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.