Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Oscar Enestad - I Love It

The lack of variation when it comes to artists and songwriters have made Melodifestivalen (the Swedish pre-selection to the Eurovision Song Contest) less fun to watch. However, I always find a couple of songs I like. Sure, Oscar Enestad wasn't the strongest vocalist in the latest semi-final, but he definitely had the best song. "I Love It" is electronic, dancable and sexy. I can't stop listening to it.

The track reminds me of the synth driven pop music BWO used to do, which is a big plus in my book. I really hope Oscar continues to do electronic music. I would love an album from him. I also want to recommend his previous single "Heaven On My Skin". It was one of my most played tracks of 2018.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Eurotix - Pop (Digital Edition)

The wait is over. Mine and Larry Forsberg's synthpop project Eurotix recently released our fourth album "Pop" digitally. It includes the previously released singles "Hypnotized", "My Eyes" and "Naughty Boys" plus the upcoming single "Cold". The sound is as always inspired by eighties synthpop music.

The album is available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon UK, Amazon US and many other digital music stores. The limited CD edition is still available by filling out this form.

"Pop" tracklist:

1. Call Me Up
2. Wild West
3. Hypnotized
4. Cold
5. To Mars
6. Can't Control Myself
7. Trail Of Broken Hearts
8. Just A Machine
9. Lovesong
10. Naughty Boys
11. The Size Of America
12. I Hate To Eat Alone
13. My Eyes
14. Run Run Run
15. Blip Disco

Friday, February 01, 2019

Jason Donovan, Bananarama, Thereza Bazar, Jakie Quartz

Newly bought reissues of brilliant pop albums in my collection: "Viva" and "Drama" by Bananarama, "The Big Kiss" by Thereza Bazar and "Jakie Quartz/"Alerte À La Blonde"/"Jour Et Nuit"/"Émotion Au Pluriel" by Jakie Quartz. Amazing music remastered and expanded with bonus tracks and remixes.

And the Jason Donovan albums I own: reissues of "Ten Good Reasons" and "Between The Lines", plus "All Around The World". The first two are my favourites of course, brilliant disco-pop produced by Stock Aitken Waterman.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Montly chart - January 2019

1. Patti LaBelle - New Attitude
2. Sarah Brightman - Colours Of The Rainbow
3. Claire Richards - Shame On You
4. Sarah Brightman - My Imagination
5. Bonnie Pointer - Premonition
6. Urban Cone - Comfort Me
7. Courtney Act - Fight For Love
8. Mariah Carey - With You
9. Safire - Don't Break My Heart
10. Robyn - Because It's In The Music
11. Superfruit - How You Feeling?
12. Chloe Rose - For Me (80s Dance Remix)
13. Calvin Harris - Acceptable In The 80's
14. Booty Luv - Say It
15. Brother Beyond - The Harder I Try (The Hardest 7")
16. Sabrina Johnston - Peace
17. Patti LaBelle - Beat My Heart Like A Drum
18. Bosson - Tonight We Unite
19. Britt Ekland - Do It To Me (Once More With Feeling)
20. Björn Again - So You Win Again
21. Deena O & Initial Talk - I'm In Love
22. Brother Beyond - Can You Keep A Secret? (89 Extended Mix)
23. Sabrina Johnston - Friendship
24. Stevie B - Come With Me
25. Superfruit - GUY.exe
26. Stevie B - Love And Emotion
27. Cheryl - Love Made Me Do It (Initial Talk Remix)
28. Bosson - Guardian Angel (Electro Version)
29. Stevie B - Party Your Body
30. Rick Astley & Lisa Fabien - When You Gonna
31. Bright Light Bright Light - Disco Moment
32. Mozzart - Jasmin China Girl
33. En Vogue - What Is Love
34. Bright Light Bright Light - Into The Night
35. En Vogue - Life
36. Cameron Cartio - Electric
37. En Vogue - Love The Way
38. Destiny's Child - Jumpin', Jumpin'
39. Mousse T. Vs. Hot 'N' Juicy - Horny '98

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, January 28, 2019

Rick Astley, Teena Marie, Ruby Turner and more

These are the only Rick Astley albums I own: Reissues of "Whenever You Need Somebody", "Hold Me In Your Arms" and "Free/Body & Soul", plus the album "Keep It Turned On". But I mainly just listen to the first two, and the uptempo tracks on "Keep It Turned On". The rest are too slow in my opinion. Can't beat the eighties Stock Aitken Waterman and PWL sound!

More CD's from my collection: "Show Me Love" by Robin S., "Shades Of Red" by Paris Red, "Jakie Quartz" by Jakie Quartz, reissue of "Women Hold Up Half The Sky" plus "The Motown Song Book", "Paradise (Japanese Edition)" and "The Other Side" by Ruby Turner, "It Must Be Magic" by Teena Marie and "Joey Lawrence" by Joey Lawrence.

And finally: Reissue of "Come On Inside" by Rena Scott, "House Of Cards" by Elen Cora, "Mystic Time" by Siberian Heat, reissues of "Emerald City", "Starchild", "Robbery" and "Naked To The World", plus "Ivory" and "Since Day One" by Teena Marie.

Friday, January 25, 2019

"How am I supposed to live without you?"

Some CD's from my record collection: Reissue of "Branigan 2" by Laura Branigan, "Glitter To The Neon Lights" by Nicki French, "Echoes" by Will Young, reissues of "Movin' On" and "Half And Half" by Vicki Sue Robinson, "Start Over" by Cheryl Lynn and finally "The Girl I Used To Know", "Trust" and "Can You Keep A Secret? (89 Mix)" by Brother Beyond.

"Don't Let Go: The Very Best Of En Vogue" by En Vogue, "Caution" by Mariah Carey, "Ambush In The Night" by Jayne Collins, "Say Goodbye To La La Land" by Sirens,  reissue of "Genobia" by Genobia Jeter, "Peace" by Sabrina Johnston, soundtrack to "The Phantom Of The Opera" movie, "Boylife" by Lo-Fi-Fnk and "Flashback!" by Björn Again.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Bananarama - In Stereo

A lot of great music is coming out now and it was just announced that the iconic girl group Bananarama will release a brand new studio album on April 19. It's called "In Stereo" and will include a mixture of electronic music genres. For example, the track "Love In Stereo" is produced by the brilliant synth producer Richard X.

You can pre-ordered a limited signed CD or vinyl from the duo's official website. The album is also up for pre-order from Amazon UK, Amazon US, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and many more stores, so don't hesitate. Get this pop gem right now!

Check out the track "Dance Music" down below. This fabulous song is already available to buy and stream digitally, while you're waiting for the full album.

"In Stereo" tracklist:

1. Love In Stereo
2. Dance Music
3. I'm On Fire
4. Intoxicated
5. Tonight
6. Looking For Someone
7. Stuff Like That
8. It's Gonna Be Alright
9. Got To Get Away
10. On Your Own

Monday, January 14, 2019

Laura Branigan - Branigan 2 (Re-release)

Following two amazing reissues of Laura Branigan's classic albums, her second studio album "Branigan 2", originally released in 1983, has now also been remastered and reissued. Laura's official team has been involved and the sound quality is amazing. The hit singles "Solitaire" and "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" are of course included.

Gold Legion are infamous for their lack of customer service, so instead of ordering directly from them, order your copy from Amazon UK, Amazon US, Discogs or Laura's official website to get the CD as quick as possible.

"Branigan 2" tracklist:

1. Solitaire
2. Deep In The Dark
3. Close Enough
4. Lucky
5. Squeeze Box
6. How Am I Supposed To Live Without You
7. I'm Not The Only One
8. Mama
9. Find Me
10. Don't Show Your Love
11. Solitaire (12" Version)

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Alphaville - Forever Young (Re-release)

I'm excited to tell you that German synthpop band Alphaville's debut album "Forever Young" is finally getting remastered and reissued as a double CD set on March 15. The album was originally released in 1984 and includes the hit singles "Forever Young", "Big In Japan" and "Sounds Like A Melody". Can't wait to hear this masterpiece in remastered glory.

Pre-order your copy of the standard edition now from Amazon. There is also a super deluxe edition available, including a vinyl edition plus bonus discs with demos, videos and other goodies. Don't miss this one!

"Forever Young" tracklist - CD 1:

1. A Victory Of Love
2. Summer In Berlin
3. Big In Japan
4. To Germany With Love
5. Fallen Angel
6. Forever Young
7. In The Mood
8. Sounds Like A Melody
9. Lies
10. The Jet Set

"Forever Young" tracklist - CD 2:

1. Big In Japan (Single Version)
2. Seeds
3. Sounds Like A Melody (Single Version)
4. The Nelson Highrise (Sector 1: The Elevator) (Single Version)
5. Forever Young (Version Rapide)
6. Welcome To The Sun
7. The Jet Set (Single Remix)
8. Golden Feeling
9. Big In Japan (Extended Remix)
10. Sounds Like A Melody (Special Long Version)
11. The Nelson Highrise (Sector 1: The Elevator) (12" Version)
12. Forever Young (Special Dance Version)
13. The Jet Set (Jellybean Mix)
14. Big In Japan (Extended Instrumental)
15. The Jet Set (Dub Mix)

Friday, January 04, 2019

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Yearly Chart 2018 - My most played songs

Happy new year, everyone! My year was as always filled with fabulous music. Check out my yearly chart of the tracks I've listened to the most in 2018, both old and new. All these songs are amazing, so maybe you'll find something new to listen to that you haven't heard before.

1. Kylie Minogue - Dancing
2. Kylie Minogue - Stop Me From Falling
3. Samantha Fox - Hot Boy
4. Melissa Manchester - Thief Of Hearts
5. Kylie Minogue - Every Little Part Of Me
6. Kylie Minogue - Golden
7. Bonnie Bianco - The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
8. Kylie Minogue - Raining Glitter
9. Alta Dustin - Tonite
10. Oscar Enestad - Heaven On My Skin
11. Why Don't We - Hooked
12. Benjamin Ingrosso - Dance You Off
13. Kylie Minogue - Dancing (Initial Talk Remix)
14. Ariana Grande - No Tears Left To Cry
15. Joy Winter - Day And Night
16. Quest - Got Me Good
17. Jesper Jelse Feat. RetroTeque - Don't You Know, Don't You Know
18. Kim Petras - Close Your Eyes
19. Olivia Newton-John - Twist Of Fate
20. Saara Aalto - Monsters
21. Carly Rae Jepsen - Party For One
22. Edurne - Amanecer (Remix)
23. Estelle - American Boy (Soul Seekerz Radio Remix)
24. Marcus & Martinus - Invited
25. Mikolas Josef - Lie To Me
26. NERVO feat. Kylie Minogue, Jake Shears & Nile Rodgers - The Other Boys
27. Samantha Jade - Best Of My Love (2018 Mix)
28. Alice Chater - Hourglass
29. Samantha Jade - Roller Skates
30. Blair St. Clair - Now Or Never
31. Alekseev - Forever (Kraynov Remix)
32. Jessica Mauboy - We Got Love
33. Janet Jackson - Made For Now
34. Kylie Minogue - Stop Me From Falling (Joe Stone Remix)
35. Mike Posner - I Took A Pill In Ibiza (SeeB Remix)
36. Diana Ross - You're Gonna Love It (Groovy House Radio Edit)
37. Pseudo Echo - Funky Town
38. Diana Ross - Take Me Higher
39. Kim Wilde - Pop Don't Stop
40. Kylie Minogue - Shelby '68
41. Lisa - Rocket To Your Heart
42. Mariah Carey - GTFO
43. Mike Hazzard - Stop Me Baby
44. Real Life - Send Me An Angel '89
45. Robyn - Missing U
46. RuPaul - Rock It (To The Moon)
47. Benjamin Ingrosso - All I See Is You
48. I'm Talking - Do You Wanna Be (SAW Version 12" Mix)
49. Claire Richards - End Before We Start (StarLab Radio Edit)
50. Diana Ross - Workin' Overtime
51. Donny Osmond - Soldier Of Love (7" Remix)
52. Janet Jackson - Feedback
53. Sigala & Kylie Minogue - What You Waiting For

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

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Montly chart - December 2018

1. Bonnie Bianco - The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
2. Alta Dustin - Tonite
3. Claire Richards - My Heart Is Heading Home (This Christmas) (7th Heaven's Xmas Overload Radio Edit)
4. Jennifer Lopez - Limitless
5. Melissa Manchester - Energy
6. Bananarama - Every Shade Of Blue
7. MarcAlex - Stop Before You Go
8. Melissa Manchester - Mathematics
9. Alta Dustin - Lookin' For Love
10. Bananarama - Is She Good To You (7" Remix)
11. Ashley Tisdale - It's Alright, It's OK (Dave Audé Radio Remix)
12. Sabrina - Voices
13. Howard Jones - New Song
14. Big Fun - The Heaven I Need
15. Barei - Say Yay! (Gelab Remix)
16. Anastacia - Why'd You Lie To Me
17. Basim - Cliche Love Song (Rothmann Remix)
18. Ashley Roberts - Clockwork (Cahill Edit)
19. The Buckbeats - Daydream (PWL Beat Boys Mix)
20. Melissa Manchester - All Tied Up
21. Lydia Murdock - Superstar
22. Ashley Roberts - Woman Up (Digital Dog Edit)
23. Whitney Houston & Jermaine Jackson - Shock Me
24. Body - Middle Of The Night
25. Judy Garland - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
26. Bianca Kinane - The Woman In Me (Rapino Bros Single Edit)
27. MarcAlex - Quick Quick
28. Anna Nicole Smith - My Heart Belongs To Daddy
29. Anne Hathaway - I Dreamed A Dream
30. Anastacia - Boom (Almighty Radio Edit)
31. Lydia Murdock - Casanova
32. Anastacia - I Can Feel You (Max Sanna & Steve Pitron Radio Mix)
33. Pentatonix - It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas (Cutmore Remix)
34. Drew Schiff - It's Just Today (Dave Audé Remix)
35. Amir - On Dirait (Willy William Remix)
36. Tina Cousins - Mysterious Times (7th Heaven Radio Edit)
37. Atomic Kitten - Eternal Flame (Blacksmith R&B Rub)
38. Jennifer Paige - Chain Of Fools
39. Vogon Poetry - When We Were Young (Xmas Again)
40. Destiny's Child - 8 Days Of Christmas
41. Boy George - Run

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.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

"Yes, my heart belongs to daddy, so I simply couldn't be bad"

New CD's in my record collection: "Just Me" by Bonnie Bianco, "Joy Enriquez" by Joy Enriquez, "Identified" by Vanessa Hudgens, "Be With You (Remixes)" and "Ladies Night (Remixes)" by Atomic Kitten and finally a rare compilation of PWL tracks called "Covered & Rediscovered".

"Lookin' For Love" by Alta Dustin, "My Heart Belongs To Daddy" by Anna Nicole Smith, "Going Through The Motions" by Zemya Hamilton, "Good Question" by Good Question, "MarcAlex" by MarcAlex, "Good 2 Go" by Good 2 Go, "IDGAF (Remixes)" by Dua Lipa, "Shake Up The Party" by Joy Enriquez and "I Can Feel You" by Anastacia.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Loads of records

More CD's from my record collection: "Shoulda Known Better" by Alta Dustin, "Sound Of Music" by Sound Of Music (Nanne Grönvall, Peter Grönvall, Angélique Widengren), "Superstar" by Lydia Murdock, "Extravaganza" och "Electric" by Anniela, "Cool Is The Rule" by Mai Tai, "Royal Blue" by Tyka Nelson, "Love Story" and "My Soul" by Judy Torres, "Are You Ready For Loving Me (PWL Remixes)" by René Froger, "I Still Remember" by Benjamin Falk and "Movin'" by Niklas Andersson.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Eurotix - Hypnotized (EP)

Artwork by Jimmy Dyrebrant
Mine and Larry Forsberg's synthpop project Eurotix recently released the brand new digital EP "Hypnotized". The title track is a synthpop number dedicated to classic movie icon Donna Reed, best known for her roles in movies such as "It's A Wonderful Life", "From Here To Eternity" and "The Last Time I Saw Paris". She also played Miss Ellie on "Dallas" for one season. Both me and Larry love Donna so we thought she deserved a song of her own.

The EP also includes three bonus tracks: The danceable "Just Another Night" was originally a demo recorded by Bunny X for Melodifestivalen (the Swedish pre-selection to the Eurovision Song Contest) but it didn't go all the way. "Call It Summer" is a song about the Swedish summer with a small nod to ABBA and "He'll Be Home For Christmas 2018" is a much needed update to our first ever Christmas song. The sound och all the tracks is as always inspired by eighties synthpop music.

Listen to the whole EP down under. Please support us by buying or streaming it. "Hypnotized" is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US, Google Play and more. You can order our CD albums from our official store.

"Hypnotized" tracklist:

1. Hypnotized
2. Just Another Night
3. Call It Summer
4. He'll Be Home For Christmas 2018