Monday, August 28, 2017

Monthly chart - August 2017

1. Angie Gold - Eat You Up
2. Rumorz - Tell Me It's A Lie
3. Mela - Help Me
4. Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Stranger Things
5. Aaron Carter - Sooner Or Later
6. Jussie Smollett - Ready To Go
7. Angie Gold - Applause
8. Brother Beyond - Drive On
9. Gipsy & Queen - Love
10. Shirley Lewis - You Can't Hide
11. Angie Gold - Alibi
12. Daniela Simmons - Hot Nights
13. Denise Lopez - Power Of Suggestion
14. Macho Gang - Obladi Oblada
15. Terrence Howard - Boom Boom Boom Boom
16. Samantha Fox - Too Late To Say Goodbye (Original 12" Mix)
17. Jussie Smollett & Alicia Keys - Powerful
18. Martha Wash - Carry On
19. Shirley Murdock - Be Free
20. Paris Hilton - High Off My Love
21. Silent Circle - Moonlight Affair
22. Gipsy & Queen - Plaza Del Sol
23. Epo - Life In Tokyo
24. Silent Circle - Touch In The Night
25. Sunni - Hand N' Glove
26. Shooting Party - I Go To Pieces (Extended Version)
27. Paris Hilton - Nothing In This World (Dave Audé Radio Edit)
28. Macho Gang - Sahara
29. Aaron Carter - Dearly Departed
30. Jade Ewen - It's My Time (Digital Dog Radio Edit)
31. Shooting Party - Safe In The Arms Of Love (Phil's Extra Beat Update)
32. Gary Barlow - Stronger
33. Spagna - Don't Go Away Tonight

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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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Apollonia - Apollonia (Re-release)

American singer and actress Apollonia is perhaps best known for co-starring in Prince's film "Purpe Rain" from 1984 and as lead singer of girl group Apollonia 6. In 1988, she released the solo pop album "Apollonia" and it was just remastered and expanded by Wounded Bird Records.

The album is a great mixture of dance-pop, freestyle and R&B, including the singles "Mismatch", "Since I Fell For You", "The Same Dream" and "For Your Love". The reissue sounds great and it's nice to get all mixes on CD. You can order your copy from Amazon UK and Amazon US. I really recommend it!

"Apollonia" tracklist - CD 1:

1. Since I Fell For You
2. Synchronize
3. Your Eyes
4. The Same Dream
5. Am I Growing On U?
6. Mismatch
7. Beat Of My Heart
8. For Your Love
9. Help Wanted
10. Ay Ya Yai
11. Victima
12. You Can't Win
13. These Boots Are Made For Walking
14. Mismatch (7" Remix/Edit)
15. The Same Dream (Nightmare House Dub)
16. The Same Dream (Dream & Dubapella)
17. Since I Fell For You (Toppled Heart Mix Edit)

"Apollonia" tracklist - CD 2:

1. Mismatch (7" Version)
2. Since I Fell For You (Toppled Heart Mix)
3. The Same Dream (Hip Hop Dub Mix)
4. Mismatch (Reflective Mix)
5. Since I Fell For You (Crush Mix)
6. Mismatch (Hand In Glove Mix)
7. The Same Dream (Dream House Mix)
8. Since I Fell For You (Freestyle Mix)
9. Mismatch (Motor City Mix)
10. The Same Dream (Hip Hop Club Mix)
11. Mismatch (Reflective Dub)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Gipsy & Queen, Empire, New Order, Macho Gang, PWL and more

New CD's in my record collection: "Action" by Gipsy & Queen, "Macho & Lions" by Macho Gang, "Teardrops (On The Discofloor)" by Nicki French, the "Empire" soundtrack, "Greatest Hits & Remixes" by Joe Yellow, "It's My Time (Remix Promo)" by Jade Ewen and "We Don't Wanna Put In (Remix Promo)" by Stephane & 3G.

"Singles" by New Order, "Fun Bun" by Coo Coo, "The World Remixes" by Michael Fortunati (including two PWL remixes), "Noel" by Noel, reissue of "Wright Back At You" by Betty Wright, "Black French" by Joëlle Ursull, "Kiss And Make Up" by Paul Varney and finally "Magic" and "Turn Me On" by Sean Smith.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Steps - Neon Blue (Video + Remixes)

Today, the amazing pop group Steps premiered the video for their brand new single "Neon Blue" and you can check it out down below. This is the third single taken from Steps' wonderful comeback album "Tears On The Dance Floor". If you haven't bought the album already, you've missed out on something brilliant.

There are a number of new remixes and a brand new radio edit of the track, most of them available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon ect. Here is a list of all the different versions:

"Neon Blue" versions:

Neon Blue (Radio Edit)
Neon Blue (7th Heaven Radio Edit)
Neon Blue (7th Heaven Club Mix)
Neon Blue (Adam Turner Radio Edit)
Neon Blue (Adam Turner Club Mix)

Friday, August 04, 2017

Samantha Fox, Martha Wash, Shirley Lewis, Shirley Murdock and more

New additions to my record collection: The "Play It Again, Sam: The Fox Box" box set by eighties icon Samantha Fox arrived today and it's gorgeous. I can't wait to play through the CD's and watch all the videos on the DVD's.

"Martha Wash", "Give It To You" and "Carry On" by Martha Wash, "The Weather Girls" by The Weather Girls, "Passion" by Shirley Lewis, "Trust" by Brother Beyond, "Shirley Murdock!" by Shirley Murdock, the compilations "Rock'N Up Sampler 88: 11-12", "Best Disco Vol. 3""The Best Of Italo Disco - Unreleased Remixes" and finally "Temptation" by Corina and "New Day/Dream Of Me" by Nilla Backman (of Katz) and Philip.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

In A Heartbeat - Gay themed animated short film

Everyone should check out the beautiful animated short film "In A Heartbeat" by Beth David and Esteban Bravo at Ringling College Of Art And Design. It follows a closeted schoolboy who risks being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams.

I wish there were more movies like this, especially targeted to children and teens. I'm sure that would help prevent bullying and homophobia.