Friday, January 30, 2015

Nick Jonas - Jealous

I quite like Nick Jonas' new solo single "Jealous", it's both catchy and electronic. Check out the video down below. I look forward to hearing more from this ex Jonas Brothers member. The song is taken from his eponymous album, out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Bananarama - Megarama: The Mixes

After the wonderful remastered deluxe reissues of Bananarama's classic studio albums, Edsel is releasing a brand new collection on March 25. "Megarama: The Mixes" includes rare and unreleased remixes of hits such as "Venus", "Love In The First Degree" and "I Heard A Rumour", all digitally remastered. You can pre-order your copy from Amazon UK.

"Megarama: The Mixes" tracklist - CD 1:

1. I Want You Back (Extended European Mix)
2. Love, Truth & Honesty (Dance Hall Version)
3. Nathan Jones (Extended Version)
4. Preacher Man (Shep's Club Mix)
5. I Heard A Rumour (Corporation Of Bananarama Mix)
6. Venus (The Greatest Remix)
7. Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) (Acid Remix '88)
8. Tripping On Your Love (The Sturm Mix)
9. Love In The First Degree (House Dub)
10. Movin' On (Snappin' Mix)
11. Help! (Extended Version)
12. Megarama '89 (Dimitri's Full Length Version)

"Megarama: The Mixes" tracklist - CD 2:

1. Nathan Jones (Dave Ford Mix)
2. Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) (Alternative 12" Mix)
3. Cruel Summer (Digital Mix)
4. Venus (Original 12" Mix)
5. More Than Physical (Original 12" Mix)
6. A Trick Of The Night (Tuesday Mix)
7. I Heard A Rumour (Wacky Vocal Dub)
8. Love, Truth & Honesty (Hot Power Mix)
9. Only Your Love (Original 12" Mix)
10. Tripping On Your Love (The Loveable Love-Dove Caper)
11. Nathan Jones (Alternative 12" Mix)
12. Movin' On (Thumpin' Mix)

"Megarama: The Mixes" tracklist - CD 3:

1. Love In The First Degree (Eurobeat Style)
2. Shy Boy ('88 Remix)
3. Venus (Hellfire Mix)
4. I Heard A Rumour (Miami Mix)
5. Long Train Running (Pacha Mix)
6. Only Your Love (Youth & Thrash On The Mix)
7. A Trick Of The Night (Tricky Mix)
8. Ready Or Not (Jolley & Swain 12" Mix)
9. Nathan Jones (Psycho Mix)
10. Strike It Rich (Dub)
11. More, More, More (I Can't Techno More Mix)
12. Love, Truth & Honesty (Balearacidic Mix)

Friday, January 23, 2015

Midnight Boy - Roll With It

I always enjoy discovering artist who are as fascinated by the eighties as I am. Check out the video for Swedish singer Midnight Boy's single "Roll With It" from 2013. I love the retro sound and his queer image! The song is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

On February 28, Midnight Boy is competing in Melodifestivalen, the Swedish pre-selection to the Eurovision Song Contest, with a song called "Don't Say No". If it's as good as his previous work, he's definitely getting my vote!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Taylor Dayne - Tell It To My Heart (Re-release)

After the lovely reissues of Taylor Dayne's albums "Can't Fight Fate" and "Soul Dancing", Cherry Pop Records are finally reissuing her debut album "Tell It To My Heart" on March 30. The album was originally released in 1988 and is one of my personal favourites, so I'm very excited.

The album includes hit singles "Tell It To My Heart", "Prove Your Love", "Don't Rush Me" and "I'll Always Love You". The reissue has been digitally remastered and expanded with tons of bonus tracks and remixes. Pre-order your copy of this amazing dance-pop album from Amazon.

"Tell It To My Heart" tracklist - CD 1:

1. Tell It To My Heart
2. In The Darkness
3. Don't Rush Me
4. I'll Always Love You
5. Prove Your Love
6. Do You Want It Right Now
7. Carry Your Heart
8. Want Ads
9. Where Does That Boy Hang Out
10. Upon The Journey's End
11. Willpower
12. Prove Your Love (Hot Single Mix)
13. I'll Always Love You (Single Mix)
14. Don't Rush Me (Remix)
15. Tell It To My Heart (Percappella)
16. Prove Your Love (Edited Remix)
17. I'll Always Love You (Extended Mix)
18. Don't Rush Me (Rushappella)
19. Tell It To My Heart (Instrumental)
20. Don't Rush Me (Bonus Beats)

"Tell It To My Heart" tracklist - CD 2:

1. Tell It To My Heart (Club Mix)
2. Prove Your Love (Extended Remix)
3. Don't Rush Me (Extended Version)
4. Tell It To My Heart (House Of Hearts Mix)
5. Prove Your Love (House Mix)
6. Don't Rush Me (Continental Clubhouse Mix)
7. Tell It To My Heart (Dub Mix)
8. Prove Your Love (Prove Your Dub/Beats)
9. Don't Rush Me (Dub Version)
10. Tell It To My Heart (Dub Of Hearts Mix)
11. Don't Rush Me (Continental Dubhouse Mix)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Video: Lili & Susie - Fly, Fly Little Bird

The wonderful Swedish duo Lili & Susie just released a video for their single "Fly, Fly Little Bird", directed by Mikael Silkeberg. The pop song is the theme from Lili's TV show "Djurens Hjältar" which started airing tonight. The video also features scenes from the show where Lili and her colleagues rescue wild animals.

The song is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US. The girls are celebrating thirty years as an act this year, so many exciting things are planned for 2015.

Follow Lili & Susie on Facebook and Twitter for more news!

Monday, January 19, 2015

My favourites: Jessica Simpson - Irresistible (2001)

It's time for another one of my "favourite songs", and it's "Irresistible" by American singer Jessica Simpson. I think she's so under-rated as an artist. Sure, she might have started out as a Britney Spears clone, but she has a much stronger voice and has recorded lots of great pop tunes over the years.

"Irresistible" was the first single from the album by the same name, released in 2001. Here in Sweden it reached number seventeen on the singles chart, and the track was written and produced by Anders Bagge, from the jury of "Swedish Idol". Check out the video down below. I remember thinking it was so fierce when I first saw it on Swedish TV.

I love the cool R&B-pop sound that was so popular back then, and Jessica's voice is amazing, as usual. This fabulous pop track should have been a bigger hit. Give the song and the album a listen, it's available from iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Keep an eye on my new blog label "favourites" to see, hear and read about more of my favourite tracks. You can also subscribe to my favourites playlist on YouTube.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Monthly Chart - December 2014

1. Donna Summer - I Don't Wanna Get Hurt (Original 12" Mix)
2. Donna Summer - All Systems Go
3. Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy
4. Donna Summer - This Time I Know It's For Real (Extended Remix)
5. Donna Summer - A Runner With The Pack
6. Amanda Lear - Queen Of Chinatown
7. Donna Summer - Romeo
8. Berlin - Masquerade
9. Donna Summer - People Talk
10. Dollar - Guessing Games (Alternative Mix)
11. Berlin - The Metro
12. Donna Summer - Melanie
13. Dollar - Videotheque
14. Susie Päivärinta - Snön Faller Vit
15. Donna Summer - When Love Takes Over You (Original 12" Mix)
16. Dollar - Hand Held In Black And White
17. Tiny Tim - Tip-Toe Thru' The Tulips With Me
18. Berlin - Sex (I'm A...)
19. The Saturdays - Christmas Wrapping
20. Christina Aguilera - The Christmas Song (Holiday Remix)
21. Donna Summer - Christmas Spirit
22. Agnetha Fältskog - När Det Lider Mot Jul
23. David Van Day - Ringing The Bell
24. Band Aid 30 - Do They Know It's Christmas? (2014)
25. Donna Summer - Love's About To Change My Heart (Clivillés & Cole 7" Mix)
26. Sally Shapiro - Anorak Christmas

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, January 11, 2015

Rest in peace, Anita Ekberg

Another classic movie star has left us. The glamorous Anita Ekberg passed away this morning in a hospital in Italy. She was eighty-three years old. Anita was born in Sweden on September 29 1931 and started out as a model. In 1956 she played Helene in "War And Peace", also starring Audrey Hepburn and Henry Fonda.

But Anita is best remembered for her role in Federico Fellini's "La Dolce Vita" from 1960, in which she took a memorable bath in Fontana di Trevi.

Rest in peace, angel. You will be missed.

Eurotix - When You Are In My Dreams

Dear friends, check out the brand new video for my synthpop project Eurotix' track "When You Are In My Dreams". The gay themed video was made by our friend Stefan Gemzell and features two Ken dolls. The track is taken from our latest EP "Are You Strong Enough?", available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

If you like what you hear, please share the video with your friends, and give the song a vote on the Club 80's New Generation Chart, by filling out the form on their website. We are currently #2 on this months chart. Thanks for your support!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Trailer: Maps To The Stars (2015)

Check out the trailer for David Cronenberg's new drama, "Maps To The Stars". I love tragic Hollywood tales and both Julianne Moore and Robert Pattinson are in it, so I can't wait to see it.

"David Cronenberg's tale of of a secret-filled Hollywood family on the verge of implosion forges both a wicked social satire and a very human ghost story from our celebrity-obsessed culture."

Friday, January 02, 2015

Exposé - Point Of No Return (Rhythm Scholar Deluxe Edition Reconstruction)

I've blogged about the upcoming Cherry Pop Records reissue of freestyle girl group Exposé's 1987 album "Exposure". To celebrate the release, the girls have released a free MP3 download of the track "Point Of No Return (Rhythm Scholar Deluxe Edition Reconstruction)", a brand new remix of their biggest hit.

Download the track from Rhythm Scholar's Soundcloud page, and don't forget to pre-order the remastered and expanded reissue of "Exposure". You will love it!