In 1997, Norman Cook (also known as Fatboy Slim) remixed a song by the band Cornershop. They had released it, but it was only a minor hit (number 60 in the UK). Read the rest of this entry
In 1997, the American group Buckshot LeFonque released one of their most successful singles. The band was found by Branford Marsalis, who played with artists like Miles Davis and Sting, and as a result of that, he wanted to play the styles of those artists in one. It ment a fusion of rock, pop, jazz, hip-hop and R&B (who could have thought these could be mixed?). The band was almost a complete orchestra, including some DJ’s. The song charted at number 5 in the Netherlands. Enjoy
Buckshot LeFonque- Another Day
A band which had a big influence on the music in the nineties and which should not be forgotten! Though their alternative rock is something you either like or dislike, I enjoy most of their work. This song was on their famous album OK Computer, and is made up of an inside-joke from the band (which has to do with the system of reincarnation in the Hindu-belief). It was a hit in the charts, reaching number 8 in the UK and number 14 in the US. It was officially released in 1997, but already in 1996 played live, when Radiohead toured (only for a short time) with Alanis Morissette. The rest is history, and it’s a mystical and somewhat mysterious sort of track, taking you in and making you realise you have listened to it after it has ended. Enjoy
Radiohead- Karma Police
A nineties song which has the best of almost everything in dance music: disco, house, and the nineties sound. It was a single of her third album, and it managed to become a hit in a lot of countries. For some people, this song is one of the best songs of the nineties, regarding dance music. I think I could agree on that one. The voice of Ultra Naté is great, and it’s a shame she did not have a lot of hits. So get dancing to this hit! Enjoy
Ultra Naté- Free
Some nineties today, from that very excellent year: 1997! The name of the Italian group, ICT, did not have anything to do with the computer business. It was an abbreviation for Inspiration Color Trash, hence the colourful cover of the single. The title of the song is Italian for “being touched”. I do not think too much about that: it’s Italian and I don’t speak Italian, so I enjoy the summer sounds of this nice summer hit. Enjoy
ICT- Lasciati Tentare
A Dutch danceformation from the nineties today. In 1997 they had a big summerhit with Fiësta, which would be their only hit. Until they decided to remix the thing, together with another group, in 2003 and name it differently: Summer Jam 2003. Again they rose in the charts, having another summerhit. Today we are going to have a little party with this hit. Enjoy
The Sunclub- Fiësta
Oh, how this band fooled me! They are a great band, made lots of great dance music, and I always thought: they are French. I mostly made this up, because of the single Encore Une Fois. How French can it be? But nothing like French is in there. They are German, like lots of great dance artists are. And they made a great song in my birth year, 1997. Enjoy
My testweek is coming up soon (this week Wednesday) and rather than to stress for it, I relax. Stressing will mean bad results and less work done. For relaxation, I could put on Enigma with Sadeness, maybe I will tomorrow, but today I have a long forgotten band from the nineties to relax. Come to rest with
Air- All I Need
When I was looking for some information on this song, I saw the date of release: April 15, 1997. Just one day before I was born! Actually I was thinking it was from the early nineties, but that turned out to be the complete different side. The message is something which mostly gets lost with singing along with the MMMBop, etc…
So what do they want to say? Friendships come and go in a MMMBop, so in a short time. Hold on to friendships! That’s basically the message. And there’s more: they made a whole list of albums, but I only know them from this song, as one-hit wonders. Again, I’m wrong. Again? Yes, I had the same with Akcent. But let’s keep to this song. Enjoy:
I quite like this summer song. Not only is it nineties from my birthyear (1997), it’s a cool song, too.
And you can sing along, or at least, I do: Alaaaaaneeeee.
Something like that. But I suppose you don’t want to hear that live. Nobody does.
I am not entirely sure, but I think Wes was one of those one-day flies. One hit and you never hear of them again. Wes had some later singles, but they didn’t end high in the charts.
So, this one hit of Wes, Alane, ended on a good place 14.
Number 14: Wes-Alane
This is a song with some history. Let’s start with the original release of the single in 2001. I suppose, although I’m not sure, that it became no hit.
However, never give up: in 2003 the single was released again, this time with a lot of success. By the way: that’s the reason for the 2003 after Summer Jam.
In the song, the Underdog Project used several samples from the Sunclub, from the hit Fiesta. This song was released in 1997.
And all this history together made it to a big summer hit, which is on number 17 in the Summer Song Of The Day Top 20!
Number 20: Underdog Project vs The Sunclub- Summer Jam 2003