Friday, December 29, 2017

My favourites: Kylie Minogue - I Should Be So Lucky (1987)

It's time for another one of my favourite tracks and this one just turned thirty years old: "I Should Be So Lucky" by Australian pop goddess Kylie Minogue. This and "The Loco-Motion" were the first of her songs I ever heard since they were played quite often on Swedish radio when I was a kid. However, I didn't really become a fan until the early two-thousands, after falling in love with eighties pop music.

Around the same time as I started listen to Kylie's eighties music, she made a huge comeback with the 2000 disco single "Spinning Around". I remember buying the CD maxi-single when I was in Dublin on holiday with my family. I fell in love with her newer material as well and since then, Kylie has been one of my all-time favourite artists.

But you know me, I'm a sucker for the eighties sound, especially by the brilliant production team Stock Aitken Waterman, so "I Should Be So Lucky" will always be my number one Kylie track. It always cheers me up when I'm feeling blue. The 12" remixes are amazing as well, especially "I Should Be So Lucky (The Bicentennial Remix)" where you really get to hear all the eighties sounds.

I also love the kitschy video with the retro special effects and the eighties hair and fashion. Check it out down below. "I Should Be So Lucky" was included on Kylie's 1988 debut album "Kylie", available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US. I also recommend the remastered and expanded deluxe reissue of the album.

Keep an eye on my blog label "favourites" to see, hear and read about more of my favourite tracks. You can also subscribe to my favourites playlist on YouTube.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Monthly chart - December 2017

1. Dua Lipa - New Rules (Initial Talk Remix)
2. Kelly Clarkson - Piece By Piece (Radio Mix)
3. Goon Squad - Eight Arms To Hold You
4. Mariah Carey - The Star
5. Teena Marie - 14K
6. Kylie Minogue - Every Day's Like Christmas (A Stock Aitken Waterman Remix)
7. Debbie Gibson - Love Or Lust
8. Jimmy Somerville - Read My Lips (Enough Is Enough)
9. Deniece Williams - Special Love
10. Phyllis Hyman - You Know How To Love Me
11. Jimmy Somerville - Run From Love
12. Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) (Hotline's Miami Vice Club Remix)
13. Austin Mahone - Silent Night
14. Kesha - Woman (Dave Audé Pride Remix)
15. Lisa - Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart
16. Kit Rolfe - One More Hurt
17. Ariana Grande - Santa Tell Me
18. Jimmy Somerville - Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You (Almighty Definitive Radio Edit)
19. Kelly Clarkson - Catch My Breath (Cash Cash Remix)
20. Debbie Gibson - Your Secret (Hot Vocal Radio Mix)
21. Lisa - Tempt Me
22. Lennon & Maisy - Christmas Coming Home
23. Magnus Carlsson - Christmas With You
24. Savage Garden - To The Moon & Back (Almighty Radio Edit)
25. Lonnie Gordon - Just A Matter Of Time
26. Christina Aguilera - Candyman (RedOne Mix)
27. Freddy Kalas - Hey Ho
28. Clare Bowen - Santa Baby
29. Sabina Corleòne - Småstadstjej
30. Hayden Panettiere - White Christmas

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 21, 2017

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Dua Lipa - New Rules (Initial Talk Remix)

British pop singer Dua Lipa released the single "New Rules" this summer. Now, she's released an amazing retro remix of the track by Initial Talk and it's better than the original version. The sound is so eighties it gives me goosebumps. I wish all her songs had a similar sound. You can never go wrong with retro music.

Check out the video down below and support the remix, out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Martika - Martika's Kitchen (Re-release)

I'm a big fan of US pop singer Martika and in 2014, Cherry Pop Records reissued her amazing 1988 debut album "Martika". Now, the time has come to her second album, "Martika's Kitchen", originally released in 1991, featuring four Prince collaborations.

The singles "Love...Thy Will Be Done", "Martika's Kitchen", "Coloured Kisses" and "Safe In The Arms Of Love" are all included. The album has been remastered and expanded, including rare remixes and edits.

The reissue will be released on January 26. Pre-order your copy now from Amazon UK, Amazon US or Cherry Pop.

"Martika's Kitchen" tracklist - CD 1:

1. Martika's Kitchen
2. Spirit
3. Love...Thy Will Be Done
4. A Magical Place (Feat. Christopher Max)
5. Coloured Kisses
6. Safe In The Arms of Love
7. Pride & Prejudice
8. Take Me To Forever
9. Temptation
10. Don't Say U Love Me
11. Broken Heart
12. Mi Tierra (Feat. Celia Cruz)

"Martika's Kitchen" tracklist - CD 2:

1. Love...Thy Will Be Done (7" Edit)
2. Martika's Kitchen (7" Edit)
3. Coloured Kisses (7" Edit)
4. Safe In The Arms Of Love (Edit Version)
5. Spirit (Radio Edit)
6. Love...Thy Will Be Done (Prince Mix)
7. Martika's Kitchen (Remix 1 Alt. 7" Video Version)
8. Coloured Kisses (Remix)
9. Spirit (House Mix)
10. Martika's Kitchen (Extended Version)
11. Spirit (Hip-Hop Mix)
12. Martika's Kitchen (Alt. Dub Version)