Monday, July 30, 2012

Jennifer Lopez - Love Don't Cost A Thing

I've been listening to Jennifer Lopez a lot this week. One of my favourites by her is the 2000 hit single "Love Don't Cost A Thing". I remember buying the single right after seeing the cool video on MTV for the first time.

My favourite part is the cool dance break at 2:45. Too bad it's not included in the original version of the track. I'd love to have the video version on CD.

"Love Don't Cost A Thing" is included on the album "J.Lo", available on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D

Check out the official trailer for the upcoming horror movie "Silent Hill: Revelation". I love the first movie "Silent Hill" from 2006 and can't wait to see this sequel. Starring Adelaide Clemens, Sean Bean and Carrie-Anne Moss.

The wonderful Radha Mitchell, who played the mother in the first movie, is also returning to make an appearance.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Kylie Minogue - The Loco-Motion 2012

As you all know by now, the amazing Kylie Minogue is celebrating twenty-five years as an artist. The other day, Kylie uploaded the following video to her YouTube account. It's a video medley of the track "The Loco-Motion" with clips from 1987, 1988, 1991, 1998, 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2012.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

David Lindgren - Get It Started

Swedish pop singer David Lindgren became famous overnight when he competed in Melodifestivalen 2012, the Swedish pre-selection to the Eurovision Song Contest, with the dance track "Shout It Out".

Now, David has released his debut album "Get It Started" that also includes the brand new single "Rendezvous".

I'm not interested in ballads, but I bought the amazing dance tracks "Rendezvous", "Hey", "Shout It Out", "Save Me Now", "Best Part" and "On The Dancefloor" on iTunes. They're really great!

"Get It Started" is out now on iTunes, Spotify and CDON.

"Get It Started" tracklist:

1. Rendezvous
2. Hey
3. Shout It Out
4. Save Me Now
5. Perfect Crime
6. Get Started
7. Best Part
8. On The Dancefloor
9. Encore
10. Shout It Out (Acoustic Version)

Samantha Fox, Bananarama & Howard Jones

Yay! These wonderful CD's arrived in the mail today. Remastered deluxe editions by eighties icons Samantha Fox, Bananarama and Howard Jones. I can't wait to start listening to them! If you're interested, they're all available to order from Amazon.

Monthly Chart - July 2012

1. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
2. Agnes - One Last Time (Remix)
3. Madonna - Turn Up The Radio
4. Alexandra Burke - Heartbreak On Hold
5. Selena Gomez & The Scene - Love You Like A Love Song
6. Cheryl Cole - Call My Name
7. Lilla Sällskapet - Jag Vill Ut
8. Alexandra Burke - Elephant
9. Rasmus Seebach - Sirenerne
10. Evan - Out Of Control
11. Jedward - Luminous
12. Stacey Q - Pandora's Box
13. Cher - You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me (Almighty Radio Mix)
14. Kylie Minogue - What Do I Have To Do (Billy The Fish Mix: Part I)
15. The Human League - Never Let Me Go (Italoconnection Radio Mix)
16. Arabesque - Hello, Mr. Monkey
17. Cher - Song For The Lonely (Almighty Radio Edit)
18. The Human League - Don't You Want Me (Extended Dance Mix)
19. Basshunter - Northern Light (De Rossi Radio Mix)
20. Mandy Smith - I Just Can't Wait (Alternative 12" Mix)
21. Arabesque - Marigot Bay
22. Manric - I Can Make You Suffer Too (Len Art Radio Mix)
23. Wilson Phillips - Hold On
24. Evan - Fall From Grace (SoundFactory Radio Mix)
25. Cher - One By One (Junior Vasquez Vocal Edit)
26. Arabesque - In The Heat Of A Disco Night
27. Taylor Dayne - Say A Prayer (Boss Edit)
28. Dollar - Mirror Mirror (Mon Amour)
29. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax (Greatest Bits)

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, July 25, 2012

One Tree Hill - The complete series on DVD

As you know, the teen soap opera "One Tree Hill" concluded on April 4 this year. The series premiered in 2003 and turned Chad Michael Murray, Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton and James Lafferty into stars overnight.

I missed out on the early seasons but I'm planning to get the show on DVD to find out how it all started. I'm such a soap nerd!

I think Brooke Davis (Sophia Bush) should get her own spinoff series, set in New York City, where she starts up her own fashion empire. She is definately the most entertaining character of the show.

By the way, there is a complete box set out now on Amazon UK with all nine seasons on DVD. The set isn't out in the US. However, all seasons can be bought separately from Amazon US.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

I still buy CD's

As you all know by now, I love collecting CD's. But to be honest, I rarely listen to them. When I receive a new CD I rip it in "Apple Lossless" format to save on my external hard drive, just in case something happens to the physical CD.

Next, I rip AAC files of the CD, in a higher bitrate than the tracks you buy on for example iTunes. These are the files that I listen to in my iTunes library and on my iPod.

However, I still love owning physical CD's with booklets and I buy music legally to support the artis and the songwriters. Being an artist myself, I know how much time, hard work and money that goes into making music and I think that should be rewarded somehow.

I sometimes buy music from the iTunes Store as well, but I prefer CD's for the ability to rip the music in a higher bitrate, to get the best sound quality possible. But that's just me!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Kate Ryan - Electroshock

I have ordered a signed copy of Belgian pop singer Kate Ryan's new album "Electroshock" and can't wait to get it! The album includes the cool dance singles "Lovelife", "Robots", "Broken" and the Charlotte Perrelli duet "Little Braveheart".

"Electroshock" is out now on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon. You can also order a signed CD from Kate's official website, Don't miss out on this cool dance album!

"Electroshock" tracklist:

1. Lovelife
2. Believer
3. Broken
4. Robots
5. Crazyville
6. Walk To The Beat
7. Electroshock
8. One More Time
9. Running Away
10. Madness
11. Leave It Alone
12. Everytime
13. Little Braveheart
14. Run Away

Friday, July 20, 2012

Oz The Great And Powerful

Check out the brand new trailer for the 2013 adventure movie "Oz The Great And Powerful", directed by Sam Raimi himself. It takes place before the evens of "The Wizard Of Oz" and stars Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis and my favourite hunk James Franco.

The novel original "Oz" novel by L. Frank Baum was first published in 1900 and has been adapted for the big screen several times. But my favourite is the 1939 version, starring the divine Judy Garland. But I'm actually looking forward to seeing this prequel too!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

C.C. Catch - 'Cause You Are Young

One of my favourite artists is the German italo disco singer C.C. Catch, who ruled the European clubs in the eighties. Here is the official video to her 1986 hit "'Cause You Are Young", the first song by her I ever heard. I really love the electronic italo disco sound!

The song is produced by Dieter Bohlen of Modern Talking and is available on C.C. Catch's debut album "Catch The Catch". You can find this song on the CD compilation "Catch The Hits".

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Manric - I Can Make You Suffer Too (Len Art Radio Mix)

My dear friend Manric has released his new single "I Can Make You Suffer Too". Check out the video right here, featuring some of Manric's friends. You can download a free and legal MP3 of the track from Soundcloud.

Kylie Minogue - Timebomb (Remixes)

As you all know, I love Kylie Minogue and her amazing pop music. The latest single "Timebomb" is no exception. Today, Kylie released a remix EP on iTunes and Spotify, including lots of cool dance and house remixes.

"Timebomb" (Remixes) tracklist:

1. Timebomb (Extended Version)
2. Timebomb (Peter Rauholfer Remix)
3. Timebomb (DADA Remix)
4. Timebomb (Steve Redant & Phil Romano Remix)
5. Timebomb (Style Of Eye Remix)
6. Timebomb (Italia3 Remix)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

New Upstairs, Downstairs on DVD

Do you remember the British drama series "Upstairs, Downstairs"? It was one of the most popular soap operas in the seventies. In 2010, the series got a spinoff. Sadly, it was cancelled after just two seasons, but I for one loved it!

The spinoff is about a brand new family living at 165 Eaton Place. Rose (Jean Marsh) from the original series is back too. You can order the complete series on DVD from Amazon UK. So far, only season one is available on Amazon US.

Don't miss out on this amazing drama series! The original show is out on DVD too. I recommend it to all drama lovers!

Photo: BBC

Steps - The Ultimate Tour Live on Blu-ray & DVD

As you know, the wonderfully plastic pop group Steps are back. On October 8, their successful comeback tour "The Ultimate Tour" is released on Blu-ray and DVD. It's the perfect item for people who didn't get a chance to see them live!

Amazon UK has both the Blu-ray and DVD up for pre-order. I'm not sure if it will be released in other countries as well. However, it's very easy and cheap to order from Amazon. I'm so excited about the Blu-ray release!

And finally, here is the video to one of Steps' biggest hits, the Bee Gees cover "Tragedy". The world needs more plastic pop!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Celeste Holm has passed away

I have some sad news for you today. Classic movie star Celeste Holm has passed away. She was ninety-five years old.

Celeste is best known for her roles in "Gentleman's Agreement" (1947) and my personal favourite "All About Eve" (1950) where she starred with Bette Davis, Anne Baxter and Marilyn Monroe.

In the eighties, Celeste also guest starred on glamorous prime time soap "Falcon Crest" as Anna Rossini.

Rest in peace, Celeste. You are missed.

Video: Madonna - Turn Up The Radio

One of my favourite tracks on Madonna's latest album "MDNA" is the amazing party anthem "Turn Up The Radio". She premiered the brand new video today and you can check it out right here. Cool, isn't it?

The video was shot in Florence, Italy and includes everything essential to a Madonna video: Dancing, beautiful scenery and sexy guys. "Turn Up The Radio" is available on iTunes and Spotify.

Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)

I've never been a fan of "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson. Don't get me wrong, she has an amazing voice, but her rock sound is way too boring for my taste.

However, I recently discovered her latest single "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" and I actually like the dance-pop sound and the uplifting lyrics. The track is available on iTunes and Spotify.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Pet Shop Boys - Winner

Synthpop band Pet Shop Boys are releasing their new album "Elysium" later this summer. The album includes the beautiful synth-ballad "Winner" that you can listen to right here.

"Winner" is available on iTunes and Spotify.

Selena Gomez & The Scene - Love You Like A Love Song

Speaking of music that makes me happy, check out this video to "Love You Like A Love Song" by Selena Gomez & The Scene. I love the catchy dance-pop sound and Selena's beautiful voice!

The single was released in 2011 and is included on the album "When The Sun Goes Down", available on iTunes and Spotify.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Evan - Out Of Control

Swedish pop singer and songwriter Evan is best known for his radio hits "Everything I'd Ever Do", "Will You Love Me Forever", "The Moment I Miss You" and my personal favourite: the wonderful "Under Your Spell" which competed in Melodifestivalen 2006, the Swedish pre-selection to the Eurovision Song Contest.

Evan has just released his brand new single "Out Of Control". I really like the synthpop sound. The single is taken from his latest album "The Beauty Of Your Face", out now on iTunes and Spotify.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe

I recently discovered Canadian pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen and now I can't get enough of her hit single "Call Me Maybe". Happy pop music like this really makes me feel good! I also like the gay themed video. Can't wait for more music from Carly Rae.

"Call Me Maybe" is out now on iTunes and Spotify.

Alexandra Burke - Heartbreak On Hold

I really love Alexandra Burke's new album "Heartbreak On Hold"! It includes the dance-pop singles "Let It Go" and "Elephant". My personal favourite on the album is the title track "Heartbreak On Hold".

The best thing about the album is that it only includes two ballads, the rest of the album is one hundred percent party. "Heartbreak On Hold" is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

"Heartbreak On Hold" tracklist:

1. Heartbreak On Hold
2. Elephant
3. Let It Go
4. This Love Will Survive
5. Fire
6. Between The Sheets
7. Daylight Robbery
8. Tonight
9. Love You That Much
10. Oh La La
11. Sitting On Top Of The World
12. What Money Can't Buy
13. Devil In Me*
14. Beating Still*
15. Heartbreak On Hold (Acoustic Version)*
16. Let It Go (Acoustic Version)*

Songs marked with * are bonus tracks, not available on all editions of the album.

The Human League - Never Let Me Go (Italoconnection Remix)

British synthpop band The Human League are best known for their 1981 hit single "Don't You Want Me". In 2011, they released the new album "Credo" which included the wonderful single "Never Let Me Go".

My favourite version of "Never Let Me Go" is the amazing Italoconnection remix, co-produced by italo disco star Fred Ventura. The remix is available on iTunes and Spotify. This remix is essential to all italo disco lovers!

"Never Let Me Go" tracklist:

1. Never Let Me Go (Italoconnection Radio Mix)
2. Never Let Me Go (Single Version)
3. Never Let Me Go (Italoconnection Extended Remix)
4. Never Let Me Go (Aeroplane Remix)
5. Never Let Me Go (DJ Pierre's Afro Acid Mix)

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Ulrich Bermsjö - Those Who Suffer Love

Do you remember the fabulous pop duo Nouveau Riche? It consisted of former Army Of Lovers member Dominika Peczynski and Ulrich Bermsjö. Now, Ulrich has released his first solo album "Those Who Suffer Love".

After listening to the album a couple of times, I realised that the only songs I like are the electro tracks "After Hours", "Silver Screen" and "Deeper High". The rest of the album is pretty boring, to be honest.

But if you're interested, "Those Who Suffer Love" is available on iTunes and Spotify.

"Those Who Suffer Love" tracklist:

1. After Hours
2. Silver Screen
3. Deeper High
4. Revelations
5. Death Of Samantha
6. You Do Something To Me
7. Tarantula
8. Who Will Take My Dreams Away
9. Silence And I
10. Bad Medicine Waltz

Nouveau Riche - Oh Lord

I really love the track "Oh Lord" by Swedish pop duo Nouveau Riche! The single was originally released in 2005 when the duo consisted of Ulrich Bermsjö and former Army Of Lovers member Dominika Peczynski. Sadly, Dominika left the duo in 2007 and was replaced by Camilla Brinck.

You can watch the video right here. It made me fall in love with the track the moment I first heard it. "Oh Lord" is available on iTunes.

Happy Hoes - We Rule The World

Do you remember my previous post about Swedish pop trio Happy Hoes? Now, former Army Of Lovers members Camilla Henemark and Dominika Peczynski are back with the new single "We Rule The World"!

It's a cool dance track filled with classic Army Of Lovers "talks". "We Rule The World" is available on iTunes and Spotify.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Gossip Girl - The final season

I just read in The Hollywood Reporter, that the sixth season of "Gossip Girl" is going to be the last one. This is sad news for me, I've followed the series for years and still love it.

One the bright side, the creators know about the cancelation in advance so they have time to tie all loose ends. We don't want the show to end with a cliffhanger, do we?

What I like the most about "Gossip Girl" is that there's never a dull moment. The creators aren't afraid of going "over the top", including lots of drama, sex and crazy twists. They give us soap fans what we want!

All seasons of "Gossip Girl" are available on DVD, so at least we can rewatch this amazing teen soap over and over again. Are there any other "Gossip Girl" fans out there? Please leave a comment below!



Photo: The CW Network

Eleftheria Eleftheriou - Hearts Collide

One of my favourites in this year's Eurovision Song Contest was the kitschy pop track "Aphrodisiac" by Greek singer Eleftheria Eleftheriou. Now she's back with the new single "Hearts Collide".

Check out the sexy, homoerotic video right here. Sadly, the track isn't available on iTunes yet but I hope they'll release it as soon as possible.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Tone Damli & Eric Saade - Imagine

Swedish pop hunk Eric Saade is back with the new single "Imagine". It's a cute little pop duet with Norwegian singer Tone Damli and you can check out the hot video right here.

"Imagine" is available on iTunes and Spotify.

Monthly Chart - June 2012

1. Kylie Minogue - Timebomb
2. Ivi Adamou - La La Love
3. Sandra - Maybe Tonight (Extended Version)
4. Jakie Quartz - Vivre Ailleurs (Version Longue)
5. Kim Wilde - To France
6. The Saturdays - 30 Days
7. Lena Philipsson - Du Följer Väl Med? (SoundFactory Pride Remix)
8. Pandora - You Believed
9. Justin Bieber - All Around The World
10. Jakie Quartz - À La Vie, À L'amour (In The Cannes Mix)
11. Kim Wilde - Cambodia
12. Stella Mwangi - Take My Time
13. Taylor Dayne - Naked Without You (Thunderpuss 2000 Radio Edit)
14. Lonnie Gordon - Love Eviction
15. Taylor Dayne - I'll Wait (Hot Mix)
16. Stéphanie - Ouragan/Irresistible
17. Pseudo Echo - His Eyes
18. Acid House Kings - I Just Called To Say Jag Älskar Dig (SAW Remix By Nixon)
19. Britt Dahlén - Midnight Dancing
20. Manric - I Can Make You Suffer Too (Len Art Radio Mix)
21. Taylor Dayne - Original Sin (Radio Mix)
22. Bananarama - More, More, More (Dave Ford 12" Mix)
23. Shirley Murdock - Be Free
24. Duran Duran - I Don't Want Your Love (Shep Pettibone 7" Mix)
25. Heidi Montag - More Is More
26. Duran Duran - Big Thing (7" Mix)
27. Taylor Dayne - Tell It To My Heart (House Of Hearts Mix)

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.

Video: Loreen - Euphoria

Swedish superstar Loreen premiered the video to her Eurovision Song Contest hit "Euphoria" today! Beautiful, isn't it? I still love this track and I'm so excited about her debut album. I wish Loreen the best of luck with her career!

You can buy "Euphoria" on iTunes and Spotify.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Universal Monsters Blu-ray Collection

Another amazing Blu-ray set is coming this October, including eight Universal monster movies, digitally restored in high definition, including loads of extras.

I love these horror classics and will definately buy this collection. Some extras include the 3D-version of "Creature From The Black Lagoon" and the Spanish version of "Dracula", the version that many fans consider being the best one.

The collection includes the following movies: "Dracula" (1931), "Frankenstein" (1931), "The Phantom Of The Opera" (1943), "Bride Of Frankenstein" (1935), "Creature From The Black Lagoon" (1954), "The Invisible Man" (1933), "The Mummy" (1932) and "The Wolf Man" (1941).

Pre-order "Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection" now from Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Alfred Hitchcock Blu-ray Collection

This October, Universal is releasing "Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection" on Blu-ray. It includes fourteen classic Hitchcock films, restored in high definition, in a cool collector's box set.

The box set includes the following movies: "Saboteur" (1942), "Shadow Of A Doubt" (1943), "Rope" (1948), "Rear Window" (1954), "The Trouble With Harry" (1955), "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1956), "Vertigo" (1958), "Psycho" (1960), "The Birds" (1963), "Marnie" (1964), "Torn Curtain" (1966), "Topaz" (1969), "Frenzy" (1972), "Family Plot" (1976).

I am so excited about this collection and wouldn't miss it for the world! You can pre-order "Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection" now from Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Jedward - Miss America

Here is the video to Jedward's song "Miss America", taken from their last album "Victory". You can buy the song on iTunes.

Wilson Phillips - Hold On

One of my favourite songs is "Hold On" by US girl group Wilson Phillips. It was released in 1990 and became a big hit all over the world. The song always cheers me up and the wonderful lyrics have helped me through many dark times!

"Hold On" is taken from their debut album "Wilson Phillips", also including the beautiful singles "Release Me", "Impulsive" and "You're In Love". I'm usually not a big ballad fan but Wilson Phillips' ballads are an exception!

If you're interested, you can find their album on iTunes and Spotify.