Thursday, May 31, 2012

Monthly Chart - May 2012

1. Sandra - Maybe Tonight
2. Mimi Oh - Festen Som Vi Hatar Imorrn
3. Ivi Adamou - La La Love
4. Hazell Dean - No Fool (For Love) (The Murray 7" Mix)
5. Eleftheria Eleftheriou - Aphrodisiac
6. Pajama Party - Over And Over
7. Sandra - Everlasting Love (PWL 12" Remix)
8. Hazell Dean - Who's Leaving Who (The Boys Are Back In Town Mix)
9. Anggun - Echo (You And I)
10. Hazell Dean - Always Doesn't Mean Forever
11. Sandra - In The Heat Of The Night (Extended Version)
12. Bananarama - Last Thing On My Mind (Hi-NRG Mix)
13. Jedward - Waterline
14. Sandra - (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena (Extended Version)
15. Hazell Dean - Stand Up
16. Pajama Party - Hide And Seek
17. Five Star - Somewhere Somebody
18. Mandinga - Zaleilah
19. Ivi Adamou - La La Love (Rico Bernasconi Remix)
20. Gaitana - Be My Guest
21. Donny Montell - Love Is Blind (New West Club Remix)
22. Popsie - Rough Enough (Radio Edit)
25. Kurt Calleja - This Is The Night (Promostella Club Remix)
23. Lonnie Gordon - Happenin' All Over Again (Italiano House Mix)
24. The Pointer Sisters - He Turned Me Out
26. Sofi Marinova - Love Unlimited
27. LiteSound - We Are The Heroes
28. Valentina Monetta - The Social Network Song (Oh Oh - Uh - Oh Oh) (Baltic Club Mix)
29. Bananarama - Movin' On
30. Eric Saade - Popular (SoundFactory Club Mix)
31. Pastora Soler - Quédate Conmigo

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.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Agnes - One Last Time

Swedish pop sensation Agnes is best known for her hit singles "Release Me" and "On And On", but now she's back with the ballad "One Last Time". I'm not a big ballad lover but I like the electronic sound of this one. I'm looking forward to her upcoming album!

"One Last Time" is out now on iTunes and Spotify.

Monday, May 28, 2012

My Week With Marilyn on Blu-ray and DVD

The wonderful, British movie "My Week With Marilyn" is finally out on Blu-ray and DVD. The movie stars Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Emma Watson, Judi Dench, Eddie Redmayne and Dominic Cooper.

This amazing movie is a must for all Marilyn Monroe fans. You can order it now from Amazon UK and Amazon US. Don't miss this masterpiece!

"During Marilyn Monroe's first trip to London to film 'The Prince And The Showgirl' with Laurence Olivier, she befriends Colin Clark, an ambitious 23 year-old production assistant on the set. As their relationship progresses Colin's focus shifts from making his way in the film business to rescuing her from the pressures of celebrity life. When Monroe's new husband, playwright Arthur Miller, makes a brief trip to Paris, Clark takes the opportunity to introduce her to the world outside of Hollywood fame. Based on the true story by Colin Clark, this memoir describes a magical week in which Monroe opens herself up to a stranger and finds in him a confidant and an ally."

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Eurovision Song Contest 2012 - Final

Wow! I'm so happy my favourite song won Eurovision. I'm not patriotic but Loreen actually makes me proud to be Swedish. Here is my chart of the songs in the second semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. Number one is the best and number twenty-six is the worst, in my opinion.

1. Loreen - Euphoria (Sweden)

2. Ivi Adamou - La La Love (Cyprus)

3. Tooji - Stay (Norway)

4. Anggun - Echo (You And I) (France)

5. Eleftheria Eleftheriou - Aphrodisiac (Greece)

6. Gaitana - Be My Guest (Ukraine)

7. Jedward - Waterline (Ireland)

8. Mandinga - Zaleilah (Romania)

9. Pastora Soler - Quédate Conmigo (Spain)

10. Kurt Calleja - This Is The Night (Malta)

11. Gréta Salóme & Jónsi - Never Forget (Iceland)

12. Compact Disco - Sound Of Our Hearts (Hungary)

13. Donny Montell - Love Is Blind (Lithuania)

14. Nina Zilli - L'amore È Femmina (Italy)

15. Roman Lob - Standing Still (Germany)

16. Željko Joksimović - Nije Ljubav Stvar (Serbia)

17. Engelbert Humperdinck - Love Will Set You Free (United Kingdom)

18. Rona Nishliu - Suus (Albania)

19. Buranovskiye Babushki - Party For Everybody (Russia)

20. Ott Lepland - Kuula (Estonia)

21. MayaSar - Korake Ti Znam (Bosnia-Herzegovina)

22. Can Bonomo - Love Me Back (Turkey)

23. Sabina Babayeva - When The Music Dies (Azerbaijan)

24. Soluna Samay - Should've Known Better (Denmark)

25. Kaliopi - Crno I Belo (F.Y.R. Macedonia)

26. Pasha Parfeny - Lăutar (Moldova)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Kylie Minogue - Timebomb

Wow! My big idol, the amazing Kylie Minogue, surprised her fans today by releasing a brand new single digitally! "Timebomb" is a wonderful dance-pop track with an electronic sound. Kylie sure knows what her fans want!

Let's make "Timebomb" climb the charts by buying it on iTunes! Check out the brand new video:

Package from England

I got a package from England with CD's by Desireless, Jakie Quartz, and the Eurovision Song Contest. I had also ordered the adventure game "Captain Morgane And The Golden Turtle" for Playstation 3 and the 1953 classic "Titanic" on Blu-ray.

Eurovision Song Contest 2012 - Semifinal 2

Here is my chart of the songs in the second semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. Number one is the best and number eighteen is the worst, in my opinion.

1. Loreen - Euphoria (Sweden)

2. Tooji - Stay (Norway)

3. Gaitana - Be My Guest (Ukraine)

4. Sofi Marinova - Love Unlimited (Bulgaria)

5. Litesound - We Are The Heroes (Belarus)

6. Kurt Calleja - This Is The Night (Malta)

7. Donny Montell - Love Is Blind (Lithuania)

8. Željko Joksimović - Nije Ljubav Stvar (Serbia)

9. MayaSar - Korake Ti Znam (Bosnia-Herzegovina)

10. Ott Lepland - Kuula (Estonia)

11. Joan Franka - You And Me (Netherlands)

12. Eva Boto - Verjamem (Slovenia)

13. Nina Badrić - Nebo (Croatia)

14. Can Bonomo - Love Me Back (Turkey)

15. Kaliopi - Crno I Belo (Macedonia)

16. Filipa Sousa - Vida Minha (Portugal)

17. Max Jason Mai - Don't Close Your Eyes (Slovakia)

18. Anri Jokhadze - I'm A Joker (Georgia)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Eurovision Song Contest 2012 - Semifinal 1

Here is my chart of the songs in the first semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. Number one is the best and number eighteen is the worst, in my opinion.

1. Ivi Adamou - La La Love (Cyprus)

2. Eleftheria Eleftheriou - Aphrodisiac (Greece)

3. Jedward - Waterline (Ireland)

4. Mandinga - Zaleilah (Romania)

5. Gréta Salóme & Jónsi - Never Forget (Iceland)

6. Compact Disco - Sound Of Our Hearts (Hungary)

7. Buranovskiye Babushki - Party For Everybody (Russia)

8. Valentina Monetta - The Social Network Song (San Marino)

9. Pernilla Karlsson - När Jag Blundar (Finland)

10. Iris - Would You? (Belgium)

11. Anmary - Beautiful Song (Latvia)

12. Soluna Samay - Should've Known Better (Denmark)

13. Sinplus - Unbreakable (Switzerland)

14. Trackshittaz - Woki Mit Deim Popo (Austria)

15. Izabo - Time (Israel)

16. Pasha Parfeny - Lăutar (Moldova)

17. Rona Nishliu - Suus (Albania)

18. Rambo Amadeus - Euro Neuro (Montenegro)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Scissor Sisters - Magic Hour

American pop group Scissor Sisters are releasing their brand new album "Magic Hour" on May 28. I'm really looking forward to it! The album includes the singles "Shady Love" and "Only The Horses".

You can already pre-order "Magic Hour" from Amazon UK, Amazon US and iTunes. There will also be a special deluxe edition of the album which includes a bonus DVD.

Låtlista till "Magic Hour":

1. Baby Come Home
2. Keep Your Shoes On
3. Inevitable
4. Only The Horses
5. Year Of Living Dangerously
6. Let's Have A Kiki
7. Shady Love
8. San Luis Obispo
9. Self Control
10. Secret Life Of Letters
11. Somewhere
12. Miss Matronic's Magic Message
13. Fuck Yeah*
14. Let's Have A Kiki (DJ Nita Remix)*
15. Fuck Yeah (Seamus Haji Remix)*
16. Shady Love (Tommie Sunshine & Disco Fries Remix)*

Tracks marked with * are bonus tracks and not available on all editions of the album.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Deborah Harry - In Love With Love (London Extended Mix)

Deborah Harry is best known as the lead singer of Blondie, but she has also released lots of solo music. My favourite track by Deborah is "In Love With Love" from 1987. Not the slow original version, but the amazing Stock Aitken Waterman remix that you can listen to further down.

There is also a wonderful single version of the remix called "London Mix Edit", available on this compilation. Enjoy discofied Debbie:

Friday, May 18, 2012

Steps - Last Thing On My Mind

This is the song that started my Steps obsession. I was fourteen years old when I saw the "Last Thing On My Mind" video on MTV and I fell in love straight away. I love the ABBA inspired, plastic pop sound and the kitchy video. Me and my sister even used to mime to the track.

The song was originally released by Bananarama in 1992, but as much as I love Bananarama, I prefer Steps' version. It's more dance-pop oriented than Bananarama's slow original. Which one do you prefer?

Rest in peace, Donna Summer

I'm so sad. One of my favourite singers, the fantastic disco diva Donna Summer, has passed away. She had been battling Cancer for a while and sadly lost the fight. She was sixty-three years old.

This is such sad news. I've been a huge fan of hers for ages and I can't believe she's really gone. But Donna's amazing voice will live forever, that's for sure.

Rest in peace, angel. We miss you already.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Kate Ryan - Robots

Belgian popstar Kate Ryan is back with the new dance-pop single "Robots". It's the third single from Kate's upcoming album "Electroshock" and will be out on iTunes very soon. Cool, isn't it?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Package from Germany

I received a package from Germany today! I finally got Sandra's new single "Maybe Tonight" and remix collection "So80s Presents Sandra" so tonight is 80's night at my place. Aren't they lovely? I almost want to pet them ha ha!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Captain Morgane And The Golden Turtle

I'm a huge fan of classic point-and-click adventure games and I just ordered the brand new game "Captain Morgane And The Golden Turtle" for the Playstation 3. The game is a spinoff from "So Blonde", inspired by classics such as "Monkey Island", "Broken Sword" and "Beneath A Steel Sky".

I can't wait to play this modern classic. The game is available for PC, Playstation, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS. You can order your copy from Amazon UK.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Monthly Chart - April 2012

1. Madonna - Girl Gone Wild
2. Paulina Starborn - Never Gonna Let Me Go
3. Samantha Fox - (Hurt Me! Hurt Me!) But The Pants Stay On (Radio Edit - Sam Talks)
4. Hazell Dean - In The Name Of Love
5. Samantha Fox - I Wanna Have Some Fun
6. Planet R - Kärleken (Det Var Då)
7. Pebbles - Love/Hate
8. Lena Philipsson - Du Följer Väl Med?
9. Mandy Capristo - The Way I Like It
10. Monrose - Like A Lady
11. Samantha Fox - Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)
12. Madonna - Turn Up The Radio
13. Sequal - My Love For You (Giuseppe D.'s Back To Miami Radio)
14. Elen Cora - No Less No More
15. Monrose - This Is Me
16. Sabrina - Hot Girl (New Version)
17. Bananarama - Love Comes (Riff & Rays Radio Mix)
18. Justin Bieber - Boyfriend
19. Planet R - Juliette
20. The Pointer Sisters - Be There
21. Sandra - Japan Ist Weit
22. Melissa Gorga - On Display
23. Samantha Fox - I Only Wanna Be With You
24. Sandra - What Is It About Me

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, May 04, 2012

Kylie Minogue - The Best Of

EMI will release the new compilation album "The Best Of Kylie Minogue" on June 4. The CD includes some of Kylie's biggest hits, from the 80's and her time with Stock Aitken Waterman until today. It will also include a bonus DVD with videos.

As a fan, I'm disappointed in the tracklist since it doesn't include anything new och rare. But I recommend the compilation to newcomers who are yet to discover the wonderful music of Kylie Minogue.

"The Best Of Kylie Minogue" tracklist:

1. Can't Get You Out Of My Head
2. Spinning Around
3. I Should Be So Lucky
4. Love At First Sight
5. In Your Eyes
6. Kids
7. Better The Devil You Know
8. All The Lovers
9. Give Me Just A Little More Time
10. Celebration
11. Slow
12. Red Blooded Woman
13. I Believe In You
14. On A Night Like This
15. Confide In Me
16. Get Outta My Way
17. The Loco-Motion
18. Tears On My Pillow
19. Wow
20. In My Arms
21. Never Too Late

Linda Sundblad - Hur Kan Jag Sakna Nåt Jag Aldrig Haft

The wonderful Linda Sundblad is back with the brand new, Swedish single "Hur Kan Jag Sakna Nåt Jag Aldrig Haft", which basically means "How can I miss something I never had?" I love the electric sound!

"Hur Kan Jag Sakna Nåt Jag Aldrig Haft" is available on iTunes and Spotify.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Sandra - Maybe Tonight

I'm so happy! As I told you in an earlier blog post, one of my biggest idols, 1980's icon Sandra, is back with a brand new single called "Maybe Tonight". You can listen to a preview of the track at the bottom of this post.

The best thing about the track is that Sandra has returned to her roots, with an electronic, 80's inspired retro sound, which I love! "Maybe Tonight" is produced by Blank & Jones and can be pre-ordered now from iTunes.

If you, like me, prefer a physical CD single, you can get one from Amazon Germany. Whatever you do, don't miss out on this amazing retro hit!

"Maybe Tonight" tracklist:

1. Maybe Tonight
2. Maybe Tonight (Extended Version)
3. Maybe Tonight (Dub Version)
4. Maybe Tonight (Instrumental Version)