Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Monthly chart - May 2017

1. Steps - Happy
2. IMRI - I Feel Alive
3. Steps - Glitter & Gold
4. Lucie Jones - Never Give Up On You (7th Heaven Radio Edit)
5. Lana Pellay - Pistol In My Pocket
6. Helena Paparizou - Baby It's Over
7. Jana Burčeska - Dance Alone
8. Koit Toome & Laura - Verona (1985 Version)
9. RuPaul - American
10. Vanessa - Just A Game
11. Demy - This Is Love
12. RuPaul - Superstar (Hollywood Royalty Remix)
13. Alma - Requiem
14. Alexa Aronson - Hide & Seek (Dave Audé Edit)
15. Triana Park - Line
16. Dihaj - Skeletons
17. Kristian Kostov - Beautiful Mess (Hit The Floor RMX)
18. Salvador Sobral - Amar Pelos Dois
19. George Michael - Monkey (7" Edit)
20. Svala - Paper
21. Slavko Kalezić - Space
22. Verona - Ti Sento
23. Veroniqué - Jungle Man
24. RuPaul - Responsitrannity (Matt Pop Edit)
25. Steps - Story Of A Heart
26. Blanche - City Lights
27. Tijana Bogićević - In Too Deep
28. Isaiah - Don't Come Easy (7th Heaven Remix)
29. Hovig - Gravity (7th Heaven Epic Radio Mix)
30. Elton John & RuPaul - Don't Go Breaking My Heart (Moroder - 7" Edit Mix)
31. Sunstroke Project - Hey Mamma
32. Brendan Murray - Dying To Try
33. IMRI - I Feel Alive (DJ Pm & Tomer Maizner 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.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Samantha Fox - Play It Again, Sam: The Fox Box

A few years back, my idol Samantha Fox's first four studio albums were amazingly reissued, remastered and expanded by Cherry Pop Records. On July 28th, the label is finally releasing the box set "Play It Again, Sam: The Fox Box".

Disc one includes most of her single versions while disco two features rarities and remixes. Finally, we get two two DVD's packed with her music videos and interviews.

This box set is a most for every true Samantha Fox fan. Pre-order your copy now from Amazon UK, Amazon US and Cherry Red.

"The Fox Box" tracklist - CD 1:

1. Touch Me (I Want Your Body)
2. Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me)
3. Hold On Tight (Radio Mix)
4. I'm All You Need (Single Re-Mix)
5. Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now
6. I Surrender (To The Spirit Of The Night) (7" Mix)
7. I Promise You (Get Ready)
8. True Devotion (New Mix)
9. Naughty Girls (Need Love Too) (Single Edit)
10. Love House (7" Edit)
11. I Only Wanna Be With You
12. I Wanna Have Some Fun (UK Single Edit)
13. (Hurt Me! Hurt Me!) But The Pants Stay On (Radio Edit - Sam Talks)
14. Another Woman (Too Many People) (Harding/Curnow 7" Version)
15. Go For The Heart (Feat. SOX)
16. Let Me Be Free
17. The Reason Is You (One On One) (Radio Edit)
18. Santa Maria
19. Angel With An Attitude
20. Call Me (Feat. Sabrina)
21. You've Got Me Believing In Make Believe

"The Fox Box" tracklist - CD 2:

1. I Should Have Known Better
2. Confession
3. Lovin' Don't Grow On Trees (Alternative Mix)
4. All I Wanna Do... (Feat. Full Force)
5. Love To Love You Baby (Hip Hop Mix)
6. Even In The Darkest Hours (7" Edit)
7. Love House (7" Remix)
8. I Only Wanna Be With You (Special Single Edit)
9. Too Late To Say Goodbye (Original 12" Mix)
10. The Winner Takes It All
11. La Isla Bonita
12. A Question Of Honour
13. Midnight Lover
14. I Give Myself To You (Pete Hammond Remix)
15. Touch Me 2016
16. It's You (Nick Harvey Club Mix)
17. Gimme Shelter (Feat. Hawkwind)
18. The Best Is Yet To Come (7" Mix)

"The Fox Box" tracklist - DVD 1:

1. Touch Me (I Want Your Body)
2. Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me)
3. Hold On Tight
4. Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now
5. I Surrender (To The Spirit Of The Night)
6. I Promise You (Get Ready)
7. True Devotion
8. Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)
9. Love House
10. I Only Wanna Be With You
11. I Wanna Have Some Fun
12. (Hurt Me! Hurt Me!) But The Pants Stay On
13. Another Woman (Too Many People)
14. Just One Night
15. Go For The Heart
16. Let Me Be Free
17. The Reason Is You (One On One)
18. Santa Maria
19. Angel With An Attitude
20. Call Me

"The Fox Box" tracklist - DVD 2:

1. Rockin' With My Radio
2. I Surrender (To The Spirit Of The Night) (Unedited Version)
3. Naughty Girls (Need Love Too) (Club Version)
4. Love House (Dance Mix)
5. I Only Wanna Be With You (Alternative Version)
6. All I Wanna Do...
7. Touch Me (Feat. Günther)
8. Rockin' With My Radio (Behind The Scenes)
9. 1987 Interview
10. 1989 Interview
11. 1991 Interview
12. Call Me (Behind The Scenes)

Monday, May 22, 2017

"Got a nice package alright, guess I'm gonna have to ride it tonight"

New CD's in my record collection: "World Be Gone" by Erasure, "All For You (Single)", "All For You (Japanese Album Reissue)", "Someone To Call My Lover" and "All Nite (Don't Stop)/I Want You" by Janet Jackson and finally "Any Which Way" by the Scissor Sisters including the amazing B-side "Sex Exciter".

It was really nice to get the Erasure album signed and my name mentioned on the thank you-list inside the booklet.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Susie Päivärinta - In Dreams

I would like to share the video to the lastest single by my friend Susie Päivärinta – member of eighties euro disco duo Lili & Susie – called "In Dreams". The beautiful track and video is a farwell to Susie's long-time songwriting partner Nestor Geli, who sadly passed away on December 15, 2016. He had co-written Lili & Susie singles such as "Nothing Could Be Better", "Where Eagles Fly", "Ride On My Love" and "Show Me Heaven".

"In Dreams" is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US. Don't forget to like Susie on Facebook for more on her upcoming solo album.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Baccara - I Belong To Your Heart (The Album)

The wait is over! I have previously blogged about Baccara's comeback single, the eighties retro hit "I Belong To Your Heart", produced by Luis Rodríguez. Now, there is finally a whole new album out featuring the fabulous María Mendiola and Cristina Sevilla.

I'm so glad the whole album has that lovely eighties retro sound of Modern Talking, C.C. Catch, Blue System, Sweet Connection and the tracks of the New Baccara-era. I'm sold.

The album is already out digitally on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon. WAV files can be bought from Beatport and JunoDownload. Those of us who prefer a CD can pre-order it now from Amazon UK or Amazon DE. It will be released on May 26.

"I Belong To Your Heart" tracklist:

1. I Belong To Your Heart
2. Super Sexy Baby
3. I Will Follow You
4. I Love You Moscow
5. You Are My Angel
6. All Your Love
7. Conquer Any Distance
8. Gimme Your Love
9. Stand By Me
10. Secret Of Love
11. Fantasy Boy 2017
12. My Funky Love
13. I Belong To Your Heart (Extended Version)

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

"No more tears on the dancefloor"

New CD's in my record collection: "The Best Of EuroDisco Vol. 2" including rare tracks by Lana Pellay, Olivia Gray and Veroniqué, the amazing new album "Tears On The Dancefloor" by Steps and "Eurovision Song Contest 2017".

And remastered and expanded reissues of the following albums: "Get On Your Mark" and "Tight" by Fredi Grace & Rhinstone, "From The Left" by Skyy, "Spread The Love" and "It Takes Two" by Juicy. Great electronic R&B from the eighties!