From 1989, this was the second single released from the "Workin' Overtime" album. Where-as most of the tracks from the album were Soul/R&B in their style "Paradise" took a different route and was a (perhaps surprisingly) great modern dance song. It reached #11 in the U.S. Dance Charts but fared less well in the regular singles charts peaking at #61 in the UK. The 12 Inch and Maxi-singles featured remixes from Shep Pettibone and Robin Goodfellow.
Paradise (Album Version)
Paradise (Shep's 7" Remix)
Paradise (Shep's Exotic Mix)
Paradise (Shep's Desert Island Dub)
Paradise (Robin Goodfellow Mix)
Monday, 29 September 2008
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
From 1988, this was the first single released from Kim Wilde's "Close" album. Although only a minor hit in Wilde's native UK, it was a Top 20 success throughout Europe and marked the beginning of a very successful year for the star — during which she would have a best-selling album, several more successful singles and support Michael Jackson on the European leg of his tour.
The original version of "Hey Mister Heartache" featured vocals by Junior Giscombe (with whom Wilde had previously duetted on a hit the previous year). However, this part of the song was edited out for the single version. The song was also extended for the 12" and CD-single formats, and a second 12" featuring a remix by Kilowatt was also released in the UK.
The track peaked at #96 in Australia, #31 in the UK, #37 in the Netherlands, #22 in Ireland, #14 in Denmark, #13 in Germany, #12 in Switzerland, #7 in Italy, #6 in Sweden and #3 in Norway.
Hey Mister Heartache (Album Version)
Hey Mister Heartache (12" Mix)
Hey Mister Heartache (7" Kilowatt Mix)
Hey Mister Heartache (12" Kilowatt Mix)
From 1986, "My Favourite Waste Of Time" was taken from Owen Paul's "As It Is" album. The track was a cover version of a song that was originally written and recorded by American singer-songwriter, Marshall Crenshaw.
"My Favourite Waste Of Time" peaked at #3 in the UK Charts. Owen Paul released three further singles from the album, "Pleased To Meet You" (UK #78), "One World" (UK #87) and "Mad About The Girl" (UK #92).
My Favourite Waste Of Time
My Favourite Waste Of Time (Jumbo Mix)
Just Another Day
Wednesday, 17 September 2008
This was the first single released from Opus III's second album 'Guru Mother'. Featuring vocalist Kirsty Hawkshaw, the group had a huge hit in 1992 with "It's A Fine Day" (UK #5) and less success with the second single "I Talk To The Wind" (UK #52).
An uplifting dance track, "When You Made The Mountain" featured remixes from Paul Gotel, Well Hung Parliament, and Marc Kinchen. The single wasn't a huge success, peaking at #71 in the UK charts in June 1994.
When You Made The Mountain (Opus Three Original Edit)
When You Made The Mountain (Opus Three Original Mix)
When You Made The Mountain (Paul Gotel Club Mix)
When You Made The Mountain (Well Hung Parliament Adventure)
When You Made The Mountain (MK Mix)
When You Made The Mountain (Afro Cuban Trance Edit)
Thursday, 4 September 2008
From 1989, this was the 4th single released from the album "Anywayawanna". Featuring Betty Boo on vocals, the track peaked at a respectable #7 in the UK charts. The Beatmasters would go on to work with Betty Boo again, producing her first solo single "Doin' The Do" in 1990.
Hey DJ / I Can't Dance (To That Music You're Playing) (7" Mix)
Hey DJ / I Can't Dance (To That Music You're Playing) (12" Mix)
Hey DJ / I Can't Dance (To That Music You're Playing) (Dub)
Tuesday, 2 September 2008
From 1987, this was the first single released from Jellybean's "Just Visiting This Planet" album. The track featured the vocals of Steven Dante, who had briefly entered the UK charts in 1986 with "Give It Up For Love", peaking at #78.
Teaming up with Jellybean proved worthwhile and provided a hit single for them both. "The Real Thing" peaked at #13 in the UK, and #82 in the US. Dante had three other minor hit singles, - "I'm Too Scared" (UK #34, July 1988), "Imagination" (UK #76, October 1988) and "Love Follows" (UK #91, January 1989).
The Real Thing
The Real Thing (12" Mix)
The Real Thing (El Barrio Mix)
The Real Thing (West 26th Street Mix)
From 1991, this was a cover version of 1976 hit by The Real Thing and was the 3rd & final single taken from Sonia's self-titled "Sonia" album. The song wasn't a huge hit, peaking at #13 in the UK charts in November 1991. For its release it was given a remix by Pete Hammond.
You To Me Are Everything (Radio Mix)
You To Me Are Everything (Extended Club Mix)
You To Me Are Everything (Album Version)