Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Margot Kidder has died

Photo: United Artists, 1969
I was so sad to hear that Canadian-born actress Margot Kidder has passed away, sixty-nine years old. I was a big fan of her work. I first started following her career as a kid, watching the "Superman" movies. Lois Lane was my favourite character and made me interested in journalism.

As a teen, I started watching horror movies and fell madly in love with the classics "Black Christmas" (1974) and "The Amityville Horror" (1976) which both starred Margot. Her character in the former, the loud-mouthed Barb, is still one of my favourite movie characters of all time.

It was also great to see her in a small but memorable role on the amazing TV series "Brothers & Sisters", playing a dear friend of Sally Field's character Nora. As an adult, I also learned that Margot voiced the character of Gaia in the animated series "Captain Planet And The Planeteers" which I had loved as a kid.

To me, Margot always came off as being strong and independent, never afraid to speak up against injustices. I was glad to read that she was a supporter of LGBT rights and an anti-war advocate. Rest in peace, Margot. You will be greatly missed.

I would like to end with a funny 2008 quote by Margot, taken from the LGBT publication The Advocate.
"I'm not choosy at all! I'll do practically anything. I'm the biggest whore on the block. I live in a little town in Montana, and you have to drag me out of here to get to L.A., so I'm not readily available. But unless it's something sexist or cruel, I just love to work. I've done all sorts of things, but you just haven't seen them because they're often very bad and shown at 4 in the morning."

Monday, May 14, 2018

"I ain't gonna hold on to these monsters anymore"

New additions in my record collection: "Wild Wild Wonderland" by Saara Aalto, remastered reissue of "Bear Witness" by Australian pop band I'm Talking, "Eurovision Song Contest 2018", "Mise À Jour" by M. Pokora and finally the rare soundtrack to the 1985 movie "Perfect" which includes loads of great eighties gems.



"Best Of/The Platinum Collection" by Enigma, "The Best Singles" by Mike Mareen, reissue of "Patti Austin" by Patti Austin, "Energy, Love And Unity" by Nice & Wild, "Girl Fight Tonight!" by Julie Brown, "Get Over" by Nick Scotti, "I Do" by Fabrizio Faniello, "Surrender" by Javine and finally "Angelica" by Steven Zachary.

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

"Send me an angel right now"

New additions in my record collection: "Tricia Leigh Fisher" (PWL produced) by Tricia Leigh Fisher, "Find Out" by Steven Dante, "Kevin Paige" by Kevin Paige, "Send Me An Angel (Best Of Real Life)" by Real Life, "Pink" by Miss Papaya, "Desert Wind" by Ofra Haza, "The Man In Me" and "Tell Me" by Shane (Jörgen Elofsson) and "Best Of My Love" by Samantha Jade.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Montly chart - April 2018

1. Samantha Fox - Hot Boy
2. Kylie Minogue - Raining Glitter
3. Kylie Minogue - Stop Me From Falling
4. Melissa Manchester - Thief Of Hearts
5. Mike Posner - I Took A Pill In Ibiza (SeeB Remix)
6. Kylie Minogue - Shelby '68
7. Evelyn Thomas - High Energy
8. Skylar Stecker - Blame (Scotty Boy Radio Mix)
9. Nina - Beyond Memory
10. E.G. Daily - Mind Over Matter (Remix)
11. Kylie Minogue - Dancing (Anton Powers Edit)
12. Annabella Lwin - Passion Play
13. Nina - Sleepwalking
14. Jigsaw - Sky High (PWL Single Version)
15. Milan - Affectionately Mine
16. Salt Ashes - Somebody
17. Krystol - Wounded Heart
18. Salt Ashes - If You Let Me Go
19. Natalie Cole - Wild Woman Do (Power Mix With Rap)
20. Kiss'n Tell - Star
21. 7even 4orty 7even - Knock, Knock
22. Natalie Cole - Pink Cadillac (7" Turbo Mix)
23. Matt Goss - The Key (Joe T. Vannelli Radio Edit)
24. Toni Braxton - Coping (Disco Killerz Remix)
25. Lill-Babs - April April



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.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Eurotix - Naughty Boys (Remixes)

Mine and Larry Forsberg's synthpop project Eurotix just released the new digital remix single "Naughty Boys (Remixes)". Included are modern house mixes by Kentomen, Eurovision-esque mixes by Le Cantaloupe and retro mixes by Swedish Chris.

Fans of eighties music are sure to like the Swedish Chris (Christer Modig) remixes. He did remixes in the eighties and nineties for artists such as Paula Abdul, Stacey Q, Hubert Kah, Boy George, Falco, Thompson Twins, Real Life and Swedish artists Lili & Susie, Style, Trance Dance and Lena Philipsson.

Support us by buying or streaming the EP. It's out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US, Google Play and more. You can still get our CD albums from our official store.

"Naughty Boys (Remixes)" tracklist:

1. Naughty Boys (Kentomen Remix)
2. Naughty Boys (Swedish Chris Retromix)
3. Naughty Boys (Le Cantaloupe And Our 12 Points Goes To...)
4. Naughty Boys (Kentomen Extended Remix)
5. Naughty Boys (Swedish Chris Maximix)
6. Naughty Boys (Le Cantaloupe Instrumental)

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Monday, April 09, 2018

Samantha Fox - Hot Boy

Great news, eighties lovers. The fabulous Samantha Fox is back with the brand new single "Hot Boy", theme song from the upcoming Swedish movie "Videomannen", set in the eighties. The song has an amazing retro sound and you can check out the cool video down below.

Fun fact: The song is co-written by Johan Agebjörn and Roger Gunnarsson, who have written great songs for italo disco projects such as Sally Shapiro and Cloetta Paris. Roger also co-wrote my 2012 Bimbo Boy single "Die From A Broken Heart".

The single is out now on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon. The limited CD single is still available from Samantha's official website, so hurry up and get it!

"Hot Boy" tracklist:

1. Hot Boy
2. Hot Boy (Johan Agebjörn 12" Mix)
3. Hot Boy (A Copycat Hot Dub)
4. Hot Boy (A Copycat Hot Remix)
5. Hot Boy (Highway Superstar Remix)
6. Hot Boy (Robert Parker Extended Remix)
7. Hot Boy (Jenkki Remix)
8. Hot Boy (Silent City UK Remix)
9. Hot Boy (AW Studio Remix)*
10. Hot Boy (DJ Scott-E's 80's Flashback Mix)
11. Hot Boy (Paddy Duke Remix)*

Tracks marked with * are only available on the CD edition.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Monthly chart - March 2018

1. Kylie Minogue - Dancing (Initial Talk Remix)
2. Benjamin Ingrosso - Dance You Off
3. Saara Aalto - Queens
4. Renaida - All The Feels
5. Paris Red - Promises
6. The Pussycat Dolls - Hush Hush; Hush Hush
7. Kylie Minogue - Stop Me From Falling
8. The Pussycat Dolls - Hot Stuff (I Want You Back)
9. Mandinga - Zaleilah (Peet Syntax & Alexie Divello Radio Edit)
10. Teena Marie - Lips To Find You
11. Felix Sandman - Every Single Day
12. Martin Solveig & Dragonette - Hello
13. Mandinga - Colours
14. Martika - Spirit (Radio Edit)
15. Yes Lad - Something More
16. Margaret - In My Cabana
17. Fergie - Glamorous (M-Town Vice 80's Remix)
18. Mendez - Everyday
19. Mariette - For You
20. Nicki French - Teardrops (On The Disco Floor) (Matt Pop Edit)
21. Victoria Mus - Sin Final (Digimax Italo Disco Remix)
22. Precious Wilson - Only The Strong Survive (Extended Version)
23. Fernando Fuentes - The Other Side
24. Jessica Andersson - Party Voice
25. Nancy Davis - If You Belonged To Me
26. Fernando Fuentes - The Other Side
27. Keala Settle - This Is Me (Dave Audé Remix)
28. Rofo - Rofo's Theme (PWL Mix)
29. Barry Blue - Dancin' On A Saturday Night '89 (Weekend Mix)
30. Kendra Erika - Sublime (Dave Audé Remix)
31. Elias Abbas - Mitt Paradis
32. Richard Lugo - Boom



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, March 23, 2018

Pseudo Echo - Love An Adventure (Re-release)

On May 25, Cherry Pop Records will release a remastered and expanded reissue of the 1987 album "Love An Adventure" by Australian pop band Pseudo Echo. The album includes the smash hit "Funky Town". Also included are a couple of their earlier songs, like the brilliant synthpop singles "A Beat For You" and "Listening", in remixed and rerecorded versions.

I really like this band and can't wait for the reissue. Let's hope for a proper digital remaster of their 1984 album "Autumnal Park" too. It's their best one in my opinion.

You can pre-order your copy of "Love An Adventure" from Amazon and Cherry Red.

"Love An Adventure" tracklist - CD 1:

1. A Beat For You
2. Living In A Dream
3. Try
4. Listening
5. I Will Be You
6. Love An Adventure
7. Destination Unknown
8. Funky Town
9. Lonely Without You
10. Lies Are Nothing
11. Don't Go
12. In Their Time
13. Funky Town (7" Single Mix)
14. Listening (7" Edit)
15. A Beat For You (Instrumental Version)
16. Listening (Instrumental Version)

"Love An Adventure" tracklist - CD 2:

1. Funky Town (Dance Mix)
2. Funky Town (Funky House Mix)
3. Funky Town (Funky Club Mix)
4. Funky Town (Funky Vocal Mix)
5. Funky Town (Funky Dub Mix)
6. A Beat For You (Remix)
7. A Beat For You (Dub Version)
8. Listening (Dancing Koala Bear Mix)
9. Listening (Dancing Berry Mix)
10. Living In A Dream (Dance Mix)
11. Living In A Dream (Oz Mix)
12. Living In A Dream (Special Rock Radio Version)

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Eurotix - Naughty Boys (EP)

Artwork by Jimmy Dyrebrant.
Mine and Larry Forsberg's synthpop project Eurotix have finally released the brand new digital EP "Naughty Boys". The title track features the vocals of Swedish singer Sabina Corleòne and was originally sent to Melodifestivalen – Sweden's pre-selection to the Eurovision Song Contest.

The EP also includes the eighties sounding "Trail Of Broken Hearts", the movie tribute "Flicks" and the upbeat "If Heaven Is Waiting". Listen to the whole EP down under.

Support us by buying or streaming the EP. It's out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US, Google Play and more. You can still get our CD albums from our official store.

"Naughty Boys" tracklist:

1. Naughty Boys
2. Trail Of Broken Hearts
3. Flicks
4. If Heaven Is Waiting

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

"I need secrets in the dark, love in the shadows"

New CD's in my record collection: "This Is Me" by Skylar Stecker, reissue of "On The Race Track" by Precious Wilson, reissue of the "Thief Of Hearts" soundtrack (including tracks by E.G. Daily, Harold Faltermeyer, Melissa Manchester), "Inner Child" by Shanice, "If You Belonged To Me" by Nancy Davis, "Référence 80" by F.R. David, "Heart" by Kathy Sledge and the rare "Passion Play" by Teena Marie. The latter was still sealed and came with a bonus cassette, straight from Teena's estate.



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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Monthly chart - February 2018

1. Vikki Benson - Easy Love
2. Lisa - Rocket To Your Heart
3. Kim Wilde - Pop Don't Stop (The 12" Remix)
4. Alcazar - In The Name Of Love
5. Mike Hazzard - Stop Me Baby
6. Nicki French - This Love (7th Heaven Radio Edit)
7. Yes Lad - Walk Away
8. Kylie Minogue - Dancing
9. International - Touch Me (In The Heat Of The Night)
10. Alejandro Fuentes - Tengo Otra
11. Kylie Minogue - Black And White
12. Cherrelle - Artificial Heart
13. Krystol - You Could Have Been With Me Last Night
14. Exposé - What You Don't Know (2017 Deluxe Edition Megamix Single Edit)
15. Holland - Neverland
16. Agency - Millions (7md Radio Mix)
17. Cheryl Lynn - Feel It
18. Rumorz - Three Times You're Out
19. Bucks Fizz - Amen (7th Heaven Radio Edit)
20. Angie Gold - Don't Talk To Strangers
21. Fred Ventura - It's My Time
22. Bucks Fizz - Dancing In The Rain (Adam Turner Radio Edit)
23. Jackie Moore - This Time Baby
24. Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up (2015 Remix)
25. Nick Straker - A Walk In The Park 1987
26. Tasha Thomas - Midnight Rendezvous
27. Nick Scotti - Get Over
28. Radiorama - Macho Man
29. Tasha Thomas - Shoot Me (With Your Love)



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, February 23, 2018

Kylie Minogue - Dancing (Initial Talk Remix)

I previously blogged about the amazingly eighties retro remix by Initial Talk of Dua Lipa's hit single "New Rules". Now, Initial Talk has finally remixed one of my biggest idols, pop goddess Kylie Minogue, and her latest single from the upcoming "Golden" album.

"Dancing (Initial Talk Remix)" sounds truly amazing and it's out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon ect. You can also get WAV, FLAC, AIFF and ALAC files from Junodownload.