Saturday, October 07, 2017

Boybands and Finnish disco-pop

Believe it or not, I've started listening to plastic boybands from the nineties. New additions to my record collection: "Caught In The Middle - The Collection" by A1, "The Box Set Series" by Backstreet Boys, "The Complete Single Collection" by Caught In The Act. And the Finnish albums "Bye Bye Baby" and "Enkeli" by CatCat, samt "Toisenlainen Tie" by Antti Tuisku. And finally more boyband pop: "Bad Boys Inc. E.P." by Bad Boys Inc. plus "Did I Say 'Ti Amo'?" and "Feel My Rhythm" by Fresh.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Monthly chart - September 2017

1. Exposé - What You Don't Know
2. Olivia Newton-John - Twist Of Fate
3. Exposé - Stop, Listen, Look & Think (7" Single Version)
4. David Guetta Feat. Justin Bieber - 2U
5. Gipsy & Queen - Action
6. Exposé - Tell Me Why (7" Remix)
7. Apollonia - Since I Fell For You (Toppled Heart Mix Edit)
8. Charlie Puth - Attention (Oliver Heldens Remix)
9. Anton Ewald - Devil
10. Macho Gang - Naughty Boy
11. Steps - Neon Blue (7th Heaven Radio Edit)
12. Anton Ewald - She Don't
13. John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - Take A Chance
14. Sound Of Music - Blue Magic Woman
15. Angie Gold - Haunted House
16. Apollonia - The Same Dream
17. Exposé - You Got Me Running
18. Apollonia - Mismatch (7" Remix/Edit)
19. Kylie Minogue - What Do I Have To Do (Pumpin' Mix)
20. Olivia Newton-John - Toughen Up
21. Kylie Minogue - What Kind Of Fool (Heard All That Before) (Pete Waterman's 12" Master Mix)
22. Liberty X - Being Nobody
23. O-Town - Liquid Dreams
24. Will To Power - Say It's Gonna Rain
25. Samantha Fox - Love House (7" Remix)
26. Will To Power - Fading Away
27. Kim Chi - Fat, Fem & Asian
28. Al Corley - Land Of The Giants (7" Remix)
29. Emily Perry - Boom (Dave Audé Remix)
30. Patric - Love Me

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 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.

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.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Monthly chart - July 2017

1. Sophie - Same
2. Animotion - I Want You (7" Remix)
3. Citizen Four - Want You Back
4. Deborah Harry - In Love With Love (London Extended Mix)
5. Tracy Spencer - Run To Me
6. Fantasia - Tonight's The Night (Dancing Fish Mix)
7. Coro - Where Are You Tonight
8. Radiorama - Bad Boy You
9. Velvet & Therese - Don't Stop
10. Benjamin Falk - Bills In Beverly Hills (Casanova Mix)
11. Stacey Q - Give You All My Love (Hot Version)
12. Donny Montell - Move Your Body
13. Gina Lamour - I'm Gonna Make You Want Me
14. Liam Payne - Strip That Down
15. Male Room - Now That I'm A Man
16. Lisa Carter - Doctor's Orders (The PWL Remix)
17. Rita Ora - Your Song (Cahill Radio Edit)
18. Stephane & 3G - We Don't Wanna Put In (7th Heaven Radio Mix)
19. Climie Fisher - Love Changes (Everything) (House Mix)
20. Moulin Rouge - High Energy Boy (Extended Mix Version)
21. Sean Smith - Magic (Andy Sikorski Edit)
22. LaGaylia Frazier - My Meditation (Avenza Remix Radio Edit)
23. Damian - The Time Warp (PWL Extended Remix)
24. Skylar Stecker - Only Want You (Dave Audé Radio Edit)
25. Damian - Wig Wam Bam (Extended Version)
26. Lina - Can't Keep Falling (Cahill Radio Edit)
27. Lisa Nilsson - Who's That Boy (Remix Version)
28. Tracy Spencer - Love Is Like A Game
29. Bros - I Owe You Nothing (The Shep Pettibone Mix)
30. Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive (The Shep Pettibone Radio Mix)

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 29, 2017

Debbie Gibson - We Could Be Together - Box Set 1987-2017

Another one of my idols, the lovely Debbie Gibson, is releasing a box set through the Edsel label on October 27. It will consist of ten CD's and three DVD's, including the remastered and expanded studio albums "Out Of The Blue" (1987), "Electric Youth" (1989), "Anything Is Possible" (1990), "Body Mind Soul" (1993), "Think With Your Heart" (1995), "Deborah" (1996), "M.Y.O.B." (2001) and "Ms. Vocalist" (2010).

But that's not all. The set is packed with bonuses like music videos, concerts, remixes and rare tracks, even brand new ones. You can pre-order your copy now from Amazon UK. Check out the full tracklists down below.

"Out Of The Blue" tracklist:

1. Out Of The Blue
2. Staying Together
3. Only In My Dreams
4. Foolish Beat
5. Red Hot
6. Wake Up To Love
7. Shake Your Love
8. Fallen Angel
9. Play The Field
10. Between The Lines
11. Only In My Dreams (Extended Club Mix)
12. Shake Your Love (Club Mix)
13. Out Of The Blue (Club Mix)
14. Staying Together (Remix)
15. Foolish Beat (Extended Mix)
16. Medley (Debbie Gibson Mega Mix)

"Electric Youth" tracklist:

1. Who Loves Ya Baby?
2. Lost In Your Eyes
3. Love In Disguise
4. Helplessly In Love
5. Silence Speaks (A Thousand Words)
6. Should've Been The One
7. Electric Youth
8. No More Rhyme
9. Over The Wall
10. We Could Be Together
11. Shades Of The Past
12. Lost In Your Eyes (Piano And Vocal Mix)
13. Silence Speaks (A Thousand Words) (Acoustic Mix)
14. No More Rhyme (Acoustic Mix)
15. We Could Be Together (Campfire Mix)
16. Electric Youth (Latin Edit)
17. Over The Wall (Dub Version)
18. We Could Be Together (Extended Version)

"Anything Is Possible" tracklist:

1. Another Brick Falls
2. Anything Is Possible
3. Reverse Psychology
4. One Step Ahead
5. Stand Your Ground
6. Deep Down
7. It Must've Been My Boy
8. Lead Them Home My Dreams
9. One Hand, One Heart
10. Sure
11. Negative Energy
12. Mood Swings
13. Try
14. In His Mind
15. Where Have You Been?
16. This So-Called Miracle
17. So Close To Forever
18. The Most Beautiful Love Song

"Body Mind Soul" tracklist:

1. Love Or Money
2. Do You Have It In Your Heart?
3. Free Me
4. Shock Your Mama
5. Losin' Myself
6. How Can This Be?
7. When I Say No
8. Little Birdie
9. Kisses 4 One
10. Tear Down These Walls
11. Goodbye
12. Eyes Of The Child
13. Love Or Lust
14. Kisses 4 One (Percapella)
15. Losin' Myself (T-Ray's Acoustic Mix)
16. Free Me (Extended Mix)

"Think With Your Heart" tracklist:

1. For Better Or Worse
2. Didn't Have The Heart
3. Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
4. Dancin' In My Mind
5. Dontcha Want Me Now?
6. Can't Do It Alone
7. Think With Your Heart
8. Too Fancy
9. You Don't Have To See
10. Two Young Kids
11. Interlude/Tony's Rehearsal
12. Let's Run Away
13. Call Yourself A Lover
14. You Know Me

"Deborah" tracklist:

1. Prelude
2. Ode To A Would-Be Lover
3. Moonchild
4. Only Words
5. Naturally
6. Nobody's You
7. Cry Tonight
8. Where I Wanna Be
9. Butterflies Are Free
10. Give Me Your Love
11. Just Wasn't Love
12. I Can't
13. People
14. Don't Rain On My Parade
15. I Will Let You Go
16. My Girlfriend's Boyfriend (Maxi-Pop)
17. You Belong To Me
18. Only In My Dreams (1997 Dance Edit)
19. Only Words (Dance Edit)
20. My Boyfriend's Girlfriend (Unplugged)

"M.Y.O.B." tracklist:

1. M.Y.O.B.
2. Your Secret
3. What You Want
4. Down That Road
5. The One
6. Wishing You Were Here
7. What Part Of No
8. In Blue
9. Jaded
10. Knock Three Times (Feat. Tony Orlando)
11. The Last Word
12. Light The World (Feat. Peabo Bryson)
13. Comes Right Back (Campfire Mix)
14. M.Y.O.B. (Dance Mix)
15. Your Secret (Hot Vocal Radio Mix)

"Ms. Vocalist" tracklist:

1. Tsunami
2. Say Yes
3. I Love You
4. Roman Hikou
5. Suddenly - Love Story Wa Totsuzen
6. True Love
7. Hitomi Wo Tojite
8. Sakurazaka
9. However
10. Robinson
11. Lost In Your Eyes 2010 (English Version)
12. Sekaiju No Dareyori Kitto (Feat. Eric Martin)
13. Lost In Your Eyes 2010 (Japanese Version)

"The Remixes" tracklist:

1. Shake Your Love (Luke Mornay Remix)
2. Electric Youth (Deep House Mix)
3. We Could Be Together (House Mix)
4. Anything Is Possible (12" Remix)
5. One Step Ahead (Club Mix)
6. Losin' Myself (12" Masters At Work)
7. Free Me (Smoove Free Club Mix)
8. Only Words (Arena Club Vocal Mix)
9. Only In My Dreams 1998 (Club Mix)
10. Your Secret (Secret Party Mix)
11. Electric Youth (7th Heaven Club Mix)

"Stage, Screen & Beyond" tracklist:

1. In The Still Of The Night (I'll Remember)
2. Come Home (Wonder Years)
3. Without You
4. Someday (Feat. Chris Cuevas)
5. Hopelessly Devoted To You
6. You're The One That I Want (Feat. Craig McLachlan)
7. With All My Heart
8. Someone You Love (Feat. The O'Neill Brothers)
9. Sounds Like Love
10. Say Goodbye (Feat. Jordan Knight)
11. Naked
12. Already Gone
13. Rise
14. Promises
15. Wonderland (Cutting Room Floor Mix)
16. Snake Charmer
17. Famous
18. RCVR (Big Black Delta)
19. Rise (Revolution Mix)
20. Dance Dance
21. Cougar
22. Pop Circus
23. Only In My Dreams 2016 (Acoustic Version)

DVD 1: "The Videos" tracklist:

1. Only In My Dreams
2. Shake Your Love
3. Out Of The Blue
4. Foolish Beat
5. Staying Together
6. Lost In Your Eyes
7. Electric Youth
8. No More Rhyme
9. We Could Be Together
10. Anything Is Possible
11. This So-Called Miracle
12. One Hand, One Heart
13. Someday (Feat. Chris Cuevas)
14. Losin' Myself
15. Shock Your Mama
16. You're The One That I Want (Feat. Craig McLachlan)
17. For Better Or Worse
18. Didn't Have The Heart
19. Only Words
20. What You Want
21. Already Gone
22. I Love You
23. Shake Your Love (12" Version)
24. Out Of The Blue (12" Version)
25. Electric Youth (Long Version)
26. We Could Be Together (Long Version)
27. Anything Is Possible (UK Version)
28. Only Words (Dance Version)
29. Electric Youth Reloaded (Feat. Jace Hall)

DVD 2: "Concerts" tracklist:

Live In Pittsburgh - The Out Of The Blue Tour (1988)

1. Staying Together
2. Foolish Beat
3. Shake Your Love
4. In The Still Of The Night (I'll Remember)
5. Lost In Your Eyes
6. Should've Been The One
7. Out Of The Blue
8. Only In My Dreams
9. We Could Be Together
10. Crocodile Rock

Live In Atlanta - The Electric Youth World Tour (1989)

1. Who Loves Ya Baby?
2. Over The Wall
3. Lost In Your Eyes
4. Don't Flirt With Me
5. Dance To The Music
6. Love Under My Pillow
7. Should've Been The One
8. We Could Be Together
9. No More Rhyme
10. Electric Youth

DVD 3: "Concerts" tracklist:

Live In Nashville - Tin Pan South (1995)

1. For Better Or Worse
2. Didn't Have The Heart
3. Your Love Amazes Me
4. Too Fancy
5. Lost In Your Eyes
6. Let's Run Away
7. Will You Love Me Tomorrow?

Friday, July 14, 2017

Dynasty: My Al Corley CD collection

As you probably know, I'm a huge fan och eighties soap opera "Dynasty", where the cute Al Corley played gay character Stephen Carrington. But Al wasn't just an actor, he was also a singer. This is my CD collection of Al's music: "Square Rooms" (1984), "Riot Of Color" (1986), "The Big Picture" (1988) and the remix single "Land Of The Giants" (1988).

My favourite songs of his are the italo disco sounding "Square Rooms", "Give It Up" and "Cold Dresses".

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Rare CD's: Hi-NRG, italo disco, freestyle, eurobeat

I've found loads of rare CD's, most of them imported from Japan and Italy: "Curiosity" by Regina, "Love Stories" by Mela (Clara Moroni), "Love Is The Name Of The Game" by Patty Ryan, "The Love I Lost" by Seventh Avenue, "My World" and "The Only Reason" by Sophie (Elena Ferretti), "Coro" by Coro, "Man 2 Man" by Man 2 Man and "Raffaella (1988)" by Raffaella Carrà.