Sunday, September 08, 2019

Curtis Hairston, Seiko, Kathy Joe Daylor, Kiwi & Tess and more

New CD's in my record collection: Reissue of "Curtis Hairston" by Curtis Hairston, the PWL-produced "Give Your Love" by Kiwi & Tess, "Breakaway" by Kathy Joe Daylor, "Seiko" and "Was It The Future" by Seiko Matsuda and finally "South" by Shona Laing.



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Monday, September 02, 2019

NKOTB, Annica Burman, D:ream, Shaun Cassidy

New CD's in my record collection: reissue of "Hangin' Tough (30th Anniversary Edition)" by New Kids On The Block, "We All Need Love" by Double You, soundtrack to Italian slasher movie "Stage Fright" (1987), "Memory Girl" by Shaun Cassidy, "Give My Love To You" by Annica Burman and "Blame It On You (Remixes)" by Gathania.



"D:ream On Vol. 1" and "World" by D:ream, "Babywoman" by Naomi Campbell, "She's Madonna" by Robbie Williams & Pet Shop Boys, plus two rare compilation albums "Pump Up The Party Vol. 1" and "Actual Pop Music 1/89".



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Sunday, September 01, 2019

Monthly chart - August 2019

1. Eria Fachin - Savin' Myself
2. Deborah Sasson - Passion And Pain
3. Eria Fachin - Your Love Just Came Too Late
4. Madonna - I Rise (Tracy Young's Pride Intro Radio Remix)
5. Austin Mahone - Dancing With Nobody
6. Cathy Dennis - We've Got To Fight
7. Jonas Brothers - Sucker
8. Alice Chater - Tonight
9. Gathania - Blame It On You
10. Katie Price - I Got U
11. Shaun Cassidy - Memory Girl
12. Luca Hänni - Powder (F.K.S Remix)
13. Will Young - Jealousy (Moto Blanco Radio Mix)
14. Severija - Zu Asche, Zu Staub (Psycho Nikoros)
15. Jennifer Lopez - Medicine (Kaskade Remix)
16. Stacy Lattisaw - Nail It To The Wall
17. She Moves - Let's Keep It Going On
18. Say Say - Radio Romance
19. Kim Lukas - Let It Be The Night (Original Single)
20. Donna Summer - Love Is The Healer
21. Art Affairs - Workaholic
22. Sirusho & Sakis Rouvas - See (Remix)
23. Kim Lukas - Cloud 9 (T.T. Remix Edit)
24. Tamara Todevska - Proud
25. Newton - Heaven To Me (Pete Hammond Remix)
26. Phil Collins - Hang In Long Enough (Pettibone 12" Mix)
27. Shaun Cassidy - Memory Girl (Maxi Version)



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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Dani Futuro comic books

I just bought these issues of the classic comic book series Dani Futuro. I had the middle one as a kid and loved it so much. It was both scary and fun at the same time. It's a Spanish sci-fi series created by Carlos Giménez and Victor Mora in the sixties. These Swedish editions were released in 1983 though and I bought my first copy as a kid in the early nineties.

Does anyone else out there remember this comic?

Saturday, August 03, 2019

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Monthly chart - July 2019

1. Cathy Dennis - Touch Me (All Night Long) (Hot Mix)
2. Luca Hänni - I Can't Get No Sleep
3. Agnes - I Trance
4. Bishara - Love Don't Let Me Down (Remix)
5. Flying On My Own - Céline Dion
6. Madonna - God Control
7. Kygo & Whitney Houston - Higher Love
8. Kim Petras - Got My Number
9. Bilal Hassani - Basic
10. Jennifer Lopez - Ain't Your Mama
11. Keiynan Lonsdale - Kiss The Boy
12. Lena Philipsson - Maria Magdalena
13. Sheila E. - Droppin' Like Flies
14. Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber - I Dont Care (Jonas Blue Remix)
15. Pet Shop Boys - So Hard
16. Madonna & Swae Lee - Crave
17. Eleni Foureira - Gypsy Woman (La-Da-Dee)
18. ZAYN & Zhavia Ward - A Whole New World
19. Lina Hedlund - Breathe
20. Shalamar - Dancing In The Sheets
21. Robbie Williams - She's Madonna (Kris Menace Vocal Re-Interpretation)
22. Chanel - My Life (M-Factor Remix Edit)
23. Dino - Summergirls
24. Taco - Got To Be Your Lover
25. Kym Sims - Too Blind To See It
26. Pet Shop Boys - Integral
27. Newton - Sky High (Radio Edit)
28. Nancy Davis - Never Knew Love Like This Before
29. Cathy Dennis - You Lied To Me
30. Jennifer Lopez - Qué Hiciste (Cass&Dubs Remix)
31. Barbados - Kom Hem (P3 Radio Version)
32. Carsten Lykke - Jeg Flygter Til Sverige
33. Cathy Dennis - Everybody Move (7" Radio Edit)
34. Eria Fachin - Savin' Myself (Blaster Mix)



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Monday, July 15, 2019

Madonna, La Toya Jackson, Shalamar, Sheila E. and more

New CD's in my record collection: First out, "Madame X (Deluxe Edition)" by pop queen Madonna. Many strong tracks on this album if you just give it a chance!



Remastered reissues of "My Special Love" by La Toya Jackson and "Heartbreak" by Shalamar. "Collection" by DF Girls, "With A K" by Kim Lukas, "Strange Attractor" by Alphaville and "Sex Cymbal" by Sheila E.



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Monday, July 01, 2019

Monthly chart - June 2019

1. Luca Hänni - She Got Me
2. Naomi Scott - Speechless
3. Carly Rae Jepsen - Too Much
4. Cheryl - Let You
5. Tamta - Replay
6. Eleni Foureira - Triumph
7. Luca Hänni - I Will Die For You (Mike Candys 2012 Radio Edit)
8. Lake Malawi - Friend Of A Friend
9. Mahmood - Soldi
10. Pet Shop Boys - That's My Impression
11. Michela - Chameleon
12. Eleni Foureira - Gigi In Paradisco
13. Kate Miller-Heidke - Zero Gravity (7th Heaven Remix)
14. Carly Rae Jepsen - Julien
15. Kylie Minogue - I Believe In You
16. Initial Talk & ILY - Loving U
17. Kerrie-Anne - Sweet Lies
18. Sergey Lazarev - Scream (Deekey & Stellix Remix)
19. Lolo Ferrari - Airbag Generation
20. Keiino - Spirit In The Sky
21. Backstreet Boys - Chances (Dinaire+Bissen Remix)
22. Pet Shop Boys - Fugitive
23. Serhat - Say Na Na Na (Wideboys Radio Edit)
24. Victor Crone - Storm (Skip Stones Remix)
25. Crew Of Me&You - Rock My World
26. David Lyme - Never Say You Love Me
27. Taio Cruz - Disco Fever
28. Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber - I Don't Care
29. Zena - Like It
30. Darude Feat. Sebastian Rejman - Look Away
31. Kobi Marimi - Home (Remix)



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Friday, June 07, 2019

ABBA, Rose Laurens, Kim Wilde, Lolo Ferrari and more

New in my record collection: "Collection Volume 1" and "Collection Volume 2" by French pop singer Rose Laurens, reissue of "Here Come The Aliens" by Kim Wilde, "Lady" and "Forever" by David Lyme, "The Winning Edge" by Alan Michael, "Airbag Generation" by Lolo Ferrari and finally "Eurovision Song Contest 2019".



My uncle and his wife found this in a vintage shop and bought it for me. It's "ABBA - The Photo Book" in mint condition. Cost them just a few bucks:



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Monday, June 03, 2019

Mel & Kim: The Singles Box Set (1986-1990)

Great news, eighties lovers: On August 30, Cherry Pop Records are releasing a box set of British pop duo Mel & Kim's seven singles released between 1986 and 1990. We get a total of seventy-two remastered tracks, many of them rare or unreleased. This is the perfect companion to the label's 2010 reissue of their only studio album "F.L.M.".

This is a must for fans of Mel & Kim, Stock Aitken Waterman and PWL. Pre-order your copy from Amazon UK, Amazon DE or directly from Cherry Pop (the latter store includes bonus postcards).

"Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend)" tracklist:

1. Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend)
2. Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend) (House Mix)
3. Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend) (Extended Version)
4. Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend) (The Mortgage Mix)
5. Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend) (The Freehold Mix)
6. Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend) (Edit)
7. System (Garage Vocal)
8. System (12" House Mix)
9. System (Alternative Mix)
10. System (Original 12" Mix)
11. System (U.S. Album Edit)
12. System (Dub)
13. System (Instrumental)

"Respectable" tracklist:

1. Respectable
2. Respectable (Extended Version)
3. Respectable (Extra Beats Vocal)
4. Respectable (The Tabloid Mix)
5. Respectable (Shop Mix)
6. Respectable (Full Album Version)
7. Respectable (Alternative 12" Mix)
8. Respectable (Pete Hammond Mix)
9. Respectable (Mega Remix)
10. Respectable (Extra Beats Version)
11. Respectable (Instrumental)
12. Respectable (12" Instrumental)

"F.L.M." tracklist:

1. F.L.M.
2. F.L.M. (Extended Version)
3. F.L.M. (Club Mix)
4. F.L.M. (Sonic Remix)
5. F.L.M. (Auto Mix)
6. F.L.M. (Two Grooves Under One Nation Remix)
7. F.L.M. (Two Grooves Dub)
8. F.L.M. (Two Grooves Under One Nation 7" Mix)
9. F.L.M. (Phil Harding Mix)
10. F.L.M. (Beat Boys Mix)
11. F.L.M. (Beat Boys Dub)
12. Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend)/Respectable (Mega Mix)

"I'm The One Who Really Loves You" tracklist:

1. I'm The One Who Really Loves You (Pop Radio 7" Mix)
2. I'm The One Who Really Loves You (Hip Hop Radio Mix)
3. I'm The One Who Really Loves You (Stardom Groove Club Mix)
4. I'm The One Who Really Loves You (Kick 'N Live Mix)
5. I'm The One Who Really Loves You (Groove Dub)
6. I'm The One Who Really Loves You (Done Properly Dub)
7. I'm The One Who Really Loves You (Pop Radio Mix)
8. I'm The One Who Really Loves You (Chicago Club Mix)
9. I'm The One Who Really Loves You (Chicago Dubstrumental)
10. I'm The One Who Really Loves You (Yoyo's 12" Mix)
11. I'm The One Who Really Loves You (Original Mix)
12. I'm The One Who Really Loves You (Instrumental)

"That's The Way It Is" tracklist:

1. That's The Way It Is
2. You Changed My Life
3. That's The Way It Is (Extended Version)
4. That's The Way It Is (House Remix)
5. That's The Way It Is (Acid House Remix)
6. That's The Way It Is (Acid Dub)
7. That's The Way It Is (Acid Pop Mix)
8. That's The Way It Is (Original 12" Mix)
9. That's The Way It Is (Original Dub)
10. That's The Way It Is (Instrumental)
11. That's The Way It Is (Acid Pop Instrumental)
12. You Changed My Life (Instrumental)
13. That's The Way It Is (Radio Jingles)

"More Than Words Can Say" tracklist:

1. More Than Words Can Say
2. You Changed My Life (Alternative Mix)
3. More Than Words Can Say (Extended Version)
4. More Than Words Can Say (Instrumental)

"Megamix: Ninety!" tracklist:

1. The Mel & Kim 1990 Mega-Mix
2. Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend) (The Italo House Remix)
3. The Mel & Kim 1990 Mega-Mix (Extended Version)
4. The Mel & Kim 1990 Mega-Mix (Alternative Version)
5. The Mel & Kim 1990 Mega-Mix (Techno Version)
6. Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend) (The Italo House 12" Remix)

Sunday, June 02, 2019

My favourites: Naomi Scott - Speechless (Aladdin)

Me and some friends recently saw Disney's new version of "Aladdin" at the cinema and I really liked it a lot. I found it hard to take my eyes off of the gorgeous Mena Massoud who plays Aladdin. Marwan Kenzari who plays Jafar is really good looking as well. But that's not what this post is about, so let's get serious:

I like that Disney has modernised the story and gotten rid of the Arabian stereotypes from the original. I also like that Jasmine, played by the talented Naomi Scott, is given more of a voice this time around. I totally love the song "Speechless" that she sings as a response to society's demands on her to be seen but not heard. The song is beautiful and empowering, sort of like "Let It Go" from "Frozen".

Check out the video down below and don't forget to support the song on iTunes, Spotify etc.



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Friday, May 31, 2019

Visage, Shirley Murdock, Pet Shop Boys and more

New in my record collection: Reissues of "Visage" by Visage, "Machine Age Voodoo" by SPK and "Shirley Murdock!" by Shirley Murdock, plus and "The Very Best Of" by Living In A Box:



Some Pet Shop Boys CD's in my record collection:



And finally "Dedicated (Deluxe Edition)" by Carly Rae Jepsen:



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Monthly chart - May 2019

1. Kylie Minogue - New York City
2. Madonna & Maluma - Medellín
3. Bananarama - Intoxicated
4. Mohombi - Hello (Carnival Brain Remix)
5. Bunny X - Disco Pagan Boy
6. Melanie B - For Once In My Life
7. Michael Rice - Bigger Than Us (7th Heaven Radio Edit)
8. Carly Rae Jepsen - Super Natural
9. Erasure - A Whole Lotta Love Run Riot
10. Claire Richards - 7 Billion (Gareth Shortland Trance Radio Mix)
11. Brother Beyond - Can You Keep A Secret? (Miami Mix)
12. Daniela Simmons - If You Don't Want My Body
13. Hilary Roberts - Back To Life
14. Bang - Holding My Heart (7" Remix Edit)
15. Dami Im - Fighting For Love (7th Heaven Remix)
16. Claire Richards - These Wings (Gareth Shortland Radio Mix)
17. Oscar Enestad - Sign Of My Love
18. Pet Shop Boys - On Social Media
19. Erasure - Fingers & Thumbs (Cold Summer's Day)
20. Shirley Murdock - Truth Or Dare
21. First Ladies Of Disco - Don't Stop Me Now (Moto Blanco Radio Edit)
22. Rhonda Clark - Instant Attitude
23. Bang - You're The One
24. Pet Shop Boys - I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More
25. Bananarama - I'm On Fire
26. Jussie Smollett - Hurt People
27. Bunny X & Fred Ventura - Words
28. Pet Shop Boys & Kylie Minogue - In Denial
29. Bananarama - Love In Stereo
30. Dandy - Casanova
31. Taio Cruz - Dynamite (Mixin Marc Remix Radio Edit)
32. Dandy - For Your Heart
33. Pet Shop Boys - A Man Could Get Arrested (Bobby Orlando Version)
34. Jussie Smollett - Don't Go
35. Initial Talk & ILY - Loving U (Extended)



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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Eurovision: Why UK's Michael Rice didn't win

Oh, how Eurovision fans can go overboard sometimes. I unfollowed someone on Twitter for writing stuff like "Europe hates the UK. They just want our money but then they don't vote for us". Another British viewer wrote: "How can San Marino get more points than our song?"

Let me break it down for you. A couple of factors led to the UK doing poorly in this year's competition. Sadly, Michael didn't sing very well live that night. I've heard him sing in other videos and he is normally a brilliant singer, so I am positive that nerves were to blame, NOT Michael.

I thought the song itself was quite good. But the production and the slow tempo made it too boring for my taste and I think most of Europe agreed. And Michael's shaky vocals didn't help. However, had they instead used the "7th Heaven Radio Edit", they might have received more votes. I have been listening to that remix a lot since it was released and it makes the original song so much better.

This is often the case with UK entries, I usually end up listening to the remixed versions more than the originals. So maybe it's time for the UK to start sending more dance-club oriented songs to Eurovision? But that's just what I think.

And remember, this is a competition that shouldn't be taken so seriously. Starting to blame other countries for not voting for you is quite rude. I always say: "There is no right or wrong when it comes to music, just difference tastes."

Support Michael by streaming or buying the remix single on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon etc. I have fixed the tracklist down below since the label messed them up on the digital releases.

"Bigger Than Us (Remixes)" tracklist:

1. Bigger Than Us (7th Heaven Radio Edit)
2. Bigger Than Us (7th Heaven Club Mix)



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Monday, May 27, 2019

Bananarama, Erasure, Donna Summer and more

New in my record collection: First out is "In Stereo" by the fabulous Bananarama. I have listened to it loads and I love it. Can't wait for the next single to come out.



More CD's in my record collection: Reissues of the Giorgio Moroder produced "No. 1 In Heaven" by Sparks and "Wild!" by Erasure. "Voices Of Our Fantasy" by Norwegian synthpop duo Go, "Generate" by Michael Fortunati, "Melody Of Love (Wanna Be Loved)" by Donna Summer and "Push" by Swedish band Trance Dance.



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