Saturday, December 31, 2016

Yearly Chart 2016 - My most played songs

Another year gone by and mine was filled of fabulous music. Check out my yearly chart of the tracks I've listened to the most in 2015, both old and new. Maybe you'll find something new to listen to that you haven't heard before?

1. Sergey Lazarev - You Are The Only One
2. Kylie Minogue - Night Fever
3. Zoë - Loin D'ici
4. Madleen Kane - I'm No Angel
5. ILY - Magic
6. Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling!
7. Take That - Hey Boy
8. Kylie Minogue - Bette Davis Eyes
9. Austin Mahone - Dirty Work
10. Kim Wilde - Say You Really Want Me (Radio Edit)
11. Michael Davidson - Turn It Up (7" Remix)
12. Samantha Fox - Touch Me 2016
13. Kylie Minogue - At Christmas
14. Denise Lopez - Don't You Wanna Be Mine
15. Cathy Dennis - Just Another Dream
16. Donny Montell - I've Been Waiting For This Night (Club Remix)
17. Kylie Minogue - Better The Devil You Know
18. Pia Zadora - Dance Out Of My Head (7" Version)
19. Jellybean Feat. Adele Bertei - Just A Mirage
20. Nicole Scherzinger - Killer Love
21. Donna Summer - Fame (The Game) (Dave Audé Radio)
22. Amir - J'ai Cherché
23. Sandra - Japan Ist Weit
24. Nick Jonas - Levels
25. Bananarama - Now Or Never
26. David Bowie - Magic Dance (Single Version)
27. Kim Wilde - The Second Time
28. Joe And Jake - You're Not Alone (Cahill Club Edit)
29. Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Come With Us (F9 Radio Edit)
30. Alexandra Stan - I Did It, Mama!
31. Justin Bieber - Get Used To It
32. Cathy Dennis - Touch Me (All Night Long)
33. Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Murder Mix)
34. Dami Im - Sound Of Silence (7th Heaven Radio Edit)
35. Krystol - After The Dance Is Through
36. Lidia Isac - Falling Stars
37. Kiwi & Tess - Give Your Heart
38. Justs - Heartbeat ([Ex] Da Bass Radio Mix)
39. Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Heartbreak (Make Me A Dancer)
40. Poli Genova - If Love Was A Crime
41. Donny Montell - Don't Touch Me
42. Cathy Dennis - Everybody Move (7" Radio Edit)
43. Carly Rae Jepsen - First Time
44. Bananarama - A Trick Of The Night (U.K. Video Mix)
45. Ariana Grande - One Last Time
46. Alexis Jordan - Happiness
47. Alesha Dixon - Tallest Girl
48. Rose - Magic Carillon
49. Sheena Easton - The Lover In Me
50. Eartha Kitt & Bronski Beat - Cha Cha Heels
51. Courtney Act - Kaleidoscope
52. Christophe Willem - L'amour Me Gagne
53. Clairity - Velcro
54. Kylie Minogue & Dannii Minogue - 100 Degrees (7th Heaven Radio Edit)
55. Shawn Hook - Sound Of Your Heart (Jump Smokers Remix)



This list shows which songs I've listened to the most this year, on my computer and my iPod. A regularly updated list of my all-time favourite songs can be found here.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Debbie Reynolds has passed away

2016 has been a tough year. Just one day after her daughter – "Star Wars" star Carrie Fisher – tragically passed away, Debbie Reynolds also passed away, eighty-four years old. According to several news sources, the movie legend was rushed to hospital while planning her daughter's funeral. She must have been heartbroken after losing her.

Debbie will always be remembered for her roles in movies such as "How The West Was Won", "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" and of course the 1954 musical "Singin' In The Rain" where she starred opposite Gene Kelly. Fan of classic movies should also check out a personal favourite of mine, the 2001 movie "These Old Broads", co-starring Joan Collins, Elizabeth Taylor and Shirley MacLaine.

Rest in peace, Debbie. You will be missed.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

George Michael - White Light (1963-2016)

On December 25, British pop singer George Michael tragically passed away, just fifty-three years old. I must admit that I haven't listened much to his solo music, but one exception is the single "White Light" that I first heard when George performed it during the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony.

I really love the electronic sound of the track and how it blends with his sensual voice. The lyrics seem extra sad now. "White Light" is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US. It really deserves to be a hit. Check out the video down below.

Rest in peace, George.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Monthly chart - December 2016

1. Kylie Minogue - Night Fever
2. Kylie Minogue - At Christmas
3. Samantha Fox - Touch Me 2016
4. Kylie Minogue & Dannii Minogue - 100 Degrees (7th Heaven Radio Edit)
5. Zoë - La Nuit Des Merveilles
6. Kylie Minogue & MIKA - Wonderful Christmastime
7. Imany - Don't Be So Shy (Filatov & Karas Remix)
8. Justin Bieber - Let Me Love You
9. Carly Rae Jepsen - Boy Problems
10. Elisa Fiorillo - On The Way Up
11. Kylie Minogue - Every Day's Like Christmas (A Stock Aitken Waterman Remix)
12. Spencer & Natalie Powers - Merry Christmas (Pete Hammond Radio Mix)
13. Kylie Minogue - Into The Blue (Matt Pop's Endless Journey Mix)
14. Mariah Carey - Oh Santa! (Jump Smokers Edit)
15. Alison Moyet - Ordinary Girl (Dance Mix)
16. Lisa Ajax - Santa Bring My Baby To Me
17. Wynonna Judd - Sing (Pete Hammond Radio Edit)
18. Kylie Minogue - Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)
19. Robin Bengtsson - That's Christmas To Me
20. Yonee - Bombs Of My Love
21. Yazz - The Only Way Is Up
22. RuPaul - Christmas Is About Love
23. Kylie Minogue - Stay Another Day
24. Hazell Dean - Happy New Year (Matt Pop's Champagne Mix)
25. Bucks Fizz - The Land Of Make Believe (2016 Radio Edit)
26. RuPaul - Die Tomorrow
27. ABC - A Christmas We Deserve



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, December 22, 2016

A Dead Or Alive Christmas

I'm so happy that the Dead Or Alive box set "Sophisticated Boom Box MMXVI", including seventeen CD's and two DVD's, arrived today, just in time for Christmas. This means that it will be a wonderful disco-pop Christmas this year. I can't wait to listen to all the albums and rare tracks like "Love Toy (Full Vocal Version)".



The box set itself is gorgeous. Pete would have been proud, rest his soul.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Yonee - Bombs Of My Love

I love discovering new dance-pop music and if the song has an important message, that's a big bonus! Today's music recommendation is "Bombs Of My Love" by the gorgeous singer, DJ and producer Yonee from Los Angeles. Also, check out his concept video about the story behind this lovely song. I look forward to following his career.

"Bombs Of My Love" is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US and Soundcloud.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

New CD's and Tab Hunter Confidential

New CD's in my record collection: Reissues of "Wanted" by Yazz, "Belinda" by Belinda Carlisle and "London Warsaw New York" by Basia. "The Night The Sun Came Up" by Dev, "I'm In Heaven" by Neopop, "Aquarius" by Sinitta, "Where Is My Man '98" by Eartha Kitt, "All Kinds Of Amazing" by Supercub and "Happy New Year" by Hazell Dean.



This also arrived in the mail today: the documentary "Tab Hunter Confidential" on Blu-ray, signed by Tab himself. I love old Hollywood, especially from a gay actor's point of view. I've read his autobiography and can't wait to see the documentary.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Wilson Phillips - Wilson Phillips (Re-release)

Another classic pop gem is getting the deluxe treatment on December 9. American vocal group Wilson Phillips' eponymous album, originally released in 1990, has been remastered and expanded. It includes the singles "Hold On", "Release Me", "Impulsive", "You're In Love" and "The Dream Is Still Alive".

This album holds a special place in my heart. I usually prefer more electronic music, but this one is so good, mainly thanks to the catchy pop melodies and the girls' beautiful voices. Also, the song "Hold On" has helped me through some hard times and is one of my all-time favourites.

Pre-order your copy now from Amazon UK or Amazon US.

"Wilson Phillips" tracklist - CD 1:

1. Hold On
2. Release Me
3. Impulsive
4. Next To You (Someday I'll Be)
5. You're In Love
6. Over And Over
7. A Reason To Believe
8. Ooh You're Gold
9. Eyes Like Twins
10. The Dream Is Still Alive
11. Hold On (A Cappella)

"Wilson Phillips" tracklist - CD 2:

1. Release Me (Single Edit)
2. Hold On (Single Edit)
3. Impulsive (AOR Mix)
4. Impulsive (Single Edit)
5. Impulsive (Album Version Edit)
6. Mi Sueño Vive Aun
7. Otro Amor
8. You're In Love/Otro Amor (Spanglish Version)
9. The Dream Is Still Alive (Radio Edit)
10. The Dream Is Still Alive/Mi Sueño Vive Aun (Spanglish Version)
11. You're In Love (Radio Edit)
12. Hotel California (Live In Japan)
13. Hold On (Live In Japan)
14. A Conversation With Wilson Phillips

Monday, December 05, 2016

No Christmas on your own

Dear friends, it's that time of the year again and you shouldn't celebrate Christmas on your own, so down below is the video for my band Eurotix's synthpop Christmas single "Christmas On My Own". Hopefully, the video and the song, despite the sad lyrics, can warm you through the holidays. If not, you're always welcome to spend Christmas with me through social media.

The song is still available digitally on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US. If you prefer a lossless version, please send us proof of purchase through one of the mentioned stores and we'll e-mail you a WAV copy.

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Kylie Minogue - Kylie Christmas (Snow Queen Edition)

Kylie Minogue - Kylie Christmas (Snow Queen Edition) + French bonus track
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I wasn't going to order Kylie Minogue's "Kylie Christmas (Snow Queen Edition)" because it missed "Every Day's Like Christmas (A Stock Aitken Waterman Remix)". However, I couldn't help myself so I ordered it anyway, even though I already had the original edition.

The main reason was to get her cover of the seventies disco hit "Night Fever". However, it is only available on the French edition that I ordered, available on Amazon UK. The standard edition is also available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

"Kylie Christmas (Snow Queen Edition)" 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. Only You (Feat. James Corden)
5. Stay Another Day
6. Christmas Wrapping (Feat. Iggy Pop)
7. At Christmas
8. I'm Gonna Be Warm This Winter
9. Every Day's Like Christmas
10. Wonderful Christmastime (Feat. MIKA)
11. 100 Degrees (Feat. Dannii Minogue)
12. Let It Snow
13. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
14. White December
15. 2000 Miles
16. Santa Baby
17. Christmas Isn't Christmas 'Til You Get Here
18. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
19. Oh Santa
20. Cried Out Christmas
21. Christmas Lights
22. Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)
23. Night Fever*

Track marked with * is only available on the French edition of the CD and on the  French musical soundtrack of "Saturday Night Fever".

Friday, December 02, 2016

Jermaine Stewart - Say It Again (Re-release)

"Say It Again" by eighties icon Jermaine Stewart was originally released in 1987. On January 20, 2017, Cherry Pop Records will reissue the album, remastered from the original master tapes, and expanded with tons of B-sides and remixes.

The R&B/dance-pop album, mainly produced by André Cymone, includes the singles "Say It Again", "Don't Talk Dirty To Me", "Get Lucky" and "Is It Really Love?". The amazing remixes by PWL's Phil Harding and Ian Curnow are also included.

Pre-order your copy from Amazon UK or Cherry Red Records. I also recommend the label's reissue of Jermaine's album "Frantic Romantic", which includes his biggest hit "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off".

"Say It Again" tracklist - CD 1:

1. Don't Talk Dirty To Me
2. Say It Again
3. Get Lucky
4. Got To Be Love
5. Dress It Up
6. Don't Have Sex With Your Ex
7. Is It Really Love?
8. Call It A Miracle
9. Eyes
10. My House
11. She's A Teaser
12. My Body
13. Say It Again (Single Version)
14. You Promise
15. Get Lucky (Single Version)
16. Imagine
17. Don't Talk Dirty To Me (Single Version)
18. Is It Really Love? (Single Version)

"Say It Again" tracklist - CD 2:

1. Say It Again (Extended John Robie Remix)
2. Get Lucky (Extended Remix)
3. Don't Talk Dirty To Me (Extended Remix)
4. Is It Really Love? (Extended Mix)
5. Say It Again (Extended Remix)
6. Don't Talk Dirty To Me (Remix Edit)
7. Places
8. Search
9. Say It Again (The Jingle Mix)
10. Get Lucky (New York Mix)
11. Don't Talk Dirty To Me (Radio Edit)
12. Get Lucky (Dub)
13. Don't Talk Dirty To Me (Dub)
14. Is It Really Love? (Dub)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Monthly chart - November 2016

1. Kim Wilde - Say You Really Want Me (Radio Edit)
2. Jellybean Feat. Adele Bertei - Just A Mirage
3. Donna Summer - Fame (The Game) (Dave Audé Radio)
4. Eartha Kitt & Bronski Beat - Cha Cha Heels
5. Carly Rae Jepsen - Higher
6. Eric Saade - Wide Awake
7. Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Crystallise (F9 Radio Edit)
8. Dead Or Alive - Special Star
9. The Attic - Flash In The Night
10. Kim Wilde - The Second Time
11. Annette Lindwall - Heaven Knows Your Name (Radio Mix)
12. Kim Wilde - A Beautiful House
13. Elen Cora - Forgive Me
14. The Chimes - Heaven
15. Carly Rae Jepsen - The One
16. Diana Ross - The Boss
17. Kim Wilde - The Touch
18. Bananarama - A Trick Of The Night (U.K. Video Mix)
19. Kylie Minogue - Better The Devil You Know
20. Donna Lewis - Love Him
21. Fred Ventura - Imagine (You'll Never Change Your Mind)
22. El DeBarge - Who's Johnny
23. Kim Wilde - You Came
24. Jakaranda - Just Like That
25. Annette Lindwall - I Believe (Life Can Be Kind) (The House Of Lords Remix)
26. Jellybean Feat. Elisa Fiorillo - Who Found Who
27. Basia - Promises (Justin Strauss 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.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Susie Päivärinta - You Can Stop The Fire

My dear friend Susie Päivärinta – member of eighties euro disco sister duo Lili & Susie – is back with the new pop single "You Can Stop The Fire". Check out the beautiful video filmed in Stockholm down below and don't forget to support the song by getting it from iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK or Amazon US.

Take it away, Susie!

"Your heartbeat next to mine"

New CD's in my record collection: Reissues of "Nona", "The Heat" and "The Art Of Defense" by Nona Hendryx, "Sing (Remixes)" by Wynnona Judd which includes the fabulous Pete Hammond remixes, reissue of "Just Visiting This Planet" by Jellybean which includes the collaborations with Elisa Fiorillo and a signed copy of "Touch Me 2016" by Samantha Fox.



And finally "For Me (Remixes)" by Chloe Rose, written and produced by Mike Stock of Stock Aitken Waterman.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Chloe Rose - For Me (Remixes)

I'm a sucker for pure pop and my latest find is "For Me", the debut single by British singer Chloe Rose. The catchy track is written and produced by Mike Stock, former member of the fabulous Stock Aitken Waterman production team. My favourite remix at the moment is – surprisingly not – the eighties retro remix by Alexander Panoff, but they're all good!

"For Me" is out now digitally on iTunes and Spotify. A CD edition and MP3/WAV downloads are available directly from MPG Records. All proceeds go to the Wayne Rooney Foundation, NSPCC and ChildLine.

"For Me (Remixes)" tracklist:

1. For Me
2. For Me (Instrumental)
3. For Me (OPTIXX Remix)
4. For Me (Disco Pirates Remix)
5. For Me (80s Dance Remix)
6. For Me (Sandy H & Tony King Remix)

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Samantha Fox - Touch Me 2016

One of my all-time favourite songs is the 1986 hit "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" by Samantha Fox. To celebrate the song's thirtieth anniversary, Sam has recorded a brand new version of the song, titled "Touch Me 2016". The new version has newly recorded vocals and a modern dance-pop sound. It's great!

The single is already out digitally on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US. Limited CD and vinyl editions are on the way as well, so like Samantha on Facebook for the latest news. I can't wait to get my signed copy!

"Touch Me 2016" tracklist:

1. Touch Me 2016
2. Touch Me 2016 (Extended Mix)

Monday, November 14, 2016

"He was handsome and smart, walked away with my heart"

New CD's in my record collection: Reissues of "The 2nd Album" by Radiorama, "East & West" by Fred Ventura, "The Chimes" by The Chimes plus "Diana Ross" by Diana Ross. "Never Let You Go" by Jakaranda, the soundtrack of the movie "Ha Ett Underbart Liv", reissue of "Time And Tide" by Basia and "I Don't Care" by Eartha Kitt.

Last but not least, the French collection "The Singles Collection" by Kim Wilde, including the rare tracks "Shame" and "Les Nuits Sans Kim Wilde".

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Dami Im - Fighting For Love

The lovely Dami Im represented Australia in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Sound Of Silence". Now, she's back with a brand new single, the dance-pop anthem "Fighting For Love". It's a great one! Check out the video down below.

"Fighting For Love" is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US. I also recommend the fabulous 7th Heaven remix of "Sound Of Silence" is you haven't heard it already.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Monthly chart - October 2016

1. Kylie Minogue - Bette Davis Eyes
2. Denise Lopez - Don't You Wanna Be Mine
3. Alesha Dixon - Tallest Girl
4. Kiwi & Tess - Give Your Heart
5. Jennifer Lopez - Feel The Light
6. Depeche Mode - A Question Time (Remix)
7. Diana Ross - Lovin', Livin' And Givin'
8. Timomatic - Set It Off
9. RuPaul - (Here It Comes) Around Again (Matt Pop 80's UK Edit)
10. ABBA - I'm Still Alive
11. Jaki Graham - Set Me Free
12. Zayn - Like I Would
13. RuPaul - Sissy That Walk
14. Alesha Dixon - The Way We Are
15. Britney Spears - Clumsy
16. Jaki Graham - Breaking Away
17. Donny Montell - Fly
18. Dee D. Jackson - My Sweet Carillon
19. Zayn - Lucozade
20. Donna Allen - Satisfied (Short Version Remix)
21. Madonna - Sorry (PSB Maxi-Mix)
22. RuPaul Feat. La Toya Jackson - Feel Like Dancin'
23. Christina Aguilera - Telepathy (Moto Blanco Radio Mix)
24. Carly Rae Jepsen - Curiosity



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.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Karyn White - Karyn White (Re-release)

On December 2, Big Break Records will release a reissue of Karyn White's eponymous 1988 album, remastered and expanded with loads of bonus tracks and remixes. The L.A. Reid produced album includes the singles "Secret Rendezvous", "The Way You Love Me", "Superwoman", "Love Saw It" and "Slow Down". The reissue also includes her collaborations with Babyface, Jeff Lorber and Michael Jeffries.

If you like R&B artists such as Paula Abdul, Pebbles and Nia Peeples, this superb album is perfect for you. Pre-order your copy now from Amazon UK or Cherry Pop.

"Karyn White" tracklist - CD 1:

1. The Way You Love Me
2. Secret Rendezvous
3. Slow Down
4. Superwoman
5. Family Man
6. Love Saw It
7. Don't Mess With Me
8. Tell Me Tomorrow
9. One Wish
10. Love On The Line
11. Language Of Love
12. Facts Of Love
13. True Confessions
14. Back In Love
15. Not Thru Being With You
16. The Way You Love Me (12" Hype Remix)

"Karyn White" tracklist - CD 2:

1. Facts Of Love (Actuality Mix)
2. True Confessions (The Left Bank Mix)
3. The Way You Love Me (12" Club Mix)
4. Secret Rendezvous (Extended Remix)
5. Superwoman (Long Version)
6. Not Thru Being With You (The Club Fire Mix)
7. Facts Of Love (Passion Mix)
8. The Way You Love Me (Paul Simpson Remix)
9. Secret Rendezvous (12" White House Remix)
10. Facts Of Love (Fact #1)
11. The Way You Love Me (New York Groove Edit)
12. Secret Rendezvous (Secret Drive-Time Radio Edit)

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Collection - New TV period drama

I'm a huge fan of period drama series – or period soaps as I like to call them – such as "Downton Abbey", "Mr Selfridge" and "Upstairs, Downstairs". I recently started watching "The Collection" – a TV series set in a Paris fashion house during the nineteen-forties – and I'm already hooked. The series is a must for fans of period dramas or soaps in general.

My favourite character so far is the gay designer Claude, played by the charming Tom Riley. The producers of "Pretty Little Liars" and "Desperate Housewives" are involved, so you can expect a first class drama. I really hope that this amazing series will get a second season.

Season one is available on Amazon Prime, so check it out!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Dead Or Alive's Pete Burns has died

I was in the studio last night when I heard the sad news of Dead Or Alive front figure Pete Burns' passing. He died on October 23 from a massive cardiac arrest, only fifty-seven years old. I still can't believe it. I will always love Pete's iconic look, personality and of course the amazing music of Dead Or Alive, best known for their 1985 hit single "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)". But that song was just one of many masterpieces in their music catalog.

Pete died just a few days before the release of the box set "Sophisticated Boom Box MMXVI" so he won't be able to see his fans enjoy this long-awaited gem. The world has lost a fabulous artist who has done so much for the music industry and the LGBT community. But he will surely live on through his wonderful music.

Rest in peace, Pete. You will always be our "special star".

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Lady Gaga's Joanne disappointed me

I have received many questions from people asking me what I think of Lady Gaga's new album "Joanne", so I decided to blog about it. Don't hate me but I'm quite disappointed in it. I'm not saying the songs are bad, there are a couple of growers on it, but her new "mature" sound leaves me cold. I absolutely loved her dance-pop albums "The Fame", "The Fame Monster", "Born This Way" and "Artpop" so my expectations were high. But before you start calling me narrow-minded and accuse me of having "bad taste", please read the entire post.

As much as I love Lady Gaga's voice and her personality, I miss that electronic production. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for artists following their hearts and doing the kind of music they want. It's just not for me. But I respect her wish to do something different and I'm glad for the fans who like this style. Each to their own.

I'm not trying to piss off those who like the album and I won't accept people calling me a "bad fan" because of this. To me, being a fan doesn't mean that you automatically have to love every single thing an artist does. Hopefully there will be some cool remixes of the tracks that I will enjoy more. If not, I'll just stick with her earlier releases.

Unlike some people, I don't care about critics at all. I know many of them didn't like "Artpop", but to me it was an amazing album for fans of electronic pop music. It had the strong melodies and interesting lyrics that Gaga is known for, but with the essential electronic sound. I know that to some people, electronic music isn't as "deep" as other genres, but I couldn't disagree more.

I know what I like and I won't start listening to country, rock or indie music just because some people think it's deeper. There is no right or wrong when it comes to music, just different tastes. Peace out.

This is the Lady Gaga I love:

Monday, October 10, 2016

Jaki Graham - The Studio Albums: 1985-1998

Today, the Jaki Graham box set "The Studio Albums: 1985-1998" arrived in the mail. It's really nice, including her albums "Heaven Knows" (1985), "Break Away" (1986), "From Now On" (1989), "Real Life" (1994), "Hold On" (1995), "Rhythm Of Life" (1996) and "My Life" (1998), digitally remastered. The only bad thing is that they don't have any bonus tracks, but let's hope for a remix compilation or something in the near future.

Get your copy now from Amazon UK or Amazon US.

Friday, October 07, 2016

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Yazz - Wanted (Re-release)

House and dance-pop singer Yazz is perhaps best known for her 1988 hit "The Only Way Is Up". On November 25, Cherry Pop Records will release a remastered and expanded reissue of her album "Wanted", also including the cool singles "Stand Up For You Love Rights", "Fine Time" and "Where Has All The Love Gone".

The reissue will be a three disc deluxe edition, filled with bonus tracks and remixes, a must for every fan of eighties dance music. Pre-order your copy now from Amazon UK or Cherry Red Records.

"Wanted" tracklist - CD 1:

1. The Only Way Is Up
2. Where Has All The Love Gone?
3. Got To Share
4. Fine Time
5. Stand Up For Your Love Rights
6. Wanted On The Floor
7. Something Special
8. Systematic People
9. Turn It Up
10. The Only Way Is Up (7" Version)
11. Stand Up For Your Love Rights (7" Version)
12. Fine Time (7" Version)
13. Where Has All The Love Gone? (7" Version)
14. Bad House Music
15. Treat Me Good
16. I Want Your Love
17. Stand Up For Your Love Rights (U.S. Remix)
18. Dream (Juan Atkins Remix)

"Wanted" tracklist - CD 2:

1. The Only Way Is Up (12" Version)
2. Stand Up For Your Love Rights (12" Version)
3. Fine Time (12" Version)
4. Where Has All The Love Gone? (Ghetto Mix)
5. Treat Me Good (Extended Version)
6. Bad House Music (12" Version)
7. The Only Way Is Up (The Bam Bam Remix)
8. Stand Up For Your Love Rights (The Stadium Disco Mix)
9. Fine Time (Sound Iration Mix)
10. Where Has All The Love Gone? (U.S. Extended Remix)
11. Got To Share (U.S. Extended Remix)
12. Yazz Megamix (Version Single)

"Wanted" tracklist - CD 3:

1. The Only Way Is Up (Remix)
2. Stand Up For Your Love Rights (U.S. Extended Remix)
3. Wanted On The Floor (Remix)
4. Where Has All The Love Gone? (Remix)
5. Treat Me Good (Three Amigos Mix)
6. Stand Up For Your Love Rights (12" Y'azzid Mix!)
7. The Only Way Is Up (The Up Up Up Mix)
8. Treat Me Good (Open Heart Mix)
9. Stand Up For Your Love Rights (She's Crazy Mix)
10. Treatment
11. Stand Up For Your Love Rights (What It Is! Mix)
12. Yazz Megamix (Version Maxi)

Saturday, October 01, 2016

New Dynasty reboot coming soon

Wow! I almost died a little. There have been rumours of a reboot of the fabulous eighties soap "Dynasty" for ages, but it has been quiet lately, so imagine my surprise when I read that it's seems like it's finally happening. According to E! and the Hollywood Reporter, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage – the people behind teen soaps "Gossip Girl" and "The O.C." – are teaming up with the original creators Esther and Richard Shapiro to bring back one of the best soaps ever to The CW.

I am all for reboots, as long as some of the old actors get to make cameo roles. I would especially love to see soap queens Joan Collins, Linda Evans and Heather Locklear show up somehow, even if they won't play their old characters. Maybe the reboot format will make it impossible for them to return as Alexis, Krystle and Sammy Jo.

The only thing that worries me is that the "Melrose Place" and "Dallas" reboots got cancelled so soon. But let's hope this one does better. I mean, it's "Dynasty" for God's sake.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Monthly chart - September 2016

1. Michael Davidson - Turn It Up (7" Remix)
2. The Cover Girls - Better Late Than Never
3. Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Murder Mix)
4. Alisha - Into My Secret
5. Dean Monroe - Closer To You
6. Demi Lovato - Cool For The Summer
7. Suzi Lane - Harmony
8. Cyré - Last Chance
9. Alisha - Let Your Heart Make Up Your Mind
10. Boys Town Gang - When Will I See You Again
11. Demi Lovato - Confident (The Alias Radio Edit)
12. Kylie Minogue - Better The Devil You Know
13. The Cool Notes - Spend The Night
14. Da Buzz - Something About You (LA Rush Remix Radio Edit)
15. Alisha - Do You Dream About Me
16. The Cover Girls - I Need Your Lovin'
17. Debbie Gibson - Play The Field
18. D:Ream - Shoot Me With Your Love (Loveland's 7" Pop'd Up Mix)
19. Dawn Tallman - Teardrops (StoneBridge Radio Edit)
20. Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence



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.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Melrose Place marathon

If I only get to pick one favourite soap opera, it's definitely "Melrose Place" that originally aired between 1992 and 1999. I first saw it as a kid and I recently started rewatching the whole series on DVD for the fourth time. I never get tired of it. What I love about the show is that it's not afraid to go over the top with crazy storylines and plot twists. Check out my "Melrose Place" DVD collection down below.

All seasons have been released on DVD and you can order them all from Amazon. However, the final two seasons are only available for region one, so you might need a region free player if you live in Europe. But whatever you do, don't miss out on this classic.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Stéphanie - Pop princess of Monaco

I don't care much about royalty but I really like the music of Stéphanie Grimaldi, princess of Monaco. Especially her 1986 euro disco debut album. This is my Stéphanie CD collection: "Besoin", "Stéphanie" and the compilation album "Référence 80". Please check out my fan site about her music.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Rise Of The Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration

I love the "Tomb Raider" games and can't wait to play the latest Lara Croft adventure "Rise Of The Tomb Raider". It will be released for the Playstation 4 on October 11. The game was originally released for Xbox back in November 2015 but this brand new edition features many extras, for example new missions, all previous DLC and a artbook.

Pre-order your copy from Amazon UK or Amazon US.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Hunk of the day: Rami Malek

Hunk of the day is the American actor Rami Malek, born May 12 1981 in Los Angeles. The first role I saw Rami play was Josh in the brilliant horror video game "Until Dawn". But seeing him as the troubled yet lovable hacker Elliot in the TV series "Mr. Robot" made me a fan. I also enjoyed seeing clips of him playing the gay character Kenny on "The War At Home".

Rami is incredibly charming and I really like his unique voice and his gorgeous eyes. He is also very talented and I think it's just a matter of time before we see him win an Academy Award.



Photo: Sleepindaroof

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Dead Or Alive - Sophisticated Boom Box MMXVI (Album collection)

Today, we have some really good news! On October 28, Edsel is releasing "Sophisticated Boom Box MMXVI", a deluxe box set including British pop group Dead Or Alive's albums "Sophisticated Boom Boom", "Youthquake", "Mad, Bad And Dangerous To Know", "Rip It Up", "Nude", "Nude Remade Remodelled", "Fan The Flame, Part 1", "Nukleopatra", "Fragile" and "Unbreakable - The Fragile Remixes".

Every album has been remastered and expanded with tons of bonus tracks, remixes and videos, many previously unreleased on CD, on a total of seventeen CD's and two DVD's. This is a big deal for fans of Dead Or Alive, Stock Aitken Waterman and dance music in general.

Pre-order your copy now from Amazon UK. There is also a limited signed edition of the box set available. You can find the complete tracklist right here.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Fred Ventura - East & West (Re-release)

Another lovely album is being reissued by Deluxe CD Music on September 30. Fred Ventura's album "East & West" from 1989 has been digitally remastered from the original master tapes and expanded with bonus tracks. The album includes the singles "It's My Time", "Never Too Late", "One Day", "Lost In Paris", "Imagine (You'll Never Change Your Mind)" and "Heartbeat".

If you love italo disco and synthpop from the eighties, this album is a must for your record collection. Pre-order your copy from Amazon DE.

"East & West" tracklist:

1. It's My Time
2. Lost In Paris
3. Never Too Late
4. Heartbeat
5. One Day
6. No More Lies
7. Imagine (You'll Never Change Your Mind)
8. Wind Of Change
9. Late Night Train
10. It's My Time (Mix Version)
11. Lost In Paris (Emotional Mix)
12. Housebeat
13. One Day (Extended Version)
14. Imagine (You'll Never Change Your Mind) (Extended Mix)
15. Wind Of Change (Extended Version)

Friday, August 26, 2016

Monthly chart - August 2016

1. Madleen Kane - I'm No Angel
2. Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Come With Us (F9 Radio Edit)
3. Rose - Magic Carillon
4. The Jones Girls - On Target
5. Krystol - After The Dance Is Through
6. Queen Of Hearts - Broken Dreams
7. Donna Summer - Sunset People
8. Stacy Lattisaw - Nail It To The Wall
9. Diana Ross - Swept Away
10. Taylor Dayne - Prove Your Love (Extended Remix)
11. Silver Convention - Telegram
12. The Flirts - Helpless (You Took My Love)
13. Diana Ross - Touch By Touch (Alternate Single Mix)
14. Queen Of Hearts - Like A Drug
15. Donna Summer - Our Love
16. Madleen Kane - The Lonely One
17. Anne-Marie - Alarm (Cahill Radio Edit)
18. Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Stranger Things
19. Irene Cara - Breakdance
20. The Flirts - Danger
21. Nia Peeples - Street Of Dreams (Shep Pettibone 7" Mix)
22. Dannii Minogue - Boogie Woogie
23. Nia Peeples - I Know How (To Make You Love Me)
24. Donna Summer - Lucky
25. Pia Zadora - Dance Out Of My Head (7" Version)
26. Diana Ross - I Will Survive
27. Nia Peeples - Kissing The Wind (Silky Soul 7")

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, August 08, 2016

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Britney Spears - Make Me...

Pop princess Britney Spears is back with the new single "Make Me...", featuring G-Eazy. Check out the video down below. The track isn't as catchy as her previous singles, but it's a grower so give it a chance. The single is the first taken from her upcoming album "Glory" which will be released on August 26. But the single is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

What do you think of the new Britney single? Please leave a comment!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Come With Us

The wonderful Sophie Ellis-Bextor is finally back with the new single "Come With Us", inspired by seventies disco music. After the indie pop album "Wanderlust", I'm glad to see Sophie return to disco music, the genre she does best. I'm especially fond of the F9 remix since its sound is more electronic than the album version's.

Check out the video down below. "Come With Us" is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US. The track is taken from Sophie's upcoming album "Familia" which will be released in September. I really hope the whole album is more dance-oriented than previous one.

"Come With Us" tracklist:

1. Come With Us
2. Come With Us (F9 Radio Edit)
3. Come With Us (F9 Extended Disco Mix)
4. Come With Us (F9 Mixshow Edit)

Friday, July 29, 2016

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Monthly chart - July 2016

1. Nick Jonas - Levels
2. Carly Rae Jepsen - First Time
3. Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Fuck With You
4. Christophe Willem - L'amour Me Gagne
5. Ultra Naté - Love's The Only Drug
6. Little Boots - Staring At The Sun
7. Ricki-Lee - All We Need Is Love
8. Britney Spears - Make Me...
9. Nick Jonas - Champagne Problems
10. Lorie - Je Vais Vite
11. Brandy - Right Here (Departed)
12. Steps - Say You'll Be Mine (Matt Pop's Old Skool Mix)
13. Chanel - My Life (Haji & Emanuel Radio Edit)
14. Elena Gheorghe - Disco Romancing (Radio Edit)
15. Little Boots - Symmetry
16. Shannon - Let The Music Play
17. Charlie Puth Feat. Selena Gomez - We Don't Talk Anymore (Attom Remix)
18. Little Boots - Headphones
19. Liza Minnelli - Losing My Mind
20. Tiffany - Right Here (Ray Rhodes Radio Remix)
21. Sheena Easton - The Lover In Me
22. SR - I Don't See Em
23. Booty Luv - Shine (Extended)

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.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Trailer: Blair Witch (2016)

One of my favourite horror movies, the 1999 found footage classic "The Blair Witch Project", is finally getting a new sequel, simply titled "Blair Witch". I know a lot of people dislike the original movie, but I still think it holds up. I really like the whole mythology of the movie and often what you don't see is scarier than what you do see. Check out the trailer down below.

"A group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of James’ sister who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods, but as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence. Slowly, they begin to realize the legend is all too real and more sinister than they could have imagined."

Monday, July 18, 2016

Sergey Lazarev - Breaking Away

After Russian pop hunk Sergey Lazarev's success in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with "You Are The Only One", he's back with the brand new single "Breaking Away". And I'm glad to hear that it's another electronic dance-pop track, catchy as hell. Check out the video down below and support the song. It's available on his compilation "The Best", out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Eurotix - Besides

Mine and Larry Forsberg's synthpop project Eurotix just released our third album called "Besides". It includes B-sides and other rare tracks freshly remastered. Fifteen original tracks and two cover versions, including "Supernatural" by Army Of Lovers and "Lies" by Alphaville. You can order the limited CD edition from our website.

The album is also available digitally from iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US and many other digital music stores.

"Besides" tracklist:

1. We Could Have Been
2. I Don't Hate You Anymore
3. Face Down
4. Computer Dating
5. When You Are In My Dreams
6. Kill Another Day
7. Into The Future
8. Supernatural (12" Version)
9. Clubland
10. Are You Strong Enough?
11. Come And Hold Me
12. The Eastern Bloc
13. You Won't See Me Dancing
14. When You Go
15. Hi-NRG Superman
16. Un Chanson Pour L'Eurovision
17. Lies

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Dusty Springfield - Reputation (Re-release)

In 1990, Dusty Springfield released the pop album "Reputation", written and produced by the Pet Shop Boys and Dan Hartman among others. It included the singles "In Private", "Nothing Has Been Proved", "Reputation" and "Arrested By You". On August 26, Cherry Red Records will reissue the album as a three disc collector's edition.

The reissue will include the original album, B-sides and remixes, digitally remastered. The third disc is a DVD including the music videos. Among the rare bonus tracks is the PWL remix of "Born This Way". Pre-order your copy from Amazon UK.

"Reputation" tracklist - CD 1:

1. Reputation
2. Send It To Me
3. Arrested By You
4. Time Waits For No One
5. Born This Way
6. In Private
7. Daydreaming
8. Nothing Has Been Proved
9. I Want To Stay Here
10. Occupy Your Mind
11. What Have I Done To Deserve This? (Disco Mix)
12. Nothing Has Been Proved (Dance Mix)
13. In Private (12" Version)
14. Reputation (Lots Of Fun 12" Mix)
15. Arrested By You (Extended Version)

"Reputation" tracklist - CD 2:

1. Nothing Has Been Proved (Original Mix)
2. In Private (Remix)
3. In Private (Bonus Beats)
4. In Private (Dub)
5. Reputation (Lots Of Fun Single Mix)
6. Reputation (The Alternative Mix)
7. Reputation (Rep U Dub 1)
8. Reputation (Rep U Dub 2)
9. Born This Way (12" Mix)
10. Any Other Fool
11. When Love Turns Blue
12. Getting It Right
13. Nothing Has Been Proved (Instrumental)
14. Daydreaming (12" Master Edit)

"Reputation" tracklist - DVD:

1. Nothing Has Been Proved (Video)
2. In Private (Video)
3. Reputation (Video)
4. Arrested By You (Video)
5. I Want To Stay Here (Video)

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Monthly Chart - June 2016

1. Dami Im - Sound Of Silence (7th Heaven Radio Edit)
2. Sandra - Japan Ist Weit
3. Alexis Jordan - Happiness
4. Christophe Willem - Starlite
5. Conor Maynard - Animal
6. Donny Montell - Wicked Games
7. Emin - Into The Night
8. Fifth Harmony - Sledgehammer
9. Donny Montell - Don't Touch Me
10. Haley Bennett - Buddha's Delight
11. Amir - Il Est Temps Qu'on M'aime
12. Conor Maynard - Take Off
13. Amir - Très Haut
14. Sandra - In The Heat Of The Night (Tropical Future Remix)
15. Ivi Adamou - Call The Police
16. Zoë - Devinez (Balduin Remix)
17. The Saturdays - Crashing Down
18. Ariana Grande - Love Me Harder
19. Susie Päivärinta - Who Do I Trust?
20. Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Heartbreak (Make Me A Dancer)
21. Anna Abreu - Oh Oh
22. Sandra - Sekunden
23. Zoë - Mon Cœur A Trop Aimé
24. Conor Maynard - Turn Around
25. Dami Im - Super Love
26. After Romeo - Good Things (Dave Audé Remix)
27. All Saints - One Strike (Beatnik Remix)
28. Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Bittersweet
29. Margaret Berger - Human Race
30. Hugh Grant - Pop! Goes My Heart

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.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Sequal - My Love For You

I really love freestyle music and one of the best albums of the genre is US duo Sequal's 1988 album, which was beautifully remastered and reissued by Cherry Pop Records a couple of years ago. But in 2008, the duo – consisting of Angie Vollaro and Maria Christensen – released a wonderful comeback single called "My Love For You", produced by Giuseppe D. to sound like a classic freestyle track.

The retro freestyle sound is amazing and I really recommend this single to everyone who is a fan of the genre and of eighties dance music in general. The track is available on iTunes, Spotify, Beatport, Amazon UK and Amazon US. Don't miss this gem!

"My Love For You" tracklist:

1. My Love For You (Giuseppe D.'s Back To Miami Radio)
2. My Love For You (Giuseppe D.'s Back To Miami Extended)

Friday, June 17, 2016

Christophe Willem - Starlite

I love discovering electronic pop music, old and new, that I haven't heard before. I recently came across the lovely track "Starlite" by French singer Christophe Willem. I really love the dance-pop sound produced by Freemasons and Christophe has a beautiful voice. The song also includes a sample of the eighties classic "Ain't Nobody". Check out the video down below.

"Starlite" is taken from Christophe's 2011 album "Prismophonic", which is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Kylie Minogue - This Wheel's On Fire (Absolutely Fabulous)

As a fan of comedy series "Absolutely Fabulous", I'm looking forward to the upcoming movie starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley. But that's not all. My idol, pop princess Kylie Minogue, has recorded her own version of the series theme song "This Wheel's On Fire" for the movie's soundtrack.

It's always a pleasure getting new Kylie recordings, so you bet I'm excited. You can already buy the track digitally on iTunes, SpotifyAmazon UK and Amazon US. The physical CD edition will be out on July 1.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Sakis Rouvas - Ola

The Greek pop singer Sakis Rouvas is best known for the songs "Shake It" and "This Is Our Night from the Eurovision Song Contest. The gay icon recently released the new single "Ola" and I'm glad to say that it's an electronic dance-pop track, right up my alley. The track is available on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon UK.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Monthly Chart - May 2016

1. Sergey Lazarev - You Are The Only One
2. Zoë - Loin D'ici
3. Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling!
4. Ariana Grande - One Last Time
5. Lidia Isac - Falling Stars
6. Amir - J'ai Cherché
7. Donny Montell - I've Been Waiting For This Night (Club Remix)
8. Poli Genova - If Love Was A Crime
9. Justs - Heartbeat ([Ex] Da Bass Radio Mix)
10. Joe And Jake - You're Not Alone (Cahill Club Edit)
11. Nick Jonas - Close (Dan E Radio Edit)
12. Mohombi - Maraca
13. Ariana Grande - Break Free
14. Barei - Say Yay!
15. Alesha Dixon - The Boy Does Nothing (Bimbo Jones Remix Radio Edit)
16. Dami Im - Sound Of Silence
17. Samra - Miracle
18. Ivan - Help You Fly
19. Ricky Martin - Mr. Put It Down
20. Mika - Stardust
21. Mohombi - Bumpy Ride
22. Sandhja - Sing It Away
23. Ricky Martin - Adiós (Supermatik Mix Radio Edit)
24. Agnete - Icebreaker
25. United 5 - Name In The Sand (Adam Turner Radio Edit)
26. Paperdolls - Gonna Make You Blush
27. Alesha Dixon - La La La

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, May 15, 2016