Sunday, January 10, 2021

Yearly Chart 2020 - 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 2020, 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 - Magic
2. Kylie Minogue - Say Something
3. Steps - What The Future Holds
4. Kylie Minogue - Supernova
5. Kylie Minogue - I Love It
6. Lady Gaga - Stupid Love
7. Ava Max - Born To The Night
8. Kylie Minogue - Miss A Thing
9. Maria Vidal - Body Rock
10. Lady Gaga - 911
11. Dua Lipa - Physical
12. Daði Freyr - Think About Things
13. Ava Max - Belladonna
14. Jessie Ware - What's Your Pleasure?
15. Steps - To The Beat Of My Heart
16. Erasure - Nerves Of Steel (7th Heaven Remix Edit)
17. Kylie Minogue - Where Does The DJ Go?
18. Lady Gaga - Alice
19. Kylie Minogue - Real Groove
20. Steps - Something In Your Eyes
21. Secret Service - Flash In The Night
22. Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande - Rain On Me
23. Tracie Spencer - Symptoms Of True Love
24. Kiesza - All Of The Feelings
25. Björn Skifs - The Arbiter
26. Ami Aspelund - Fantasy Dream
27. Hanna Ferm - Sweet Temptation
28. Dua Lipa - Don't Start Now
29. Verka Serduchka - Disco Kicks
30. Jessie Ware - Soul Control
31. Selena Gomez - Dance Again
32. Dua Lipa - Break My Heart
33. Kylie Minogue - Last Chance
34. Chaka Khan - This Is My Night
35. Tracie Spencer - Save Your Love
36. Doja Cat - Say So
37. Victoria Monét - Experience
38. Erika Vikman - Syntisten Pöytä
39. The Weeknd - Blinding Lights
40. Agnes - Fingers Crossed
41. Ben Dolic - Violent Thing
42. Efendi - Cleopatra
43. Miley Cyrus - Midnight Sky
44. Little Mix - Break Up Song
45. Nick Kamen - Turn It Up
46. Kiesza - Crave
47. Berlin - Dancing In Berlin
48. Lili & Susie - Hela Livet Var Ett Disco
49. Melanie C - Good Enough
50. Dua Lipa - Hallucinate
51. Kiesza - Love Me With Your Lie
52. Ava Max - Kings & Queens
53. Louise - Stretch (Initial Talk Remix)
54. Elton John - I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That (Shep Pettibone Radio Edit)
55. Tuure Boelius - Lätkäjätkä-Ville



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Saturday, January 09, 2021

Modern Talking, René & Angela, Annie, Peter Cetera and more

New CD's in my record collection: Remastered reissues of "The First Album/The Second Album (1985)" by Modern Talking, "King Of The World" (1980) by Sheila & B. Devotion, "Solitude/Solitaire" (1986) by Peter Cetera, the "Saturday Night Fever" (1977) soundtrack, "Street Called Desire" (1985) by René & Angela and "I Feel For You" (1984) by Chaka Khan:



The new album "Dark Hearts" (2020) by Norwegian electronic artist Annie:



I got a sweet package from my friend Lili Päivärinta (of Lili & Susie) as thanks for helping her out. I got signed copies of her lovely Christmas single "Heart To Heart" (2019) and of her "Djurens Ö" calendar. I'm so proud to find my own name at the back of the CD cover. It really made my day:



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Monday, January 04, 2021

Tanya Roberts has passed away

I was so sad to read the news about amazing actor Tanya Roberts' death. She was only sixty-five years old with so much more to give. She was a big favourite of mine.

As a kid, I first saw her in the original "Charlie's Angels" series (one of my all-time favourites) and the James Bond movie "A View To A Kill" (1985), and I became a big fan straight away. Later, I fell in love with her all over again on "That '70s Show" and when discovering the cult classics "Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle" (1984) and "Tourist Trap (1979)".

Rest in peace, angel. You'll be terribly missed.



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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Monthly charts - December 2020

1. Kylie Minogue - Miss A Thing
2. Steps - To The Beat Of My Heart
3. Kylie Minogue - Where Does The DJ Go?
4. Steps - To The One
5. Secret Service - Flash In The Night
6. Steps - Heartbreak In This City
7. Kylie Minogue - Every Day's Like Christmas (A Stock Aitken Waterman Remix)
8. Carly Rae Jepsen - It's Not Christmas Till Somebody Cries
9. Daði Freyr - Every Moment Is Christmas With You
10. Bardeux - Bleeding Heart (Radio Remix)
11. Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights
12. Kevin Austin - Let Them Talk
13. Britney Spears - Swimming In The Stars
14. Sylvie Vartan - Des Heures De Désir
15. Rick Astley - Love This Christmas
16. Erasure - Gaudete
17. Pernilla Wahlgren & Roger Pontare - Christmas Time Is Here Again
18. Kim Wilde - Isobel's Dream
19. Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
20. RuPaul - Christmas Is About Love
21. Lili & Susie - Jag Drömmer Om En Jul Hemma
22. Lustans Lakejer - Diamanter Är En Flickas Bästa Vän
23. Lili & Susie - En Liten Kyss Av Dig
24. Kim Wilde & Hal Fowler - Burn Gold (Silent Night) (Electric Penguins Remix)
25. Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande & Jennifer Hudson - Oh Santa!
26. Tarkan - Yolla
27. Secret Service - Oh Susie (1982 Remix)
28. Re-Flex - Hit Line
29. Sophie Ellis-Bextor - My Favourite Things (Christmas Kitchen Disco Version)
30. Re-Flex - The Politics Of Dancing
31. Lili Päivärinta - Heart To Heart
32. En Vogue - Silent Nite
33. RuPaul & Siedah Garrett - Brand New Year
34. Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy (The Justin Strauss 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.

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Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Steps, Kim Wilde and Sylvie Vartan

New CD's in my record collection: First out, "What The Future Holds" (2020) by Steps. I love this album. It's one of the albums of the year for me. We need more poptastic music in this world.



Remastered reissues of "Des Heures De Désir" (1984), "Made In USA" (1985) and "Virage" (1986) by French singer Sylvie Vartan. I first discovered her music after hearing her version of a track by my idol Agnetha Fältskog. Great synth driven pop music!



And finally "Wilde Winter Songbook" (Deluxe Edition) (2020) by the amazing Kim Wilde. Lovely Christmas album including duets with Nik Kershaw, Rick Astley, Hal Fowler and Marty Wilde.



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Monday, November 30, 2020

Monthly charts - November 2020

1. Kylie Minogue - Supernova
2. Kylie Minogue - I Love It
3. Lili & Susie - Hela Livet Var Ett Disco
4. Kylie Minogue - Real Groove
5. Steps - Something In Your Eyes
6. Kylie Minogue - Last Chance
7. Melanie C - Good Enough
8. Chaka Khan - This Is My Night
9. Melanie C - In And Out Of Love
10. Mikolas Josef - Lalalalalalalalalala
11. Melanie C - Into You
12. The Mamas - Whitney In The 80's
13. Ami Aspelund - Fantasy Dream
14. Roberto Bellarosa - Suivre Mon Étoile (Remix)
15. Towe Jaarnek - Promises
16. Peter Cetera - Queen Of The Masquerade Ball
17. Bikinis - Baby Boy
18. Sirens - Stilettos
19. Vesta Williams - Here/Say
20. Carmen Kane - Sorry If I Broke Your Heart
21. Kayo - You Got The Look (Foxy)
22. Dodo & The Dodos - Giv Mig Hvad Du Har (2019 Comaro/Freisig Remix)
23. Anna Sahlene - Vertigo (Bassflow Version)
24. Fernando Brito - No Dudes En Llamarme (Dance Version)



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.

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Eurotix - The Best Of Times 2013-2020

I'm so happy to announce the release of "The Best Of Times 2013-2020" by my synthpop project Eurotix. It includes all our singles and fan favourites, plus "Try Again" remixes and the brand new song "Synchronize". All remastered especially for this collection.

The album is out digitally on Bandcamp (support the artists directly), iTunes, Spotify, Amazon etc. There is also a limited 2 CD edition available from Russian record label Maschina Records. We appreciate all your support!

"The Best Of Times 2013-2020" - CD 1:

1. I Plead Insanity (Unreleased Single Mix)
2. Life As It Slips Away
3. We Could Have Been (New Version)
4. Clubland
5. When You Go (Remix)
6. After Before, Before After
7. I'm Ready For My Close-Up (Remix)
8. The Secret (Remake)
9. Don't Let Go (Remake)
10. Let's Die Young (Unreleased Single Mix)
11. Are You Strong Enough?
12. When You Are In My Dreams
13. Kiss Them For Me
14. Computer Dating
15. Our Spaceboy (Remodel)
16. Will You Remember Me? (Remake 2)
17. Only For Love (Unreleased Single Mix)

"The Best Of Times 2013-2020" - CD 2:

1. Tonight
2. Hello Susie (Remodel)
3. The Best Of Times (Radio Edit)
4. Face Down (Remix)
5. Conquer The Universe
6. I'll Be Your Satellite
7. If You Were A War (Remix)
8. Naughty Boys
9. My Eyes
10. Run, Run, Run
11. To Mars
12. Call It Summer (2020 Remix)
13. Hypnotized
14. Cold
15. Coming Back To Life (Remix)
16. I Forget Myself
17. A Memory
18. Synchronize



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Monday, November 16, 2020

Kylie Minogue's "DISCO" album saves 2020

Here it is, my number one album of 2020: "DISCO (Deluxe Edition)" by my biggest idol Kylie Minogue. I have been playing it nonstop since I got it and there's not one bad song on the album. I am so happy. Thank you, Kylie, I really needed this album this year.



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Saturday, October 31, 2020

Monthly charts - October 2020

1. Kylie Minogue - Magic
2. Maria Vidal - Body Rock
3. Tracie Spencer - Symptoms Of True Love
4. Ava Max - Born To The Night
5. Lady Gaga - 911
6. Steps - Under My Skin
7. Ava Max - Belladonna
8. Erasure - Nerves Of Steel (7th Heaven Remix Edit)
9. Tvilling - Dum Dum Dum
10. Lena Philipsson - Lära Så Länge Man Lever
11. Tracie Spencer - Save Your Love
12. Björn Skifs - The Arbiter
13. Helen Terry - Now You're Mine
14. Victoria Monét - Experience
15. Tracie Spencer - This House
16. Starleana - Work Me Over
17. Saara Aalto & Baga Chipz - When The Sun Goes Down
18. The Beloved - Your Love Takes Me Higher
19. Alexander Rybak - Magic
20. Modern Talking - Sexy, Sexy Lover
21. Josefin Nilsson - Heaven And Hell
22. Tone Norum - Stranded
23. Go - Let Your Love Flow
24. Cinzia - If She Knew What She Wants (Moto Blanco Radio Edit)
25. Felony - I'm No Animal
26. Victoria Monét - Jaguar
27. Tracie Spencer - Don't Slip Away
28. Orup - Stockholm (Nuzak 7" Mix)
29. What's Up! - Walk In Walk Out
30. Uffe Persson & Lena Philipsson - Ingen Av Oss Vet
31. Steps - What The Future Holds (Cahill Remix)
32. Tracie Spencer - Symptoms Of True Love (PWL 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.

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

New by Ava Max, Erasure, Kiesza, Melanie C

New amazing albums in my record collection: First out is the amazing debut album "Heaven & Hell" (2020) by Ava Max. Not one bad song on it:



I love the eighties retro sound on Erasure's new album "The Neon" (2020). This is another contender for album of the year 2020:



I am a huge Spice Girls fan and I really like Melanie C's voice. But "Melanie C" (2020) is the first of her solo albums that I really love. Great electronic dance-pop music that fits so well with her voice:



Last but not least: "Sound Of A Woman" (2014) and "Crave" (2020) by Kiesza. The latter is a sure contender for album of the year 2020. So good!



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Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Hazell Dean Vs. Energise Records

This text below was originally posted on my Facebook page, but since it was posted, many people contacted me saying they too have read offensive comments by the record label and therefor stopped supporting their music, so I thought I would post my original message here on the blog as well, for those who are interested. One of the people who contacted me even said they were blocked on Twitter by the label for calling them out on a racist tweet which it saying a lot. 

Many of you have seen the statement about what happened between eighties pop icon Hazell Dean and the Energise Records label. I feel it has gotten out of hand and I wanted to share my thoughts. I might lose some friends over it, but if that's so, they weren't really friends to begin with.

Here are my ten cents: We don't know everything about this issue and we can disagree. However, I think it's unfair that some people blindly put the blame of the label closing on Hazell Dean after reading the statement (now deleted) the Energise guys put up. They did make mistakes, but in my opinion, trying to excuse it by making Hazell seem "overly sensitive" is not cool.

I'm not getting involved with the photos since I haven't seen them. However, I've seen stuff the label has posted in the past, and that "white pride" comment (now also deleted) is inexcusable in my opinion. I unfollowed the label after reading that. People can moan all they want about people being "so sensitive" and "snowflakes" these days, but to me, it's a good thing to speak up against racism, sexism etc. That doesn't mean that I think the record label should close, but I think there is more to that story. Besides, them choosing to close the label after the scandal is not Hazell's decision, it's theirs, so don't put that on her.

Also, to say: "The white pride thing was a joke", is just stupid. And it makes it sound like people are longing to go back to the fifties when "everything was perfect". It wasn't, trust me. Especially not for minorities, but maybe most people commenting don't really care about them.

I find that way too many people are victim blaming (without knowing the full story) and saying that those who find certain things offensive are "snowflakes". I think that the real snowflakes are the "old-fashioned" people saying everything was so much better in the past, before LGBTQ people, women and people of colour started asking for equality. And yes, I know that gay people have been writing this too, which just shows that hate is in every group, not just among "middle-aged white cis men", although they seem over-represented.

After this post, I won't check any more posts or replies about this subject, since it has gotten out of hand with some of the commenters. I don't have the energy for all the hate.

Think what you like, but please THINK before you start posting stuff about people being "overly sensitive". Especially when you aren't the target of whatever has been posted. It's just not right.

Peace out.



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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Monthly charts - September 2020

1. Steps - What The Future Holds (Single Mix)
2. Kylie Minogue - Magic
3. Verka Serduchka - Disco Kicks
4. Jessie Ware - What's Your Pleasure?
5. Kiesza - Love Me With Your Lie
6. Erika Vikman - Syntisten Pöytä
7. Elton John - I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That (Shep Pettibone Radio Edit)
8. Miley Cyrus - Midnight Sky
9. Jessie Ware - Soul Control
10. Kiesza - Crave
11. Agnes - Fingers Crossed
12. Lena Philipsson - En Stilla Depression (Sonnvik X Kentomen Remix)
13. Dua Lipa, Madonna & Missy Elliott - Levitating (The Blessed Madonna Remix)
14. The Pointer Sisters - Friends' Advice (Don't Take It) (Shep Pettibone Radio Edit)
15. Hazell Dean & Darryl Pandy - Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing
16. Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Success
17. En Vogue - Riddle (StarGate Radio Mix)
18. Mariah Carey & Lauryn Hill - Save The Day
19. The Pointer Sisters - Insanity
20. En Vogue - Don't Go
21. Get Ready! - I Still Luv U
22. Adeva - I Thank You (Love To Infinity Edit)
23. En Vogue - You Don't Have To Worry (Radio Remix Edit)
24. Kylie Minogue - Say Something (Syn Cole Extended Mix)
25. Emly Clausen - Touch Me (All Over)
26. Carola - The Runaway (Extended Dub Mix)
27. Tracie Spencer - Symptoms Of True Love (PWL Remix)
28. Tone Norum & Tommy Nilsson - All Som Jag Känner



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.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Rare CD's: Tommy Page, PWL, Melissa Tkautz and more

Here are some new rare CD's in my record collection:

"Fresh" (1992) and "Is It...?" (1993) by Australian pop starlet Melissa Tkautz, "Right Rhythm" (1990) and "Friends' Advice (Don't Take It)" (1990) by The Pointer Sisters (including Shep Pettibone remixes), the 3" CD single "A Zillion Kisses" (1989) by Tommy Page (including amazing PWL remixes) and a 1991 promo CD from Crush Records (including rare songs by Small Talk, Paul Rein, Girls! and Tina).



Then some rare CD's Swedish artists: "Number One" (1988) by Carmen Kane and "Stillbilder" (1987) and "Hög Puls" (1989) by Milla's Mirakel!



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Friday, September 11, 2020

Steps - What The Future Holds (New album, single, video)

The amazing pop group Steps is back with the brand new single "What The Future Holds", taken from the upcoming album of the same name. It's so good! I'm glad they keep doing melodic dance-pop music, just what the fans love. The album will even include a cover of one of my personal favourites: "Something In Your Eyes" by Jenny Silver.

The album will be out on November 27. You can pre-order it now from iTunes, Spotify, Amazon or the official Steps website. There are many different formats to choose from. Check out the brand new video down below.

"What The Future Holds" tracklist:

1. What The Future Holds
2. Something In Your Eyes
3. Clouds
4. To The Beat Of My Heart
5. Father's Eyes
6. One Touch
7. Under My Skin
8. Heartbreak In This City
9. Come And Dance With Me
10. Don't You Leave Us Halfway
11. To The One
12. Hold My Heart



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Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Verka Serduchka - Disco Kicks (New italo disco)

As you know, I'm a huge fan of italo disco music from the eighties. I also like the hilarious drag queen Verka Serduchka from Ukraine, best known for her Eurovision song "Dancing Lasha Tumbai". Now, she has released a wonderful song called "Disco Kicks". The sound is pure retro italo disco and the lyrics are as funny as ever. Also, you can clearly hear the nods to italo disco acts Scotch and Fancy. I love this!

It's taken from Verka's brand new EP "Sexy", out now on iTunes, Spotify and more. Get it now, eighties nerds!



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