Sunday, 31 May 2009

Adventures In Babysitting Soundtrack

From 1987, this is the soundtrack to the comedy movie "Adventures In Babysitting". Written by David Simkins, directed by Chris Columbus, and starring Elisabeth Shue, Bradley Whitford, Maia Brewton, Anthony Rapp, Penelope Ann Miller, Keith Coogan, and a brief cameo by blues singer/guitarist Albert Collins. Although it is set in Oak Park and Chicago, Illinois, with much of the action taking place in the city itself, the movie was filmed primarily in Toronto.

The film centers around Chris Parker , a high school senior, who agrees to babysit Sara Anderson after her boyfriend Mike Toddwell cancels their anniversary date. Sara's older brother Brad , who has a crush on Chris, decides to stay home and hang around. When Chris' friend Brenda calls from a Chicago bus station, having made a failed attempt to run away from her family, Chris reluctantly takes Sara, Brad, and Brad's sex-obsessed best friend Daryl Coopersmith from their safe suburban surroundings into the city to rescue her. A flat tire on the highway with no spare and Chris' realization that she has failed to bring her purse launches the group into a series of unlikely predicaments, including detainment by a car theft ring (from which Daryl steals a Playboy magazine filled with incriminating notes), pursuit by the criminals, a blues club where they're forced (by Albert Collins) to sing of their ordeal before leaving, a gang fight on a train which leaves Brad slightly injured (as well as a moment at a hospital where the others are briefly led to believe Brad is dead), and a final incident with their pursuers on the Smurfit-Stone Building in Chicago.


The Crystals - Then He Kissed Me
Percy Sledge - Just Can't Stop
The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
Southside Johnny & the Ashbury Jukes - Expressway To Your Heart
Koko Taylor - Evil (Is Going On)
Albert Collins feat Elisabeth Shue - Babysitting Blues
Edwin Starr - 25 Miles
Muddy Waters - The Blues Had A Baby And They Named It Rock And Roll
Iggy Pop - Real Wild Child (Wild One)
Junior Walker & The All Stars - What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)
Sam Cooke - Bring It On Home To Me
Southside Johnny - Future in Your Eyes


Friday, 22 May 2009

Take That - Could It Be Magic

From 1992, this was a cover version of the 1975 Barry Manilow hit. The song was the final single released from the "Take That & Party" album. At the time, it gave the group their biggest hit to date, peaking at #3 in both the Irish & UK singles chart. It also hit #42 in France, #37 in Germany, #30 in Sweden, and #30 in Australia. The track was remixed by the Rapino Brothers.


Could It Be Magic (Rapino Radio Mix)
Could It Be Magic (Deep In Rapino's Club Mix)
Could It Be Magic (Acappella)
Could It Be Magic (Ciao Baby Mix)
Could It Be Magic (Rapino Dub)
Could It Be Magic (Paprazzo Mix)
Could It Be Magic (Deep In Rapino's Dub)
Could It Be Magic (Club Rapino Mix)


Tina Turner - Whatever You Want

From 1996, this was the 2nd single to be released from Tina Turner's "Wildest Dreams" album (the first being the Bond theme "Goldeneye"). Written by US singer/songwriter Taylor Dayne, the songs performance on the charts varied around the world. It peaked at #100 in Australia, #58 in Germany, #36 in Sweden, #27 in Austria, #23 in the UK, #18 in Switzerland, #16 in New Zealand, #9 in Finland, #5 in Italy, #4 in Poland, and #2 in Spain.

The song was given dance remixes from Todd Terry, and also Arthur Baker. The music video was directed by Stéphane Sednaoui and it features Tina Turner with futuristic special effects surrounding her. The special effects become more vigorous as the song progresses.


Whatever You Want (Album Version)
Whatever You Want (Alternative Mix)
Whatever You Want (Extended Version)
Whatever You Want (Todd Terry Edit)
Whatever You Want (Todd Terry Mix)
Whatever You Want (Massive Jungle Mix)


Thursday, 21 May 2009


Just for fun. A compilation of some of the best (worst?) cheesy songs. Songs so bad...that they're great! Featuring such classics as Agadoo, The Birdy Song, Star Trekkin', and many more!! :D


Aneka - Japanese Boy
Tight Fit - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Brotherhood Of Man - Save Your Kisses For Me
Joe Dolce - Shaddap You Face
Captain Sensible - Happy Talk
Black Lace - Agadoo
Bucks Fizz - Making Your Mind Up
Keith Harris & Orville - I Wish I Could Fly
Renee & Renato - Save Your Love
The Wurzels - Combine Harvester (Brand New Key)
Ottawan - Hand Up (Give Me Your Heart)
Russ Abbot - Atmosphere
Black Lace - I Am The Music Man
Ottawan - D.I.S.C.O.
The Nolans - I'm In The Mood For Dancing
Spitting Image - The Chicken Song
The Tweets - The Birdy Song
Patrick McNee & Honor Blackman - Kinky Boots
Black Lace - Superman
The Firm - Star Trekkin'
Mr Blobby - Mr Blobby
Bombalurina - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
Black Lace - Do The Conga
Lonnie Donegan - My Old Man's A Dustman
Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers - Swing The Mood
Charles Penrose - The Laughing Policeman
Peter Sellers & Sophie Loren - Goodness Gracious Me
Bernard Cribbins - Right Said Fred
Damian - Wig Wam Bam

PASSWORD: cheese

Paula Abdul - Vibeology

From 1992, this was the fourth single from Paula Abdul's "Spellbound" album. A catchy little number, with some fantastic remixes, the song unfortunately didn't perform as well as had been hoped. It peaked at #46 in Germany, #19 in the UK, and #16 in the US. It did perform well in Cananda, where it peaked at #3.


Vibeology (7" Edit)
Vibeology (Hurley's House Mix)
Vibeology (Silky Sax Dub)
Vibeology (Hurley's Underground Mix)
Vibeology (Hurley's Underground Sax Dub)


Jennifer Paige - Crush

From 1998, this was the debut single from American singer-songwriter Jennifer Paige. It was taken from self-titled debut album "Jennifer Paige". The song reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and remains Paige's biggest hit to date, topping the charts in six countries in 1998. It reached #15 in Germany, #4 in France, #4 in the UK, and #1 in Australia, Canada, Latvia, Russia, New Zealand & Spain.


Crush (Single Version)
Crush (Dance Mix)
Crush (Instrumental)
Crush (Tiefschwarz Radio Edit)
Crush (Tiefschwarz Hollywood Extended)
Crush (David Morales Radio Alt Intro)
Crush (David Morales Alt Club Body)
Crush (David Morales La Crush Dub)


Jody Watley - Don't You Want Me

From 1987, taken from her debut album "Don't You Want Me" was remixed for its single release. The 7" single featured remix + additional production by Francois Krevorkian & Michael Hutchinson on both the A side and B side Radio Remix. The 12" single featured an Extended Remix, Dub and Acapella.

"Don't You Want Me" landed in the Top 40 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart the week of October 24, 1987, advancing from #56 to #40. The song would go on to peak at #6 on the Hot 100 and would (beginning December 19, 1987), remain there for three consecutive weeks. The track fared less well in the UK, peaking at #55 in October 1987.


Don't You Want Me (Single Version)
Don't You Want Me (Radio Remix)
Don't You Want Me (Extended Remix)
Don't You Want Me (Dub Version)
Don't You Want Me (Acapella)
Don't You Want Me (Ultimix)


Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Toyah - Echo Beach

From 1987, this cover of the 1980 Martha & The Muffins hit was the lead single from Toyah's "Desire" album. Unfortunately it wasn't a big hit and stalled at #54 in the UK charts. Follow-up single "Moonlight Dancing" fared even worse, not even entering the charts.


Echo Beach
Echo Beach (Surf Mix)


Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Sinitta - The Supreme EP

From 1993, this EP was a collection of cover versions of 60's Motown girl-group The Supremes. Sinitta had struggled to have hits during the early 90's. The final single from the "Wicked" album, "Hitchin' A Ride" peaked at #24 in the UK charts, "Love & Affection" had peaked at #62, "Shame Shame Shame" had peaked at #28, and "Aquarius" had failed to chart. Sadly, "The Supreme EP" fared no better, peaking at #49 in the UK charts.

Two of the tracks, "Where Did Our Love Go?" & "You Can't Hurry Love" were later included on Sinitta's 1995 album "Naughty Naughty".


Where Did Our Love Go?
You Can't Hurry Love
Stop In The Name Of Love
Remember Me


Toto Coelo - I Eat Cannibals

Toto Coelo (renamed Total Coelo in the U.S.) was a 1980s British one hit wonder new wave vocal group, masterminded by producer Barry Blue. The original members were the singers Anita Mahadervan, Lacey Bond, Lindsey Danvers, Ros Holness (daughter of TV host Bob Holness) and Sheen Doran.

In 1982 the group had their biggest hit, "I Eat Cannibals". The song reached #66 in the US, #38 in New Zealand, #8 in the UK, and #4 in Australia. An album "Man O'War" was released, along with further singles "Dracula's Tango/Mucho Macho" (1982), "Milk From The Coconut" (1983), "Girl's Night Out" (1985), and "Gimme Some Lovin'" (1985).

Hot pot, cook it up, i'm never gonna stop!


I Eat Cannibals
I Eat Cannibals (Part II)
I Eat Cannibals (Extended Mix)
I Eat Cannibals (Dub Mix)


Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Oleta Adams REQUEST

A request from me. I'm looking for the following Oleta Adams b-sides/non-album tracks. If you can help, please contact me. Thanks!!

Let Me Be The One
God Bless The Child
Colors Of The Heart (Solo Version)
Starting All Over Again (with Shirley Caesar)
Moon River (with The Crown Project)
A Child Was Born Into My Life
Goodbye Yesterday
The Last Lie

I'm also looking for her 1983 album entitled "Going On Record". If you can help, please contact me. Thanks!!