Friday, 29 August 2008

Kylie Minogue - Retrospective Dancehall Megamix

Please visit my fellow blogger James and take a listen to his Retrospective Dancehall Megamix.

For those who have followed Kylie through her two decade musical career, this non-stop megamix will be like taking a walk down memory lane, where we revisit her greatest tunes and present hits!


I Should Be So Lucky [Extended Version]
Hand On Your Heart [Heartache Mix]
Wouldn't Change A Thing [Your Thang Mix]
Never Too Late [Extended Version]
Step Back In Time [Tony King Remix]
Better The Devil You Know [Dave Ford Remix]
Celebration [AKA Good Times Mix]
What Do I Have To Do? [The Pump And Polly Mix]
What Kind Of Fool (Heard That All Before) [Tech No Logical Mix]
2 Hearts [Fabulous George's Almighty 12" Anthem Mix]
In My Arms [Steve Pitron & Max Sanna Remix]
The One [Freemasons Vocal Club Mix]
I Believe In You [Club Junkies Mix]
Confide In Me [Tomer G. Club Mix]
Love At First Sight [Twin Master Plan Mix]
Red Blooded Woman [Narcotic Thrust Mix]
Can't Get You Out Of My Head [Mike Rizzo Global Club Mix]
Spinning Around [7th District Mental Remix]
Please Stay [Metro Mix]

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Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Right Said Fred - Wonderman

From 1994, "Wonderman" was the 3rd single released from Right Said Fred's 3rd album "Sex & Travel". The track was used by SEGA Europe to promote the video game "Sonic the Hedgehog 3", and the video for the song featured images of the game in action. Despite this link with the highly popular "Sonic" and being produced by dance music outfit The Beatmasters, the track wasn't a hit and peaked at #55 in the UK charts.


Wonderman (7" Version)
Wonderman (12" Edit)
Wonderman (Acapella)
Wonderman (12" Backing Track Un-Edited)
Wonderman (7" Alternative Lead Vocal)


Monday, 25 August 2008

Black Box - Fantasy

From 1990, this was a cover version of Earth Wind & Fire's 1978 "Fantasy". The track performed well, reaching #16 in Germany, #5 in the UK, #3 in Australia and #3 in Ireland. For it's release the track was given a remix, and also featured "Get Down" which was in essence a dub/rap remix of "Fantasy".

Although Catherine Quinol (a.k.a. Katrin) appeared as the front-woman for the band, it was actually Martha Wash who provided vocals for "Fantasy" (as well as several other tracks for the bands debut album "Dreamland").


Fantasy (Remixed Edit)
Get Down
Fantasy (Remixed 12")


Sunday, 24 August 2008

Strawberry Switchblade - Jolene

From 1985, this was a cover version of Dolly Parton's 1976 hit "Jolene". An upbeat number, the girls put their own unique synth-pop spin on the song. Unfortunately it wasn't a huge hit, peaking at #53 in the UK charts. In my opinion though, it's a great track and one I would class as a Pop Gem!


Jolene (Extended Version)


Saturday, 23 August 2008

Jakie Quartz - A La Vie, A L'Amour

"A La Vie, A L'Amour" was released by Jakie Quartz (real name Jacqueline Cuchet) in her native country France in 1987, peaking at #30. In 1989 the track was remixed by Pete Hammond, and released in the UK on the PWL Continental Label. It would be her only appearance in the UK charts, peaking at #55. The b-side for the single was "Bye Bye L'Ennui".


A La Vie, A L'Amour (Original Version)
A La Vie, A L'Amour (Version Longue)
A La Vie, A L'Amour (PWL Single Version)
A La Vie, A L'Amour (PWL In The Cannes Mix)
Bye Bye L'Ennui


Corona - Try Me Out

From 1995, "Try Me Out" was the third single released by Italian dance group Corona. Although the public was led to believe that front-woman Olga Souza was the act's singer, the vocals in "Try Me Out" were actually performed by Sandra Chambers. Also known as Sandy Chambers, she performed vocals on the groups other singles "Baby Baby" & "I Don't Wanna Be A Star". Chambers also performed as vocalist on the other tracks featured on the groups debut album, with the exception of the track "Rhythm Of The Night" which was performed by Jenny Bersola.

"Try Me Out" peaked at #43 in New Zealand, #40 in Germany, #23 in Switzerland, #20 in Austria, #17 in Sweden, #11 in France, #10 in Australia, #7 in Ireland and #6 in the UK.


Try Me Out (Lee Marrow Airplay Mix)
Try Me Out (Lee Marrow Eurobeat Mix)
Try Me Out (Alex Party Cool Mix)
Try Me Out (MK Radio Edit)
Try Me Out (Lee Marrow Club Mix)
Try Me Out (MK Vocal Mix)
Try Me Out (Lee Marrow Trouble Mix)


Friday, 22 August 2008

Pepsi and Shirlie - Goodbye Stranger

"Goodbye Stranger" was the second single released from British pop duo Pepsi & Shirlie. It was produced by Tambi Fernando & Pete Hammond, and featured remixes from Justin Strauss. The track peaked at #9 in the UK charts in June 1987. The b-side was non-album track "Dreaming".


Goodbye Stranger (Single Version)
Goodbye Stranger (Extended Version)
Goodbye Stranger (Pop Stand 7" Remix)
Goodbye Stranger (Pop Stand 12" Remix)
Goodbye Stranger (Pop Stand Dub)


Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Sinitta - Hitchin' A Ride

From 1990, this was the final single released from Sinitta's "Wicked" album. A cover version of the 1969 hit by Vanity Fair, the track was produced by Ralf Rene Maue. It peaked at #24 in the UK charts.

The b-side "I'm On My Way" incorporated vocal samples from "Hitchin' A Ride" to make a new dance track.


Hitchin' A Ride
Hitchin' A Ride (Extended)
Hitchin' A Ride (12 Inch Remix)
Hitchin' A Ride (PWL Remix)
I'm On My Way


Pepsi and Shirlie - Heartache

From 1986, this was the debut single from former "Wham" backing singers Pepsi & Shirlie. The track performed well, reaching #2 in the UK charts. It peaked at #49 in Australia, and #78 in the U.S.

The following year, they released their second single "Goodbye Stranger" (UK #9) and their debut album "All Right Now". Three further singles were released from the album, "Can't Give Me Love" (UK #58), "All Right Now" (UK #50) and "Hightime" (UK #79).


Heartache (Extended Version)
Heartache (Dot & Daisy's Club Mix)
Heartache (Bonus Beats)