Sunday, February 18, 2018

"The table is set, the oven is hot"

New remastered reissues in my collection: "Martika's Kitchen" by Martika, "The Album" by Rofo, "King Of The World" by Sheila & B. Devotion, "Patrice/Pizzazz/Posh" and "Straight From The Heart/Now" by Patrice Rushen, "Intuition" by Angela Bofill, "The Changing Of The Gard" by Stargard, "'Lectric Lady" by Carol Williams and "I'm Ready" by Natalie Cole.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Kim Wilde - Here Come The Aliens

One of my favourite singers, the fabulous Kim Wilde, is releasing a brand new studio album on March 16. It's called "Here Come The Aliens" and includes the brand new single "Pop Don't Stop". Check out the cool video for the single down below. The song is already available to buy digitally.

Pre-order your copy of the album now from Amazon UK, Amazon US and iTunes.

"Here Come The Aliens" tracklist:

1. 1969
2. Pop Don't Stop
3. Kandy Krush
4. Stereo Shot
5. Yours 'Til The End
6. Solstice
7. Addicted To You
8. Birthday
9. Cyber Nation War
10. A Different Story
11. Rock The Paradiso
12. Rosetta (Feat. Frida Sundemo)

Monday, January 29, 2018

Monthly chart - January 2018

1. Kylie Minogue - Dancing
2. NERVO Feat. Kylie Minogue, Jake Shears & Nile Rodgers - The Other Boys
3. Estelle - American Boy (Soul Seekerz Radio Remix)
4. Lennon Stella - Saved
5. Olly Murs - Did You Miss Me?
6. JLS - All The Way
7. Cheryl Lynn - Encore
8. Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk (Dave Audé Remix)
9. René Froger - Are You Ready For Loving Me (The 7" PWL Beach-Mix)
10. Jimmy Somerville - Lay Down (Almighty Radio Edit)
11. JLS - Teach Me How To Dance
12. Gipsy & Queen - Electric Star
13. Dollar - Haven't We Said Goodbye Before
14. Demi Lovato - Tell Me You Love Me (Dave Audé Remix)
15. Mel & Kim - Where Is Love (Kissy Sell Out Remix)
16. The Human League - Dreams Of Leaving (Eurotix Remix)
17. Brenda K. Starr - Pickin' Up Pieces
18. Michael Davidson - Turn It Up (Miami Dub Mix)
19. Siedah Garrett - K.I.S.S.I.N.G. (Remix/Edit)
20. Natalie Cole - Pink Cadillac (7" Version)
21. Angie Gold - Stop Me
22. JLS - The Club Is Alive
23. Cherrelle - I Didn't Mean To Turn You On
24. Olly Murs & Louisa Johnson - Unpredictable (Disco Demolition Edit Remix)
25. Man 2 Man - Male Stripper
26. Cherrelle & Alexander O'Neal - Saturday Love
27. Stephanie Mills - Pilot Error
28. Patrice Rushen - Watch Out!
29. Agency - Millions (7md Extended Remix)
30. Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Success (Extended Version)
31. Estelle - American Boy (No Rap Version)



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.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Haywoode - Roses: Remixes & Rarities

I'm a big fan of British pop singer Haywoode, especially her album "Arrival" that was remastered and reissued by Cherry Pop Records a few years back. On March 30, the label is releasing a new compilation titled "Roses: Remixes & Rarities".

Included are rare versions of singles such as "Roses", "A Time Like This", "I'm Your Puppet" and the Stock Aitken Waterman produced "You'd Better Not Fool Around", plus previously unreleased tracks, B-sides and remixes from the vaults.

Pre-order your copy now from Amazon or Cherry Pop.

"Roses: Remixes & Rarities" tracklist - CD 1:

1. Roses (Michael Barbiero 12" Mix)
2. I Can't Let You Go (Detroit Extended Mix)
3. A Time Like This (Nick Martinelli 12" Mix)
4. I'm Your Puppet
5. Divided Love
6. Play With Boys
7. My Kind Of Hero
8. Take Me Up To Heaven
9. Slow Burn
10. You'd Better Not Fool Around (Original Mix)
11. Tease Me (Extended Version)
12. A Time Like This (Remix)
13. I Can't Let You Go (Thigh & Mighty Re-Mix)
14. Roses (Extended U.S. Remix)
15. I'm Your Puppet (Extended Version)

"Roses: Remixes & Rarities" tracklist - CD 2:

1. I Can't Let You Go (Original 7" Mix)
2. A Time Like This (Nick Martinelli 7" Mix)
3. Roses (U.S. 7" Remix)
4. Slow Burn (Extended Version)
5. My Kind Of Hero (Extended Version)
6. Take Me Up To Heaven (Extended Version)
7. A Time Like This (Extended Version Part 2)
8. I'm Your Puppet (12" Remix)
9. I Can't Let You Go (Detroit Dub Mix)
10. Roses (Dub Version)
11. A Time Like This (Dub)
12. You'd Better Not Fool Around (Instrumental)
13. I Can't Let You Go (Instrumental)
14. Haywoode Mega-Mix

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Wonder Woman, disco and R&B music

New CD's in my record collection: "INTL" by italo disco duo International, reissue of "What A Woman Needs" by Melba Moore, the compilation "That's Eurobeat Vol. 20" and "Something Real", "All Day, All Night (Edits)", "All Day, All Night (Remixes)", "Never Do You Wrong", "If I Were Your Woman" and "Home" by Stephanie Mills. And finally "Prime Of My Life" by Phyllis Hyman.



A dear friend of mine also sent me this lovely Wonder Woman action figure. I've always loved that character so I was really glad to get this in my collection:

Friday, January 19, 2018

Kylie Minogue - Golden

One of my biggest idols, the fabulous Kylie Minogue, is finally back with a brand new album titled "Golden". When I first heard that the new album was recorded in Nashville and will have some country influences, I got worried.

But the first single "Dancing" shows us that Kylie is still doing catchy pop music with a mixture of country and her trademark electronic sounds.

The album will be released on April 6 in a number of different editions, including CD, vinyl and cassette. I recommend the deluxe edition, available for pre-order now from iTunes, Amazon UK, Amazon US and Kylie's official store.

"Golden" tracklist:

1. Dancing
2. Stop Me From Falling
3. Golden
4. A Lifetime To Repair
5. Sincerely Yours
6. One Last Kiss
7. Live A Little
8. Shelby '68
9. Radio On
10. L.O.V.E.
11. Raining Glitter
12. Music's Too Sad Without You (Feat. Jack Savoretti)
13. Lost Without You*
14. Every Little Part Of Me*
15. Rollin'*
16. Low Blow*

Songs marked with * are only available on the deluxe edition CD.

Sunday, January 07, 2018

France Gall is dead

I just read the sad news about French singer France Gall passing away, seventy years old. It's so sad. I first heard her music as a kid when I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest and her winning song from 1965, "Poupée De Cire, Poupée De Son", became one of my favourites from the competition.

But I also like her music from the eighties, especially the albums "Babacar" and "Débranche !". Check out the video to my personal favourite, "Ella, Elle L'a" from 1987, down below.

Rest in peace, France.

Friday, January 05, 2018

Mel & Kim - Where Is Love

Being a huge fan of eighties pop duo Mel & Kim – best known for their Stock Aitken Waterman produced hits "Respectable", "Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend)" and "F.L.M." – I was thrilled to hear that a previously unreleased track of theirs is finally being released on February 23.

The song is called "Where Is Love" are you can pre-order it digitally from iTunes, Amazon UK and Amazon US. The "Kissy Sell Out Remix" is available as an instant download. There are also two limited CD releases available on Pledge Music. Just hurry up before they sell out.

Let's make this track a hit! I think that would be the perfect way to honour Mel's memory.

"Where Is Love" tracklist - CD 1:

1. Where Is Love
2. Where Is Love (7th Heaven Club Mix)
3. Where Is Love (Kissy Sell Out Remix)
4. Where Is Love (Extended Version)
5. Where Is Love (Final DJs Remix)
6. Where Is Love (US Radio Version)
7. Where Is Love (PSJ & Phil Harding Radio Mix)
8. Where Is Love (Alternative Radio Mix)*
9. Where Is Love (Zack Massagrande Remix)

"Where Is Love" tracklist - CD 2:

1. Where Is Love (Full Length Version)*
2. Where Is Love (Kissy Sell Out Radio Version)*
3. Where Is Love (7th Heaven Radio Version)*
4. Where Is Love (PSJ & Phil Harding Extended Version)*

Tracks marked with * are exclusive to the CD editions.

Monday, January 01, 2018

Yearly Chart 2017 - My most played songs

Happy new year! My year was filled with fabulous music. Check out my yearly chart of the tracks I've listened to the most in 2017, both old and new. Maybe you'll find something new to listen to that you haven't heard before?

1. Steps - Scared Of The Dark
2. Steps - Happy
3. Dannii Minogue - Galaxy
4. Steps - You Make Me Whole
5. Steps - Glitter & Gold
6. Dead Or Alive - Love Toy (Full Vocal Version)
7. Olivia Newton-John - Twist Of Fate
8. Dua Lipa - New Rules (Initial Talk Remix)
9. Dead Or Alive - Come Home (With Me Baby) (7" Version)
10. Steps - Dancing With A Broken Heart
11. Alessia Cara - How Far I'll Go
12. Urban Cone - Old School
13. Céline Dion - Loved Me Back To Life (Dave Audé Radio Mix)
14. Steps - Story Of A Heart (7th Heaven Radio Mix)
15. Jane Child - Don't Wanna Fall In Love
16. Lucie Jones - Never Give Up On You (7th Heaven Radio Edit)
17. Steps - September Sun
18. Citizen Four - Want You Back
19. Helena Paparizou - Baby It's Over
20. IMRI - I Feel Alive
21. Exposé - What You Don't Know
22. Carly Rae Jepsen - Cut To The Feeling
23. Animotion - I Want You (7" Remix)
24. Angie Gold - Eat You Up
25. Lana Pellay - Pistol In My Pocket
26. Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Stranger Things
27. Robin Bengtsson - I Can't Go On
28. Benjamin Ingrosso - Good Lovin'
29. Austin Mahone - I Don't Believe You
30. Dinah Nah - One More Night
31. Kylie Minogue - This Wheel's On Fire
32. Jana Burčeska - Dance Alone
33. Deborah Harry - In Love With Love (London Extended Mix)
34. Steps - Neon Blue (Radio Mix)
35. Vanessa - Just A Game
36. Koit Toome & Laura - Verona (1985 Version)
37. Jordan Fisher - Lookin' Like That
38. Mariah Carey - You're Mine (Eternal) (Chus & Ceballos Remix Edit)
39. RuPaul - American
40. Dead Or Alive - My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me To The Doctor) (7" Version)
41. Rumorz - Tell Me It's A Lie
42. Sophie - Same
43. Whigfield - C'est Cool (Right Version)
44. Jeffrey - Dans For Mig
45. Britney Spears - Slumber Party (Bimbo Jones Remix)
46. Le Freak - 25 Hours A Day
47. Bananarama - I Heard A Rumour (Original Mix)
48. Carl Lewis - Break It Up
49. Dead Or Alive - Special Star
50. Goon Squad - Eight Arms To Hold You
51. Whitney Houston - My Name Is Not Susan
52. Caz Fernández - I'm No Good At Keeping Secrets
53. Hazell Dean - This Is My Life (Matt Pop Edit)
54. Steps - One For Sorrow
55. Exposé - Stop, Listen, Look & Think (7" Single Version)



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.

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.