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FlinterFile: Stef Bos- Papa

Stef Bos had his first hit in 1991, with an autobiographical song. Read the rest of this entry


FlinterFile: R.E.M.- Losing My Religion

This song started with a mandoline. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Kate Bush- Rocket Man


In 1991, a tribute to Elton John and Bernie Taupin was released. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: This Mortal Coil- You And Your Sister


This song startedas a B-side to Chris Bell’s single I Am The Cosmos. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Lonnie Gordon- Gonna Catch You


In 1991, Lonnie Gordon had a dance hit. She is from the Bronx in New York, but had more success out of the USA than in it… Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: Bryan Adams- Can’t Stop This Thing We Started


In 1991, Bryan Adams released the album Waking Up the Neighbours. While the first single (Everything I Do (I Do It For You)) may not have woken up the neighbours, this one would have done that. In the US it stuck to number 2, since Prince wouldn’t come down from the first place. The song did reach number 1 in Canada! Enjoy

Bryan Adams- Can’t Stop This Thing We Started

Song of the day: Extreme- Hole Hearted


The band Extreme is best known for another hit, namely More Than Words. However, I have heard that one a bit too much and like this (forgotten) song better. It was released as a single from the same album, Pornograffitti. The song would make it to number 4 in the US and number 12 in the UK. Extreme is a good example of a rock band which had hits with softer songs (they made some hard rock too). Enjoy

Extreme- Hole Hearted

Song of the day: Tom Cochrane- Life Is A Highway

tom cochrane life is a highway

In 1991, Tom Cochrane released his album Mad Mad World. On this album, one song became a hit. Number one in Canada and number 6 in the US, it would be Tom’s best known song. The song would later be used in a cover version on the soundtrack of the movie Cars. This version would make it to number 7 in the US. Enjoy

Tom Cochrane- Life Is A Highway

Song of the day: Denis Azor- A Li La

denis azor a li la

In 1967, a man called Jean Denis Azor is born on Mauritius. He will become known as the singer Denis Azor, who had a hit in the nineties called Ala Li La. It was a summer hit in 1991, fitting the genre segâ, which is a typical style on Mauritius. This was very popular in the summer of 1991, but since then we have not heard a lot from the man or the style, so I think we can safely say he’s a one hit wonder. However, he made this happy hit, and I would say: enjoy

Denis Azor- Ala Li La

Song of the day: Chesney Hawkes- The One And Only

chesney hawkes the one and only

A summerhit from a movie today! In 1991, the movie Buddy’s Song was released. Though the movie was not a smashing success, the song which was in it was. It is written by Nik Kershaw and performed by Chesney Hawkes (who also was playing a role in the movie). In the UK, the song peaked at number one, where it stayed for five weeks. Later it would become clear that this song would be the one and only hit for Chesney Hawkes, so he ended up as a one hit wonder. A nice detail about the movie: it also features Roger Daltrey of the Who. Enjoy

Chesney Hawkes- The One And Only

Song of the day: Juan Luis Guerra- Burbajas De Amor

juan luis guerra burbajus de amor

In the nineties, a Dominican singer had a summer hit. Together with his band, 4.40 (so this is not the time the record lasts) he made a record which was about love. Translated, the title means Bubbles of Love. In the Netherlands, this record hit the third spot in the hit charts, and we still remember it as a very nice summer record (although the clip features a lot of rain). Enjoy

Juan Luis Guerra & 4.40- Burbujas De Amor

Song of the day: East Side Beat- Ride Like The Wind


Oh dear! It’s Saturday again! That means putting on your dancing clothes and start dancing to the record I selected. Today, I’ve got a cover for you. It was written and recorded by Christopher Cross in 1980. This version went up in the American chart, but was kept from the first spot by Blondie’s Call Me. This meant it stuck to a second place. The single was dedicated to Lowell George, who died in 1979. The song itself is about a Mexican man, running to the border. He is sentenced to dead, and if he doesn’t run that fast, he will die. A kind of Western, where the bad guy is trying to survive… The song was picked up by some Italians in 1991, who made a typical nineties dance version of the song. Once more it went up in the charts, but it didn’t reach the highest position. Get dancing to

East Side Beat- Ride Like The Wind

Song of the day: The Farm- All Together Now


If there are songs that can touch you, because of their music, this is one of them. A very political story, but with a good message: work together and you will have peace. Isn’t that a good message? And if that is sung by a beautiful voice, fitting music, a song has to become a hit. This was a hit. Listen to

The Farm- All Together Now

Song of the day: KLF & Tammy Wynette- Justified & Ancient

KLFTammy justified and ancient

If you ask me what great dance tracks are, I will come up with something like 2 Unlimited, Faithless and Snap!. But there was a British group in the nineties who did great work, too. I have started to discover their work, with Last Train To Trancentral and this song! What a good song: Tammy Wynette is a great singer, and then combined with the dance beats and the voice giving instructions, such as “Bring The Beat Back!”. The text is just rubbish, but who are they? Driving icecreamvans? What? Go to Mumu land with

The KLF & Tammy Wynette- Justified & Ancient

Song of the day: Mike & The Mechanics- Word Of Mouth

mike & the mechanics word of mouth

I heard the song on the radio this week, and I was completely overthrown. I had a complete feeling I was part of a crowd, watching a show by the band. It was the first song ever I have heard of Mike & The Mechanics, but what a song! Wow! I’m still speechless about the feeling it brings to me. Enjoy it yourself:

Mike & The Mechanics- Word Of Mouth

P.S. Further research has prooved I knew them of Over My Shoulder, but this is twice as good!

Song of the day: Shanice- I Love Your Smile


Sometimes you hear a song of the radio, and you think: wow, I’ve forgotten about that song! Mostly you have forgotten it because it was not good, but sometimes because you don’t hear it often on the radio. The second option is the case for this song. And I get happy everytime I hear it! Tutututututuuutuutuuuut (can’t do it right when I’m typing) Enjoy:

Shanice- I Love Your Smile