From 1992, this was the third single taken from Kym Sim's album "Too Blind To See It". The track was produced by Steve "Silk" Hurley, and he provided the Radio Edit & Extended Mix. Joey Negro also remixed the track for its release, providing a Remix Edit, Rhythm Supply Mix and Dub. The track was a moderate hit, peaking at #30 in the UK singles chart.
A Little Bit More (Hurley's Radio Edit)
A Little Bit More (Hurley's Extended Mix)
A Little Bit More (Joey's Radio Edit)
A Little Bit More (Rhythm Supply Mix)
A Little Bit More (Dub Supply Mix)
A Little Bit More (Album Version)
Friday, 20 June 2008
From 1993, this was an uptempo cover version of the 1968 hit by Aretha Franklin. I know very little about D.M. Johnson. I was always under the impression that D.M. Johnson was a female singer, but doing a bit of "googling" I find that the "D.M." actually stands for David Michael, so the very female sounding vocals are (I presume) male! Despite being a fantastic dance track, the song failed to chart and wasn't a hit.
I Say A Little Prayer (7" Edit)
I Say A Little Prayer (Club Mix)
I Say A Little Prayer (Radio Mix)
I Say A Little Prayer (DJ Professer X Club Cut)
Tuesday, 17 June 2008
From 1996, taken from soundtrack album for the movie "La Passione". The track was written & produced by Chris Rea, and featured Shirley Bassey on vocals. Although the track is credited as Chris Rea & Shirley Bassey, it really is Shirley Bassey who makes the song her own. It peaked at #41 in the UK singles chart. The original version of the track is a pretty standard affair, but the Adams and Gielen remix really lifts the track to a higher level.
'Disco' La Passione
'Disco' La Passione (Adams and Gielen 7 Inch Mix)
'Disco' La Passione (Adams and Gielen 12 Inch Mix)
Friday, 13 June 2008
From 1999, this was the third single released by S Club 7. In the UK it was released as a double A-side, along with "You're My Number One". The single reached #2 in the UK charts, #1 in New Zealand and #23 in Australia. In the US "Two In A Million" was released on its own and given a club remix by Mark Picchiotti.
Two In A Million (Single Version)
Two In A Million (Mark Picchiotti Club Mix)
Wednesday, 11 June 2008
From 1994, this was the fifth single taken from Take That's second album "Everything Changes". It was written by Gary Barlow and features Robbie Williams on lead vocals. It was Take That's 4th consecutive single to go straight in at number one on the UK Singles Chart, where it remained for 2 weeks. The b-side of the single features a studio version of a medley of songs by The Beatles, which the band performed live in concerts. The songs included in order are "I Want To Hold Your Hand", "A Hard Day's Night" and "She Loves You".
Everything Changes (Extended Version)
Everything Changes (Nigel Lowis Remix)
From 1992, this was the first single taken from En Vogue's second album "Funky Diva's". It performed well, reaching #1 in the US charts and #4 in the UK. The song contains a sample of the guitar riff from the James Brown song "The Payback". The guitar sample is looped throughout the entire song and forms the basis of the melody.
My Lovin (Radio Edit)
My Lovin (Extended)
My Lovin (LP Version)
My Lovin (Ext Edit)
The Cheeky Girls are a pop music duo formed by Monica and Gabriela Irimia, twin sisters from Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, Romania, based in Britain. The girls shot to fame as the Cheeky Girls after auditions on the British TV shows, "Model Behaviour" and more importantly "Popstars: The Rivals". Following two appearances on the show with their audition which had judges Pete Waterman and Louis Walsh not knowing what to say various record companies approached the Granada Press Office. The Press Office contacted Paul Holland at Granada Ventures who was able to secure them a deal with the Multiply label part of Telstar Records.
"The Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum)" was swiftly recorded and released in the first week in December 2002. Entering the chart at number 3 the single peaked at number 2. In the week before Christmas this was one of three singles from the Popstars: The Rivals show to occupy the Top 3; One True Voice and Girls Aloud held the other two positions.
So although they failed to pass the auditions for either show, they received enough publicity to launch a pop career, releasing four singles and one album in the UK, and also touring Europe and Asia.
Cheeky Song (Radio Edit)
Cheeky Song (Extended Mix)
Cheeky Song (LMC Remix)
Cheeky Song (Clubstar Remix)
Cheeky Song (Christmas Mix)