Monday, December 28, 2015

Monthly Chart - December 2015

1. Kylie Minogue - Every Day's Like Christmas (A Stock Aitken Waterman Remix)
2. Kylie Minogue & Dannii Minogue - 100 Degrees
3. Go!Go!Go! - Back In The Day
4. Katharine McPhee - Lick My Lips
5. Paul Zaza & Carl Zittrer - Love Me Till I Die
6. Michael Davidson - Turn It Up (Extended Dance Mix)
7. Laura Branigan - Shattered Glass (Extended Version)
8. Bananarama - Love, Truth & Honesty (Original 12" Mix)
9. Kim Wilde - Love Will Keep Us Together
10. Samantha Fox - Hot Stuff (PJS 'Hot Stuff 80s Club' Remix)
11. Sabrina - All Of Me (Boy Oh Boy) (Gen-Oh-A Mix)
12. Carol Hitchcock - Get Ready (Original 12" Mix)
13. Hilary Duff - Confetti
14. Carly Rae Jepsen - Gimmie Love
15. Bananarama - A Trick Of The Night (Original PWL Remix)
16. Brandur - The Illusion Of
17. Bananarama - Baby It's Christmas (Extended Mix)
18. Kelly Clarkson - Wrapped In Red (Ruff Loaderz Radio Mix)
19. Katharine McPhee - Hysteria
20. Kelly Clarkson - Underneath The Tree (Liam Keegan Radio Edit)
21. Carly Rae Jepsen - Making The Most Of The Night
22. World Class Crew - Winner Takes It All
23. Vanessa Williams - Save The Best For Last
24. Katharine McPhee - Damage Control
25. Carly Rae Jepsen - Last Christmas
26. Gordene Simpson - Fade To Black
27. Carly Rae Jepsen - I Didn't Just Come Here To Dance
28. Kylie Minogue - It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
29. Courtney Act - From Head To Mistletoe
30. Edwin Starr - Whatever Makes Our Love Grow (Grown-Up Mix)
31. Bosson - Believe In Love (Extended Dance Version)
32. Divine - I'm So Beautiful (Divine Mix)
33. Village People - Sex Over The Phone (New Recorded Club Version)
34. The Three Degrees - This Is The House (Mega Dance Mix)
35. O'Chi Brown - Whenever You Need Somebody (Extended Version)
36. Kylie Minogue - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
37. Charlie Puth Feat. Meghan Trainor - Marvin Gaye (Cahill Remix)
38. Kylie Minogue & Dannii Minogue - 100 Degrees (7th Heaven Club Mix)
39. Tara Kemp - Action Speaks Louder Than Words
40. I Only Wanna Be With You (Special Single Edit)

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, December 23, 2015

Steps - Heartbeat

Let's continue the Christmas theme with today's song. "Heartbeat" by British pop group Steps was originally released as a double A-sided single, together with the Bee Gees cover "Tragedy", in late 1998. It became a hit in Europe and is considered a Christmas song, even though the video is more Christas like than the song itself. I have a weak spot for this pop ballad, much thanks to the group members beautiful and unique voices.

Check out the funny video for "Heartbeat" down below. The song is available on the group's debut album "Step One". I also recommend their 2012 Christmas album "Light Up The World".

Monday, December 21, 2015

"Pride, a lot of good it does alone at night"

New CD's in my record collection: "The Disco Years" by Grace Jones, "The Way That You Love Me" by Vanessa Williams, plus remastered reissues of "If The Price Is Right" by Bonnie Pointer and "Flirt" by Evelyn "Champagne" King. More disco-pop to the people!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Man Meadow - Everybody

I have been following Swedish pop duo Man Meadow since the release of their fabulous 2008 single "Love Is Gonna Get You", which competed in the Polish pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. Now, Niklas Vestberg and Fredrik Olofsson are back with the new dance-pop single "Everybody".

Check out the video down below. The track is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Kylie Minogue & Dannii Minogue - 100 Degrees

I love electronic pop Christmas songs and today's recommendation is the new duet "100 Degrees" by my idols Kylie Minogue and Dannii Minogue. The fabulous Australian sisters recorded this seventies retro disco track for Kylie's new Christmas album "Kylie Christmas", available both digitally and on CD. Check out the video directed by David Lopez-Edwards down below.

Don't forget to check out my previous Christmas posts.

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Steps - 5, 6, 7, 8: The Collection

On November 27, Demon Music Group released "5, 6, 7, 8: The Collection", a new budget compilation album by the fabulous British pop group Steps. Fans probably have most of the tracks already, but completists might enjoy it as it includes a few B-sides and remixes that can be hard to track down.

Personally, I wish Steps would get back together and record a brand new pop album. Perhaps together with the newly reunited Stock Aitken Waterman? Well one can dream, right?

"5, 6, 7, 8: The Collection" is out now on Amazon UK and Amazon US.

"5, 6, 7, 8: The Collection" tracklist - CD 1:

1. Tragedy
2. Better Best Forgotten
3. Last Thing On My Mind
4. Love's Got A Hold On My Heart
5. One For Sorrow
6. Deeper Shade Of Blue (Radio Edit)
7. Stomp
8. 5, 6, 7, 8
9. Chain Reaction
10. Better The Devil You Know
11. Lay All Your Love On Me
12. Baby Don't Dance (W.I.P. Radio Edit)
13. Back To You
14. Buzzz
15. Hand On Your Heart
16. Stop Me From Loving You
17. Human Touch (W.I.P. Mix)
18. You'll Be Sorry (The Pardon Mix)
19. Steps W.I.P. Megamix

"5, 6, 7, 8: The Collection" tracklist - CD 2:

1. After The Love Has Gone
2. It's The Way You Make Me Feel
3. Say You'll Be Mine
4. Here And Now (Q-Street Mix)
5. When I Said Goodbye
6. I Know Him So Well
7. Words Are Not Enough
8. Paradise Lost
9. Mars And Venus (We Fall In Love Again) (W.I.P. Mix)
10. I Surrender
11. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
12. Just Like The First Time (W.I.P. Mix)
13. Love U More
14. In It For Love
15. Make It Easy On Me
16. Better Best Forgotten (Nip On The Dancefloor W.I.P. Mix)
17. Chain Reaction (Graham Stack Extended Mix)
18. One For Sorrow (Tony Moran Extended Mix)
19. Merry Christmas Everybody (W.I.P Mix)

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Kylie Minogue - Every Day's Like Christmas (A Stock Aitken Waterman Remix)

Wow! This is like a dream come true. Not only has my idol Kylie Minogue released a lovely new Christmas album, but now one of the tracks, "Every Day's Like Christmas", has been remixed by my favourite music producers, the newly reunited Stock Aitken Waterman! The fabulous retro mix sounds like it could have been released in 1988. Needless to say, I love it.

So far, only the main remix is available digitally, but I'm hoping for a physical release too, including a couple of extended remixes. "Every Day's Like Christmas (A Stock Aitken Waterman Remix)" is out now on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.

"So hurry down the chimney tonight"

New in my record collection: "Kylie Christmas (Deluxe Edition)" by Kylie Minogue, "Hysteria" by Katharine McPhee, "Off The Record - The Remix Album" by Trance Dance, "Johan Kinde" by Johan Kinde and finally "Two Of Heart" by Annie.

Monday, November 30, 2015

More Eurotix related news

Me and Larry Forsberg have been busy signing and mailing copies of our new CD to different parts of the world lately. We are so glad that you seem to like it! If you haven't ordered your copy yet, you can do so by filling out the form on our official website. We currently have a special offer: If you buy both of our albums, you will get the first one for half the cost.

In other news, we found out that two songs co-written by Larry have been accepted to Melodifestivalen 2016, the Swedish pre-selection to the Eurovision Song Contest. The songs will be performed by Swedish artists Anna Book and After Dark. I actually sang on the demo for the After Dark track when it got accepted. That version had English lyrics though.

Congratulations, Larry!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Monthly Chart - November 2015

1. Bananarama - A Trick Of The Night (U.K. Video Mix)
2. Justin Bieber - Sorry
3. Therese - Missing Disco
4. Carly Rae Jepsen - Your Type
5. Lili & Susie - Candy Love
6. Idina Menzel - Let It Go (Dave Audé Radio Remix)
7. Nick Kamen - Each Time You Break My Heart (Radio Mix)
8. Bertine Zetlitz - Ashamed
9. Adam Lambert - Cuckoo
10. Therese - Drop It Like It's Hot
11. Donna Summer - Love Is Just A Breath Away
12. Backstreet Boys - Straight Through My Heart (Dave Audé Radio Mix)
13. Adam Lambert - Never Close Our Eyes
14. Nick Kamen - Nobody Else
15. Annie - Dadaday
16. Taio Cruz - Take Me Back
17. Andy Bell - Running Out
18. Annie - Cara Mia
19. Taio Cruz - Break Your Heart
20. Adam Lambert - Naked Love
21. Therese - Neon Lights
22. Baccara - Sleepy-Time-Toy
23. Belinda Carlisle - Do You Feel Like I Feel?
24. Bertine Zetlitz - Fake Your Beauty (Gaute Drevdal Remix)
25. Carly Rae Jepsen - Run Away With Me
26. Annie - Two Of Hearts
27. Sarah Brightman - Starship Troopers (D-Bop's Saturday Nite Radio Edit)
28. Annie - WorkX2
29. Lili & Susie - Tokyo (Raymond's Theme)
30. Blondie - Rapture

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.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Carly Rae Jepsen - Last Christmas

Normally, I'm quite fed up with new cover versions of old Christmas classics. Especially when they sound too similar to the original. However, I'm really enjoying Carly Rae Jepsen's take on the WHAM! classic "Last Christmas". At least it has a different feel to it, unlike other covers of the track.

"Last Christmas" is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Kim Wilde - Love Will Keep Us Together

Another idol of mine, the fabulous Kim Wilde, has recorded a track for the "80's Re:Covered" compilation album. "Love Will Keep Us Together" is a cover of the 1975 Captain & Tennille track. I must admit that I think Kim's version is a lot better than the original. I love the electronic production together with Kim's unique voice.

Get get the single now from iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK or Amazon US. WAV files can be bought from Beatport.

"Love Will Keep Us Together" tracklist:

1. Love Will Keep Us Together
2. Love Will Keep Us Together (Alternative Mix)

Monday, November 23, 2015

Samantha Fox - Hot Stuff

My idol Samantha Fox has released a new single from the "80's Re:Covered" compilation album, a cover of the Donna Summer classic "Hot Stuff". I really love the Stock Aitken Waterman-ish retro sound by their former co-worker Phil Harding. The extended remix is great too!

Get get the single now from iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK or Amazon US. WAV files can be bought from Beatport.

"Hot Stuff" tracklist:

1. Hot Stuff
2. Hot Stuff (PJS 'Hot Stuff 80s Club' Remix)

Eurotix - Christmas On My Own

We have received lots of orders for the "Deux" CD and will start sending out invoices and discs early this week. While waiting, please check out our brand new Christmas single "Christmas On My Own", out now digitally on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US and 7digital. As you might be able to tell, the sound is inspired by Pet Shop Boys' "Always On My Mind".

Check out the video down below, made using the video game "The Sims 4".

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Clairity - Velcro

My friend Sven recommended the track "Velcro" to me, performed by US singer and songwriter Clairity. I instantly fell for the wonderfully electronic sound and the cool sampling of Yazoo's eighties classic "Don't Go". "Velcro" is taken from the new EP "Alienation", out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Jamie Lee Curtis goes Psycho

The world's number one scream queen, Jamie Lee Curtis, is currently starring in the horror/comedy TV series "Scream Queens" on FOX. And in this teaser, Curtis pays an homage to her mother Janet Leigh's famous shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho". Check it out:



Monday, November 02, 2015

Eurotix - Deux (Digital Edition)

We are proud to present the new Eurotix studio album "Deux", out digitally today. The CD edition is coming soon, so stay tuned. The album features the single "Kiss Them For Me", plus the italo disco anthem "The Best Of Times" which has received positive feedback from international disco fans.

"Deux" is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US and 7Digital. Listen to "The Best Of Times" down below.

"Deux" tracklist:

1. Hello Susie
2. Our Spaceboy
3. Don't Trust The DJ
4. Only For Love
5. Will You Remember Me?
6. Kiss Them For Me
7. Tonight
8. Su-Su-Superman
9. The Innocent Years
10. One Step Forward
11. Stun-Gun Set To Face Her
12. The Best Of Times

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Monthly Chart - October 2015

1. Sky Ferreira - One
2. Katharine McPhee - Touch Me
3. Annie - Anthonio
4. Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty - Let Me Be Your Star
5. Annie - Songs Remind Me Of You
6. Soraya Arnelas - Plastic
7. Annie - Russian Kiss
8. Isac Elliot - Dream Big
9. Megan Hilty & Will Chase - Mr. & Mrs. Smith
10. Soraya Arnelas - When You Were My Friend
11. Adam Lambert - Music Again
12. La Toya Jackson - Trouble (Matt Pop Club Mix)
13. Isac Elliot - New Way Home
14. Sukkerchok - Besat
15. Donna Summer - Supernatural Love (Remix)
16. Adam Lambert - Voodoo
17. Gloria Estefan - Everlasting Love (Classic Paradise Radio Mix)
18. Conchita Wurst - You Are Unstoppable (7th Heaven Remix)
19. Megan Hilty & Will Chase - History Is Made At Night
20. Stacey Q - Two Of Hearts
21. Holly Johnson - Dancing With No Fear (JRMX Radio Edit)
22. Mihai Trăistariu - Tornerò
23. Holly Johnson - Heaven's Eyes (Cutmore Uplifting Radio Edit)
24. Baccara - Parlez-Vous Français? (English Version)
25. Sofia Källgren - Someone Else's Story

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.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Friday The 13th: The Game (Announcement Trailer)

I'm a big fan of horror movies so I'm well acquainted with the "Friday The 13th" franchise. I love all the movies so I'm looking forward to the brand new video game based on the series. It will be released for Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Steam. Support the game now on Kickstarter.

"For the first time since 1989, you have the opportunity to finally be Jason Voorhees! Stalk camp counselors across Crystal Lake as Jason Voorhees, or assume the role of a helpless camper and attempt to survive the night. This is the horror game you've been waiting for, brought to you by Gun Media, IllFonic, Tom Savini, Sean Cunningham, Kane Hodder and Harry Manfredini!"

Friday, October 16, 2015

"Your name is on the bullet"

New additions to my record collection: The "Smash" soundtrack, "Rokstarr" by Taio Cruz, "Non-Stop" by Andy Bell and finally "Hits, Singles & More" plus the reissue of "Donna Summer" by the fabulous Donna Summer.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Lovely Laura Leighton

Oh, how I love Laura Leighton! Nineties soap "Melrose Place" made me a huge fan of hers. The devious yet lovable Sydney Andrews was irresistible and quickly became one of my favourite characters. I can watch that series over and over without getting bored.

Since 2010, Laura plays the stylish Ashley Marin on teen soap "Pretty Little Liars", another one of my favourite series. I just started rewatching it on DVD and seeing Laura Leighton is a joy.

Don't forget to follow Laura on Twitter!

Monday, October 05, 2015

Me and Marilyn Monroe

Ever since I was a little boy, I have looked up to Marilyn Monroe. Not just because on her talent and icon status, but because I saw myself in her. I'm not talking about her looks, obviously, since I'm not even half as beautiful as she was. I'm talking about relating to her on a personal level.

Most people think of Marilyn Monroe as just a glamorous sex symbol, the "dumb blonde" who had an affair with the president. Personally, I'm much more interested in the woman behind the glamour and beauty. The sensitive and sometimes fragile woman who fought to be taken seriously and who went through so much pain in her life. The woman who tried her best to survive in a world where sensitivity is seen as a weakness.

I don't know who the real Marilyn was. No one does, at least not completely. But I have my own interpretation of who she was, and that's the Marilyn I relate to. I know it sounds silly, but sometimes it feels like I have a special connection with Marilyn, like I know her. I guess all fans feel that way, but still...

Reading about Marilyn, watching her movies, listening to her music and reading her poems really helps me cope when I'm feeling blue. It makes me feel less alone, like someone out there really understands me, even if it's just an illusion.

In loving memory of Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962)



Marilyn Monroe... and me.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Kylie Minogue - Kylie Christmas

Christmas is saved! Pop goddess Kylie Minogue is back with the Christmas album "Kylie Christmas", released on November 13. It will include her previous Christmas tracks "Santa Baby" and "Let It Snow", together with brand new recordings featuring artists such as Dannii Minogue and Iggy Pop.

Pre-order the deluxe edition now from Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and Kylie's official webshop. There is also a standard and vinyl edition available.

"Kylie Christmas" tracklist:

1. It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
2. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (feat. Frank Sinatra)
3. Winter Wonderland
4. Christmas Wrapping (with Iggy Pop)
5. Only You (with James Corden)
6. I'm Gonna Be Warm This Winter
7. Every Day's Like Christmas
8. Let It Snow
9. White December
10. 2000 Miles
11. Santa Baby
12. Christmas Isn't Christmas 'Til You Get Here
13. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
14. Oh Santa*
15. 100 Degrees (with Dannii Minogue)*
16. Cried Out Christmas*

Songs marked with * are bonus tracks on the deluxe edition, which also includes a bonus DVD.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Eurotix - Our Spaceboy (Official Video)

Mine and Larry's synthpop project Eurotix is back with a video for "Our Spaceboy", a track with gay themed lyrics, taken from our upcoming studio album "Deux". Check it out down below and please help spread the word by sharing the video with your friends.

The video is edited by Stefan Gemzell using clips from the 1960 movie "Space Men", also known as "Assignment: Outer Space". For more news on the upcoming album, sign up for the official newsletter.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Monthly Chart - September 2015

1. Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean?
2. Adam Lambert - Whataya Want From Me (Fonzerelli's Electro House Radio Mix)
3. Jussie Smollett - You're So Beautiful
4. RuPaul - Jealous Of My Boogie (Gomi & RasJek Edit)
5. Pebbles - Giving You The Benefit (7" Version)
6. RuPaul - Main Event (Matt Pop 80's Tribute)
7. Ola - All Over The World (Cahill Radio Edit)
8. Isac Elliot - Lipstick
9. Union J - Tonight (We Live Forever) (Cahill Radio Edit)
10. Vanessa Williams - The Right Stuff
11. Mariah Carey - It's Like That (No Rap)
12. Vanessa Williams - Running Back To You
13. Emin - Boomerang (Morlando Radio Edit)
14. Brandy - What About Us?
15. Samantha Jade - Armour
16. LeAnn Rimes - Can't Fight The Moonlight (Almighty Radio Edit)
17. Mariah Carey - Heartbreaker (No Rap Version)
18. Gloria Estefan - Live For Loving You (Single Remix)
19. LeAnn Rimes - I Need You (Almighty Radio Edit)
20. RuPaul - Supermodel (You Better Work) (Couture Mix)
21. Loreen - I'm In It With You
22. Jedward - Leave A Mark
23. Robin S - Show Me Love
24. Evan - Under Your Spell
25. Paula Abdul - Cold Hearted (7" Edit)
26. Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out Of My Head (Extended Mix)
27. Carly Rae Jepsen - I Really Like You (Blasterjaxx Remix)
28. Cher - Dov'è L'Amore (Tony Moran's Anthem 7" Mix)
29. Erasure - Die 4 Love

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.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

La Toya Jackson - Trouble (La Remixes)

In 2013, Cherry Pop Records released a remastered and expanded version of La Toya Jackson's fabulous 1988 album "You're Gonna Get Rocked!", including the previously unreleased track "Trouble", later recorded by Nia Peeples for her debut album.

But now, La Toya's version has been remixed for a brand new EP, including ten new dance mixes of the track. Although I'm not a big fan of modern remixes of eighties tracks, I really enjoyed some of them, especially the ones by Matt Pop.

You can order the CD edition directly from Vibe On Records. The remixes are also out digitally on iTunes, Spotify, Beatport, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Trouble (La Remixes) tracklist:

1. Trouble (Jared Jones Radio Mix)
2. Trouble (Matt Pop Radio Mix)
3. Trouble (Ranny's Big Room Edit)
4. Trouble (Sweet Team Radio Edit)
5. Trouble (Jared Jones Club Mix)
6. Trouble (Matt Pop Club Mix)
7. Trouble (Ranny's Big Room Mix)
8. Trouble (Sweet Team Mix)
9. Trouble (Dr. Brooks Future RetroFunk)
10. Trouble (Argonaut Remix)
11. You're Gonna Get Rocked! Again (Megamix)*

Tracks marked with * is only available on the CD edition.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Jackie Collins has died

Today is a very sad day. Legendary author Jackie Collins has passed away at seventy-seven, losing her battle with breast cancer. Jackie was best known for writing steamy novels about the rich and famous. Some of her most rememberable books are "Hollywood Wives", "Lucky" and "Chances". The latter introduced the popular character of Lucky Santangelo who appeared in ten of the author's books.

What I admired most about Jackie was her ability to write about Hollywood's darker side, and of course her strong female characters. Jackie was very outspoken and brave. Her books encouraged women to "kick ass" and be just as powerful as men can be.

Rest in peace, Jackie. You will be missed.



A photo that Jackie signed for me.



My Jackie Collins collection.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Katharine McPhee - Lick My Lips

I recently started rewatching the lovely musical drama series "Smash" on DVD. One of the main characters is played by the talented Katharine McPhee, also known from "American Idol". Earlier this year, Katharine released a new single, "Lick My Lips", taken from her upcoming album "Hysteria". Check out the video for this fabulous electronic pop track down below.

Her new album is out tomorrow on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Kylie Minogue - Kylie + Garibay EP

Pop goddess Kylie Minogue is back with the brand new "Kylie + Garibay EP", her second collaboration with American producer Fernando Garibay after the 2014 "Sleepwalker EP". This one also features guest artist Giorgio Moroder, Sam Sparro and Shaggy.

I really like the cool electronic sound of the tracks and I would love to see all the Kylie + Garibay collaborations released on CD eventually. Or even better, let Garibay produce a full Kylie album!

The new EP is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US. Check out the video for "Black And White" down below.

"Kylie + Garibay EP" tracklist:

1. Black And White
2. If I Can't Have You
3. Your Body

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Say I'm Your Number One: The Stock Aitken Waterman Singles Box Set

As you know, I'm a huge fan of production and songwriting team Stock Aitken Waterman, so I'm very excited about the new single box set being released by Edsel on November 6.

The set includes thirty discs featuring some of their biggest hits by artists such as Kylie Minogue, Bananarama, Dead Or Alive, Divine, Hazell Dean, Rick Astley, Jason Donovan, Samantha Fox, Donna Summer, Sabrina, Laura Branigan, Mel & Kim and many more.

Each single has been digitally remastered and expanded with tons of bonus tracks, B-sides and remixes. They also come with replicas of the original vinyl cover artwork. Some of the discs include two singles from the same artist.

You can pre-order your copy now from Amazon UK. If you order directly from MyPlay Direct, you'll get a bonus poster. However, it's only available in the UK and Ireland.

The box set includes the following singles:

CD 1: Divine - You Think You're A Man/I'm So Beautiful
CD 2: Hazell Dean - Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go)/Who's Leaving Who
CD 3: Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)/In Too Deep
CD 4: Spelt Like This - Contract Of The Heart/Stop This Rumour
CD 5: Princess - Say I'm Your Number One
CD 6: The Three Degrees - The Heaven I Need/This Is The House
CD 7: Haywoode - Getting Closer/You'd Better Not Fool Around
CD 8: O'chi Brown - Whenever You Need Somebody/100% Pure Pain
CD 9: Brilliant - Love Is War/Somebody
CD 10: Bananarama - Venus
CD 11: Mondo Kane - New York Afternoon/An Everlasting Love In An Ever-Changing World
CD 12: Jeb Million - Second Time Around/Speed Up My Heartbeat
CD 13: Mandy Smith - I Just Can't Wait
CD 14: Mel & Kim - Respectable
CD 15: Carol Hitchcock - Get Ready
CD 16: Samantha Fox - Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now/I Only Wanna Be With You
CD 17: Sinitta - Toy Boy
CD 18: Stock Aitken Waterman - Roadblock
CD 19: Laura Branigan - Shattered Glass
CD 20: Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up/Together Forever
CD 21: Edwin Starr - Whatever Makes Our Love Grow
CD 22: Michael Davidson - Turn It Up
CD 23: Brother Beyond - The Harder I Try/He Ain't No Competition
CD 24: Sabrina - All Of Me (Boy Oh Boy)
CD 25: Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Success
CD 26: Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan - Especially For You
CD 27: Donna Summer - This Time I Know It's For Real
CD 28: Sonia - You'll Never Stop Me Loving You/Listen To Your Heart
CD 29: Lonnie Gordon - Happenin' All Over Again
CD 30: Boy Krazy - That's What Love Can Do
CD 31: Agents Aren't Aeroplanes - The Upstroke

You can find the full tracklists for each disc right here.

Friday, September 04, 2015

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Nicki French - This Love

British pop singer Nicki French is perhaps best known for her 1995 cover of Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" and the 2000 Eurovision entry "Don't Play That Song Again". Now, she's back with a brand new single, the lovely dance-pop track "This Love", written by Mike Stock of Stock Aitken Waterman fame. Check out the gay themed video down below.

"This Love" is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US, including bonus tracks and remixes by Dave Ford and 7th Heaven. You can also order a CD edition or buy lossless WAV downloads from the official MPG Store. Don't miss out on this dance-pop gem!

"This Love" tracklist:

1. This Love
2. Did You Ever Really Love Me? (Real To Real Mix)
3. Total Eclipse Of The Heart
4. This Love (Dave Ford Mix)
5. This Love (7th Heaven Club Mix)
6. This Love (7th Heaven Radio Edit)
7. This Love (Instrumental)
8. This Love (Extended Mix)

Monday, August 31, 2015

Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean?

I know it's not considered "cool" to listen to Justin Bieber, but I have never cared before about what people think, so why start now? All I care about is the music and Justin has made some quite catchy dance-pop tracks over the years. Now, he's back with the brand new single "What Do You Mean?" and you can check out the video down below.

I really like the fact that Justin keeps doing electronic pop music, instead of going all "deep" and "serious" on us. "What Do You Mean?" is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US. Enjoy!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Soraya Arnelas - You Didn't Do It

I first discovered Soraya Arnelas when she represented Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 with "La Noche Es Para Mí". Now, the amazing singer is back with the single "You Didn't Do It", inspired by seventies disco music. I really love the track and I hope we'll get a new Soraya album very soon!

Check out the video down below. "You Didn't Do It" is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US. I also recommend the 2013 masterpiece "Plastic".

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Monthly Chart - August 2015

1. Giorgio Moroder Feat. Britney Spears - Tom's Diner
2. France Joli - The Heart To Break The Heart
3. Jussie Smollett - Keep Your Money
4. Giorgio Moroder Feat. Kelis - Back & Forth
5. Hilary Duff - My Kind
6. Giorgio Moroder Feat. Sia - Déjà Vu
7. Darren Hayes - Crush (1980 Me)
8. Hilary Duff - Sparks (Cutmore Radio Mix)
9. Nick Jonas - Teacher (Dave Audé Remix Radio Edit)
10. Nicki French - This Love (7th Heaven Radio Edit)
11. Kate Ryan - Walk To The Beat
12. Soraya Arnelas - You Didn't Do It
13. Kate Ryan - Not Alone
14. France Joli - This Time (I'm Giving All I've Got)
15. Mihai Trăistariu - Tornerò
16. Kate Ryan - Electroshock
17. Carly Rae Jepsen - Warm Blood
18. One Direction - Drag Me Down
19. Shayne Ward - The Way You Were (7th Heaven Radio Edit)
20. Magnus Carlsson - Nej Nej Nej (Nightshift Remix)
21. Nicki French - Te Amo (Radio Mix)
22. Elisabeth Andreassen - Jag Ser En Stjärna Falla (L.A. Remix)
23. Leona Lewis - Fire Under My Feet (Steve Pitron & Max Sanna Remix)
24. Nena - Dreh Dich
25. Kalomira - This Is Summer
26. Carly Rae Jepsen - I Really Like You (Blasterjaxx 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.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Nick Kamen - Nick Kamen (Re-release)

On September 11, Cherry Pop Records will release a remastrad reissue of hunky Nick Kamens' debut album från 1987. Included is the hit single "Each Time You Break My Heart", written and producerd by Madonna, plus the singles "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever", "Nobody Else", "Win Your Love" and "Come Softly To Me".

Don't miss out on this pop event! Pre-order your copy now from Amazon UK, Amazon US or directly from Cherry Pop.

"Nick Kamen" tracklist - CD 1:

1. Win Your Love
2. Open The Door To Your Heart
3. Nobody Else
4. Into The Night
5. Come Softly To Me
6. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
7. Each Time You Break My Heart
8. The Man In Me
9. Any Day Now
10. Help Me Baby
11. Baby After Tonight
12. Miss You
13. Each Time You Break My Heart (Dance Mix)
14. Nobody Else (Arthur Baker Dance Mix)

"Nick Kamen" tracklist - CD 2:

1. Each Time You Break My Heart (Extended Version)
2. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (Extended Dance Mix)
3. Nobody Else (Special Arthur Baker Dub Mix)
4. Win Your Love (The Love Mix)
5. Come Softly To Me (12" Version)
6. Each Time You Break My Heart (Dub)
7. Nobody Else (12" Version)
8. Each Time You Break My Heart (Extended Instrumental)
9. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (Instrumental)
10. Each Time You Break My Heart (Radio Mix)
11. Nobody Else (Jellybean Dub)

Thursday, August 06, 2015

"I left my heart in Metropolis"

New CD's in my record collection: "The Midsummer Station" by Owl City, "Elisabeth" by Elisabeth Andreassen, "French Revolution" by Nicki French, and finally "Evacuate The Dancefloor" by Cascada. I'm thrilled about finally having the amazing Elisabeth track "Jag Ser En Stjärna Falla (L.A. Remix)" on CD.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Broken Sword 5 for PS4 and Xbox One

Speaking of video game nostalgia, "Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse" – sequel to the 1996 classic point-and-click adventure game "Broken Sword: Shadow Of The Templars" – is finally coming to the Playstation 4 and Xbox One on September 30. This is great news for fans of the adventurous George Stobbart and Nico Collard.

Originally released for PC, Mac, iOS, Linux and Android, we can soon enjoy this lovely game on console in 1080p HD graphics. Check out the brand new trailer down below and make sure to pre-order the PS4 or Xbox One edition now!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Super Mario Maker - Nostalgia alert

Get ready for some gaming nostalgia! The upcoming Nintendo game "Super Mario Maker" lets players create their own 2D levels in the style of "Super Mario Bros.", "Super Mario Bros. 3", "Super Mario World" and "New Super Mario Bros. U". The levels can then be shared online with other users.

"Super Mario Maker" is released on September 11 for the Wii U. Pre-order your copy now from Amazon UK or Amazon US. Check out the new nostalgia trailer down below.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Monthly Chart - July 2015

1. Jussie Smollett - Good Enough
2. Giorgio Moroder Feat. Kylie Minogue - Right Here, Right Now (7th Heaven Radio Edit)
3. Geri Halliwell - Ride It (Ian Masterson Extended)
4. Nicki French - This Love (Dave Ford Mix)
5. Jussie Smollett - Tell The Truth
6. Donna Summer - Work That Magic (ISA Full Length Remix)
7. Emma Bunton - We're Not Gonna Sleep Tonight (Radio Mix)
8. Geri Halliwell - Lift Me Up (Almighty Edit)
9. La Toya Jackson - Restless Heart
10. Geri Halliwell - Love Never Loved Me
11. La Toya Jackson - Do The Salsa
12. Donna Summer - Carry On
13. True Steppers Feat. Dane Bowers & Victoria Beckham - Out Of Your Mind
14. Donna Summer - Fred Astaire
15. Emma Bunton - Take My Breath Away (Single Mix)
16. Spice Girls - Viva Forever
17. La Toya Jackson - Sexual Feeling ("La Toya" Remix - Radio Version)
18. Donna Summer - What Is It You Want
19. Giorgio Moroder Feat. Kylie Minogue - Right Here, Right Now (7th Heaven Club Mix)
20. Allstars* - Things That Go Bump In The Night
21. Brian May - Return To Eden
22. Allstars* - Happy Ever After Endings
23. Holly Valance - Down Boy (Almighty 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.

Friday, July 24, 2015

"Staring in your eyes, I see the sun rise"

New CD's in my record collection: "Breathe In. Breathe Out" by Hilary Duff, "Gamla Stan" by Magnus Carlsson, "Déjà Vu" by Giorgio Moroder, "Made In Germany" by Nena and the reissue of "Tonight" by France Joli.



And finally Magnus Carlsson's new single "Nej Nej Nej" with a signed photo.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Giorgio Moroder - Déjà Vu

I sure hope you haven't missed the comeback album "Déjà Vu" by legendary disco producer Giorgio Moroder, the man behind masterpieces such as Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" and Blondie's "Call Me". It was released on June 12, featuring collaborations with pop icons Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears and Sia.

The dance singles "74 Is The New 24", "Right Here, Right Now" and "Déjà Vu" are all included. The album is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

"Déjà Vu" tracklist:

1. 4 U With Love
2. Déjà Vu (Feat. Sia)
3. Diamonds (Feat. Charli XCX)
4. Don't Let Go (Feat. Mikky Ekko)
5. Right Here, Right Now (Feat. Kylie Minogue)
6. Tempted (Feat. Matthew Koma)
7. 74 Is The New 24
8. Tom's Diner (Feat. Britney Spears)
9. Wildstar (Feat. Foxes)
10. Back And Forth (Feat. Kelis)
11. I Do This For You (Feat. Marlene)
12. La Disco
13. Magnificent*
14. City Lights*
15. Timeless (Feat. Markus Schulz)*
16. 74 Is The New 24 (Lifelike & Kris Menace Remix)*

Songs marked with * are only available on the deluxe edition.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Hilary Duff - Breathe In. Breathe Out.

I really loved Hilary Duff's 2007 album "Dignity" because the sound was clubbier and more electronic than on her previous teen-rock albums, so I had big hopes for her latest studio album. I recently received "Breathe In. Breathe Out." and I can absolutely recommend it.

The album features the amazing dance-pop single "Sparks" and plenty of other tracks in the same style, for example "My Kind" that you can listen to down below. The album is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

"Breathe In. Breathe Out." tracklist:

1. Sparks
2. My Kind
3. One In A Million
4. Confetti
5. Breathe In. Breathe Out.
6. Lies
7. Arms Around A Memory
8. Stay In Love
9. Brave Heart
10. Tattoo
11. Picture This
12. Night Like This
13. Belong*
14. Rebel Hearts*

Songs marked with * are bonus tracks on the deluxe edition.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Magnus Carlsson - Nej Nej Nej

After the success in Melodifestivalen 2015 with "Möt Mig I Gamla Stan", Magnus Carlsson is back with a brand new single from his latest album "Gamla Stan", titled "Nej Nej Nej". The track is a cool dance-pop track and the maxi-single includes a brand new remix of the title track, the English version "Oblivious", plus two previously unreleased tracks.

The single is out digitally on iTunes and Spotify, and as a limited CD single, available directly from Magnus' official website.

"Nej Nej Nej" tracklist:

1. Nej Nej Nej (Nightshift Remix)
2. Jag Har Bestämt Mig Nu
3. Förlåt
4. Oblivious (Nightshift Remix)
5. Nej Nej Nej (Nightshift Remix - Instrumental)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Eurotix - Kiss Them For Me (Official Video)

No one will ever be able to say that we take ourselves too seriously. Here is the crazy video for "Kiss Them For Me" by Eurotix, directed by Stefan Gemzell and starring Angelica Olsson as our Lady Diana. Please share it with your friends!

The Alphaville inspired song is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Bananarama - In A Bunch: The Singles 1981-1993

On August 14, Edsel will release the box "In A Bunch: The Singles 1981-1993" by the fabulous pop group Bananarama. The box set includes thirty-three discs, featuring all the London Records singles by the group, digitally remastered and expanded with tons of B-sides and remixes, many of them previously unreleased.

Included are hit singles such as "Venus", "I Heard A Rumour", "Cruel Summer" and "Love In The First Degree". The box set is a must for any fan of Bananarama, Stock Aitken Waterman and eighties pop in general. Pre-order your copy now from Amazon UK, Amazon US or Demon Music.

You can find the complete tracklist at Super Deluxe Edition. I also recommend the amazing reissues of the group's studio albums, released by Edsel in 2013.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

"I wanna be your toy"

New additions to my record collection: "Eurovision Song Contest 2015", "Allstars*" by plast pop group Allstars*, plus remastered reissues of "Mistaken Identity" by Donna Summer, "Bad Girl" by La Toya Jackson and "The Sound Of Bacharach & David" by Hazell Dean.

Feel free to check out my ever growing record collection at Discogs.

Monday, July 06, 2015

La Toya Jackson - Bad Girl (Re-release)

I'm a big fan of La Toya Jackson and her plastic fantastic music, so I am glad to recommend Vibe On Records brand new reissue of her 1989-1990 album "Bad Girl". The original album has been digitally remastered and the two disc reissue also features a ton of rare and unreleased bonus tracks.

The album includes the fan favourites "Bad Girl", "Sexual Feeling", "Playboy" and "He's My Brother". Order your copy now from Amazon, Discogs or directly from Vibe On Records.

I would also like to recommend the previous reissues of La Toya's albums "Heart Don't Lie", "Imagination" and "You're Gonna Get Rocked!". They are fabulous!

"Bad Girl" tracklist - CD 1:

1. Sexual Feeling (Rapsody Version)
2. You And Me
3. He's My Brother
4. Restless Heart
5. Playboy
6. You Can Count On Me
7. Somewhere
8. Bad Girl
9. Be My Lover
10. He's So Good To Me
11. Do The Salsa
12. Piano Man
13. Why Don't You Want My Love? (Original Version)
14. Sexual Feeling (Vocal Version)
15. He's My Brother (Extended Version)
16. Bad Girl (12" Version)
17. Why Don't You Want My Love? (Bruce Forest Remix)

"Bad Girl" tracklist - CD 2:

1. Sexual Feeling ("La Toya" Remix - Radio Version)
2. You And Me (Edit/Backing Vox Up)
3. Playboy (Edit Version)
4. Why Don't You Want My Love? (Radio Version)
5. Bad Girl (N.Y. - Munich House Mix)
6. Sexual Feeling ("La Toya" Remix)
7. Why Don't You Want My Love? (Bruce Forest Edit)
8. Sexual Feeling (Sex Vocal)
9. Sexual Feeling ("La Toya" Remix - Acapella)
10. Sexual Feeling ("La Toya" Remix - Instrumental)
11. You And Me (TV Track)
12. Why Don't You Want My Love? (Instrumental Remix)
13. Sexual Feeling (Rigger's Horizon Remix)
14. Bad Girl Album Megamix
15. Bad Girl Ballads Medley
16. Why Don't You Want My Love? (Hot Mix D.J. Drop In)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Monthly Chart - June 2015

1. Pia Zadora - Still Remembered
2. Eduard Romanyuta - I Want Your Love
3. Hilary Duff - Sparks
4. Mariah Carey - Infinity
5. Deniece Williams - Wiser And Weaker
6. Edurne - Amanecer
7. Guy Sebastian - Like A Drum
8. Aminata - Love Injected ([Ex] Da Bass Radio Mix)
9. Loïc Nottet - Rhythm Inside
10. Cheryl - It's About Time
11. Deniece Williams - I Feel The Night
12. Johan Baeckström - Great Unknown
13. Tina Cousins - Wonderful Life (Dance Version)
14. Paweł Błaszczak - Harran
15. Nadav Guedj - Golden Boy
16. Måns Zelmerlöw - Heroes (Axento Extended Remix)
17. Paweł Błaszczak - Horizon
18. Bojana Stamenov - Beauty Never Lies
19. Polina Gagarina - A Million Voices
20. Selma - If I Had Your Love
21. Conchita Wurst - Firestorm
22. Morten Harket - Scared Of Heights
23. Tina Cousins - Pretty Young Thing
24. Magnus Carlsson - Möt Mig I Gamla Stan (SoundFactory Club Mix)
25. Uzari & Maimuna - Time
26. A-ha - Summer Moved On
27. Maria Elena Kyriakou - One Last Breath
28. Amber - Warrior
29. Alcazar - Young Guns (Go For It)
30. Jenny Burton - Bad Habits

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.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Ankie Bagger - Eighties euro disco from Sweden

The Plastic Retro website has just been updated with a brand new fan page about Swedish euro disco singer Ankie Bagger. It includes a biography, discography, polls and much more, so check it out!

Ankie started out as a backup singer and dancer for disco duo Lili & Susie, but also had a successful solo career, scoring hits with singles such as "People Say It's In The Air" and "Where Were You Last Night".

Friday, June 26, 2015

Jussie Smollett - Good Enough (Empire)

The US drama "Empire" just started airing here in Sweden and I instantly fell in love the "Dynasty"-ish soap storylines and the incredibly talented Jussie Smollett. He plays the gay character Jamal Lyon who is trying to show his homophobic father that he is "good enough".

Check out the performance of his beautiful song "Good Enough" down below. It's very moving. The song is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US. I look forward to following "Empire" and hearing more from the talented Mr. Smollett.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Eurotix - Kiss Them For Me (Remixes)

Mine and Larry's synthpop project Eurotix just released a remix EP, featuring brand new remixes of the tracks "Kiss Them For Me" and "Are You Strong Enough?", produced by synth gurus Rename and A Blue Ocean Dream. You can listen to previews down below.

The EP is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US. Check them out!

"Kiss Them For Me (Remixes)" tracklist:

1. Kiss Them For Me (Rename 7" Mix)
2. Are You Strong Enough? (A Blue Ocean Dream Lonely In The Club Remix)
3. Kiss Them For Me (Rename Extended Mix)
4. Are You Strong Enough? (A Blue Ocean Dream Analog In Your Face Remix)
5. Kiss Them For Me (Rename Instrumental)





Saturday, June 13, 2015

Eurotix - Computer Dating

What happens when an old computer (last year's model) starts looking for love? Here is your answer: "I Don't Hate You Anymore" by Eurotix is taken from our new EP "Kiss Them For Me", out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US and many other digital music stores.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Rest in peace, Christopher Lee

I just heard the sad news about Christopher Lee's death. The British actor was ninety-three years old and known to many for his roles in the "Lord Of The Rings" movies.

To me, Christopher will always be remembered as Dracula in the Hammer Films horror classics, and as Bond villain Scaramanga in "The Man With The Golden Gun". Last but not least, I loved his cameo in "Gremlins 2: The New Batch".

The world has lost yet another talented star. Rest in peace, Christopher.

Photo: Manfred Werner, Tsui.

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Magnus Carlsson - Möt Mig I Gamla Stan (Remixes)

One of the best songs from Melodifestivalen 2015 – Sweden's pre-selection to the Eurovision Song Contest – was former Alcazar member Magnus Carlsson's cool disco-pop track "Möt Mig I Gamla Stan", also recorded in English as "Meet Me Downtown Tonight".

But like many Eurovision tracks, this one is even better when remixed. Now Magnus has released a digital collection featuring club remixes by producers such as Andreas Berg and SoundFactory. Check them out at iTunesSpotify and Amazon UK.

"Möt Mig I Gamla Stan (Remixes)" tracklist:

1. Möt Mig I Gamla Stan (Extended By SoundFactory)
2. Meet Me Downtown Tonight (Extended By SoundFactory)
3. Möt Mig I Gamla Stan (SoundFactory Club Mix)
4. Meet Me Downtown Tonight (SoundFactory Club Mix)
5. Möt Mig I Gamla Stan (Stormby Dark City Extended)
6. Meet Me Downtown Tonight (Stormby Dark City Extended)
7. Möt Mig I Gamla Stan (Andreas Berg Poolside Remix)
8. Meet Me Downtown Tonight (Andreas Berg Poolside Remix)
9. Möt Mig I Gamla Stan (SoundFactory Club Edit)
10. Meet Me Downtown Tonight (SoundFactory Club Edit)
11. Meet Me Downtown Tonight (Andreas Berg Full Moon Version)
12. Möt Mig I Gamla Stan
13. Meet Me Downtown Tonight
14. Möt Mig I Gamla Stan (SoundFactory Radio Edit)
15. Meet Me Downtown Tonight (SoundFactory Radio Edit)
16. Möt Mig I Gamla Stan (Stormby Dark City Edit)
17. Meet Me Downtown Tonight (Stormby Dark City Edit)
18. Möt Mig I Gamla Stan (Stormby Bright Lights Edit)
19. Meet Me Downtown Tonight (Stormy Bright Lights Edit)
20. Möt Mig I Gamla Stan (Instrumental)
21. Möt Mig I Gamla Stan (A Cappella)

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Mariah Carey - Infinity

The lovely pop diva Mariah Carey is back with her new single "Infinity", a cool R&B ballad that grows with each listen. The track is taken from Mariah's new compilation album "#1 To Infinity", out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US. Check out the glamorous video, filmed in Las Vegas, down below:

Friday, June 05, 2015

Eurotix - I Don't Hate You Anymore

The latest track from Eurotix is "I Don't Hate You Anymore", a dramatic track inspired by the sound of eighties icon Visage. The song is available on the new EP "Kiss Them For Me", out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US and many other digital music stores.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Hilary Duff - Sparks

Lovely Hilary Duff is back with a single right up my alley. "Sparks" is an electronic dance-pop track with Kylie Minogue and Britney Spears influences. Check out the cool video down below. The track is available on iTunes and Spotify.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Monthly Chart - May 2015

1. Cheryl - I Don't Care
2. Carly Rae Jepsen - I Really Like You
3. Diana Ross - Eaten Alive (Edited Remix)
4. France Joli - Party Lights
5. Owl City - Metropolis
6. France Joli - Love's On Fire
7. Diana Ross - Chain Reaction (Special Single Mix)
8. France Joli - What About Me
9. Anita Pointer - Overnight Success (Remix)
10. The Pointer Sisters - Jump (For My Love)
11. Evelyn "Champagne" King - Just For The Night
12. Brian Ice - Talking To The Night
13. Nick Jonas - Chains (Audien Radio Edit)
14. Conchita Wurst - That's What I Am
15. Adam Lambert - Ghost Town
16. The Pointer Sisters - Dare Me
17. Evelyn "Champagne" King - Show Me (Don't Tell Me)
18. The Pointer Sisters - My Life (Remix)
19. Dolly Style - Cherry Gum
20. Evelyn "Champagne" King - Give Me One Reason
21. H & Claire - DJ (Almighty Mix) 22. The Webb - Just Like That
23. Azúcar Moreno - Bandido
24. Diana Ross - You're Gonna Love It (Groovy House Radio Edit)
25. H & Claire - All Out Of Love (Almighty 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.

Monday, June 01, 2015

"I don't wanna get eaten alive"

New remastered reissues in my record collection: "Eaten Alive" by Diana Ross, "Jenny Burton" by Jenny Burton, "Love For What It Is" by Anita Pointer, "Hot On The Trail" by Deniece Williams and "Face To Face" by Evelyn "Champagne" King. Wonderful eighties music. Buy them now!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Eurotix - Kiss Them For Me (EP)

My synthpop project Eurotix is back! The brand new EP ”Kiss Them For Me" features four songs, including the title track, an Alphaville inspired synthpop track with lyrics about the iconic Princess Diana.

The EP is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US and many other digital music stores. Please share the photo video down below to help spread the word.

"Kiss Them For Me" tracklist:

1. Kiss Them For Me
2. I Don't Hate You Anymore
3. Computer Dating
4. Un Chanson Pour L'Eurovision

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Scream Queens - Slasher TV series with Jamie Lee Curtis

From the creators of "Glee" and "American Horror Story" comes the new TV series "Scream Queens", starring the queen of all scream queens: Jamie Lee Curtis. I'm a huge fan of her horror movies "Halloween", "Prom Night", "Terror Train" and slasher movies in general, so I look forward to this show.

"Scream Queens" also stars Emma Roberts from "Scream 4" and co-stars pop icons Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas. The series will premiere in September 2015 on Fox.

Check out the cool trailer:

Monday, May 25, 2015

Trixie - Eighties disco-pop from Sweden

The Plastic Retro website has just received a new look on a new address. The previous artists are still in the database and I'm going to add new ones very soon, so stay tuned.

By the way, do you remember Swedish-Norwegian synthpop trio Trixie? They released an album in 1989 with amazing eighties dance-pop music, including singles such as "If You Walk Away" and the Per Gessle penned "From Head To Toe".

The band consisted of Ragnhild Røstad, Anders Eliasson and Michael Ellgren and I've created a new fan page on Plastic Retro dedicated to this amazing band. Check it out!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Eurotix - Un Chanson Pour L'Eurovision

To celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest, Eurotix has recorded a parody/tribute to the competition. "Un Chanson Pour L'Eurovision" is a bit different from our usual style but we hope you will like it. The track is taken from our upcoming EP "Kiss Them For Me", out on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon on May 30. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Scream - The TV Series (Trailer)

Check out these two trailer for the upcoming "Scream" TV series, based on Wes Craven's iconic slasher movies. I'm a huge fan of the movies so I look forward to this show. I just hope it won't suck. Will you be watching?



Monday, May 04, 2015

Full Throttle 20th Anniversary

Wow! I can't believe the 1995 video game "Full Throttle" turned twenty the other day. I used to love it as a kid and I still enjoy going back to the game from time to time.

The environments are cool and the characters so likable. Especially Ben the biker, voiced by Roy Conrad, and my personal favourite: Maureen "Mo" Corley, voiced by Kath Soucie.

I have so many great memories playing this classic LucasArts game. Check out this new video from IGN where they revisit the game in all its glory. I agree with them, this game needs to be remastered and reissued, like "Broken Sword" and "Monkey Island".

Please make it happen, Tim Schafer!

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Donna Summer - Hits, Singles & More

In December of last year, we were spoiled with remastered and expanded reissues of seven Donna Summer albums from the eighties and nineties. On May 25, Music Club Deluxe will release the double compilation album "Hits, Singles & More".

The collection is worth getting for the single remixes not included on the previous album reissues. Also, the price is a steal. Pre-order your copy now from Amazon UK and Amazon US.

"Hits, Singles & More" tracklist - CD 1:

1. This Time I Know It's For Real
2. Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger) (7" Version)
3. State Of Independence
4. Looking Up
5. Cold Love (7" Version)
6. Romeo
7. All Systems Go (7" Version)
8. Supernatural Love (Remix)
9. Suzanna
10. When Love Takes Over You (Remix)
11. Highway Runner
12. Breakaway (The Power Radio Mix)
13. Heaven's Just A Whisper Away
14. The Woman In Me
15. You To Me
16. Only The Fool Survives (7" Version)

"Hits, Singles & More" tracklist - CD 2:

1. Dinner With Gershwin
2. The Wanderer
3. Eyes (7" Remix Edit)
4. I Don't Wanna Get Hurt (Remix)
5. Love's About To Change My Heart
6. True Love Survives
7. Who Do You Think You're Foolin' (7" Version)
8. Work That Magic (Capricorn ISA Remix)
9. (If It) Hurts Just A Little
10. When Love Cries (Radio Remix)
11. I'm A Rainbow
12. Let There Be Peace
13. State Of Independence (New Bass Edit)
14. Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger) (Dance Remix)
15. Dinner With Gershwin (Extended Version)
16. This Time I Know It's For Real (Extended Remix)