Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Tom Jones and Mousse T. - Sex Bomb

From 2000, taken from the album 'Reload'. The album featured Tom Jones collaborating with artists such as The Cardigans, Stereophonics, Robbie Williams, Cerys Matthews and for the 4th single released - with Mousse T. For its single release Mousse T remixed the track, giving it a feeling reminiscent of his 1998 hit 'Horny'. The track peaked at #3 in the UK charts.


Sex Bomb (Peppermint Disco Radio Mix)
Sex Bomb (Peppermint Disco Mix)
Sex Bomb (Peppermint Dub Mix)
Sex Bomb (Agent Sumo's Freestyle Mix)
Sex Bomb (Sounds Of Life Half Vocal Mix)
Sex Bomb (Strike Boys Mix)


Friday, 16 May 2008

Army Of Lovers - Crucified

'Crucified' is a 1991 song recorded by the Swedish band Army of Lovers. It is the first single from their second album Massive Luxury Overdose and the seventh single of the band. It was released from May 1991 (in Sweden) to February 1992 (in France). A re-edition that features on Massive Luxury Overdose (US Version) was made in 1992, and became a huge hit there. "Crucified" is probably the most known song of Army of Lovers.

It was recorded by Jean-Pierre Barda (vocals, drums), Alexander Bard (vocals, computer) and La Camilla (vocals, bass) who also feature in the videoclip. The two remixes available on the CD maxi and 12" maxi are made by Nuzak.

The song achieved a great success in several European countries, including Sweden, Austria and Switzerland, where it managed to reach the top 10. It even reached the number 1 spot in Belgium, and also in Finland where it charted 13 weeks on the Top-20.


Crucified (Album Version)
Crucified (Candygirls Remix)
Crucified (Crucifixion Hardcore '92 Mix)
Crucified (Judas Mix)
Crucified (Judas Mix Dubstramental)
Crucified (Teknosstradamus Mix)
Crucified (Teknostalgia Mix)
Crucified (The Maffia Mix)
Crucified (The Nuzak Remix)
Crucified (Yherushalaim Dub)

*Thanks to Drexanale 2k5 for providing the mixes & links.

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Daphne & Celeste - We Didn't Say That!

From 2000, Daphne and Celeste released three singles in the UK - 'Ooh Stick You!', 'U.G.L.Y.' and a cover version of the Alice Cooper classic 'School's Out'. The album, 'We Didn't Say That!' (which reached number 140 in the UK Album Chart), was released in Autumn 2000 to generally positive reviews (Melody Maker awarded it four out of five stars). Another single, "PARTY", was due out in November 2000, but was never released.


Roll Call
Ooh Stick You!
I Love Your Sushi
Spy Girl
Never Been To Memphis
School's Out
Star Club
Hey Boy


Saturday, 10 May 2008

Blondie - Atomic '94

'Atomic' was originally released in 1980 where it was the 3rd single to be taken from Blondie's 1979 'Eat To The Beat' album. The song reached #1 in the UK, and #39 in the US.

In 1994 'Atomic' was remixed and re-released, where it reached number one on the Billboard dance charts and reached number 19 in the UK. The 1994 remix was included on compilations 'The Platinum Collection', 'Beautiful - The Remix Album' and 'Remixed Remade Remodeled - The Remix Project'. The track was remixed again four years later in 1998 for UK compilation 'Atomic - The Very Best of Blondie'.


Atomic (Diddy's Edit)
Atomic (Diddy's 12" Mix)
Atomic (Diddy Pushes The Button Mix)
Atomic (Boom Mix)
Atomic (New Disco Mix)


Cygnus X - The Orange Theme

Originally released in 1994, 'The Orange Theme' was remixed & re-released in 2000. It reached #43 in the UK charts. They had a subsequent hit in 2001 with 'Superstring', whiched peaked at #33.


The Orange Theme (Bervoets & De Goeij Radio Edit)
The Orange Theme (Bervoets & De Goeij Mix)
The Orange Theme (Solar Stone Remix)


Thursday, 8 May 2008

Betty Boo - Catch Me

From 1992, taken from the album 'GRRR! It's Betty Boo'. This track was only released in the US as a single. It was thought that it was a more commercial track for the US market. For its release it was given a set of remixes by David Morales.

As far as i'm aware a video was never filmed for the track, but if anyone has any further info on that then please let me know! It's a great track, and certainly deserves to be classed as a pop gem.


Catch Me (Album Version)
Catch Me (Original 12" Version)
Catch Me (12 Inch Version)
Catch Me (Def Version)
Catch Me (David's Instrumental)
Catch Me (U.K. Mix)
Catch Me (London Underground Mix)


Rednex - Cotton Eye Joe

From 1994, Rednex released a cover version of the song 'Cotton-Eyed Joe' renaming it 'Cotton Eye Joe'. The track performed well in the charts reaching #1 in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Austria and New Zealand, #8 in Australia, #10 in France and #25 in the US.

Two further singles were released in 1995 after 'Cotton Eye Joe's' success - 'Old Pop In An Oak' and 'Wild N Free'. These two tracks though couldn't match the success of their catchy debut.


Cotton Eye Joe (Original Single Version)
Cotton Eye Joe (Madcow Mix)
Cotton Eye Joe (Madcow Instrumental)
Cotton Eye Joe (Overworked Mix)
Cotton Eye Joe (Original Instrumental)


Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Kym Sims - We Gotta Love

From 1996, 'We Gotta Love' was the last single that Kym Sims released physically on CD or Vinyl. It reached #58 in the UK charts. She had previously had hits with 'Too Blind To See It', 'Take My Advice' and 'A Little Bit More'. In 1996 she also released the single 'I Must Be Free', but it wasn't a hit. In 2000 she released a single through called "Just Can't Get Enough".


We Gotta Love (Band Of Gypsies Edit)
We Gotta Love (Morales Radio Mix)
We Gotta Love (Mixmaster Classic Radio Mix)
We Gotta Love (Morales Night Time Club Mix)
We Gotta Love (Mixmaster Hard Beat Box Dub)
We Gotta Love (Morales Dub)


Monday, 5 May 2008

Samantha Fox - I Promise You (Get Ready)

This was the 3rd single to be taken from Samantha Fox's 2nd album 'Samantha Fox'. Sadly it couldn't match the success of the previous two singles 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now' & 'I Surrender (To The Spirit Of The Night). 'I Promise You (Get Ready)' peaked at #58 in the UK charts in October 1987. Despite its lack of success, I think it's a great song!


I Promise You (Get Ready)
I Promise You (Get Ready) (Extended Version)
I Promise You (Get Ready) (Instrumental)


Thursday, 1 May 2008

Cathy Dennis - Too Many Walls

From 1991, this was the third single taken from the album 'Move To This'. It was a departure for her at the time because she was becoming known as mainly releasing dance tracks. It reached #17 in the UK charts, #8 in the US and #57 in Australia.


Too Many Walls
Too Many Walls (L'Autre Mix)
Too Many Walls (Acappella)
Too Many Walls (Acoustic Mix)


Five Star - The Slightest Touch

From 1987, this was the sixth single taken from the group's album 'Silk & Steel'. Amazingly, considering it was the last single from the album third biggest-selling 7-inch record, selling over 175,000 copies. It reached #4 in the UK and spent ten weeks on the chart. For its release 'The Slighest Touch' was given a full remix by Shep Pettibone, which totally transformed the fairly mediocre album track and turned it into a dance smash.

'The Slightest Touch' is one of the few Five Star songs to have been covered by another artist. Louise recorded the track for her 'Greatest Hits album' in 2001. The song was based on the Shep Pettibone remix and was not released as a single.

Tent Records released a 'futureforce' promotional remix of "The Slightest Touch" in September 2005.


The Slightest Touch (Single Remix)
The Slightest Touch (Shep Pettibone Touch Remix)
The Slightest Touch (Slightest Dub)
The Slightest Touch (House Touch)
The Slightest Touch (Album Version)
The Slightest Touch (Futureforce Mix)