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 2016, 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) (Hot Mix)
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.

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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.

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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)