Thursday, July 31, 2014

Laura Branigan - Branigan (Re-release)

I recently blogged about the reissue of Laura Branigan's classic album "Self Control". Now, her debut album "Branigan", originally released in 1982, has been remastered and reissued.

The mega hit "Gloria" is included, together with a total of seven bonus tracks, including stand alone singles, a remix, B-sides and songs recorded before the album release.

Gold Legion are infamous for their lack of customer service, so instead of ordering directly from them, order your copy from Amazon UK, Amazon US or Laura's official website to get the CD as quick as possible.

"Branigan" tracklist:

1. All Night With Me
2. Gloria
3. Lovin' You Baby
4. Living A Lie
5. If You Loved Me
6. Please Stay, Go Away
7. I Wish We Could Be Alone
8. Down Like A Rock
9. Maybe I Love You
10. Looking Out For Number One (Midnight Mix)
11. Fool's Affair
12. Tell Him
13. Love Me Tonight
14. When
15. Looking Out For Number One
16. Gloria (Extended Version)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Video: Paris Hilton - Come Alive

Speaking of plastic pop, the queen of plastic, Paris Hilton, has released a cool new single called "Come Alive". Check out the video down below. Sure, Paris isn't a great singer, her voice is "auto-tuned" to the max, but when it comes to plastic pop, that doesn't really bother me.

I love the electronic dance-pop song and I'm looking forward to Paris' upcoming album! I'm one of the few who actually liked her debut album from 2006.

"Come Alive" is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Laura Branigan - Self Control (Re-release)

The American singer Laura Branigan passed away in 2004, leaving us way too soon, only forty-seven years old. But her music lives on and I would like to recommend the 2013 reissue of her classic pop album "Self Control", originally released in 1984.

The album includes hit singles "Self Control", "The Lucky One", "Satisfaction" and "Ti Amo". The reissue by Gold Legion has been remastered from the original master tapes and includes four sought after bonus remixes.

Gold Legion are infamous for their lack of customer service, so instead of ordering directly from them, order your copy from Amazon UK, Amazon US or Laura's official website to get the CD as quick as possible.

"Self Control" tracklist:

1. The Lucky One
2. Self Control
3. Ti Amo
4. Heart
5. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
6. Satisfaction
7. Silent Partners
8. Breaking Out
9. Take Me
10. With Every Beat Of My Heart
11. The Lucky One (John Robie Mix)
12. The Lucky One (Jack White Mix)
13. Self Control (Extended Version)
14. Satisfaction (Special Dance Mix)

Monday, July 21, 2014

La Toya Jackson - Feels Like Love

Plastic fantastic La Toya Jackson released her brand new single "Feels Like Love" today! We can always count on La Toya to deliver cool dance-pop tracks. I'm a huge fan of her eighties and nineties tracks, and I'm looking forward to more new music from this queen of kitsch.

The second season of La Toya's reality show "Life With La Toya" just finished airing on the Oprah Winfrey Network, so let's hope that means she'll have time to work on a brand new album.

"Feels Like Love" is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US. Check out the video down below.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

"I wish you were my first love"

New CD's in my record collection: "Poolside" and "Told U So" by Nu Shooz, "Word Of Mouth" by The Wanted, "Pia Z." by Pia Zadora, plus "Indecent Obsession" and "Indio" by Indecent Obsession.

And of course, Jennifer Lopez "A.K.A." album, signed by J.Lo herself.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Limahl - Don't Suppose (Re-release)

On August 11, Limahl's classic 1984 album "Don't Suppose" is being reissued as a collector's edition. The album includes mega hit "The Neverending Story", theme song of the movie by the same name, plus the singles "Only For Love", "Too Much Trouble" and "Tar Beach".

The reissue also includes a bonus disc, packed with remixes, B-sides and demos. Pre-order your copy now from Amazon UK.

"Don't Suppose" tracklist - CD 1:

1. Don't Suppose
2. That Special Something
3. Your Love
4. Too Much Trouble
5. The Neverending Story
6. Only For Love
7. I Was A Fool
8. The Waiting Game
9. Tar Beach
10. Oh Girl
11. The Greenhouse Effect (Live)
12. OTT (Over The Top)
13. You've Been Gone A Little While (Too Much Trouble Reprise)

"Don't Suppose" tracklist - CD 2:

1. The Neverending Story (12" Mix)
2. The Neverending Story (Rusty 7" Mix)
3. The Neverending Story (12" Dance Mix)
4. The Neverending Story (12" Dub Mix)
5. Only For Love (Dance Mix)
6. Only For Love (Dub Mix)
7. Too Much Trouble (Lovers Heartbeat Mix)
8. Too Much Trouble (7" Version)
9. Tar Beach (The City Blues Mix)
10. L'histoire Sans Fin
11. Ivory Tower
12. Your Love (12" Master)
13. Heartbeat (Demo)
14. Then Suddenly (Demo)
15. Heart Of Gold (Demo)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

ABBA - Live At Wembley Arena

I'm usually not keen on concert albums, but when it comes to my idols ABBA, I'm making an exception. On September 29, the double CD "Live At Wembley Arena" is being released, including twenty-five tracks from the band's concert at Wembley Arena in London 1979.

The best thing about the album is that the previously unreleased track "I'm Still Alive" is included. This beautiful ballad was written by Björn and Agnetha, and performed solo by Agnetha during the tour. It's a must have for every ABBA fan!

"Live At Wembley Arena" is up for pre-order from Amazon UK. There will also be a vinyl edition for those who are interested.

"Live At Wembley Arena" tracklist - CD 1:

1. Gammal Fäbodpsalm
2. Voulez-Vous
3. If It Wasn't For The Nights
4. As Good As New
5. Knowing Me, Knowing You
6. Rock Me
7. Chiquitita
8. Money, Money, Money
9. I Have A Dream
10. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
11. SOS
12. Fernando

"Live At Wembley Arena" tracklist - CD 2:

13. The Name Of The Game
14. Eagle
15. Thank You For The Music
16. Why Did It Have To Be Me
17. Intermezzo No. 1
18. I'm Still Alive
19. Summer Night City
20. Take A Chance On Me
21. Does Your Mother Know
22. Hole In Your Soul
23. The Way Old Friends Do
24. Dancing Queen
25. Waterloo

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Saturdays - What Are You Waiting For?

Fabulous girl group The Saturdays are back with the new dance-pop single "What Are You Waiting For?". Check out the cool video down below. The track is taken from their upcoming compilation album "Finest Selection: The Greatest Hits" and the single is up for pre-order from iTunes, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Check out my previous blog posts about The Saturdays.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

NittiTusen - I Dårens Skugga

I recommend the new Swedish synthpop duo NittiTusen, consisting of Gustaf Ehleskog and Tommy Larsson. They just released their debut EP "I Dårens Skugga" and I totally love the eighties retro sound which reminds me of Style, So What, italo disco and Stock Aitken Waterman.

I'm really looking forward to following this duo. If you like electronic retro pop, you'll love their EP. It's out now on iTunes and Spotify. Check out the teaser trailer down below.

"I Dårens Skugga" tracklist:

1. Stormen
2. Ensamhetens Man
3. Kalla Mig Dåre
4. En Två Tre

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Not without my iPod

What would life be without music? When at home, I'm constantly listening to music. And as you can see, I don't leave home without my iPod and headphones. What kind of music are you listening to the most at the moment?

Friday, July 04, 2014

Video: Jedward - Free Spirit

Irish pop twins Jedward are back with the brand new single "Free Spirit". Check out the video down below. I think the track is quite good and I look forward to their forthcoming album. If you still haven't heard their underrated debut album "Victory" from 2011, check it out. It includes lots of modern dance-pop tracks.

"Free Spirit" is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Monthly Chart - June 2014

1. Kylie Minogue - Crystallize
2. Sabrina - Colour Me
3. Mariah Carey - Meteorite
4. Demi Lovato - Neon Lights
5. Union J - Carry You
6. Mariah Carey - Thirsty
7. Sheryl Lee Ralph - Evolution
8. Union J - Loving You Is Easy
9. Madonna - It's So Cool
10. 5 Seconds Of Summer - She Looks So Perfect
11. Union J - Where Are You Now
12. Sheryl Lee Ralph - You're So Romantic
13. Union J - Save The Last Dance
14. Major - Cannes, Cannes, Cannes
15. Sheryl Lee Ralph - In The Evening
16. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax
17. Safire - I Will Survive
18. Pernilla Wahlgren - Love Is An Art
19. Madonna - Don't Cry For Me Argentina (Miami Mix Edit)
20. Amazulu - Mony Mony (Extended Version)
21. Safire - Love Is On Her Mind
22. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - War (Hide Yourself!)
23. The Sheilas - (I'm So) Happy Happy (You're Mine) (Pete Hammond Original 12" Mix)
24. RyK-C - Runaway
25. Barrington Pheloung - Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse

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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