Monday, February 27, 2012

Kylie Minogue - On A Night Like This (2012 Acoustic Version)

My idol Kylie Minogue is celebrating twenty-five years as a pop singer by releasing a new album with acoustic versions of her biggest hits. I'm not a big fan of acoustic music, but it's Kylie we're talking about, so I'll be getting it for sure!

Check out this video of Kylie performing a new version of her classic single "On A Night Like This", from her upcoming album. I prefer the original 2000 version but this acoustic version is kind of charming:

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Loreen - Euphoria

One of my favourite songs in this year's Melodifestivalen is "Euphoria" by Loreen. This fantastic dance-pop track is now available on iTunes and Spotify. I actually think it could win the whole Eurovision Song Contest!

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Tooji - Stay

One of my favourite songs right now is "Stay" by sexy pop singer Tooji. He's representing Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest and I'm sure he'll do great. I love the modern pop sound and the song is very catchy.

My first reaction was that Tooji looks a bit like Swedish pop hunk Eric Saade, but Tooji is definately not a Saade copy.

What do you think? If you like "Stay", go ahead and buy it on iTunes. It's also available on Spotify.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Three Degrees - This Is The House (Re-release)

The 1980's classic "The Heaven I Need" by The Three Degrees was recently reissued on iTunes. Now, their 1986 follow-up single "This Is The House" has also been reissued!

This amazing Stock Aitken Waterman produced track can be bought on iTunes. The bundle includes previously unreleased remixes. This is a must for all fans of 80's pop and R&B!

"This Is The House" tracklist:

1. This Is The House
2. This Is The House (Extended Version)
3. This Is The House (Mega Dance Mix)
4. This Is The House (7" Remix)
5. This Is The House (12" Remix)
6. This Is The House (Real Bass 7" Mix)
7. This Is The House (Real Bass 12" Mix)
8. This Is The House (Funky Sisters Say 'This Is The Dub' Mix)
9. This Is The House (Senza Voce)
10. This Is The House (12" Senza Voce)
11. This Is The House (Remix Backing Track)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Dynasty in new Snickers ad

Have you seen the new Snickers ad? Joan Collins and Stephanie Beacham revisit their wonderfully bitchy characters Alexis and Sable from eighties soap opera "Dynasty". It's so great to see them back together again, if only for a short time!

What do you think of the new ad?

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Darin - Nobody Knows

Swedish pop hunk Darin is back with the brand new single "Nobody Knows"! I'm really glad he's back to doing dance-pop and I hope his upcoming album include more uptemo tracks and less ballads.

Buy "Nobody Knows" on iTunes or Spotify.

Steps - The Platinum Collection

As you all know, Steps are back! Did you miss out on them the last time around? Then "The Platinum Collection" is the CD box for you. It includes their amazing studio albums "Step One", "Steptacular" och "Buzz".

Sadly, the box doesn't include any bonus tracks like B-sides, unreleased tracks or remixes, so it's mainly for people who don't own the original albums. You can order "The Platinum Collection" now from Amazon.

Personally, I would prefer deluxe editions of their original albums, remastered with tons of rare bonus tracks and remixes, but you can't everything.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

The Three Degrees - The Heaven I Need (Re-release)

In 1985, disco trio The Three Degrees released their comeback single "The Heaven I Need", written and produced by the amazing Stock Aitken Waterman.

Now, the single has been reissued on iTunes, including rare remixes. This is a must for all fans of 80's pop and R&B!

"The Heaven I Need" tracklist:

1. The Heaven I Need
2. The Heaven I Need (Extended Version)
3. The Heaven I Need (Mega Dance Mix)
4. The Heaven I Need (Original Mix)
5. The Heaven I Need (Original 12" Mix)
6. The Heaven I Need (Senza Voce)
7. The Heaven I Need (Backing Track)
8. Gimme, Gimme, Gimme

Bimbo Boy Collection 2002-2009

As my friends know, I don't listen to my own music very often. I always get embarrassed and start blushing whenever I hear my songs on the radio, especially the older ones. But I'm so glad people still like them!

The producers have always done a great job, it's just that I'm very shy and self-critical so I'm not comfortable listening to myself. Besides, some of my older lyrics are a bit dirty ha ha! And my voice wasn't as strong back then.

Anyway, while waiting for my new single "Die From A Broken Heart", I have put together a playlist with all my songs from 2002 to 2009. Some of them can be downloaded for free. But please keep in mind that some of them are quite old now!

Monday, February 06, 2012

Afro-Dite - The Boy Can Dance

Melodifestivalen, the Swedish pre-selection to the Eurovision Song Contest, has begun! One of my favourite songs in the first semi-final is "The Boy Can Dance" by Afro-Dite. It's a great disco track!

If you like what you hear, buy the song on iTunes. Right now, it's number fourteen on the Swedish chart.

Afro-Dite won Melodifestivalen in 2002 with the disco pastiche "Never Let It Go" and represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Hunk of the day: Lee E. Scharfstein (Interview With The Vampire)

Have you seen the 1994 horror movie "Interview With The Vampire"? It's based on a popular novel by Anne Rice, and stars Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise as two hunky, homoerotic vampires.

If so, did you ever notice hot actor Lee E. Scharfstein? He had a very small but mesmerizing part in the movie, as "Widow's Lover": a young and extremely cute guy with lips to die for. He ends up being seduced by Tom Cruise, which is short but sweet.

Some months ago, I happened to find Lee on Twitter and had to send him a message, complimenting his good looks. Mind you, he still looks amazing! To my great surprise, Lee replied, thanking me for the compliment.

I better finish this blog post now before I start sounding like a stalker or something. Ha ha! I just like giving compliments, that's all. Enjoy this beautiful photo of Lee from the movie:

Friday, February 03, 2012

Madonna - Give Me All Your Luvin'

The wait is finally over! Check out Madonna's new music video for her single "Give Me All Your Luvin'" right here. It features M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj. I'm so excited about her upcoming album. Buy "Give Me All Your Luvin'" now on iTunes.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Monthly Chart - January 2012

1. Cher - You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me (Almighty Radio Mix)
2. La Toya Jackson - Starting Over
3. Vanessa Amorosi - Absolutely Everybody
4. ABC - How To Be A Millionaire
5. Gazebo - I Like Chopin
6. Emma Bunton - Downtown (Element Remix)
7. Italove - L'Amour
8. Elisabeth Andreassen - Jag Ser En Stjärna Falla (L.A. Remix)
9. Laura Branigan - Self Control
10. Il Genio - Pop Porno
11. Emma Bunton - Maybe
12. Meccano - Activate My Heart
13. Cher - You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me (Dave Audé Radio Mix)
14. Kelly Marie - Halfway To Paradise
15. Geri Halliwell - Calling (Metro 7" Mix)
16. Raffaella Carrà - 1, 2, 3, 4 Dancing
17. ABC - Tower Of London
18. Gazebo - Masterpiece
19. Nanne Grönvall - Jag Sträcker Mig Mot Himlen (DJ Mix)
20. Holly Valance - Naughty Girl (K-Klass Radio Edit)
21. Ellie Campbell - Don't Want You Back
22. Gazebo - Lunatic
23. Darren Hayes - Pop!ular (Radio Edit)
24. Brandy & Monica - The Boy Is Mine
25. Five Star - The Slightest Touch (7" Remix)
26. Bernadette Washington - Crossing The Beat
27. Cynthia - What Will It Take
28. ABC - When Smokey Sings (The Miami Mix)
29. Elisabeth Andreassen - I'm A Woman
30. Geri Halliwell - Calling (W.I.P. 'Coeur De Lion' Edit)
31. La Toya Jackson - Stop In The Name Of Love (The Remix)
32. Monica - Angel Of Mine
33. Brandy - Have You Ever?

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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Shirley MacLaine in Downton Abbey

As confirmed by ITV, classic film star Shirley MacLaine will guest star on Brittish drama series "Downton Abbey". She'll show up in season three as Lady Grantham's mother. MacLaine is known for her roles in movies such as "Sweet Charity", "The Apartment" and "Terms Of Endearment".

I'm really excited about this! However, I'm still hoping Joan Collins will get to guest star on this wonderful series!

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

MDNA - Madonna's new album cover

My big idol Madonna is releasing her brand new album "MDNA" on March 26, but the album cover art has been revealed. Isn't it fabulous? I love the whole retro kitsch style! 2012 will be a great year for pop lovers.