and "Show Me Heaven".

"In Dreams" is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US. Don't forget to like Susie on Facebook for more on her upcoming solo album.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Baccara - I Belong To Your Heart (The Album)

The wait is over! I have previously blogged about Baccara's comeback single, the eighties retro hit "I Belong To Your Heart", produced by Luis Rodríguez. Now, there is finally a whole new album out featuring the fabulous María Mendiola and Cristina Sevilla.

I'm so glad the whole album has that lovely eighties retro sound of Modern Talking, C.C. Catch, Blue System, Sweet Connection and the tracks of the New Baccara-era. I'm sold.

The album is already out digitally on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon. WAV files can be bought from Beatport and JunoDownload. Those of us who prefer a CD can pre-order it now from Amazon UK or Amazon DE. It will be released on May 26.

"I Belong To Your Heart" tracklist:

1. I Belong To Your Heart
2. Super Sexy Baby
3. I Will Follow You
4. I Love You Moscow
5. You Are My Angel
6. All Your Love
7. Conquer Any Distance
8. Gimme Your Love
9. Stand By Me
10. Secret Of Love
11. Fantasy Boy 2017
12. My Funky Love
13. I Belong To Your Heart (Extended Version)